Monday, September 19, 2011

AUTUMN HARVEST: FALL BETWEEN THE PAGES BLOG HOP TOUR (SEPT 19-26)




1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, September 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, September 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted September 27th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***
Fall is a wonderful, nostalgic time of year. The simmering heat of the last few months begins to fade away, and we're greeted by the brisk cool air carrying the scents of autumn. The dark greens of summer transform into brilliant shades of yellows, reds, and oranges. The school year begins and suddenly I find my house has grown a bit more quiet and subdued during the day. I have more opportunities to write, read, and clean my house. Suddenly, my summer-long house of chaos becomes a bit more organized and orderly (well, at least, until the winter holidays arrive!). 

My daily walks begin to shorten, but as I travel along the path of fallen leaves I can almost taste the hot apple cider my husband has waiting for me on those chilly days. The urge to bake also hits me at this time of year. I start flipping through my recipes looking for new types of cookies, cakes and breads to bake. Anything with apples and pumpkin alert my taste-buds, as well as chocolate, but that really goes without saying!

The second round of birthdays in my family begins in September and runs until Thanksgiving, including two of my children, my husband and other family members. My children attend a steady stream of fall festivals, hayrides, corn mazes and at every opportunity they can be found jumping into piles of fallen leaves with the joyous sound of laughter and silly giggles.That in itself is enough to bring a smile to my heart. 

These are a few of my favorite things about Autumn. So, now I ask you: What is your favorite part of Autumn? What do you look forward to at this time of year?

Contest:
To win one set of one-of-a-kind handcrafted earrings designed by Michele Nelson owner and creator of Lady Dragonfly Gifts, simply follow my blog and answer one of the above questions on this post. One winner will be selected using random.org. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen on September 27th. Good luck!



Also, be sure to visit me on Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads where I post information on my current and upcoming releases! If you'd like to purchase my books, visit my publisher The Wild Rose Press.

 
Be sure to visit Lady Dragonfly Gifts for beautiful homemade jewelry (remember the holidays are right around the corner!) and check out her photographs that you can purchase at Lady Dragonfly Photography.


Thanks so much for visiting!

43 comments:

  1. GFC Follower Leanne109

    I really look forward to Halloween each year, it's not just for the kids lol

    GFC Follower Leanne109

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  2. Gfc follower

    I lokk forward to Halloween and cooler weather

    shygrumpychica1@hotmail.com

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  3. Like Leanne and Cynthia above, I also look forward to Halloween. It's my favorite holiday of the year :) So nice to meet you during this blog hop tour!

    Julie
    julie.jansen(at)yahoo(dot)com
    www.juliejansen.blogspot.com

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  4. definitely looking forward to HALLOWEEN!

    deathangel_vampires[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I look forward to more reading time, the pretty colors, corn mazes, hay rides, and weather cool enough to begin crocheting Christmas gifts!!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  6. Autumn is my favorite time of year, all of the leaves are changes colors and the colors are so beautil. it is not to hot or to cold, the nights are a bit brisk but not unpleasant, the holidays are just around the corner and i am starting to plan what to make or get for each person in the family, it is time for my annual Halloween Tea Party/Treasure Hunt for all of the kids in the family and it is just such a fun time of year. it makes me feel peaceful.

    i follow via network blogs.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  7. GFC Follower mirrormera92

    Mera Sampson

    I look forward to thanksgiving the most in fall. I love the yummy food, the stress free days, and the crunchy colorful leaves!

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  8. GFC follower: Julie Witt

    I really look forward to fall not so much for the cooler temperatures, but for the "crispness" of the air! It's something you can feel, smell, and almost taste. I love it! That's right before and during the changing of the color of the leaves, and it's my all time favorite time of the year :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  9. i have 3 boys 14, 12, and 7 so my favorite part of fall is the beginning of the school year how i long for my quiet mornings of just me my coffee and a good book.
    good luck to all!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  10. Awesome Hop,

    I love fall because of the change of weather. It is so hot here in South TX that any type of cold weather is welcome and I love the change of colors the trees take on - orange, yellow, and red which totally puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving and family quality time.

    mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

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  11. This time of year I love the sweatshirts, starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, and the cooler weather! (not really a summer person)

    thanks for the giveaway :)
    GFC follower Amanda Romano

    amelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I am a GFC Follower(Molly) and would love to win. My favorite part of Autumn is the scents and colors :-)

    MollyATreviewsbymollyDOTcom

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  13. I love the cooler temps of the fall season. I love the changing leaves as well although where i live the leaves seem to go from green to brown and that's it. :| i look forward to the holidays. i love thanksgiving and then my son's birthday is right around then (this year it falls on black friday, last year it fell on thanksgiving) and i LOVE christmas time and being with the family and listening to "carpenters christmas". :)

    I am a GFC Follower (mommy0306)

    Terri M
    oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

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  14. Hi!
    Well, Autumn is my favourite part of the year. I know, I know, it starts with school and it's getting more and more cold, but I don't mind - I love how colorful this season is :) And at the end of October, it's Halloween which is a cool holiday! :) And also, my birthday is in November :)

    I'm following you as mikki-mano and I liked your FB page as Mikki ManĂ³ :)
    mikki-mano@hotmail.com

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  15. My favorite part of Autumn is the cooler weather and the smell of cinnamon.

    I'm a new follower.

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

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  16. I wish I could say that I loved Fall but lightening would strike me dead if I did. What I do manage to find enjoyable about the season before dreaded winter is hot apple cider w/a cinnamon stick, fresh pumpkin pies, and pretty Michigan leaves.

    I'm a FB & Goodreads fan, your books have been added to my TBR shelf on Goodreads, and I'm already a follower of your blog :)

    Saph
    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. What beautiful pics, thanks for sharing. Do I like Autumn/Fall, yes, for the beauty it desplays before the leaves drop from the trees.

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  18. My favorite part of autumn is the chagning colors of the leaves! Its beautiful. And i love the nice weather as well

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  19. What i look forward most in fall in Halloween! I love it! Its my favorite holiday and i always look forward to it. :) Thank you for the contest!
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Autumn is actually my favorite season as I LOVE the cooler, crisp air that requires me to wear a jacked and helps change the color of the leaves!

    Thank you for the giveaway! The earrings look fantastic!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  21. My favorite part of autumn is the colors of the changing leaves and the cooler temps :)

    I follow through GFC
    alison.fees@gmail.com

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  22. My favorite part of Autumn are the smells. The are so crisp and clean. This is my favorite part of the year.

    dukediva32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. My favorite part of Autum is that the temperature finally starts to drop. Since I live in Texas, it's nice getting a break from 100 degree weather! Those earrings are gorgeous!

    GFC: stina6891

    Kristina
    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  24. Those earrings are really cool.
    jvaughn@joselynvaughn.com

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  25. Wow, great prize! I like the cooler/crisp weather, but I especially like watching the tree leaves turn. There is nothing more beautiful than looking at a hillside of trees dressed in all the various colors of Fall.

    GFC follower - Barbara

    barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

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  26. I love fall for a few reasons. Cooler weather makes knitting with wool a bit easier. I also love watching football games with my husband. I also enjoy Thanksgiving too. My first born son was born the day after Thanksgiving.

    knitrix29 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. What a beautiful blog! And such GORGEOUS photos - I would take a walk on that woodsy path any day. Unfortunately all I have near me are 'burb sidewalks. :-/

    I do love earrings! These look way cool!

    Meg ... megmims (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. I joined as a GFC follower. I love the crisp weather, and that it gets cool enough in the evening to sleep under a warm fuzzy blanket, but not too warm. Beautiful earrings!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. Autumn is awesome! I love the weather. In my country in autumn we have the best temperature, not too hot or cold. My favourite, the colours in the trees, the freshness in the air. I love walking with my friends in the park or alone reading a book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  30. Thanks for the awesome giveaway my co-blogger. I'm just hoping along today.

    Don't forget to enter mine:)

    http://jeanbooknerd.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-harvest-blog-hop.html

    my e-mail:
    jeanbooknerd [at] gmail [dot] com

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  31. Great pictures and great earrings! I love Thanksgiving the best, as a chance to get together with family and friends. I'm on a wonky diet this year, so I won't be able to indulge as much, but I will enjoy. Thanks!
    juleejadams (at) gmail (dot) com
    \http://fateandfaith-julee.blogspot.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-new-adventure.html

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  32. Just making my rounds, joining blogs and tweeting. Nice blog. I'm not in the contest.

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  33. The smell of wood burning fire places on a cold day :)

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  34. I"m a GFC follower. I always look forward to the beautiful colored leaves. Raking the fall leaves and jumping in them. I hope that you are having a great weekend.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

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  35. I love Halloween!! My family always celebrated this holiday in style as I do with my daughter!!
    GFC Nikki
    Facebook..goodreads..as Sherri McCarver
    Twitter@ Mc_Carver

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  36. LOl...email is viajeradelmar@aol.com!

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  37. I just moved back to PA, so my favorite part is once again the changing of the season- pretty leaves.
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  38. following you on gfc. great giveaways

    and im gonna have to say Fall Tv.. im a huge tv watcher.. and all the new shows that dont make it pass one season start in fall.. and i get to whine the rest of the year as they get cancelled.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  39. I love fall for many reasons, but one that comes to mind is the cool clothes I get to wear in this weather.

    Great post!

    Sang K.
    contact@sangkromah.com

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  40. My favorite part of Autumn is the crispness in the airs, and the smells and foods especially hot apple cider!

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  41. Ah Fall! One of my favorite seasons, I'm also getting a little excited for Halloween the time when you can change your outward appearance and be different for a change!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    kakuchouakisame_19@yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks to all who commented! Although I didn't have the opportunity to respond to each comment, I have read through all of them. Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog! And now the winner is... mommy0306!! Congrats!! For those of you who didn't win this time around, please check back, I'll be posting more contests soon!

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  43. Hi Tricia, I added you to my twitter feed and sent a friend request on Goodreads. Great blog!

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