August 7, 2017

With Apologies To Summer...And Some Winners!

August is here! And you know what that means? Yep! Fall is not too far behind! So, with apologies to summer, and all who love it, I present some of the reasons fall is my fave...

Homeschool starts again!

This. Just this.

I'll let you know.

And this.

Cannot. Wait. For this...

And this...

And this.

They are coming, my friends...The three most lovely months of the year...

Ok. I'll stop now.

I suppose I should be kind to August too.
I mean, she is kind of like Christmas Eve.
Beautiful and fun...
The night before the best day ever.

We chose the winners of the 5th Anniversary Giveaway!
First up...

The winner of The Yankee Candle Twelve Days of Christmas Votive Set...

Susan! Congratulations!!!!

And the winner of The Philosophy Body Wash...

Chrissy! Congratulations!

Please email me with your information!

Thank you all so much for reading and sharing your lives with me. 
Have a wonderful week, my friends.


  1. Fall is my all time favorite time of the year too, and I so look forward to the colors, smells, bright blue skies and pumpkin anything!!!! Happy new week.

  2. Hi Billie Jo~

    Hehehehe . . . I love August too . . . for the same reason, I'm not much of a summer girl, but I love Fall!! Your post was so adorable, I could just see you smiling while you wrote it!

    Congrats to the winners of your beautiful giveaway! I know they will love your generous gifts!


  3. I am sitting with the windows open enjoying a fall tease. It isn't suppose to climb above 80 degrees all week. Yes! and thank you, Mother Nature! We started school today. Our first day of homeschool is complete and in the books. Looking forward to this new adventure!

  4. {{{giggling}}} someone have a thing for Autumn/Winter? I am so looking forward to the change of season as well, Billie Jo and share your thoughts. smiles

    Congrats to the winner and Happy Homeschooling. smiles

  5. Congratulations to the winners. Love Fall favorite time of year,our wedding anniversary and my birthday.I love looking back over your seasonal posts for inspiration and recipes. Thank you again for your beautiful blog.

    1. Emelia,
      Have you ever considered starting a blog???
      Something to consider.
      Let me know if I could help! : )

  6. I love this post! I am so ready for fall. I was just out smelling some pumpkin spice candles the other day. The last week in Kansas, we have had much cooler temps, and I am loving it. Bring on fall!!! Hugs. Juli

  7. Oh, yes! Fall is my favorite. I can't wait to decorate, and wear sweaters & hoodies again. My favorite :D :D :D

  8. I just got my copy of Magnolia magazine and in Jo's likes there is a pumpkin face wash! Who knew! I can't wait for pumpkin creamer.

  9. I will substitute August for November (Iowa November is typically dreary and wet and sometimes it even snows!) and then this is just perfection. My friend brought us some pumpkin bread last week... I am ready for pumpkin too. But first, Disney. Once I am back though... bring it on!

  10. Yay! Can I have your email? I'm looking forward to Fall!

  11. Oh my fri d you know how I LOVE fall but i just so t want summer to end...especially this summer. Isabella will be a senior this year and next summer she will be preparing to leave to college.
    School starts Thursday here so once Thursday hit I say bring on Fall!!

  12. Oh I love it!!! Sadly not much pumpkin or spice here and I don't drink coffee, so no pumpkin spice latte for me, but, I will love thinking of you pumpkining and spicing your way through autumn!! Congratulations to the winners and to you for your blogaversary!

  13. I love the 'sweater body' meme. LOL Summer used to be my favorite season, but the older I get, I'm turning into a fall girl!

  14. Congratulations, Chrissy and Susan! Billie Jo, I am counting the days until autumn too! ♥

  15. Well hello! I've been away from the blog world a lot this Summer, but I just had to swing in and see what you're up to. You make me laugh. I love your meme's. So true...the sweater body...yes please! I no longer care for Summer as I am so over the dry hot heat! We've had a Fall tease of weather for several weeks with rain and girl...its been wonderful!! So, yes I think I'm now a Fall girl too!!

    Enjoy your homeschooling year!! We homeschoolers rock!! ;)

    Hugs, Amy

  16. yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! agree. lol. Congrats to the winners.

  17. Yes, yes, yes to everything Fall and pumpkin spice! I cannot wait for sweater weather!!! It's coming! : )

  18. I just love how you are such a Gal after my own heart. ;) xoxo

  19. YUP! although I love the beach I Live for fall... I feel like I wake up at fall time. for me August hits and its fall, I have to try really hard to not overdose on fall...until Sept. 1 anyway lol Happy Fall Yall!


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Billie Jo