This blogging world has certainly widened my horizons so much more than I could possibly imagine and given me dear friends all over the country. Two of my favorites are sisters, Heather and Vanessa of the blog, At the Picket Fence. I think I met these girls about 5 years ago when they first came to Haven and I was already aware of their blog and what wonderful women they are, both women strong in their faith in God. Having these women as friends has meant the world to me and I cherish them both.
While I was in NY, I got to spend more time with them than normal, since we were all attending the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker event and we had dinner a couple of times and had some nice conversations sitting around the table.
We also got to have brunch at the iconic Tavern on the Green, the restaurant that sits in Central Park and what a treat that was! I think it was closed for a few years and now is back open again and what fun it was to sit in this atrium setting and enjoy a delicious brunch with these two ladies.
Vanessa and Heather are uplifting, inspiring, and both have beautiful hearts and I’m so proud of them for writing their first book, Life in Season. They sent me a copy a couple of weeks ago and I read most of it on the plane while traveling and it is really a heart warming book, full of devotional messages, easy craft ideas, recipes, and uplifting thoughts for each season of the year.
The tagline of the book is Celebrating the Moments That Fill Your Heart and Home and it truly is all about that. Divided into the four seasons, it offers easy craft ideas for each season that we celebrate, as well as recipes and thoughts for the heart, to help us get in touch with what’s really important in life.
Both of these ladies have been through trials and triumphs in life, from Vanessa’s infertility issues to Heather’s amazing 130 lb. weight loss about 2 years ago. They both have such a positive outlook on life and are such wonderful women to have in my life and I count them as dear friends. These are the kind of women I want to surround myself with! Approachable, relatable, down to earth, but also soul sisters and I love that we can talk about our faith together.
I’m so proud to share this beautiful book for them with all of you and hope you’ll get a copy for yourself and maybe a couple for Christmas presents too! Sprinkled with Bible verses, crafts, recipes and down to earth relatable thoughts, Life in Season, speaks to all women at any stage in life you may happen to find yourself.
Life is truly a journey through all seasons of life and as we get older, it’s so important to figure out what those things are that we should hold dear to our hearts. For me it’s faith, family, and friends, in that order!
What season of life are you in?
Great news! They are giving away a copy of their book to ONE of my readers, so leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Just answer the question above and let me know you’d like to win the book. I’ll choose a winner in one week! US winners only please.
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Giveaway winner is Gwen, who has been emailed!
Ashleigh Hall says
This book sounds wonderful! I would love the chance to read it and share with others! Blessings xoxo
Jennifer Kenrick says
Being a single Mom for the last 21 years and just about to have my last child graduate from college and get married next year. I would love to win the book, it looks like something that would be just what I need as I begin this next phase of life!
I am in the BEST season of life…the season of grandkids. 6 and 8 year olds live on one side of us and 5 month and 1year old on the other side!
Inell Thomas says
I am in the season of love. I would enjoy reading that book.
This book sounds amazing! I love that they’ve intertwined faith with the practical side of life. It would make a great gift as well.
Sounds so inspirational, and I need inspiration, as I’m about to be an empty-nester!
I’m in the busy mom season – hubby, 2 kids, dog, full time job, house…busy! Would love a copy of this book!
kathy w says
I am in the middle of trying to make sure my youngest son starts college.
I’m in the season of looking ahead. Kids are grown but still at home, I’m single and waiting for the next adventure to arrive!
My age says winter…but I really don’t feel it. Enjoying grandchildren and their activities
and time with my husband. Still working but looking forward to not working at some point… soon?
Thanks for sharing your faith, family and friends. The book sounds awesome!
Barbara Ann says
Enjoyed reading your blog! I’m a fan.
I’m about to get re-married; raising 2 kids (currently 9 (w/ special needs) and 7) with my fiancé and our 3 pups!
Love books with this sort of genre. I just want be be the best “me” for my family and myself. The season I’m in is late Autumn, I guess although I certainly don’t feel like it ?
I’d love to gift this to my daughter
rhonda key says
Realistically, I’m in the Fall season of life, although my mind feels like Spring most of the time. My body reminds me real fast that I’m not.
Vanessa Hunt says
Thank you so much dear friend!! We love you!
I’m in the autumn season. Retired a couple years ago after 25 years in the classroom. Our two children are grown and we have two grandsons. I need this book for some inspiration!
What a lovely book, Rhoda! Perfect reading in my fall season!
cathy claus says
Looks like a wonderful book! I am in my first season as a gramma! loving every moment!
Glenda Gordon says
I would absolutely love to win this book! I feel like I am in the autumn season of my life. My husband and I have been retired for a few years, but I am not ready yet to move into the winter season of my life. I like to continue to learn and I find inspiration in my life each and every day!