There are some great guest posts lined up for me to share. I’ll start with Emily….the fun and witty mommy who writes The Anderson Crew. Besides the role of wife and mom, she also is a phenomenal professional photographer. If you live near Florida you should jump in line to have a photo session with her. I imagine it would be a lot of fun…and result in some amazing photos. A while back I did a post on Aleida’s Challenge. Emily has done something similar, but on a whole other level. Once a week you can join her to Embrace the Camera. If only we could all get such a great shots with us in them! Her posts always make me smile – and make me want to go out and have fun with my kids. I especially enjoy when she shares the crazy things her boys are up to – totally relate. Well, onto Emily’s post…

well hello there πŸ™‚Β  i’m emily, wife to mr. anderson and mom toΒ 4 (almost 5) kidsΒ 6 and under.Β  we run a pretty chaotic life over here in florida…it’s not without it’s highs and lows but we wouldn’t take it any other way.Β  here’s a small glimpse, in the form of 10 photos, into our everyday life!
1. well, this firstΒ photo needs no description…life withΒ kidsΒ is alwaysΒ F-U-N (and loud).Β  i just love this photo, and i know one day i’ll look back on it and think “man, really?Β  my life was really this crazy?”Β  i’m sure i’ll miss it.
2.Β  oh, me and my oldest son are one in the same.Β  that’s precisely why we are always butting heads.Β  i usually win andΒ it’s not an uncommon sight to find him sitting at the kitchen table, writing some sort of “i will not…” paper.
3.Β  i like to craft and decorate pretty things…all on a budget.Β  i try to do something crafty a few times a week.
4.Β  my sweet daughter…all she wants to do is play aΒ little princess time, but she usually is forced toΒ play boy stuff.Β  (she has no choice…she’s way outnumbered!)
5.Β  and then there are the things my boys do…such as, pouring water down their pants.Β  that’s always a fun game.
6.Β  this is my playroom.Β  the first room that you see when you walk into my house.Β  i’m learning to embrace the mess…kind of.
7.Β  my son, milo, is the clown of the family.Β  he’s always making us laugh…we tend to think he looks rather creepy with this fake mustache on…but it still gets everyone laughing when he wears it.Β  that mustache was the best .25 cents ever spent.
8.Β  getting a picture with everyone looking and smiling is a rare treat.
9.Β  taking pictures of the baby is an everyday occurrence…so is looking at them later and realizing my oldest son is doing something inappropriate in the background.Β  for instance, here, he is sticking the i-pod down his underwear.Β  lovely.
10.Β  pictures with mom happen a lot!Β  i have hardly any pictures of me with my parents, so i’m out to make sure my kids don’t ever feel that way.Β  i host a weekly “embrace the camera” challenge—where i challenge moms to get out from behind the camera and in front of it, with their kids.Β  i’m hoping that by doing this, they are making memories their kids will love to look back on one day.
well, i hoped you had fun getting a glimpse into my life with 3 boys and a little lady (soon to be 2 little ladies!)Β  we are in the process of adopting a little girl from ethiopia—hoping she’ll be in our arms by the end of the year!Β  you can join us over at our blog, and take the journey with us πŸ™‚Β  thanks ashley, for having me over in your space of the world wide web.Β  it’s been fun!
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  • Kelly Clarke - Your family is beautiful! Love the playroom pick… thanks for sharing!

  • ashlee - i LOVE emily! she is fantastic!!!

  • Kristi - beautiful family! i am an amateur photographer and i love the idea of getting out from behind the camera. I am always disappointed when others take my pic so now i have no excuse! thanks fo rthe idea!

  • katie mize - I love this post! It’s so nice to remember that life with kids = KRAZY! Thumbs up! This has put some ooohmpf into my day!

  • betsy - i stumbled over emily’s blog a few months ago and i was hooked! as a mom of young kiddos, i can totally relate to her posts πŸ™‚
    thanks, emily, for teaching me to embrace my camera!

  • stephanie - what a super duper cute family. love the moustache! and i can’t wait to hear about the new baby. so sweet.

  • amanda torres - Wonderfully fun family! Too many cool things going on to comment on each one. Just simply awesome!

  • ashley jensen - Hello Amy! I actually stumbled across your blog (through Ash’s) not to long ago and you had me cracking up! I can tell you guys have a lot of fun together! I need to get my husband to embrace the camera with our daughter (he says he isn’t photogenic but of course he is), and this has motivated me to have a little chat with him! I on the other hand can hardly whip out my camera without snapping a few pics of us together. Thanks for sharing your family and chaos!

  • Sara - I’ve already looked at your blog and think it is so cool that we are due on the same day!! Though this is my first and you have been through this many many times. Congrats.

  • Elle - What a gorgeous family! And what fun they seem to have.

  • Haylee - Your family is GORGEOUS! Love the real life pictures of what it’s like at home with kids. “embrace the camera”, what a wonderful idea!

  • Rebecca - I loved the peek you provided of the chaos you enjoy.

  • Dacia - love it! I like to pop in on your blog ever since I read Ashley’s post about you all. Beautiful family πŸ™‚

  • Amy Holgersen - Great post friend. As always love looking into your crazy life, makes me SMILE!


  • Kirra Sue - Beautiful family! My husband and I don’t have any kids yet, but I hope that when we do, that I get in front of the camera with them! What a good idea to encourage that! Thanks!!!

  • Heather - emily’s blog is a daily read for me. love her honest and witty posts!

  • Megan H - Love the story your pictures tell of your life. “Embrace the camera,” what a good reminder. AND, so excited for your family and your new little ET princess!

  • Trudy - I had two year old b/g twins in my lap and they were loving your playroom. They were loving that train set! What a lovely happy family!

  • Lauren - Love the post! Can’t wait to check out your blog. Your family is adorable!!

  • BlueEyedYonder - I am loving the “embrace the camera” idea. I was just looking through my blog and my personal pictures last night and thinking…wow there are hardly any photos of me. Thanks for reminding us to step out from behind the lens every now and then. πŸ™‚

  • anne c - thanks emily! you are wonderful! you have a beautiful family and are inspiring to all of us moms out there!

  • joey hoffman - I am a blogaholic…it is like reading a novel that never ends…i love love loved this post and look forward to checking into your blog…congrats on a beautiful family and good luck with the adoption process! πŸ™‚

  • Urska - Emily, love your post. Congratulations on adding a little girl to the family. Your post reminded me that I need to start taking more pictures of the daily mess and me with the kids too. Thank you for sharing with us. Now I am off to check your blog.

  • Meaghan - I already follow your blog Emily and love it! Excited to read of your adoption journey!

  • Carrie Rosalind - These pictures are so great! You look like such an awesome mom! πŸ™‚

  • nikki @ nikkisnacs - I just love Emily!

  • Wendy - Love that you featured Emily! The Anderson Crew is one of my favorite reads πŸ™‚

  • emily anderson - i feel so loved! thanks for this awesome chance to guest post for you ashley! and thanks to everyone for their sweet comments—it’s made my day. πŸ™‚

  • Jane - Emily, your kids are adorable! I’ll have to check out your blog for the “embrace the camera” challenge. I’m the “photographer” in our family but I do try to make sure that I stick someone else with the camera too so that I can have pictures with the kids.

  • laurel sauls - With four small boys (the oldest’s name is Caedmon too!), I was giggling over the ones of her boys pouring water down their pants and sticking the ipod in their underwear. Why are boys so obsessed with their man parts?! I don’t get it. πŸ˜‰
    I love that she showed the messiness of life with children and didn’t try to “fix” it. Very engaging. It made me want to know her and be friends in real life πŸ™‚

  • Hollie - Thanks for the introduction! She is awesome, and I’m going to take a picture of me with my kids this weekend. I’m inspired!

  • meg duerksen - i meant to bookmark you last time ashley talked about you emily….now i WILL.
    i must.
    it looks like so much fun over at your house.

  • jami nato - it’s true. it’s all true….emily is fab mom and wife. and very funny.

  • Krista Lund - i am going to meet your Embrace the Camera challenges- love it!

  • Rachel - My favorite part of the Anderson family blog? The Soundtrack. Sometimes I just pull up your blog for the tunes while I am working around the house. Of course I always take time to read and enjoy the pictures.

  • kristiina - so, so cute! i’d also love to know where you got that super cool blue bag in #6 πŸ™‚

  • jamie - emily…you are such a hoot. takin’ it all in stride. love it.

  • Becca - I absolutely love this post!

  • OrangeFarmhouse - Maike - Great pics of a great family! Your little girl will have an amazing new family really soon!

Update: Giveaway is now closed. The last counting comment is Elizabeth’s: Love fall… fall= Pumpkin Spice Latte season!

Granted 10 in 10 is a loose theme, but it works for me. So today I am sharing 10 pictures of my other baby girl. I really hate editing her pictures. It is pure torture. I should not have to look at her on a computer screen and not be able to reach over and cuddle her. Torture. I love her.

When we did the one month pictures I told my sister that was probably going to be the only time we’d get good sleeping pictures. I think she was hoping for more awake, but I knew awake pictures would be all we’d get soon enough….

Here she is sporting FireCrackers hat….it fits both girls πŸ™‚

Do you know what every crazy aunt needs? Cute calendar cards to put on her niece’s head! We are using these cards for Sweet P’s monthly pictures. I am looking forward to when she can hold them, eat them, throw them and pose with them. Elle’s Studio is one of the October sponsors…and they are doing a giveaway today! (Starting in Nov. all giveaways will happen on one day)

You can find more Elle’s Studio goodness here: New Items, Elle’s Blog, Facebook

Giveaway details:

Prize is a $30.00 gift certificate from Elle’s Studio

One entry per person, one winner chosen at random

Contest ends Wednesday, October 6th 8:00pm US Central

To enter tell me why you like (or don’t like) fall weather….whatever kind of weather you have in the fall

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  • amanda torres - She is just beautiful! I love fall weather simply because I can run and play outside with the kids without sweating to death.

  • Ellen - I love AND hate fall weather. In my region, it often rains, rains, rains. (Did I mention that it often rains here?)

    I love it, because
    – it gives me a reason to wear polka-dotted gum boots
    – hot tea and hot chocolate taste better when it’s cold and wet outside
    – it gives me the opportunity to stay inside with a good book and my favourite blanket

    I hate it, because
    – all people start to look gloomy
    – I can’t ride my beloved bike (which is bright green and has flowers everywhere)
    – I love the sun and the blue sky – rain makes them go away.

  • Charlotte - I hate fall weather because it reminds me that winter is coming closer which makes me moody easily. But this year I’ll try and find nice things to do in fall so I won’t mind this much. We don’t have Halloween in Germany usually, but this year I’m going to a party…

  • Kelly Clarke - Fall is my favorite time of the year because the changing of the leaves reminds me of new beginnings and fresh starts…

  • Laura - I love it. I love the changing leaves, the smell of a pumpkin candle burning and the crisp morning air.

  • Alba - she is just beautiful! I love autum because of all the leaves in the floor, you can collect them, play with it, love to go on the rain with the kids, and I hate it because winter is next stop, and I do not like days without sun and light, short days, you to work without light and came out with the sunset.

  • keely - I love sleeping with the windows open and under the down comforter. Waking up freezing and not at all anxious to get out of bed!

  • Mara - Love Virginia in the Fall. The colors are so beautiful and it’s fun to break out all the warm clothes for the kids.

  • anne c - Fall is my favorite season! cool, crisp air…leaves changing all around me!
    Little P is beauutiful!

  • Karen Davis - I’m LOVING fall weather here in Korea…because I can whip out those wonderful scarves again, and there’s no humidity!

  • Colleen C - I usually love fall weather. The crisp feeling in the air, the wearing of sweaters, and the turning on of the heat for the first time.

    But … I’m not loving it today or this week because it is supposed to rain all week!!

  • Niki - I love that it is finally under 100 degrees. We live in South Texas, so it is a very welcome change.

  • Robyn Lee - I love Fall Weather because in North Dakota, it’s the last bit of normal weather before the BIG FREEZING SNOW comes. Fall weather is bearable, and not Freezing.

  • Brittaney - Fall is bittersweet to me. It makes me sad that summer has officially ended, but excited for fall activities, such as football and Halloween!

  • Lindsay - I love fall because I can stop sucking in my belly and layer up my outfits with scarves and cute fall hats. πŸ™‚

  • Tina - Love fall!! Wedding anniversary, pumpkins, little goblins, turkey, and delicious warm drinks πŸ™‚

  • Holly T - IΒ΄m a Texas girl about to have her first fall in Michigan. Cold for us is in the 40s, thats what I know as winter. Today I went to start my car and get it warm before I drove my daugter to scool and there was ICE on my windshield! The temperature read 32 degrees, looks like iΒ΄m in for it!

  • RachelC - Les — P is beautiful!! Love the picture with the hat. Can’t wait to watch P and Firecracker grow up together. It’s gonna be great!! As for fall — I love the smell of fireplaces and eating tons of crockpot food!

  • Beth - What adorable photos! I love the crisp, cool, clear air. I don’t like that it signals the time of year when I am always COLD! But, I do like being able to wear my wool sweaters!

  • Jen - i love when it is cool enough to wear sweaters and flats…i love football games and changing leaves (although we don’t have any this year in KY because it has been so dry…i didn’t even know not changing was an option until this year and i’m 25).

    last but not least…i’m happy to not sweat anymore after a sweltering summer!

    and i love this giveaway.

  • kristi - I dont like fall weather because it means winter is right around the corner! That means no more flip flips, no more time at the pool, we have to wear coats and boots! BOO I like it simple!!

  • Casey - I love fall! I’m not a hot weather kind of girl, so the crisp air makes me so happy. I love to hear the leaves crunching under my feet when I walk and looking at all the changing colors. The only part I don’t like is when all the leaves are gone from the trees, it happens too fast, they’re almost completely bare already.

  • Ranee - love the crisp morning air and the sunny afternoons. Wearing jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt is my kind of weather!

  • Reidunn - I love fall for the great yellow, orange and red colors, and for the days of blue sky and crisp air. I’m less fan of fall when it’s all grey and raining.

    Sweet P is just as beautiful as the rest of your family!
    And your blog keeps getting better and better.

  • Jaimie - I like fAll weather because it is bearable to go outside!

  • Nicole - LOVE fall weather because it brings back all my favorites: blue jeans, soup and homemade applesauce!!

  • AlenaH - I like it because it makes me want to clean, organize and re-decorate. πŸ™‚

  • Kirsten - I love those bright and sunny, colorful days when we get to wear jeans and layers and there’s a fallish photo-op around every corner. I do NOT like the rainy, cold, drizzly days (like today) that chill you to the bone!

    And Sweet P is beautiful beyond words. Lovely, lovely pics – especially the hat one! πŸ™‚

  • andy - i love fall weather
    we like to call it autumn though. (our daughters name)
    it’s our (me and my hubby’s) fave season
    love the crisp air and the smell of autumn (our daughter too) she smells so sweet. πŸ™‚

  • Brittney Finnerty - I absolutely LOVE LOVE the fall!!! It is my favorite season here in NC!!! Top 3 favorite reasons…..hmmmm…hard to narrow it down!
    1. Cool and crisp days full of plenty of great outdoor activities like pumpking picking,hunting for leaves,hayrides…..lots of fun stuff outside to do!
    2.Watching the leaves change and enjoying the scenery everytime you look out the door!
    3.Warm coffee and pumpkin bread in the morning on the porch while the kids eat breakfast in the cartoons!

  • Emily S. - Jeans, cozy sweaters, socks, and dusting off the old crockpot! Mmmmmmmmmm πŸ™‚

  • kaytie - getting outside. cool brisk walks and crunchy leaves.

  • Jill R - I love fall weather! The cool crisp days after the sweltering summer heat can’t be beat! I love the leaves changing colors, getting out my boots and even a sweater or two. Hooray for fall!

  • cally - I love wearing a jacket.

  • maryliz cawley - my new favorite website! like fall weather but means winter is on the way … booooo!

  • Kimber - the leaves! i can’t get enough of the color of the leaves!!!

  • Jessica Santaniello - LOVE the fall! Time to get the scarves out, sweaters, and cook amazing soups. Living in San Diego I appreciate the little cold weather we get ;o)

  • Breeana - I love the fall! I love the pumpkins, the leaves, the crisp air. Coming from Arizona to Colorado- we actually get to experience the fall! Love it!

  • bridget - I LOVE fall weather. I love that it makes me appreciate my cozy home and draws me into the kitchen to make huge pots of soup and anything involving pumpkin or squash. But I also love that it is not yet too cold to go out and enjoy the outdoors, just curl into a sweater and scarf and breath in that crisp autumn air…”sigh” I love it!

  • kristin fulghum - i love fall for so many reasons. love pumpkins, love the cooler weather, love wearing cardigans!

  • Dana L - I love the cool crisp weather and all the color! It’s so humid in NC so it’s nice to finally get some relief!

  • Mikey Man - i love cold weather. i could live in alaska if i had to.

  • CHRISTY - These cards are great! I love the cool fall weather, and decorating!!

  • laura - what!? who wouldn’t like fall weather? i just love how it beckons you to cozy up and drink warm cider!

  • Hannah Bunker - I like fall weather because I like fall clothes the best. Because it makes me think of Christmas and Christmas makes me happy. Because for some reason the cool fall weather takes me back to my childhood every once in a while. And because hot cocoa is a must! πŸ™‚

  • Kirsten - I love fall weather because I love to layer! Cute little cardigans over everything!

  • stefanie - crisp air. pumpkin wallflowers. soup. sweaters. opening the windows. the smell of piles of leaves. pumpkin treats. halloween. football season. cozy blankets.
    did I mention pumpkin?

  • Tina - It’s been a few days since I been on and I’m likin’ the new look.
    I enjoy the fall colors, cool crisp weather, and the big piles of leaves the girls jump into. The only sad thing is that Old Man Winter is close behind to leave South Dakota in a blanket of snow.

  • amy jupin - fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.
    i love the cider, the pumpkins, the chilly mornings and warm sunny afternoons, hayrides and scarecrows, skeletons and black cats, my pretty red jacket, fuzzy scarfs, new boots, and pumpkin spice lattes…
    so much goodness. too much to list!

  • Julie - I love fall weather because I love visiting the pumpkin patch!! After a long hot summer in South Texas, fall is a welcome break!

  • Amanda - I love being able to dress my boys with little warm sweater hats and jeans in the fall.

  • Crystal - I love Fall because of:

    ~crunchy leaves on a nature walk
    ~crafting with said crunchy leaves
    ~sitting around a firepit on a cool evening, telling funny stories
    ~state parks where the drive is amazing
    ~big sweaters and the clothes are just way more awesome in Fall
    ~trading my flipflops in for boots!
    ~the first time you get to turn the fireplace on

  • meg duerksen - i love that colorful graphic stuff.
    and babies.
    so this post was awesome!

  • Angie M - I love fall because……I always have! But the other day, my son said, “I love fall! It is the perfect time to play outside. It feels so good!” Now I have another reason to love fall!

  • ashley jensen - Fall is my favorite season because 1. i dont sweat and spend much more time outside with my daughter 2. i get into total baking mode and each week i make something and give it all away to my friends and family 3. i get to drink my girly coffee every day because it is just too hot to drink in the summer 4. it is my FAVORITE time to camp. And since we live in the same town/area you already know what my weather is like!

  • Amanda D - I Love the fall because it means the end of the dreaded summer here in Houston, (hopefully) no more hot+humid days with bad hair & soaking wet clothes.

  • Jaime A. - Fall weather… what’s that?!


    It’s supposed to be fall now, but the only difference we see in Phoenix is that it gets darker earlier than in the “summer.”

    It’s still over a 100 degrees round these parts.

    But, I do love that there is a slight cool feeling in the AM, even for just a bit. It’s time to break out the jeans soon. With flip flops of course. πŸ™‚

  • Erin - I love fall! Football, carmel apple spice from Starbucks, sweatshirts…

  • Allison - I love Fall, it is my favorite time of year! I get to wear jeans, sweaters, and boots! The smells of fall are great too….wet leaves, hay, pumpkin pie cooking, turkey……mmmmmm…… I am getting hungry already!

  • Aja - Love LOVE fall weather!! I just wish it would stick around a little longer around these parts. I love opening the windows, getting cozy with a good book, wearing sweaters and boots, all of it!
    Great giveaway!

  • Jaclyn - Reasons why I love fall…the weather is mild here in TX so the kids can be outside more often and my birthday is in the fall!
    Reasons why I don’t love fall…I grew up in MI and I miss the leaves changing colors and it is that much closer to winter which I don’t like AT ALL!

  • amy - love putting on the long sleeve shirts and pants…and of course the changing of the colors…oh and candy apples..and candy corn…

  • Sarah - I LOOOOVE fall weather. Namely because you can open the windows and lower your energy bill. Fall also reminds me that the holidays are coming… YAY

  • Erin Johnson - I love love love the fall because it means snuggling up with my family and eating carmel popcorn and watching a great movie. In fact, that’s what we did yesterday!!!

  • Sarah - I LOVE fall! The air gets crisp and clean feeling. there are so many festivals to go to, hay rides, apple pick’in, fall leaves, and PUMPKINS! however, it’s bittersweet this year b/c it means that winter is just around the corner! last year, we had not 1 but 2 blizzards with over 2 feet of snow each. I’ve had enough snow to last me about 20 years!! so, this year i haven’t welcomed fall as i usually do.

  • Lesley - I love the sleeping ones! I also love the ones with her eyes open πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the awesome monthly pictures.

  • allison - this year i’m especially loving fall during the final days of my pregnancy. summer was brutal.

  • jenny - I L-O-V-E fall weather so much! I love to wake up in the morning to the crisp cool air in my house and snuggle in the blankets with my husbands for just a few more minutes. I even love when my feet hit the cold hardwood floor. Fall weather makes my coffee taste even better…who knew that was possible? I love to snuggle in blankets with my kiddos. I love their long, snug pj’s..they are so cute in them. I love the beautiful colors of fall;such an amazing display of God and creation. I love all things pumpkin too!
    There’s more, but this is already a really long comment! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Strietzel - I like fall weather because I can wear my cute thrift store couture sweaters!

  • Amanda - I love everything there is about fall… it started mostly in high school when I was in the marching band – but now I count down the days for fall to get here. I love when there’s just a tiny bit of frost on everything. I LOVE jeans and sweatshirt weather. I LOVE bonfires and hayrides and pumpkins and leaves and halloween and pumpkin patches and apple picking. And now I look forward to the fall weather because I have a 15 month old daughter that looks ADORABLE in jeans πŸ˜‰

  • Kristen - I love EVERYTHING about Fall weather(and Fall in general). I love seeing 60 degree temps. I love needing to wear more clothes. I love breathing in the cool air. I love wanting to stand close to the bon fire. I love it all!

  • Susan - I love crisp cool air!!

  • Kim - Because I get to start making soups and homemade bread again!

  • sheridan - I love the beginning of all the seasons. I love the change of each one but I’m a summer girl at heart. However here is what I love about fall though: yummy homemade soups, chicken pot pie, our big family pumpkin carving, cozy flannel shirts, jeans, boots, leggings. I don’t like the allergies it brings to my boys, putting away of swimsuits, closing of the pool, and I really don’t like walking to church on such cold Sunday mornings.

  • Theresa - I love fall because it’s harvest season=)

  • LaurenS - i don’t like cold weather! i am still sporting sandals today…

  • Teresa - I love the cooler temperatures of fall here in Arizona…but so far we haven’t had any this year :O( I use to live in Utah and I miss the fall season in Utah…I do love the colors in the mountains and the threat of Winter coming…however, I HATE winter…so Arizona is the place for me.

  • Miss Kris - I live in Arizona, so I love, love, love fall because it finally cools down here. This perfect weather for the rest of the year is why we endure the heat!

  • Laura W. - I love fall! You get to pull out your coats and boots and play in the falling leaves.

  • Melanie - I just love fall. Nature celebrates God’s glorious splendor. The kids(all four of them!) just hopped on the school bus. And the Sooners beat them Longhorns!!

  • Cassie - We live in Chicago but we’re from a small town in Indiana. This time of year I always miss seeing the leaves change & going to pumpkin patches.
    Most of all, I miss seeing kids in Halloween costumes! No one trick-or-treats in the city. Lame.

  • Dawn Nikol - I love, love, love autumn! Although, last week it was still triple digits here. Today our high is 85. Still waiting on the autumn weather to really kick in, but it’ll be here soon with all the pumpkins and baked goods.

  • Suz McA - fall weather means it’s officially SOUP season!

  • Emily W. - I adore fall. I’m from Virginia, which is arguably the best place for the fall season. We have cool crisp air, leaves that are beautiful shades of yellow and red already, and soon I can break out the sweaters and scarves. But I can still go play in the sand at the beach and dance with bare feet in the cool water.

  • Becky G - I love Fall. It is my favorite time of the year!
    Some of the reason I love fall are:

    – Pumpkin everything!!
    – Hot apple cider
    – Changing of the leaves
    – Crispy cool air

    P.S. those calendar cards are the cutest. I’ve been looking for something different to do for monthly photos for when my baby boy arrives in December. πŸ™‚

  • danielle - she is so adorable!!
    I love fall – just wish it lasted a wee bit longer. Love sweatshirt, jeans, boots, changing colors of leaves, apples, pumpkins, mums, cider donuts, playing in the leaves…and much much more…

  • Lori - I love the colors, the smells, the crisp air. And I LOVE to bake in the fall!

  • Lindsey Millard - I love the crunchy leaves and all the bright, vibrant colors!!! And hoodies!! So nice to be able to wear hoodies again. Never get the chance in SC during the summer months!

  • Jeannette - Are you kidding me – this is my favorite time of year – it is all great! I love the change to cool crisp weather, beautiful flowers, pumpkins and trips to the pumpkin patch. I love making any dessert with pumpkin in it, I love filling my house with the scent of fall. I could go on and on! I will be purchasing some of these cards – I need ideas you know. I already have the bubble chalkboard in hand, ordered it the day you posted it!

  • Madaline Meatte - I secretly love all things that have to do with paper, notebooks, calendars, posters, EVERYTHING! These would be prec in my office!

  • tara - i like the way my children’s cheeks turn rosy pink and the smell of wood smoke in the air…i love the fall weather.

  • Katie @ explanation required - She is seriously adorable! Makes me want another.

    I love fall weather. That crisp cool smell, neighbors burning leaves. Mmmmm…

  • Katie @ explanation required - She is seriously adorable! Makes me want another.

    I love fall weather. That crisp, cool air. Neighbors burning leaves. Mmmmm…

  • Melissa - While I don’t hate fall, I don’t love that it’s the end of summer and all its fun. I don’t love that the first snow is usually in October and I really don’t like when the trees lose all their leaves. I love warm fall days when I can take the kids to the park for hours without melting.

  • jessica h - Your sweet little neice and Firecracker are surely going to be such dear friends!!!

    I LOVE fall weather–there is nothing I don’t like about it: it’s crisp, the sun always seems to have a golden hue, Christmas is around the corner & you can just “feel” it in the air, we go pick apples, the LEAVES!!, we play outside constantly b/c it’s not too hot or too cold (!!), I can still wear flip flops–but with my favorite sweatshirt, oh…and the pitterpatter of little ones running on the wood floors in their footed pjs!!! This is our first year in the mountains of North Carolina, and I keep thinking,”Wow. it’s 40 degrees here–if I were in Tulsa still, I’m sure I’d be in a tank top!!”

  • Raquel - I enjoy the Fall weather because you can wear layers, the colors, holidays approaching and the food that goes with it.

  • Marykay - I love all the beautiful colors on the trees when the leaves change and puddle jumping with my kids.

  • Jane - Beautiful pictures, as always, Ashley! Your niece is completely adorable!

    Although I love the fall – the crisp air, changing colours, pumpkins, etc. it also marks the nearing of winter. I don’t live near the North Pole, but winters in the Toronto area can still be long and snowy and cold. I’m a summer gal.

  • Amber McIntyre - The clothes! I think I look better in layers. Oh and the leaves. I don’t think anything sounds better than dead leaves crunching under your shoes.

  • kate george - I love fall because I get to pull out all of my cozy sweaters!

  • Lindsay O'Donnell - I love fall weather because I can FINALLY drink hot drinks from Starbucks!

  • Cory - Oh my I LOVE the fall weather in KY. It’s wonderful to not sweat after the super hot summer. I love fall clothes (especially scarves) & all things pumpkin, apple & spice that come with fall.

  • Lane - Oh my, this is the cutest idea ever!! I took pictures of my son each month with a bear and I ended up displaying them all at his birthday! Maybe I could use the calendar idea for the next baby!

    I love everything about fall….the weather, the pumpkins, the smell, the food, the holidays….everything!!

  • Elizabeth - I love the crisp air, the crunchy leaves, the bright blue sky and the burning sun.

  • Katy Rose - I LOVE Fall weather. Somehow the coolness of excites and renews me. More time outside with my baby, new seasonal recipes, and the early hint that Christmas is on it’s way!

  • CharlaL - I ? FALL!!!!!!!! The sights the sounds the smells…ahhhhhhhh fall!!!!! cool crisp mornings…

  • Rena Frey - Oh my goodness, her eyes are so beautiful!! Being in California, we don’t really have a “fall” like the rest of the country, but I LOVE the smell of rain and getting cozy in comfy sweaters! πŸ™‚

  • Carol V. - I love fall weather because it brings with it some of my favorite family traditions. Such as apple picking in Apple Hill, Tuesday Family Night, and the beginning of holiday decorating.

  • Stephanie - I love it- it puts me in the best mood!

  • tammy - I could live without fall here in Ohio. I lived in Broken Arrow, OK one fall though, and loved that! πŸ˜‰ Here it gets too cold, gray, rainy and gloomy. Thank you Stbux for Pumpkin Spice Lattes to help us through. πŸ™‚

  • Trudy - love the idea. You couldn’t have a cuter subject!

  • Mary - I love the smell of fall! Crisp cool air with the smell of apple pie and cider.

  • BriBedell - I love the fall weather here in Michigan..It is absolutly breath taking. I live very close to Lake Michigan so going for a drive next to the cost this time of year is wonderful! I also love fall because I get to wear my new tall boots from Target (that I got in the little girls section, love being petite too) LOL

  • Karen - I love the fall here in MS because you wake up one morning and it is 95 and the next it is 60! The trees are beautiful and it makes for great pictures!

  • Mia - i have a love/hate relationship with fall. love how beautiful the trees are as they turn colors, hate that winter is right around the corner.

  • Julia Crigler - I love fall because it is FINALLY not 90+ degrees here in the south every day….and i get to pull out all of my boots.

  • Jenny - Fall is my favorite season, but I just can’t enjoy it the way I want to because I know winter is coming to Nebraska, and with it, cold, wind, and snow. Brr.

  • Kristi - To me, Fall means that I will soon deliver my precious little boy! oh, and pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patch pictures, cute leggings and tall boots, and sweaters!!! Happy Fall!

  • Ashley C. - I love the chill in the air. It makes my coffee taste sooo much better in the morning. You have the cool breeze on the outside and the warm coffee on your inside. MMM!

  • Lea - I live in Texas and I love that you can walk outside without sweating, and you get to wear cute boots that crunch in the grass/leaves:)

  • Christin - I love how crisp the air feels in the fall.

  • Sara - I love my addiction for coats and jackets!!!

  • Christen - I absolutely love the fall weather, for everything, not just one thing!!!

  • Jess - I live in the Willamette Valley and as long as its not raining, Fall is absolutely gorgeous! I love this time of year because walks with my family are so refreshing in the crisp air, football games are complete with blankets and hot chocolate and my home is always filled with the scent of a spicy candle burning. Its a great time of year!

  • Jill - I love fall weather because…. pumpkin spice latte, college football, first fire in the fireplace, apple picking and corn mazes, and a warm cozy sweater.

  • Dena - I love it being cool outside, but not cold. We get pretty cold in WI. And our trees are lovely too.

  • Jennifer Waldrop - One of the many reasons I love fall is a lower electric bill! Hello open windows and warm blankets! πŸ™‚

  • becky - I LOVE the fall! It means lots of baking (and eating) delicious treats, beautiful colors outside, and pumpkin picking with the kids!

  • Jermaine D - I love fall because I can leave the screen door open and enjoy sitting in the sunny spots in our house!

  • Becca - I LOVE fall weather because it means I can have Pumpkin Lattes, snuggle with my baby girl in thick quilts, and wear boots!! πŸ™‚

  • Jenna - We don’t get much in the way of fall, but I do love that the weather cools off just a bit and we can actually think about having our windows open!

  • love - i rarely enter giveaways, but couldn’t pass this cute up!!

    i love the cozy blankets, beautiful colors, crisp air, apples & pumpkins of Fall!!

  • Shannon{photos by shannon} - Oh my gosh, she is soooo adorable!!

    I love fall! I love the colors, I love wearing my sweaters and boots…the only thing I don’t like is once fall is here, the NY winter is not far behind!

  • Allison Waken - I like that it’s still warm here but we can go outside and play a little earlier than we can in the summer!

  • jessica brown - I do usually love fall weather! But, in FL, the term fall weather is used very loosely. Come October, if there is even the slightest little breeze on a 91* day, we say “oh my goodness, fall is here!” (:

  • Zoya - I like fall weather because you get to dress up in jackets and leggings and things that you haven’t been able to wear the whole summer. Cute pics of your niece! i like her flower headband.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Candy - I love fall!!! So happy to break out my sweaters and cuddle with my husband and son. I’m happy its fall this year because it means that the new addition to our family will be here all the sooner :).

  • caitlin - I love the crisp weather. Bundling up in sweats and sweaters, slippers, warm drinks in pretty mugs… It’s cozy.

  • Tanya - I love fall weather because it’s such a welcome relief after the sweaty summer months. It’s like a time of cooling off and slowing down. I wish it lasted longer, though!

  • Stacie - I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cozy sweaters, and apple cider.

  • Amber - I love the mood and weather of fall…but I HATE what it’s doing to my allergies/sinuses. πŸ™

  • KristenO - Cider doughnuts. Hands down, no arguments!

  • Stacie - I love the changing colors of the leaves, cozy sweaters, the crisp air and apple cider.

  • gina - Fall is the best time for sweaters, pumpkins, fresh-baked bread, pumpkin spice lattes {!!}, all things Halloween, snuggling longer in the mornings, and did I mention pumpkin spice lattes?

  • Brooke Leigh - Oh goodness, we LOVE fall weather here. The crisp cool weather, but not so cold your uncomfortable. Perfect walks in the evening with just a sweater on, a cup of coffee in hand, & perhabs a scarf to embellish the outfit. My son loves kicking the leaves, so these walks are a PERFECT family outing. Simple, free, & completely rewarding. Especially the cup of hot apple cider & oatmeal cookies we enjoy at the end of each adventure. =)

  • Shea - We usually have a pretty decent fall here in Georgia, but one thing I don’t like are the colds that usually hit with the change in weather. I am hoping all the festivals and pumpkin patches and college football will distract me from my nose this year.

  • Annamarie - Fall in British Columbia, Canada is breathtaking, albeit a little cool. Favorites are walks through the trees of emerald, gold and crimson, hot tea & cozy new sweaters. My spouse & kids would argue that Halloween is the best part of fall, although we usually have snow by then. More often than not, we trick or treat in snowsuits.

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  • Emily - i love everything about the fall. It is my fave.

  • Michelle - As a Florida transplant (from WI) I love that fall means less humidity and cooler nights. Now if only I could see some leaves change color my fall would be complete!

  • Megan H - Fall weather means beautiful aspens. Jackets, but no snow (hopefully). AND tasty treats…pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, apple cider donuts – yum!

  • paige rodriguez - Are you serious that there are people that could dislike fall weather??! πŸ™‚ It’s my favorite season… I can SMELL it coming, and it just means the best ever 3 months are ahead (Oct, Nov, Dec for obvious reasons!). I’m ordering some of those calendar cards stat! Thank you!!

  • colleen - I Love Fall weather in the South!(i live in alabama)I think our Fall is akin to summer up north! Our High today is 77 and the low last night was 44. This means (because i have asthma) that we can finally all play outside comfortably, roast marshmallows over the fight pit, walk to and from school and wear a jacket in the morning and night and shorts in the afternoon! Gotta LOVE that!

  • Donna - I hate that it means snow is coming. Ugh.

  • Ashley C. - Fall is my favorite time of the year…the colors, the scents, the textures, and the sounds. The overall crispness of the air and plants…It is so romantic and cozy…in a way that cold old winter wishes it could be!

  • Rachel L - I love getting to cozy up in my favorite hoody while walking the dogs in the cool air.

  • Erika - I love fall weather becuase of the easy sleeping weather and the windows wide open.

  • Nicole@FarmgirlChaos - I love fall weather because it is harvest season! Growing up on a farm, fall is when all the magic happens. The crop comes in, the bins fill up, the pantry is filled with canned foods from the garden and trees. Most of all, the weather gets cooler. Love it!

  • Melissa Chapman - Fall weather means no frogs clingning to my front door! YAY!

  • Zainab - For the last two years I loved Fall for the start of the new school semester. This year I’m loving Fall for the breathtaking beauty outside my new home. Every morning I see a new color, a new leaf, a new beginning.

  • heidi - .
    pumpkin cookies, pupkin bread, pumkin muffins, pumkin cakes…
    need i say more?

  • Margie - I love fall because I can wear cool scarfs…I love to wear scarfs…and drink hot tea…and breathe in fresh crispy fall air!

  • Savannah - I love fall because I work in the middle of redwood trees in California and when it rain in fall there is the most amazing smell all around us! That…and pumpkin spice lattes. : )

  • Kendall - I love Fall! It’s finally cooling off here in NC, and I’m looking forward to wearing scarves and sweaters!

  • Carrie - I live in Mississippi so ‘fall’ here is alot of very hot, summery days and a few fall days.. I don’t like it because I never know how to dress my babies and usually end up getting it wrong.. :-/ ..but I do love the days that are cool enough to take them outside to play.. πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany - I am a Texas native and this is my second fall in Colorado so honestly my second fall EVER (Texas goes from summer to winter then to summer again…) so I enjoy the changing leaves the first snow!

  • elizabeth highsmith - i don’t like fall weather due to shorter day light and being cold!
    i do like fall weather for warming up with a hot drink and eating yummy baked goods!

  • Tracy - I love fall weather! I love the crispness of the air, i love that it is chillier for cuddling, working on projects outside and cozy campfires!!

  • Christy - I love the fall weather because I am 30 weeks pregnant and I finally feel some heat relief!!! Yeah! It was my favorite season before, but this time around, I am extra grateful!

  • Anna Marie - I LOVE fall weather! I love that by day I can have my windows open and by night we can snuggle with the warm heat on. I so wish we had a fire place! Fall is definitely my favorite season.

  • Carrie Rosalind - ADORABLE pictures! I love them all!

    I like fall, but don’t really get a true fall here in Phoenix. I wish the leaves changed and all that good stuff! πŸ™‚


  • Anna - I love love love fall weather. It finally gives us a break from 100 degree weather and it is the beginning of the holidays! I love your pictures and those cards are the cutest!

  • Stacey - i love fall weather because it’s time to pull out the layers and layers of warm yummy fabrics. i love wearing scarves and cowls. πŸ™‚

  • Emilou - Is it fall yet? Gosh, Southern California missed the memo. I eagerly look out my window every day waiting for my FAVORITE time of year to arrive … maybe tomorrow I can finally put the flip flops away and pull out the new cute knee-high boots I got but can’t yet wear…

  • Dawn - Fall is a love for me. Spring has the same effect on me, optimism abounds – all the wonderful things you can do and see and try. Winter and summer are the ones I hate and seem to drag on.

  • Nadine - I love fall because the leaves start to change colour!!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - I love fall weather ~ I think fall colors are my favorites! Something about the beautiful reds and greens and yellows and oranges make me smile.

  • Erin - I love fall weather because it is finally cooler!! It means, beautiful changing leaves, mums, pumpkins, cool nights around the fire pit. It means college football And I can finally enjoy a latte outside without sweating! Fall… you are my favorite time of the year!

  • Amanda Mc - Well, I really, really miss fall back in OK. Where I currently live we don’t really have fall. It actually is on the back end of monsoon and gets hotter in October than it is in July! I still can’t wrap my mind around it!

  • Jessica M - Fall is my favorite! I love the changing leaves, yummy soups and football!!

  • Kari - Here it is cool and crisp in the Fall, so what I’m loving about Fall weather is long cool walks full of vibrant colors and leaves crunching under our feet, while drinking a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

  • Bree - I love fall weather because I can wear jeans and a hoodie. Its my favorite outfit. Sometimes with flip flops..

    Thank you for the great giveaway.

  • Sunnymama - I love the little calendar cards! So clever!

  • Becki - I LOVE Fall weather.
    But I never get it because I live in Arizona.
    It was 110 last week.
    Today there is a “cold front” moving through.
    It will be 96.

  • Michelle - I love the cooler weather and the changing leaves!!! And it’s always great going and watching fall football games in the cool crisp air!

  • Karen - I love everything about the fall…no more sweating while loading the children into the car! The crisp air, the beautiful leaves, cute kids playing in them…love everything!

  • Jordan - I LOVE fall weather because it reminds me how creative God is. What other season has so many colors. The smells and colors of fall are something I wait all year for AND this fall will be especially exciting b/c it’s the fall that I will become a mommy!

  • Elizabeth Beattie - I just love the smell and feel of fall. Nothing better and my most favorite season!

  • rachel - I usually don’t like fall, but for some reason, after this crazy summer it has been a welcome change. The only thing I really miss is flip flops….

  • MissJillian - The only thing I like about fall weather is getting to wear sweaters again and all the pumpkin-flavored treats. Besides that, I’m a summer-kind-of-girl.

  • chantelle - I love fall walks with no bugs!

  • Shayla - I think I would like fall more if I were back east & could watch the leaves change, out here in AZ it is just an extension of summer… too HOT!

  • Kristi - I live in FL and fall weather sometimes doesn’t exist. Today, however it is the most perfect fall day! The air is crisp and cool & as a Floridian it is such a breath of fresh air not to walk outside and have an elephant sitting on your chest all day! I love it because it reminds me of when I went to college in TN and we would hop in the car and drive through the mts with our windows down or sit on a blanket under a tree and just relax. This season makes life just slow down a bit for me and that makes me happy!

    BTW Sweet P has the most amazing blue eyes!

  • tobi d - i love fall, and apples, and orange trees, and crisp air. I love it all!

  • Hayley - I love fall weather because it is just crisp enough without being cold yet. I also love that it means apple cider, hot soups, crunchy leaves, and long cozy mornings snuggled under my down comforter.

  • Allison - I like Fall weather because it means that all the fun holiday excitement is just around the corner. I don’t like Fall weather because that means those hot long summer days floating in the lake or pool enjoying the sun and cool beverage are over!

  • Andrea Martin - I love fall because you need cute cozy sweaters but not big bulky coats yet;o)

  • Rachel - I LOVE Fall because I love the sound of leaves under my feet, hot roasted marshmallows, pumpkins, scarves, cold noses…and the list goes on!

  • Noelle - I love bundling up in the fall but by winter I can’t stand it anymore. I love the hearty, homey food of fall but don’t like the extra time it takes to work it off…

  • Amanda - I love fall weather in Texas because I can enjoy my daughter’s soccer games without sweating my butt off!

  • Jenna - I love fall weather when it actually feels like fall! We’ve had triple digits here in AZ lately, and I am soo ready for it to cool down a bit πŸ™‚

  • Shelley C - Sweaters with shorts.

  • Jessica Haskett - Fall- what’s not to love?! I love the changing colors and the new opportunities it brings for photography. I love the fact that my clients (and myself) no longer look hot and sweaty during a shoot!!! I love boots!!!I have a serious boot addiction- I’m on my Molly’s 4th pair already for this year. How many boots are too many for a two year old? πŸ™‚ Boots, jeans, & sweaters- now that is a combination anyone can love. And leggings and long sleeve dresses!! And adorable knitted hats like the one on your niece! And hot chocolate…and fires in the fireplace. And soup. And Halloween! And Thanksgiving! And the big lead in to Christmas!!!!

  • Lindsey Jo - it getting chilly reminds me of when i was first falling in love with my husband. swoon…

    and i love chili dogs.

  • Kimberly - I use to LOVE fall! This year fall hasn’t been as fun, here in Ohio 2 weeks ago we were in the 80’s then over the weekend mid 50’s wind and rain:( Missing upper 60’s…jeans and sweatshirt weather!

  • Jamie - I love fall everything is changing colors it is all so pretty!

  • Lizzie - I love fall weather because it’s so refreshing after the heat of the summer. And, for some reason, it makes me think of cuddling. πŸ™‚

  • Lori - cute journal tags! definitely love the cooler weather, but being in TX I miss the fall foliage right now πŸ™

  • Joa - I do love fall- because all the flowers in my window boxes are done and fried and I can refresh them with mums! And its my favorite time at the farmers market !

  • melissa - I love the fall weather because of the gorgeous golden aspens.

  • jody - Fall is my FAV. I love it – even tho it precedes the crazy Midwest winters – I love it!! the cooler air, sweaters, cocoa, hats, pumpkins, leaves, fireplaces, love it!!

  • Tricia - Ooh, I love the crisp, cool brightly colored beauty of Fall. What I don’t love is the cold, rainy, grey fall that we have had the last few days. But this is about what I do love. So forget the second part. See the first part only. πŸ˜‰

    P.S. She is just soooooo beautiful!!!

  • Marie - I LOVE the fall! Especially because it means I can break out the big soup pot and not worry about it being too hot for yummy homemade soup!

  • Sarah - I love fall, I really do! Although I find winter more of a challange, fall makes me focus on loving the here and now.
    Crisp air, apple picking, corn mazes, petting zoo’s, campfires, all done with my family which makes my heart so happy!

  • Caroline Z. - So I more than like fall weather, I triple heart it! I love the crisp air, the fire pit and smores nights, snuggling up in a blanket to watch football, the cool saturday morning yardsales, soccer season for the kids, the snakes and mosquitos go away, yummy sweaters and boots and layers, and my birthday. I could go on and on, it’s my favorite!

  • Sarah - Whoa, not sure what happened there!

    I really love fall! Although winter is more of a challange for me fall makes me focus on loving the here and now!

    I love the crisp air, apple picking, campfires, corn mazes, petting zoo’s, painting and carving pumpkins. All done with my husbands and kiddos and it makes my heart so happy!

  • gina - i love fall weather because here in northern california we get a break from 100+ degree days with temps in the 80s and cooler nights. Plus i can bring out the cute sweaters!

  • Sydney - I absolutely LOVE fall weather! The leaves are beautiful, there’s a crispness to the air, and football season is in full force..(not to mention my birthday is in the fall:) It is my favorite time of the year!

  • Charmaine - I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I love that I get to wear boots, tights, and sweaters. But I really just want fall to pass so I can get my snowboard on!

  • Meredith - I love fall for sweaters, scarves, boots, hats, hot apple cider, honey sticks, wax papering leaves together, gutting pumpkins, making a halloween costume, oktoberfest, good friends, and family gatherings.

    I love fall a lot…

  • Christine - I love fall weather…it makes playing outside much more bearalbe than the summer.

  • joy - i don’t like that (living in Texas) i have to wait and wait and wait for fall weather to arrive – welcome FALL! glad you could make it!

  • Gevay - Well living in Florida we use the term “fall” lightly. But in “fall” it means the edge comes off the hot weather. Instead of being 92 with 100% humidity, it’s 85 with 65% humidity. It feels better and you can let the kids outside without the risk of them passing out from heat exhaustion.

  • tasha roe - i love fall weather because my clothes smell like a bonfire.

  • Julie H. - Love, Love, Love Fall Weather.
    I love cool nights and mornings, I love the smells of fall. Fresh apples and pumpkins. I love the changing colors of the leaves and laughter of children playing in the fallen leaves.

  • Erika C. - I LOVE Starbuck’s Carmel Apple Spice!

  • Jess - My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins! I love them so much that I planted my own “little” pumpkin patch this year. The pictures of Paisley are precious.

  • Candice S - I love fall! Finally a break from the incessant heat!

  • Jill - LOVE the photos, as usual.

    I would say what I LOVE about fall is the changing of the leaves, my favorite warm boots and fuzzy blanket that I add to my bed. What I dislike…and somedays this ruins everything else, is my ALLERGIES!!!

  • Miraim - I am especially loving the beautiful orange tree right outside our apartment window. It is a beautiful and free addition to our living room!

  • Brenda English - I really like Fall, especially after the hot summer we have had in Oklahoma, because the air starts to cool down, the leaves start changing, and you can do more things outdoors!

  • Kristin Eldridge - I love the cooler weather and beautiful tree!

  • Abigail - Love, love, LOVE this idea of the pictures with the calendar–for announcements and then later to track month by month updates!!
    We live in South FL so there isn’t really alot of variance in fall temperature…but I am looking forward to hurricane/rainy season ending soon (less humidity and thunderstorms to scare my daughter) and enough of a breeze from the ocean and slightly cooler weather to open windows throughout the house to let the fresh air blow right through πŸ™‚

  • Summer Crosbie - What I love about fall are the holidays and I can finally wear jeans!

  • Crystal F. - Fall is my favorite season, & October is my favorite month! I love Fall weather…’s the BEST!!!

  • Melyssa - Love fall!!! Love the leaves changing color, picking apples, making apple & pumpkin baked goods! Love the smell of fall… cooler air, fireplaces! I LOVE it all!!

  • Rebecca - Warm, cozy sweaters and cold noses.

  • Kellie Ann - I love the IDEA of Fall. Being from Souther California, our Fall weather is not like the Fall season in the movies: colored leaves and crisp days. Last week, it was over 100 degrees everyday. This week, it’s rainy and misty. Where are the orange and yellow leaves?

  • angie webb - I love fall weather. The problem is, in MD. fall lasts for like 2-3 weeks and then winter settles in for months. I hate the cold. But one thing good about that is all the time u have stuck indoors to be crafty!

  • Donna - I love fall weather. Here in VA, perfect for morning runs, and the kids can play outside all day (with jackets most days).

  • efrat - I like it soooo much specially because we don’t have it here in Israel…

  • Jessina - I think my favorite part about fall is all the wonderful flavors . . . apples and cinnamon and pumpkin and so on.

  • Kristen - I live in Boston so we really have the BEST new England falls! I love everything… The colors, the crisp air, pumpkin muffins, apple picking, pumpkin patch, boots and pea coats. It’s all fabulous! And I love elle’s studio!

  • Kelly J. R. - I love fall weather because the skies can be so dramatic, dark and stormy but a few rays of sun slip through the clouds and the corn fields glow in a way that make me feel like I’m in a temple of gold.

  • KaraM - I LOVE crunching the leaves! I go out of my way to step on them.

  • Kathy - I love wearing sweaters, cuddling with blankets and apple cider…not to mention all the fun holidays!

  • Leanne - I love when the mountains turn all different colors because of the changing leaves on the trees. I love that it is finally cooling down here in Utah!

  • Danielle Albini - I absolutely love Fall weather here in Chico, CA because the leaves change and I can enjoy a Pumpkin spice mocha in boots, a sweater, and a scarf.

  • Brooke F - I love fall weather because the cool crisp air reminds me to breathe.

  • Pam K - One of the many reasons I love Fall is the smell of wood burning.

  • Amy - Oh my goodness, I LOVE fall because it’s an end to the AWFUL, humid, NC heat!!

  • Heather - I love fall.. there is something nice about wearing shoes and cute fall boots that makes me happy.

  • Michelle Monk - Oh my word! Love her stuff!
    Fall is my FAVORITE time in the world! I’m originally from Michigan and all I can think about is apple cider and donuts from the cider mills, chilly high school football games, the leaves blazing colors and cozy sweaters! Now that I’m in Texas I just pray for 60 degrees! ha!

  • Amber - crunchy leaves, spider webs with dew, not to hot, not to cold, hearty stews. Yay for Fall!

  • Holly R. - I like that in fall the temps FINALLY start dropping down into the 90’s and out of the hundreds…sometimes in October we even see overnight lows in the upper 70’s!! Brrrr! Time for a sweatshirt!

  • Stephanie - I love Fall!! It is my favorite time of year in OK. You can see God at work in nature with all the colors and everything preparing for winter!

  • Hollie - I love to bake bread in the fall! and make memories with my kids – halloween costumes and pumpkin carving πŸ™‚

  • Christie - I love Seattle in the Fall. All the trees turn gorgeous colors, the air is crisp and cool, and that also means – time for college football! Go Huskies!

  • Morgan - Oh we love fall. I love that we can play outside as temps die down from 100!!

  • sara - i love love love the fall weather because it always seems to come at the perfect time. just when you think you can’t take a second more of the heat and humidity the cool breeze of fall offers some refreshment. plus i live in albuquerque and fall means balloon fiesta. 600 plus hot air balloons lauch each morning. i am pretty sure every kid from albuquerque first word is balloon. the fiesta brings out the kid in us all!

  • tara pollard pakosta - I LOVE Elles’ Studio! What awesome stuff!!!

    I love Fall!
    THe leaves, colors, going to the pumpkin patch,
    the apple orchard, baking applie pies, wearing
    cozy warm sweaters and slippers. and curling up with a good

  • allison - I like, like, like fall in Chicago!
    The cooler temps mean wearing pretty scarves, layering colorful sweaters, and sleeping with extra blankets at night. I also love watching the leaves change every day outside my window.
    My only complaint is that it doesn’t last very long before we get into some wretched winter weather…

  • nikki - I love fall when the sun is out, the leaves have changed and a small breeze is blowing. I hate fall when it’s raining, like now.

  • Laurie J - I love the fall weather because it is a perfect mix of cold and warm and there are pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks! The leaves are gorgeous but fall is a constant reminder that a cold Wisconsin winter is on the way…….boo.

  • Ashley - Chicago in the fall is magical! Swirly, crunchy leaves on walks to the park, pumpkin spice lattes on every corner, bright brilliant blue skies along the lake front with the clarity of cold air, scarves and hats, and a pair of polka dot tights I want from urban. πŸ™‚

  • Tara S. - Fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness in the air. I love when the sun shines, but it’s cool enough to wear a long sleeve shirt and a good pair of jeans. I love everything that Fall brings with it, too – football, cider, leaves, pumpkins, fires. Happy Fall!

  • Sarah - I love the crunchy leaves and can’t wait til my little girl can stomp in them with me…but don’t like that it takes away my beautiful, beloved summer. Summer, oh how i love thee

  • Laura - I LOVE fall because it means football, eating chili and soups and the cooler weather feels so good after such a hot summer. Love it!

  • Colleen - I LOVE autumn! It’s the perfect time of year- the weather is perfect and moderate- you can go out in the evening with the little ones and play for hours; the colors are absolutely stunning; and the excitement over decorating, and preparing for the next few months of holidays, celebration, thankfulness, and cherishing your loved ones has officially begun!

  • lifeologia - Cute photos!
    I just went for a brisk walk around the neighbourhood and LOVED IT!
    It’s not a pretty day at all today – but it great to bundle up and let the walking heat me up πŸ˜‰
    I also LOVE the layering of clothes and accessories! I am spending more time shopping than blogging now – for sure! πŸ˜€ Cheers!

  • MelissaM - I love the smell of crisp, clean air and a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. πŸ™‚

  • Becky - I love crisp, clear days, when the leaves are all turning, but it’s still warm enough not to freeze outside – definetly my favorite time of the year!

  • Celia - I love it because it’s cooler, the leaves are turning, holidays are coming, I can cook in my kitchen with all the windows open, we play outside more, we grill out more…. need I keep going on and on??? πŸ™‚

  • Amanda - I love fall weather!! The air is so crisp and clean. The colors are so pretty. And the food is so tasty!

  • Kristen - I LOVE fall for the sweaters and boots!

  • monique - i love to wear all my cozy sweaters and boots!!

  • Heather - I LOVE fall weather! I love that leaves change color and I have an excuse to wear scarves and drink coffee!

  • Christina S. - I love fall weather because 1) we get to spend lots of time outside and 2) college football πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie S. - i LOVE that humidity drops away, the fireplaces start up and the air outside smells like burning wood and that a warm blanket to bundle up in keeps you warm enough outside, cause its not quite cold enough to see your breath yet. I hate that fall is so short and what follows (at least in my region) is a bitter cold and windy winter. it makes fall bittersweet. Like when you wake up 10 minutes before your alarm goes off (or your child rises!). You savor that you get to go back to sleep, but can’t really enjoy it so much because you are just waiting for that bell to ring (or babe to cry). Fantastic giveaway, LOVE to adorable monthly photo idea!

  • Lindsey - Fall = sweater weather!! What’s not to love! πŸ™‚

  • Elisa B. - Fall is my favorite time of year. I love it because I can bring out all of my sweaters, and because running isn’t such a chore now that the VA humidity is down!

  • Debbie - I love fall in four little words, “Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Coffee”!! enough said!

  • Erin - LOVE the fall. It’s my favorite season. You can still be outside but it isn’t a million degrees outside and the trees are so pretty!

  • Jessica P - First, Sweet P’s eyelashes are amazing! Okay, I love fall because of snuggly sweaters that are much more forgiving than summer clothes, warm soups, spicey candles, and HALLOWEEN!

  • Laura - I LOVE fall(not so much in the Northwest, since it rains too much)!!!! I love it because of all the beautiful and vibrant colors of the changing leaves!! I get to deck my house out in all the fun and amazing colors!! I love taking pictures of my beautiful daughter in the leaves and with pumpkin! And it’s mine and my husbands birthday month:) I just LOVE fall!!

  • Nancy - I love the sound, smell and sight of maple leaves on the ground, kicking and throwing them in the air. It’s such a cozy time of the year.

  • felicia - So cute! I wish my son would have had a crazy aunt to take pics. I live in central Tx, so fall means a welcome break from weather. I love the smells and colors of fall. Halloween is the highlight of my year. I do not look forward to cold weather and winter shoes. Boo!

  • Yanet - Why I don’t like Fall in South Florida: Any sooner than October 23 (and that’s pushing it), it will rot! πŸ™

    Baby P is just BEAUTIFUL! Love the one with her with Firecracker’s hat on. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica H. - I love the weather right now in Houston because it’s almost like Spring! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot!

  • Sarah - I love the fall weather … it’s a nice relief from the 100 degree weather we experience for must of the summer. I love the leaves, the cute clothing, and the evenings on the porch.

  • Allie - I love having cooler weather so that we can actually leave the house! My littlest one loves to go on nature walks, and there are SO many interesting things to find on the ground in the fall… acorns, colored leaves, and lots and lots of sticks!

  • jess - fall weather….
    I love it cuz’ it means hayrides & barnparties, layers & hoodies, cool evening walks & hot chocolate, apples & mums
    but i hate it because it means that winter is a comin’ πŸ™
    But we actually just moved to a caribbean island and fall means nothing here…We have two seasons…rainy season & dry season. πŸ™‚

  • Karla - I like the cooler mornings…and cuddling under blankets in the evenings. I do not like fall allergies – we’ve been sick here for weeks!!

  • Cate V. - I love and hate the fall weather. I love it because at my new job at Nazareth College has beautiful trees and the leaves changing makes the campus that much more beautiful. I hate the fall weather because I know awful Western New York weather a.k.a. SNOW!! is on its way…

  • Kim@Living with Little People - Fall (or autumn as we call it) means a return to snuggling weather after a hot summer. I sure do like to snuggle!

  • eheddings - I love fall because I like to eat all things pumpkin.

  • Amnah - My favorite time of year! Crisp cool weather perfect for layering. And who can resist all those gorgeous colored leaves?

  • Jessica H. - I like to admire the trees changing colors in the fall!

  • Liz R. - I love the change of weather. I just always seem unprepared for it. I never have a jacket when I need it! πŸ™‚

  • Haylee - crazy aunties are the best! she’ll love you and thank you for sticking a calendar on her forehead some day πŸ™‚

    i love the fall but hate what it leads too but since i like to look on the brighter sides of things i will forget about that for now. i love the crisp air of fall, the musty dirt-like smell of turning on the heater for the first time, and of course…. pumpkins πŸ™‚

  • Shani - I love the fall! I enjoy wearing layers and pairing crazy color combination in the process. It just fills me with warm fuzzies all around. (and all the pumpkin flavored things are a fun bonus πŸ˜€ )

  • Candice Vasquez - I love fall because it means I can take my 24-3 year olds outside all afternoon long and just play! NO sweating to death in the Texas heat, just good’ole acorn collecting, bike riding ,sidewalk chalk drawing and princess tea parties!

  • Angela - What DON’T I like about Fall? Pumpkin is at the top of the list

  • Alison - I really LOVE fall weather! Crisp air & pumpkins. Yay for Fall!

  • Olivia - Living in Georgia means that the spring and summer are incredibly hot. Practically unbearable. But in the fall, the weather switches immediately. All the sudden it is 70 degrees instead of 90! It is amazing and I love it every year.

  • Karen Hancock - Fall for me means the chance to dust off my 1962 Morris Minor, which due to lack of air conditioning becomes dormant in our steamy summers. It means i can drive around like a teenager, with a goofy smile feeling like the world is at my finger tips and a feeling that i can do anything… then i come home and my four children skip out to greet me and those dreams and feelings of being 16 again fade away and are replaced by others… the butterfly feelings of joy as they run out screaming mummy! Snuggling in to steal my warmth, hot soups and warm comforting foods that encompass you like a warm blanket. Boy is fall a beautiful time of the year!

  • Nicole - I like fall for a ton of different reasons. I love the clothes and I love the weather. I also really love all the things that are going on in fall like Halloween and my Birthday (Which coincidentally is the same day as opening season for guns and deer – means no boys, girls only!)

  • jenni - fall weather is perfect for running, hiking and working outdoors!

  • tessa - I am very blessed when it comes to my location in the fall. I live in the mountains and it is just beautiful. All the trees changing colors is breath taking and this time of year I am thankful for where I am. It always makes me step back and realize just how incredible our God really is!

  • erin - loves fall and all it brings…pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, my birthday, cooler weather, and changing leaves πŸ™‚

  • lindsey - i love fall in kansas because the cooler weather is a nice relief from our hot summers, and the smell and changing colors are refreshing. however, i hate it because the changing weather creates allergies and sore throats.

  • Ruthy T. - I love the fall
    the fresh crisp air
    the cold rain
    the fog
    the random hot days
    the random freezing days after the hot days
    what’s not to love about the crazy weather in the fall in Jersey!

  • sally - Hm, I have mixed feelings regrading fall; it is such an emotional season… full of lively colors and awakeningly chill temperatures, but also full of death and retreat.

  • Jenn - I LOVE fall…changing leaves, pumpkins, apples, sweaters, chili, candy corn, playing outside and not melting, fall festivals, caramel apple spice…I LOVE fall!

  • Elizabeth Flowers - Mmm, I love fall because we are even more prone to snuggles in my house. My birthday, cool crisp weather, cute jackets, red noses, the colors, soups, hot drinks….the list could go on and on and on.

  • Shannah - I love fall weather because I can bundle up and layer…it’s so much more fun to get dressed! πŸ™‚

  • Corey Villicana - I love everything about the Fall, especially pumpkin flavored goodness! (And yummy fallish candles…) πŸ™‚

  • Kristine - I LOVE fall cause it smells like fall – fires, pumpkin, my grandma’s wassail…yum!

  • June P - i love the temperature of fall. you can still wear cute open-toed sandals/shoes and at the end of the day still have ten toes!

  • MCA - Fall always reminds me of high school football games and crazy times with friends…that was about the only good thing in HS.

  • June P - i love the temperature! i can wear open-toed shoes/sandals and at the end of the day, still have 10 toes!

  • Kristin - My favorite season is fall. I live in Oklahoma now, but am a true Northerner from Michigan, where fall is gorgeous! The trees are such vibrant bright colors at their peak. The days are like the one we had today–Sunny yet cool. I love that we get to start wearing sweatshirts at night! Pumpkin patches, soup, Thanksgiving, and apple cider! I always start getting homesick around fall. I miss the cider mill I used to go to as a child. We would get fresh pressed cider and eat it with cinnamon sugar donuts.

  • Betsy - Everything but being cold. Leaves. Bonfires. Homemade applesauce. Pumpkin pancakes. Yummy smelling fall candles. Just being outside!!!

  • Katie - fall’s my favourite! it’s cardigan and tights season – what more could i ask for?!

  • Amber - Amazing how much more alert they become in one month! I love how fall weather makes me want to do certain things, like go to a football game, eat apples dipped in carmel, visit a pumpkin patch, etc.

  • Alyssa - The only part of fall I like is stepping on the crunchy leaves!

  • mandi - Oh my dear sweet Lord! This store is a paper supply junkie’s heaven!

    And that Sweet Pea! She is beautiful! And I can see Firecracker in her face. I think it’s the eyes.

    Anyway- do I love fall? Umm…yes. Yes I do. The summers are torture here in Texas. Fall is a sweet relief. And it is completely romantic and allows me to wear all of the cardis I stock up on year round. You know, every time I go shopping my husband asks “what did you get?…Oh, another cardigan.”

  • Beth - Two words: Cute scarves. πŸ™‚

  • em - I like fall weather because, at 35 weeks pregnant, it’s nice to finally not be sweating while running after an energetic 20 month old :)!

  • Angie - Fall is the perfect time of the year… not too cold or not too hot. Nature is absolutely amazing w/ the leaves changing colors…I just want to soak it in. I can never get enough of a perfect FALL day.

  • lauren b. - what do i like about fall weather? everything. i’m talking breezy temperatures, actually feeling the air in my lungs, open windows, snuggling under blankets, pumpkins from the farmers market, layering clothes (i much happier with more clothes on :)) and changing leaves. here in georgia, it’s taken forever to cool off (and it may not stay this way), but i am over-the-moon happy about the crispness in the airβ€”and maybe the crisp in the oven, too.

  • hannah lockaby - I love fall because it reminds me of when I met and fell in love with my now husband. Just feeling that first day of cool air, gives me butterflies and tons of the BEST memories! πŸ™‚

  • Christine - I love fall because I get to start wearing jackets and taking walks without sweating. I am especially loving fall this year because I now have a beautiful baby girl to dress in cute jackets & leggings and all of that fun stuff!

  • LesleyAnn Photography - Love it! west coast wonder… Mild, wild and Gorgeous?

  • Rachel - Love fall weather, here in Tulsa because it’s such a nice sweet change from the super hot weather we usually have right before fall happens, in the summer. That whole crazy summer then fall thing makes me happy. I want to be out in it more, playing with my sweet kiddos, taking our work out, being together.

  • Whitney - I LOVE fall…in Kansas, the colors are bright, the air is crisp, and the pumpkins are SO ORANGE!!

  • Danielle - Fall is my most favorite season. I love the fabulous colors, leaves crunching under my feet, a whole new wardrobe, football, fires,and everything pumpkin- pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin beer, pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread! Oh, how I love fall so!!

  • Jeanine McLeod - Fall in Florida is sort of a myth. It happens for like a day or two … suckers you in to thinking … hey … maybe this will be the year that we get to experience a month or two where the weather is 70 degrees. Then reality comes back and the fantasy few days of “Fall” go away and it is back to 90 degrees. Ahh yes, Fall in Florida.

  • Mary - I just wanted to comment and say that I almost choked on my ice cream when I saw sweet p in firecracker’s hat. GORGEOUS! What a lucky girl to have an amazing photographer as an aunt!

  • Chelsea - I love the fall, especially because it’s my favorite time of year to go running outside. So fresh and crisp.

  • Callie - I’m in the midwest…fall heaven! I love crisp colorful leaves, hot apple cider, picking out pumpkins with my kids, breaking out the sweatshirts, Fri night footfall games, and pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins! The only thing I don’t like is that it means winter is around the corner πŸ™

  • Tracie Koenig - FALL is my favorite season πŸ™‚ I live on the North Coast of California and I love to have the brisk mornings and hear the leaves blowing in the afternoon!

  • Jamie - I used to love fall bc my birthday is oct. 22, but now that I’m a mom I don’t like it as much bc it’s a signal that gloomy winter is getting closer…

  • Joy Andrews - God showing a small portion of his power in the changing colors, the changing temperature, and the change in me.

  • Abby B - I love Fall weather because it always smells like a warm toasty fire outside with cool crisp breezes in Wisconsin πŸ™‚

  • Stacey - Fall is chilly, crisp and fabulous…and this fall I’m celebrating my golden birthday October 30th!

  • Amy - Fall brings with it visits to the pumpkin patch, hayrides, fall festivals, trick-or-treating and a hint of all the good things to come….families gathered together giving thanks, cozy sweaters and mittens, first cup of cocoa, picking out a tree, cookie exchanges and celebrating the birth of Jesus. I LOVE fall! “October gave a party, The leaves by hundreds came – The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples, and leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a blanket and everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” ~ GEORGE COOPER

  • Kari Heckman - love, love, love… shades of orange, sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, apple crisp, soup, crunchy leaves underfoot, pumpkin patches, hay rides…

  • kristen - I love the crispness in the air, once fall arrives. Something about it revitalizes me, each and every day.

  • Heather - I love fall because I love…crunchy leaves, cool nights, sleeping with the windows open, not sweating just by leaving the house :), football games, long sleeves and sweatshirts and most importantly soups.

    I don’t like that it means snow/ice are right around the corner, and our hours of daylight are shorter.

  • Ariella - I love being able to layer my outfit with a light jacket or a blazer

  • Katie Holeman - My favorite thing about fall weather is watching my hunky husband rake leaves πŸ™‚ Who would have guessed that it’s his least favorite thing about fall..

  • Julie A. - I love to knit so fall gets me in that mood to sit and knit hats and sweaters!

  • Alina Koval - love the baby pictures. my mom is soon to have a baby and i keep coming back to your blog to see what pictures to take of the baby. sweet p is gourgous πŸ™‚

    love the giveaway by the way. πŸ™‚ im not a big fan of fall because in seattle we have rainy weather all fall/winter/spring long. but i love the colors πŸ™‚

  • Patricia - Owmm! So cute your baby! Wonderful eyes!
    Can I enter the giveaway? I`m from Brazil. Anyway, i don`t like a lot fall. It`s a pity that, in Rio, is not common to see the yellow leaves at ground like as I saw in Germany. My favourite weather is summer, cause seems that sun makes the people happier.

  • Amy - I LOVE fall! I love crunchy leaves, pumpkin pie & Yankee fall scented candles!

  • christa - I hate it because it means that winter is close by and chicago winters SUCK. However, in an effort to be positive, I am enjoying it because it means we can turn the air conditioning off finally and I also will be able to use my new uggs that I have been waiting since spring to wear!

  • Shanalea - I love the chill in the air and rain. In So Cal it is rare.

  • Sarah Frenzel - OOOh that is easy! I mostly love it because it means:
    -Pumpkin Spice Lattes are yummy in my belly
    -The holidays are almost here!!!
    -The kids are back in school and bible study is back on…having a schedule again is a welcome change from summer!
    -We usually get some fun days of jumping in puddles
    And then the occasional hate because in SO Cal we get Santa Ana winds, with hot days sometimes… not so fallish. But overall it’s cooling down and smelling yummy around!

  • Jelena - I love it for the world looks freshly washed, for the bright red and yellow leaves, for wearing colourful coats, for lovely hot apple&cinnamon tea, for hats on my daughters head and freshly baked apple pie with walnuts and cinnamon…

  • Danielle - i love fall weather for so many reasons…the fact that i’m not sweating constantly is the biggest one πŸ™‚

  • betsy - means that i get to open my windows and turn off the AC!! that’s a big deal down here in FL!
    thanks for the great giveaway!!

  • Cath - I love Fall because it’s my birthday season and I also love to be in bed hearing the rain.

  • Katie - Fall is my FAVORITE season. So many things to love about it. But right now, I’m most excited about fall clothes.

  • Jaime - I love fall here in Southern Cali. Our family of 6 love to throw on scarves and takes walkes around the bay. Although, the kids usually end up in bathing suits playing in the water because its never cold enough to stay out of the water.

  • kassondra - hate the fall for one reason and its cold!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda - I love the fall, because being in Houston it a) finally gets below 78 degrees at some point in the day and b) is finally the time of year when I can walk outside and not feel like I immediately need to go back in and take a shower! πŸ™‚

  • elina - i live in greece and i can ride mybike without sweating.
    the weather is sweet and nostalgic…

  • nifer - i love the fall because it brings football, changing colors and crisp air that makes you feel like anything can happen,

  • Raychel - I LOVE fall weather because of the crispness in the air that allows you to wear sweaters, big wooly socks – everything comfy and cozy.
    I DISLIKE fall weather when it’s raining and dark and I have to sit in my office while I’d much rather be back in bed sleeping πŸ™‚

  • Raychel - I LOVE fall weather because of the crispness in the air that gives us a chance to wear big sweaters and wooly socks – anything comfy and cozy.
    I DISLIKE fall weather when it’s raining and dark outside and I’m sitting in my office while I’d much rather be in bed sleeping (like today…)

  • Laura C. - i’m sad to say that i’m starting to dislike fall. I love the pretty colors & the cooler weather, but it also means I already have to scrap off my car windows in the morning…which makes me cringe.

  • Jill - I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I like the beginning of it since it is a relief from those hot summer days, but it is always so short and winter comes on too fast.

  • Amy - I love and hate fall weather. I love that it is not 100+ everyday(yeah for Oklahoma weather) but I hate that it means cold weather is close.

  • Becky - I absolutely fall, it is my favorite season. Even though it is usually marked by lots of cloudy days up here in Seattle, there are the occasional gems that offer bright blue skies, a cool crisp breeze against your face while you crunch through the fallen leaves. I also love getting my sweaters and scarves out of the storage boxes from under the bed. Of course, nothing beats a hot chai.

  • Evelyn Ciskowski - Lesley’s baby is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures. Ashley, you are such a gifted photographer.

  • Emily - I LOVE fall. Crunching through the leaves, homemade apple pie, crisp, sunny days…you name it, I love it! πŸ™‚

  • Julia Leinen - I love orange leaves and kids in beanies & sweaters! makes me warm all over.

  • amy - I love fall because of the change of colors, there is fire in the fireplace, soup has been rediscovered, sweatshirts are unpacked AND more snuggling occurs!

  • Jessica Lynette - I adore fall weather as it means its no longer 100 F outside! πŸ™‚
    We can still wear tshirts and flip flops – but the gorgeous breeze is so welcoming!

  • Kelsey - I love fall weather because of the colors! All the produce and goodies of the holidays! BEST times of year

  • ratty - O, blessed coolness…, calmer of the Hot Flash…

  • Shannon - I love fall because I can break out the jeans and start dreaming about a whole new wardrobe! Shannon

  • Amy - I love fall weather. The first crisp breeze at the end of summer always makes me feel like I’m waking up refreshed from a long, luxurious nap… it brings all the promise of cozy evenings at home, warm mugs of tea and holiday memories-to-be-made with it. πŸ™‚

  • kate - love her stuff and what you created with it…

  • Alexa - Cinnamon apple candles, football, and slippers.

  • genevieve - what an adorable idea! and i love fall! here in dallas its finally bearable outside so we can play outside and go to the park!

  • Sarah - Oh my gosh – she is so adorable!!! I love fall for its cool breezes – I live in the south and can finally open my windows to let lovely air in! I love apple picking, too πŸ™‚

  • Krista Lund - i like cool, crisp fall weather b/c that means it is Pumpkin Spice Latte time at Starbucks!!

  • Michelle - I LOVE fall because the air is crisp and cool, pumpkins are plump and ready for carving, and the leaves are gorgeous!!

  • Lily - I really love the fall weather cause it reminds me of when my husband and I were dating those cold crisp days cuddling or walking hand in hand through fallen leafs.

  • Jessica - I love fall! The football, the leaves, the great recipes I get to make again…what’s not to love? And, most importantly, this fall will bring the arrival of our first baby πŸ™‚

  • dawn - our transition to fall is the switchout of the hillbilly tub (read: horse trough) to the firepit (which is actually a welded end of a tank on legs).

    the kids and i look forward to firepit weekends, well, all week. it slows us down and makes us sit. fall makes us stop hurrying.

  • Natalie - I am not a fan of Fall weather because I tend to get cold and stay that way all day until I get home from work and bundle up in a fleece jacket, sweatpants, socks, and slippers. During the Fall and Winter months I can usually be found clutching a hot beverage in both hands (tea if I am pregnant, coffee if I am not).

    Your niece is adorable and your photography is inspirational.

  • delish - I love love love our fall weather, bright blue skies, crunchy leaves and beautiful colors….though it reminds me of Christmas weather where I grew up, so in Sept. I ususally end up thinking of Christmas!

  • Ruth - I like fall weather because of all the changing leaves. Drab becomes fab and all the blah bushes and trees in my neighborhood burst into flaming color. To me, it is a picture of redemption. We are boring, unnoticeable and often ugly without Christ. But after He redeems us, we become something beautiful… I love fall.

  • courtney kerr - things that i LOVE about fall:
    1. football
    2. pumpkin anything
    3. kids in costumes
    4. the changing leaves
    5. the smell of bonfires
    6. looking @ snow

    the things that i HATE about fall:
    1. winter clothes
    2. my asthma is WAY worse
    3. it gets darker earlier
    4. winter clothes … i really hate them.
    5. the realization that i will never start xmas shopping early
    6. having to go out in the snow

    thank you and happy hump day πŸ™‚

  • abbey - I’m a big fan of Elle’s studio and a big fan of fall. Just now, I’m enjoying the opportunity to spend evenings watching my kids play outside in the grass.

  • Cynthia - I love fall weather! We have had a few cool days, but I am really ready for some good all day sweater and boots weather! I would love to steal this cute idea to capture monthly pictures of the baby I am expecting in March. My son just got a piece of paper I wrote the date and how many months on, but one thing I did that I will do again is write a letter to him every month to let him know how much he has changed and what I am specifically praying for him at the time.

  • Gina Hickman - I LOVE fall weather because it finally starts to cool down enough to enjoy being outside in the evenings!!! It was 78 yesterday – perfecto!!!

  • Elizabeth - Love fall… fall= Pumpkin Spice Latte season!

  • Kelly - I have been opening the windows every day this week! I love having the fresh, crisp air swirling through our apt. Kelly

  • Kelly - p.s. I love the pic in the hat especially. πŸ™‚ I guess that’s another thing I’m loving about fall weather this year is dressing my little baby in cozy clothes.

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Congratulations Corey! I know many of you have already tried purchasing a Thought Bubble Chalkboard and theΒ  RVA store was sold out….you guys cleaned them out! The RVA store will be listing more on Monday, but I am guessing they will sell out again very quickly. So that is my heads up to you – watch the store on Monday if you are hoping to snag one.

My thought bubble chalkboard is going to be getting a lot of use in the coming days. The cute bunting in the background of this pic will also be getting some good use (at least I hope). It is from one of the October Sponsors (Banana Papers) – she’sΒ  a friend of mine and was sweet enough to put my all time favorite fabric in my bunting…more on that later.

Thank you for all the kind comments on the blog update. It is funny how many of you that know me in person and how many of you that only know me via this blog commented that the new look was more “me”. I guess you get a better idea of “me” on this blog than I thought! I do feel like is more reflective of me…just needs a bit of twine & a Lego man somewhere.

One last thing….we won The Tea Company photo contest! Thanks for helping me pick which photo to submit.Β  I ended up going with this one:

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  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Congratulations on the photo contest! I love Firecrackers expression! Priceless.

  • allison - Congrats on the win! That photo is just fantastic.

  • Katie - I didn’t see the other entries, but am pretty confident the win was very much deserved! Congrats!!

  • Carolyn - Congratulations on winning the contest! LOVE the expression on your daughter’s face, and also love the changes you’ve made to the blog. Whatever you do is fantastic…I would love a tutorial on how you do things so stylishly πŸ™‚

  • giozi - Congratulatons Corey !

    You won !!! Fabulous, Congratulations too. I’m very happy for you.

  • Gevay - Hey Ashley love the new page. It looks fresh and fun. Just thought you’d want to know that when you click on the “the Macs” button on the right its takes you to the Anderson Crew blog. Hope you had a great weekend!

  • AshleyAnn - Thanks Gevay…it is working correctly now!

  • Meaghan - I might have to seriously consider purchasing the thought bubble board sometime. Would be a good way to remind my husband of things — he can’t miss that!

  • Jeannette - What did you win? A couple of weeks before you had the post with these pictures, I had discovered Tea and it is my new favorite brand for Noble – great stuff!

  • Alina Koval - yay! congrats on winning. :))

    i love this photo! firecracker is so addorable. so is sweet p πŸ™‚

  • Laura - I hate that I have bad feelings for fall, I love the pretty colors & the cooler weather, but I hate having to already scrap my car windows in the morning :/