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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  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!



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

  2. 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!! :)

  3. Valerie Shedden says:

    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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!! :)

  8. Brenda Veinotte says:

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

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

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

  11. Love the yellow pretty mug!

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

  13. I enjoy your recipes :)

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

  15. Happy Birthday – I hope you enjoy your day :)

  16. I’d love the Lisa Leonard bracelet…

  17. Cheryl Maksymowski says:

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

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

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

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

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

  22. Beth Ann Kempf says:

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

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

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

  25. Princess6714 says:

    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!

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

  27. 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! 

  28. Jennifer L Nilsson says:

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

  29. I love the dandelion mug!

  30. Happy Birthday! I love all your presents.

  31. I think the bracelet is simply beautiful…..

  32. Love, love, LOVE the bracelet:)

  33. I like the mug. 

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

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

  36. I really like 
    Dayspring Dandelion Mug  – Peace Be Still   

  37. Sounds like a lovely birthday sweet friend! Continued blessings…

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