Friday, October 16, 2009

~*Inspired by Fall*~ Surprise Giveaway

Thank goodness the weather is finally cooling down in Los Angeles! Granted, it will most likely be hot again in a week or two {heck, maybe even tomorrow}, but let's not go there. For now, I'm feeling FALL in the air and that makes me smile! This is by far my favorite season, yet I detest the color orange and I'm not too big on Halloween! But I do love the cool chill in the air, the clothing options, and not having to get a pedicure every week :)

I'm feeling inspired by the weather and I wanted to host a fall giveaway. BUT...I wanted to do something a little different. I borrowed this idea from the lovely Dollface {thanks S!!}, but I've seen some others that have done it and I think it will be so fun!

I've compiled a basket of my favorite fall items for the winner, but I'm not going to show the goodies just yet...so you're entering the giveaway for the sheer surprise and excitement of receiving the unknown!! Of course the basket is filled with wonderful items that you will love!

Entering is easy - just leave a comment on this post with your number one, must-have for fall. It can be anything {and make sure it's really a favorite because it could be added to the basket if you're chosen as the winner}!

Deadline to enter is next Friday {October 23}. I'll draw a winner the next Monday and reveal the mystery contents as well!!!

***Thank you all 588 of you for following my little blog! I want EVERYONE to enter this giveaway - even if you've never commented before or you just started following yesterday! This giveaway is a way to thank all of you and show how much I love ya'll! And, if 100 people enter, I'll draw two winners to receive a surprise package from me so tell all of your friends too!***

130 comments:

Precious and Pink said...

I love the new look of your blog, its so beautiful! my absolute fall favorite is apple cider. I try to keep some in the house at all times during season b/c its my go to beverage. Thanks for hosting such a fun fall giveaway!

Kayla said...

My favorite fall favorite is Starbucks Carmel Apple Cider! I just cannot go without having a cup a week at least! It's so delicious and warms me up head to toe on these very cold Iowa fall mornings! (P.S. It was 32 degrees when I left the house this morning!) brrrr!

Thanks for hosing a cute giveaway like this! Such a great idea!

Jane Beall said...

My fall must have is a perfect pea coat! FUN giveaway - can't wait until I win it :p!

Tillie said...

My fave fall thing is the pumpkin spice latte from starbucks...and my hat and scarf I bought last year...though we don't get to utilize them here (80 degrees in december/january - ugh). Here's hoping for colder weather this fall/winter.

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Oh, how I heart Fall. My Fall fave is a scarf -- I never leave home with out one!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Pumpkin Spice Frappicino from Starbucks! I live in Florida so cold drinks it is.. :)

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The Neaves' said...

Fun giveaway!! My fall must haves are two things to keep me warm. Chai latee with pumpkin spice from Starbucks and a great pair of fun socks!

Katiesperk said...

Hooray for Surprises! My must have for fall is really good soup recipes! Sounds silly but I love cooking when it is chilly outside! I also have a large weakness for candycorn!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

My fall musthaves are a good lip balm, pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, and fun argyle socks to keep me warm.

Kaitlin said...

My must have's for fall are colorful scarves, warm coffee, and my gloves.

emcr1229 said...

My fave fall must haves are sweaters and hot apple cider.

Love the new look!

*L* @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Very cute giveaway idea! I think my number one fall must have is warm drinks (chai tea at home, coffee from Starbucks)!

Mrs. W said...

hmm... tough one! It's a toss up between caramel apple cider from starbucks and the new studded booties I just purchased! Fall fashion is my fave! Great giveaway!

Lisa said...

i have to say my must have is the movie "You've got mail". Nothing says fall to me like the scenery in new york in that movie, being able to practially smell the books in meg ryan's shop, and the images of the employees hanging the twinkle lights :) it's such a precious movie!

Belle on Heels said...

oooh i love a good surprise!! my must-have is my barbour coat and the snap-on hood and zip-in quilted vest that go with it. keeps me nice and dry and warm!

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

#1 fall must have is my crock pot b/c fall=soup weather and I can't make a good bowl of tortilla soup w/o my crock pot. Love your blog by the way.

Lindsay said...

Love the new fall look! My must have for fall is a toss up between scarves or boots! I just love everything about fall fashion!

Lucky in Love said...

You are so sweet to do this :)

My favorite fall must have is anything pumpkin...maybe pumpkin muffins (or cupcakes!)...and bread with chocolate chips?? Yum!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

A mystery giveaway! Love it! And if I have to pick just ONE thing about fall I love most, I'm going to have to go with Yankee Candles. They have sooo many fantastic fall smells!

Mom on the Run said...

I must have a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. As a true New England girl I love fall and anything pumpkin flavored.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

My favorite part of fall is the sweaters! And the boots....and the scarves...I could just go on forever! Fall is my favorite time of the year! The weather, the food, the clothes, everything! (plus thanksgiving and christmas are right around the corner) I'm a brand new follower of your blog but I love it! Can't believe I haven't found it before!

Mrs. Smith said...

i cannot live without boots in the fall. skinny jeans and boots.

and i LOVE surprises!!

Brandi said...

My favorite fall must haves are cozy sweaters and hot chocolate. Yummmy..

Jules said...

I love surprises and fall, so this is an ideal giveaway! My favorite thing about fall is accessorizing with fun scarves. I love wearing an overall plain outfit and making it more interesting with a fall scarf. My other favorite thing is Yankee Candles in their delicious smelling fall scents!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

My must have for fall is scarves! I LOVE scarves, I wear one almost every day!! :)

Lexilooo said...

It's been SO cold and rainy here all week, which is hardly good fall weather! Ughhh!

My favorite thing about fall is apple picking, toasted pumpkin seeds and wearing turtleneck sweaters again!

Steph said...

So excited that here in South Carolina it is finally cooler!
My must have for fall is mulled cider candles! They smell soooo good!

Sarah Beth said...

I just love your blog, you are too sweet! For fall I love adding a fun scarf to my outfit-this is my frist fall in chilly VA, so I am learing to accesorize a little differently than I did in Florida.

Lucy Marie said...

My must have for fall is -- well, how can I choose just one? -- I would say either the Mums on my patio, or the pumpkin baked goods. I love it all, though.

Lis said...

What a great giveaway!! And I am loving your new Fall look!! :)

It's so hard to pick just one must have for fall but I'm going to have to go with Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. There is just something about meeting a friend on a cool Fall afternoon at Starbucks to sit and chat while sipping on a warm PSL - it's just my idea of a perfect afternoon!! :)

Elle said...

Wow, you always host such fantastic giveaways...

I have to must have items for fall hot Apple cider with spiced rum, and a pumpkin scented candle. Having a house that smells like pumpkin and a hot spiced cider in my hand just makes me feel cozy and autumn-ish...

BakerGirl said...

My must haves are: Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Chunky Sweaters, and Tall Boots!

Holly said...

Hmm, I would have to say that my one must have for fall is a good moisturizer.

Katie said...

I love this idea! I did my first giveaway at the beginning of the month and really enjoyed it.

I would have to say my must have item is a good scarf. One that is solid and can go with lots of things! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are close on the list too!

IRWSMom said...

I would have to say my must have for Fall is a Mrs. Prindables dipped apple! Any flavor ;-) Have a great weekend!

Jenn said...

always so cute with your giveaways! My fall must-have is tights with boots. I love love love tights in any color, pattern, etc. Something about tights signals fall for me. :)

Heather said...

I love wearing fall scarves and we can't forget the boots...ah...the boots.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth Dunn said...

Oh Fall is the best. My must have is red wine but there are tons more. xoxo

SC

Jessi said...

Very fun giveaway! What I am loving for fall this year is leggings and dresses. But I love decorating for FALL. The leaves, the colors, just so much fun!!

Preppy in Polka Dots said...

I just love fall and this give away!! Even though we aren't having much of a fall in New England my absolute must have is Pumpkin Spice Latte from SB!!!

Brittany said...

My must-have for fall would definitely be a light-weight scarf because even if the weather isn't cold enough for an adorable jacket, a scarf is second best!

Paula said...

Oh I love surprises! At least the good ones :) I'd say I have two must haves. A fall smelling candled (like pumpkin spice or something) and chapstick! LOL.

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

hands down, definitely mossimo ultrasoft sweaters from target!!

B.E.A said...

I HAVE to have my pumpkin pie candle burning through the entire season!

suburban prep said...

I love quite a number of items. But for clothing it has to be my brown velveteen jeans from Talbots. Comfort!!!

Jill said...

I LOVE fall too! My must have item is the Spiced Pumpkin Candle from Yankee. I only burn it in the fall and the scent reminds me it's getting cooler outside (or supposed to be).

Love your new fall design. Happy Fall, Angela.

Pink Martini said...

I too must have a spicy candle burning in my kitchen and I always take out my big pumpkin tureen by Fitz and Floyd to get me in the mood to decorate my home for the season. What's with this LA weather? Did you feel the earthquake last night? I was awake just before it hit and the dogs next store started to whine , then barked and then it hit and all was quiet again. Just one quick slide motion here. Hold on. I think there is more coming! :) xoxo

Happy Dash said...

I am so enjoying these cooler temps in NC, just wish we could add some sunshine to the mix :) As for fall, I love tons of things, but my favorite is definitely having a reason to stop at Starbuck's and pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte ... delicious!

JessBay said...

It's already been said but I have to agree that Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice is the best thing about fall, but I also love a good fleece blanket to wrap up in.

Can't wait to see what the prize is!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

My fall must-have is Swiss Miss Diet Hot Chocolate... 25 calories a pack is unbeatable!

Meg said...

My fall must haves are chapstick, warm socks and my heated blanket! ;) I'm lovin' this cold weather!

Miss Priss' Momma said...

My fall must haves are jeans, a cute sweater and cute boots!

Tina said...

Well since most Alabama fall's are just as hot as the spring time I always buy pumpking spice candles or apple pie candles and put all through my house so at least when i walk inside the smell of the candles makes me feel like its fall weather outside.

Jill said...

Just one!!! I love a great, warm scarf and some Starbuck's Apple Cider. What a great fun idea! Thanks!

preppyinnewengland said...

My fav coffee (Starbucks) in a monogrammed coffee travel mug of course, with my pea coat, gloves and scarf watching my children's soccer games. That's just one of my favorite things about fall!

Thanks for hosting Sweet Tea!

Hop on over to my blog for an Angela Moore Halloween bracelet giveaway!!!!

ae said...

I live in south GA so we have very few fall days. But on those rare occasions I love a cute lightweight scarf!

Becky said...

My favorite things are pumpkin scented candles like Aromatique Cinnamon Cider and of course Starbucks Eggnog lattes are the best!

zentmrs said...

My favorite fall items are apple cider scented candles and anything pumpkin flavored - bread, pie, cookies, pasta... yum!

Thanks for the fun!

Michelle said...

Now THIS is the kind of surprise that I like!! :-)

My fall must have? Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks!! YUM!

Christina said...

my must have would be my Uggs! can't live without them.

Torch Lake Prep said...

fleece socks for my hunter wellies

E said...

My favorite fall must have is definitely a cute hat. Perfect way to stay fashionable and warm!

Elliott said...

I looove tights! I have them in a billion colors and textures - I wear them like some people wear scarves! Tip: if you want to make sure your colored tights are matte, size up one! It makes all the difference.

Annie said...

ohhhhh this is exciting. I LOVE a good suprise!

fall must haves: sweet cinnamon pumpkin wallflowers from bath and body to make my house smell yummy, hats, scarfs (lots of them to match my outfit), and pumpkins on my front porch....i LOVE fall!

Preppy Mama said...

Very sweet giveaway!! Love your new look. My must haves are my driving mocs and welly socks for my boots!
I love the fall!!!

Loving Life said...

I love all the fall candles!!

Brown Girl said...

Starbucks is my fall must have, I drink lots of Pumpkin Spice lattes in the Fall. Great giveaway!

anotherfishinthesea said...

My musthaves are hot chocolate and warm fires in the fire place! The first fire we have and the leaves turning are how I know fall is here! (We built our first fire today :) )

Amanda K said...

My must have for the Fall is a warm and comfty scarf. I am always feeling cold so a scarf is def. my must have item.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Lopez said...

My favorite fall must-have is a cinnamon scented candle. My mouth waters just thinking about the fragrance I smell every time I walk through the door!

Amy said...

My favorite fall treat is CANDY CORN!

Lindsay said...

yay for a fall giveaway! i too detest orange :o)

my favorite fall item.. ugh so hard ot pick just one thing! i love the drink choices at starbucks and the fall smells-cider, pumpkin, spice, etc. i also love the clothing options! so many awesome things happen in fall!

and thank you so much for my snail mail letter! you're the best!

Angela said...

This is such a great giveaway idea! My fall must have is Baked Apple Pie candles from Home Interior...I love the way the smell just lingers around the house!

Heather said...

I really can't live without a Pumpkin Spice latte and my brown fur trimmed down vest. My two greatest loves for fall.

Amy said...

My fall must have is the pumpkin spice scented candles...burn them throughout my home all season. LOVE LOVE LOVE them....and your blog and sweet tea too!!! What southern girl doesn't??

Thanks for hosting this neat giveaway.

Miss. Pretty said...

Great giveaway!!!! Today was the first day it felt like fall in FL..this weekend the highs are in the 60's and lows in the 40s..brrr! My fave drink is a non-fat White Chocolate Mocha..so good :)

Angela said...

Hi! Just found you today and looking forward to reading your blog!
My must have for fall is a starbucks drink, and candles!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My #1 fall must have is hot apple cider with cinnamon! And maybe a close second (although I eat it year round also) is hot apple crisp! YUMMMMM!

brown eyed girl said...

You have the greatest giveaways, pretty lady!!

I think my fall must-have list is quite extensive, but it usually involves, sweaters, argyle socks, pumpkin scented candles, and spiced cider!

i. me. mine said...

Great giveaway idea! My favorite item for fall is a nice warm scarf and the mullings cider from W&S. It is to die for and makes your house smell so warm and yummy!

Take Your Sweet Time said...

Pumpkin Pie Candles are my fav. for fall! I can't get enough of them!

throuthehaze said...

my favorite thing is Chai

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Elizabeth KS said...

I never leave home without my trust old Barbour coat!! and a pumpkin spice latte too :)

email is bkimmell at gmail dot com

From VA to CA said...

How fun! My fall must have is definitely a fleece jacket. Can't wait to see what's in your basket of surprises!

Brynn and Chris said...

Love the fall layout. My must have for fall??? Sweaters and pumpkin scented anything. : )

Rachel said...

My must have for fall is hot apple cider with cinnamon and cloves..mmmm

Pink Makes the World Go 'Round said...

My Fall must haves are Pumpkin Spice lattes from Starbucks, Mulled Apple Cider, and anything brown! :)

Have a beautiful day!

AVONLadyinSC said...

Wonderful idea, my must haves are hot cocoa, appled cider, candles, and a cute scarf. Also, a great lip balm and hand lotion.

Shoshanah said...

Lately its been pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. Although I wore my Uggs for the first time the season today, and it made it seem officially fall!

Momma Liz said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the brisk air, not having to fun my air in the house. I love the smell of pump[kin spice candles and of course Pumpkin Spice lattes from Starbucks. My birthday is October 23 and so is my brother's who is 2 yrs. younger and then one of my grandsons is October 31. I call him Boo.

mamaw2@coxfamilyhome.us

whatthewhat said...

I love fall as well... great giveaway!

My fall favorites are a soft fleece blanket that is wrapped around me at all times when at home and... sweet potatoes! I roast them with olive oil and pink salt and they're pretty much the best thing ever.

ikkinlala said...

My fall must-have is wool socks. They're so much more fun now that I knit them for myself.

Perambulations through Pittsbrugh said...

One of my fall favorites is MITTENS!!!!

Red Lipstick Style said...

Where do I begin? I adore fall. I think the one thing that says fall to me most is a fabulous scarf to wear and butternut squash soup to eat.

What a wonderful contest! Thank you for hosting it!

Mrs. Watermelon's Kitchen said...

My ugg boots and apples!

BroncoMom said...

Hey Ms. Sweet Tea!
By far my favorite FALL items come in a set. Its my Coach Denim tote #11179 and the matching zip around wallet. I use it all the time in the fall. This Coach set goes so well with all of my outfits since I have a casual work life and home life.
I really look forward to this time of the year for many reason and one of them is my Coach purse and wallet!
BroncoMom

Mrs. M said...

Scarves! I have all colors to match my outfits!

prepinparadise said...

I must, at all times, have a fall-inspired Yankee candle burning at home. In fact, I currently have two burning as we speak!

c.t. said...

hi sweet tea! i just love your blog :) i'm a southern gal living in New England so it's so nice to have someone relate about being in "foreign" territory sometimes! i have three favorites for the fall: pumpkin spice latte from starbucks is so yummy, the sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle from bath and body works is divine, and wrapping up in one of my many pashminas! i love dressing up an outfit with a scarf. yay for fall. thanks for hosting, you are such a doll :)

Kat said...

Hiya! Im new here, but I hope to be a regular commenter :)

Lets see. although we dont have "fall" from where i live, i actually like philosophy's pumpkin body wash for this season.

take care!

katch05 at gmail dot com

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

This is such a great giveaway...I might have to steal this idea for another season ;)

My favorite Fall item is a scarf!!! Love them and cannot leave the house without one. Not only do they come in handy for the weather, but they are the perfect accessory to spice up any outfit =)

p.s. check out my giveaway (that I posted on Friday) if you havent already =)

xoxo

t.l.h said...

i LOVE love love the yankee candle twisted peppermint! it's my fall must have!!!

Katie said...

Awww such a fun giveaway! Can't wait to see what YOUR favorites are!! Among my (many) favorites are pretty scarves! Love them!

Ashley Lauren said...

Cute idea!!!

My favorite fall item is my tailgating box- preppy ice buckets, tervis tumblers, melamine plates, paper napkins and silverware all in orange and blue for my Gators! :)

Caroline said...

Harvest scented candles from Yankee Candle Company. They set the fall mood...mmmm!

Luna said...

i love giveaways. my fall fave, hmm, thats kinda hard. it would have to be between scented candles or a nice warm blanket to cover up with.

Lauren said...

Love this! My fall must-have is BOOTS. Love them with tights, leggings, jeans, dresses...EVERYTHING!!

Am said...

Fall is fabulous!!!! I love apple cinnamon candles and eating chili (or really any crock pot meal). Love the new blog look!

Cara said...

Can't wait to see what you favorite fall things are. Since it goes form hot to cold here, fall is pretty short. My favorites are pumpkin spice late's, my LSU sweatshirts, cute new boots and comfy jeans.

PreppyBumpkin said...

Honey, I can't survive fall without football and Starbucks. Many thanks, adore your blog!

AcresofHope said...

Fave fall thing is definitely a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks!!!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Such a great giveaway. I love so many favorite things about fall. To get me in the fall mood, I constantly have a Pumpkin smelling candle by Hillhouse Naturals burning. The smell is amazing.

Arlynn said...

YAY...such a fun giveaway!!! I love surprises :-)

And my #1 favorite thing about fall are my Daddy's homemade fried apple pies with a BIG scoop of good vanilla bean ice cream on top, Mmm...!!!! They are amazing. Seriously.

You are too cute & I cannot wait for you Autumn-themed giveaway!

Crossing my fingers,

Arlynn from Fleur de Licious

Cheryl E. said...

Yay! What a fun giveaway! My must have for fall is starbucks pumpkin spiced latte! YUMMMMMM

woodsy said...

A scarf is my favorite fall item.

Great giveaway!!

Sweet Dreams Preppy said...

What a thoughtful giveaway! And who doesn't love surprises?

My fall must-have item is toasted pumpkin seeds with garlic salt! There's no better smell in a house after the pumpkin carving is done!

Stace said...

Aww you have the most fun giveaways!!! I hope I win!

My must haves for fall are Harvest Festival Candles by Yankee Candle. Loooove the smell!

Patriotic Princess said...

I love your cute fall-ness on your blog, and off course the surprise giveaway! What could be a better way to bring out FALL :) ?

I think my must have item is a cute scarf. Although cowboy boots and jeans come in a close second because I love the sound they make when I step on crunchy leaves :)

XOXO!

mommara said...

Love the new blog look. My must have fall item is...

My Caramel Mach. From Starbucks. I know they have it year round but, I only enjoy it in the fall. As a mommy it's a quick way to feel like fall and spoil myself at the same time. :)

I love surprises!

sarah said...

Fall is my favorite season-I love when the leaves turn colors. My number one must have for fall is orange spice tea! Nothing's better than a warm cup of tea on a chilly day!

Take Your Sweet Time said...

I love pumpkin pie candles. I can't live without them in the fall. I put them all over my house.

Emma said...

My favorite fall must have would be flats. I love boots :) But flats are perfect since we're just coming out of summer! Great idea (a surprise giveaway!) Xo

Jessica said...

Just found your blog :) Fun giveaway! Couldn't pick just one...it was a three way tie:fall colored scarf,Starbucks, Yankee candles!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

What a fun giveaway! Must number 1 must have for fall is a cashmere sweater. I just can't get enough of them!

Christine said...

I have been reading your blog for the past couple weeks! Congrats on the new office! I would have to say fall is my favorite season and my number one must have for fall is caramel apple spice lattes from Starbucks!!! They are soo yummy!

Katrina said...

a nice apple cinnamon candle from yankee candle or salt city! Love that smell on a cool day!

brkwks said...

My fall favorite is sara lee pumpkin pie. I just have to have it.

Stafford Wife said...

My must-have for fall this year is my jacket. I am a So California native but since I met my hubby I travel all over the country. This past weekend it was 39 degrees in Kansas City and I am not sure what it will be in Washington DC next week but I am sure it will be colder than So Cal! I didn't own a jacket until last year (yeah, seriously) but now it goes just about everywhere with me because I am such a wimp!

Thanks for this giveaway!

*kate* said...

i just found your blog how exciting!? I love fall but I am also not a fan of orange...my favorite thing about fall is either the fresh apple cider from the mill down the street or the cute hats I get to throw on when having a bad hair day. The fashion options are endless because you usually can mix summer clothes and winter so you have double the wardrobe!! Happy autumn and i love the surprise factor of the give away!! :)

-love,
a new fan!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hmmm. love surprises!

So much fabulous fall finds... but let's see... the great Wood Wicks candles (love that they make a "crackling" sound when lit) and Wood Wicks diffuser oils, they smell so "fall-ish".

Thank you for hosting a great surprise giveaway!

Blessings & aloha!

 
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