oh happy day // a noonday giveaway

My fellow Noonday Ambassadors and I are celebrating the launch of our new Fall Collection with blog posts & giveaways until the end of the month. Be sure to read this morning's post from Sarah and tomorrow there will be a post from Marijoy. Keep following along for the rest of the month-each blogger is giving away some Noonday and you can enter every single time! Keep reading to see how you can win a $25 gift voucher from me!

In Noonday I have found my "thing." My passions + career experience + education collide in one place. I absolutely love sharing Noonday and the conversation around how important it is to vote with our dollars. When you purchase a handmade accessory from Noonday, you are helping families stay together. You are supporting adoption for orphans. You are giving the vulnerable dignified employment. Where and how we spend our money and the products and services we support can make a huge difference in the world. Noonday founder Jessica Honegger just wrote the most amazing blog post about how Noonday was able to keep Olivia, and her daughter, Rachel together. "She [Olivia] could not care for Rachel, and in her desperation was about to leave her at an orphanage in hopes of giving her daughter a better life." 

"…then, she met Jalia and Daniel, the leaders of Noonday’s artisan partner group in Uganda. They offered her a job making paper bead jewelry, and today, her life looks so different. With her earnings, Olivia was not only able to keep her family together, but to send Rachel to school, where she is thriving." Read the entire story here. 

I have spent the last several weeks swooning over our new fall line. I have been able to touch and wear the majority of the collection and I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces:

More favorites (from $12- under $30!) :

My favorite fall looks:

To enter to win the $25 gift voucher:

1. Go to www.katemcnatt.noondaycollection.com and choose your favorite piece.
2. Either leave a comment on this blog post or leave me a comment on Facebook, telling me your favorite piece and you will be entered to win! 
3. For five additional entries make a purchase on my website, www.katemcnatt.noondaycollection.com between now and next Friday at midnight. 

A winner will be chosen after midnight on Friday 8/29 and posted the following Monday. 

Thank you for supporting Noonday Collection!


mother's day shopping

Today I placed my Mother's Day order from Noonday Collection. I love being able to purchase with purpose-not only does the recipient have a beautiful new, handmade accessory, it comes ready to go in cute packaging with a gift tag that explains how the purchase made an impact. 

I don't want to reveal exactly what I purchased (hi mom!) but here are a few things I considered:

Don't forget to order by this Sunday, April 27th to ensure you have your goods in hand for Mother's Day! (and don't order anything that's currently backordered...just to be safe!) Shop here.