Thursday, November 8, 2012


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That's 222 giveaways on top of the grand prizes below folks!

What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? For me it's home, cooler weather, the crackling of a fire in a fireplace, and the holidays. It's spending more time outdoors. Marveling at the fall colors, if you're lucky enough to live in a northern state. Florida's fall colors basically boil down to the maple trees where the leaves turn and then drop off.

I haven't been home (Maine) to enjoy the fall in years. But you can bet my heart is there when the temperature drops even a little here. Every year my cousin, Mary sends me a home made Christmas wreath the beginning of December, and I hang it on the front door where it stays for months. Even brown I love the smell of pine and home. It's no wonder this is my favorite time of year. 

What do you like about Autumn and Fall? Leave a comment, along with your email, and one randomly drawn reader (US/Canada only)will win this pretty scarf! 


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!


petula said...

I live in Spain so I can't win your prize but I hope this comment counts on the main contest.

Debbie Laurie said...

Autumn is my time for Shopping for Christmas deals.. Going to work when it's dark and coming home in the dark.. Being in Texas you never know what kind of weather today 11/9/12 86'. Next week 50's - 60's. December could be 30's or 50-60-70-80. I've already pulled out the long sleeves to wear.. This is favorite time to cook. Turkey Time & Soups.. My other favorite thing about this time of year is flannel pjs and snuggling with a book sitting on the couch reading before bed. Enter me please!!!!! Debbie L. Thank You!! :-)

Carin said...

I love that it finally cools down and is comfortable again in Autumn! Thanks Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

yellowrose said...

I would love to be entered in this...the grand prize sounds...well, grand...but I'd like some of the lesser ones nearly as well. What I love about Fall is walking though all the crackly fallen leaves.

katsrus said...

I love the cooler weather and the beautiful fall foliage. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B

Ingeborg said...

I like the cooler weather after sweating like a pig during the


LM said...

I love the cooling temps and the changing leaves in the trees. The mountains are gorgeous in fall!

elizabeth said...

I love the changing colors of the leaves. Where I live, the weather is up and down temperature wise, but the colors make it bareable.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray

Kim Lemear said...

I love the crisp fall air and the beautiful leaves.


"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

I love the falling leaves, winter coat and anticipation of white snow...

Debby said...

I like the leaves changing colors and I enjoy my hot chocolate more.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Tory Richards said...

Petula, your comment does count. And I've decided if someone from out of the US wins they will get to pick one of my books in place of the scarf.

Debbie you can say the same thing about the weather here in Florida:)

Hi Carin! Thanks for coming by.

Crackling leaves, I forgot all about that, yellowrose.

Thanks for stopping by katsrus!

LOL, you don't happen to live in Florida, do you lngeborg?

I'd love to live in the mountains, LM!

Hi Elizabeth! Glad you could stop by.

Hey Kim, nice to see you here.

Not sure I'd be happy to see snow unless I can stay inside for the winter. Then I must have a big picture window so the scenery can inspire me:)

Hi Debby, just yesterday I had to pick up some hot chocolate for my daughter:)

Thanks for coming by everyone!

Leanna said...

I love the changing colors of the leaves. The smells.

Beckey said...

When November comes big shopping days are ahead, Black Friday & Cyber Monday...
It also means more goodie treats to make and dive into (then regret in the spring, lol)


US here & following via emails

Veronika said...

Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. When I think real hard about it, I would have to say it has a sexy, strong, determined male that when it comes to love is just lost. Then there has to be a woman who is usually in need of help or needs to know what love and family is. Together they heal each other and love turns out to be their greatest gift. I also love a happy ending at this time of year, usually where the epilogue has them starting their own family to love and cherish. Oh….and definitely HOT loving too!

laurie said...

love that it finally cools down and is comfortable again in Autumn! Thanks Carin

nancy said...

I like cool weather foods; stew, chili etc., even if I have to turn on the AC to enjoy it.

Michelle Levan said...

3 words. Big hoody sweatshirts!

Liese2 said...

I love the cooler weather!
The scarf looks beautiful!

Catherine Lee said...

Autumn is my favorite season--the smells, the colors, the cool crisp air, scarf & "sweater weather," the lack of tourists...It's all good. I live in the South, so the break in humidity and being able to fling open the windows for some fresh air is fantastic.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

I love Autumn because of the cooler weather, the campfires and the changing of color.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Alyson LaBarge said...

What a beautiful scarf! Fall? I love it because it gets cooler meaning more time by the fireplace snuggling and cuddling!

Thanks for the giveaway!

3girlzmama at

Kayley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.


Natasha said...

I love Autumn it is my favorite season!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Elie said...

Love the changing of the season and the snuggly sweaters. thanks for the fun

JanD said...

I like fall for the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

susanmp said...

The best thing about autumn is . . .apples! I love them and all the things they are in, applesauce, apple pie, apple fritters! YUM!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Sassy Chassy said...

Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

K. April Holgate said...

I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!


I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

Leni said...

Autumn reminds me of my birthday and it's my favorite season. The weather isn't too hot or cold and it's all about change. It is a good time to reflect.

Cassandra said...

My favorite things about autumn are the crisp clean air, the changing of the leaves, and just how wonderful this time of year is :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Miriam Whitewolf said...

i love how the mountains around me change from green to brown to snow white. :) thanks for joining the hop!

Mer said...

I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book...great timing for a hop, as I'm finding lots of additions to my to read list!
dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Joy said...

Love the cooler weather.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

BeachHouse Writer said...

beachhouse dot writer at gmail dot com

I like cuddling in front of a fireplace.

Jo said...

That is a beautiful scarf - I love the colors! I love the cooler weather in the fall, along with being able to wear sweaters again and hot apple cider donuts!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Tory Richards said...

Some really great responses everyone!

My daughter made an apple pie just yesterday, and this morning hot cocoa for the kids. And so many of you are right. The weather is perfect, not too hot and not too cold.

I see some of us have or had birthdays. One on Halloween? Cool! Mine is in December, along with my grandson and sister.

Sweat shirts, hoodies, and big sweaters? I like cuddling in my late husband's plush robe. Makes me feel closer to him, and it's very comfortable.

Good luck to you all on winning some of the prizes!

Urb said...

I love autumn leaves, and delicious cool weather. I hate to admit it, but I love putting sweaters on my dog, too. She shivers so hard in the cold, poor thing! The scarf is gorgeous, she won't be touching that! Thanks'

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

Kaci Verdun said...

I love the fall because of the football games and tailgating! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!
kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Tobi said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love all things pumpkiny to eat and drink!

tobihelton at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can't do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.

Isabelle Werneck said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I love pumpkin pie and buying gifts for family. :)

Tory Richards said...

It's funny you should mention football, Kaci. That brings back memories for me, too. My first hubby had 9 siblings and every Thanksgiving we (including spouses) would get a game going out in the yard.

Come back tomorrow everyone to see who wins the scarf! I will also email the winner:)


LisaRayns said...

I love the colors in Autumn. Thanks for the giveaway!
lisarayns at gmail dot com

Mel Bourn said...

I love driving up the river road and stopping for lunch and wine. The trees are breathtaking this time of year.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

donnas said...

Great hop! Thanks for sharing!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

flchen1 said...

I love the cooler days and the perfect weather for stew, soup, and roasts ;) Yep, we love our fall foods here!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Tory Richards said...

Hello all! As promised I'm announcing the winner of the beautiful scarf. I wish I could give you all something and hopefully you will have luck at some of the other blogs. There's certainly a lot of chances.

Jo, congratulations! You win the scarf.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

I will be in touch!