A Birthday Celebration, Summer Update + Giveaway!
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.
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!
Here’s what’s included:
- A $20 gift card to FreshGround Roasting
- 1 pound of Front Porch Coffee Blend from FreshGround Roasting
- 1 bag of Berry Good herbal loose-leaf tea from K’Tizo Tea
- 1 bag of Blueberry Black loose-leaf tea from K’Tizo Tea
- 1 floating basket tea infuser from K’Tizo Tea
- 1 (12.7oz) bottle Vanilla Bean Infused Simple Syrup from Sonoma Syrup Co.
- 1 (4oz) bottle Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup form Sonoma Syrup Co.
- Simply Basic Spice Set from The Spice House, which includes: basil, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, chili powder, paprika and “Back of the Yards” butcher’s rub
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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.