Hello Monday {and Septmeber Giveaway}

Hello Monday {on Tuesday}!

Hello to a very FULL weekend … which is why I needed Monday as an extra weekend day.

In addition to all of our ‘normal’ weekend activities {soccer, napping, relaxing, church} we added in a lovely afternoon/evening celebrating my in-laws and their FIFTY years of marriage. Wow!! What an example and testimony to the sacred union of marriage. It is not lost on me the blessing of two sets of parents who have made the choice over and over to stay TOGETHER.

I’m also saying hello to a quieter week on the blog, but a busier week prepping for the holidays. My summer of freedom didn’t help me get a lot of prep work done … when I start to panic, I take a deep breath and talk myself down, reminding myself over and over about what has the most value in this life. Time with my family will always have more value than a business. That’s just that. So I take another deep breath and just do what I can!

Let’s say hello to this month’s Happy Bundle giveaway!
A great friend {who also loves to sew and quilt} happened to receive a duplicate plate from Sweetwater. She kindly offered it to me to put in one of my monthly giveaways {which she happened to win in August}. Well truth be told, I wanted to keep it for me … I mean come on, it is too cute … but instead, I got over myself and decided to use it for the inspiration for this month’s bundle. Red, Black & White remains a classic and winning combination of colors.

{This bundle is put together by me with my own funds (with the exception of any sponsored items listed) and will be shipped by me to one very happy you!} 

Let’s take a closer look at what you could win::

1. Mama Said Sew plate by Sweetwater {gifted by Tracy} / 2. Baker’s Twine & Tags / 3. Julep nail polish in Catherine / 4. Tissue Holder

This month’s bundle features TWO wonderful sponsors::

$25 shop credit
{from sponsor, Ellieoh Designs} 

Mama Said charm pack
{from sponsor, Southern Fabric} 

Next week I’ll share more about these two wonderful shops.

Giveaway ends Saturday, September 22 / Winner will be announced on Monday, September 24.

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**If you’re interested in sponsoring a future Happy Bundle Giveaway, please send me an e-mail for more information. I’m currently booked through October, but am happy to schedule you for the next available month.**     


  1. I love the cooler weather. Its such a relief from hot sweaty summer days :)

  2. love opening up the windows & turning down the Air Conditioning!

  3. I love choosing and buying cardigans for Autumn :)

  4. One thing I love about fall is football!

  5. I love the fall colors on the mountainsides!

  6. I love going to the pumpkin patch and all the “fall” spices and getting to cozy up with a nice homemade blanket!

  7. Fall is by far my favorite season. I adore everything that comes with this time of year…the crisp weather, the smell and taste of pies and breads in the oven, the red and orange leafy colors, and the chance to break out my sweaters.

  8. I love the colours and the cooler mornings!

  9. I love the changing tree colors, apples, and butternut squash!

  10. Being able to bake because it’s not as hot!

  11. What I love most about fall is being able to go outside and enjoy nature without becoming a hot and sweaty mess of humidity. Of course, we won’t have fall here for another month or so and it will be short, but that makes us Floridians appreciate it even more!

  12. I love the colors of the trees …. :)

  13. I love all the colors of fall.

  14. Pumpkins! Apple cider! Sleeping with the windows open… Quilts!

  15. Pumpkins! Apple cider! Sleeping with the windows open… Quilts!

  16. I love the fall leaves!

  17. I love everything about Fall. The cooler temps/wearing layers/colorful leaves and my Anniversary :)

  18. I love Pumpkin Chai Latte’s from my favorite tea shop.

  19. The weather, it’s just so perfect and crisp!!

  20. i love throwing on a sweater with my shorts.

  21. I love the cooler weather and cozy sweaters, and the smell of wood burning in the fireplace.

  22. I love the cool weather and the leaves changing. Also, I’m excited to visit an apple orchard with family this weekend.

  23. I love turning off the AC and sleeping with the windows open!

  24. I love going to the apple orchard and then making apple crisp with the apples we pick :)

  25. I love the turning of the trees and seeing all the deer come into town (to escape hunters). I love the smell of a wood stove burning and curling up on the couch with apple cider and my puppies.

  26. i love getting to eat pumpkin flavored everything!

  27. The colors! I live in Utah and driving through the canyons in the fall looks like Fruity Pebbles, it’s beautiful!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  28. Racquel s says:

    The smells,the colors and sweaters!

  29. I love the changing colors, pumpkins, apples, donuts and cider!

  30. I love the smell of cool crisp air and opening up the windows to get fresh air in

  31. I love cider and donuts at the local apple cider mill.

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  32. I love the smell of Autumn and the changing leaves!

  33. I love that fall brings my birthday and a trip to visit my best friend,

  34. I love the cooler weather and the changing leaves.

  35. I love turning off the air conditioning and having a breeze of fresh air coming into the house. I love having to bring jackets when we leave the house.

  36. I love all the pumpkin treats!

  37. I love orange pumpkins the the colorful leaves of fall.

  38. I love cozy homecooking again, baking, and the smells that fill the home because of it :)

  39. I love the crisp cool air and we do have a little here in Texas today. I sat and rocked on my front porch.

  40. The crisp mornings, the change in the light during the day, the colors, the earlier time for sunset…just love fall!

  41. I love the pies. thanks for the chance!

  42. I love pumpkin everything.

  43. I love pumpkin everything.

  44. Football, the colors, and the cooler weather allowing me to use my oven more!!

  45. I love the warm days & cool nights, sweaters, soups and apple cider. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  46. We live at a summer camp so I love the peace and quiet of Autumn.

  47. I love pumpkins and the smell of fall leaves!

  48. I love the wind and the scents in the air: woodsmoke, spices, and baking in the oven!

  49. I love the cooler mornings, pumpkin lattes, the changing colors of leaves just to name a few.

  50. I love the cooler air, walking through the leaves, finding conkers,getting out the wool to knit a new beret,bonfires burning, and beautiful foliage.

  51. Hmmm…I love the smells, the nip in the air, and pulling out the cardigans!

  52. Anonymous says:

    I love the cooler weather, thick socks, covering my porch in pumpkins and mums, and watching the leaves change. My absolute favorite time of year! Just wish it lasted longer.
    Amanda Guthrie

  53. I love the cooler weather, the trees turning , such an awesome sight, windows open and house full of fresh air:) I also get more sewing time with less to take care of outside:)

  54. I love the cooler nights-great for snuggling up in a quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing color and falling on the ground. Raking leaves and jumping in them. Pumpkins! Apple picking…. I love everything about fall.

  56. I love color!

  57. I love the pretty colors, especially photographing them and the smells!

  58. I love the colors and the smells!

  59. I love the crisp clean smells in the air. And the leaves, although they are a lot of work, aren’t they pretty on the yard? Yes, I think so too. Thanks for a great giveawawy. Love that plate!!!

  60. the colours!

  61. For sure the lack of humidity! I love those crisp, cool, Fall days when you can open your windows. I also love a cozy fire, pot of soup on the stove, and a good book in my hand…heaven! :-) Trinity

  62. I love walking through the dry leaves in the woods and camping. This is the best time of year to sit around a campfire in the evening.

  63. I love the changing leaves and the pumpkins!

  64. I love spending every minute outside!

  65. I love the cooler weather (lower humidity helps during menopause!) & baking w/ Pumpkin and/or apples!!

  66. What I love most about fall is the opportunity to wear sweaters and layers! I’m very much over the heat of summer. Perhaps SoCal will get the memo soon. 😉

  67. What I love most about fall is the opportunity to wear sweaters and layers! I’m very much over the heat of summer. Perhaps SoCal will get the memo soon. 😉

  68. I love the change in weather. I live in a place where its cooler in summer than fall. I love fall the best!

  69. I love Pumpkins! Can’t get enough of them. :)

  70. I love waking up in the morning and putting on my faorite cozy sweater and drinking some coffee on the purch. I also love that fall is also football season!

  71. I love sitting outside at our barn, watching football with my sweet hubby, all wrapped up in a blanket… I’m cold he is in shorts!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

  72. My most favorite thing about fall is the changing leaves!!! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome stuff!

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