September Salutations & Giveaway Winners Announced

Y’all! It’s September! Take a moment to let that glorious news sink in. September and October are by far my most favorite months of the year, and I celebrate the arrival of them with great joy.

I’m sitting here with my window open, wrapped up in a blanket and sweatshirt, a candle is lit next to me, and I’m trying to decide if I start drinking pumpkin-ish drinks and food today, or wait until the official start of Autumn to dive into that treat. (Don’t laugh at me – it’s a quandary to be sure. 😉 )

(If y’all want to see how excited I am about September, and how well my family knows me, this texting exchange with my brother might show you….)


This morning I have the pleasure of announcing the winners to the giveaways I hosted to celebrate the cover reveal for Where Dandelions Grow. (Click here to check it out on Amazon or Goodreads!) The winners of the Rafflecopter giveaway were Elle and Angela, and the winner for the comments game was Zielle. I sent out the giftcards already, so if you’re one of the winners, you should have received your prize.

Other news includes the fact that I now (very happily) have enough pre-reviewers for Where Dandelions Grow. 

I’d be SO delighted if someone else wants to read Where Dandelions Grow – including reading it for early. BUT! In order for that to happen, I’ll need you to buy the book on Amazon. The good news is the book is only $0.99, and if you send me the receipt for your pre-order, then I can email you a file of the book so you don’t have to wait until the release date to read it. Win-win for everyone, right. 🙂

Now back to September! Here’s a list of my favorite things about this fantastically lovely month:

  1. Brilliantly blue skies, puffy clouds, and sweater-weather
  2. A gray canopy over the earth, falling leaves, and brisk rains
  3. The freshness in the air
  4. The patchwork quilt look when gazing over woods
  5. Vibrant colors dancing all around
  6. Soups, stews, and deliciously hot meals
  7. Sipping coffee or tea while wrapped up in a blanket
  8. Autumn-scented candles
  9. The name Molly – for some reason, it’s always felt like an autumn-ish name to me
  10. All the memories I have that take place in autumn
  11. My birthday at the end of the month (although I’m fairly convinced my birthday wouldn’t be nearly as special if it didn’t take place in autumn)
  12. The offical start of autumn!

What are some of your favorite things about this wonderfully fantastic month?

10 thoughts on “September Salutations & Giveaway Winners Announced

  1. Sarah says:

    YAY September! I love this month…orange leaves, it gets below 90 degrees(we’ve had really, really hot weather lately, for the Rockies of MT), all the smoke in the air gets blown away, more water so less fires….and my birthday! September is the best. 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Oh goodness! That sounds like this new weather would be especially helpful and nice where you live. I’m glad that there are less fires now. And YAY for September birthdays. 🙂

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow Lydia! this got me all excited for autumn, its totally my favorite season of the year too! Fire in the wood stove and wearing hoodies is totally something I look forward too! 👍👌

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YAY! I’m glad to find another excited September lover! 🙂 And goodness, I miss having a wood stove. We had one at our last house, but not here.


  3. Cheryl B. says:

    Hurray for fall weather! It’s starting to get cooler here, which is just fine with me. 😉 Since I’m leaving for the tropics late this month, I was afraid I would miss fall altogether. Just curious: what kinds of pumpkin-ish drinks do you like? And for the record, I think you should start drinking them now – or whenever pumpkins get ripe, whenever that is.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      I’m glad you don’t have to miss all the cold weather. 🙂 I always think it’s a bummer when I have to leave Ohio in the autumn.
      Hmmm… Pumpkin spice lattes, I guess. Although really…. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a whole one – just sips here and there. I want to get a whole one this year, maybe. 🙂


  4. Emma says:

    I’m glad someone is excited for fall:) I have such a hard time enjoying it because that means winter is coming and one of my most hated things is to be cold. Oh well:/ I do enjoy the good sleeping tempature though.;)
    Happy September!!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Oh, I would much rather cold than heat! To a certain degree, at least. And I’ve been enjoying summer more and more during the last few years. But yes! Autumn and winter are such COZY months! 🙂


  5. Bethany Willcock says:

    Hi Lydia!

    Here is the receipt for my pre-order of your book, I would love to get a copy of it now instead of waiting for it to be released! 🙂


    Bethany 🙂

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