September 7, 2012

Fall is here my friends and the kids are already narrowing down their choices for their Halloween costumes, are yours?  This is such a fun season for decorating and one of my favorite stylists Matthew Mead has a brand new Halloween publication filled with 140+ fresh (and ad free) pages of seasonal inspiration! 

book cover

moon struck party

killer cookies


This weekend I’m giving away four copies to four lucky readers! 

Eligibility to win one of four free copies of Halloween by Matthew Mead:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite thing about fall! 

Four winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Sunday September 9th, by entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Halloween with Matthew Mead is now available for purchase here

* * * * * 

Meanwhile I’m still working on a second house for our Alma Project this weekend, a new bathroom and kitchen remodel are underway, we’re so excited about the progress, can’t wait to share it. 


Winners #43 Janille Sloan; #108 Sherry; #348 Megan Smith, #457 Heather F. notified via email.



Tags: ,

502 Responses to “HALLOWEEN Giveaway”

  1. Alissa says:

    I love the changing colors outside and being in my sweatshirt and shorts outside enjoying it!

  2. EmilyR says:

    The cool, crisp air and back-to-school excitement. Fall means new beginnings in our house!

  3. Mary says:

    the SOUNDS!!!!!! leaves falling, crunching, kiddos having their last hurrah, football game sounds, school bands, students cheering, trick or treaters, rivers before they freeze. Fall is about many things, but I ADORE the sound of it all before the silence of winter!

  4. Andrea D. says:

    I love the crisp leaves, yummy apples and especially the yummy apple cider. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  5. Dana R says:

    I love the way fall smells! I also love the high quaility excuse to cover my upper arms. So ready!

  6. jezz says:

    I look forward to the break in the hot weather, being able to wear long sleeves, the change in colors. Matthew’s publication looks like a lot of fun!

  7. Pam Carr says:

    I love the crisp, cool days and the beautiful fall colors in The Great Smoky Mountains.

  8. Olivia says:

    I love the colours in the trees, bright red or yellow leaves.

  9. Amelia H says:

    I love getting bundled up in sweaters and scarves… and the tasty fall Starbucks treats. :)

  10. Sabrina says:

    I love the smell of Fall. Clean and crisp!

  11. Cynthia riley says:

    My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler weather ushering in the beautiful foliage and upcoming holidays.

  12. Mary says:

    I love that I can finally wear a sweater.
    I love the colors and smell of the changes to Fall.
    I love getting ready for trick or treaters.
    I love pumpkins.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I love the fall smells…pumpkin and apple cider! I love dressing up for Halloween. I love wearing jeans.

  14. gale says:

    My beautiful daughter was born on a crisp Halloween morning, so her birthday is always made more special with a hayride,trick-or-treating, and then, a fire pit complete with hotdogs, marshmallows and s’mores!!!

  15. April says:

    My favorite thing about Fall is Halloween! It makes me feel like a kid, love the scary stuff and love costume parties!!

  16. Deanne H. says:

    I love pumpkin candles, fall leaves, cool nights/mornings and beautiful days and Halloween.

  17. Heather says:

    Favorite thing about Fall??? The earthy smell of fallen leaves layered on the ground in the woods and the smell of goldenrod, milkweed and asters mustering thier last brilliant hurrah before winter begins! Love the test tube Bloody Mary’s in the featured photo!! So up my alley as an once-upon-a-time-Microbiologist! Hope you have a fabulous weekend working on the Alma House II!

  18. Kim S. says:

    I love Fall fashion, I can’t wait to wear my new stuff!

  19. Sara says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the crisp, cool air and crunch beneath my feet.

  20. Kathy says:

    Fall favorites are falling leaves, color hues rich with warmth, and the anticipation that fills the crisp air. Excitement in the anticipation of play. Halloween, ball, hikes and fellowship. Warm and cozy clothing, knitting, and knowing snow is just around the corner.

  21. Dianne Vidaurri says:

    The smell of woodsmoke from the fireplaces and woodburning stoves….thats a sure sign fall has arrived here in the northwest.

  22. Miriam says:

    3 words- Pumpkin Spice Latte

  23. Paulette says:

    Apple orchards, pumpkin patch, leaves changing colours, geese migrating, warm fluffy sweaters (no more worries about bikini season) and planning my garden for spring.

  24. Jeri says:

    The pumpkin!! And squash recipes.

  25. Irene says:

    Carving pumpkins, making homemade applesauce, and evening walks with cool crisp air!

  26. Jennifer says:

    I’m a traditionalist. Even here in Central California (Fresno), where 100 degree weather is still hanging on, the leaves are starting to change. I love how the trees in my yard and around town change every single day.

  27. Randi says:

    Favorite thing: orange everywhere. It’s my favorite color.

  28. Katie says:

    It won’t feel like fall until late October here in Texas, but some of my favorite things are foods with pumpkin in them, cooler weather, and fall gardening.

  29. Stephanie says:

    I love the crispness of fall — leaves crunching, sharp bright colors, apples, and so forth. I love everything about fall, it’s my favorite season. :)

  30. I love that it’s the beginning of a much looked forward to cool down in the weather and it comes right along with all those beautiful colors!

  31. Kathryn says:

    I love the cooler weather, fewer flying/biting bugs and colourful leaves. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Amanda L. says:

    I love the colors of Fall and the slow and steady progression up and through the holiday season.

  33. Ann W says:

    I like the nip in the air and wearing socks and sweaters.!

  34. sandra k says:

    i love walks in the woods, the smells, pumpkins & spices, apples bakes every which way, it is just so perfect to me.

  35. Jeans, boots, sweaters and football. :)

  36. Shannon says:

    I love love love the cooler weather, changing colors and apple cider!

  37. Laure says:

    The temperature drops, tailgating, and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks!

  38. Beth R. says:

    I love EVERYTHING about fall..cool crisp air, cozy blankets, hot soup, sweaters, crunchy leaves, etc, etc, etc

  39. kathy w says:

    My favorite thing is the colors, I think they are beautiful!

  40. Stephanie K says:

    My favorite thing about Fall are my children’s birthdays.

  41. Saundra says:

    Fall colors and temperatures make this season perfect. Lots of birthdays in our family in the fall … including mine!

  42. Beth says:

    I love so many things about fall. To name a few I would have to go with cooler temperatures, changing colors and pumpkins. Anything to do with pumpkins!

  43. Barbara says:

    My fav thing about fall is the weather!!!! And football ;)

  44. Pamela says:

    Back-to-school, football, open windows and no a.c., pumpkin picking, pretty foliage, sweaters, autumnal recipes…I could go on!

  45. Ashleigh says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the weather and the fact that we get to pick pumpkins not only for decorating, but for making soups, pies, and cakes!! Yummy!!!

  46. Cathy says:

    For me, fall is kind of sad – summer’s over, gardens are dying, trees are losing their leaves, winter’s coming (I’m in Canada!), days are shorter and raking (Yuck!).
    On the other hand, fall is cooler, less humidity, mums and asters for the garden, beautiful colours on the trees, comfort food, Halloween (love getting dressed up)!
    Spring is my favourite season but fall has a lot going for it.
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  47. My favorite thing about fall would have to be the changing trees! Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. jeri says:

    I’m so jealous of people who have an actual Fall. We used to have a full 4 seasons in the NY area, but anymore we just go from hot, hot to cold,cold with maybe a few weeks of transition. But I love those weeks so much. The air just smells so crisp and clean, and I love all the fall produce and the first stew of the season.

  49. Laura D. says:

    You can feel fall as it gets closer…Summer activities and bright colorful blooms slowly marches out, to be replaced by Mums, garlands of fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds and ghouls!
    This, is indeed my favorite time of year. Life seems to slow down a little as if to say, hey, let’s take our time with this season and savor every minute of it..cooler days, fires in fireplaces, snuggling under a blanket with a good book, or a good Dachshund friend. The grass grows more slowly (the hubs is excited about less lawn maintenance)…we just relish this time of year…after the hot dry days of summer, God gives us cooler weather to transition to the frigid cold weather of winter. We pull out our cooler weather recipes of soups, stews, chili, homemade breads…hot chocolate and marshmallows! Leaves crunching under your feet as you walk across the blacket of fallen leaves from the Maple tree – raking up leaves into huge piles for dive bombing bodies into them…then the task of bagging those leaves for mulch into the waiting beds. Ahhh…cannot wait until it hits us full force! Come on Fall…we are ready for you!!

  50. Harmony says:

    Love Halloween and fall! My favorite time of the year (like so many!). Thanks for the opportunity to win – great giveaway!

  51. Erin says:

    My favorite things about fall, besides Halloween, are the crisp air and turning leaves. They instantly remind me of cross country season!

  52. Dana says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year and there are so many things I love about it. Boots and jackets, the colors (browns, oranges, reds and yellows), pumpkin spice-flavored everything, but most of all I just love Halloween. I was at Michael’s yesterday and they had all of the Halloween supplies out already. It just got me in the spirit. Can’t wait to start decorating!

  53. DRTVrMoi says:

    There is nothing like cool weather, apple cider and pumpkins to make me smile

  54. Nora Rose says:

    My favorite thing is apple cider donuts!

  55. melissa says:

    My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins-in recipes and for decoration, can’t get enough of pumpkins!

  56. heather f says:

    there’s a definite change in the feel and smell of the air in the morning. It makes me start thinking about baking and making soup!

  57. Robyn says:

    After a long and hot Louisiana summer, I love the cooler weather if fall!

  58. Holly says:

    What’s not to love??? School is back in session and the kids are out of the house. That equals more DIY, organizing and crafting for this working mom. Is it wrong to leave the kids in daycare to sneak in a couple hours of mommy fun??? If it is, please don’t tell me!

  59. Vicky says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the smell of burning leaves.

  60. shiori says:

    The only thing I LOVE about fall is the weather FINALLY changing!

  61. grey says:

    Halloween and cooler weather means time for chili–Yay!

  62. Carrie says:

    Too many things to count! Crisp, cool air. Football. Small Midwest town festivals. Pumpkins. Tailgating. I cant choose just one!!!

  63. Marisela Mendoza says:

    What I love about fall is the cool weather and the changing of the leaves. I love that where I live we experience mild weather but you can tell when seasons change. I enjoy your posts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  64. Jennifer Townsend says:

    My favorite things about fall are ootball and holidays.

  65. Natalie Mego says:

    My favorite thing about fall is probably the trees – I love the change in color! Also, I love how the weather starts lightening up.

    ‘Course, it helps that my birthday is in the fall.

  66. Melinda Hubbard says:

    My favourite thing about fall is pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte’s from Starbucks!

  67. Meghan W says:

    I love the smell of pumpkin candles and all of the trees changing color.

  68. Ohh, what a fun book. Hmm, one favorite thing about fall would have to be the focus on coziness. At home especially!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. I love that fall makes the house feel so cozy and all the warm, delicious dishes that we cook during the season!

  70. Jess says:

    LOVE Halloween! hands down favorite time of year :)

  71. Sarah says:

    My husband and I will be married one year in the fall….so that’s easily my favorite thing! I also love the weather, it’s a welcome change here in the south.

  72. I love the air in fall… candy apples, crisp leaves, old sweaters and kids’ soccer on cool mornings. : )
    Thanks for all you do Kate!

  73. Melissa says:

    I love fall for the weather, football, and fall decor!

  74. Chelsey says:

    I have a degree in Interior Design and what better way to use it then turn my house into a scary, spider webs all over, dark haunted house. My favorite part of fall is of course Halloween. Living in MN gives you a chance to experience all the seasons, I just love the smell of a fresh, cool fall!

  75. Jessica says:

    I love love love Halloween! Fall is my favorite season. Cider, candy apples, haunted houses… wearing sweaters… It can’t get here soon enough!

  76. Ingrid says:

    Definitely Halloween! And my birthday :)

  77. Haley W. says:

    Pumpkin Cookies!

  78. andrea says:

    I love fall because of football!! Go Eli, go Payton!

  79. terry wilson says:

    Pull out your brooms, put on your capes, witches decorating it time. Halloween is so much fun.

  80. Mary says:

    What is NOT to love about fall! All my friends posting their Halloween tricks and treats, Fall decoration ideas, yummy recipies to try and football jerseys!

  81. Zorica says:

    I love Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win for some new ideas!!

  82. Alvina P. says:

    I love the change in colors for Fall… not to mention the cooler climate AND holidays!!

  83. Jenna says:

    My favorite thing about fall is breaking out all my jeans, sweaters, and boots that have been in hibernation for what feels like eternity! I’m so sick and tired of shorts and tanks – bring on the cozies!

  84. Jennifer Littlefield says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves. We love to rake big piles and let the kids jump in.

  85. Shelli says:

    I love the colors of fall!

  86. Renee says:

    I love that it is finally start to cool off after a long, hot summer in the South.

  87. Randi says:

    Mynfavorite thing about Fall is the Pumpkin Spice Lattes

  88. Daffodil says:

    My favorite thing about fall is my son’s birthday!

  89. Angela says:

    Cool nights, fall festivals, baking cakes and pies and roasts for Sunday dinners. These are a few of my favorite things for fall :-)

  90. Felicia says:

    FALL what’s not to like? Cool crisp weather; time to start listening to my “PRACTICAL MAGIC” SOUNDTRACK CD; orange black white I love it all;pumpkins black cats moonfaces I’m ready!!!!

  91. Lynette says:

    I love being able to wear comfy, cute sweaters!

  92. Katy says:

    I love the smell of the fallen leaves on the ground

  93. Katy says:

    I love the smell of the fallen leaves on the ground

  94. Julianne says:

    My favorite thing about fall might be a tie between getting to wear all of my fabulous boots and drinking pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  95. Kristen Mc says:

    my favorite part about fall is the weather here in ut! love the crisp days! also with the weather comes all the great stuff you get to wear! sweaters, scarves, boots… love it all! pale blue apron at gmail dot com

  96. Chelsie says:

    I love the crisp air, sweaters, boots and delicious pumpkin desserts!

  97. I hope I’m not too late, I have eight minutes left untill the end of the day. My favorite thing about fall is the clothes. I love wearing jeans, tall boots, and lots of sweaters and scarves. Can’t wait.

  98. Ruth Moffatt says:

    Crisp walks in cool fall air and the beautiful leaves.

  99. Linda says:

    I would Love to win this Book!
    I love the Cooler Temps, The Fall Foliage, All the Cute Clothes and my Favorite – all of the Fall Foods!
    Fall is The Best Season!

Leave a Reply