A Birthday Celebration, Summer Update + Giveaway!

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I can’t believe it’s been a year already! The Homemade Haus officially turns 1 this summer! It’s been a heck of a ride, and I’m incredibly thankful for the encouragement and support I’ve received from friends, family and readers. You have helped make this an amazing adventure, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store in for the next year.

Speaking of what's next...

I’m a planner. I like lists and calendars. I get a goal in my head, and half the fun for me is plotting out how to reach it. The only problem? Sometimes I get a little overzealous and overcommitted, resulting in either crappy work or complete burnout. I don’t want that to happen to this site. I’m trying to be more careful, intentional and realistic in my work – and motherhood adds an entirely new set of challenges that I didn’t have to work through in my previous blogging experience. 

Favorite Things Giveaway

So, I’ve decided to take the month of July off from posting new content here for two reasons: to rest and to learn. I will be spending time intentionally resting and unplugging for part of the month as my husband, kids and I go on vacation. In other words, I will be actually reading books – you know, those paper things that don’t require Internet or an outlet to enjoy? No wifi, no Netflix…just family, the woods and a good book. I seriously cannot wait!

The second reason for this month off is to have time to focus on learning. I’ll be participating in a writing workshop, tinkering with the backend of the blog and finishing up some video tutorial classes I started months (some even years) ago. It’ll still be a very full month, but you won’t see the fruits of that labor in the form of new content, at least for now. 

With all that being said, I thought that the first birthday of The Homemade Haus and the kick-off to my month away deserved a giveaway! (After all, we launched this site with a giveaway…why not keep that tradition going?) Thanks to several amazing sponsors that I’ve had the privilege of working with this past year, one winner will enjoy a prize pack (worth about $120!) filled with a few of my favorite things! 

Favorite Things Giveaway

Here’s what’s included:

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Product for this giveaway was provided in partnership with FreshGround Roasting, K'Tizo Tea, Sonoma Syrup Co. and The Spice House. All opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is only open to US residents and will start Wednesday, June 29 and close at 12:00am on Wednesday, July 6 (CDT). The winner will be contacted via email or social media and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected.