Thursday, September 4, 2008

hi september...

where'd you come from?
so, it's september 4th. it's been a little crazy.

the featured design for september is

the sweet & simple bird necklace.
and i am giving three away! yippee!!

leave a comment and tell us your most favorite thing about fall.

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mamalife said...

My favorite thing about fall when I lived up north was the turning of the fall leaves. So beautiful. And that first refreshing hint of cool weather. Now I live in Florida and desperately miss these things. Today however I went to Starbucks to find it is once again time for their pumpkin flavored coffees. Yum. As it is 95 degrees here still I got mine iced!

Patti said...

Brisk weather that feels so invigorating . . . and maybe hot chocolate and pumpkin desserts.

Someone Being Me said...

That necklace is so pretty. My favorite thing about fall is the smell of leaves burning.

Jenn said...

i love the weather and putting a sweater on for the first time.

love the bird necklace, so cute.

Cathy said...

My fav things about fall all include smells...fresh cool air through the open windows (before it gets freezing), pumpkin and apple pie baking in the oven, neighbor firepits to warm up by on Halloween night. :)
Thanks for a fun give away...your work is SO beautiful!

Homeliving At Rainbow said...

I love hearing the high school marching band practice and the smell of burning leaves. Ahh.....fall....

*S* said...

I just love your jewelry. They are so simple and elegant. Simply perfect for any time. Keep up the great work!

I live in the warm weather where there is no fall. I get excited for the thought of fall because it means semi cooler weather.

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

my favorite thing about fall is the smell i associate with it (pumpkin pie, cranberry bread,etc.).....and hot chocolate and cider....mmmm...yeah, all of those things!!

by the way....gorgeous necklace!! pick me, please!! :)

Jenny said...

the fresh, crisp air. football games. hayrides and pumpkin patches.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful necklace! Oh, and I love that picture of David's toes...just so happy:)
My favorite thing about fall is that feeling in the air, about seven in the morning. It just feels different. Cool and earthy...
I used to work at a farm that hosted an annual pumpkin festival and that feeling in the air just totally brings back memories.
And of course I love all of the DELICIOUS things to be made with apples and pumpkins. Definitely the best baking all year!

Amber said...

I'd have to say football...professional but even Cal Poly!

Jenny said...

My favorite thing about fall is sitting on my porch swing with a mug of hot apple cidar and a pumpkin bar. Also, visits to Amish Country with my mom for homemade treats and fabric shopping. Can't get much better!

Naomi said...

I have lost of favorite things about fall. I love the little bit of weather change that i get in s cal. I also love the start of the school year. I love Thanksgiving, and all the time i get to spend with my family. I think that Fall is my fav season, i have a lot of found memories from fall and playing outside in the cool nights.

The Minnesota Cooks said...

Your jewelry is just beautiful!!

Fall has always been my favorite season because of the leaves changing color. I think the air smells different in the fall-it makes me think about change and what is to come. :-)

Janet said...

My favorite things about fall are all of the local outdoor festivals: harvest festival, pumpkin festival...great ways to spend the weekends outdoors! And most of the people you encounter are in good moods in preparation for the holidays - with Thanksgiving at the top of the list!

ash said...

I love the smell of the air and the crunch of the colorful leaves under my feet.

taken by tiffany said...

Fall.....the cooler air, changing leaves, all the beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, football, and the lead into the holidays! I also love putting away the shorts and getting out the jackets and sweaters! Fall has also always been special to me b/c of all of the family gatherings and family traditions we have that begin in the fall months.

I hope you have a wonderful fall!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I love fall...love the crisp morning air...the dew on the grass and the warm sunshine in the afternoon...the leaves...the beautiful colored leaves!!! And I would so love to have this necklace!!!

Chris, Heidi & Eden said...

I love the new necklace design! My favorite thing about Fall used to be the fall scents (pumpkin candles) and decorations. Now that I have an 18 month old, it is more about experiencing the new things with her like apple orchards and petting farms and apple crisps!

Karen said...

The crispy cool air,
The Fall Harvest Fair
These are things that I love about Fall.

Giant leaf piles
That bring big huge smiles
These things, I do love them all!

But If I were to choose, my most favorite thing,
that I do love best about fall,
I would say that, in fact, it must be indeed,
spending time with my kids,
one and all!

Happy Fall Lisa!

Alycat said...

I love everything pumpkin!
In Northern California we have a place called Apple Hill that I LOVE to go to.
I really love your jewelry!

Kate Hydorn said...

It's hard to pick just one- I love the smell of burning leaves, the beautiful colors, buying pumpkins for the front porch, and Friday night football games.

Love the necklace- wouldn't that look pretty with a fall sweater!

Sonja said...

During warmer months my knitting gets put by the wayside, so when Autumn comes, so does the beautiful yarns and my needles. I get inspired to make warm goodies for my loved ones. I also love back to school supplies.I get way more excited than the kids do.

doulamum said...

Fall is my favourite season!!!
Where to begin....cool, brisk air on a brilliant sunny day; eagerly watching the leaves change colour with my three little ones; shorter days, which lead to long, cozy nights with my family; rainy, stormy nights, while snuggled with a book; wet, rainy walks at the beach with my rain-geared littles...I suppose I should stop! Oh, but I must add...SOUP! Fall brings out my desire for yummy soup, love love love the soup weather!!!

(I just adore your work as well....very talented mama!)

ellisondrive said...

My favorites are pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese from Einstein Bros. Bagels and pulling out clothes from last season that I had forgotten about but love!
Jen

mo said...

I think the best thing about fall around the Pacific Northwest is the quality of the light- it makes all the colors crisper and brighter. And it gets cold everynight but the sun keeps coming out even when you think it won't. And the pumpkins we grow in our yard are so fun to watch. Oh and the leaf piles we will soon be making that the kids and dogs will play in. There are so many things I love about fall!

Jen said...

I Iove the colors of fall. Isn't it amazing watching the colors of leaves change to all different shades of reds and orange and yellow!?

Theresa said...

My favorite thing about the fall is the way the air smells. The summer breezes turn a little chillier and you need to wear a soft sweater when you are outside at night. The color of the leaves and the smell of apple cinnamon candles. Those are all of my favorite things about Fall!!

Praying for you through this time of loss.

Hayley said...

Soup! I make it once or twice a week and it warms my house, and my soul! I also love fall colors, and love to spruce up my house with them.

Beautiful like always!

Anjanette said...

We live in the Northeast so fall means so many amazing changes - the leaves, the temperature, the landscape. My favorite thing of all is orange - orange leaves, orange pumpkins, orange sweet potatoes, even the cute orange martini glasses I saw tonight with little spiders on them. I love the way orange just comes to life in ours.

momo3 said...

we moved from san diego to boise, idaho 3 years ago and fall in idaho just takes my breath away! the colors of the turning leaves are so beautiful! love it! thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Sara McGinness said...

My favorite thing about fall is wearing sweaters again, cuddling on the couch with a blanket, a cup of tea and my dogs.

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Abbey said...

I love the sensory overload! The luscious colors, scents, and flavors that accompany fall. The orange of pumpkins, harvest moons (I swear they look 10x bigger in the fall), Indian corn, the crunchiness of leaves, the yellow of school buses, salty toasted pumpkin seeds, hay bales, first frosts... I also agree with Mo on the light quality here in the PNW - well said.

Nancy said...

What is there not to like about fall? The changing color of the leaves, the crunch of blowing leaves getting stepped upon, the cooler air, the pumpkin farms, corn mazes and apple cider. It is the best!

Heather said...

I love photography, and my favorite time of year by far is fall. The trees and changing leaves are just so amazing and vibrant. And I love that fall just kicks off the holiday season and the start of all the festivities and the excitement. We are having our first baby in December so this is an especially exciting year! (I so love your work - I can't wait to place some orders with my baby girl's name on them!)

Mommy Vern said...

The crisp cool colors and the sun crackling upon the leaves- while camping in the Appaclachian mountains. Breath-taking. And our wedding anniversary.

viewfromthezoo said...

My favorite thing about fall is our annual family picture in the a huge pile of leaves we make in our front yard. Then of course we do lots of running and jumping in the leaves too!
Your designs are so wonderful! I hope I win, but if not I'll have to wait until Christams (I've dropped my husband serious hints that I want something from your shop this year).

melissa said...

finding a spot of beauty to have a quiet moment, while wearing my comfy-est sweater. Pouring hot chocolate out of my vintage green thermos and handing it to grateful, red-nosed kiddos. That butterflies feeling I get when I walk out of the house in the morning and feel the first crisp morning, like you can conquer anything!

Janet said...

My favorite part of fall is the memory of it. We have lived in tropical climates both in the States and overseas for six of the last eight years. The beautiful colors, the crisp fresh-picked apples, and the smell of cider, and the chill in the air are only memories now. I love living overseas but oh how I would give anything for a hot cup of cider as I walk along a path enjoying the maples as they turn...

Stephanie said...

My favorite thing about fall is baking bread and filling the whole house with warmth and that delicious smell.

Kandy said...

I love the smell of the fall, the fresh new air, the reminder that all great things come to an end but that end is beautiful in itself. I absolutely love the colors and the sound of the wind. I love that in the colors God reminds me that while the beauty and warmth of summer is over He is there orchestrating the fall and preparing us for winter and new things of spring. I love that the wind blows a little harder to remind me that even though winter is cold and harsh, God's love is there always gently touching our loves. I love the fall for the above reasons and for many many more.

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

Oh, how I love the fall! My favorite thing is drinking a hot cup of tea or apple cider while wearing a sweater in the brisk weather :)

Deals said...

Fall is the best season of all. It means being comfy in jeans (no sweaters in AZ in fall) and celebrating the best holiday of all...Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my sweet, 2-year-old son Andrew. I am thankful to see the year progress through his little eyes! It's such a blessing to see the world through a child. :) Every day seems better than the last!

Love your jewelry - you are incredibly gifted. Thanks for allowing us to view a bit of your life too!

julie said...

the way the sunlight changes in the afternoon.....the shadows are longer, the trees changing colors...the grapevines changing colors......ALL OF IT!!!!!!
julie

Julianna Cementina said...

Pumpkin Spice Frappachinos at Starbucks! Okay, so it may not be my absolute favorite thing about fall, but I just found out they are back already and I am totally excited.

chickadee said...

it has to be the turning leaves. i know it's simple but it's my favorite thing. i love to go driving and looking at the beautiful trees.

Buterflijp said...

Cool Clean Air
Leaves in piles to jump in
Pumpkins to Carve
Cider
Comfort Food
Soft Socks
The colors that come alive in my camera
Warm Fleeces
Campfires or Fireplaces
My wedding anniversary = )

Rosie and Derek said...

I love driving up up to the mountains to see all of the leaves changing colors. It's so beautiful!

Kristen Borland said...

my favorite thing about fall is i only just started to like it last year. i finally got into the fall spirit (it used to be "that season" i had to get through in order to have winter). but, it's also fun because of our anniversary (sept 15) and soon we'll have a fall baby. and i enjoy a good harvest festival.

marcicarr said...

Celebrating our son's birthday. He's will be six in October and I still remember the wonderful feelings of antecipation waiting for his arrival six years ago.

I experience those same feelings every Fall, except that now I look forward to watching him grow and experience new things.

chest of drawers said...

I love the colors - all the oranges, browns and darker greens that you only see this time of year. And the colors in seasonal foods aswell, pumkin soup, steamed green beans with breadcrumbs and butter, grilled mushrooms fresh from the forest and apple pie with cream.

Jeannie said...

As old or as similar it is to many people, I love it when the leaves begin to turn orange to anticipate the yellow leaves. (You see, I was born and raised in Hawaii. Leaves don't change color. Its constant.)

Jessica B said...

I live in Arizona so we don't have much of a fall season. What I loved about fall when I lived in Kansas was the first time you were able to bring out your sweaters. It always felt good to bundle up...for a little while. I also love all things pumpkin...candles, pie, cream cheese, etc.

Pat said...

My favorite thing about fall is visiting the orchard and getting fresh Macintosh apples. Cider, donuts and candy apples. Pumpkins and pumpkin roll. Taking the children to pick their pumpkins. The leaves turning. I guess I have more that one favorite thing I like about fall!!! Your necklace is beautiful.

Carrie Haughey said...

crunchy leaves to step on and crispy weather!

Lisa said...

My favourite thing about Fall is Halloween. I have a little girl who's 6, she's a "special" child who doesn't get to do very many "normal" kid things. Halloween is a time she can dress-up like all the other kids and do just what they are doing.
It's a great day for us!

Grace 4 Russia said...

my favorite thing about fall is the colors.

not necessarily the colors i see around me here during the fall, or anything magical like that.

just the typical colors that come to mind when one thinks of fall.

allie said...

Leaves, sweater weather, homecoming, apple cider. I love Fall!

rohanknitter said...

Let's see - fav things are the beautiful fall leaves, cooler weather, anything with pumpkin in it, the wonderful scents, & Thanksgiving - my fav holiday.

I actually have one of these exact necklaces and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it, but my mom loves my necklace too so if I won one of them I could gift it to her.

Tina said...

Thanksgiving blessings...my favorite thing about fall.

~Melissa~ said...

I absolutely love your designs.. have been waiting to see what the sex of my baby was (just born last week) to order a necklace. But anyway...

My favorite thing about fall used to be (I live in Hong Kong now so there is no fall) the cooler weather, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. Now I look forward to the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. It's the lantern festival and I love taking my daughter to pick one out and then being among the millions of people walking the street at night with the singing lantern.

Sandra said...

My favourite thing about fall is the change and with that the beauty in nature!! I love the colours of fall so so much! The leaves turn orange and red, the nuts fall down (I remember so well throwing sticks at the nuttrees as a child, so that the nuts would fall down!), and over all there is this light! The sun shines much warmer and more..how can I say..hm..cosy? Don't know..it just warms my heart, I guess.
I'm usually not into taking walks, but fall makes me want to go out and just enjoy the day!
Love the necklace, by the way. Such a simple, but beautiful design..

berliner luft und ostseewelle said...

Hello, greetings from Berlin, Germany!
I love your jewelry! And thank you for sharing your family life with me!
Fall... I like the cold fresh air and the colorful trees. And I like to take a walk in the woods an smell the damply ground.
And this fall my little girl has its 1st birthday!

Lappesola said...

The beautiful orange coloured leafs.

Loraine said...

I live in Arizona...

Fall for us means finally being able to turn off the air conditioning (usually around November 1). We open all of our windows and doors for delicious fresh air!!!

Taking my kids to the zoo. (it's way too hot in the summer).

Walking or riding books to my daughters school... again it's too hot now.

sweaters, fall colors, halloween, decorating the house and pulling out all of my yummy Fall candles....

I love Fall.

HOORAY!!!

kunterbuntes said...

I love fall because of the beautiful motley leaves and the sidewalks full of it to kick into.

A lovely necklace one more time!

brudfam said...

After a long, hot summer (and before a cold & snowy winter!), I love the crisp air, wearing jeans and a sweater without being too hot or too cold, football games, and most of all, the fall leaves.

thanks for a chance in your lovely giveaway!

The Barnes Family said...

My new favorite thing about fall is that my little baby girl's birthday is coming up! We will be celebrating her 1st birthday soon and now fall has a whole new meaning for me. I love to think back and remember what I was doing this time last year and how much I was anticipating the birth of our first child. Just the sight of leaves changing and the smell of fall brings me right back.

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Easy....fall is by far my favorite season. I LOVE, LOVE to just roll down my windows and drive for hours....listening to my favorite music. This is going to sound cheesy but I will stop to take pictures of the trees and leaves....I love it!! All of the colors take my breath away. It is hard to believe I am celebrating fall in Guatemala....which is the land of eternal spring. So, I hope you all enjoy fall for me!! I sure do miss it!!!

-Lindsey Wheeler

siobhan said...

My favourite thing about "Fall" is that we in the Southern Hemisphere are celebtaing Springtime when you are going in to Autumn/Fall. All of your summer, we have been shivering down here, reading all about all of your wonderful summertime activites & weather, so the thing I love best is, that your "Fall" means our nice weather is coming & I don't have to be jealous any more!

Finding Normal said...

I love the weather changing. It's still sitting around 92 here in the MidWest most days, but I know relief is in sight. I can't wait to open the windows and enjoy a cool breeze, dig out the sweaters and jeans, and make a hundred different kinds of soup!

N said...

Most people I know think of fall as a sad time, with everything dying off. But for me, it's actually the time of rebirth. Things cool off from the heat of the summer, and the world is able to stop and take a breath, and do what it needs to do to regroup and get ready. Without shedding its old, tired leaves and cleansing itself over the winter, we would never get the beauty and lushness of spring.

It's my absolute favorite season, with its crisp cool air, and the colors on trees that you only get to see when they're just about done.

Oh, and my birthday. I suppose that makes me a bit biased. ;-)

CATHY said...

Fog on crisp mornings!

Phil and Shanna said...

crisp weather, fall leaves, snuggle time with my kids, homeade hot chocolate, and apples...

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I like everything about Fall, but I guess the best thing is the nice cool weather. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

mothertoall said...

my favorite, most favorite thing about fall...is the change in the air. The way I can smell fall coming...I know that leaves falling and halloween adventures are right around the corner ...it smells like licorice and wood burning.

Jason, Hannah and Sara said...

I love the necklace!!!
My favorite thing about fall is the leaves crunching under my feet when I go for walks!

Sallie said...

I love the FEEL of fall. Crisp. Beautiful.

kim said...

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year...the colors, the smells, the sounds... Fantastic!
Kim

Cheryl said...

With all these comments, I doubt that I will be chosen but it was fun thinking about all the great things I love about fall. If I had to chose just one, I would have to say that I love the smell of burning leaves. I miss that smell now that we live in NC as leaf burning is not as popular here as it was in PA. Thanks.
Cheryl Sims

Anioni said...

My favorite things about fall are my sons' birthday and the knitting. I never knit on summer, but when it gets colder, I start to do some 'serious' knitting :)

Bobbi said...

Beautiful necklace Lisa!! My favorite thing about fall - no air conditioning, windows open. We also love to play in the leaves with the kids.

Aly said...

I love the leaves when they change colors, and then the crunch and swoosh under your feet when they fall. I love the smell of a wood-burning fire, or outside fireplace on the breath of a cool autumn breeze. I love watching the flocks of birds visit the lake in our local park on their flights further south. And I love closing my eyes, turning my face up to the waning setting sun, and breathing in life.

Teri in CO said...

I love the necklace! But then I love all your creations! My favorite thing about fall is the coziness of it. It's hard to describe but it's a combo of the smell of baking, the cooler air outside and warmer scented air in the house, the leaves falling, quilts out once again, the sound of football on the TV... ALL that! And it's my birthday in September!

Brianne said...

Fall is my favorite favorite FAVORITE season!!! I love the football, decorations, and having my house smell of rich cinnamon and spices. Every year in September, my house transforms in to a fall fantasy. I have fall smelling candles, candle votives, wall decorations, anything and everything is related to fall. The yummy desserts made out of pumpkin. I also love dressing up in warmer clothes, and NEEDING to wear a jacket, and wanting something warm to drink to take the chill off in the morning. It's amazing.

However, there are two absolute favorite things about fall for me. The first one is the colors. The vibrant, dazzling, vivid colors of fall amaze me. The reds, greens, yellows, oranges, red-oranges... it's all so gorgeous. To me, this is one of God's most beautiful works because it's like the trees are one gorgeous, everlasting canvas of beautiful colors. When I see all of the gorgeous colors on the trees, I really feel God's presence. For some reason, fall leaves just do that to me, and I love it.

The other thing that I absolutely love about fall is getting out my quilts from my cedar chest. I keep them out only during the fall and winter. I have a quilt that I made (when I was in high school with a very dear friend), and a couple that were handed down to me from my grandmas. Every year, I go and get them out of the cedar chest, and literally sit there and just smell them. The rich smell of cedar that has infused my blankets over the past however many months is just so wonderful. I could sit there for a long time and literally just smell my quilts. I love getting the quilts out because they're beautiful, but also because they have deep sentimental value to me. The quilt I made is a 9 block pattern, and I used pieces of material from all of my immediate family, both sets of grandparents, handkerchiefs from my great grandmas, and also material from some very dear friends. The quilt has patches of my Grandpa, whom unfortunately is no longer with us anymore. He passed away when I was a senior in high school (I'm 28 now). The quilt helps to bring back the sweet memories I have of my Pap. I see his flannel shirt squares, and it makes me miss him dearly, but it also makes me appreciate all of the fun times we had. Some of the other patches are from another dear friend, Mr. Huber. He passed away from Leukemia, and I have a pair of pajamas that his wife (she helped me make my quilt) made him to wear while he was in the hospital with his cancer. He was a dear man, also. The center of every 9 block is my favorite blanket from when I was little. It was too tattered to give it to my little ones, and I decided to make it the center of my quilt because my quilt is a solid representation of the foundation of my life. The quilt has a piece of every person in my life that had any kind of influence on me, and the memories come rushing in when I pull it out of the cedar chest every FALL.

So.... can you tell how much I cherish fall, and the reasons why?? I so look forward to this time of year every single year. I get like a giddy school girl. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sorry this is so long, I kinda got on a tangent. My love of fall, and the meaning it has to me is something I can go on and on about (obviously :o) )

Brianne

Jacquelyn said...

favorite thing about fall? that I can stock up on marshmellows and cocoa in case the weather gets below 60.

Missy said...

i love everything about fall. the decor, the colors changing (i have a mtn view from my bedroom and kitchen), the football .... and so on and so on... but best of all? thanksgiving. my favorite thing about fall is the holidays and extra special family coziness it brings us. thank you for asking us to reflect on such a time. have a great day lisa!

Melinda said...

Fall- just about everything about it I love. It is my favorite time of the year- I think I just love that crispness in the air when you go out in the morning. Pumpkins, football games, apple picking...I could go on and on.
Love the necklace by the way!

hil said...

Love the colors, getting out warmer clothes, the smell of fallen leaves, but really it's about not having to shave everyday, hehe.

lshehan0598 said...

Fall....children excited about getting back to school & friends, the changing colors, cool temperatures, football, food and family with the holidays around the corner! What a wonderful time of the year!

Meg said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. Michigan has gorgeous autumns- I love watching the leaves change colors and I love the cool, crisp air. There is something so fun about only needing a light jacket to be outside. Oooooh! I can't wait!

gail said...

My favourite season. I love the freshness of the air but most of all I love it because it's cool at night and I start to pile the blankets on the bed. I love to snuggle under a ton of covers with the window open and the fresh air filling the room. It's times like these that I think of how thankful I am for all that I have....especially a bed to sleep in.

The Smith's said...

My most favorite thing about fall is the crisp cool mornings, pumpkins and scarecrows all around and jumping into leaves with my kids. When it cools down like this we build a fire outside and roast marshmallows with our kids. Its great family time. Going to the pumkin patch with my kids is also a favorite of mine during the fall season. There are so many things in the fall that I love... the most favorite of all would be any of the above things as long as they are with my hubby and children.

Bonnie said...

enjoy your blog and appreciate your jewelry designs (trying to decide which one will be on my christmas wishlist)!
i love everything about fall but the best might be donning my beloved turtlenecks :)

Julie said...

My favorite things about fall is getting out the warm, comfy sweaters and the wardrobe changing from bright to warmer colors. Something about that just makes me feel warmer inside on the brisk days. Always fun to pull out those favorite pieces again!

Beautiful necklace, as always, Lisa!

Yvonne said...

My most favorite thing about fall is...my husband! We got married in Oct. of 1979 on the most gorgeous fall day - the tree in my parent's front yard was ablaze with oranges, yellows and reds. After 29 years I still look back on that October day as enchanting - and my husband still enchants me, to this very day!

Bea said...

The brisk air and the leaves changing. I love fall,that measn its lots of soup time.Love you blog you inspire me everyday. Hugs to your family

Mindy said...

Pumpkin bars, the pumpkin patch, crisp weather, colorful crunchy leaves, picking apple at the orchard, Halloween, making soup, and chili and enjoying all this with my family!

Lisa said...

My favorite thing about the fall is taking my daughters apple picking. We live in New England, close to many orchards and I try and take them a few times each fall. They love hand picking their own fruit as well as watching cider be made. It's one of our most favorite family times together. Our bummer this year is that my husband won't be joining us, as he is stationed overseas with the military. We plan on making a few apple pies for him and freezing them though!

Skamamama said...

i love this necklace! i love the simplicity combined with elegance in all of your pieces! it just makes it all so personal!

fall...my favorite season for so many reasons. i LOVE pumpkins...pumpkin anything & everything! muffins, pie, candles, ice cream...you get the idea! i love the leaves changing colors and i can't wait to see them on the mountains out our window. we just moved and have an amazing view of the mountains.

Lori said...

Living in New England, there is no better place to be in the fall. I love all of the family activities that I associate with fall: pumpkin and apple picking with my two children, hayrides, my son's soccer games, apple pie and hot cocoa, the beautiful foliage...Its such a fun, beautiful time to enjoy before the cold air and snow arrive!!!

Strawberry_Lamb said...

My favourite thing about Fall, or Autumn as it's called in South Africa, is the that I know Winter is just around the corner, it's enough time for me to start hauling out the winter woolies, stocking up of logs for the fire, purchasing marshmallows and starting to use my vouchers for Exclusive Book so that I can stock up on good reads for the chillier days ahead. That's what I look foward to.

Thanks Lisa, looking forward to seeing who the winners are.

Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

Tricia said...

The changing of the leaves and the cold air in the mornings...the kind that makes you see your breath when you walk out your front door in the morning. Sweaters! The crunch of the leaves as you walk through the yard.

Mama de Saga said...

I love how we start to prepare for the holidays. I also love the cool weather and wearing cardigans.
Lisa

lifeunabridged said...

I love the bird necklace--it's so beautiful! My favorite thing about fall is anything that tastes like, is the color of, or smells like pumpkin!!

Alice Cantrell said...

Oh... Autumn is my absolute favorite season. The cool crisp air simply renews me!

Brian, Christina, and Jack Chisholm said...

My favorite thing about fall is "that fall feeling"--you know the one, when you wake up and look outside and the day is just full of promise and potential. When that fall sunshine is making the changing leaves glow and you feel totally energized and refreshed, even if it's just for a few minutes. Ahhhhh.....I can't wait for that!

a mom serving her 2 kids! said...

I have so many favorite things about fall! Living in the midwest, you really feel a change with fall-leaves changing colors, the real cool 'crisp' feeling in the air, shorter daylight hours, nights by the fire pit,high school football games, and the sound of tractors bring in the farmers' crops. I must say, however, that my favorite thing about fall is that my kids go back to school! :) It is nice to get back into a schedule and enjoy all of the things that my kids (age 14 and 12) are involved in. If only I could keep them this age and have them NOT grow up...

Nina_VK said...

my favorite thing is going out and picking apples with the family, the cool air, and the colorfull leaves!!!

Bethany said...

Waking up to a crisp, cool morning, knowing that I can slip into my favorite sweatshirt and be comfy all day; Walking out of the house and catching a glimpse of my breath in the air; Hearing the crunch of leaves underfoot as I make my way to the car; Driving miles of roads lined with brilliant hues of red, orange and gold; Returning to my childhood home and being surrounded with family while we reconnect over mugs of fresh, hot cider.

Ultimately.... it's that simple, warm connection that comes this time of year. Our lives settle down a bit, and we MAKE the time to be together and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the fall colors, fresh picked apples and EACH OTHER!

Rachel said...

the crisp air and the autumn leaves, fall is so beautiful.

Wendy said...

I just love it when the autumn air gets a little bit nippy and I can pull out the sweaters! Please pick me ;)

Brittany said...

Cool weather, apple cider, candy corn, football, pumpkins, smores, campfires.....I could go on and on! Fall is my favorite!!

Sarah Vrolyk said...

Love that necklace!

My favorite thing about fall is visiting the local apple orchard with my family. Always a fun time and yummy food!

Cindi M said...

Though I'm sad to leave summer beach days behind, fall is my favorite. Driving through trees covered in yellow and orange is absolute exhilaration for me. Otherworldly joy!

What a coincidence (to your beautiful necklace), too, that fall is the time for bird migration. This is my first year to really pay attention to birds and I've been looking forward to fall to see which birds I can add to my "sighted" list.

Stacy said...

My favorite thing about fall is the smell in the air of crisp leaves and cool weather - the sound dried leaves make as they rustle in the wind...

Lindyp said...

My favorite thing about fall is the cooler (but not cold) weather, and all of the festivals that showcase artisans and their wares. I also like that it's hot chocolate time, as I'm not a coffee drinker. It's so nice to walk around the different festivals with a cup of cocoa and enjoy (sometimes even marvel) at the various works of art - and wonder how in the world these talented folks come up with their ideas - let alone the means to bring them to fruition. It always makes me think about what niche I might fill in the world of art.

mom_bjl said...

Hi my favorite thing about fall is... seems like alot of new things school... new experience's, I have a Sr. Jr. And a 1st grader!
football season ((I have a drummer)) birthday's my anniversary! the holidays!!
busy thing of the year for us! leaving in West Texas we don't really have a season change, it goes from hot to cold fast! But we love wearing all our sweaters & long pants!
I LOVE your work... I am wanting something for my 18 yr daughter for her graduation gift something about purity. any ideas??

Jan said...

Oh, how I love this necklace! More so because my little granddaughter told me yesterday we were little birds. :)

Fall? Because we live in Austin,TX, we don't get so much of the seasons changing. But what we do get is the acorns. They are everywhere! My little granddaughter and I go into my driveway just about every day and clear off more acorns than you can count and she puts them into pie pans, 'bakes' them and pronounces them an 'acorn pie'. That's my favorite thing. Acorn pie! (and time with my sweetheart.)

Stephanie said...

I love the trees! I live in the mountains of NC and I love the weather and the beauty!

I also love pumpkin bread! We buy a mix ('cause I don't bake!) at Williams-Sonoma and I haven't ruined one loaf...yet!

Spencer Family said...

I love picking apples and eating lots of warm soups and breads in the cool evenings.

Megan said...

My most favorite "Fall thing" would have to be going to the pumpkin patch! I may have a new favorite this year... expecting our first little one in Feb. & may just have enough of a belly for my husband to make it into a pumpkin! We shall see! Love the design... Just finished our nursery in birds & owls. Pics on our blog!

HunneBunny said...

Hi, I absolutely love your designs! My favorite thing about fall is snuggling up in front of the fireplace with a good book!

Kimmers said...

My favorite thing about fall is the smells. I love the smell of the crisp air, and all the yummy fall treats.

Stephanie M. said...

I live in Ohio and we have the most beautiful fall season of all. When the leaves start changing it's just an awesome sight. Every day brings an array of colors.

Stephanie M.

Jen Ulrick said...

Fall is my favorite season! I love the changing of the leaves, the cooler weather, seeing families outside raking leaves together, pulling out the sweaters from hibernation...but my favorite is watching the neighborhood kids excitedly walking to the school bus stop in the mornings. The oversized backpacks and the little skip in their step make me smile!

Lynn said...

The necklace is gorgeous! My favorite thing about fall? Wearing scarves!

Carrie said...

My favorite thing about fall is walking outside and being able to smell the crispness of the air. It's so refreshing after a long, humid summer. Oh, and being able to make all of my favorite soups and stews and actually enjoying the warmth of the kitchen!

DeAnna said...

My favorite things about fall, Warm sweaters, cute scarves, cuddling by the fireplace with a good book, jumping in freshly raked leaves with the kids and PUMPKINS!

Kay said...

Beautiful necklace. I have two favorite things about fall: Going to football games and watching my boys play and of course the other is taking our boat up and down the river watching all the beautiful fall leaf colors. Stumbled upon your blog once and added it to ones I check regularly!

Nichole said...

Can I list my favorite thingS instead? Hot Chocolate, jumping in a pile of leaves, shorter days, crisp and cool air, pumpkins, and the list could go on and on!

Wendy Tome said...

My favorite thing about fall is the crisp nights that allow for wonderful fires in the fire pit. I also love the smell and the crisp leaves! Love the new necklace! I have one of your necklaces and I wear it everyday!

Wendy
www.wendytome.blogspot.com

kristin and matt said...

my favorite things about fall: BEAUTIFUL CHANGING LEAVES, hearing them crunch when i walk, mugs of hot chocolate or apple cider, going to an apple orchard and picking apples to make yummy pies, football season, pumpkins of porches, making big pots of soup on a cooler day, and pulling out my sweaters to enjoy! i LOVE fall. :)
kristinhorlings(at)gmail(dot)com

Cristi said...

Oh thats easy, although you may think I am crazy but I LOVE the smell of the first fall days. I walk outside early and you can just smell the coolness in the air and it is so wonderful. Unfortunately I live in the deep south, and we dont get to see the beautiful leaves changing, but if I did see it, that may well be my favorite. Love seeing pictures of those gorgeous leaves. One day we are going to make a trip up just to see them, that mixed with the smell of fall, just may tip me over! Oh, and I ordered this necklace for my moms birthday, oooh how I was tempted to keep it. LOL Wouldnt that be something if I got one for myself too!!! :)

Anna said...

Baking with pumpkin!

Longing to be a woman of faith said...

I love fall because it is another new beginning. With every new season, especially fall, it gives me an opportunity to evaluate my priorities and to re-establish a schedule. Although in Florida we don't get much relief from the heat there is an every so slight brisk feeling in the air.

Anna Willett said...

my most favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the beautiful leaves. i think that necklace would go perfect with my fall sweaters and the changing leaves. :0)

Kyle and Kim Hackmann said...

I just started reading your blog,and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. My favorite thing about fall is bundling up in warm sweaters and coats and strolling through the park with my husband.

- - Kim

Jeremy and Mandy said...

I love the necklace! It's so pretty.

My favorite thing about fall, is that it starts getting darker earlier. I love it because it's so much cozier - with the leaves turning and the cooler weather... I love fall because it means winter is right around the corner!

~Mad said...

I love fall for the new cool(er) breezes -
Your pictures are beautiful!
~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

Jenna said...

i LOVE fall. and i cannot wait for it to get here! my most favorite things about fall are all the colors, watching the trees go through their process of change and then letting go, pumpkin spice lattes (mmmmmm), wearing jeans and a zippy, picking up my knitting needles again, feeling that crispness in the air, and of course playing in the leaves!

Songbird From Shadows said...

My favorite thing about fall is the first cold evening when all my family is home. My mom would make chili for dinner and we'd all huddle under blankets in the living room to watch a movie. If we were lucky and it was brisk enough, we could start a fire in the fire place. So basically, I love the coziness it brings to my family.

caro said...

...these are a few of my favourite things...picking apples, making soup, wearing sweaters, sunflowers, my son's football games, fall fairs, watching and hearing the geese fly south...and many more!
I love autumn - it makes my soul sing!
Caro

simplycaitlin said...

Wrapping up in a blanket and just being.

Mandy said...

There is just something about having little kids and Halloween, they love it and so do, also my twin boys were born in Oct, so I love fall!

Kira =] said...

I love the colors of fall! and the scented candles with spices. And pumpkins make me smile =]

Smiling Mama said...

What I love about THIS fall is that it will be nice and slow. Our summer was so incredibly busy but fall? In fall, we have almost nothing planned and I intend to keep it that way!

amy said...

my most favorite thing about fall is pumpkins--of every shape, color and size! thanks for the giveawy! how sweet!

amy
jupinfamily.blogspot.com

Mrs. Incredible said...

My favorite thing about fall is the new crop of apples. We buy our apples in the fall from a family orchard. Payment is "honor" style and my kids think it is so neat that there are people that still trust in this world. Happy Weekend.

Natalie* said...

fall is my favorite season, so narrowing it down to just three is so hard! my top favs:
- carmel apples from Rockey Mountain Chocolate Facroty
- snuggling under quilts with my munchkins
- brilliant changing colors, perfect for photos

Robertson Family said...

Pumpkin picking and Hot apple cider:-)

That necklace is lovely!

April said...

My favorite thing about fall is raking all of the leaves into huge piles and then watching my nieces and nephews jump into the piles. It's the most precious thing to see. It makes you forget about all the stresses of life for the afternoon.

Jill said...

I love that September is the month my daughter was born. She was supposed to be born in August, but was obstinant and stayed almost 3 weeks past her due date...

I love that the month starts out hot, and ends with the need to get out the sweaters....

I love that the last Sunday of the month I spend with lifelong friends at a clambake... this event has been going on for longer than my 37 years...

I love that on the 25th, I get to celebrate the birth of my gi-normously fantastic husband, who has brought ridiculous joy to my life.

~ Jill

amy j said...

I love Saturdays, also known as Soup days once September begins!

Tammy said...

I love this design, Lisa. Beautiful. My favorite thing about Fall is that is seems to be a new beginning. I feel like it is more of a new beginning than January is even!

Karyn said...

I love to start wearing cozy sweaters again and the anticipation of the holidays coming.

Angie said...

I just this necklace!
What do I love about fall? I love the colors of the season, but I really love football Saturdays and watching the Buckeyes whenever possible!

Lisa said...

I love everything about fall! I love the chill in the air, tobaggans on my boys, pumpkin patches, camp fires, pumpkin pie, comfy sweatshirts, playing outside and snuggling with my family. I'm counting down the days until it cools off here in Texas!

Angie said...

that should have read...I just LOVE this necklace! OOPS!

Cassie said...

I love the falling of the leaves and all the colors that are associated with fall. Reds, oranges, yellows. Plus nothing beats college football and a brand new pair of jeans.

Tracye said...

My favorite thing about Fall are the beautiful colors of the leaves. When the sun hits them....they just POP amoungst the woods so vividly.

Diane and Howard Smid said...

It's hard to write what I like about fall since leaving the carefree days of summer is a challenge. But as much as the lack of schedule and lazy days appeal to our family there is something wonderful about routine and programs starting. It reminds me of grade school and a brand new note book which I would start to write in with the neatest penmanship. So again, this new season, I start with the anticipation of new beginnings.

Paige said...

My favorite thing about fall is the colors. The colors of mums on my front porch...the color of the leaves changing, the pumpkins I pick with my nephews, the wine I taste on the east end of Long Island.

I love fall, and I love your creations!

ashleyboice said...

college football

www.the6pucksrback.blogspot.com said...

my favorite thing about fall is dressing up my kids for halloween,and seeing all the little kids come to my house and seeing all the outfits. and the fact that i have a little redhead that i call my pumpkin. oh, this means too, my favorte holiday is thanksgiving such a special time of year.

Rachel Slagle said...

i love fall... the color of the changing leaves, the smell of apple and pumpkin spiced things, the comfort food that always seems to be made, the crisp-ness in the air and the way that it smells... i can't wait for it!

Jill said...

Fall... the return of routine, the colors of leaves, blankets on the couch, crisp clean mornings leading to fresh warm days, hot chocolate making a comeback...

kacoblentz said...

I love finding a special pumpkin to carve with my children... and we read a book called "The Pumpkin Patch Parable" (by Liz Curtis Higgs) which gives me another opportunity to share the love of Jesus with my children while doing a fun activity... I also enjoy munching on the pumpkin seeds - but there is never enough of them in my house! Admire your artistry and would love wearing the necklace! Blessings - Andrea (kacoblentz@verizon.net)

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I love the cooler breezes that Fall ushers in, especially after a long, hot summer.

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Tanya said...

I adore this necklace!

My favorite thing about fall is the return of the wind. I love how it makes me need my cozy, comfy sweaters. I especially love the wind kicking up the colorful leaves and making beautiful patterns in the air. I love having a nice warm drink at night before tucking into bed. I just love the fall!

kathyl_maxwell said...

Around our neck of the woods, yours too, fall is our summer! The fog rolls away to sunshine in the morning instead of hanging around.-This year its a little late though!
There is something in the air that is hard to discribe. I've lived alot of places, CT, FL, TX, CO and now CA-central coast. Even though the climates are so different the "something" in the air come fall, is everywhere I've been! No other season moves or motivates me as much.
I think it has to do with whats going on at this time of year nature wise in the universe that affects me emotionally. To me autumn has always been a "beginning"!

kathyl_maxwell said...

Hello, again! I also wanted to re-blog this to you-it is from Jan. but I don't know if you saw it.
You made mention of David catching every cold going around and since its cold time again, I thought I'd put it ou there and it really does work!
Lisa, Love your jewelry and love that you are right "up the street" from me! (Grover Beach)
My heart aches for David! It seems like the little fellow gets every virus going around!
I know something you should try to help keep his immune system up.
Its called Sambucol- black elderberry. You can get it at Rite Aid. Liquid or chewable lozenges. It can be used for daily maintenance and/or intensive use when you have a virus. Its natural and IT WORKS!!! The lozenges are like sweet tarts and the liquid is a little weird tasting-might want to mask it before you give it to him. Put it in juice?
Hope it helps! Kathy

January 4, 2008 11:02 AM

stitching under oaks said...

I love just about everything about fall. My favorite though has to be the feeling of drawing in and cozying up at home. Your jewelry is beautiful. I stumbled across you from another blog...funny how that happens.

Britt said...

My favorite thing about fall is the weather. By the time Fall hits, I'm so over the heat. Fall is is wonderful change for me, not to hot, not to cold.

Cheryl said...

my favorite thing about fall? A cool friday evening, coming home from teaching to a crockpot of soup, and heading out to one of the first football games of the season at the high school my husband teaches at. I love the fall - everything about it!

Rays Family said...

spice donuts and cider! Yum Yum!

Kori said...

I love the cool weather that Fall brings after a very hot Southern summer.

Sonya said...

Fall urges me to Begin.......it is a renewal of routines and privileges including learning, fun and fresh starts.

Kurt, Debbie, Draven and Audrik said...

I love everything about fall! It is my favorite time of year. I love taking drives through the canyon and looking at all of the trees when the leaves have changed to all of the gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red. I love the briskness in the air and that it is harvest time. All those yummy garden veggies and fruit - yum!

Amanda said...

One thing that comes to mind about fall is more time playing games indoors with the kids. Last night, we had a riveting game of Memory and then one of Zingo...all because it was dark and gloomy outside. They were forced to actually spend time with each other (gasp) and Mommy!! Good times for all!

heather d said...

Thanksgiving, hands down. It is my favorite season, so many good things going on!

Kelley said...

i LOVE going to my local farmers market on crisp tuesday afternoons and seeing all the fall themed bouquets and yummy baked goods.

Liz said...

Too many things to list, as fall is my favorite time of year. I love the pumpkin cheesecake ice cream at Ben and Bill's on Martha's Vineyard. I love taking walks along the beach with my little ladies snuggled in the stroller together. I love knowing that the holidays are just around the corner.

vlhobson said...

No doubt this is my favorite time of year. The air is light and crisp with a scent that defies description but is oh so distinctly autumn. The cool evenings bring the smell of woodsmoke and an urge to get home to cuddle up next to our own fire. The colors are amazing. The trees, at their peek, are ablaze with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. And, is there anything better than that first bite of a Macoun picked fresh from the tree? This is the season I find myself outside the most. It's the season I chose for my wedding and it's the season I'll always associate most strongly with family and friends.

Happy Autumn!

scranford said...

tent camping with my husband and kids, and going to the pumpkin patch.

Warrior Priestess said...

I enjoy the crisp air, the kaleidoscope of color, the smoky scent of the trees all around us and the crunch of leaves underfoot. As well as the anticipation of traditional Korean pumpkin soup, it's only available in the fall.

Annie said...

My favorite thing about fall is our town's Maple Leaf Parade. Our town is covered head to toe in deep reds, yellows, and oranges from the leafs of the giant Maple Trees.

Families come out together with their pets and we all come together as one. To me, fall is family, food, and community.

Kristen said...

Too many things to choose from...

Colorful leaves.
Puddles to jump in.
Candle lit dinners.
Pumpkin muffins baking.
Wearing cozy sweaters and coats.

Ok, I can't choose just one. Plus, fall means women's Bible Study starts up! I tell ya, fall is pretty much the best season ever! Especially in the Pacific Northwest ;)

Larissa said...

I love fall and love decorating with real pumpkins and burning my fall candles.

grey like snuffie said...

My daughter sent me a text message to make sure I checked out your post with this adorable necklace. As the remnants of Gustav rolled through and northern air cooled us off I KNEW that I had to go to the basement and dig out my fall decorations. I can't wear fall colors but I LOVE the depth of reds, oranges and yellows that inhabit our home in the fall. I can't wait for all of our maple trees to change color next month.

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Kim said...

My favorite thing about fall is that it's beginning and when there's a beginning there is always an end. What follows fall? Winter, YUCK!

SECPumpkin said...

i love fall because of it's freshnesses. Everything is cool and crisp. You get to wear jeans and sweaters. The colors are glorious and show off God's creativity! And family and friends seem always around for one holiday, event or other acitivity. I love hayrides, pumpkins, and bobbing for apples. It's just a magical time.

robin said...

oh wow..that is so pretty..the colors..the smell( pumpkin candles, first lit fires)..halloween my favorite holiday!!!!!

mkschulz said...

I love waking up to cool mornings and then feeling the warm afternoon sun coming through the windows. I also love making leaf piles with the kids and jumping in.

Emskyrooney said...

Everything about fall in New England is pretty great.. Love the leaves, the cider, the first fire of the season in our fireplace... Oh and our October wedding anniversary is pretty great too!

Denissa said...

I love the change of weather, of course the leaves changing. Its always wonderful to soak up God's creations. My b-day is after the first day of fall, so that is always fun!
Most of all I love to bake with my kiddos & carve pumpkins. Which they usually gag at the inside of the pumpkins (literally!) so Daddy and I do the carving, they "do" the instructing :)
The best part is Apple Hill in N.Cal where there is EVERY kind of yummy apple thing to eat/drink.

blessedme said...

I love everything having to do with the change of the season, cooler nights, the pumpkin patch, halloween, spooky movies, carving pumpkins, and cozy nights with the candles on while we watch a spooky movie and eat all kinds of cozy warm goodies.

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