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 redΒ 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. 351
    Emily Furda says:

    Fall has to be my favorite time of the year. I love the colors of the trees here on the PA mountains. The pumpkin lattes & as a knitter & crocheter, it’s the chance to sit and knit for Christmas. Everything just feels cozy in the fall. Rather fleshly reasons I know. But it just feels so good & makes me smile.

  2. 352
    Sarah Clancy says:

    I love coffee on the porch when the mornings are cool and leaves are beginning to turn. I also love how my dogs – and my children get hyper with the first cold snap of the season πŸ™‚

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    Natalie Dawes says:

    I love so many things about fall! Probably my favourite is watching the leaves change, and marveling at this amazing piece of art that God created just for us. Fall clothes aren’t so bad either. Lol.

    Thank you for all you do, LPM, for me and my fellow siestas. May God richly bless each one of you.

  4. 354
    Mary McAlister says:

    Since moving from California to Virginia I’ve grown to love fall for the beautiful colors that God places on the trees. Living at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains offers a beautiful rainbow of God’s beauty to go with the crisp clean air. Time for cinnamon scented candles, pumpkin bread and soup and stew, all reminders of God’s glorious gifts to us.

  5. 355
    Janice says:

    EVERYTHING! Cool weather, beautiful fall colors, pumpkin spice lattes!

  6. 356
    Kara Jess says:

    Love all that cute stuff! Blessings!

  7. 357
    Deb Thornton says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love the fall colors, the cool crisp air, pumpkins and football begins again! I love the smells of autumn baking and scents of fall candles. Fall gets me in the mood of thinking of blessings from our Father above. These are some of the reasons I look forward to fall, my favorite time of the year.

  8. 358
    Kim says:

    FALL is my favorite season of all time! Driving or riding on the back of my husbands motorcycle to apple hill, taking in all the beautiful fall colors of leaves, crisp air, sipping apple cider and of course eating apple fritters!

  9. 359
    Tami Brock says:

    As I get older I find that Fall season gets harder to get through, as I know Winter is ahead and with it comes cold, cold and more cold. BUT, this year fall has been SO very “beauty ful”, with the magnificent vibrant colors that God has blessed us with. Color. That’s my favorite!

  10. 360

    Most of our family birthdays are in fall, as well as our anniversary! πŸ™‚ Oh–and my Aunt Sandra’s stuffing on TG. Hee hee!

  11. 361
    denise vick says:

    I love fall but it bums me out because I know what’s coming next….winter and I don’t love winter. In fact, am I the only one that’s counting down the days until spring???? 139 to be exact. But I do love the crisp, clean air. And I love being able to work outside without being attacked by mosquitoes!!!!!

  12. 362
    Michele Duffy says:

    Love all the fall colors and the coolness of the air-makes taking walks so fun!!! Also it’s me and my husband’s anniversary (26 fall seasons this year -grin!) so it is an especially sweet time of year for me!

  13. 363
    Katie R says:

    I am BEYOND pumped about Fall being here. Boots, Scarves, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Sunflowers are a few of my favorites.
    This year is extra sentimental to me due to just adopting a baby boy 3 weeks ago. There just isn’t a better time for the Lord to give me such a beautiful gift- to enjoy during this month of thankfulness then celebrate the birth of Christ. So overwhelmed with joy!
    He really gives good/perfect gifts to imperfect people- so that HE gets all the glory. Praise the Lord!

  14. 364
    Jennifer Miller says:

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I live in the mountains of East Tennessee and every year they are transformed into a colorful canvas, an amazing display of God’s glory.

  15. 365
    Gail says:

    I love long car trips with the family. I love the smell of cold outside and the smell of a soft fire warming the home. I love extra time with family, and I love the flavors of Fall; pumpkin-everything, cranberries, squash of every variety, meals cooked in the oven slowly for hours, instead of out on the grill. Love ALL of it!

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    Vicki Jones says:

    Oh Fall, my very favorite time of the year! I love cooler weather, High school & college football (BOOMER SOONER!), leaves changing, holidays coming, old recipes revived, so many wonderful fall/holiday memories of grandparents and family members that have passed. Love the reminder that when we see the seasons change, we have continued hope of God’s never changing love, grace, mercy and faithfulness!

  17. 367
    Samantha O says:

    Wow! What wonderful prizes. One thing I love about fall is just being outside in God’s creation. The weather is perfect and lends itself to creating wonderful memories outside!

  18. 368
    Ashley Cating says:

    My favorite thing about fall…that’s a hard one because there is so much I love…cozying up to a fire and listening to it crackle, fall colors, and soups on the stove would be my favorites.

  19. 369
    Sarah Putnam says:

    Fall is my FAVORITE season!! I love the cool, crisp air and the beautiful yellow, orange and red leaves!

  20. 370
    Mary Osmore says:

    Oh; How I love Fall; The beautiful colors of the changing & falling leaves, the cool crisp air; enjoying all this while sitting on my porch, albeit cluttered; is so refreshing for my soul & body; the excitement for the Holidays to come

  21. 371
    Kathy Olson says:

    What don’t I love about fall? Scarves, boots, fireplaces, Pottery Barn catalogs, and Thanksgiving with my family!! Thanks for entering me. How fun are those gifts!!

  22. 372
    Nicole says:

    I love fall for a lot of reasons, one is that it is finally acceptable for me to play christmas music, two is that colors of the leaves are breathtaking, and three is that its that much closer to when i marry my love in july! πŸ™‚

  23. 373
    Angie Tindal says:

    I love Fall because it never fails to bring me back to a place of solitude with God. I get my cozy blanket, my Bible and dive into a Bible Study and prayer. I have no idea why the cool air does this to me every year. It’s like it’s my time of slowing down, taking in a deep breath of fresh cool air, lighting a cinnamon-scented candle, grabbing a fresh hot cup of coffee and just delighting myself in God. I have many other times like this throughout the year…but there is no other “season” that drives me to be “quiet” with God like the Fall does.

  24. 374
    Lisa Bale says:

    I LOVE (most) everything about fall! I love the change of season – the crisp,cool air after months of blazing hot 100 degree weather, I love the food – pumpkin anything, the colors of fall & the smells of fall – spiced pumpkin pie candles! My least favorite thing: hunting season =( I miss my man when he’s gone!

  25. 375

    I love, love, love fall. Love football games with the family, pumpkin butter, and a hot pumpkin spice latte!

  26. 376
    Susan Carpenter says:

    I just finished the Mercy Triumphs Bible Study and one of the strongest messages to me was about family! How can I not use this time to learn to truly love my family, accept them as they are and give with a full heart!
    I need to be “full of thanks” as well ” giving of heart” during this fall and Thanksgiving month.
    Many thanks for the spiritual leadership and guidance.

  27. 377
    Erin says:

    Oh Fall! I love the smells. I love the (idea of) leaves that change colors. I love the crisp Autumn days. What is not to love?

    -Erin Woods

  28. 378
    Debi Grenseman says:

    I love that it’s the trees turn to be dressed in their finest in shades of gold and scarlet with bits of green mixed in. I love the smell and sound of their fallen leaves on the sidewalk even if our shoes bring them in the house. I just have to press and save a few. I love the cooler air and the morning fog that often blankets our town. I love the hint of Christmas in the stores. But I look forward to first celebrating Thanksgiving with my family with all the trimmings. We’ve a lot to be thankful for. Of course, I love all the pumpkin flavored items, especially pumpkin pies and pumpkin lattes, AND pumpkin crisp. YUM! But, autumn is the season that brings us to Christmas celebrations and SNOW! Beautiful! Such a fleeting time, it’s hard to wait. So, thank You, Lord, for autumn’s glorious golden leaf colored yards, sidewalks, and streets. It hints of heaven.

  29. 379
    Rebekah Lyon says:

    Love.The.Colors! That’s my #1 love of fall πŸ™‚ Thanks y’all for this fun chance at a give away. All His best to you now and always!

  30. 380
    Sherry Wells says:

    Sherry in Mesa, AZ. What is Fall, I can’t recall since moving to the desert:)

  31. 381
    Leah Morris says:

    I love FALL….especially fall time in Georgia or Tennessee with the trees changing colors and the crisp mountain air. I love sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee:)

  32. 382
    Leah Brannon says:

    I LOVE FALL!! I love the cool weather which requires boots, scarves and a sweater. I love driving to the mountains and seeing the gorgeous colors on the trees. I love hot chocolate and s’mores. I love flannel sheets and a quilt on my bed.

  33. 383
    Sherry Andrews says:

    Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love the coolness, the beautiful colors God shows us, and the chili, soups, and stews to warm up with! I just recently put up some fall pics from the last 3 weekends of traveling nearby to see the fall colors in SC,NC,TN, and Virgina. I hope you can view them.!/media/set/?set=a.4650501097681.183043.1147853387&type=3
    My favorite place to go in the fall is western Maine where we used to live and where my husband is from–love the Red leaves on the maples best!!

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    Katie Fischer says:

    I absolutely watching the colors change. I live in the desert, so we have to drive a little to see the beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. Nothing is better than making that drive with a delicious coffee in hand!

  35. 385
    Kelly Sartor says:

    I love Fall because it is my birthday!!

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    Kimberly Kirby says:

    Kimberly Kirby from Amarillo, Tx. I love pumpkin spice lattes!!

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    Sharon Cox says:

    Oooooohhhh…Fall is by far my favorite season!! I grew up in the Midwest and absolutely love the leaves changing colors. It doesn’t happen near as brilliantly here in E. TX but we do get some fall colors. I also LOVE being able to leave my window open at night, and snuggle under a warm comforter to sleep. My hubby would rather have the window closed so sometimes we have to take turns.:0)

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    Martha in Florida says:

    I love Fall, even though I live in Florida now and don’t experience it quite the same! I have lived in Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio, all states that have great fall foliage.

    I am reminded of God’s plans when I think about the leaves dying and falling off the trees. It takes a lot longer for trees, but it’s a bit of a picture of Christ dying for us and then returning to life when the trees start to bud again in the spring. It’s also a reminder of believers — we must learn to die to self, but learning to live for God is such a beautiful thing, just like the buds that bloom in the spring!

  39. 389
    Alicia Payne says:

    Alicia Payne

    Fall is my favorite season, and I especially enjoy going to the Apple Festival in Ellijay, GA every year.

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    Rene Sandifer says:

    (Wow. What a stunning and generous give away! How fun to have been shopping for it all!)

    One my favorite things about Fall is decorating other’s homes for the Holidays … Fall Harvest, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each home uniquely their personality, but somehow I get the awesome privilege of using God’s creativity to bring beauty to their personal space. I never forget I am invited into a place where their family will be enjoying traditions and making memories. So much JOY for me!

    Love to you all at LPM. xo

  41. 391
    Kayla Moore says:

    I love the colors of the leaves!

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    Rachel Piferi says:

    Of course I love how God’s majesty appears in the changing leaves and the colors of fall. But, I also love Fall because I love sweaters and scarves and boots and jeans! I am a clothes-girl and I just love the clothes of fall!!

  43. 393
    Katelind Bolden says:

    I love the smell of bonfires! Nothing says “FALL IS HERE” like the smell of fire! haha

  44. 394
    Laura Deglau says:

    I just love fall. Cooler temps, leaves changing colors, pumpkin, fires. It’s wonderful!

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    Karen says:

    I love the array of vibrant colors. I love the smell of roasted marshmallows over a campfire, the feel of a brisk fall morning, and the excitement on my children’s faces as they visit pumpkin patches and dress up in their favorite costumes. Fall ushers in special times with family and friends as we give thanks and celebrate our Creator and King. His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness!

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    Kim Goodfellow says:

    I Love the Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. The weather is “just right” and the colors here in NY are beautiful this time of year, God putting on a display for us here of earth. I love to bake, especially this time of year – baking loafs of apple cider pumpkin bread right now and the house smells yummy!

  47. 397
    Pamela Hatchell says:

    Fall seems to come and go so quickly; it’s as if it gets shorted in its time with us. Maybe that makes it all the more spectacular, because it needs to show itself off. It transitions us from hot, active summer into cold,sleepy winter and reminds us that we need a time of rest before we bloom again. God draws us near when we stop. We need to be reminded to slow down, grab a blanket and a Bible, and spend some time with the One who loves us most.

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    Rebekah Arnold says:

    I love Fall because it is one step closer to Winter and COLD WEATHER!!! πŸ˜€ I also love the changing of leaves, cooler weather, and a reason to sip hot sassafras tea.

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    Jamie Morrel says:

    Fall is my favorite season. I love the beautiful changes in God’s creations and the crispness in the air. I look at falll as a new beginning. The leaves changing are so beautiful. Thanksgiving is in the fall and I love time reflecting on what I’m thankful for and all that I’ve been blessed with. Pumpking anything is AWESOME!

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    Joyce watson says:

    Well, I so love that bird pillow and some of the other gifts you are giving away. So happens, that this year at our ladies brunch at church we are using birds as our decor. I love the Bible verse: I will take refuge in the Shadow of Your Wings Psalm 57:1.

    About Autumn: It reminds me of God’s love this is how I describe it…

    I am like a fallen leaf blown into the wind,
    Whirling around with no place to land
    Then, God reaches out His hand
    And He catches me,
    But instead of crushing me,
    And throwing me away__
    He glues me into His scrapbook
    To keep me in His memory.~joyce