We've teamed up with some of our favorite bloggers, from across the country to share some of the things we all love about fall! We are so honored to work together with such a wonderful group of ladies. We love reading all of their blogs & we're delighted to introduce you to them (if you don't already know them!)
Erin Carroll of Blue-Eyed Bride
Our first blogger joining the fun is Erin Carroll (top right). Erin Carroll blogs at Blue-Eyed Bride about her love for Jesus, her adventures raising boys, her kitchen successes and disasters, and everything in between. She is a wife, a boy mom, a Gamecock fan, and a lover of Reese's cups and Diet Coke. She believes that a good cup of coffee and a great book are the foundations for the best vacation, even if you never leave your home. And she believes that the best moments as a family are spent gathered around the family table. A former event planner, Erin is now a stay-at-home mom to her two little boys, but she still loves to plan a party! She has found her passion in blogging about the work that Jesus has done in her life and in her heart, and sharing that testimony to help encourage other mothers. Southern hospitality is one of her favorite things, and Erin is passionate about making a home and loving the people in it. Erin and her husband, Todd, live in South Carolina with their two sons and their two dogs. Connect with Erin here:
"Growing up in the south and being married to a die-hard Gamecock fan, the arrival of fall means the arrival of the most wonderful time of the year... football season! I love the cool mornings and evenings and the warm days in early fall, and as November comes around, I love the crispness in the air. The first day that I need a scarf may be my favorite day of the year. I love curling up on the couch with a bowl of chili (the Wick-Fowlers mix is my "secret recipe") and watching a movie with Todd. I love a Saturday nap with the sound of a football game on TV in the background. Selecting pumpkins and then carving them with my kids, and starting to make plans for the holiday season are some of my favorite things about fall. It's my favorite time of year! I'm giving away a Le Creuset Enamel 8-quart pot in cherry red for all those yummy, hearty bowls of chili and taco soup, and a Cup of Love latte mug from NS Pottery and an engraved spoon from Jessica N Designs for those cozy cups of coffee, or even to eat your soup." -Erin
Shay of Mix and Match Mama
Another fun blogger that you have to get to know is Shay (top center). Shay blogs over at Mix and Match Family as well as her foodie blog, Mix and Match Mama. Shay is a Bible reading, coffee drinking, foodie blogging, reality TV watching, mom of 2 (with an adopted daughter on the way!) who is completely obsessed with the holidays!
"Fall is our favorite season at my house with visits to the pumpkin patch, lots of baking, playing in leaves, roaring fires, and snuggles in warm pjs. Since I'm a foodie blogger, my kitchen always smells like cinnamon, pumpkins and apples this time of year with easy and delicious recipes busy moms can put on the table in no time. To celebrate fall and the kitchen, I'm giving away some of my favorite fall items from Williams-Sonoma. Chestnut scented soaps, pumpkin bread and pumpkin butter. Fall in love with being in the kitchen this season!" - Shay
Ashley of Fancy Ashley
Ashley (top right), is another fun blogger, you must check out! She blogs over at Fancy Ashley about the everyday art of being FANCY, the joys and struggles of mommyhood, Jesus, fashion, food, DIY, cocktails and more.
"While I love summer and basking in the sun, Fall is my favorite time of year. Oh how I love fall. Pumpkin scent fills my house pretty much constantly from September until January. It takes a little longer for fall to start here in California but I pretend that the air is crisp and cool outside by baking up a bunch of pumpkin treats and burning my favorite fall scented "pumpkin soufflé candle. I wear my scarves and winter clothes and darker colors in anticipation that the weather will soon change and fall will be upon us. My gift to you is a few of my favorite fall things, a cozy scarf from Anthropologie, my favorite pumkin-scented pumpkin soufflé candle, Kate Spade glitter earrings (the perfect fall accessory) and a gift pack of my favorite lip treatments for those cool fall and winter days when your lips need a little extra TLC. I hope that you love all of these goodies just as much as I do. :)" - Ashley
Nina Helleny of According To Nina
Nina Helleny (bottom left) is passionate about motherhood, friendship, giving, entertaining, comfort food, and helping others with the abilities she has been blessed with. She’s grateful for being taught at a young age her faith, confidence, loyalty, what it means to be an entrepreneur, and that it's okay to break the rules occasionally like wearing white jeans after Labor Day! Nina loves her family and friends, gathering around a table with both, celebrating everything from major milestones to weekdays, finding the perfect gift for someone, and shopping online. You can visit her blog daily to gather tips and resources on a wide variety of topics focusing on gift giving, entertaining, shopping, and product reviews. Nina loves bringing the very best content to her readers, and only recommends products that she uses and believes in. She’s a true believer in investing in shoes, handbags, and a beautiful watch. She says, “if you have those three items, you can pull off a gunny sack!” Connect with Nina here:
"Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. The touch of cool air on my skin for the first time in months makes my soul come alive! The smell of spice, pumpkin, and falling leaves warms my heart. I love curling up on my couch with a soft, cozy blanket to read a book or watch a old movie while sipping a hot cup of coffee. During this time of year, I often remember this episode of Sex in the City, "There is a time of year in New York when, even before the first leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, the summer is gone. And for the first night in a long time, you need a blanket on your bed..." - Carrie Bradshaw. My gift to you is a warm blanket by Threshold, a pair of leopard socks from Anthropologie, Wuthering Heights covered in beautiful custom art, a deluxe copy of one of my all-time favorite movies You've Got Mail, and a $5 Starbucks card to treat yourself to your drink of choice." -Nina
Our Hosts, Courtney and Julie of The Chirping Moms
Courtney (bottom center) & Julie (bottom left) from The Chirping Moms are best friends that met at a neighborhood park in New Jersey. Courtney, a mom of two girls, and Julie, a mom of two boys and a baby girl, decided to jump into the world of blogging about 1 1/2 year ago on a rainy spring afternoon. Recently, Julie moved to the DC area but they have continued to enjoy writing the blog together despite the distance between them. Together, on the blog, they share their adventures in motherhood along with activities for kids, crafts, recipes and ideas for family travel.
"Fall has always been my favorite season. Growing up, my favorite memories are of the fun things I did with my family in the fall: from exploring farms in NJ to traveling to our favorite spot in Vermont. Tom & I got engaged on a fall night in Chicago. A year later, we got married on the perfect fall day. Now, we both enjoy the fall with our two little girls. They both love collecting leaves, picking pumpkins, baking with mom & snuggling up for football with dad. For my fall favorites, I chose a blue-ish purple Bridier Baubles necklace. Another thing I love about fall is the fashion. I like switching over to sweaters & fall colors. This necklace has become my fall staple & I wear it with everything. I am excited to send one along to our giveaway winner. Second, I chose a mini journal, which is perfect for jotting down fall memories. Last, but not least, I chose the Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix from Trader Joe's. When this mix hits the shelves each fall, I stock up! I use it to make a variety of muffins & bread. Recently we used it to make a delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cake!" - Courtney
"I'm a true summer girl. I love everything about it: the sunshine, trips to the beach, long evenings with dinners out by the grill, and so much more. And then fall arrives and now that a mom, I am starting to appreciate and love the beauty of fall. Walks with my kids among the leaves changing colors. Lazy Saturday afternoons while my husband and kids soak up college football. Pumpkin festivals and apple picking. And, most importantly, fall is the time of year when life slows down: no more traveling, kids are back in school, and regular bedtime routines. That means that fall allows me to rediscover some of my favorite hobbies with that little bit of free time I have (and it's not much with three kids, four and under)! So today, my gifts to you are my fall "hobby" favorite. First, a 1000 piece puzzle and a Typecrush game is the perfect way to spend a quiet fall afternoon at home with the family. I love spending fall "nap times" catching up on a good novel and my gift to you is one of my favorites: Two Kisses for Maddy. And my last gift is a fun elastic headband perfect for an afternoon run in this gorgeous fall weather!" -Julie
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