Now that Labor Day is gone we are heading into Fall. It really does not feel like it here because we are still maintaining a heat wave and it is very humid out. School has started and another summer is coming to an end. Nevertheless, I am excited about what comes with fall including these things:
- Football Season – I love watching my UCLA Bruins and going to tailgate and viewing parties.
- Cool, crisp weather – Although I love the warm summers, fall is nice too. We do not get the pretty leaves like some of the east coast, but the cool evenings can be comforting.
- Fall Fashion – Even though my work is business casual, I love all the skirts, boots and cute winter scarves that are in the stores and those huge issues of the fashion magazines. (I still like the paper magazines even though these issues would be much lighter on my tablet).
- Comfort Food – There is nothing like baking apple cinnamon rolls or making a big pot of Chicken Chili on a crisp fall evening.
- Fall Beverages – the tasty pumpkin beers and sparkling apple cider are always comforting.
Another fun thing I love about fall is the celebration of birthdays! We have many fall birthdays for family and friends.
Speaking of birthdays, my friend, Holly at Happy Food Healthy Life is turning 30! If you have never been to Holly’s blog, be sure to check it out. Holly is an honest, sweet and strong woman and she has had a lot going on in her life lately, so please stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday.
I remember when I turned thirty and it seemed like only yesterday. Well, more like last week, but you know what I mean. As you know, my blog friends and I like to celebrate special occasions with a giveaway, so I am participating in Holly’s celebration.
Here is Holly’s personal message:
There have been so many memories in my twenties, and I am sad to say goodbye to this decade, but I look forward to what is to come in the next ten years. And I’m excited to celebrate this big day with YOU!! This little corner of the internet wouldn’t be here without YOU all, and because of that, I’m going to celebrate by giving one lucky reader a 5-Quart Kitchenaid and a $100 Target gift card.
Honestly, I couldn’t live without my 5-quart KitchenAid Mixer, and I know many of my friends who feel the same way. Whether it’s to whip up a batch of cookies, knead my favorite pizza dough, or ensure that my arm doesn’t fall off when whipping egg whites for what seems like a billion minutes. My KitchenAid makes everything easier! I’m so thrilled to be giving one of you a KitchenAid of your own. And you get to pick the color (of the colors shown above). I got the red mixer after I got married, but which I had one of every color to suit my mood! And the Target gift card… I don’t think any explanation is necessary here. Everyone loves Target and ends up wishing they had more Target-bucks to spend when they just went in for laundry detergent and came out with a cart full of $1 items, cute shoes, and holiday decor. Let me help you out with that!
Actually, I’ve got a few friends that are going to help you out! I have some awesomely supportive blogging friends who wanted to join in the fun and help me celebrate my big thirtieth. About 30 of us are getting together to bring you these awesome prizes for my birthday. I’m all about letting you win on my birthday…. seriously, let’s take the focus and attention off of me and divert it to you as a potential new KitchenAid owner!
Pretty please go visit all of my friends pages and show them the support they deserve! Heck, they are as big of a part of this giveaway as I am! I couldn’t have done any of this without them. Many of them have gotten me through this last week, as rough as it’s been, and literally made this giveaway possible. Without many wonderful blogging friends, I may just be slumped in a big pile of sadness on my 30th birthday. So thank you. To my blogging friends. To you all. Thanks for making my birthday possible.
What do you look forward to most in fall?