"First day of fall" giveaway!

Today is officially the first day of autumn, and here in Texas, we're slowly recovering from almost 100 days of 100 degree weather.  Sweet Lord, I never thought it would come, but I'm more thankful than ever for the changing of the seasons, for the "unforced rhythyms of grace."  It was in the 70s and sprinkled rain during my walk this morning, and I almost wept.  What a simple gift.

So, I thought I'd do a giveaway to celebrate!  If you win, you'll receive a package of goodies that will encourage you to slow down and enjoy this fall season a bit, to take care of yourself, to rest.

What does the package include?  First, something that celebrates a movie I'll always love, You've Got Mail...

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."  - Joe Fox

A "bouquet" of newly sharpened pencils...

It's high time we started using pencils again, don't you think?  How about writing in a journal with them?  Drawing some sketches?  Doodling, erasing, and doodling again?  My pencil "bouquet" is tied with yarn and includes a felt leaf and paper tag with an inspiring quote.  {Whoever wins must promise to actually use the pencils though!  I almost got carpal tunnel hand-sharpening those suckers!}

Second, one of my personal favorites, Desert Essence Organics Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion...

This stuff smells like fall, and you will want to eat it.

Lastly, I thought I'd throw in some yummy teas, and...a SURPRISE!  Only one hint: the surprise will be handmade by yours truly.

To enter the giveaway, post a comment below and share one of your favorite fall memories.  On Friday, September 30th, I'll choose the winner from a random drawing.  Hooray for fall!