By Kate Riley September 7, 2012

Fall is here my friends and the kids are already narrowing down their choices for their Halloween costumes, are yours?  This is such a fun season for decorating and one of my favorite stylists Matthew Mead has a brand new Halloween publication filled with 140+ fresh (and ad free) pages of seasonal inspiration! 

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moon struck party

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This weekend I’m giving away four copies to four lucky readers! 

Eligibility to win one of four free copies of Halloween by Matthew Mead:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite thing about fall! 

Four winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Sunday September 9th, by entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Halloween with Matthew Mead is now available for purchase here

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Meanwhile I’m still working on a second house for our Alma Project this weekend, a new bathroom and kitchen remodel are underway, we’re so excited about the progress, can’t wait to share it. 


Winners #43 Janille Sloan; #108 Sherry; #348 Megan Smith, #457 Heather F. notified via email.




  1. Ohhh, yay! My first giveaway entry. My favorite thing about fall is watching the leaves change, the cooler weather, and spending all the holidays with friends and family!! Slowly becoming my favorite season. :)

  2. My favorite thing about Fall: there’s too many to choose! I guess I’d say my favorite thing is experiencing a new season: the changing leaves, cold, crisp air, and the smells of Fall are amazing too. It’s my favorite season because it feels like a fresh start.

  3. My favorite things about fall are the colors, the clothes, the crisp weather, the foods… Everything just makes me want to nest at home with a big pot of soup and a fire!

  4. My favorite thing about fall is being able to wear chunky sweaters with skinny jeans and boots. It always feels so warm and cozy when i have a sweater on.

  5. My favorite things about fall is the crisp air, the changing colors of the trees along with crunch under your feet. I love to be in cozy sweaters and cuddling up with good book.

  6. My favorite thing about fall is making soup for dinner. You get warm and cozy and enjoy a homestyle dinner with your loved ones.

  7. What don’t I love about fall? I love that it is the perfect weather and atmosphere to go hiking. I also love being able to wear long sleeved shirts or sweaters without a winter coat.

  8. My favorite thing about fall is getting to cozy up and wear socks and sweaters again! I love it when the sun shining but there’s a cool crispness in the air! It’s my favorite time of year!

  9. My favorite thing about Fall, is the crisp morings, changing leaves, taking a hike on the mountain parkway and hearing the little crunch of the leaves under your feet, all while there is a beautiful Carolina blue sky far above.

  10. It’s hard to pick one favorite thing, so here are a few: pumpkin spice lattes; pumpkin pie; the crisp feel and smell in the air; colorful leaves; Halloween; THANKSGIVING!; apple cider; and cozy sweaters, boots, and scarves.

  11. My favorite thing about fall is the cool, crisp weather. The first cold front is always so wonderful!

  12. I love fall! I like the cooler weather, the beautiful orange,red and gold color flowers. Also

  13. I love watching the leaves, not soo much raking them up. I also love the sound of the leaves when I step on them.

  14. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the changing leaves. There is such a crispness in the air when the weather gets cooler. That together with the leaves changing uplifts me so much. Fall is my favorite season.

  15. I love the changing colors on the trees and crisp, cool days – great for taking a long walk or relaxing with a good book. :)

  16. My favorite thing about fall is the fashion! Boots, scarves, coats, gloves, tights, yes!

  17. I love canoeing any lake in the cooler weather and seeing the beautiful fall colors with my husband and two boys! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  18. MY favorite thing about fall is the smell in the air…the crispy,crunchy leaves. The fantastic fall colors…sweaters, cider, hot chocolate. Its my favorite season.

  19. My absolute favorite part of Fall and Halloween, is hanging up my 21 BATS – made out of stiffened black felt from a template I found online a few years ago. We have a pretty brick arch surrounding our front door, and I’ve got it all down to a science. Super-heavy duty tape makes them all stay in the mid-flight stage, through rain, wind, and blazing hot sun. I force myself to wait until October 1st, but really I’d love to get them up today! They are the perfect centerpiece to the rest of my fall decorations – mums, pumpkins, scarecrows…. Oh but wait, I just remembered the Ghosts we made last year! They are a close second favorite. They, too will come out on October 1st, and hang and dance from the tree branches. My boys love it all!!

  20. I love foliage. I grew up in the backwoods of New England, so autumn was all about big leaf piles and jumping!

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  21. I love everything about fall, the cool crisp air and the beautiful leaves, but my absolute favorite thing is our yearly trip to the pumpkin farm! I gather a few neighbors and their kids, and we pick our own; a whole carload is $50! We split it, so for $10 or $15 I can fill my home, porch and front yard with pumpkins galore! I have plenty to get creative with, carving, painting, gilding, etc!!

  22. How cool! Love fun Halloween ideas. My favorite thing about fall is the weather — am sick to death of sweaty, humid days and looking forward to snuggling up in jeans and sweaters again!

  23. I love the cooler temps and our Friday night family bonfires! Wow that magazine looks jam packed with inspiration, thank you:)

  24. The weather changes from blazing hot, humidity and sweat to crisp and bright! The beautiful colors of the trees are delightful and I start feeling that urge for last minute camping and hiking trips! I LOVE decorating for the fall season! The warm tones of pumpkin orange, the smell of cinnamon and cider… I am SUPER EXCITED!!! This year I’ll be handing out treats (or tricks, haven’t really decided) for the first time!!! Me and my fiance will be doing some DIY crafts to help liven up our homestead with the seasonal treasures: twig candle holders, branch candelabras, and pinecone ornaments! I’ll be starting to bake more bread and sweets too! (I love cooking!)

    All and all, I’m a nature lover. My favorite part of fall is waking up to a bright sun, beautiful historic downtown Savannah, GA and wearing my favorite sweaters… I look forward to my morning and evening cups of tea on my back porch!

  25. My favorite thing about fall is the smell: Fresh late-season hay being cut and baled, super-sweet over-ripe blackberries on the vine, wood smoke wafting from chimneys and burn piles, fallen leaves turning to mulch on the ground, warm stews in the crockpot and the slight sting of cooler air.

  26. The clothes, the weather, the holidays, football season!!! What is there not to love about this time of year!!!

  27. I love Halloween and this book looks awesome!
    My favorite thing about the fall is apple picking. We are going in early October and can’t wait!

  28. I’m so excited the cooler weather is coming soon to Texas! But I’m never sure it’s fall until I see my first pumpkin – then it’s on!

  29. I love fall! The cooler weather, wearing boots and sweaters, the start of the holiday season, hearty soups . . . The list goes on and on :-)

  30. I love the changing of the leaves! Since this is our first fall in D.C. I am really excited!!

  31. I love all of the Fall festivals we have here! Nothing like watching a parade and then heading over to get some candy apples and kettle corn…yummy!

  32. Fall: my favorite thing is planning my decorations for Halloween! This year I’m in a new house so am super excited about how things will get laid out.

  33. I enjoy driving through Glacier National Park in the fall to see the pop of color before everything is blanketed in white snow and ice crystals.

    Elisha Grace

  34. I LOVE the cooler weather and decorating! I love decorating for holidays, but especially fall/halloween. I have four big bins stuffed full with goodies–too bad I’m in a smaller house now that doesn’t have room for all of it! :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  35. My favorite thing about fall…is that it’s the time of year I fell in love with my husband. The air, the colors, the smell…the walks we took holding hands. Every year when fall comes around, it brings it all back like it was yesterday, even though it was 18 yrs ago that we met.

  36. I love the fall candles, the foliage, the weather, the food, the fall drinks at SB’s, the decor, everything it is truely my favorite season!!

  37. Oh gosh, my one favorite thing about fall….wow, I can’t list just one thing! I have soooo many! I love the simplicity of decorations! From mums, to gords and all those pumpkins! I love going to the apple orchard with my family so we can pick fresh apples and then make apple sauce and apple pie! The smell of apple butter and cidar flowing in the air at all the lovely festivals! Oh, and I can’t forget wearing big sweatshirts and blue jeans to football games! Hmmm, I guess fall is my favorite season!! :0) Thanks so much for this giveaway!!

  38. Halloween is my favorite holiday! I go as all out as possible (I have a small apartment with a roommate so I try not to go too overboard) with decorating, cooking, and costumes (which now are usually homemade).

  39. It’s so hard to pick one! Definitely outside get-togethers with all of the beautiful fall colors!

  40. For me it is the colors of all the leaves and pumpkins and gourds–just everything about fall. We lived in Wisconsin so fall was beautiful with a crispness in the air. Now in Texas–it cools down to the 80’s and 90’s, but we still feel the change of fall. And I love to decorate with all the fall has to offer…

  41. My favorite thing about fall is my son’s birthday in October! We’re planning a costume party to celebrate his birthday, and I’m so excited to put a bunch of fall/halloween touches into the party!

  42. Such a hard decision because I adore fall-Halloween (which is also my bday!), the amazing weather, football, changing leaves and cute boots, sweaters and scarves!

  43. I love decorating my house for fall and layering clothes. Orange and red are two of my favorite colors, so I don’t mind seeing them all around me, either!

  44. My favorite thing about fall is when the weather turns cool enough to start wearing boots and scarves!

  45. It’s a three way tie: the crispy night air so that I can put the fire pit back in play, cute & cozy sweaters, and fabulous fall foliage.

  46. I love everything about fall! Cool weather, Halloween, pumpkins…name it and I love it!

  47. My favorite thing about Fall is going to our local Pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins. Each kid always picks one. While we’re there, we get cider, gourds, apple pies and other goodies!

  48. My favorite thing about Fall is going to our local Pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins. Each kid always picks one. While we’re there, we get cider, gourds, apple pies and other goodies!

  49. I love making pumpkin bread and spiced cider (and the yummy smell in my house afterwards). I also love going to my sons’ soccer games on crisp fall days!

  50. Fall is my favorite seaon. I love the driving in the woods and seeing the beautiful colored leaves. Also Thanksgiving is during this time is one of my favorit holidays.

  51. Fall is my absolute favorite season for many reasons–crisp, cool weather. Delicious apples and squash. Perfect for copying up with a blanket and loved ones. Sweaters and jeans come out of storage…. Would love to win the magazine :)

  52. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather. You can finally spend hours outside and not want to cringe if you come out of the shade for a few minutes.

  53. The smell of fall air always brings me excitement of all the wonderful holidays to come!

  54. My favorite thing about fall is sitting around our fire pit in jeans and a sweater while drinking hot apple cider! This book looks amazing…thanks for a great giveaway!

  55. I love the cooler weather, finally being in a routine with school, and how excited my kids get when they start seeing Halloween decorations at the store.

  56. Favorite thing about Fall is the crisp, cool weather! Actually, that’s not until Winter here in Florida but it comes eventually!

  57. My favorite thing about fall is everything. For me, it feels more like the beginning of the year than New Year’s. Perhaps because of school starting and also because the weather starts to change (more to my liking). I also love the ramp up to the holiday season, including my birthday.

  58. I love this time of year! The cooler nights, the autumn colors, snuggly sweatshirts and hot chocolate time of year!

  59. My favorite thing about fall is everything. No really I love all of the warm colors and the weather starting to cool down, the ability to wear layers and not roast to death but also not have to feel like an overstuffed marshmallow when you go outside. I love that its the start of the holiday season and all of the fun things that come with the holidays.

  60. flannel sheets……but really too many things to name. fall is the best. thank you for the chance to win!

  61. Great giveaway!
    My favorite thing about Fall….piles of leaves and my 4 grandchildren (4 and under)playing in them! I love to watch them jump in them and throw them at each other. Can’t wait!!

  62. Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, and I’m always looking for new and different ways to celebrate and entertain. Thanks for sharing this. If I don’t win, I’ll have to pick up a copy. :-)

  63. my favorite thing about fall is the return of all the comforts of fall! boots, light sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin beer, anything pumpkin, football, and the beautiful changing landscape (at least on the east coast).

  64. my love everything about fall. it’s my favortie time of year! but if forced to choose one thing, i think it would be the leaves changing.

  65. I enjoy the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors and decorating my home for fall. It is such a beautiful time of the year! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  66. My favoite thing about fall IS halloween! My kids aleady have their costumes picked out and we have a neighbourhood trick-or-treat party in the works. I can’t wait! And how helpful would this magazine be right now? Thanks for the chance,

  67. I love the beautiful colors the fall season brings. I’ve been away from the foothills for the last ten years and being back, especially during the fall is such a treat.

  68. I love fall and decorating for Halloween…because its my daughters birthday Oct. 20th… Leaves changing, cooler weather, pumpkins.

  69. Love all the fall colours, cool crisp air, cozy sweaters and any kind of pumpkin treats!!

  70. There are so many things I love about fall. It’s tough to pick a favorite. Over the years, one of my favorite memories is taking my boys (who are now 6 & 8) to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin. I would always come home with a beautiful new mum which inevitably die over the winter but we had such a great time going for a tractor ride and exploring the farm for just the right pumpkin to display.

  71. I love the changing of the leaves and all the beautiful autumn colors. I love the cooler weather and being able to wear cute boots and sweaters.

  72. I’m geeked about fall this year. In a new house and we have gorgeous maples and burning bush to admire; kids love jumping in the leaves!

  73. I love everything about fall….the cool weather, the sweater wearing, the rustling sound of leaves, the holidays, the food. All of it!

  74. I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, the colors…it is my favorite season!!!

  75. HALLOWEEN is my favorite thing about fall!! That, and the fact that I’m getting married next month!!

  76. I luv, luv, luv decorating for Halloween – but my favorite thing about fall is the perfect temps & a reason to start wearing boots/booties again. I love boots & jeans :)

  77. I love everything about fall-crisp weather, crunchy leaves, apples and pumpkins, hot spiced cider, the feeling of excitement in the air, fall decorating, and I could go on!

  78. Ooooh! My favorite thing about the fall is definitely the pumpkins and all the pumpkin treats, like bread, pies, cookies, soups, roasted dishes… Yummy!

  79. We live in the country and are mostly surrounded trees. I love when the leaves change colors and once they fall watching the kids play in them. Makes for beautiful photos! The smell of pies and cinnamon and spice…. decorating the house with seasonal arts and crafts…I love fall!

  80. I love everything about fall…. the crisp weather, the changing leaves, pumpkins, halloween!!!

  81. my favorite thing about fall is how excited my kid gets for Halloween. He’s already asking for Halloween books and wearing costumes!

  82. Oh gosh you want me to pick one thing about Fall that I love…sorry can’t do it. ;) I love the cooler weather, all the great moody colors, pumpkins & mums…I could go on. :) What a great giveaway. :)

  83. I love the Fall because to me, it marks the start of the holiday season and I LOVE holidays. I love the Fall beacasue I find people are in better moods. I love the Fall beacause in the mornings and at night I need to put on a jacket or sweater. I love the Fall because the Pumpkin Spice Latte makes its way back into my life. I love the Fall because the trees become amazing shapes of color. I love the Fall because I can straighten my hair and it won’t frizz afterwards. I love the Fall because it gives me a reason to buy a new super soft blankie! I love the Fall becasue it is such a happy family time.

  84. My favorite thing about fall is seeing my kids faces with all the fun activities fall/holidays bring :)

  85. Going for outings in the cool weather so I can wrap up in sweaters and boots!

  86. Have to go with the SMELLS of fall — burning leaves, apple cider, spiced pumpkin candles and just the crisp air itself!!

  87. Sun in the afternoon kind of days, cool refreshing nights, a fresh picked apple and football!

  88. OH…I love the fall for SO many reasons. Cute fall clothes, halloween, thanksgiving, black friday shopping, bonfires, oh and not to mention I met my fiance on October 8th six whole years ago! Yay for fall! :)

  89. Pumpkin flavoured everything: cinnamon rolls, muffins, bread, coffee! And of course the changing colours of fall.

  90. My favorite thing about fall, since we moved to a quaint town in San Joaquin County, CA, is the obsessively decorated Halloween houses. We have spooky haunted, chainsaw wielding type of decorations to the pumpkin palooza, traditionally carved sort. Orange, purple, and green lights illuminate the night chill for all the trick or treating ninjas and princesses. It is amazing how much effort goes into creating a kid’s Halloween fantasy.

  91. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, huge scarves, and tall boots are the best thing about this time of the year :) I CAN’T WAIT!

  92. Too many things to list!! Fall smells, pumpkin picking, pumpkin patches, cozy sweaters, fires crackling, comfort food… I could go on and on and on. :-)

  93. Every season in his time … and now it’s time to pumpkins, leaves and fresh air!
    And then begins the school and this is good for mothers …. ;)

  94. Everything turning some shade of ORANGE: Harvest moon, scented candles, crackling fire, dancing leaves, pumpkins and pomegranates.

  95. I love fall! I love the cool weather, the falling leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch and last but not least Halloween!

  96. It is so hard to pick one thing, but I think my favorite has to be all of the fun foods I start to make, chili, roast, anything that cooks all day in the oven. And then of course eating it with friends while watching football.

  97. I love everything about Fall! The smells, the colors, crisp air, everything pumpkin… and my birthday!

  98. I love sooo many things about the fall! My absolute favorite thing though is probably the smell. Crisp fall leaves, cool air, cinnamon, apple cider, pumpkin spice, all these things smell amazing and always-no matter where I am-remind me of why I love this season!

  99. I’m lucky to live in northerin Ohio and enjoy the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, which is something I always look forward too. I also look foward to hot apple cider around a fire and carving pumpkins! yaaay!

  100. I love getting out the sweaters again, and making my first roast chicken of the season!

  101. I love everything about fall…the cooler weather, the leaves changing, football, all the pumpkin treats…I could go on and on.

  102. My favorite thing about fall is the Harvest Moon. Takes my breath away every time. Thank you for the generous giveaway….I would love to win one of Matthew Mead’s Halloween publications! -Marlene email: arteveryday@msn (dot) com

  103. My favorite thing about fall is the clothes. I love jeans and boots and sweaters. Mmmmm, cozy!

  104. I absolutely LOVE Halloween & Dia de los Muertos. They’re my favorite things about Fall…oh…and my birthday in November, too!

  105. I love sweaters, crisp morning air, crunch colorful leaves, and football season. Ahhhhh the joys of autumn are amazing. Pumpkins, scones, cider. I love it all. The sights and smells always excite me!

  106. I love everything about fall-cooler weather and sweathirts and everything pumpkin flavored!!

  107. After living thru another hot summer in Oklahoma (38 days above 100 so far), I am definitely looking forward to the cooler temps. Love the change in the air, the change of colors on trees and taking the little ones to the pumpkin patch.


  108. I love snuggling into a warm sweater on a crisp fall day. Add a college football game, warm doughnuts and some spiced cider, family and friends for a perfect day!

  109. I love the colors, crispness, creativity, cuddling,cider, crockpot foods and scented candles!

  110. I love the *smell* of fall…the cool air, the leaves falling, people starting to use their fireplaces again! And Halloween!!! Fortunate, no? (c: Thanks for the great giveaway!

  111. My favorite thing about fall is the beginning of a new school year. It reminds me of the promise of new possibilities I felt as a child.

  112. I love the fall colors, crisp air and the pumpkins! I grew my own this year and am so proud to say that I have thirteen nearly ready to come off the vine. Thanks for the giveaway, LOVE his work.

  113. What’s not to love about Fall? The cool crisp air, chunky sweaters, tall leather riding boots, warm apple cider, and our new tradition of hosting an Autumn festival!

  114. We have to pick just one??? I love the colors, the apple cider, cozy candles lit around the house, and cooler temps perfect for cute warm sweaters. I pretty much love it all!!

  115. I love everything about fall, but the cool weather after the horrible heat of a southern summer is probably what I look forward to most.

  116. Halloween is mainly celebrated in the USA, right? It is little known in other countries, such as mine. Here in Guatemala is not THAT known, but for some reason it’s been part of my life since I was a little baby. My mom used to take my brother and I trick or treating, and at the sight of such fun activity, I remember my little neighbour friends joining the fun. Today, as a grown woman, I still enjoy Halloween, and since I don’t have kids, I share the fun with my niece. I decorate the house, plan a Halloween night, organize a costume contests… lots of fun! This would, for sure, be an excellent prize! Please count me in. I need to spread Halloween around this place :o)

  117. Fall is fresh air without the humidity, coloured leaves, laundry blowing on the line and of course Hallowe’en with all the fixin’s.

  118. Remembering as a child , mom making me a costume every year (I wanted her to :)
    She would sew together an old sheet and then use fabric dye and it turned out a musty grey /black! perfect! Then, came the homemade witches hat she made from paper mache. I loved carrying a broom and wearing super long eyelashes!
    Silly, but so memorable!

  119. I remember my mom making punch in a plastic cauldron and adding dry ice to make it spooky. Years later she finds out that you’re not suppose to put the dry ice directly into the punch because it’s really bad for you. So I told her I blame her for why I’m so crazy now lol. But it was still really cool.

  120. The fabulous colors! I live in Florida now and miss seeing the trees turn, raking leaves ,picking apples and going for fresh cider. Fall is the BEST time of the year.

  121. My favorite thing about fall is making Halloween costumes for my 2 little girls. I love seeing their faces when the costume they imagined becomes real!

  122. My favorite thing is the way the sunshine feels on your skin on a cold day! On cold days, the sky is so wonderful!

  123. my favorite thing about fall is wearing a scarf to the farmers market on a saturday morning and drinking a hot hazelnut coffee while picking up fresh produce!

  124. My favorite thing about Fall is all the season’s fruits and vegetables. I love cooking with apples and squash!

  125. I LOVE everything about FALL! Cool crisp air, beautiful fall trees, sweatshirts, crunchy leaves, cold noses/cheeks, pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn mazes, decorations, Halloween, the Fall scented smells, etc. etc. I wish it could be fall 6 months of the year! :)

  126. The colors and the smell!! And this year, looking forward to my baby girl playing in the leaves!

  127. Having lived in New England my entire life, I have to say my favorite thing about Autumn is when the leaves change color, it is truly breathtaking! Runners up: pumpkins, apple picking, the fall “feeling” in the air, corn mazes…I could go on and on ~ I LOVE this time of year!

  128. fall is my absolute favorite season….. my favorite thing is the blazing orange leaves against the gray cloudy skies.

  129. There are so many things I love about fall. My most favorite would have to be the smells of fall; from the fallen leaves to the smells of cinnamon and baked goods!

  130. I love to go apple picking………..and then come home and make a pie, is there anything more Fall than that smell in the house ?? YUM

  131. I think it has to be a trip to Linvilla Orchards to their Fall craft fair and a purchase of their Apple Cider and an Apple Crumb cake from their ‘barn’…. yup that’s the season for you!

  132. Fall is my favorite season by far. It’s hard to pick one favorite thing, I love the cooler weather, and the color changes the most!

  133. Fun giveaway! My favourite thing about fall is the smell of the dry leaves on the ground. Oh, and chunky sweaters and boots! :)

  134. Hi! My favorite thing about fall is that it is no longer summer :) and that it is about to be winter and I really, really just love it all… I could go on and on and on!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. I live in one of the most beautiful fall changing color states of Almost Heaven West Virginia-love taking
    long drives taking in the scenery, getting lost in the corn mazes, eating homemade soups & chili….
    life is grand in the fall!

  136. My favorite part of fall is the fact that it *FINALLY* drops below 100 (in AZ), and we can spend some time outside! :)

  137. I love the colors the layers of clothing and the dress up of Halloween which is also our kitties birthdays!

  138. The beautiful fall colors, the cool breezes, sweaters, boots, thanksgiving, my birthday on Halloween, pumpkins, and cinnamon… but most of all I LOVE playing in the leaves with my 2 little boys and experiencing the beginning of the holidays with my family.

  139. The baking. I love to make goodies to share…but the heat of summer does not inspire me to turn on the oven!

  140. The cooler weather, the coziness, the baked goods(!), the anticipation for all the goodness ahead, the harvest of the year and family.

  141. Oh, I’ve been wanting a copy!! :-) My favorite thing about Fall is probably the cool, crisp air and the smell of fresh air.

  142. Great post! I love your photos! My favorite thing about fall…Well, there are a few, 1. Oct is my birthday month! 2. I LOVE Halloween 3. The crispness of the air, the smell of fireplaces being used, coziness with my hubby and little baby boy, the season just melts my heart and reminds me of very happy times as a little girl. <3

  143. Fall means football! Tailgating, seeing all the family and friends again at games, that’s the first thing I think of when fall shows up. And then my nephews call “Aunt Tammi, we want to be Ninjas (Or Luke Skywalker and Yoda, Batman and Robin, Thing and Silver Surfer)! Can you make our costumes? I love it!

  144. Here in Australia we don’t relly decorate for the seasons (except Christmas) but I really am trying to follow the footsteps of all the decorating fans in America – such fun. Please include me in the giveaway so I can get my creative juices flowing.

  145. i’m an october baby, so naturally i love the season i was born in. it’s a great time – reaping the harvest, change of colors all around and the anticipation of the holidays!

  146. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I love the smells of Fall. Apples, Pumpkins, lots of pumpkins.
    The colors are gorgeous. And the temperature is usually perfect.
    Carol L

  147. Here in San Antonio, my favorite thing about fall is that is starts to cool off a little bit!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  148. I adore the chill in the aire in the mornings, the sunny afternoons and the cosy evenings as the nights draw in.

    Also the smell of Autumn, leaves, grapes being harvested and the plums roasting in the huge ovens dotted around the local countryside…..just wish that I could capture the smell and put it in a bottle :-)

    If you have not already guessed Autumn is my favourite season here in SW France….

    Leeann x

  149. My favorite thing about fall, besides the gorgeous colors of the leaves on the trees, is the crisp, cool morning air and the afternoon sunshine. The weather is often what I can only call “perfect”. :)

  150. It’s hard to narrow it down as fall is my absolute favorite season. I’d have to go with my anniversary being my favorite thing about the fall.

  151. I love the cooler weather, pumpkins, and the fabulous fall scents!…..and of course, I love decorating for Halloween!

  152. my favorites… the cool crisp air… and of course New England’s magical show of colors.

  153. Can’t wait for fall and cooler weather! What better way to get some great ideas than this fabulous looking book!

  154. We host a weenie roast and hayride for a group of about 50 friends and family every year. I love decorating the yard and the house for that night. It always ends up being one of my favorite nights of the year!

  155. I love the crisp smell in the air, listening to Miles Davis and drinking apple cider!

  156. There’s so many things I love about fall, but I’d have to say my absolute favorite is decorating the front door/porch on our house. I love making a pretty wreath with autumn colors, picking out the perfect pumpkins to set on the ground next to a couple potted mums and maybe some hay bails or spray painted gourds this year.

  157. I love everything pumpkin, muffins, cake, doughnut, coffee. The combination of cinnamon and pumpkin and the colors just make me happy after the long humid days of summer.

  158. I love all the smells of fall and the sounds as I walk through the fallen “crunchy” leaves!

  159. Fall for me means a trip to visit family up north so that I can smell the cool air and the drying leaves! South Florida stays muggy until Christmas, so it never really feels like fall here.

  160. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler temperatures (after the heat of August) and the colors! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Halloween!!!

  161. I LOVE the bike rides my family goes on in the mountains where the leaves are changing colors!!

  162. My husband and I have taking country rides through the Vermont mountains every year since we first started dating 31 years ago! Vermont is just beautiful in the Fall!

  163. I like going to the pumpkin patch w/ my niece & nephews, fall festivals & decorating for Halloween! Love Matthew Mead’s work!

  164. WOW! Looks like an AWESOME book!
    EVERYTHING about fall is my favorite! LOL! But, if I had to choose, it would be sitting outside, around the fire pit (snuggled inside warm flannel shirts/jackets) with family and friends, drinking Chai Latte, or sipping wine.

  165. I absolutely LOVE fall when the weather starts getting cooler, leaves changing colors, football season and the time to get together with friends. I love decorating for Halloween and this year plan to have a Halloween party! This book would definitely help me make the party a great hit.

  166. The smells of spices, leaves and apples. The filling up on comfort food. Hay rides, haunted houses and wax paper leaf mobiles. The birth of my son. And Halloween. We’ve already begun getting in the fall spirit. I never feel sad about summer ending!

  167. Halloween!!! Is my favorite thing about Fall. I’m ready to start decorating by Labor Day, and snarky about having to take it down before Thanksgiving.

    And each fall we watch the woods in our front yard. What kind of year has it been? Will the trees stupify us with color, or go mildly to their gorgeous winter structural shapes.

  168. I love the way the taste of the air changes as it gets colder and all the colors of fall! Thinking of all the gorgeous colors- indian corn, blazing trees, all the chrysanthemums, fall apples, goldenrod by the wayside, and pumpkins galore!

  169. I love decorating for fall – there are so many amazing things that you can collect from your own yard to use indoors.

  170. I love to go apple picking with my family. My 2 children love it too, and it is so wonderful to see the joy in their faces over something so simple and basic, and it’s also great because it is something my husband does without constantly checking work emails on his phone. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  171. I truly love everything about Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I love apple picking, pumpkin picking, apple ciders, apple & pumpkin treats like apple cider donuts and pumpkin muffins. I love the cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves, wearing boots and sweaters. Truly everything, especially Halloween.

    SweetInSAHMnity at gmail

  172. I love the smell of fall and the crisp air. It’s my favorite season by far! I love visiting orchards, and making comfort foods for our family. I love the colors and the falling leaves. My children like to collect acorn tops and make little hats for everything :)

  173. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the fact that my life seems to move at a slower, more relaxing pace.

  174. Hi Kate, in my home based daycare we’ve already starting talking about leaves turning colour and falling, which animals do what to get ready for winter, Canadian geese flying south before winter. I’ve been doing daycare for years but each year I get to relive it again through the eyes of a child who is brand new to it all and is totally amazed by it. Very magical !!

  175. In the famous words (song) from Barney… ( I know this from years of second hand listening, LOL)

    “You can call it Fall if that’s what you please, but I say I like AUTUMN, Deedel, Doppla, Deedel, Dopple Dee,
    Jackets, glad you brought ’em, but I say I like AUTUMN!!!!!!

  176. My favorite thing about Fall is my son’s birthday in October. My favorite thing about Nature in Fall is the trees.

  177. Love Fall Foliage! and the smells of the Autumn weather….miss them terribly living in So. FLA.

  178. I love fall decorating. I’m in love with all things pumpkin….their color, their shape and their taste, too! Fall brings crisp air and crisp apples. Fall is just a cozy season! My favorite time of the year.

  179. I always look forward to the beginning of fall – we celebrate my daughters birthday on Sept 11th (she was born in2001, during the midst of the chaos) . Then I enjoy transforming our home for Halloween/fall it’s a bit of work, but is so fun. We always have a family friendly Halloween party.

  180. I love everything fall — pumpkins, the vibrant colors, the smell of fireplaces in the evening and one of my favorite holidays to decorate for HALLOWEEN!

  181. I love so much about fall especially the cooler temps, the smell, and the colorful leaves. AHHH!

  182. I love the chill in the air the beautiful autumn colors all around the smell of logs burning in the fireplace, anything pumpkin flavored. I love, love to decorate for Halloween/Thanksgiving.

  183. My favorite thing about fall…. sitting on my front steps on a crisp cool morning, watching my 3 kids walk to the bus stop while I drink my hot coffee/hot chocolate in my cozy warm sweater. Its the little moments I love…

  184. LOVE the crunch of maple leaves underfoot, pumpkin pie and decorating the house into a more cozy atmosphere. Thanks for the chance to win – REALLY enjoyed other Matthew Mead mags…that guy does the best Christmas – can’t wait to see what he’s doing for Hallowe’en!

  185. My favorite part about fall is Halloween….Halloween is my favorite decorating holiday and I go all out with lights outside and lots of decorations…but you can never have enough decorations, can you?

  186. I love Halloween and everything associated with it. The scary movies, decorations, cooler temps, the candy, kids in costumes driving my dog nuts every time the ring the bell. Thank goodness it’s only one night a year!

  187. I love all the family activities and how excited the kids get for hayrides, fairs, pumpkin patch, apple picking, halloween, leaf peeping…

  188. The sunsets. I think they get more colorful as the days start to get shorter. Also the air is so crisp and clear (clean). We live in the NW and I am drawn to buying sweaters, I even put them on the pumpkins! Also, the smell of baked goods come to mind, I don`t bake so much in the summer. Happy Fall-Festivities.

  189. In the falls of my past I loved to rake up the leaves into a large pile and with childhood abandon make a running jump. Trips to apple hill, the smell of the rice fields after harvest, clean manilla folders …

    Today fall means that the temperatures in Phoenix will now slowly decline to tolerable levels.

    I miss fall.

  190. I Love Fall !! The weather, Football and chili. I also love the decorations for fall. For my Children it means Christmas is right around the corner :)

  191. My favorite thing about fall is the crisp nights and snuggling under big down quilts. I miss the colored leaves!

  192. I love everything about fall, the cooler weather, the colors, the decorating, football, etc.

  193. I love so many things about Fall…the cooler weather, the colors, the smells, being able to go camping in Texas again after the blistering hot summer! But, most of all I love Halloween and decorating for Halloween. It turns me into a kid again!

  194. My absolute favorite part of fall is Baking…and the smells associated with it. It is finally cool enough to fire up the oven and make wonderful things with apples and cinnamon!

  195. My favorite part of fall are the cool crisp mornings.

    Thank you for the give away!

  196. I hate that summer is ending but fall is fun…USF football, cooler (less humid!!) weather, and the cliché fall scents all make me happy!

  197. Fall is the time of great appreciation of the glorious natural beauty even here in the city; I walk along crushing the newly fallen drying leaves beneath my feet. I look in awe at the magnificent colors of the trees as the summer is bidding adieu and this season of transition to winter is pushing me along in a warmer sweater and sometimes even gloves and a hat. There is truly a gift in seeing, feeling and and being in that seasonal shift of weather, gardens and trees. The birds migrating along the river flyway now have calls that differ from the summer birds…the songs change and the beauty of this in between time is mine in which I may delight.

  198. My most favorite thing about fall is all the amazing colors, bringing out the warm cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Also going to our local apple farmer & picking up their fresh made apple cider.

  199. Aaahhhh Fall…..I love the leaves turning colours, the crispness in the air and the yummy drinks that are available! Sad for summer to end but excited for Fall to start!

  200. I lovev the cooler weather of fall, the leaves turning colour, putting the garden to rest for the winter .. It is a beautiful season.

  201. I love the crisp weather the wonderful smells the beautiful colors of nature!
    I love picking apples and going to the pumpkin patches with my grand kids!
    I love the way my house smells when I bake with lots of cinnamon and apple and pumpkin.
    I love to get under a quilt with a good book and sip warm cocoa in the cool evenings!
    I mean what’s not to love:)))

  202. I love the nice cool weather, the beautiful leaves, my cozy blanket, and apples. Love all the recipes for apples.

    Also, its closer to Christmas, which I also love.
    Thanks for running this giveaway.

  203. Thank you for this offer!
    The changing leaves are by far my favorite thing about fall. I live in Phoenix now and I miss the changing leaves so much!
    In second place is probably my husband and children decorating the house for Halloween. One year they made a spectacular spiderweb out of rope on the front of the house. People brought their kids to take pictures in front of it!! Lol They do a pretty good job every year.

  204. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. My favorite thing about fall is the black and orange dinner I make every year. I serve all food that is predominantly black and orange!

  205. My favorite fall things are leaves, cool temps, and football!! What an awesome time of year!!

  206. My favorite thing about fall is being able to dress in layers and sweaters! And starting to shop for Christmas!

  207. I’m really a Northerner at heart, and when it gets cold, I feel I’m really in my element. I find myself smiling and feeling uplifted as soon as the cold breezes start to come in September or October. There are lots of other things I like about fall. I love the changing colours on the trees, the crisp autumn smells and, I must not leave out, fall’s fashion renewal.

  208. My favorite things about fall are the cooler weather….watching the leaves change on the trees, and taking walks in the woods while listening to the leaves crunch under my feet. I love the smell of fall, the crisp breeze and the fallen leaves smells soooo good. I also love fall colors, and decorating for the season. Rich oranges, browns, golds and reds are so beautiful.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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  209. I love everything about Fall, but especially the nostalgic feeling I get about fun childhood memories :)

  210. Love the cooler temperatures, apple picking, warm apple cider and beautiful Fall leaf parade!

  211. Fall is my favorite season but I particularly love everything Halloween, the music, the costumes, the decor.

  212. There is so much to love about Fall. Between the colors, the weather and the change of pace for clothes it’s just a great time of year. Overall though, my favorite thing about Fall is Russian Tea. I can remember being little and my Mother making it for me. She’d hand me a mug with the spoon in it and tell me to “stir it just right”. To this day, I can see and hear her doing that! For me, that’s Fall.

  213. I love the smell of the Fall air. There’s nothing like walking thru a big pile of leaves and hearing the swish and crunch. Then there’s the many tastes of the harvest…..yes, Fall is my favourite time of the year. It is a time I most enjoy travelling. I am currently in Portland to go exploring the city and the Columbia Gorge.

  214. I love the smells of Fall… Pumpkin candles, apple cider, and wood smoke when it gets a little bit colder outside. It’s always the time that we go back to having warm dinners like pot roast and roast chicken, and the house smells so inviting and cozy.

  215. Fall has always been my favorite time of year. It was when we went back to school, each year seemed to be brimming with such possibilities. New clothes was a part of it and, more important new school supplies. I still love going to the office store and looking at these. The scent of fall in the morning air always makes me smile, as the weather gets cooler. Raking up piles of leaves to jump and bury ourselves in, then rake them and do it all over again.

  216. Apples – We love going spple picking & treating ourselves to fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts too. Yum!

  217. Flannel shirts, bonfires and jumping into the big pile of leaves someone else just made….lol

  218. Fall is awesome because of the flux of color and change…I Love the crisp, cool air, the rich bounty food that is available and the fact that I can decorate my home beuatifully by just walking outside! The smells and sights of this season just makes you wanna curl up with a bowl of butternut squash soup and smile!

  219. My favourite thing about fall are the wonderful smells in the air! The smell of the leaves, the gardens and the farm crops ripening! Being a grain-farm raised girl, I awlays helped my dad harvest the crops he had so diligently sewn in the spring. It was such a special time for us working together as a great team. I loved every minute of it! The night sky out in the country side is nothing you could ever imagine! There are a gazillion stars twinkling in the sky, some nights the northern lights would dance for us while other nights far-away lightning would entertain us . . . and the moon! A havest moon creeping over the horizon and slowly lifting itself into the night sky is spectacular! These are such precious memories to me now as my father passed away five years ago. Autumn is bitter-sweet for me now; truly a beautiful time of year with memories I shall forever cherish, but a time that I find myself really missing my daddy.

  220. My favorite thing about fall is that EVERYONE loves fall. The kids are excited to be back at schoo (at least for a while)l. The boys (and alot of girls too) are happy to have football back. (Our daughter just started high school so we are rooting for that now too, not just college.) Mom’s are into the decorating for the season, the dog is happy to sit outside because the weather has cooled, the husband doesn’t complain as much about doing his honey do’s ’cause the humidity has gone. THe daughters are excited about the new fall clothes and mom can get out of shorts and cover up what should be covered up without having heat stroke. Ooops, I better stop there.

  221. Living in upstate NY, we love to go hiking in the Adirondacks. I love the clean, fresh cool air and the gorgeous fall colors….from the leaves on the trees, to the beautiful mums. We always go apple picking and to the pumpkin patch to bring home sweet treats and fall treasures! I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else if I had to give the fall season up ;)

  222. I live in Colorado so my favorite thing about fall would have to be the golden aspen against the crisp blue fall sky. And to complete the picture the smell of those golden falling leaves. I think fall is my favorite season of all.

  223. I love the smells and colors of fall! Here in WV, the leaves are just beautiful. And there is something about fallen leaves decomposing that just smells….right. I hope I win!

  224. After moving to FL at 40 from Arkansas, where fall’s sights and smells were my favorite time. I started to fly home to see my Mom every October so I could still enjoy the cotton fields, see the soybeans being threshed, trees changing colors and takin my grandson through the corn field mazes and to roadside stands full of pumpkins, gourds and falls abundance. But the best thing is seeing my Mom and spending time with my family. I come home to Sarasota to host an “orange” party on the 31st. With my house decked out for Halloween, I have some of my older friends and friends with kids all stop by for “orange” refreshments-Cheese dip with olive eyes, dead pumpkin shells (nacho flavored doritoes), pumpkin poop (round cheetos) , mummy crescent hot dogs. hand floating in orange punch, chocolate cupcakes with orange decorated icing etc… Some spooky, some fun-everyone enjoys the kids costumes and excitement. The friends without kids get to spend time with little ones getting into the “spirit” and the parents get a little break before the sugar rush hits.

  225. I love taking my dog for a walk along the beach in the cool crisp morning
    I love pumpkin
    I love the colors of the fall leaves
    I love pumpkin
    I love sitting on my deck with my family watching as the sun sets
    I love pumpkin
    I love visiting with friends for friday nite happy hour
    Did I mention I love pumpkin ;)

  226. My favorite thing about fall is going to the pumpkin farm and munching on pumpkin donuts. The smells in the air and the warm sweaters!

  227. My favorite thing about fall is when the weather starts to cool down and you can snuggle up on the couch with the kids.

  228. My favorite thing about fall is that I can savor summer well into September! As the mother of a “launched” son and a daughter traveling abroad for a semester, I can rebel in my summer cocktails and garden as long as I want. Soon I’ll get out a whole new wardrobe, entirely for free from my closet when the weather cools!

  229. Fall is ahnds-down my favorite season. The fresh air, sleeping in on rainy days, the colours of the leaves as they change, decorating with gourds, the crunch of the leaves under my feet and being able to wear sweaters and jackets. This year I get to buy a whole new wardrobe to fit my new pregnant belly and expensive but exciting part of the season this year!

  230. This year the cooler temps of fall are most welcome after the unusual highs we’ve had this summer and I have recently moved and for the first time in more than 20 years am surrounded by hardwoods again so I can hardly wait for the leaves to turn. Thanks for the give-away and the opportunity to enter.

  231. I love going to the local farms searching for pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and picking peppers that the roast for me. I love making my kids Halloween costumes. I love planning gory food to have prior to trick or treating…:)

  232. crisp grab-your-favorite sweater weather, apple cider and doughnuts, the world awash in amber, ochre, crimson and pumpkin, the spell of halloween, the smell of leaves burning and leaves falling and cornstalks oozing their last bit of sugar, crows stitching lines through the clouds, the honk of geese flying overhead, the golden light in the morning that slowly stretches into a faded blue, the shadows that creep around the house, the nesting instinct, pumpkin-colored moons. sigh.

  233. I love the changing leaves and the family get togethers that the fall brings, thanksgiving, halloween and birthdays!

  234. Thank you for a chance to win such a fun filled book of ideas! I can hardly wait for fall, its my favorite next to christmas. We live in Fla. so its kinda weird compared to Ct. where I’m from but we do it up big, we make lots of decorations that we put in and out of the house and my oven can’t catch a break probably till summer again. I bake alot of fall favorite such as pumpkin muffins, pies and homemade doughnuts. Iv’e already started!

  235. I love our annual family trip to Apple Hill, here in Northern CA…have you been Kate? Apple farms, fresh pies, fresh fruit, crafters, breweries, wineries, pumpkin patches…it’s beautiful.

  236. Oh, boy – I can’t pick just one thing! I love fall – all of it! I love the colors, the crisp air, the smells, the holidays, the cozy feeling, the way our family seems to pull in close! I just love it all! Halloween has always been a huge favorite in this house, so this is a great prize. Thanks for offering it!


  237. Don’t you just love the spider webs that drape from tree branches and create a lacy curtain on the front porch!?

  238. My favorite thing about fall is the cool weather, a high school football game (my husband is a coach) and a pumpkin spice latte!

  239. I love all the pumpkin flavored food and drinks that come out! And that it gets cooler because I live in Florida and the heat is harsh!

  240. I love the changing colors outside and being in my sweatshirt and shorts outside enjoying it!

  241. The cool, crisp air and back-to-school excitement. Fall means new beginnings in our house!

  242. the SOUNDS!!!!!! leaves falling, crunching, kiddos having their last hurrah, football game sounds, school bands, students cheering, trick or treaters, rivers before they freeze. Fall is about many things, but I ADORE the sound of it all before the silence of winter!

  243. I love the crisp leaves, yummy apples and especially the yummy apple cider. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  244. I love the way fall smells! I also love the high quaility excuse to cover my upper arms. So ready!

  245. I look forward to the break in the hot weather, being able to wear long sleeves, the change in colors. Matthew’s publication looks like a lot of fun!

  246. I love the crisp, cool days and the beautiful fall colors in The Great Smoky Mountains.

  247. I love getting bundled up in sweaters and scarves… and the tasty fall Starbucks treats. :)

  248. My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler weather ushering in the beautiful foliage and upcoming holidays.

  249. I love that I can finally wear a sweater.
    I love the colors and smell of the changes to Fall.
    I love getting ready for trick or treaters.
    I love pumpkins.

  250. I love the fall smells…pumpkin and apple cider! I love dressing up for Halloween. I love wearing jeans.

  251. My beautiful daughter was born on a crisp Halloween morning, so her birthday is always made more special with a hayride,trick-or-treating, and then, a fire pit complete with hotdogs, marshmallows and s’mores!!!

  252. My favorite thing about Fall is Halloween! It makes me feel like a kid, love the scary stuff and love costume parties!!

  253. I love pumpkin candles, fall leaves, cool nights/mornings and beautiful days and Halloween.

  254. Favorite thing about Fall??? The earthy smell of fallen leaves layered on the ground in the woods and the smell of goldenrod, milkweed and asters mustering thier last brilliant hurrah before winter begins! Love the test tube Bloody Mary’s in the featured photo!! So up my alley as an once-upon-a-time-Microbiologist! Hope you have a fabulous weekend working on the Alma House II!

  255. Fall favorites are falling leaves, color hues rich with warmth, and the anticipation that fills the crisp air. Excitement in the anticipation of play. Halloween, ball, hikes and fellowship. Warm and cozy clothing, knitting, and knowing snow is just around the corner.

  256. The smell of woodsmoke from the fireplaces and woodburning stoves….thats a sure sign fall has arrived here in the northwest.

  257. Apple orchards, pumpkin patch, leaves changing colours, geese migrating, warm fluffy sweaters (no more worries about bikini season) and planning my garden for spring.

  258. I’m a traditionalist. Even here in Central California (Fresno), where 100 degree weather is still hanging on, the leaves are starting to change. I love how the trees in my yard and around town change every single day.

  259. It won’t feel like fall until late October here in Texas, but some of my favorite things are foods with pumpkin in them, cooler weather, and fall gardening.

  260. I love the crispness of fall — leaves crunching, sharp bright colors, apples, and so forth. I love everything about fall, it’s my favorite season. :)

  261. I love the cooler weather, fewer flying/biting bugs and colourful leaves. Thanks for the chance to win!

  262. I love the colors of Fall and the slow and steady progression up and through the holiday season.

  263. I love EVERYTHING about fall..cool crisp air, cozy blankets, hot soup, sweaters, crunchy leaves, etc, etc, etc

  264. Fall colors and temperatures make this season perfect. Lots of birthdays in our family in the fall … including mine!

  265. I love so many things about fall. To name a few I would have to go with cooler temperatures, changing colors and pumpkins. Anything to do with pumpkins!

  266. Back-to-school, football, open windows and no a.c., pumpkin picking, pretty foliage, sweaters, autumnal recipes…I could go on!

  267. My favorite thing about fall is the weather and the fact that we get to pick pumpkins not only for decorating, but for making soups, pies, and cakes!! Yummy!!!

  268. Hi,
    For me, fall is kind of sad – summer’s over, gardens are dying, trees are losing their leaves, winter’s coming (I’m in Canada!), days are shorter and raking (Yuck!).
    On the other hand, fall is cooler, less humidity, mums and asters for the garden, beautiful colours on the trees, comfort food, Halloween (love getting dressed up)!
    Spring is my favourite season but fall has a lot going for it.
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  269. I’m so jealous of people who have an actual Fall. We used to have a full 4 seasons in the NY area, but anymore we just go from hot, hot to cold,cold with maybe a few weeks of transition. But I love those weeks so much. The air just smells so crisp and clean, and I love all the fall produce and the first stew of the season.

  270. You can feel fall as it gets closer…Summer activities and bright colorful blooms slowly marches out, to be replaced by Mums, garlands of fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds and ghouls!
    This, is indeed my favorite time of year. Life seems to slow down a little as if to say, hey, let’s take our time with this season and savor every minute of it..cooler days, fires in fireplaces, snuggling under a blanket with a good book, or a good Dachshund friend. The grass grows more slowly (the hubs is excited about less lawn maintenance)…we just relish this time of year…after the hot dry days of summer, God gives us cooler weather to transition to the frigid cold weather of winter. We pull out our cooler weather recipes of soups, stews, chili, homemade breads…hot chocolate and marshmallows! Leaves crunching under your feet as you walk across the blacket of fallen leaves from the Maple tree – raking up leaves into huge piles for dive bombing bodies into them…then the task of bagging those leaves for mulch into the waiting beds. Ahhh…cannot wait until it hits us full force! Come on Fall…we are ready for you!!

  271. Love Halloween and fall! My favorite time of the year (like so many!). Thanks for the opportunity to win – great giveaway!

  272. My favorite things about fall, besides Halloween, are the crisp air and turning leaves. They instantly remind me of cross country season!

  273. Fall is my favorite time of year and there are so many things I love about it. Boots and jackets, the colors (browns, oranges, reds and yellows), pumpkin spice-flavored everything, but most of all I just love Halloween. I was at Michael’s yesterday and they had all of the Halloween supplies out already. It just got me in the spirit. Can’t wait to start decorating!

  274. My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins-in recipes and for decoration, can’t get enough of pumpkins!

  275. there’s a definite change in the feel and smell of the air in the morning. It makes me start thinking about baking and making soup!

  276. What’s not to love??? School is back in session and the kids are out of the house. That equals more DIY, organizing and crafting for this working mom. Is it wrong to leave the kids in daycare to sneak in a couple hours of mommy fun??? If it is, please don’t tell me!

  277. Too many things to count! Crisp, cool air. Football. Small Midwest town festivals. Pumpkins. Tailgating. I cant choose just one!!!

  278. What I love about fall is the cool weather and the changing of the leaves. I love that where I live we experience mild weather but you can tell when seasons change. I enjoy your posts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  279. My favorite thing about fall is probably the trees – I love the change in color! Also, I love how the weather starts lightening up.

    ‘Course, it helps that my birthday is in the fall.

  280. My favourite thing about fall is pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte’s from Starbucks!

  281. My husband and I will be married one year in the fall….so that’s easily my favorite thing! I also love the weather, it’s a welcome change here in the south.

  282. I have a degree in Interior Design and what better way to use it then turn my house into a scary, spider webs all over, dark haunted house. My favorite part of fall is of course Halloween. Living in MN gives you a chance to experience all the seasons, I just love the smell of a fresh, cool fall!

  283. I love love love Halloween! Fall is my favorite season. Cider, candy apples, haunted houses… wearing sweaters… It can’t get here soon enough!

  284. Pull out your brooms, put on your capes, witches decorating it time. Halloween is so much fun.

  285. What is NOT to love about fall! All my friends posting their Halloween tricks and treats, Fall decoration ideas, yummy recipies to try and football jerseys!

  286. I love the change in colors for Fall… not to mention the cooler climate AND holidays!!

  287. My favorite thing about fall is breaking out all my jeans, sweaters, and boots that have been in hibernation for what feels like eternity! I’m so sick and tired of shorts and tanks – bring on the cozies!

  288. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves. We love to rake big piles and let the kids jump in.

  289. Cool nights, fall festivals, baking cakes and pies and roasts for Sunday dinners. These are a few of my favorite things for fall :-)

  290. FALL what’s not to like? Cool crisp weather; time to start listening to my “PRACTICAL MAGIC” SOUNDTRACK CD; orange black white I love it all;pumpkins black cats moonfaces I’m ready!!!!

  291. My favorite thing about fall might be a tie between getting to wear all of my fabulous boots and drinking pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  292. my favorite part about fall is the weather here in ut! love the crisp days! also with the weather comes all the great stuff you get to wear! sweaters, scarves, boots… love it all! pale blue apron at gmail dot com

  293. I hope I’m not too late, I have eight minutes left untill the end of the day. My favorite thing about fall is the clothes. I love wearing jeans, tall boots, and lots of sweaters and scarves. Can’t wait.

  294. I would Love to win this Book!
    I love the Cooler Temps, The Fall Foliage, All the Cute Clothes and my Favorite – all of the Fall Foods!
    Fall is The Best Season!

  295. i love the fall. all the colors and smells, just about everything in the country. it is like it is a time of long ago, with just a little bit of spookyness added to give you a jolt, of is this real? it is fun all the way around.

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