Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the autumn i miss... (& a giveaway!)

I miss driving through New York as the leaves were turning a deep, crisp color. I miss the bite in the air as I would walk to my car in the morning on the way to work. I miss seeing my breath in the air, then smiling when I realized it was only September. I miss the smell of the cold air, the long drives through seemingly endless country roads, and I miss passing over this bridge (above!) on my way home. The bridge would take you into the tiny village of Owego, which was fifteen minutes from our home in Newark Valley, New York. The Susquehanna River ran parallel to my drive home and it was always so gorgeous to look across the water and see the reflection of the autumn leaves and nothing else. It felt like we lived in the middle of nowhere sometimes, and I guess in a way we did. It is this time of year when I miss New York the most, when California is hot and sunny with no relief of autumn in sight... the same time that New York is in full swing, utilizing it's four magnificent seasons perfectly. It has been over two years since we lived there, and I would still move back there in a heartbeat.

And to combat my wistful mood of missing my old home, I am having a Halloween giveaway haha! :)

The winner will receive two of my new Halloween cards from my etsy shop!!

To be eligible, leave me a comment on this blog, letting me know your favorite Halloween candy!! I personally am looking forward to a Reese's pumpkin myself hehe! (yummmm!) I will pick the winner on Friday, with a little help from Andrew! Good luck, and I hope everyone is enjoying the week! xo!

23 comments:

Amy said...

That autumn picture is gorgeous- I love seeing the change of colors. I don't get to see much of that here in Florida- I really miss Utah this time of year.

Those cards are soo stinkin cute! I'd love to win.

I love candy- seriously, I'm like a little kid. The big reeses pumpkins are some of my favorites, and of course the classic candy corn. I've been craving Jolly Rancher suckers and I don't know if they sell them at Halloween or all of the time, but I haven't been able to find them! And I'm a huge fan of the "kids play" mix- yum yum! (ok, enough from me! xoxo)

Polka Dot Moon said...

I'm from the east coast and really miss the change of seasons! It seems as though we only have "hot" and "hotter" here in AZ!

And how cute are your cards!! So here is my favorites candy:
candy corn, caramel apples, pumpkin mellow cremes, all chocolate, peanut butter & chocolate, and did I mention any kind of chocolate ;)

I have a terrible sweet tooth! No wonder my dentist loves me so!

micaela6955 said...

I love the candy corn and candy pumpkins, really sweet, but can only get them around Halloween so for me, that makes it more special. I live in Maine, and in the northern part (my parents went to Quebec yesterday for the day) the leaves are changing nicely. In Central Maine, where I live, there are still some cooler nights needed to start the change here. I know how you feel though, I lived in FL for a winter when I was 9, and I missed snow on Christmas like the dickens! We just got back from vacation in San Antonio over Labor Day weekend, and boy was it hot! I don't think the New England in me could ever get used to that. Sorry to hear you are missing the NE fall, but believe me, you will be glad you are in CA when the snow piles up! (last year we had storm after storm, it was brutal! lol...)

micaela6955 at msn dot com

mysteryhistorymom said...

Holly- Your cards are absolutely the cutest!! My favorite candy is tiny Baby Ruth candy bars! I never buy them except at Halloween in those mixed bags of goodies. Yum! Lori

CONNIE said...

Can't wait for another brilliant display of autumn in NE. I will get my pumkin this SUNDAY - great day to officially welcome FALL.


Holly, I have e-mailed you 3 times re: the swap. ANyways, I mentioned that a vintage bunting that says HALLOWEEN will do for me. Here's the inspiration for the colors:http://www.zazzle.com/vintage_halloween_greetings_poster_print-228080858722204752.

I got yours and I'm working on it. You said you like anything with skulls with modern edge to it.

Talk to you later.

Chappyswife said...

Those cards are just gorgeous! This is my first visit here, and unfortunately I am running out the door to pick up my new glasses, but I will definitely be back to check out your crafts.

I'd have to say my favorite halloween candy would be Kit Kats. For some reason I am craving some kind of chocolate cake, so I may make one with some orange icing or something. Just getting into the Fall mood!

Happy Tuesday to you! :0)

Shelia said...

your cards are awesome... love them.. this is the first visit for me also... and just started blogging like last week..

my favorite candy for halloween is carmel apples, but i love any of the lil candy bars, popcorn balls.. yum yum!!

Elizabeth said...

I buy the Reese's pumpkins in the 6 pack! I like them better than regular Reese's because there's less chocolate surrounding the PB. They are my favorite Halloween candy, but making fangs w/ candy corn is a close second!

Just me.....Shelly said...

I love fall too! my favorite of all time.....

CAUTE cards!! Count me in! My fav is caramel apples....yumy yum!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

Hello?! Corn corn of course....LOL

Please enter me. These are the cutest little cards.


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Justine said...

Hey there!
My favourite halloween goodies are every single different mini chocolate bar... How I LOVE unwrapping them all and eating a ton at once... So sad that this year I can't have the dairy! Since A can't trick or treat it's a blessing really...

Lovely Halloween goodies, I hope I win!

Karen~ said...

The last couple of mornings, the weather has been cool...which I am loving! Here in Oklahoma, we get to experience all 4 seasons...at times, some more than others. But to watch the leaves change here is beautiful. Seeing all the fall colors along the foothills is a sight to see.

Candy corn is a must for Halloween but then popcorn balls are a close second.

Cute Halloween cards, thanks for the chance to win!

Karen~

CherryTreeLane said...

Hmmmm.....Im going to have to go with the Hershey Kisses filled with carmel.
YUMMMMM......cant wait!

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Holly, Just looking at that picture brought a tear to my eye!....I miss it so very much too!...and put me down for Reese's too! :)....Love, Mom!

Holly said...

I LOVE fall, I don't think I could ever live where I didn't get to experience both fall and winter. *sigh*
I love the pumpkin shaped reeses too. I can't wait for candy corn and caramel apples. Oh, I love the fall M&Ms. I don't know what it is, but when you take a regular candy and make it into a different shape (i.e. pumpkin, ghost, or even snowman) they taste so much better. :-D

ReFabulous said...

What a beautiful photo! Looks like a postcard, and I want to live in it. Where I am in Texas, autumn may decide to arrive around the beginning of November.

My favorite candy? Why, candy corn, of course!

And your cards are so cute!

jillytacy said...

I love candy corn and the little candy pumpkin mix. They're the best! Then again I love candy apples, pumpkin dip, butternut squash soup, apple pie and apple crisp in the fall too!
Your cards are very cute! I'm really looking forward to fall and Halloween this year!

Melissa said...

Hi, I ran across your post from "Raising Allikaye" (my old roomate). I just had to tell you that I felt like you were writing exactly the way I feel as well. I also live in Cali. I moved here 2 years ago from Colorado. I miss the weather, the seasons everything you said.. so much. I'm with you, I would move back in a heart beat!
It was fun to read your post, I could really relate!

Mama Z said...

I love fall too! I live in CA and use to live in the midwest and could relate to everything you said in your post! I miss fall the most!

As for candy...I love all chocolate candy. I don't like almond joy, but it that's all I can get my hands on I will sacrifice and eat it for the chocolate! :) My favorite is Milky Way.

Garrett Family said...

What beautiful new Halloween cards! Favorite candy...hmmm...do we really have to pick?! I guess I would say those little caramels made by Kraft that are wrapped in see through plastic. They are always so soft and yummy and taste so buttery. Yummy!

Niki said...

My favorite halloween candy is peanut butter kisses.Yep, those cheap 'ol orange and black wrapped candies. LOL. YUM! thanks for letting me enter.
Niki in AZ (where it's just starting to get nice!)

Beverly said...

I believe a Reese's pumpkin would make me feel better, too. I'll buy several - and share. ;-)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Candy corn, candy corn, candy corn!

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