Things to Love About Autumn

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Autumn is in full swing here and I am excited to finally share a list of things that make the autumn-time simply delightful! Let me know if you, too, like any of these things down in the comment!

Things:

Thick-Knit Sweaters

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Gloves and Mittens

Warm Hats 

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Scarves

Cozy Socks

Soft-Glowing Candles

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Nature:

Trees Changing

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Corn Mazes

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Mini Pumpkins

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Crunchy Leaves

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Apple Orchards

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Forest Nature Walks

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Pumpkin Patching

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The Harvest Moon

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Cold Trickling Streams

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Crisp Winds

Bright Yellow Mums

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Food:

Steamy Tea

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Sweet Pumpkin Pie

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Warm Pumpkin Bread

Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Soup

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Buttery Dinner Biscuits

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Hot Noodles and Bullion

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Rich Cinnamon Buns

Warm Blueberry Muffins

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What are your favorite things about Autumn?

Which fall food do you wish you were eating right now?

Do you have any special autumn traditions?

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Megan Joy

P.S. Victoria, over at Ruffles and Grace is hosting a giveaway for her new book release
“Bound!” Go check it out!

Shoe Suede Blues + Giveaway Winners!

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It’s time for an Autumn outfit post! If you think I mixed up the title of this post, I did, but don’t worry, it was intentional! **salute to Peter Tork**

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I really love this daylily sweater! It’s warm, cozy, and comfortable; all the things a sweater should be, and considering it was only $3 at a church sale, I think it’s perfect!

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There’s something about walking alongside a lake in the autumn time. Somewhat akin to spring, it feels serene and peaceful, though it’s not quite the same. In springtime, everything feels alive as nature finally awakens after the callous months of winter.

During autumn, the peacefulness seems to emerge from the silent and temporary death of nature. To everything there is an end. Autumn seems to signify nature’s farewell tidings, until it can return again. In the meantime, we can enjoy a walk around the lake, a bike ride down a leaf covered trail, or a car adventure getting lost in the countryside. In October, we get to enjoy all those magical moods of autumn, particularly when surrounded by nature! So sometime this weekend, be sure to go outside and enjoy the enchanting environment that God has provided!

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sweater // thrifted

jeans // old navy

shoes // primark

backpack // thrifted

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Now, to announce the giveaway winners!

The 1st name to be pulled out of the hat will get a homemade candle, “Crisp Forest Leaves.”

The 2nd will be sent “Autumn Apple Pie.”

Both winners will receive a specially-crafted piece of jewelry with the candle! Are you ready to draw the first winner?

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The first winner is. . . . . . . . . .

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Congratulations Angela Watts, author of The Peculiar Messenger! Go check out her blog! The second winner is. . . . . . . . . . .

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It’s Hadassah, over at Photography Phun! Head on over to her blog and take a look!

Congratulations to both winners! If you could just email me a P.O. box or address, I will get the packages sent to you as quickly as I can! (simplymeganjoyblogcontact@juno.com)

I’d like to say thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! I have a feeling there will be more along the road . . .

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P.S. Here are two more giveaways you can enter, hosted by some fellow bloggers!

A Farm Girl’s Life

Clara and Co.

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Megan Joy

First Year of Blogging + Giveaway!

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Guess what? This week Simply Megan Joy is celebrating its 1st year of existence anniversary! To celebrate, I’m hosting a little giveaway. Two separate winners will each receive a special Autumn-scented homemade candle!

The 1st name to be pulled out of the hat will get “Crisp Forest Leaves.”

The 2nd will be sent “Autumn Apple Pie.”

Inside each candle will be a specially designed hand-made piece of jewelry that can be retrieved once a few layers of the wax melts! All jewelry are original pieces created by an aspiring blacksmith who is in the process of starting his own business in that field. He also happens to be my brother!

To get one entry put in the hat you must:

  1. Be a follower/subscriber of Simply Megan Joy

  2. Comment on this post (just to let me know to enter your name into the hat)

(To get one extra entry, you can subscribe to my brand-new Instagram account here! Just notify me that you did this in your comment below)

That’s it! The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. The winners will be announced the following Friday. Unfortunately, I can only ship prizes within the U.S.A, so this giveaway is not available for international readers! My apologies!

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Do you like autumn candles?

Which Fall candle scent is your favorite?

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Megan Joy

Forever Summer // Ruffles and Grace Blog Party

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I’m quite excited to announce that a fellow blogger, Victoria, is having a blog party over at Ruffles and Grace! She is a feminine fashionista, seamstress, published author, sister to eight siblings, and a good old fashioned, Christian gal! To celebrate, I happily agreed to do a summer fashion post!

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Along with the party, Victoria is hosting three awesome giveaways today!

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The three items included in the giveaway are sold on Victoria’s Etsy page. You could be a winner and get one of these great items for free! Visit Ruffles and Grace to enter!

Giveaway items include:

·        Headbands by Ruffles and Grace

·        Wallet by Ruffles and Grace

·        A custom making of a Patsy Jean or Ella Grace Dress

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Don’t forget to check out Ruffles and Grace and to enter the giveaways! Go join the party or just say hello over at Ruffles and Grace!

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Megan Joy