I am the creepy pumpkin luminary that presides over L. Marie’s armoire.
Now that it’s fall, I can’t help reminiscing about activities I loved in this season back in the day. When I was in elementary school, we used to bring leaves to decorate the classroom or to use as models for drawing time. Living in a climate where leaves change colors and drop to the ground made leaf gathering extremely easy. Finding a variety of leaves in a neighborhood where maple trees dominated—well, that was more challenging.
Happy fall, leaf. Dare I say, “How the mighty have fallen”?
We’d also make orange and black paper chains to hang on the walls above class drawings of trees with leaves cut out of paper, pumpkins, and other fall-ish things.
And of course, I enjoyed fall treats like Halloween candy (especially chocolate) and caramel apples.
I haven’t made a paper chain in a long while. Apple picking and apple donut eating have replaced the paper chain production. But I still love Halloween candy (especially chocolate) and caramel apples. Other fall food favorites include hearty teas and soups.
Recently, a good friend sent me a box of my favorite tea: maple apple cider. This friend knows who she is, so I won’t embarrass her by naming her here.
But this friend’s generosity reminded me of another favorite, one that isn’t confined to a season or a reason: hosting a giveaway!
I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card (or its equivalent on Amazon UK).
All you have to do to be considered for this drawing is to comment below. Tell me a fall tradition you have or a food you love. The lovely random number generator will choose a winner, who will be announced on October 30.
Kirstea says, “Happy Fall!” Obviously, she’s not daunted by the luminary.
Caramel apple from galleryhip.com. Amazon gift card from Amazon.com. Other photos by L. Marie. Kirstea™ is a Shoppie doll made by Moose Toys.