You are so blessed! Just thought you should know. I’ve teamed up with a group of awesome, creative, and generous homesteaders to offer you an opportunity to win over $240 worth of hand made prizes. Since I’m one of the donors, I’m excluded from entering, and I have to tell you, I’d love to win this amazing package of JOY. My own Joybilee Farm natural wool dryer balls are part of this giveaway.
The draw takes place on Monday. You can’t win if you don’t enter! And who doesn’t want to find all these gifts in their mail box before Christmas. It will be like the 12 days of Christmas for the winner. And every one of the makers of these lovely gifts is part of the Homestead Bloggers Network.
Let me tell you about them. I work with an amazing group of homesteaders who blog at the Homestead Bloggers Network. Consider this an introduction to Homestead Awesomeness! If you are a homesteader who blogs, and you’d like to join our network and learn how to be a better blogging homesteader, be sure to send in an application.
If you don’t have a blog yet, feel free to peruse these blogs where you’ll find more help for your journey. Your bucket will overflow — guarantee!
And now on to the handmade holiday giveaway!
Giveaway Prize Value – Over $240
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Goat Milk Soap from Yonderhill Farm Goat Milk Soap and House. Barn. Farm. – $6 value
Yonderhill Farm carries a great selection of Goat Milk Soaps made by hand.. We use the milk of our sweet nigerian dwarf dairy goats to create beautiful, creamy, luxurious soaps for everyday use..
Peppermint Lip Balm from Green Eggs & Goats – $3 value
Hand-crafted products straight from our farm to you! We sell lip balms as well as honey and jams when they are available. We are also working on some feather crafts that should be ready to list soon!
Charcoal Felt Dahlia Brooch Pin from ktnunna Handmade Jewelry & Accessories and Colored Egg Homestead – $9.50 value
I started making jewelry when my daughter was just a baby. I began creating pretty little things for her and myself to wear. At the suggestion of my friends and family I opened ktnunna in 2009. I have been surprised and humbled at the support and encouragement I have received since beginning this little business. View the brooch here!
Fingerless Gloves-Navy with White Lace from Timber Creek Farm – $25 value
Homegrown wool creates Hand spun homemade yarns and accessories. The wool is from our sheep and Pygora goats and we also sell other types of wool and natural yarns. The accessories are handmade and embellished with vintage style lace and buttons to create a unique accessory. For the giveaway, we are donating a pair of fingerless gloves embellished with lace at the cuff. Beautiful and functional!
2-color Paracord Bracelet from Handmade by Blair and Survival at Home – $10 value
Hand sewn crafts and paracord gear made with love by the Blair family.
NOTE: This will be made to order for the winner. Winner will be put in touch with Patrick to select colors and size.
Natural Wool Dryer Balls from Joybillee Farm – $30 value
Joybilee Farm is a fiber farm and artisan studio located in British Columbia, Canada. Each product in our lineup is handcrafted from our own sustainable harvest, and will help you live the JOYful, fearless, creative life that lets you “laugh at the time to come.” Check out the drier balls!
Toddler No-Sew Blanket from Lil’ Suburban Homestead’s Etsy Store – $35 value
Hi I am KarenLynn at Lil’ Suburban Homestead currently we are selling no-sew fleece blankets! I have a beautiful toddler no-sew fleece blanket that we will be giving away for this wonderful Homestead Bloggers Network Holiday Giveaway!
NOTE: Blanket pictured and linked to is a larger size. This giveaway is for a toddler sized blanket!
Neck Pack with Eye Pack Included from Simply Herbs Country Store and Simply Living Simply – $25 value
We are stocked with a distinctive selection of individually hand-crafted and organic herbal products, and a few other products specifically chosen by me that I think you may like. Our current selections include Herbal Packs, Kat’s Herbal Teas, Goat Herbal Tea Soap, Organic Essential Oils and Herbal Kits! Read about the Neck Pack here!
Charlie the Robot Mug by MereWare and ImagineAcres – $25 value
I use a pottery wheel powered by my imagination to create monsters, robots, and gnomes out of clay. Some of these creatures are functional- in the form of mugs, bowls, and jars. Others are made for the pure fun of it, and serve as loveable pieces of art. Meet Charlie.
“Here Comes Santa” Vintage Hallmark Keepsake Ornament from Once And Again and Spring Mountain Living – $25 value
A collection of fabrics, vintage and handmade items – from the UP to you! See the ornament.
3D Abstract Pendant – One of a Kind from Ever Growing – $25 value
One of a kind 3D pendants & paintings, handcrafted with lots of care, intention and attention to detail using joint compound and acrylics. This pendant is 1 1/2 inches X 1 inch abstract yellow, green and silver teardrop shaped.
Feminine, Rustic Stacked Turquoise Bead Necklace on Antique Copper Chain from Original Organics — value: $24.
Original Organics features natural, earth-inspired jewelry handmade from recycled materials as much as possible.
In my shop you can find mostly earrings featuring wood, turquoise, and beads of all kinds, natural stone yoga/stacker bracelets, delicate necklaces, and antique spoon jewelry.
I also use 100% biodegradable shipping materials from EcoEnclose – being as eco-friendly as possible from my studio to your doorstep 🙂
Easy Rectangle Crochet Dish Cloth Crochet Pattern PDF from The Mind to Homestead (on Etsy) and The Mind to Homestead blog – $4 value
The Mind to Homestead carries pattern PDFs for the crochet patterns that I have written.
The Gardening Notebook cd or download from SchneiderPeeps – Value $10
The Gardening Notebook you will help you create a custom gardening notebook. With over 100 pages of gardening information and printables you can create just what you need to keep track of your garden. The winner can choose to have The Gardening Notebook on CD or instant download.
At Home Canning DVD from New Life on a Homestead – $19.95 value
In At Home Canning For Beginners & Beyond, you’ll get almost 2 full hours of step-by-step instructions on how to can fruits, veggies, meats, and meals-in-a-jar.
Every item here was donated by a member of the Homestead Bloggers Network and most of these great bloggers have come together to bring you a brand new holiday cookbook, Homemade Holiday Recipes – 80+ Recipes for Home-Cooked Holiday Magic and we’re including a copy as part of this giveaway. Please note that this is a digital product and will be sent to you via email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. Giveaway runs from Dec 9th through Dec 16th at 12:00am CST. Winner will be notified via email and given 24 hours to respond. Gift items will be shipped directly from the small businesses that donated them, so prizes will arrive in individual packages over a period of several days.
Diana Montgomery says
awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
So sorry for your losses. It takes a lot of courage to talk about such hard and hurtful times and I appreciate you sharing that. We don’t homestead, yet. For now, I glean and learn. Thanks for the links to all the other homesteaders. I really enjoy reading your blog and I’m sure the others will be fun to read and learn from. 🙂
Kari @ The Micro Farm Project says
Kind and wise words. Thank you!
Trace Smith says
Hi Chris, what a terrific gift too win…(xing fingers lol) I tell people about your past situations all the time , often, remembering them myself when I`m down in the dumps“ .This is the worst part of the year for me as for many persons we can learn a great deal from you and faith is a great help.I have been so happy that I came across your FB page and have been pro-active in learning various things..love the oil candle in the small mason`s perfect for storing ..animal care ..too many things to mention all here. I thank the Lord your path has brought you here and I found you , you brighten my day 🙂 Trace
Shelly Harris says
Thanks so much for this opportunity!! What a Blessing you are!! Have a wonderful Christmas!! 🙂
Thank you for the candle in the darkness Chris, I am so glad you persevered! Quite the fabulous giveaway from all of you!
Maryelizabeth Payne says
I greatly appreciate your posts and emails and love the information that you share through your website and facebook page. Thank you for sharing about this most delicate and difficult time in your life. I would love a surprise in the mail, for Christmas. I look forward to learning more from you and from the other homestead pages. Merry Christmas!
You and your fellow bloggers are amazing and generous people. This would make an amazing Christmas gift. Bless your hearts.
Angela Padgett says
Thank you for sharing this great giveaway with us (as well as your Christmas story).
Mark Holland says
I did not enter. I pray that whomever wins will be truly blessed by this. I apologize, but do not add myself to facebook or twitter. I really appreciated the email and the testimony you gave. It is very seldom people will open themselves up like you have done and I know that the Lord will bless you for it. I do appreciate and pray for you and Joybilee Farms. Thank you in Jesus name. Mark
Joybilee Farm says
Thanks for sharing your story, Chris. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It’s hard to believe how heartless those nurses were to you, but unfortunately, not impossible. I thank God everyday for the friends and family I have in my life.
Cindy H says
Thank you for the opportunity! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
would love to enter and would also love to contribute an item. is it too late to do that?
Joybilee Farm says
Please do enter. Yes, it’s too late to contribute but if you’d like to join up with the Homestead bloggers network, you may contribute next year.
I don’t homestead really and I kinda have a blog for my business (handmade jewelry) but that’s it. I can’t figure out how to enter.
Joybilee Farm says
Hi, Robin, there is a rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post. It will ask you to log in with your Facebook or Twitter account and then there are several options to gain entries. Now that I’ve said that, I’ll just pop in and make sure I didn’t accidently delete it. 😀
its showing up now, thanks
What fabulous gifts it would be fantastic to win something and brighten this year!
Thanks,it would be great to win!
Allyson McQuinn says
Thank you for your warmth and generosity. I would LOVE to win this offering in order to share them with others in need. Like you, I’ve had some very challenging times in my life for which I wholly use now in my work to help foster a space of meaning and transcendence for others. I hold a deep awe and reverence those of us who choose to brave “the darkness”, no matter how perilous, even during festivals of light. I feel such a kindredness with you and if I ever meet the policy makers who prevented you from having the comfort of your beloved bible in hospital, I would rip their heads off and eat it for breakfast, licking my fingers afterwards. Love, Allyson
Joybilee Farm says
LOL! No need. I’m sure they have their reward.
Thank you so much for the heartfelt sharing you do about your own life and experiences. You are a gift.
R Winklareth says
Thank you for email. I feel that your message is one that someone needed to hear today and I pray
that it will be a blessing for all of us. Many of us have a Norman Rockwell image of what we want
Christmas to be and instead of it being a celebration for our loved ones it becomes a dreaded season.
May we all be more kind to one another and give them grace.
We don’t do facebook or tweet or pinterest, sometimes giveaways let me enter with a comment, this one not. It is an incredible prize, jewelry, fingerless gloves, dryer balls, soap, lip balm, canning info, fleece.
I do thank you for your timely msg about dark place. I had three miscarriages in the 70s and didn’t grieve. I have a promise from God for twin daughters, never had high enough income for adoption. Thank you. Thank you for sharing this especially today. I am in sd today and my husband in TX and am struggling.
Joybilee Farm says
Bless you, Beth. I’m so sorry. I had 5 losses. But I was blessed with 3 children. No one talks about miscarriage and it makes it hard for those of us who suffer with the grief. Hugs.
Dee M. says
Wow! Now that’s a real prize package! Thanks for the opportunity.
Wow – what fantastic prizes! My 14-month old granddaughter would love several of these items, as would my sons, DIL’s, husband, and me!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
what a lovely thing to do. Homemade soap is always on my wish list and love the home made jewellery – to keep or give to my grand daughters.
thanks for the chance to win!
Molly R. Moody says
Thank you so much for such a wonderful contest with such lovely prizes. I believe my eight year old granddaughter would love the robot mug and the fleece throw/blanket would be fought over by the one year old grandson and the three year old granddaughter.
Karon Wurst says
Would love to receive this “Christmas gift”, as I am thinking there will not be any gifts this year. My husband has been out of a job almost 8 months. He just got hired yesterday at a hog farm. Now maybe we can play catch-up with the bills.