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A Lyme Support & Awareness Gift Guide

Today I am beyond excited to share the creative work of some of the most fierce and lovely ladies I’ve been lucky enough to “meet” in the Lyme community. Their stories, talents, and vision all funnel toward the same positive message. And it is one of hope, courage, and compassion.

The wonder of the internet is that though I’ve never sat down and had coffee with any of these ladies, they’ve each had an impact on me. As they’ve shared their healing journeys and creative work, their strength and light have inspired and challenged me in some of the moments I needed it most. And I’m thrilled to share some love for them and their amazing talent here in this Lyme gift guide!

I’ve asked each of them to share a look at what led them to create their pieces, so enjoy hearing from the creators themselves!

Lauren Lovejoy
Lyme Warrior

Lyme Warrior Lyme Won't Sink Me V Neck and Warrior Bracelet

Lyme Warrior is a group of volunteers raising funds for Lyme research. With Lyme Disease being widely disregarded by the medical field, it is up to us to find a cure. It is one thing to fight for what’s right, but it takes amazing people to fight for what’s right while fighting Lyme.

You can find the Lyme Warrior shop here!

Melissa Cox
Lyme Don’t Kill My Vibe

Lyme Don't Kill My Vibe Unisex Tee and Flowy Yoga Tank

As an extension of my blog, Lipstick Warpaint, I created #LymeDontKillMyVibe, a hashtag primarily used on Instagram to spread positivity and awareness surrounding Lyme and associated conditions. The original design + slogan was created in 2014 almost 1 year after I was diagnosed with Lyme. At that time, there were very limited Lyme awareness apparel options that felt truly empowering.

I’m a huge hip hop fan and the slogan just came to me one day while listening to Kendrick Lamar’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” back in 2013. It became a near-daily mantra, and one day I decided THIS needs to be a thing. I now have a second edition design which was created in December 2016 with the help of my Lyme fightin’ entrepreneur friend Elise Graham. What I love most about Lyme Don’t Kill My Vibe is it encompasses both strength and community. There are over 25,000 posts on Instagram with the hashtag alone, and it feels like such a positive step toward reclaiming what healing means.

You can purchase them (with new items being added this summer!) at Lipstickwarpaint.org/shop or find me on Etsy

Kerissa B.
Tx Stitch

Lyme Disease Sucks Pin by TX Stitch

I never really felt like I was a creative person before Lyme. There’s something about being forced to be in bed that made my hands feel idle. I started cross stitching and created an Etsy shop and slowly expanded to have exactly 1 patch and 1 pin. I wanted to create something Lyme related that was simple but really told people that it’s not a great thing to have. Thus, the pin was born.

Kacie Fleming
Katya Valera Jewelry

Katya Valera Jewelry Rising Above Lyme Bar Necklace & Frame Necklace Collection

I’d been a fan of Kami’s RAL (Rising Above Lyme) phrase and shirt line since she first released the shirts a while back. Being the spontaneous creative that I am, the idea of collaborating with her for some RAL jewelry flashed through my brain one day, and I jumped right in and contacted her with my idea. Thankfully she loved it, and thus began a good couple months of planning and work!

Originally I envisioned frame necklaces that feature text images designed by Kami, and then I developed the idea for a piece that visually represents the phrase—the bar necklace. We then added a minimalist, very lime wedge-style piece, and the collection was complete. I’m so grateful to have gotten to work with Kami on this collection and to be able to help inspire and encourage others who are on a similar journey.

Shop Katya Valera here!

Chloe O’Neill
More Than Lyme

More Than Lyme Keep on Keepin' On Tee and Canvas Tote

No matter where you are right now, know that you are enough. No matter how scared you feel, know that you are not alone. No matter how often you feel like giving up, remember that you are strong enough to have made it this far, so why not choose to keep on keepin’ on?

Why not take all the adventures you’ve gone on, mishaps you’ve had, and pain you endured, and use them to create a full and happy life for yourself? A life where no matter how hard things have been, or are going to be, you know that tomorrow will be worth it. You know that you are worth it.

You know that you are enough.

Regardless of where you’re at, what you’re doing, or how you feel, remember that you’re more than your doubts, your fears, and illness that hides beneath your skin.

Click to shop MTL! A code that people can use for 15% off is SHAREYOURSTORY. 

Kami Lingren
Rising Above Lyme

Rising Above Lyme Tee and Graceful & Fierce Tank from Living Grace Shop. Click to shop!

Hey, that’s me! 😉 Last year I had the phrase “Rising Above Lyme” on repeat in the back of my mind. Partly because I think it’s so easy to find ourselves consumed by our health challenges. And understandably so. But I didn’t want my story to be solely defined as “sick”. So I created a shirt that would remind me that my life’s purpose and worth are not defined by my circumstances. Rather, by my conscious effort to engage my life in spite of them. And I wanted the message to inspire and validate others who were fiercely healing as well!

This year I added the Graceful and Fierce design, which I feel resonates so deeply with the essence I strive for. To fiercely love, heal, advocate and show compassion, but to also be gentle with ourselves and others as we live, learn and heal. And what a beautiful thing it is to embrace both in our lives.

You can find the entire Living Grace collection hereAnd use code RISING this month for 15% off your order!

Have you been dreaming of creating something to help raise awareness and hope? I hope this Lyme gift guide inspires you to embrace that dream and make it a reality!

Lyme Creatives Gift Guide for spreading Lyme disease awareness and support! Click to shop items created BY women healing from Lyme FOR others also healing!
Lyme Awareness Wear: Gifts and Apparel for those healing from Lyme Disease. Click to check out all of these amazing creatives!

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Enter to win this Holiday Prize Pack on Living Grace Blog!

A Living Grace Christmas Giveaway!!

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. But don’t worry, it’s at no additional cost to you!*

This giveaway has ended.

If there’s anything we can all agree on, perhaps it’s that giveaways are so-stinkin-fun. Amiright?!

The excitement. The anticipation. All of the FEELS!

(Can you tell I don’t get out much?)

I have been hoping these past few months that I’d be able to offer something this Christmas season for all of you readers to have a chance at winning. So many of you face your own battle with chronic illness, and many more may be navigating their own hard circumstances as we enter this next holiday.

We have connected here on the blog and on social media and your support has been such a gift to me this year. Without you, this blog would just be me writing words out into nothingness…so I truly value you being here!

Which makes me extra-very-excited and grateful to announce (as if you didn’t already read the title of this post, ahem) that I have rounded up a prize pack to send some Christmas cheer to one lucky winner!

[Insert me throwing sparkly garland around the room. It sounded festive.]

So what do we have for you, sweetums? Well let me just show you!

Enter to WIN this Christmas prize pack from Living Grace Blog!

The winner will receive:

  • One (1) Rising Above tee (your choice of Rising Above or Rising Above Lyme), designed by yours truly! (worth $19)
  • 10 Handcrafted Christmas Gift Tags from my retired craft shop ($7 value)
  • One (1) set of Holiday Cheer nail wraps by Jamberry ($15 value)
  • $15 Gift Certificate to my shop Eight Fourteen Designs

This makes for a total prize pack value of $56! All for one of YOU. For FREE. Are you excited yet?!?!

Here’s a little closer look at each item you will win:

Rising Above or Rising Above Lyme Tee

I first shared the story of this cozy American Apparel printed tee with you last month. In short, Rising Above Lyme reminds me that my value, talents, and purpose make up more of me than my illness. It represents the small and not-so-small ways that we dig deeper, find meaning, and look for the beauty in spite of the hard.

Rising Above in and of itself calls us to grab hold of the values that take us beyond the things that threaten to hold us down, the things that divide instead of unite. It gently brings us above hate, above greed, above discrimination. And into the freedom of kindness, compassion, and community.

These tees are fitted, so if you like a slightly looser fit (like me) you’ll want to size up. I typically wear XS/S and the one you see me wearing from time to time is a medium. There’s also a design available that’s a relaxed fit style by Anvil if you prefer that!

10 Handcrafted Christmas Gift Tags

A couple of years ago I was working my little hands like a madwoman, crafting handmade greeting cards and gift tags to sell on Etsy. I have taken an extended break from making and selling these, but I do have these beauties from my inventory just waiting to don your packages with cutesy little reindeer this Christmas!

Holiday Cheer Wraps by Jamberry

Aren’t these nail wraps so pretty?! They’d make such a lovely Christmas mixed-mani to wear this year and you can apply them yourself at home – all you need is a blow dryer! They have a beautiful sparkle to them in person.

Check out this Holiday Giveaway on Living Grace Blog!

This sheet of nail wraps includes enough wraps to give you 2 manicures and 2 pedicures, so you could even apply these with a friend or sis to be twinsies! 😉 A built-in friend date.

$15 Gift Certificate to Eight Fourteen Designs

If you like art prints and/or changing up your decor, my shop has a variety of creatively designed printables that are super easy  to download and print at home! They also make great, affordable DIY gifts for Christmas. With your gift certificate you’d be able to score 3 designs!

Win a Gift Certificate to Eight Fourteen Designs so you can get this print for free! Enter the giveaway at livinggraceblog.com - Ends 12/16/16
OR if you need help with business/blog design, I also offer that as well. My premade designs are a great, affordable option for giving your brand a new look (which you could get for FREE with the $15 certificate). Or we can start with a custom package to craft something that’s uniquely yours!

Looking for an affordable face lift for your blog or business? Check out these creative premade blog headers and logo designs at Eight Fourteen Designs!

The giveaway ends on 12/16/16 and you can earn up to six entries today and come back to earn one additional entry daily until it closes! So if you’re committed to getting all TEN entries, be sure to bookmark this page. 😉

A little shout-out to my readers that live outside the United States: I really wish I could open this internationally, but just don’t have the budget to do so this year. I’m planning to have one that’s for everyone in the coming months, though! Be on the lookout, dear ones. <3

Here are the deets for entering….

We have a winner! Congrats, Carrie! 

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