Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Lives Simply

Mother’s Day is just a few days away.

What do you give to someone who lives simply and doesn’t like clutter?

I love giving gifts but want to give gifts that are meaningful, thoughtful and won’t just clutter up my mom and mother-in-law’s home.

And, as someone who lives simply, gifts that are personalized and consumable are always appreciated.

Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Lives Simply

1. A Meal Out

Mom’s are always cooking and cleaning for their families. A meal out is a wonderful (and clutter free) way to celebrate your mom. I often say that food is my love language! And, I feel even more loved when I eat out and don’t have to clean up.

2. Personalized Jewelry

Bejewled Outlaw Bracelet

While I don’t own a lot of jewelry, I do love meaningful and personalized pieces. Bejeweled Outlaw is a mom owned business specializing in hand stamped jewelry. She makes cuff bracelets, leather bracelets, necklaces and more.

3. Personalized Photo Gifts

Moms and grandmas love pictures of their children and grandchildren. A photo canvas, photo necklace or photo magnet all make wonderful gifts.

4. Homemade Body Products

I love making homemade body products, both for myself and to give as gifts. Your mom would probably love homemade scrubs or lip balms made their favorite essential oil scents.

My favorite scrub recipe book – Simple Scrubs to Make and Give.

My favorite lip balm recipe – Homemade Lip Chap Recipe

5. Anything Lavender

Lavender Essential Oil

I love the smell of lavender. It is such a relaxing scent. Lavender soaps, essential oil, a lavender plant or lavender sachets all would make a wonderful gift.

Of Lavender and Lace sells beautiful lavender filled pillows and sachets.

Lavender essential oil would make a wonderful gift. It’s consumable, smells wonderful and can be used on burns, stings, cuts and more.

6. Books

I love to read. Books are such an encouragement in my mothering. They help me grow spiritually, manage my home better and teach me how to better nourish my family. This is a list of some of my favorite books and a few that are on my wish list.




7. A Handwritten Card

Don’t just sign your name to a card, take some time and write down things you appreciate about your mom and why you are thankful for her. I’m pretty sure this gift will be more appreciated than anything you can buy!

Do you have anything to add? What are your favorite meaningful and/or clutter free gift ideas? 

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale ends tonight at 11:59 EST!

Have you purchased your bundle yet?

If not, why are you waiting?

Are you waiting because you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything that is included in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?


You know what? It’s too much for me too!

So, how am I avoiding overwhelm?

By choosing the things that interest me the most and focusing on them.

I’m not worrying about all of the others that don’t interest me or don’t apply to my life.

My top 10 picks

  1. A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies eCourse ($99)
  2. The Healthy Home eCourse ($95)
  3. Project Organize Your Entire Life ($14.98)
  4. Lotions, Potions, Salves and Sprays eBook ($6.99)
  5. The Healthy Breakfast Book eBook ($12.95)
  6. From Your Garden to Your Family eBook ($10.00)
  7. Your Grace Filled Journey to Real Food eBook ($9.99)
  8. Homeschooling Day by Day eBook ($4.99)
  9. The Heart of Simplicity eBook ($9.99)
  10. Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results (BONUS Craftsy class) ($39.99)

My top 10 picks alone have a value of $303.88 which make the $29.97 for the bundle worth every penny.

Focus on the eCourses and eBooks that interest you the most and don’t let all the rest leave you feeling overwhelmed!


Are you waiting because you already own several of the eBooks that are included?

Did you know you can gift the Books you already own, don’t apply to your season of life or you’re not interested in?

As long as you delete them from your computer (to honor the copyright), you can gift the eBooks you already own or won’t read!

To gift, you could print the eBook out or just email the recipient the file.

I have given several eBooks and printables from past bundle sales to friends and family because I already owned a copy or they weren’t applicable to me!

Are you waiting because $29.97 seems like too much to spend? 

I’ll admit I normally don’t spend $29.97 on anything ‘miscellaneous’. And, $29.97 is almost all of our monthly ‘miscellaneous’ budget!

[Now, if you’re on a tight budget and really can’t afford it, please don’t buy the bundle. I’m not trying to get you to go into debt for this!]

But, this bundle is such a wonderful value!

  • The Parents Guide to Natural Remedies eCourse is valued at $99. The bundle is $29.97. Most pediatrician co-pays are $20. So, learning from this eCourse could pay for the bundle if you don’t have to go to the pediatrician twice!
  • The books on motherhood have a value of $35.96. And, the encouragement you’ll glean from those books is priceless!
  • The simplifying and organizing books plus the Declutter Buddies eCourse are valued at $59.90. And, simplifying your home could earn you money (from selling unused things) and lower your stress level!
  • All but 3 of the Craftsy classes are priced $29.99 and up. I really enjoyed the Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results class and hope what I learned will help shave a few dollars off our our grocery budget thanks to our garden this summer.

Stop waiting and buy your bundle now before it’s too late! 

The sale ends at 11:59 EST tonight!! Don’t miss out on the wonderful value of this bundle!



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Our family has avoided sick visits for over 2 years.

Now, I’m not trying to say we’re super healthy and never get sick, we’ve had our fair share of sickness during these past 2 years.  We’ve had colds, congestion, coughs, rashes and a couple awful stomach bugs but all of these ailments have been treated naturally at home.

Through our natural methods we’ve avoided major illnesses and over the counter medicines and haven’t had to visit a doctor for illness or be placed on antibiotics.

We’ve treated our ailments with rest, nourishing foods, essential oils, hydration, cell salts, apple cider vinegar, fermented cod liver oil and other methods, depending on the ailment.

While I have been treating my family naturally for a couple of years now, I still have so much to learn!

Natural Remedies

I wanted to share with you about an eCourse I’m currently taking called ‘A Parents Guide to Natural Remedies’. It’s about learning how to naturally treat fevers, coughs, bugs, rashes, boo boos and more.

I’ve already learned some new methods of naturally treating sickness just after the first two sessions! I’m really looking forward to applying my new knowledge in treating my family and hopefully we can continue to avoid sick visits.

‘A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies’ is normally priced at $99 but is part of a bundle sale going on this week.

So, for $29.97, you’ll get this $99 eCourse (plus many more eBooks, eCourses, printables and some bonuses)!!


This Natural Remedies eCourse alone makes the entire bundle worth the $29.97!  

Click here to find out more information about everything that’s included in the bundle.

* If you order The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through Intentionally Simple, I’ll send you a FREE digital copy of my newest, not yet released resource: Declutter – A Workbook to Rid Your Life of Excess. To redeem the offer for my Declutter book, forward me a copy of your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle receipt to

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9 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers_m

I’ve been cloth diapering for 5 years now! I love cloth diapering and am so glad I decided to use cloth diapers when I was expecting my first baby.

9 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers 

1. Saves Money

Cloth diapering saves money. After the initial investment of $100 to $500 in cloth diapers, you only need to budget for detergent. Cloth diapering frees up money for other household expenses.

2. Environmentally Friendly

Regardless of the method of diapering your baby, there is an environmental impact. If you choose to cloth diaper, you use water to wash those diapers. However, there is no waste going to a landfill from cloth diapering!

3. Better for Baby

Cloth diapering reduces a baby’s exposure to chemicals that are prevalent in most disposable diapers. There are chlorine/latex/fragrance free disposable diapers on the market but they are more expensive.

4. Prevent Blowouts

If you’re exclusively breastfeeding and use disposables, your baby will have blow outs. Cloth diapers do a better job of containing the mess (specifically up the back). After cloth diapering three exclusively breastfed babies, we’ve never had a blow out in a cloth diaper.

5. No Stinky Trash

We live in a rural area and do not have weekly trash pickup. We carry our trash to the landfill once every 6 weeks (thanks to recycling, cloth diapering, and composting, there isn’t much trash.) If we were using disposable diapers we’d probably have to go weekly due to the smell and amount of waste that the diapers would create.

6. No Worrying About Running Out of Diapers

If you’re running low on diapers, just wash a load. This eliminates those quick trips to the store because you’re almost out of diapers.

7. Cloth Diapers are Cute

Forget boring white diapers with cartoon characters printed on them, cloth diapers are available in bold colors and prints, making diapering a little more fun.

8. Your Child May Potty Train Earlier

Cloth diapers tend to make babies more aware of being wet since they don’t contain absorbent gels and your child feels the wetness more. This awareness may lead to earlier potty training.

9. You May Be Able to Diaper Subsequent Babies for FREE

All of our cloth diapers were still in good condition when our third baby was born so we had to spend absolutely nothing on diapers for her! (I did sell a couple blue diapers so I could buy her a couple pink diapers because baby girl needed a little bit of pink.) We’ve diapered her for FREE!

Want to Learn More about Cloth Diapers?

Are you interested in cloth diapering your baby but aren’t sure where to start?

You may be interested in my eBook, Cloth Diapers: A How-To Handbook on the Basics of Cloth Diapering. It is a guide for those who are new to the idea of cloth diapering, are full of questions and want to know the basics.



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This diaper cream is one of my favorites and it’s SAFE FOR CLOTH DIAPERS!

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*Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only. This giveaway ends Monday, April 27th at 11:59 pm. 

Giveaway WinnerThis giveaway has now ended! Congrats to commenter #6, Lindsey!!!

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