Winners Announced! I Heard You Were Wondering

Today is a day of celebration’s around here.  Stick around, for I have a few surprises for you.

But, in case you were wondering how this mom of many celebrates a birthday, I am going to give you a little sneak peek into my morning.

A Birthday morning for me..

6:30 sharp – two little girls with long hair and bright eyes are sitting outside my bedroom door, wrapped in princess blankets, and smiles for a new day.

Shortly after – my three-year old sweetly asks, “Mommy, where is my food.”  Yes, about that.  It is my birthday and I don’t feel like cooking for an army.  I am serving a big pot of oatmeal in ten minutes.  Smiles and full bellies are my gift.

My phone is already buzzing from the birthday blessings from so many of you.  Thank you so much friends.

I head to the gym for an intense work-out, and drink out of my own water bottle!!!  Woohoo!  (  No little people asking for my drink.)

A stop at my favorite coffee place, and a Chai Tea with whipped cream is my gift to myself.

Home for a shower without little ones waiting outside the shower curtain for mommy.  The luxury of MY OWN DRY TOWEL was more than I could have asked for.

The children are cleaning out the our 15 passenger van – no small feat! ( my requested birthday present.) 😉

My husband “sternly” tells me that cleaning, organizing, and the such are off-limits today.

Happy Birthday songs from all of my little ones, my mom calling to sing to me, and my older children posting heart messages for me on Facebook.  Blessed.

I can hear the rustling of my “middlers” decorating the house, while the mass of laundry is calling my name – but, alas, it may have to wait – My husbands even said so  🙂

More to come I am sure. The baby is calling… “Mommmmmmmm,” and knocking on my door as I type.

Thank you for celebrating with me.  In so many ways.

And don’t forget – My new EBook is ONE more celebration coming up.  Check it out.  

For the love of fall, birthdays, and my writing with YOU – Will you celebrate with me by winning one of my Celebration Giveaways?  A few of my favorite things this fall.

Go ahead.  It is easy.

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  Dayspring Dandelion Mug  – Peace Be Still    








Avodah Coffee – Mocha Java








Lisa Leonard Bracelet – Lover of My Soul









My Favorite fall read – The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson









Starbucks Gift Card- $10    

Thank you for sharing in my celebrations!  You make every day special here at One September Day!

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    Mandy Hoffman
    September 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Happy Birthday!  I love the Starbucks GC the best…followed ever so closely by the Avodah coffee!

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Favorite product: the coffee mugs.  I have a thing for mugs.  I don’t know why.  I love them, though.  There’s something about the perfectly shaped mug that holds that sweet beverage that just makes me go “ahhhhhhhhhh”! 🙂

    Happy birthday sweet friend!  I love you dearly!! 🙂

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    Valerie Shedden
    September 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I don’t often get to take time out to read blogs but I did today.  What a great way to celebrate your life.  love it.

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite product would have to be the mugs.  I love to have a nice one to hold that first cup of coffee for the day or the last cup of tea before bed.

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!  I’ve never heard of Avodah coffee, but sure sounds intriguing!

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    So my favorite product would be the mugs.  I love having a nice mug to have that first cup of coffee for the day or drink the last cup of tea before bed.

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    Gretchen Louise
    September 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    You’re making us choose between coffee and Lisa Leonard?! 😉  Seriously.  I love Starbucks (my own birthday present to myself two days back) and I would love to try Avodah and I have long coveted Lisa Leonard jewelry!! 🙂

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    Brenda Veinotte
    September 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I love the coffee mugs. I love different mugs for different occasion or just for how the day is going. Happy birthday!

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I love mugs, so my favorite would be the mug!  I sort of collect pretty mugs!

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    Lisa Gaska
    September 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I love, love, LOVE the bracelet!! Beautiful!

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    Jennifer Lavallee
    September 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Love the yellow pretty mug!

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    September 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Starbucks is my favorite!  Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!  

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    September 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I enjoy your recipes 🙂

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    Mary Bonner
    September 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Love that your husband told you no cleaning, organizing and such!

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    Aurie Good
    September 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Happy Birthday – I hope you enjoy your day 🙂

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    Jessica T.
    September 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I’d love the Lisa Leonard bracelet…

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    Cheryl Maksymowski
    September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I would love the bracelet too… just not sure what to do to get entered!  Hope you are having an amazing day!!!

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    Amy Tilson
    September 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Love me some Avodah coffee! That’s good stuff!

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    September 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Well, you know me, Coffee!!!  And I would also say, yummy fall recipes!

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    Marybeth Thielke
    September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Ahhh! I love that coffee mug!!! Happy Birthday!!! 

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    September 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Love Starbucks and Lisa Leonard…. and who can go wrong with Dayspring!

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    Beth Ann Kempf
    September 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    The coffee mug or the bracelet. I can’t choose!
    Beth Ann

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    September 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    The Starbucks gift cards, probably…but the bracelets and the mug are great too! Thanks so much for this giveaway! 🙂 

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    September 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The bracelet. Her designs are beautiful. Any of the gifts would be delightful though; it’s a tough choice
    Heidi J

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    September 25, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Happy belated birthday, I hope it was a truly blessed one:) Love the pic of your family out for dinner together.  Coffee is my FAVORITE!

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    Lauren Servingfromhome
    September 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Beauty in the little things….joy, happy birthday! And looking forward to meeting you at Allume! 😀

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    Lauren Servingfromhome
    September 25, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Oh, and the mug is my favourite 😀 LOVE pretty mugs! I love the way you share your heart and encourage others, so I can’t wait for more of that! 

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    Jennifer L Nilsson
    September 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

    What a lovely selection! The mug is so pretty and I think my fav…would be a great way to start the day!

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    September 25, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I love the dandelion mug!

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    September 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Happy Birthday! I love all your presents.

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    September 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I think the bracelet is simply beautiful…..

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    September 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Love, love, LOVE the bracelet:)

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    Darcey Zahaykevich
    September 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I like the mug. 

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    September 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I really, really like that mug. And books are always loved. 🙂 Thank you for this fun!

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    September 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve heard such amazing things about Avodah! Would love to try it. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win, and Happy Birthday!

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    September 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I really like 
    Dayspring Dandelion Mug  – Peace Be Still   

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    September 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Sounds like a lovely birthday sweet friend! Continued blessings…

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