The 12 Days of Christmas on the Shady Grove – Meet My Generous Friends (Part 1)

I am so excited about the my HUGE Christmas giveaway!  I have joined with 32 Instagram businesses to offer 12 days of gifts for my follower friends!  It is going to be soooooo fun!!!!  Santa’s bag is overflowing with amazing goodies for you!

I wanted to highlight the businesses for you so that you can see what they offer and maybe get some Christmas shopping done!  Now is also the time to order some of their items for your home for Christmas!  I could not be more pleased with the quality of their work and their amazing customer service!  And on top of that, some of THE nicest people you will ever meet!!!

I will be featuring all of their giveaway items in my “Christmas on the Shady Grove” Home Tour that I will share on November 30th.  The 12 days of Giveaways will be December 1-12 on Instagram!

Meet some of my amazing and creative friends!  You can thank me later!


Visit Oily Bliss Website

 Hi! I’m Jill Parks. Many of you know me as @jillykay on Instagram. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two beautiful teenage daughters. I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for two years and absolutely love what they have done for my family and me! I am so passionate about helping others find optimum health and wellness naturally, that I work from home doing this and absolutely love it! I’m so happy I took a leap of faith and ordered my oil starter kit two years ago. It has been life changing! You can find out more information about the oils at my website.


Visit Down Grace Lane Etsy Shop


Pastor’s Wife-Mother-Teacher-Blogger-FixerUpper-Shopper-DIYer…A Result of God’s Grace.

9 years ago, I married a man who started me down the lane of loving vintage. I enjoy decorating with it and inspiring others to mix the old with the new. I also have an interest in creating art-from paper crafts to wooden signs. Together we have combined our efforts into this little shop.


Visit Simply French Market Etsy Shop



A little bit about ‘Simply French Market’.  I started the store in 2010 with just myself working and doing the creating.  By 2012, I was in need of some help.  What a better place to look was right next to me.  My husband of 25 years.  It took him a while to jump on board full-time, but it finally happened.  I had to eventually teach him how to sew and he does pretty darn good.  Yes, we work right next to each other all day, every day.  If that isn’t ‘love’ then I don’t know what is:)  I look forward to creating and growing as a family business.


The inspiration for Antique Candle Works stemmed from a love of antiques and candles. My childhood home was (and still is!) filled with unique antique and vintage items. These artisan candles embrace the vintage and antique vibe!

Each of our candles are hand-poured with love in Indiana. We use 100% soy wax and the finest fragrance oils available which makes for a clean and long burning candle Antique Candle Works provides a unique, quality candle that adds to your home décor while providing a long-lasting fragrance. We supply a candle that’s as exceptional as you are. -Brittany


Visit The Ruffled Rag Etsy Shop


My grandma gave me a great gift as a child by teaching me to how sew. I have loved sewing from day one and that passion only grew as I got older. So…… I decided to turn that passion and love for sewing into The Ruffled Rag. This has allowed me to be able to do something I enjoy very much and share the items I create with others. (Julie)


Visit Birch Landing Home Website


I’m Sarah from Birch Landing Home – I’m a wife, stay-at-home mom, crafter, and blogger living in rural New England.  I started my Etsy shop as a way to work from home, even if it was in a very small way.  I have eclectic tastes but am drawn to natural materials and rustic elements, which is reflected in most of my work.  I’m planning on expanding my shop in the future and hope to include more home and wedding decor.  A photo of my hand-etched ornaments was featured as the Instagram Favorite in the December, 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, a huge honor.

Attached is a photo a “Martha” Hand-Etched Snowflake Ornament, it’s the same design that was featured in Martha Stewart Living.  Also, some of my Birch Hand-Etched Snowflake Ornaments (each one is different like a real snowflake!)


Visit Art By Kelly Etsy Shop 


Kelly is a woodworking, DIY lover. She is a California native who loves her family and all things photography and wood.


 Visit Murchison Hume website


Murchison-Hume was founded by Max Kater, a mother of 2 boys, when her son developed allergic sensitivities to common household cleaning products and soaps. She made it her mission to develop safe alternatives. Being a former fashion editor, Max also knew the importance of a good dress, so she developed the products to not only be safe and effective but also to look beautiful. Murchison-Hume began in Max’s kitchen in Sydney, Australia in 2008. After a successful launch in Australia, Max and her family moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles to bring safe, effective, and beautiful cleaning to the States.
We’re offering an exclusive 20% off discount for all Life on the Shady Grove readers. Enter GROVE20 at checkout, and do some holiday shopping!
My name is Daraka and I am a stay at home mom to three little girls!  I specialize in hand burned wood, recipe cutting boards. Do you have a family recipe that was maybe written in your mother’s or grandmother’s handwriting? I take your family recipe and hand burn a copy onto a wood cutting board or wood slice. These make excellent as well as sentimental gifts for loved ones.
Each board is made to order and turnaround is usually 5-7 business days. Upon order simply scan a copy of y@our recipe and email it to me at Board size usually depends on the size and length of the recipe.

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Single OrnamentI’m Angie Hecht and I create beautiful unique handstamped vintage silverware plus I have a fun line of cross necklaces, key chains and Christmas ornaments made from our silverware collection.  I’m a wife, a mom, an empty nester and I love to cook and dance and I live in leggings!

The first item I ever stamped read, So Loved John 3:16 so this was the inspiration for my business name.  I know God has given me this little business not only to sell pretty silver pieces, but to also help others, especially within my circle of influence so for each item I sell, I give a meal to a homebound senior in need through the Meals on Wheels program.

My passion is custom orders because I realize once I create something “special” for someone, it’s very likely their heart will be touched and who knows, that little piece of “Silver Stuff” could even be passed from one generation to the next!


Visit Charlie and Ella Etsy Shop



Hi there…I’m Tracy. I have a big love for my BIG God, my wonderful husband and my 3 precious kids. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love…make fun and meaningful pieces to help make a house a home. I’ve always been more drawn to the time-worn and previously loved than to sparkly and new and I try to express this love for all things vintage in the detail and character of each sign I create.

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