Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Touches of August Giveaway


Summer has never been my favorite season.  In fact, it has been my least favorite season.  This year has been different though.  I seem to tolerate the heat and humidity better and I am spending more time outside than in summers past.

Summer will be ending before we know it. Rather than bid summer an early farewell, I am embracing each remaining day.

Welcome August

My Mister kindly put up this summery pennant banner for me this morning. Blues and yellows are my August colors.  My floral dishes are put away and my simple blue and yellow ones are ready to be set.

What better way
to welcome August
than hosting a


Touches of August includes four lovely April Cornell yellow/blue cloth napkins, a 12 oz porcelain garden herbs mug, and a sweet notebook to write your summer's end thoughts in.


To enter this Touches of August Giveaway, simply:

1.  Be a Gentle Follower.  (the Follow widget is in the left sidebar)  AND

2.  Leave a comment on this post describing your favorite summer pastime.

I will announce the winner on Wednesday, August 8th.  This giveaway is open to all countries.

Blessings to your day!

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to enter August! Thank you Gina.

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    1. You are very welcome, Arlene! ♥

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  2. I read more in the summer months when it's too hot to be outside. I'm enjoying a lot of mysteries lately. Thanks for the fun! I would be so thrilled to win! hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, I love mysteries! Do you have a favorite author?

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    2. I just finished reading the Kopp Sisters series by Amy Stewart. They are based on real characters and such fun to read. I think you would really like them, Gina!

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  3. I love blues and yellows together; so peaceful. I am trying to embrace August as well.

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    1. Sandy, may your August be filled with cool breezes, sweet tea, and watermelon!

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  4. What a pretty banner, blue and yellow are a great match. I love summer, and what I particularly like about it is having more time to read.
    Happy August days to you!

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    1. The banner makes me smile when I see it, Lorrie! I tend to read in the evenings in every season. What book are you reading now?

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  5. Hi Gina~

    You always have the most darling, give-a-ways! August is wonderful month for me as well, I have a daughter and a granddaughter who have birthdays in August, and we are usually camping for both of them! It's a month where things just seem to get a little slower, kids preparing to go back to school, harvest, zucchini! All the things I love. The thing I don't love about August is the fire danger here in Idaho. We have already had 3 of 4 major fires, scary ones. So, the skies are always smokey, but the sunsets are gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I hope that you have rain soon to put out those fires and refresh the foliage. Love all your summer reasons. We are growing zucchini too but so far nothing but flowers.... xx

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  6. Your banner is so pretty, great colors for your summer decorations. How nice it must be that the heat and humdity doesn't bother you as much, I still can't handle it very well.
    I would have to say my favorite summer pasttime would have to be going to the beach, love the water!

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    1. Connie, Are you near a beach? I think the closest one here is at least 4 hours away. I am NOT a water baby.

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  7. Hi Gina, Love the banner, I don't enjoy the heat and humidity, it has been extreme the year. My favorite pastime in summer is playing in my garden, though the heat usually has me in the house by ten.
    Thank you for having this give-a-way.
    Sue

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