Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Fall Hard for Autumn!


Every year as fall approaches I get extremely excited. Although living in Los Angeles doesn't provide me with a real color change - heck, we don't even have many tress here to see a change if there was one - I am still a sucker for autumn! There is a crispness in the air that hits come late September and lasts until Thanksgiving.

I am so excited that I had an opportunity to combine my adoration with fall and my love of meeting new bloggers thanks to a fall swap organized by Emma, author of Tales of an All American Girl. She paired me up with Single Mama in LA, Yolanda, who lives in a neighborhood very near mine. Since we follow each other's blogs, this was a great opportunity to meet in real life.


The swap consisted of purchasing a fall care package, whatever that meant to us. For me it means earthy/amber scents and Starbucks, so I got Yolanda a Starbucks gift card, Bath & Body Works products in Twilight Woods, an apple scented candle, and note cards that have a fall-ish look to them.

Check out these wonderful gifts that she gave me! A hoodie, scarf, cinnamon apple flavored tea with a mug to put it in, and Bath & Body Works candles in two new scents: Autumn and Leaves.


Side note: check out this adorable Skull & Crossbones Tote that they are selling at Bath & Body Works right now! It's super cute! I kinda love the site's SPOOK-TACULAR BOO-TIQUE!
I am beyond happy with all of the amazing gifts that Yolanda got me! They are pretty awesome! As I type I am catching myself sniffing the scent of apple in the air...you know the way dogs point their nose straight up and wiggle it when they get a scent of food? So me right now!


The great part about this season is that I get to live vicariously through all of your posts. I literally get giddy when all of you East Coasters, or just anyone, anywhere that has a real fall, post pictures and talk about autumn. Any of you care to tell me what you are excited for this fall? Share a little piece of your heaven with me, pleeeeeease!



Photos courtesy of: Wikipedia, Bath & Body Works, and my camera

21 comments:

Staley Mc said...

What a fun little swap! It looks like you got some great stuff! It's been cooler here in Alabama and it's been feeling a little like Fall and I have been loving it!

mscharmschic said...

I love Fall, too! This Fall is really different for me because it's the first time in my life that I do not have to go back to a school. I'm hoping the Fall will bring a new job for me so I can began my career. Until then, I love watching the trees change colors around me and getting to wear coats, tights, and hats again.

Steph said...

How fun! I am looking forward to our Oak Glen Trip this year, hopefully we will be able to pick apples this time. :)

Yoli said...

awww... I am so glad you liked them!! I still owe you one, I swear it's a must to get a sense of fall.

I actually lit my candle last night and test sprayed the body spray and I LOOOOOVE it. It's fall and sexy all in one. Thank you so much!! It was awesome meeting you, and we will definitely hang out again soon :)

KDC Events said...

I LOVE fall. My favorite holiday is Halloween, and Thanksgiving runs a close second =)

Valerie said...

What a fun idea! I love scented candles and those look awesome. I'm a sucker for Fall too and I think I'm most excited about BBQ's with friends while watching (or for me not really watching) football, boots and chunky sweaters, and the beginning of the holiday season!

xo
Valerie

Melissa said...

Aw, what a fun swap! Love the scents of autumn and pumpkins oh-so-much!

Jillian said...

awww - getting me in the mood for fall!

Dree said...

Aw that is too cool! What a great swap! I love autumn, and I think that my very favorite thing about it would be the pumpkin scented Yankee candles. They're heaven to me!

Mimi said...

that is such a cool idea! i love the smell of the leaves scented candle! and i laughed when i read what you said about LA not having trees to change leaves. haha, so true! ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Steph said...

You need to visit the Blueridge Mountains during Autumn. Its beyond beautiful!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Fabulous gifts! How fun! I can't wait for fall either, and all of the delicious scents that come with it! XX!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! This is the cutest swap ever! I too am obsessed with fall/autumn - this has made me even more eager for its arrival!! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Me too!
Gorgeous post!

I am so excited to go running in the crunchy fall leaves :)

xoxox,
CC

Savvy Gal said...

oh fun! Have a great weekend my dear!

bananas. said...

fall is the best season EVER! no ifs, ands or buts about it. i like that you call it autumn. so fancy ;)

Debby said...

I love fall too... I wish it lasted longer! What a fun idea to do a swap!!

p.s. I am having a J Crew giveaway if you missed it! xo

Meg said...

Autumn sure is pretty with all the changing leaves. You both had great care packages!

A New England Girl said...

Hey... I keep telling you to come out here for a weekend - it's your fault if you stay in LA! ;)
Seriously, I love this post! You may be a bigger fall lover than I am, which is amazing! I really only blog during the fall/winter months... I think New England is at its most beautiful throughout those two seasons. Girl, you really, really need to head out here... a Salem Halloween, some pumpkin spice lattes, cool New England air, cloudless skies, pumpkin picking... (do I have you convinced yet?) :)

EmmyLou said...

YAAAAYY!! I am thrilled y'all got to meet in person!! Incredible!! And so much fun stuff :)I don't know about how the weather is in LA but it's about to be 90 degrees again the rest of the week! :( yuck!

Jules said...

I so should have done this swap considering that fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the goodies you gave and received. Twilight Woods in one of my favorite scents from Bath & Body Works and I get compliments whenever I wear it. That was a good choice ;) I bet the tea you got will be tasty!

I am really looking forward to visiting the local the Farmer’s Market, outdoor craft fairs, going on a haunted hayride, enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and watching the leaves start to change. I’ll have to remember to take some good fall pics this year.

P.S. I totally failed in my attempt to find a cute postcard to send you. We visited shops/restaurants and not one sold postcards. I’m going to get something Philly themed together soon and get it to you just because ;)