Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~giveaway winner ~

I know Summer is almost over when.....

i  pack up our camping dishes for another year
{image above}
the number of fingers on one hand is how many days i have left before heading back to school
autumn mums have landed on my porch
 new fall boots have arrived in the stores....happy dance
the scent of cinnamon spice candles fill my home
i am craving "stick to my ribs" oatmeal with brown sugar for my breakfast 
the new Autumn with Matthew Mead will soon be on my doorstep

which brings me to an important announcement to be made..........

the winner of a copy of Matthew's spectacular magazine is
{picked by random generator}

 sweet Emily
Fern & Flora
{take a peek at her etsy store here  filled with adorable vintage inspired accessories}

remember you still have time to order your copy of 
Autumn with Matthew Mead  here
{ it will not be sold in stores}

Thank you all so much for entering my giveaway

extra HUGS are being sent your way today


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Fall is sneaking in here too..and i am loving it !!!! made a cozy chicken dinner with stuffing and gravy last night...the first night we have not bbqed in months...and it was nice...
oh...i will be ordering the magazine today !!!

sending love to you today, my sweet friend

kary and teddy

Unknown said...

Those dishes are soo cute! where did you get them!?

Unknown said...

Could your camping dishes be any cuter my friend? (I think not! What fun!) I have mixed feelings about fall ... I guess because I didn't accomplish my summer goals (chores mostly), but you sure make it sound fantastic!!! I love your optimism! You inspire!!! xoxox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, YOU AND ME BOTH...I told you I found out that I had this week off after all! But Monday is it...back to the meetings. I do NOT EVEN NOW where to begin. But once I get there, I will know. Mmmmmm....cinnamon in the air. Now that will get us through the rough winter that will quickly follow. Have a brilliant day and CONGRATES TO THE LUCKY WINNER! Anita

fernandflora said...

Oh what a lovely treat! Thank you SO much! And how kind of you to post a link to my shop too! This just made my day! I've been packing all morning so to open my blog and see your post - what a happy discovery! Thank you friend! Can't wait to get my paws on Matthew's magazine!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hugs to you, Koralee and to the winner of your sweet giveaway! ♥

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

If only we could hold on to summer a little bit longer :-)! Hopefully we will get some beautiful autumn days! Enjoy your last holiday week! Congratulations to Emily.

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I know, I HEAR YA....waking up on Monday morning with somewhere IMPORTANT to go is going to be really hard. But at least I know that you are with me....two hours behind, but all the same, in the same BOAT! It was the most splendid summer but my body is sooooo in tune to what is happening. I have been waking up every morning now for about a week at my usual 3:45am, so my body is gently reminding my mind to get READY!!! I send you big wishes to make progress on your deadlines!!! Oh, let the games BEGINS! AHHHHH!


Teresa Kasner said...

Congrats to the winner, I will check out her shop. I love the camping dishes too.. mine are melamine, but I also love enamel tin. You're so sweet! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Fall is around the corner again, the first leaves in my backyard turned yellow already, couldn't believe my eyes!
Cinnamon = Autumn. Cinnamon tea, cinnamon scent bags. We will soon be cozying up our homes for the colder weather.
Love to you sweet Koralee xxxx

andrea creates said...

congrats to emily!!

à la parisienne said...

Congrats to the winner!
I also love oatmeal with lots of brown sugar!
Wishing you and your family a happy return to school.

GwendolynKay said...

I am so loving fall's coming in. The crisp, cool air... and sweaters and yes,new fall boots. Oh joy!

Pretty Zesty said...

Congrats to the winner! I am so ready for fall. is that bad?

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Congrats to Emma! That is wonderful!

polkadotpeticoat said...

congrats to the winners and I love your enamelware....

Sue said...

Congrats to your winner! I bought some fall things for my front porch yesterday, but since we still had a heat index of over 100 is too soon for me to put out the fall things! I'm getting anxious for the change of colors.

Simple Home said...

It's been over 100 degrees here this week, so we headed down to the beach to cool off. I'm looking forward to Autumn too :) It's nice to be back to visit. I've been staying offline a lot this summer, just enjoying family time.

lilisinha said...

Hai eu quero tudo pra mim!!!
São as coisas mais lindinhas do mundo!
Tudo de bolinha é lindo!!!
Bjos Carinhosos.

Rosie said...

Yes, hasn`t this summer flown by?
It seems that the sun has JUST come out.
We are sneaking away for one last fishing getaway tomorrow, so my house is turned upside down with MUCH camping stuff strewn around my kitchen. Oh WHAT A MESS! Ahhh, but it will be worth it when I can pull out a good book (just picked up "the help") and catch a few rays in the boat. See you when I get home...xoxox...R

malia said...

fun! i better go order a copy! ( -:

Marilyn Miller said...

Sniff! Oh well, congratulations to the winner.

Love seeing your camping dishes. They feel so happy.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there, thanks for your visit Koralee. I love your header and these cute cups, love polka dots and red! Good luck with the new school year..and you almost have me convinced to be happy that Fall is here already! ;D

Becky said...

I love fall,cinnamon is the best.I use alot when I use it on oatmeal,french toast etc.

Congrats to the winner!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH KORALEE! I am trying with all my mind to NOT think about meetings, inservices and classroom prep UNTIL I step foot in the building!!!! The sun is shining, I am at my computer writing, my turquoise surroundings are making me happy and I am here, visiting you. HAPPY DANCE FOR ME! And let us remember each other as the days DO creep up upon us!!!! HAVE A BLAST TODAY WITH THE GIRLS!!! Anita

Rizzi said...


Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
My oh My! I must get my "sea and sand" candles and use them before the last week of our summertime melts away for real!
Our Mcintash tree is dropping apples faster than we can pick them!
Fall IS IN THE AIR! Today, we have lots of rain, and of course that nasty hurricane is coming up the coast. Hopefully the rest of the apples will hang in there... Chris and I can peel them only so fast :o)
Lucky Emily! She will love Matthew Mead's book-a-zine! They are truly special!
Enjoy all the fall preparations at your house, Koralee!

It's almost time to make tea ~ à demain!
~ Maria

Privet and Holly said...

Koralee, only
YOU would have
camping dishes
that are this
adorable! I'm
NOT ready for the
fall, yet, even
though it is my
favorite season.
Summers now go too
fast and I want to
hold them close
until they push ME they
always do. Wishing
you a great start
to school and to fall!
xx Suzanne

GardenOfDaisies said...

You have the prettiest camping gear of anyone I know!

Rosie said...

Oh dear girl, YES I felt those H*A*P*P*Y thoughts...thank you my sweet friend.
Have a GREAT FIRST DAY BACK! See you when I get back...xoxox...R.

Angel.Pearls said...

Love your polka-dotted camping stuff!

Bohemian said...

Congrats to Emily... Love your Camping Gear prints & colors... and we're still getting 115 degree temps so I could certainly use a dose of Fall Fantasy right about now! *winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Ann said...

Oh those red and white dishes are way too gorgeous...

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations to Emily, such a lucky giveaway winner! And I am loving your red, white and dotty picture today...just gorgeous!
Enjoy the last bit of summer. Have a very happy weekend, Koralee.
Helen x

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL ONE! is Friday....I have to soak up some FUN and BEAUTY TODAY!!! EEEEEK!

What is on your agenda today? BIG HUGS! Anita

Unknown said...

Congrats to your winner. That is really great. Thanks for sharing!