Autumn Giveaway

Ladies! I think a Friday afternoon deserves a celebration. We’ve almost made it through the entire work week! Woo hoo! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is always the hardest part of the giveaway because we’d love to gift all 3,911 of you, but alas, we cannot, which I guess is what makes a giveaway so fun. With that said, join me in celebrating our SIX beloved winners for this fabulous giveaway. Believe me when I say we here at the office are coveting each of the gifts and almost threw a fit when we realized we couldn’t enter the giveaway ourselves. We love fun stuff like this just as much as you do!

So, without further ado, congratulations to…

Grand Prize Winner: Cara Koski

Second Prize Winner: Ansley DuRant

Gift number 3: Victoria Gelberg

Gift number 4: Kim Tipton

Gift number 5: Anne Dailey

Gift number 6: Leslie Wood

If y’all would please email me (Lindsee) at [email protected] with your mailing address we willl get these prizes to you ASAP. We love y’all so very, very much. Thanks for playing along. Hope you each have a beautiful, fall weekend!





It has been FOREVER and then some but I have been thinking about you. I know I haven’t been in this here blog-space much recently but I can assure you that I’m still at LPM. My days are full since I’m working and going to school part-time. AGAIN. Yes, again. Somehow even when I vow to walk away for good, I end up right back in the classroom in some capacity. This time around I’m working slowly on a M.A. in Biblical Languages at Houston Baptist University. When I’m not researching something for a project at LPM, I’m taking a Greek class in the Septuagint and a Hebrew readings class in the Joseph narrative. Oh, and how could I forget to mention Winston Jeffrey Fitzpatrick?! A little over a year ago Colin brought home a baby rottweiler and our life has never been the same since (even when I desperately want it to be!). Winnie is SO, SO bad but we love him madly.

Here is W posing in my dining room. Or demanding a filet mignon cooked over medium, I’m not really sure.

Here he is again furious about having to wear his birthday hat:

But really, enough about us.

I want to talk about YOU and a fall giveaway we are doing because we love you and appreciate you.

Now, I should mention at this point that if you are one of those people who is SO OVER all the talk about pumpkin-flavored anything, then you will want to run for your life.


Do I have a faithful fall remnant?

This weekend we had our first legit “cold-front” here in Houston. It was even down in the forties one night. Glory be! The crisp cold air in my lungs got to me in the best way possible and, of all things, I wanted to cook. There’s just something about fall that always brings me back to the kitchen. Nothing better than listening to a little Norah Jones or The Civil Wars with the windows cracked open, cool breeze dancing through the house, while a chili or stew simmers on the stove. I thought just maybe fall might do the same for some of you so the grand prize winner will get a red Le Creuset signature round dutch oven (red not orange like the one on the box).

I love it passionately and do not want to let it go. I even enjoy posing with the beloved dutch oven:

The second prize to be claimed is a $100 gift card to Pottery Barn because, let’s be honest, Pottery Barn during the fall season is heaven on earth:

Gift number 3 includes an amazing decorative pillow, fall flower arrangement, and Hill Country Home candle.

Gift number 4 includes a fun little clutch from Anthro, a scarf, several pairs of boot socks, and some gorgeous MAC makeup in fallish colors.

Here is Lindsee modeling the scarf. Love her and she can work a scarf better than anyone I know:

This MAC stuff is tough to photograph but fantastic (includes three eye shadow kits and two lipsticks in shades of Russian Red and Viva Glam III).

Gift number 5 has a bunch of fun stuff: Cook’s Illustrated Fall Entertaining magazine, kitchen towels, mulling spices, Hill Country Home candle (again this is one of my faves!), autumn cupcake decorating set, beautiful engraved silver dish, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin bread mix, and more.

Gift number 6 comes with a fun autumn welcome mat, potpourri, decorative kitchen towel, and my favorite ever mulled apple cider candle. DIVINE.

Here is Mom sorting out all the gifts. Isn’t she cute?

So dear friend, for a chance to win one of the six prizes, please leave a comment with your first and last name and tell us something you love about fall.

We love you so much,


(Lindsee not pictured here ONLY because she was out of the office when we snapped this photo)



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  1. 1

    I LOVE LOVE fall because it reminds me of home. Canada! I’m now in GA where I get to experience the seasons on a much more milder level. And I’m okay with that! Oh, and scarves. I get to wear scarves!

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    Ellen Roth says:

    I love the colors of leaves in the fall. Here in Michigan, we have had SPECTACULAR color this year!! I could send you pictures……

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    Kristin Skipper says:

    I love the smells and colors of fall. It is truly the best time of the year!!
    ~Kristin Skipper

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    Lindsay says:

    I love the brilliant display of God’s glory as the leaves transform to amazing colors!

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    Jenn G. says:

    I’ll admit, I’m a total fall addict – I love it all – but my favorite thing is to walk through my neighborhood, shuffling through leaves, snuggled up in a scarf and jacket smelling chimney smoke!

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    Just to tell you how awake I am on this lovely FALL day, When I saw the headline and a picture of the pup, I thought, OH MY, he must have done something REALLY, REALLY bad for Beth to be giving him away. ;o)

    Me and Fall are best buds. I’m a woman who enjoys 60-70 degrees (which happens for about a month in Tejas).

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    Cindy says:

    Cindy Rabe
    LOVE being able to stay outside playing with my son all day long.

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    Candace says:

    Candace Crabtree
    I love all things pumpkin!! Lattes, decorations, patches, all of it!!

    Oh, I love the candlesticks on your dining table, where are they from?? So pretty!!

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    Oh, and now that I’m waking up I see it is Melissa’s dog, not Beth’s. Gotta love those BAD dogs, right?

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    Holly Gruber says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year! I love love love getting my sweaters and scarves out of my cedar chest. I love making soup/stew. But, my favorite things about fall is going out in the crisp air with my kiddos and collecting leaves with them.

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    Jennifer Buch says:

    My favorite thing about fall is changing leaves and a brand new Bible study with the ladies at my church. We always start a new one each fall. Working on two right now-Nehemiah (Kelly Minter) and Breaking Free (our beloved Beth Moore).

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    Gretchen says:

    I love sweatshirts, football, and crisp, sunny days 🙂
    Gretchen Magruder

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    Janet Reeves says:

    How fun! My favorite things about Fall are the cooling temperatures that allow me to wear sweaters again and the changing colors of the leaves. Though this Autumn I’ve discovered mums for the first time. Flowers that bloom in the Fall! What a treat.

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    Lorrie Beth Milton says:

    I get to dust off the ole boots! Love love love my boots 🙂

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    Lisa DeCourcey says:

    Lisa DeCourcey (Charlottesville, VA)–I love going up on Skyline Drive with my family to enjoy the majestic mountain views while we sip on hot coffee by the camp stove. What wonderful, slow evenings we share together in the fall!

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    Joni Leahy says:

    Joni Leahy-i have to admit that Pumpkin Spice Latte is my favorite introduction to fall…grande, non-fat and no whip is the ultimate on a crisp Colorado fall day! (Love the adorable pics of Winnie)

    Thank you for thinking of us, we have missed you!!

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    Karene Wells says:

    What a FUN giveaway! My favorite thing about fall is the CHANGING COLORS OF THE LEAVES, which is pretty funny since I live in So. Calif., where you have to look pretty hard to find a tree whose leaves have changed. But my neighbor has a beautiful liquidamber tree that I mark the seasons with. It’s now a lovely mixture of green, red, gold, and orange.

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    Jennifer O says:

    Jennifer O’Rourke

    What I love about fall….cool weather, the holidays, college football, and scarfs & boots!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    Linda says:

    I love the fragrances of fall and fresh reminders to faith rest in truth we know as believers… old things have passed away, but new things have come.
    Rejoicing in Him with you,

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    Pamela Travis says:

    I love the fall – the cooler temperatures, everything flavored pumpkin, the changing of the leaves, the anticipation of winter and Christmas. But, my favorite thing about fall is playing in the leaves with my girls (ages 2 and 4).

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    Sara says:

    i love the smell of the fall air and the anticipation of the holidays coming!

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    Jenny says:

    My name is Jenny Friend. What do I NOT love about fall??? I love the change in weather, getting to wear cardigan sweaters, the anticipation of the holidays and watching my kids play soccer. Bliss!

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    Erica says:

    My favorite thing about fall is…everything! I’d have to say, though, that fresh apple cider is at the top of my list!:)

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    Leann says:

    What I love about fall is everything. Leaves, sweaters, football, hot chocolate, school routines, pumpkins, mums, hayrides, getting cold and then snuggling. . . I could go on and on.

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    I love fall because it reminds me of my childhood! Carving pumpkins, cheerleading competitions, Gamecock football, the state fair, cozy fires, sweatshirts, and because it means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner!! 🙂

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    Becky says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the time we spend intentionally with our families! From fall festivals to Thanksgiving–everyone makes an effort to see each other and I love it!

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    Jennifer Markle says:

    I love fall because it means cooler weather and layering! Living in Arizona fall hasn’t really started yet, but at least the mornings and evenings are cooler 🙂

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    ro elliott says:

    Love deep blue skies…cool temps…blazing trees…and sweatshirt weather and anything pumpkin:)

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    Susan Parker says:

    I’m from Iowa and due to the drought, fall started up early this year. We had the most spectacular colors on the trees. My favorite things about fall are the colors of the leaves, the crisp air and FOOTBALL!!!

    With how glorious the colors on the trees were this year, I found myself really wanting to see the colors of heaven. I can’t even imagine how incredible they will be.

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    Hope Walter says:

    I love fall: Football (high school, college & NFL), Bonfires, changing of the Leaves, Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes & pumpkin bread and this season begins the flow into a season of Thankfulness and Gratitude..

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    Blessing and Joy to you today!

    I realized yesterday that we have two more weeks until Thanksgiving break and a week full of cooking and family. I love the fall because it means my family will be together…driving each other crazy. Cooler weather, fires, and family…. recipe for a perfect fall.

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    Kim says:

    I love everything about fall! The colors, the foliage, the food, the coziness…It’s such a bonding time for my family to cuddle together under blankets in front of the fire. {LOVE!!}

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    Sandra Rountree says:

    I love lots of things about the fall but right now I am looking out my window at the reds, golds, and yellows of the leaves on our maple and dogwood trees and at all the pine needles scattered on the ground and I can’t think of anything I have enjoyed more this year.

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    Stacy says:

    Fall is just one of the best times of the year. I love listening to football games on the radio on Saturday afternoons while outside raking leaves. I love watching my boys play in the yard while enjoying the beautiful fall colors. I love warming up with apple cider or hot chocolate. I love taking family bike rides around our favorite lake on the weekends. I love it all!

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    elaine says:

    elaine kim…..
    i love fall… love the brisk air (except i’m in california…. so it’s often warm still)

    and i love how the trees …. stay green. 🙁 (haha)

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    Christi C says:

    What I love about fall is the beautiful color on the trees and pumpkin pie!

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    Carrie says:

    I love all the colors of fall in Kentucky (where I live) – particularly the bright oranges and reds – takes my breath away at the creativity of our Creator!

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    Deborah says:

    Deborah Tuttle

    Fall – the cooler weather and the cinnamon filled goodies!

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    Elizabeth Sullivan says:

    I love fall – the crispness of the air, the different colors of God’s Glory, the holidays being around the corner – everything except the shorter daylight (but that’s just a personal issue I’m dealing with!) 🙂

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    Kathy Fraley says:

    Kathy Fraley
    I love how the cool night air feels on my skin! I love fall, it’s like a long sigh after such a hot summer here in Arkansas.

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    LisaVM says:

    Lisa VanderMolen
    I love the colorful leaves up against a blue sky.

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    Tami Beaty says:

    Love, Love, Love the Fall Season!! The cool crisp air gives me so much energy after a long hot humid Florida summer time. Even my dogs are out of their heads crazy excited…running, playing, and frolicking. Gives us all a much needed respite and time to reflect on the year, and look forward to the next! Great give-a-way ideas!! Bless you all for blessing us! Hugs to you all! Tami Beaty

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    Cindy Stapleton says:

    Fall has been my family’s favorite time of year since my Mom flat lined on a hospital bed 6 years ago yesterday. There is a happy ending…through the grace and healing power of God she was revived with very limited damage. We praise God and celebrate her life every Fall since with a Hayride in her honor.

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    Chanda S says:

    Toddlers with a rosy nose and rosy cheeks from playing outside on crisp mornings!

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    Brittany Sharp says:

    I love how beautiful God’s creation is during Fall. This morning on our drive to the babysitter’s house my son and I were just enjoying all the different colored trees and the beautiful clouds God gifted us with this morning. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kim Alexander says:

    I love fall because it reminds me that death to this earth is a beautiful thing to God, and I want it to be for me too. It helps me re-prioritize my thoughts and desires, putting them on the things above and not things on the earth, where true Life reigns!

    Love you all.

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    Sarah says:

    Something I love about the Fall is that it’s usually the busiest time of year, yet it’s the time of year that God seems to supernaturally intervene and make me slow down. It’s like He knows how hard it is to stop and glean from Him, so He causes all of the changes in the scenery and weather to catch my heart and remind me that He’s still there, and beautiful as ever. It’s usually the most difficult time of year for me and my family, yet through the difficulties, God’s promise of change and beauty brings me unexplainable comfort. Not to mention, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! I love it 🙂

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    Carolyn McCaffrey says:

    What is not to love about fall! From the colors of the leaves, to the crisp, clear mornings to pumpkin pie, to fall cooking smells, to Turkey Day! Woohoo! Love it all!

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    LuAnn Fischer says:

    Cold weather clothes – especially BOOTS! :o)LuAnn Fischer

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    Rebecca Doty says:

    Things that I love about fall (in random order): the leaves changing colors, bonfires, hot chocolate, anything pumpkin flavored, cool weather, and high school football. ~Rebecca Doty