“Life In Season” and a Giveaway

Life in Season  “celebrates the moments that fill your heart and home.”

The lovely, lovely ladies of At the Picket Fence blog,

Heather and Vanessa, wrote a beautiful and inspirational book

celebrating life filling your heart and home with abundant joy.

Today, I will give you a glimpse into this book

of amazing home decor, craft projects, recipes,

and the most inspirational stories in which many of us can all relate to.

I so love this book that I am giving away a copy of this book to two lucky winners!

Life in Season - Housepitality Designs

The book as you may guess is divided into seasons

that hold stories of encouragement, insightfulness and will bring joy and peace to your heart!



The cutest Easter Egg tabletop decor.

An easy, budget friendly (all projects presented are super budget friendly)

with step by step instructions.

The story on the next page we can all relate to:

Here is an excerpt: “I go through the motions of living but,

forget to actually live, to live right there in the moment.”

Life in Season - Spring - Housepitality Designs



When I saw this pretty page, it reminded me of my vignette in my kitchen.

The image leads you into the recipe of making “Lavender Simple Syrup” and the

story that follows is about our willingness to get to the root of a problem and how

the result will make things and our lives flourish.

Life in Season - Kitchen Vignette - Housepitality Designs



Another simply beautiful DIY project that has so much potential for

many other uses. I love this project as it certainly depicts the style and warmth

of At The Picket Fence.

Autumn Vignette - Life in Season - Housepitality Designs

Vanessa speaks of a term she dubbed as “melan-fall-y. A story of how many of us feel

about how quickly time passes. Moments of bittersweetness, knowing we cannot stop the clock.

The feeling of “melan-fall-y” …. however, she realized,

“maybe feeling “melan-fall-y” is actually a gift. A chance to pause

and revel in this season before moving on quickly to the next one.”



I always say that I am going to make these adorable ornaments out of book pages,

however, with the the hectic days of the holidays, I seem to never get around to it.

This year, I am taking note of the quote in the book:

“I find myself completely overwhelmed by all the options and stressed out

thinking about how critical it is, that I make the absolute most out of every day.”

Life in Season - Housepitality Designs

This book, “Life in Season” encompasses all that can make your heart and home

fill with joy, love, laughter, and inspiration.

Should you love to win a chance to have this beautiful book,

just leave me a comment telling me so and what is your  favorite season that brings you joy.

The winners will be chosen at random and announced on October 31st.

Good luck!

Life in Season Book Giveaway - Housepitality Designs

This beautiful book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christianbook.com


My wishes to you for a most beautiful day filled with joy!

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. All glorious opinions and the giveaways

are entirely and happily my own.

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  1. There is something about each season I love, the transition to create for the next.if I had to choose I would pick fall. Thks for sharing your thoughts regarding the book

  2. I love the seasons between…I always have. Transitions enthrall me! This looks like a lovely book.

  3. Each season generates special feelings and joy for me (well maybe not winter so much!) that it’s impossible for me to choose. I love the spring for it’s fresh, new start. I love the summer for the hot days that inspire a bit of lazy indulgence and for the glorious blue skies and colourful gardens. I love autumn for the crisp air and the beautiful display of leaves changing colours. I love winter mostly for Christmas and the twinkly lit up houses, for snow crunching underfoot and for the beautiful effect of freshly fallen snow making everything look new.

    Thank you for the giveaway! xox
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  4. I would love this book. My favorite season is summer. I could live in a tropical climate.

  5. This looks like such a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing. I love the change in Seasons, and each evokes special memories, but I think Fall may be my most favorite season. I hope that you have a happy and blessed Sunday!
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  6. That’s a beautiful book.I guess the season I’m in right now is one of the most difficult one I’ve ever went through but I choose each day to find something lovely in it.Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

  7. Marty koons says

    I also love the change of seasons and it is hard to pick a favorite! I love the fall colors, crisp air, and finally a respite from the Texas heat. Pumpkins & candy corn! This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  8. The book is beautiful,thank you for sharing it with your readers. I think.k my favorite season is spring, when everything is new again. I love checking the flower beds for each tiny plant reaching for the sun as it emerges from the warming soil.

  9. What a lovely book. I always feel melancholy with the change of seasons but as I get into each one I embrace it for what is has to offer.
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  10. Mary Eldridge says

    I love the fall. It is brilliant yet melancholy, just like life.

  11. Carol elkins says

    I love winter! I live in Florida and it seems like we have summer all the time. I love the winter when the temps cool off a little bit and the humidity is gone. It just seems like a breath of fresh air and it makes me happy!

  12. Congratulation, Heather an Vanessa on this lovely book. Your quote ” I go through the motion of living but, forget to actually live, to love in the moment”. Really touched me. I am so guilty of this. I find myself always looking forward for tomorrow. Maybe, the sun will shine, maybe, it will rain and give us the moisture much needed. MY favorite season (time) is mid Spring when my flowers start popping their heads thru the soil and the trees leaves return. I also love summer (especially) the sun, the beautiful flowers, growing vegetables and sitting on my patio. I love to have breakfast and dinner outside in the summer (even when it’s hot).turn on the fans. When it gets cooler in the fall (turn on the patio heater) anything to be outside.. I’m living my 3rd Act. I have had a good life. Always, surrounded myself with positive people. I just recently found all of you lovely ladies and your blogs. I SO enjoying your posts and getting wonderful ideas for my home.which has always been very important to me. So please continue entertaining me with all your “words of wisdom” and beautiful decorating ideas.

  13. Cindy Skarin says

    Favorite time of year would have to be Fall. Love the colors of the leaves and feel of the air changing. We live on a lake so life slows down around here when its too cold to be on the lake.

  14. teresa harral says

    What a beautiful book in content as well as design! This would make a beautiful gift! Every season has thingsbI love but Fall is my favorite season!

  15. Cheryl Bell says

    If I have to choose one it would be Spring here in Texas with the bluebonnets in March & April followed by all of the other wonderful Texas wildflowers. A time of beauty in the landscape along with renewal and growth and the promise of things to come. The book looks just delightful, thanks for the chance!

  16. Hi Shirley,
    I am a summer girl but love that I live in the midwest where we get all four seasons to celebrate. This looks like a sweet book. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Happy Fall my friend.
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  17. Each season brings with it it’s own beauty and awe. That’s a difficult choice, but would select Autumn, with the beautiful foliage, campfires, pumpkin patches and hot cider. Shirley, thanks for sharing the release of this amazing book!

  18. I love fall! So happy that in Minnesota we are blessed to have a real winter experience. Nothing beats sitting by the fire snuggled in a blanket and drooling over a new book.

    Vanessa and Heather’s book is amazing. I would love to win one to gift to a special friend.

    Thank you for honoring this special book in your blog today. It is a must read.

  19. What a charming book. I love to celebrate each day so every season offers different opportunities to express joy and love.

  20. I am thankful for every season because I know God has a reason for everyone. But I would have to say Spring is so joyous after being inside during Winter. That book would be great to win and read to remind me why we have seasons!

  21. Sandra D in Joliet says

    What a delightful book and the author touches on what most people feel during the different seasons. I love the fall season most but I also know winter is around the corner. I just tell myself winter is a time to do more crafting: quilting, sewing and crochet. Then there is also the making of soups and chili and baking-ohhhh, the aromas in the kitchen during fall and winter. Major holidays with the chance to be with seldom seen, far away family members. Spring-renewal, fresh air and getting out more. Summer when the tomatoes begin to ripen, swimming and so much more. Yes, fall is my favorite but there is so much to look forward to throughout all four seasons.

  22. My favorite season is fall, I love the colors, smells. leaves, smoke from a wood fire and cider simmering on the stove.

  23. I really LOVE Fall and like to relish the season for as long as I can! This book looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Hope your weekend is going spectacularly:):)
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  24. Thank you so much for so beautifully sharing our book and our hearts with your readers Shirley!!! xoxo
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  25. Randi Cook says

    Thank you for the chance. My favorite season is fall. I love the sights and smells of the season.

  26. I love that term Melan-fall-y Shirley, that is so clever! It looks like a beautiful, thoughtful book, thank you for sharing it. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite season, I love them all, and the differences it them…plus a new season means new decor!
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  27. Shirley, thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this book! Without a doubt, my favorite season is spring. I love the bright colors, the chance to get out in the garden, and the hope of new life. Have a great week.
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  28. I would love this book for the bedside table in our guest room. You have to love all seasons when you live in St Louis because on any given day you can experience more than one season.

  29. Winter is my favorite time of the year. I love to see winterberry trees. And mostly because we have hot summers so I sm ready for cold days!

  30. Fall is my favorite time of year!

  31. I would love to win this book! Thank you for sharing it with us. My favorite season varies…it’s either Spring, Summer, or Autumn, but never winter!

  32. Cheryl Bull says

    I find this verse Ecc. 3:1 very comforting. Seasons of life are reflected by nature. I have always enjoyed living in areas of the country that reflect the seasons. Though summer has been my favorite time of year I find spring becoming more and more favored. The excitement of seeing new life come forth in the gardens and landscape as well as the first robin hopping in the yard is hard to top!

  33. Would love to win this book. Autumn is my favorite season not only because of its beauty, but because we get to celebrate our two greatest accomplishments–my daughters who were both born in November (one two days before my birthday and the other, two days after my birthday).

  34. What a charming book! Such timely wisdom and fun projects! I have to say I love spring. I love the idea of starting over. There is something so freeing about it.
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  35. Heather and Vanessa, what a lovely book! I so enjoy the different Seasons God has given us; it reminds me of the Seasons in our life….. We are into Fall now and the beauty of the leaf changing color, God’s creation getting ready to settle into Winter. We have Oct. when deer will bring forth their fawns in Spring. Then we have the budding of all the flowers, trees in my Garden to enjoy. Then Summer Time when we can enjoy time together at the Ocean……Fall and Spring are my favorite Seasons but enjoy each nugget each Season brings….

  36. What a nice book to collect and cherish while sitting outside in the swing in the summer! Drinking lemonade while turning the pretty pages….a relaxing time to let your mind absorb meaningful writings & create! A joy indeed !

  37. Shirley, what a beautiful book…and I love and collect books! I find joy in every season…I often think they are all my favorite,
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  38. grammy goodwill says

    This looks like a wonderful book. I’m thankful that I live where there is a definite change in every season. Spring and fall are my very favorites. After a hard winter with cold and ice, seeing green shoots start showing up in the yard reminds me that better weather is coming. Then, after a hot summer, the changing colors of the leaves cool me off and remind me to enjoy the fall season (because winter won’t be far behind.)

  39. carol smith says

    I love the fall of the year. So many beautiful colors and crisp air. I love this book and really like to have it. Thanks

  40. Sherry myers says

    I find beauty in each season. Being a former schoolteacher keeps a desire within me to decorate for every season. I guess fall is my most enjoyable. I think it is God’s most beautiful masterpiece. Really, there is something special about every season. I am looking forward to being able to read and enjoy this book.

  41. I would love to give this book to my daughter. I love Christmas and enjoy hosting all my family for this wonderful holiday!!

  42. bonnie shafer says

    Lovely book for a gift or book exchange!!!

  43. Cheryl foley says

    Autumn has always been my favorite season. i love everything about it…the scents, the crisp air, the beauty. i look forward to the fall festivals and wearing the fashions…and playing in the leaves with my dogs. of course there is also halloween and thanksgiving, with all their many treats and moments. i wish autumn lasted all year long!


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