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Monday, October 2

The Simple Woman's Daybook {October Edition}

For Today

Looking out my window... and thinking of that upcoming week at the lake this month. SO glad it has turned into a twice a year retreat time for the girls and I.

 {fall retreat 2016}

I am thinking...I am not sure which is best, the morning light or that of late afternoon.

I am thankful... for the Word of God.

One of my favorite things... these new highlighters and guide from The Daily Grace Co. They do not bleed through my Bible pages!

I am wearing... comfy clothes for my mat work

I am creating... a few mini quilts and a penny rug.

I am watching... the new season of Poldark.

I am reading...

*Remember in last month's daybook edition I mentioned this book? 

I had bought an extra copy and this month we have a winner! Congratulations to Barbara over at Through the Hard Times blog! I am so happy for you, Barbara! 
(Thank you to my son, Samuel who drew the name)

The below picture of books are all nearly sent to the winners of the book give-away I held over on my fb page. Sadly, not many took part, but the ladies who did, will receive them freely with blessings from me.

I am listening to... the news and deeply grieving. 

In the garden... soil that has been loosened and turned over for another year.

I am hoping... to take advantage of next year's Stampington & Co. back issue sale as well! I filled in the gaps with some missed issues. They are already packed for our retreat!

I am learning... how nice it is to look back over my paper cut journey pages, this was one of the first I created.

In the kitchen... Thinking soups and muffins.

Board Room

shared from my pinterest board  "in autumn"

 full credit given for this pin (unknown)

Shared Quote

A moment from my day... I sure will miss gathering bouquets of these beauties.

Post Script

If you enjoyed reading my daybook and would like to create one of your own, HERE is the link to the format, guidelines and complete list of prompts.


The November Simple Woman's Daybook edition will be posted by November 6th.

You are invited to "like" my facebook page here where I share between daybook postings little everyday things. 

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  1. A fall retreat sounds wonderful... Id love one right now!!!Your paper cut journey looks very interesting... something I would love!!!

    1. Thanks! I really love creating those journey pages. Glad you enjoyed it. Oh! and my header picture is one as well.

  2. What a lovely October post, Peggy! Enjoyed your photos and reading your thoughts and impressions. Your Fall Retreat sounds heavenly. Thanks again for the opportunity to take part in your Simple Woman's Daybook. Also want you to know I received the Facebook giveaway book you chose to share with me. It looks interesting. Thank you for your time and expense in gifting these books to those of us who participated in your Facebook giveaway. You're so sweet and generous. Hope you and your girls enjoy your weekend at the lake! Happy Fall!

    1. Wonderful, Kay! That was fast and I am so glad you took part in that giveaway! I appreciate your kind words. Yes, we love this time away and together so very much. Blessings on your autumn.

  3. All those books look fantastic. I will have to check them out. Somehow I completely missed your give away on FB :(

    Soup and muffins sound delightful! I will have to make that soon- its gonna be Taco Tuesday at our house.

    I so enjoy these daybook link ups! Thank you for hosting

    1. It's ok, Amy. Thank you!

      We love Taco's at our house too!

  4. I am such a huge Poldark fan... the first episode for season 3 was awesome! PBS is my go to for great drama these days.

    I also read the book Overwhelmed and it was fantastic. I tried to get into the Whispers of Rest but it was just not my thing. She is a lovely woman, though.

    Your sunflowers are stunning!

    1. Oh, yes that first one really set the scene! I think PBS is great for fall :-)

      Yes, some books you can get into and others not so much.

  5. Lovely post for your Daybook! I love all your photos but especially the one about which light is best. Just so pretty
    Thank you for allowing me to join in :).

    1. Hello Annie! Just read over your daybook...welcome to the daybook family :-)

  6. Enjoyed reading your SWD and finding you again on a friend's blog. I had joined years ago on one of my old blogs and just joined up again. I posted today for October. :)

    1. Great Toni! Glad to have you back with us.

  7. Lovely post! I like the phrase about autumn magic. And pictures are very inspiring

  8. You are too sweet for all you do for us. I really appreciated the giveaway you did on facebook and can't wait to get whichever book you chose for me. They all looked amazing. The daybook and your facebook page are sweet little breaths of fresh air in my sometimes crazy days.

    1. What a kind thing to say, Pat! I read your daybook and pray all comes out well with your tests. Praying.