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Kelsey at Mrs. Dexter, is hosting her first ever blog giveaway! And she’s blowing it out of the water by giving away three Dave Ramsey financial books!

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Kelsey is giving away The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace Revisited AND More than Enough: The 10 Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny. How great is that?! Three amazing books!

This year, Kelsey and her husband have been paying down debt, saving money and living on cash budget. It’s been an exciting – and encouraging! – journey to read about.

Be sure to sign up for Kelsey’s giveaway and let her know I sent you over!

Christmas is right around the corner. Have you started on your Christmas shopping? If you’re like me, you’ve still got a few people left and aren’t sure where to find the perfect gift.

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Want a gift that is unique? Want a gift that is earth friendly? Want a gift that smells really, really good? You’ve come to the right place! I am super excited to be hosting another Eco Natural Soap giveaway! They will be giving one lucky person two soap bars and a lip balm to give as a Christmas gift!

I can’t tell you how much I love Eco Natural Soap. I’ve been using their shampoo, body soap and shave bar since August and have already gotten some of their products as Christmas gifts for family. One of their newest, seasonal products is a pumpkin spice bath & body bar. It is divine. It acts like an moisture rich exfoliating bar – not too harsh, but leaves your body feeling smooth and refreshed. Not to mention it makes your bathroom smell like wonderful spiced pumpkin. *sigh*

One lucky winner will receive two bars of soap {of their choice} and a lip balm {of their choice}.

How to enter:

Mandatory entry: Visit Eco Natural Soap and leave me a comment telling me what you’d like and who you’d gift it to.

Additional entries {leave me a comment for each}

– Follow me on Twitter {@sadiewindham}

– Tweet/Facebook this giveaway

– Visit Eco Natural Soap’s new blog: Eco Friendly Homemaking

You have until Tuesday, November 16th at 11:59 PM CST to enter!

*Disclaimer: While I was provided with products to try from Eco Natural Soap, all opinions are mine!


I sent you an email, so be sure to check it.

Thank you to everyone for participating. Be sure to keep checking back for next month’s awesome giveaway!


{Be sure to check out my Fall Apron Giveaway!}

Top Ten {Tuesday} There are some of you who don’t even want to think about Christmas yet {after all Halloween isn’t even here}, but the planner in me can’t help but start making Christmas lists. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I just so happen to love Christmas. But, here are ten ways that you can start planning for Christmas without feeling like you’re slightly Halloween and Thanksgiving.

1. Christmas Cards/Pictures – Take your family Christmas picture in October or beginning of November so that you can have your cards ready to mail by December 1st.

2. Name Swap – Does your family do a name swap for presents? If not, I highly recommend it {especially if you have a larger family}

3. Gift List – You can start this early, writing down gift ideas for individuals; It helps you make sure you have everyone covered.

4. Shopping – I bought all the girls’ Christmas presents in August. I found some great deals at random stores and garage sales and have just stored them away for later.

5. Craft Ideas – Want a new Christmas wreath? Or does your husband need a new stocking? Start making your Christmas crafts now so that you can get good deals at hobby shops and don’t feel the holiday pressure come December.

6. Baking – I love to bake during the holidays. And for me, that means baking October – February. One trick I learned last year was to bake several batches of cookies, breads or pies and freezing most of it to bring out for parties or events.

7. Plan Parties in Advance – The holidays book up fast. And between family, work, church and friends it’s hard to coordinate larger events. One way to help is by setting a date early and send out invites a few weeks in advance.

8. Meal Plan – Along with planning parties, it’s important to start listing out a menu. This is where baking and freezing can really come in handy.

9. Check Lights/Locate Decorations – You can wait till closer to December {or November if that’s when you start decorating} to check your lights/find your decorations. I wish I’d done this last year when half way through decorating our tree I realized several strings of lights were out. :/

10. Enjoy the Holidays – I remember Christmas being a carefree and wonderful time as a child. As an adult I can’t help but feel slightly overwhelmed at times. But I strive to enjoy the wonders of the time; the snow, the time with family, the magic of it all.

What are ways you prepare for Christmas?

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After making my first apron, someone suggested I do an apron giveaway. Then one day at Hobby Lobby I came across some adorable fall inspired fabric and knew immediately that I wanted to make an apron for my readers to win!

It’s very fall-ish and perfect for all your Thanksgiving cooking coming up {hard to believe Thanksgiving is so close!}. I truly made this apron with all of you in mind and want to tell you how much I’ve appreciated your support as I’ve grown my blog this last year. It’s been so much fun and I couldn’t have done it without you!

For each comment, you’ll receive an entry and a chance to win!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall.

2. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to this post.

3. Follow me on Twitter: @sadiewindham

The giveaway ends on Friday, October 22 at 11:59 CST.

This giveaway is for US residents only – sorry to all my UK friends.

Emily over at The Adventures of Miss Mommy is hosting another giveaway {I just love her giveaways!}. This time she is giving away a Sound Oasis Travel Sound Therapy Machine – a fancy way of saying a travel white noise machine. White noise and I are BBFs. Seriously. We have three {yes, 3!} noise blockers in the girls’ room. Some might call it over kill. I like to call it sleep. 😉

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In addition to the white noise machine, Emily is giving away several “lifetime subscriptions to the upgraded version of a fabulous online white noise generator”. This allows you to have white noise on your computer {ingenious, right?!}. Helps cut out background noise when your working or if you’re like me, letting on of the girls sleep in my bed. Here’s the review I wrote about the online white noise generator:

We use a white noise machine in our daughters’ bedroom and love it. But when we allow one of them to sleep elsewhere {our bed or the family room} we can’t take the white noise machine with them. But having it our our computer for them is ingenious. And it helps cut out background noise when my husband works from home!

Go check out Emily’s giveaway!



Congratulations to Gayle for being the winner of my Eco Natural Soap giveaway. Thank you to everyone for your support. I couldn’t do it without you! {Gayle, please be sure to check your email.}


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