Unbe-Leaf-Able September to Remember Giveaway Hop

unbe leaf able september to remember giveaway hop

Welcome to the UnBe-Leaf-Able September to Remember Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

Spring is Sprung,
Fall is Fell.
Here comes Summer and it’s
Hotter than…last year.

A terrible poem, but easy to fall into its rhythm. Unofficially, Fall is definitely fell, even if the official first day of Fall is a week away. And even if you live somewhere in the U.S., like I do, where Fall mostly means that the daily high temperatures finally drop below 90, and the daily lows finally begin to dip into the 60s. Or the other way around. When I lived in Anchorage, Sept. 21 could be the beginning of winter. Complete with snow!

In Anchorage, this would be the time of year when the regular Autumn ritual was to switch to studded tires. I don’t miss that.

It’s also when school officially or unofficially begins. Some places start earlier now, and some colleges still start a bit later, but crisp fall days always carry with them the memory of starting school and hoping for great teachers and interesting things to learn. Sometimes those hopes are fulfilled, and sometimes the enthusiasm wears off more quickly than in other years. And sometimes we remember those days fondly and think that adulting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

But this giveaway hop celebrates whatever you want to think of best about fall. For me, it just means more opportunities to curl up with a good book. So I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Gift Card from Amazon or a $10 Book of the winner’s choice.

Happy Fall. May all your apples be crisp, and all your leaves be crunchy!

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175 thoughts on “Unbe-Leaf-Able September to Remember Giveaway Hop

  1. Every year we’d come home from the store with our new supplies, spread them out on the kitchen table and start labeling them with a brand new jet black Sharpie. We’d rip the thin plastic wrap off of our packs of freshly-milled paper and put it into our three ring notebooks.

  2. First , it’s the lower temps. 🙂 For years it was the school clothes and school supply shopping for my 7 children. Now they are doing so for their own. Now it’s more time to read my favorite books.
    Carol L

  3. I love fall 🙂 I love the colors, the coolness, pumpkin spice!, and being able to wear warm, comfy clothes. It gives me the excuse to sit at home, with a book, hot chocolate, and my dog curled under a blanket in my lap 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  4. I love back to school shopping, both for clothes and supplies! I didn’t do much this year because I really didn’t need anything but I still love wandering around the school section 🙂

  5. My favorite thing about fall is bringing in my cactus and house plants to get ready for winter. I get to redecorate and find new places to put all of them and sometimes I have to be clever to make them all fit! Then there’s the cooler temps, long walks, cozy coats and my favorite boots and can’t forget about pumkin spice lattes!

  6. Don’t have kids, so I don’t have to worry about back to school. However, I do love the fall. Mostly because of the cooler weather. No real rituals, though!

  7. For me fall means wearing all of my pretty colorful sweaters that I like. Cool air and pecan pie! Ok maybe some pumpkin goodies thrown in but mostly the pecan pie every chance I get it. I wish I could eat it every day of my life.

  8. As I get older, I appreciate fall more. Not a ritual, but I do like the cooler (not cold!) temps and being able to leave the windows open, etc. It’s a very busy period at work, tho, so I really don’t get to enjoy it as much as I’d like.

    (Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.)

  9. I love taking pics of the kids on the first day of school. When they were little they liked it too, but as they got older I had to beg for a pic.

  10. I would have to say that going apple picking with the family is our favorite fall ritual. It’s something we all do together and have fun doing.

  11. Getting ready for Halloween…..what? People are already getting ready for Christmas, Halloween will arrive first so it has priority ^_^

  12. I LOVE that I can FINALLY open the windows & let a nice cool fresh breeze in!! I am also excited about being able to wear my hoodies !!

  13. I LOVE that I can FINALLY open the windows & let a nice cool fresh breeze in!! I am also excited about being able to wear my hoodies !! & I know my kids are excited for HALLOWEEN!

  14. Going to our local pumpkin patch. It has a little petting zoo, tons of pumpkins, caramel apples, corn maze and hay rides. The boys love it!

  15. Going to the pumpkin patch with my niece and nephew. They have such a great time and I drink spiked cider (their mom is our driver!).

  16. Going to fall festivals, picking pumpkins, drinking apple cider, and all of the fun fall festivities with my kids. Definitely my favorite time of year

  17. My favorite back to school ritual is back to school shopping. We try to take advantage of sales and discounts avaliable around this time.

  18. My favorite fall tradition is visiting Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando. I have been going every year since 1994! I love how detailed the houses and scaractors are and I love getting scared!

  19. My favorite fall ritual is visting the corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Oh, and of course celebrating Halloween – it’s my favorite holiday!

  20. Every year since I was very little girl, my family goes to an amazing apple orchard. We catch a hayride through the orchard, come back to the main barn, have an apple turnover (a la mode!) and a cup of cider (hot, depending on the weather). Then we pick out some goodies to take home from the bakery, grab a couple 1/2 pecks of apples and a gallon of cider, and drive home through the scenic route to see the fall color. (The orchard we go to isn’t pick-your-own. Many people don’t know how to properly pick apples, and often damage the trees.)

  21. This is so awesome. My favorite Fall ritual is definitely going apple picking and also pumpkin. I also love my morning jogs in the cool air!

  22. We love just spending as much time outdoors with the fantastic fall weather. Today we started cleaning up the gardens and the yard.

  23. I love sitting on the deck in the cool air each morning enjoying a cup of coffee while the sun comes up.


  24. My favorite fall ritual is going for a color tour along the Lake Michigan shore! I’m so lucky to live near such a beautiful lake. 🙂

  25. My number one tip for back to school is to be ready to help your kid out so they stay interested in going to school every day.

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