Friday, October 1, 2010

Thank You + a Giveaway!!

Happy Friday!! It's been a long week and I am happy it's Friday. I just might say that every week. On this lovely Friday, I want to take a second and say a big thank you to YOU. Yes, You. The ones who read my blog, who leave such sweet comments on all my posts, who have been around to celebrate my scrapbooking and baking and children's birthdays and life in general. I read every single one of the comments you leave and appreciate them all. I have enjoyed getting to know you all through your blogs and comments. So much inspiration out there in the blog world with crafting and baking and everything inbetween. THANKS for sharing this all with me!!

So...with that...I want to do a giveaway!!! I am going to fill a 12x12 sized pizza box with lots of fun goodies. Patterned papers, flowers, embellies, maybe some colored cupcake liners, sprinkles...whatever I can fit. All you have to do is become a follower if you haven't already and answer this one question. What is your favorite fall treat??? It can be a pumpkin latte from Starbuck's or homeade cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving or the smell of tearing into a brand new bag of candy corn from Target!! I want to know what you look forward to during fall!!


So...become a follower, answer the question, leave a comment...and you might win a big box full of goodies. You have until midnight on October 4th and then the giveaway will be closed. Thanks again for being here, I appreciate you all!!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

43 comments:

Larisa said...

I love the black currant's jam a lot - it is my fave in the Fall!!!! Its taste makes me come back to my childhood when my mother has been given it to me))) That was great!!!
I hope I can take part in this give-away? Because I would like to win a big box fulfil with goodies, though I am never a lucky girl... thanks. I linked it on sidebar.
hugs. Larisa. xx

Natalie said...

Hmmm! Favourite autumn treat......for me...it is putting the fire on and snuggling up on the sofa with my son and some blankets sipping hot chocolate topped with cream, sprinkles and mini marshmallows!
Really the joy come from watching tom gettin cream on his nose and the massive grin he has :)

Nat xx

kelly said...

Seeing how fab all the children look on Halloween, giving them all sweets and most of all crafting lovely new Halloween bits and pieces to decorate the house x

Ukka said...

My favourite fall treat are eggplants!!! With them to prepare for a vegetable ragout, I like them to salt, extinguish.. Still I am able to do eggplants paste.
I would like to participate in this give away! I'm a follower and announce in my blog on my right sidebar! Regards

Mary said...

Ooooohhh...apple crisp. Hands down.

Joni Kix said...

I love persimmons picked right off the tree! They're only around for about 2 weeks in the fall...

mustangkayla said...

I've been a follower for a while now! Love your blog! My favorite treat....Hmm....Toffee Chex Mix. Although it can be made year round, I only make it in the fall and winter!

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Bethany said...

You have a fabulous blog...looking forward to following it! And...where did you get that great 'Get Excited & Make Things' blog candy?!? My fav fall treat is a slice of pumpkin pie. There's something so comforting about it!

Lisa Spiegel said...

I am a follower!! My favorite fall treat is pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies...easy peasy, too...just a box of spice cake mix, a regular can of pumpkin and a bag of chips...mmmm..

Pinky said...

Your blog is so bright and fun I love it!!!!!!I love Candy corn too...I think I am old fashioned LOL

~~Mia~~ said...

you know it is my pleasure to follow your blog, i don't know what i ever did before i had my very own mar(th)a in my life!!!
xoxoxoxox

oh and pumpkin spice latte all the way, baby!! okay i can't stop there, pumpkin rolls too, definitely.

Cecelia said...

Hello there! I have been a follower for a while and have enjoyed every bit of it;0) If I had to pick my favorite "fall" treat it would have to be pumpkin bread. I love pumpkin bread (w/cinnamon) and good cup of hot cocoa....mmmmm. Thanks for the chance to win;0)

Hugs
Cecelia B

wendipooh13 said...

hey Mara... always love seeing what you are up to.. I'm a follower already... my fave fall treat.. Hot Milo (basically hot cocoa but from Australia) it's soo yummy.. also love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.. got any good recipes?

Leah said...

Mara, you are so sweet:) My favorite autumn treat is pumpkin pie...for breakfast:) Or apple pie, gosh I can't choose just one! I also love these pumpkin cookies I make. The party you did for your dd looks like it was so much fun, she's such a pretty girl:) Hugs...

Monique said...

Well Thank you Mara you have have inspired me many of times with all your goodies, fantastic LO's and achievements that you have accomplished.( Your big walk for Breast Cancer)..My favorite fall treat would have to Carmel apples.. gooey Carmel sweetness on the outside and healthy apple on the inside.Tee Hee.. Thank you for the chance to win :)

Sherry said...

My favorite fall treat is pumpkin anything! :) I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin roll (my MIL makes the best!), pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie... needless to say, I'll need to continue my running if I plan on enjoying all of these favorite fall treats!

Thanks for your wonderful and inspiring blog!

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

You are so sweet! My favorite fall treat is apple pie made with apples that we picked (and, it makes the house smell yummy, too!).

Colleen said...

Thank you for all your inspiration. My favorite treat has to be fresh apples right from the orchard.

Keep up the work with the great inspiration.

Erica said...

Favorite fall treat? Pumpkin muffins from a local bakery here in Maine!!

BTW- I'm so jealous of your awesome photo skills and baking talents. Read your blog often but just became a follower

floridagirl said...

my favorite fall treat is candy apples....ooooh so gooey delicious!!!
You have a beautiful BLOG - I love your banner blog title!!

The Gov. said...

Pumpkin Pie - my fav fall treat. I have no idea why I don't bake pumpkin pies any other time of year?

VanessaB said...

does it count if we're already a follower? ;) i love anything pumpkin, but have to say pumpkin pie especially (and you know i'll give in soon and get some of those pumpkin hershy kisses). :) AND a thank you for a great blog. I love paper ideas and your baking ones, too- even though i'm pretty sure i gain weight just reading them. ha ha!

Christy said...

hmmm...would definitely have to go with some fresh-out-of-the-oven apple crisp!

Yara said...

I love pumpkin ice cream from Maggie Moo!!! Now, i am a follower!

ashjoy said...

What a fun pumpkin!
My favorite fall treat are Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Caramel covered apples. they are so yummy!

theelfqueen said...

Starting my days and ending my evenings with a cup of hot tea.

My favorite fall event is the coming of the big fat LL Bean Christmas catalog - which I celebrate by turning on my fire (it's gas), sipping a cup of tea and fantacizing about life in LL Bean land where I go on snowshoe tromps through lovely forests in slightly frumpy jeans and lovely sweaters.

Susie said...

I am now a follower but as far as my fall favorite, not sure I can pin it down to 1. I think my year round favorites are fall items! LOL I love anything pumpkin, I love to go apple picking and make homemade applesauce, nothing better then that smell!! Also at thanksgiving I make homemade cranberry relish and I love that! so I guess I can say my favorite 3!

Shirley said...

It's been a long time since I stopped by your blog so I've taken a little time to check it out. Great stuff and congrats on your walk! That's awesome! Fav fall treat would have to be Honey Crisp apples. We have a local orchard that grows them and they are outstanding.

NinerDi said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Love it!

As for my favorite fall treat, it's anything pumpkin, especially the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks! I also love my sister's homemade cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving--THE best!

Terri said...

Hi Mara, already a follower of your blog. Awfully sweet of you to share of RAK. My favorite Fall treat is not food but instead crisp cool and dark mornings when I take my daily walk at 630 a.m. I love sweater weather! Thanks again Mara!

Dee said...

Your blog is so wonderful. I'm feeling the fall fun in the air when I read through it. I just learned about it but can't wait to read more of your posts. Just went through the first 2 pages and enjoyed your fun style of writing :)


My favorite fall treat would have to be apple cider made fresh! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Scrappin_Katt said...

I love your blog!!
My favorite treat is DQ Pumpkin Pie Blizzards!! Apple Crisp is yummy too. I am a follower

Steffi said...

Pumpkin juice always does it for me :)

skippy said...

Your blog is so wonderful! love all the exciting things that you share and do!
My favorite fall treat: Freshly baked Pumpkin Bread with a cream cheese spread.

Rhonda V. said...

My favorite fall treat is Brach's candy corn! Does that count? : )

Fun blog, I'm now a follower!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Pumpkin Cheesecake is my favorite fall dessert. I am joining to be a follower.

Thank you for your contest.

Just Jackie said...

My favorite fall treat is now that the colder weather is here I'm cooking in my oven again filling my home with the aroma of delicous foods. Now I'm in the mood to try some of your great recipes...my husband says thanks.

Mother of 5. My husband's toys cost more. said...

I absolutly love anything with pumpkin in it. Pumpkin cake, cookies, latte. Yummy! Have the best receipe for it too!

Shawna said...

Mt favorite is a choc. chip pumpkin bread that I make, or the upside down pumpkin cake that Allison makes. They are both sooo yummy!!

Robin said...

Hi!! OK, I've been stalking your blog for a while now... time to come out in the open! LOL My favorite fall treat... apple spice muffins!! I LOVE fall baking & these are one of my family's faves!! Have A Great Day!!

Sue said...

Mara, I think when all is said and done, pumpkin bread is my favorite fall treat! I already am a happy follower:)

Rebecca said...

Cute cute cute jack o lantern! My fav fall treat is apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.