Tuesday, October 9, 2012


hello all! fall is here. out our windows, these past couple of days, the wind has been blowing the chill right in. the floors are feeling a little colder and the oven has been on a bit more. baking fall yumminess right into the walls of this place. it's fabulous.

my little felt leaf garland is up in my living room. i made about 10 of them for the Indie Craft Parade this year. they have all been purchased, save 1. instead of listing it on my etsy site, i thought i would have a little giveaway for you, dear reader.


i would love for you to leave a comment. i will choose a winner randomly from the comments section and will somehow get the winner this lovely piece of autumn spirit so he/she can enjoy it in his/her home this season.


now, i'm pretty sure i've never done a giveaway before. (how exciting). my rules...

leave a comment containing one of the following:

1-- anything at all. a simple 'hi' will do


2-- your favorite fall-related thing


3-- your go-to treat for a random sugar fix in the middle of the week. cookies? pound cake? something magical i've never heard of?


thanks for reading. thanks for caring. thanks for joining in community with me.

thank you.

winner will be announced monday morning. you have from now till sunday night at 8pm to leave a comment for entry. best of luck to you!


Alisa said...

So, Caramel Apples are my absolute favorite "go to" treat and it just so happens that this is the season for them!

I LOVE your Leaf garland!

Kathryn said...

My current go-to fall treat is chocolate chip pumpkin bread from the Breadsmith. So.flippin.good. I need to find a recipe for myself. :)

Rebecca said...

My favorite fall treat is Apple Cake! I plan to make one next week.

I absolutely adore your fall garland. I have one hanging in my kitchen right now!

Tiffany Anne Kuechenmeister said...

My favorite fall-related thing? The clothes! People look so much better in fall because layers make outfits interesting. Cardigans and scarves and boots, oh my!

heathy10 said...

It is hard to pick which favorite yummy thing. Apple crisp warm with ice cream wins though I think. I love Fall! You are so crafty Jo, love the garland. Hope you are doing well.

kristin said...

hi jo! this is kristin horlings! i usually forget to check your blog until bri tells me to check it, but i remembered and what a fun little giveaway! i just LOVE everything you make...God has truly gifted you with such creativity. you inspire me to TRY to be crafty. :) my favorite things about fall: hearing leaves crunch when i walk, colder weather and making lots of soup, and eating anything with pumpkin!
hope y'all are well and continue enjoying fall. :)

AlliePust said...

Favorite fall things: the cooler weather, long sleeves--layers (Yay Tiffany!), the leaves changing, the abundance of apples in the house, decor can stay up for 2-3 months (vs Christmas at only 4-5 weeks), the promise of Thanksgiving just around the corner with dear friends coming, bonfires, smores, camping...just love love fall!

joyfullness said...

Hello! I have had my fair share of candy corns this fall season!! They are the perfect jolt of sugary substance at 2:00..and 3:00

Love the fun garland!!
Joyfully His.

erica said...

i think the thing i miss most about autumn is the smell. those drying leaves have such a sweet and alive smell. i miss that. but i do love that i still get to eat marion's ginger snaps AND drink cider. i love cider. it's so tart and sweet at the same time. i love you jo! i want to go on a fall walk with you.

Dara Greeley said...

Anything apple, warm and of course with vanilla ice cream.

I love to drink hot cider, sit outside and take in Fall, my favorite season.

Love your garland!

melanie said...

i love a hot cup of tea and a piece of pumpkin pie with whip cream. :)

Janiedays said...

sweet treat?.....it's hard to narrow it down. This time of year I am prone to look through a cookbook and bake something gooey and comforting....like cinnamon rolls or apple crisp. Odd as this may sound, it is actually easier to whip that up than to drag my three littles to a store for something pre made. While I'm here, I'd like to tell you that your blog is a comfort to me. You are in the same stage of life as myself....I also recently moved across the country from my best friend and sister (one in the same :) ), so reading about how you miss your sister and cherish the times you do get to visit with her blesses me...and i always forward those posts to my sister so we can be blessed together. So, thank you.
Blessings, Judith

Alicia said...

Oooo, Joanna, I've been wanting to make one of these, but I don't know if I'll ever get to it. I love walking in the woods in the fall and the smell of musty leaves and pumpkin everything and freshly picked crisp apples. But my need sugar moments have been satisfied lately by a spoongul out of the Hershey's hot fudge topping jar. I'm afraid it will never make it to the top of a scoop of ice cream. :)