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Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List!

I love the idea of gifts that are a “themed” bundle! They’re so useful, and you can get super creative with different themes! Here are a few I’ve come up with that you can make into cute bundles like in the picture. Feel free to put your own touch on these!


For the one who loves to cook –

Norwex cutting board. These are an awesome way to help reduce plastics in the kitchen. Molded from natural Rice Husks, the Norwex Cutting Board is an essential essential kitchen tool! Made from biodegradable materials, it’s easy to clean, and has an extremely durable composition to protect your counters from knife damage.

Fruit and Veggie Wash. Anyone who cooks at home often would so appreciate this! Naturally removes toxins, chemicals, and dirt from produce.

Kitchen cloth or towel. You can’t have enough cloths in your kitchen! I know the kitchen is where my family gets the most use out of cloths with so many sticky fingers always needing wiping!


For the Pet Parent –

Pet Towel. I don’t know about you, but I love having a separate pet towel so I don’t have to share mine with our horse-sized dog who loves to roll in chicken poop all day!! Your gift recipient will love having a BacLoc towel for their fur baby.

Pet Mitt. The Pet Mitt fits comfortably on your hand to help make bath time a breeze for you and your pet. Used wet, it gently cleans your pet, lifting dirt and hair up into the extra-absorbent microfibers. Great for wiping and drying muddy paws at the door.

Lint Mitt. Guys, this is a game changer. Especially for people with pets and all that hair! Such a quick way to swipe down any surface or clothes and remove unwanted hair. Plus, no more needing to use sheet after sheet of lint roller paper!


For any kiddo in your life –

Pet-to-dry Towel. Not only are these ADORABLE, but kids LOVE them and will have more fun washing their hands with these little buddies close by. Comes in 4 options – kitten, bear, pig, and tiger!

Norwex strawberry toothpaste. Kiddos love flavored toothpaste in my experience! Gift this to a child in your life and feel confident knowing this unique formula is free from artificial flavors, dyes and sweeteners. Cleans teeth naturally without the risk of ingesting harmful chemicals!

Kids Dusting Mitt. Okay, maybe this will end up being more of a gift to the parents!! The kiddo will feel special having their own special dusting mitt just like mom’s. Put this sucker on the child’s hand and let them run rampant dusting any surface they can get their little fingers on!


For someone who needs some nice relaxation  – 

Norwex Sea Salt Scrub. This stuff is AMAZING. Enriched with Dead Sea Salts containing 26 minerals, this remarkable organic-certified cleansing scrub removes dry, flaky skin, providing a smooth finish and velvety feel. The rich, essential oils inspire a sense of ease and relaxation. Contains no preservatives or perfumes. For all skin types. Guys, this will have you (or your gift recipient) feeling like they just left the spa.

Timeless Rescue Gel. An on-the-go lifesaver! I keep this stuff on hand at home for when my neck & shoulders need some love. The unique roller-ball application supplies a synergistic blend of naturally sourced and organic botanical extracts that work together to provide a mind-relaxing formula with a tingling sensation that promotes relaxation and a sense of calm. The Timeless Relaxation Rescue Gel is formulated with plant-based ingredients cultivated through organic farming. It comes in a convenient, travel-sized package that’s easy to use and easy to store in your purse, desk or car.

Norwex foot stone. Nature’s remedy for dry, rough skin. Like a pedicure at home!!


For a friend who hasn’t been introduced to Norwex yet – 

Envirocloth. It’s the everything cloth!! Maybe you think gifting “cleaning supplies” isn’t common, but I can assure you it will be appreciated!! After your gift recipient realizes how easy and time-saving these products are, they’ll be so thankful.

Window Cloth. Another of Norwex’s best selling products. These help get window cleaning done so quickly and without the need for chemicals! Give someone the gift of being able to rid their house of yucky toxins!

Dusting Mitt. This is used CONSTANTLY around my house so I know others would so appreciate it! Anything that makes dusting easy, fast, and effective is a WIN in my book!!


There you have them! My ideas of some cute themed Norwex gift bundles that I totally believe people will LOVE and be thankful for, for years to come!

Celebrating Advent in our Home

I just love this time of year! It’s just magical.  Especially when there are little kids in the home. I remember little glimpses of my childhood during the holiday season and how it felt to count down the days until Christmas with eager anticipation. I want this season to be remembered as a time of focusing on the reason for advent and why we are celebrating the Christmas cheer.

In addition to baking tasty treats, decorating the house, wrapping gifts and writing cards, we as a family do a few special family activities  from December 1st leading up until the birth of Jesus and we are still adding to the “Advent List”. Just tonight we were making a list of 24 things that we could intentionally plan as a family to plan to do to celebrate Advent. Some things included a Christmas sing-along, gingerbread houses, make cookies, drive around looking at Christmas lights..

This book has been a wonderful story to read to the children during advent. My 10, 8, 7, and 5 year old kids sit (while the 3 and 1-year olds tinker about) with listening ears while they hear about the hard journey of a boy, how he looses his parents to Roman soldiers and how he eventually comes to see baby Jesus. Everyday the kids beg me to read more after each chapter. After each chapter, we talk about the coming of Christ’s birthday and what that means for us. We have also read this story as well and love it.

We have two advent calendars in our home. One for mom and dad and one for the children. We typically put treats in the pouches but we’re going to try something a little different this year. My husband is coming up with a scavenger hunt and will put clues in each pouch.

It takes time and planning to develop a family tradition. I love hearing how other family intentionally celebrate this season! We have a choice of focusing on the gifts around us.  A heart of gratitude will change your life and the lives of people that you mingle with. If I’m not intentional about writing down the gifts in my life and verbally acknowledging them, then I miss out on what’s right in front of me.

How do you celebrate Advent? What memories do you have growing up that you appreciate and intend on continuing with your family?

October is my Favorite

Here we are!  Halfway through October with fall in full swing.  Don’t you just love the chilly nights followed by the warm sun, lighting up the changing colors and peeking into our windows.  (Unless you live in northeast, which likely has the sun blazing in all its glory above a thick layer of heavy clouds, but take heart – it is still there shining away).


We just went through all the fall/winter clothing for the kids.  It took a while, and fortunately we only needed about 36 pairs of pants and 28 long-sleeved shirts.  Praise the Lord that our trip to VA Beach goes right by the Williamson Outlet Mall.  Oshkosh had a door buster sale; buy one pair of pants, get two pairs free.


All of our windows are open.  Cold night air wafts through bringing our house temps into the 50s.  But the daytime air lifts the temperature into the high 60s.  These days won’t last much longer.  The kids have figured out that layering up is the answer, but where do socks go?  My oldest has lost all her socks in the heat of summer, and is now fraught with anguish for her careless treatment of the socks.


October is also one of busiest months for Norwex.  Parties are happening everywhere.  Thoughts of holiday guests and subsequent cleaning probably drive your thoughts to clean corners and shiny showers.  Maybe fear of the cold and flu season has you clutching your EnviroCloth and inhaling through it like a facemask during the SARs panic of 2003.  It could be that Norwex makes a great gift, and partying is a way to get incredible amounts of free products!  What about that whole get-dark-early thing that has us pining for companionship and connection when the sun sets and it is only 6:00?  Whatever the case is having friends over to celebrate this special time of year, panicked thoughts of visitors, or just a “late evening” to share the truth of Norwex, October is the time to do it!


Also, if you are looking for some extra cash, ask me about the business!  It is a very rewarding opportunity!


Don’t forget, take walks, snuggle, drink hot cider, plan for the holidays to keep the stress low, and clean like your life depends on it.

September Host Rewards!

What a lovely month the be a hostess!! Norwex is being super generous with their hostess rewards for the month of September. I’m breaking down all the September hostess goodies below!



Chenille Hand Towel – One of my family’s favorites! We have these in our bathrooms, our kitchen, all over! I love how it grips onto whatever you decide to hook it on (oven, hand towel ring, etc) so kids can’t pull it off and leave it on the floor.

Coastal Body Pack – These body cloths are great for removing makeup without chemicals. They also feel amazing!

Travel Pack – Now includes FIVE cloths in some beautiful new colors! These guys are always so handy to have while out and about, especially with cold & flu season approaching.

Envirocloth – The EVERYTHING cloth! You can never have enough of these around.

Lip Balm – Yummy Black Raspberry flavor with no chemicals!

Optic Scarf – This cloth will make your glasses, phones, iPads etc. so clear it’ll feel like you got a new pair!

Norwex Napkins – I LOVE Norwex Napkins. Such a simple and effective way to cut down on paper towel and napkin waste in your home.

Hand Towel – Another great item to have around the house wherever you wash your hands. Woven with silver, these guys remove yucky bacteria you might have missed while washing in the sink.

Bath Towel – My family really loves the bath towels. They also have silver woven in which prevents them from getting that stinky mildew smell that towels usually get after just a couple uses. You don’t have to launder these as often & they are super absorbent!

Bathroom Scrub Mitt – This guy is wonderful at removing bathroom grime in the sink, toilet, shower, etc. It has a super scrubby texture that helps lift off all the bacteria and ick that bathrooms harbor.

PLUS there is a shopping spree added to this package for anything in the catalog!!

So there you have it – hosting rewards for the month of September! I would love for you to receive these amazing gifts and Norwex your home for FREE, so if you’d like to book a September party, let’s talk about it today!

Making a HUGE Impact with just a Little Cloth (change)

Today I want to share about the AMAZING Counter Cloths! These cloths can be used just like an Enviro Cloth, but their main goal is to cut down (or completely replace) use of paper towels. These guys are great in your kitchen for so many reasons. They come in a variety of colors to match your own kitchen. The microfiber is textured in a way that maximizes the amount of liquid/food/dirt/etc the cloth can pick up. Anything that you usually grab a paper towel for, these guys can be used instead! They are even shaped just like a half sheet of an average paper towel used for wiping up messes – but these cloths pick up so much more mess, and bacteria, than a regular paper towel. Not only do the Counter Cloths do a better job cleaning (did I mention they remove 99% of bacteria using only the cloth and water?!), but they can really make a wonderful impact on our planet. Did you know 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used each year? That’s over 45 pounds of paper towels per person, per year. Holy cow that’s a lot!

My family decided to totally replace paper towel use with Norwex products instead, and the Counter Cloth is definitely one of my favorites in the kitchen. Maybe your family is not ready to completely stop using paper towels, then maybe you could consider this – 544,000 trees could be saved each year if each US household used JUST ONE LESS roll of paper towels! We can make a huge difference in our environment just by slowly replacing our habits. I challenge you to say no to at least one (or more) rolls of paper towels and use these awesome Counter Cloths instead!