You know I think that spring would be my favorite season, were it not for fall.
Spring is nice with all it’s blooming and butterflies and berries, but fall… fall means NO MORE HEAT!!! We can go outside again. We can play in the woods and take long walks. We can picnic and sleep with the windows open. We can breathe and smile and play again!
And I ask you, how can you beat the tastes of autumn? Pumpkin spice and apple pie, creamy soups and hot out of the oven bread. For a gal who has not had the heart to turn on her oven in months, fall is like finally, FINALLY coming home again.
So you must know, really you must, that having the chance to share a whole bunch of fun fall activities with you is a real, honest to goodness treat for this family.
We have had so much fun testing out recipes and trying out crafts, dreaming up games and pondering the glories of the autumn woods, then pouring every bit of that goodness into a book to share with you. We hope that the new autumn edition of the Book of Days will bring as much warmth and wonder to your family as the making of it has to ours!
And what launch party would be complete without party favors? We are so thrilled to say that sweet Mama Kopp is here again to help us celebrate the launch of a new Book of Days edition.
This month Mama Kopp will be giving away this sweet gnome and his mushroom house to one lucky Blue Yonder Ranch visitor.
If you’d like a chance to win this sweet fella, his mushroom abode AND a free edition of our upcoming WINTER Book of Days, here’s how:
First, leave a comment on this post. That’s it. Just say hi, and you’re in the running.
There’s lots of ways to earn extra chance to win. Just do any or all of the following. Please leave a SEPARATE comment on this post for each qualifying entry. For example, if you become a fan of our new Facebook page, leave a new comment here that says, “I’m a facebook fan!” If you already qualify for any of these entries just leave a comment letting me know.
1) Become a Blue Yonder Ranch Fan on Facebook
2) Follow our Blue Yonder blog on your favorite reader.
3) Subscribe to our Ranch blog (see the sidebar) – we expect to share lots of fun ideas and even some free downloads here in the next few weeks!
4) Visit Mama Kopp’s shop and then come back and tell us what caught your fancy!
5) Write a blog post about your family’s Book of Days adventures and link to our shop.
6) Upload photos of your Book of Days fun to our Flickr group.
This contest will run through midnight (central time) on Friday October 16th. The winner will be announced here, on this post.
Good luck everyone, and happy autumn to you and yours!