Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Weekends and a Giveaway!

The skies have a widening blanket of clouds. At one moment they look all white fluffy marshmallow like and in a quick minute they can turn all grumpy. They darken and form mean like faces where I know at any minute they will start spewing water on my head. I prefer the fluffy marshmallow type.


The temperatures are changing and I struggle with cuddling up in bed with
lots of blankets to having that one leg hang out, my own way of trying
to hold on to summer where blankets are just not needed.


There was no better way to kick off this weekend, then a stop by
Starbucks. Their Caramel Apple Cider is ummm to die for.
And I wanted no other companion with me as I perused the local
pumpkin patch.


With the Starbucks cup to warm thy hands, I took in the beauty.
Vibrant orange pumpkins galore.




Such creativity and they put quite a few ideas in my head.
I will put my pumpkin carving skills to test later on in the

I have to say though .. this Mickey one made my heart smile just a bit.
A Mickey fan I will always be. A part of childhood I will never let go of.



And these type of weekends are ones where we settle in.
We take in the the crisp days and cool nights. We curl up
around the dancing flames of the yummy flavored candles.
We settle in, and take in a nice fire. And we cook ...

From chili simmering all day to baking cupcakes.


"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
- Carol Bishop Hipps

I'm excited to say the great folks over at CSN contacted me for a giveaway. They want to treat one of my readers to a $20 gift certificate to use at any of their 200+ sites. They have many sites where they feature products from a end table to cookware to shoes. So there is no doubt
that I know you can put that $20 to something good.

Contest is open to anyone, however CSN only ships to the US & Canada.

There are 3 ways to enter!

1) Visit any of the 200+ CSN Stores and tell me what you would use the gift certificate for.

2) Become a Follower of my blog, and leave me a comment telling me you are indeed a Follower.

3)Blog/Tweet/Facebook about the giveaway and send me the link.

So up to (3) entries per person.

Giveaway ends October 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be selected by
and will be notified by email and will have 48
hours to reply back before a new winner
is selected.

If you are not a follower, please leave your
email address so I can contact you.

Good Luck!


  1. I am a follower of your blog! What cute blogs you always have! : )

  2. Since CSN doesn't ship internationally, I would use the gift certificate as a present for my Mother since she is moving back to Texas in January. I'm sure she'd be able to find something nice for her new house!

    I'm in awe of that first cloud photo, it is so haunting!
    Your Starbucks photo made me so very homesick!
    And I love your pumpkin pics! And of course you liked the Mickey Mouse one! xo

  3. I am now following you! Jeana


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