20 October 2008

Fall Porch Drive-By and An Announcement

I am playing along with The Inspired Room's Fall Porches on Parade party...otherwise known as a Drive-By Tour. I had fun driving around checking out some front porches all decked out for fall and halloween.

And there's an announcement at the end of my post today. Keep going all the way to the bottom because it involves FREE STUFF!

Onto our drive-by tour...

I love the classic look of this front porch.


And these guys love their pumpkins!



And this front entrance is so beautiful that they could have hung up a sack of potatoes and I still would have taken a picture.



And some great ideas from a good friend. Thanks Maggie!


And these folks called the cops when they saw me outside with my camera. KIDDING! They're good friends too. I love their huge mums!


And this beautiful plaque on the front porch.



This one is just too much fun! This family knows how to do halloween up right!

Now for my announcement

If you read the Nesting Place, you know that the Nester is planning a series of giveaways to encourage her readers to buy some Christmas gifts from small businesses this year rather than buying everything from Target and Macy's. There are so many incredibly talented women who make and sell wonderful products.

When I read Nester's announcement, I got so excited about the idea that I joined up with her and will be running a series of giveaways from some of my favorite Etsy sellers. I am really passionate about trying to support women who are making wonderful products and trying to support their families in the process. This seemed like such a fantastic way to get some of them exposure as the Christmas shopping season begins. I'm sure many of us will be cutting back this year and this is a wonderful way to still give a truly thoughtful gift.

My first giveaway will be tomorrow and here's a hint...It's absolutely CHARMING!!!

Stop back tomorrow to throw your name into the hat and keep checking back because I have LOTS of good stuff lined up for the next few weeks.

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Erin said...

These are fantastic pictures! I can't wait to hear about the giveaway!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great tour Kimba! I'll be back tomorrow!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, I am so coming back tomorrow, too, girl! Great pics...I'll have to see if I can come with a drive by tour, also!
Suzanne

Traci said...

Wow! I was up late and dropped by to see your encouraging Sunday morning post.. I was surprised to catch Monday's post too and I'm so glad I did because those porches are awesome!

Mc Allen said...
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Mc Allen said...

wow, this is a really great post,I loveeeee porches decorated in fall,adds to the fall feeling in the air!! I'm Leah and I found ya on sits!! Your blog is really good and I'll be back soon to visit ya!!! L A
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Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, great tour! And that one front porch really could have a sack of potatoes and it would still be lovely! Sounds like you, Nester and me are all thinking down the same lines about moms in business this year. I have started some things for mom businesses to get exposure via my blog as well...I have some giveaways from mom businesses coming up, as well as other mom opportunities in the works (top secret...)!

Thanks for the fun drive by porch tour. Did you put this on Mr. linky? I don't remember seeing it, if not, I'll add it for you.

Blessings,
melissa

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Great drive-by's. My favorite is definitely the front porch, but that's me, a front porch kind of gal. I will definitely be back tomorrow to see what you've got cooking.

Astrid said...

Love the photos! :)

tidymom said...

Wonderful pictures of some beautiful front doors!!!

I'll definitely be back tomorrow, that's such an awesome idea!!

Happy Fall
~Tidymom

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What beautiful porches. Love the chair with the unique pumpkin topiary, and looking forward to the giveaway. Jackie

Ramona said...

I am loving your tour! It is so beautiful the way the corn stalks look in the sun. I'll be back tomorrow as well. Thank you for a great tour.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I can't wait to see the giveaway details! Great pictures!

beth at aunties said...

I enjoyed your 'drive by tour' of Fall Fun. I too will be back tomorrow and GOOD for you Kimba in supporting these hard working women in your giveaways!

Have a Happy Fall!

My First Kitchen said...

Thanks for being so supportive of small businesses and the women (and men!) who run them. Target is definitely easy and often quite cute, but if anyone spends even five minutes on Etsy, it'll become a black hole for their money in no time. :)

Wendy said...

Fun porches! And such a wonderful way to help out these creative women!

Amanda said...

Purdy pictures! What lovely homes and festive decor! See you tommorrow! :-)

Virginia said...

Great tour, all the porches look fabulous. I'll be back tomorrow.
Have a joyful day,
Virginia

Jen r. said...

Love the decorations!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Such fun, does that mean you need to send out all of those give aways? hee hee...still working on mine.

Bo said...

Morning...I think I'd better get busy and do some porch decorating after seeing these pretties!
;-) Bo

Heather said...

They are all beautiful porches, but number 1 is my favorite for sure!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the little "stop for treats" sign!

Teresa said...

Beautiful porches- love number 3-
You have a lovely blog

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Kimba, beautiful post. I have been thinking for some time about what you are promoting. I think we should promote our fellow bloggers in their business and buy one of a kind items for Christmas gifts. Great idea, I'm glad you are doing this and I will do my share to order presents!!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Kim's Cottage said...

Great pictures! Such a nice variety. I really like the house in the 2nd photo. Gotta love that covered porch.

Happy Fall!


K-

The Hunter's Wife said...

What beautiful pictures. I just love the fall.

And what a fantastic idea to buy from small businesses this year.

duchess said...

Beautiful porches. They are one of my favorite parts of a house.

See you tomorrow.

Avery Tales said...

Those porches are beautiful! I posted pictures of my willow bundles this morning you should check it out. You are such an inspiration. I just love your blog. Can't wait to check back tomorrow!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

All of those front porches are great! Very nice drive-bys!

And good idea on the Etsy seller giveaways. I'll be back!

Kori said...

Those are some awesome porch pictures. Totally representing the fall.

I am so excited about the "Charming" giveaway tomorrow.

scargosun said...

YeA! I love me some Etsy. I could browse all day there.

Sidney said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful idea!

I'll be back tomorrow!

Jenny S said...

OO OO OO!! I can't wait to see what the giveaways are!! I wish my etsy shop was up and running, but still working out some kinks!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I gasped at that stone entry. Wow. That's somethin'.

I think that's a wonderful idea to support creative women with small businesses like that. Can't wait to see what you feature tomorrow! :-)

Mamasphere said...

It's porches like that that make me hang my head in shame, lol. This year we have a paper skelton hanging from our screen door, but in my defense, we live in a townhouse with no real front porch area.

Great giveaway idea! Can't wait to see what etsy shops you like!

Valarie said...

Love the porches! I am hoppng on leaving early today and stalking the UPS man around my neighborhood! :)

HeathahLee said...

I agree with you about the "sack of potatoes" porch...man, that was gorgeous!

Tiff said...

OOH i love giveaways!! Speaking of. . . I'm having one at my place! Stop by and check it out!http://www.three-peas.com/2008/10/celebrate-fall-extravaganza-is-here.html

Sandy & Rick said...

I LOVE that spider. How cute but my fav door was the one that you said you could hang a sack of potatoes... So beautiful. Thanks for the great tour Kimba

Tracey said...

Hi Kimba,
I gave you an award at my blog.
It is the "kreativ blogger" award because I think you are so talented and "kreativ" and I love your ideas and appreciate that you share them with all of us.
:) Tracey

Tausha said...

I loved her idea as well. I don't know if I am as popular as you and the nester, but I think that would be a fantastic idea!!! I am going to do a giveaway this week! Some fellow crafter things included! THanks for all the inspiration. I will have to post my porch with my new witchy shoues!!!

Alison said...

Oh Kimba! Fabbbbulous idea hun!!I LOVE Fall porches. Love seeing what ideas people come up with for Halloween as I get really into it myself. The pictures are great! My favvvv was the big giant web with the spider!~What did they used for the web???

Sandy Toes said...

What beautiful pictures! I love that sign with the Bible verse!!!

Be back tomorrow!
-Sandy Toes

Jenn said...

Yay!

Jinx said...

Great porches! I'm glad they hung that beautiful wreath instead of a sack of potatoes though, it's great!

I'll have to check back tomorrow, I'm not clear on what a giveaway is, but I love Etsy!

Busy Bee said...

What fun porches! I loved the one with the pumpkins and gourds. Thanks for the porch drive-by!
Stephanie

Jori-O said...

Beautiful porches! Makes me want to move...all we have here is stucco (YUCK-o!)

Blissful Nikki said...

I just adore all of the driveby photos! I cant wait to see your giveaways. I think that is such and awesome way to support women in business! I know we all appriciate our clients and people like you who support us! :)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love your drive-bys!

tardevil said...

And you're right...that front entrance is awesome (w/ the stonework). Like the house w/ all the pumpkins too. In fact, they were all nice...and while I don't care much for spiders, they did a good job w/ it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the spider!

Braja said...

Thanks for the tour Kimba, and congrats...

Braja
http://lostandfoundinindia.blogspot.com