Thank you for your interest in Basic Care natural skin care products. We are a Christian company based out of our small family farm located in the heart of Minnesota. Using all natural and mostly organic oils and botanicals, we have created a line of products free of any synthetics, dyes or chemicals in harmony with nature and God’s good earth. “Every good and perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17). We thank and praise Him for providing the basic ingredients that make up our product line. After all, these are all His ingredients — all we do is combine them. Basic Care Products
Gilded Gears was born out of the love two sisters, Emily and Rebekah Sather, had for beautiful, unique jewelry – and a desire to make that jewelry practical and accessible for a wider audience.
We’ve loved Clockwork-style Victorian jewelry for some time, but most of the pieces we’ve seen in the genre tend to be either very expensive, or a little larger or more elaborate than we could actually see ourselves wearing on a regular basis. One day, after several rounds of staring longingly at pretty pieces of jewelry and wincing at the prices, or discussing how perfect one piece or another would be if only it were a little more like this or that… it occurred to us that, rather than simply standing by and wishing, we just might try our hand at making some ourselves.
At first we hardly took the idea seriously. But the more we looked into it the more intrigued we were by the possibilities, and we soon realized that there might be something more here than just making a few pieces of jewelry for our own use. After all, we’d certainly sympathized often enough with others fans of the genre over wanting fun accessories like that, but just not having the budget for it!
So Gilded Gears was born, with the goal of making fun, unique, wearable jewelry at an affordable price. We work to create pieces in a style that is interesting and eye-catching, yet not so ostentatious that we would feel out of place wearing it for everyday use. It’s a style that’s very flexible: you can easily dress it up, or dress it down. It’s appropriate with more formal clothes for special occasions, or casual jeans and a t-shirt.
Handmade jewelry also makes a great gift for those people who seem to have everything. Since we incorporate a lot of watch parts and vintage jewelry in our pieces, most are impossible to replicate exactly—even when we’re able to create pieces with similar styles, each one will be different.
We also create custom pieces! If the item you want isn’t currently available in our shop, feel free to contact us about creating a similar piece for you. Prices may vary slightly based on the availability of materials and difficulty of the piece, but we don’t charge extra just because something is a custom request.
See these and many more unique items at First Fruits Designs.
The Lilla Rose flexi clip makes a unique gift! These clips are beautiful, durable, comfortable, affordable, and work in all hair types. They are also fabulous on scarves! Flexi clips are simple enough for daily wear and elegant enough for any special occasion. Shop for the ladies on your gift list here: www.lillarose.biz/yestheyareallours
For the Author in Your LifeThese days everyone has an author in their life. Give them the unique gift of a professionally made book cover. See these covers and many more at SelfPub Book Covers R. L. Sather’s Gallery For quotes on custom book covers contact R.L. Sather
Another idea for the writer in your life would be a gift certificate for editing or proof reading services from
I have been a freelance editor for eight to nine years now – it’s difficult to give an exact amount of time, because I was doing the work for various friends and family members for some time before I put a name to it. I’ve worked on a wide variety of manuscripts, ranging from essays to fantasy novels, from a book about how to sell on eBay to editing for an internationally-distributed homeschooling magazine for over a year now. I’ve worked with both professional authors and very inexperienced writers.
I can provide a variety of types and levels of editing services, from broad critiques and suggestions on early drafts to in-depth editing or final proofreading before publishing. When I send you corrections or suggestions, I will also offer explanations for why something should be done differently. I am willing to work on manuscripts of any length, from a magazine article to a full-length book.
Resume and references are available upon request. Contact me for details on pricing.
I am a member of NAIWE, which is the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. You can view my professional profile there.
A Good Book is Always a Good Gift
Follow our family as we attempt to be more proactive in the decisions and choices we make.
Does having your spouse’s undivided attention appeal to you? Planning weekends give you time to dream, to talk together about what you wish, or want, at a time when the other person is really listening.
Do you need a plan to keep your family moving in the direction the Lord is leading you? Perhaps you don’t know where the Lord is leading you. Phyllis takes you step-by-step through the process of planning a time together for your family to help determine the path the Lord is choosing for each area of your life. Her family has followed this format for over 12 years and has found that it provides the compass they’ve needed to plan and stay on course.
Check out our line of Purposeful Planning materials.
Dan’s Doodles are some of our most popular books. There are four books, each with a different selection of hand made doodles.
Here is what people are saying about them:
“This is cool! – Inspiring artists and non-artists to arouse their creativity… I couldn’t decide whether to give this a 4 or 5 star rating: on one hand I’d like to see a little more instruction, but on the other hand the illustrations shown are enough to demonstrate how to elaborate on a simple doodle. I give this one a 5 star rating because it can entice even the artistically challenged into making their own art.” Dawn Lewandowski
“These graphics are marvelous! When the need comes up, I’m going to look into getting this and others for gifts… so much more stimulating to color than some of the same old-same old coloring books. Could be used by all ages (ok I confess, I’m going to color too :D) & can encourage young artists to come up with their own creations. Thanks for producing them!!” Mrs. Meades
Check out all four of them. You can also get the first one, Dan’s Doodles I free for signing up for our weekly newsletter.
Every family has their favorite Christmas traditions. Those traditions include events, places, people, and food. This little book is about the food that our family associates with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
Christmas is like no other season of the year. For us, who live in Minnesota, it includes cold, snowy weather, hot beverages, and gathering by the fireplace for cozy evenings together.
It also means finding meaningful ways to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Keeping the real meaning of Christmas alive is the goal and all the other things are the “glue” that binds us together as we celebrate His birth.
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