Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Days Grow Short as We Reach September Giveaway

One of my father's favorite songs was "September Song." Once the calendar flips to September the lyrics jump into my mind and stay there firmly until the last moments of the month. While we are still entrenched in summer in New York City -- the hum of the air conditioner is my companion right now -- I know by the end of the month there will be days where the air has a crispness and I will be dreaming of New England leaves and apples and pumpkins.

Once it gets a little cooler I will more actively resume cooking and baking. Even with the air conditioner my little kitchen is too hot for any baking right now and even standing over the stove can be hotter than I would like. But soon...

Thanks to the Litfuse Group  I will be writing about "Gather Around the Amish Table" later this month and in anticipation I am doing a quick giveaway. I've been a little remiss in sharing my BlogHer goodies and to celebrate the return of kitchen activities I'm doing a giveaway for an apron I got a BlogHer. It has a logo -- Thanks, Embassy Suites -- but I think it would be a great cover-up for the messier kitchen activities and it looks like it will wash very nicely.

It's an easy entry giveaway. Just be a friend of Buttercup's on BlogLovin, Google Friend or Google+ and leave a comment telling us about your favorite autumn recipe. I'll let you know the winner on Tuesday, September 8. I'll start with my most-often made autumn recipe. I'm not sure if it's my favorite recipe, but I enjoy making apple sauce with the new apples. 

I'm moving ahead with Get Organized September. I took another bag of clothes -- the last for now -- to the Salvation Army and I am delighted with the room in my front closet. I am also looking at three empty shelves I just picked up at the local lumber store. They needed to be cut to fit an odd-sized bookcase and happily, they fit perfectly. I've got several piles of books to fill them, and I hope to put together a bag of books to give away in the sorting process. It's tough for me to give away books, but if I don't I may need to move, and that's not about to happen.  

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet Wednesday! 


Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! What a lovely giveaway, dear Carol! You are so thoughtful to have one :) You know I am a happy follower of yours and as for a favorite autumn recipe... let's go with Apple and peach pie...oh, and pumpkin pie too! Mmmm... just thinking about pie is making my mouth water! Hugs to you!

Susie said...

Buttercup, my favorite fall recipes are pumpkin bread and apple crisp. Oh yum, one of my daughters make all kind of pumpkin flavored things in the fall. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Looks like a great book!
Love books too much. I'm not
sure if you knew--but I read
50 books this summer! Whew!!

M :)

Nellie said...

Giving up books! That's a hard one for me, but did do that earlier this year for the library book sale. I do hope they were a help.

Our favorite fall recipe would be hard to choose. I mentioned Pumpkin Granola earlier this evening, and my husband was all for it!:-) I also love to make applesauce with fresh apples. That is a neat giveaway! I do follow you on Blogger, so I must be a "friend.":-)

Susie said...

Buttercup, I am not entering your give-away....cause I am trying to quit cooking.LOL. Seriously sweet girl. I just wanted to tell you I love the September Song can make me sad when I think of it. I would love to see some pictures of your parents. Blessings for a wonderful holiday weekend, xoxo,Susie

Deanna said...

Yes, it's hot and humid here too, not exactly September weather but I know cooler days are ahead. And I love that song, "September" I can almost sing it word for word. Hope it cools off for both of us soon. Happy Labor Day!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

As always your having a awesome giveaway. Your like me I can clean out closets but hard to part with books.
I left you a comment on your Maine trip. I loved that post
Hope you are well.
My favorite thing to bake is anything with pumpkin. Love pumpkin pie.
Thanks for letting me enter. Looks like a fun book to read