Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

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Greetings, friends!

I‘m pretty tickled to let you in on some BIG news today. On October 3, my newest baby will be released into the world (and hopefully find its way to your home!).

Friends, meet this special little book called Simple Gatherings.

Simple Gatherings is about how to host a memorable gathering for friends and family. But don’t worry. You can check perfection and intimidation at the door because this book isn’t about hosting a Pinterest-worthy party.

  • Simple Gatherings is about creating an experience that will draw people together.
  • From preparing your home and menu to setting the atmosphere and table, you’ll find simple tips for hosting any event.
  • Learn how to help guests feel welcome and comfortable in your home.
  • Discover ways to spark connection and conversation so everyone feels at ease (including yourself as a hostess!).
  • Find featured gathering ideas, creative activities, and special touches to make gatherings memorable!


I’m thrilled to offer you a chance to get my entire ebook collection FREE! You’ll be able to download a bundle of ALL FOUR of my books in ebook format when you preorder a copy of new latest book, Simple Gatherings. Stay tuned at the end of this post find out how to get this amazing preorder gift.

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

This sweet book on simple hospitality has been in the works for quite awhile, but it is one I’ve been especially eager to share with you.

YOU are a big reason Simple Gatherings exists.

You see, this book came to be because you’ve chosen to gather here with me, on this blog. Many of you have been gathering here for over ten years! Some of you have just recently found your way here, but your presence is welcomed and treasured just the same.

Every time we gather here, I feel uplifted by your kindness. I feel blessed by your support. As I’ve gotten to know you, you’ve become my friends.

I look forward to seeing your name and thoughtful comments when we gather here as much as I look forward to seeing friends around my table. That is what gatherings of friends is all about!

So friends, I want to thank you for gathering with me here day after day, week after week, year after year. I feel like I am among friends. I hope you feel like you belong here, too.

Scroll down to find out how to get my entire collection of ebooks, ALL FOUR of my titles, in a bundle with a preorder of my new book Simple Gatherings! 

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings joins my four other books:

Love the Home You Have
The Inspired Room
Make Room for What You Love
Simple Decorating

(and of course, The Inspired Room Coloring Book!) 

You can find more about all of my books here.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m so excited to offer a FREE EBOOK BUNDLE with ALL FOUR of my ebooks to anyone who preorders Simple Gatherings! WOO HOO! Free books are my favorite.

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!


Here’s how you can get all four of my books in a FREE ebook bundle: Love the Home You Have, The Inspired Room, Make Room for What You Love, and Simple Decorating!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

1. Pre-order my new book Simple Gatherings from your favorite retailer. You can order Simple Gatherings on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can buy a copy for yourself, or a friend. Or order a few copies for holiday or housewarming gifts! Pre-orders help authors in many ways, so thank you for your support.

2. Once you’ve placed your pre-order for Simple Gatherings, go here to the Harvest House website to input your name, email address and the order confirmation number from your retailer.

3. Next, you’ll receive an email with a code and instructions for how to download all four of my books in an ebook bundle! If you have ANY trouble at all, just email my publisher at and they’ll help you out!

Simple Gatherings will be released on October 3.

Once you pre-order Simple Gatherings, claim your free ebook bundle of all four of my books!

This is really a sweet deal.

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

This growing stack of books is because YOU gathered here! <3

Simple Gatherings + four free ebooks!

Thank you for the support, friends. I love you more than pumpkin flavored everything (source: dishtowel).

Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends Instead of Candles!

Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends Instead of Candles!

I love filling my home with all the wonderful fall scents! Don’t you?

You might remember how obsessed I used to be with my fall candles this time of year.

Like, I really, really loved them. Sigh. I would smell all of the candles at every store, just to find the very best. I burned candles all the time.

But once I learned that burning candles and room sprays can release harmful chemicals into the air, I decided that I should stop using them. It just wasn’t worth it to me to risk our health. Womp, womp, womp.

(I still like to keep a few quality candles for those times when I just want the candlelight ambience, but candles really have become a rarity around our house now.)

But y’all. For awhile I just genuinely felt so sad that I could no longer burn my fall candles. :(

I know in the grand scheme of things, the loss of fall scented candles is not a real crisis. But I did want to create a healthier home for my family, and that’s a worthwhile pursuit. So I went in search of a better alternative.

Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends Instead of Candles!

A friend had been absolutely convinced that I would love Young Living’s essential oils. I had my doubts, but I trusted her enough to give them a try. I ordered a kit that came with 11 essential oils and a diffuser. I didn’t really get what they were all about at the time. I actually thought oils were kind of weird and couldn’t figure out why I would need them beyond wanting to try a few oils to replace my scented candles.

I regret doubting her now, ha! She was absolutely right. Essential oils aren’t weird at all and they’re so easy to use. I’m so glad I gave them a chance.

Now I diffuse essential oils EVERY DAY! I love it. And of course, I am thrilled to have all the yummy fall scents for my home (no toxic candles required!).

How to get essential oils:

>>Get the same kit I got with essential oils and a diffuser here<<

You will definitely want to start with the Premium Kit I recommend because it contains all of the “basic” every day oils you’ll need to truly change your home and life. Trust me, you will love it. It comes with THIEVES essential oil, which seriously smells like fall, and it’s the best immune supporter you could ever ask for. Plus getting that kit to start with gives you the wholesale prices on it and anything else you want, including some of those other fall favorites. I’m happy to help if you have questions!

You can also follow our very own wellness Instagram account, Pure & Lovely on Instagram!

Feel free to send me an email at with ESSENTIAL OILS in the subject line and I can help with any questions you have! I would love to help or just chat.

I hope you enjoy using these blends in your home! I’ve been diffusing the Pumpkin Spice blend pretty much nonstop this week and it’s giving me all the cozy autumn feels :)

What are your favorite fall scents?

Catch up on our Fall Nesting series:

20 Little Things to Love About Fall (video!)

Welcome & Free Printable Fall Art Print

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

How to Create a Cozy Collected Kitchen

Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends Instead of Candles!