Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My fall contest is on AGAIN and starting anew........please vote!!

   IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!!!!

Stop the presses. I am so very sorry but I have had to remove the poll for my Fall fabulous contest. A few people wrote me out of concern that there could be yet another glitch and indeed there seemed to be as I monitored activity over an hours time and something seemed off. Then I read some message boards that there have been some "issues" with bloggers polls. 

 Partly because of my OCD and mostly because its important this is fair, I have removed the poll and am going to do this the old fashioned way. I am going to have everyone just leave a number of their ONE choice in the comment section. I will then tally up the votes on Sat. (instead of Friday). If you would like you can vote anonymously on the drop down menu and choose anonymous. One vote only please. Again, sorry to the contestants and to anyone who has voted....I know this is not convenient, but its important for this to be fair and I am upset that bloggers polls have indeed not been totally accurate. So once again here are the contestants! Please leave your vote in the comment section...starting anew. Voting will end midnight on Friday.



Good morning! Well, suffice to say my first contest was a smashing success.Thank you to all who sent in your gorgeous pictures of  the most beautiful landscapes, tantalizing tablescapes, cutest kids, gorgeous artwork, fabulous florals,  precious pets, and many with a funny whimsical spin put on them...I so enjoyed seeing them! I love the fact too that I received entries from as far as France and Australia! I found some in the spam folder and really hope I got in all that everyone sent me and apologize in advance if for some reason any were missed, I worked hard to "find" all of them (I had a week where Google was really temperamental and some things went missing). All I can say is you are one incredibly talented bunch and I am really glad I am not the judge here, there are so many amazing pictures to choose from.

This is going to be fun, but you are really going to have to concentrate hard as you go through the "contestants". There are so many fabulous ones, I really do wish I had a prize for each. I think the best thing to do is to scroll through and maybe try to narrow it down to 2 or 3 that really jump out at you when you keep in mind the theme "Fall fabulous". Then pick a winner and scroll down to my handy little poll below and place your vote. Voting will end on Thursday morning. Thank you for participating, now take a seat and get ready to take in the beauty........


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WOWZA!!!!! I am sorry...I know this is serious sensory overload! I didn't  think I would get this many. I realize there are many many winners here but as this is a contest you can only vote for one :( I will announce a lucky winner on Friday (voting ends on Thursday).  Since I realize this is not an easy decision, choose the one that most jumps out at you when you hear the words "Fall fabulous".

Thanks a million to all the participants and I will soon announce the theme for my next contest in November (think blue and white).  Thanks for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous day!

One vote per person per day please.



Let the voting begin..........

203 comments:

  1. 75 (good call to remove the poll the results did not seem "right")

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  2. # 57 does it for me the most, even though there are so many wonderful choices!

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  3. #38, I love all the colors and textures!

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  4. #2, but what an amazing selection!

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  5. I have to say 56 because I love her so much.

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  6. #3 stirs fond autumn memories for me. Love #3

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  7. #2 just says classic fall.

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  8. #17 I love the mountains & lakes in the fall. Love #17

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  9. Love 24!! But they were all fabulous and hard to choose from!!
    ;) Karolyn

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  10. #9 - Marching Band. Nothing says fall like marching bands, football games and that frosty nip in the air. Kathy

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  11. The pictures are all wonderful, but I especially loved 39.

    Fall is my favorite time of year and as I live in the Rockies, this one has been especially gorgeous as the
    trees have started to turn color later this season and hanging on the trees too. I love the contrast between the
    glorious golden aspen and birch and the beautiful firs and pines.

    Ah, life is good! Hugs, Pippa Griffin

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  12. #22 beautiful entryway

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  13. #8! Thanks for the fun contest Tina!

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  14. No. 3!! Absolutely breathtaking! ;)

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  15. #13--America, The Beautiful!!

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  16. #45 - Blue and white.....always comes down to blue and white! Lovely!

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  17. # 55 so many gorgeous picture! Hard to choose.

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  18. # 8 Those little kids are sooo cute!

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  19. #71 Pretty crystal.

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  20. Loved this collection of photos! #57 is the perfect family photo! But #41, the lonely park bench, is so nostalgic. However, #65 reminds me of my grandparents' farm at Thanksgiving in Tennessee, and makes me homesick! #1 is gorgeous, but #3 is the essence of Fall Fabulous! So #3 it is for me!

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  21. They are all wonderful but #24 just looked perfect to me. The shadows across the door are so beautiful!

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  22. #41 - reminds me of Paris in the Fall!!

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  23. It's my entry so I have to vote for #42.

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  24. #3 does it for me!

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  25. Love them all but 65 just says it all!!

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  27. #28 because those kids look so adorable and like they are so happy fall is here, that picture makes me happy.

    Lynn

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  28. 75 a giant pumpkin always says fall!

    So many great entries though.

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  29. 79, what a cute picture!

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  30. #20, What can I say, I have to vote for my entry.

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  31. Number 10, beautiful view. All of these are great!

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  32. OH, I'm going with #2 because it put a big smile on my face!! Thank you so much for the soaps, Tina! What a great surprise. You are so thoughtful. xoxo

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  33. I am torn between 2 and 3 but will go with 3 just because it is so beautiful.

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  34. Love 48 and am going to try to copy, so pretty!

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  35. #9 -- Fall and football are synonymous to Texans : )

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  36. I vote for #3. They are all so great, so it was tough to choose just one!

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  37. Hi Tina #2 they were all so beautiful...Good Luck everyone. Regards Esther from Sydney.

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  38. It has to be #2. Who can't love that face?!?! Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

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  39. Hi Tina, It was hard to choose just one but I am going with #3.

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  40. #57 just beautiful and a reminder that all the best things in life are free:)

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  41. Too many beautiful ones! But to me when i think of what makes fall fabulous it is the beauty of nature and while many exemplify it, #1 just stirs my soul.

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  42. #80 What a way to celebrate fall by a warm welcoming to your home. It is such an amazing fall decorated entrance!

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  43. Adore 2. It grabbed me right away.

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  44. 12 because it reminds me of how amazing it must be to wake up on a cool fall morning in the country. I have always dreamed of being able to do that! Fun contest.

    E

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  45. It has to be #2. Who can't love that face!?!

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  46. #30 SO CUTE. Reminds me of when my daughter was young. All wonderful though.

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  47. So many lovely photos! Love the entry in #22 which was absolutely stunning in real life!

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  48. Choice 3,I can see, smell, and hear the leaves in this photo,THIS IS FALL.Mother nature in all her glory,no human hand involved.

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  49. Love many but 5 appeals to me because it gave me a great idea for a fall look for my own windowboxes!
    Liz

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  50. What a great variety of photos. I'm voting for #80!

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  51. #2 That is a pretty set-up with one cute dog!

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  52. #32 who wouldn't' want to sit at a fall dinner table that looks like that, got a ton of good ideas here.

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  53. #40 is what Fall means to me. Walking/Hiking among nature's beauty, especially the changing leaves. And it is such a nice picture. Several jumped put at me. I also loved the giant pumpkin and the nature scenes.

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  54. #3 is gorgeous! Wish I were there right now!

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  55. Little Rock...#2...a fine looking dog

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  56. Love to be inside and cozy with all those candles in crystal rose bowls lit, so it is #71 for me.

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  57. #2 All great pics but that good looking pooch....he's a real winner!

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  58. #62 great food always wins
    #3 could be the first runner up!

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  59. #2 is soooo cute!

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  60. #2 is the cutest!

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  61. They are all so beautiful! I love #80!

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  62. Tough decision, but I am voting for #2.

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  63. So many lovely pictures, it's very hard to choose! I am voting for # 26. But if I may, I would also like to vote for you, Tina....because you are truly 'fall fabulous'

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  64. I think 43 is my winner...she is just way too cute and I like her ambition! :) There are some really fun ones here!

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  65. Hi Tina- can't believe how many you got! Well my daughter and I decided to vote. So her vote goes for -number 80

    My vote goes for number 2!

    Emily and Claire

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  66. I just want to dine at #32 so that's my vote

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  67. Love 22 it is so elegant. Many great ones. A close second would be #3, what a magical picture.
    #22 is my vote.

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  68. #57. So sorry for you - what a pain!

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  69. well #40 is mine and def my favorite but i think peeps may have stopped looking after the beautiful third photo!

    :)

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  70. 55 is my vote but I have to say there are so many gorgeous pictures here, it was hard to choose. All the kids/babies, animals, table settings were all so beautiful and of course all the nature shots. We dont' get that foliage here so I really appreciate seeing it and equate it with fall. This was a beautiful collection of pictures, Tina.

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  71. Tina I appreciate you having the integrity to be sure this contest is fair. I was one of the ones who emailed you about the results and pace at which certain photos going way up did not seem right. I know this must be much more work for you but at least its fair!

    My vote goes for 2, I went back and forth between a few but 2 is hard to beat and really sums up "fall fabulous".

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  72. #2 all they wayyyy!

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  73. #61, so beautiful, and so serene!

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  74. Number 8,. Cutest fall costume!

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  75. 54 is darling! It reminds me of when my son and daughter were young and loved playing in the leaves. There are many many winners here!

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  76. I Love #80 although there are sooo many great ones. It has been enjoyable looking at all of them.

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  77. #76 is a beautifully composed photograph. The fat persimmons on the branch are achingly lovely in their austerity and simplicity.

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  78. Love the sweet dog and pumpkins in number 2!

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  79. https://www.facebook.com/anne.devineOctober 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Number 80. LOVE THIS ONE AUTUMN Classic Porch

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  80. #2 It is like coming home for college that first weekend and your precious puppy is waiting and your mommy has everything decorated welcoming you home in simple elegance....a family tradition

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  81. This is totally overwhelming for me. I simply cannot vote.

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  82. My dog and I both vote for #2

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  83. #2. Love the CKC on the front steps! Perfect!!

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  84. Love your new header but then you have such a lovely home. I vote for #24.
    sylvia Faye

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  85. So many are amazing but something about 72 got me. I have always wanted a front porch and how cozy does that look!

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  86. #39

    Enjoyed seeing all of the pictures!

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  87. #1 for me it is so calming and tranquil.

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  88. So hard to pick just one! I love 47.

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  89. Looked at this with my son he thought 8 was so cute and I am in love with 2 so put us down for two votes, one from Henry for 8 and one from Meryl for 2. Thank you Tina, great contest, I hope to participate in your next one!

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  90. #3 ~ such a fun idea, Tina! What amazing photographers!

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  91. Voting again this time for 75. Great picture that screams fall.

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  92. i love all the photos but number 56 caught my heart

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  93. I am voting for #47. We can all decorate our homes and porches for fall but only our heavenly Father could come up with these beautiful colors that can take your breath away.

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  94. #3 says it all...

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  95. They are all fantastic, but my vote goes to #80

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  96. #2 That dog is just adorable with those pumpkins. How pretty!

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  97. This is so hard to pick just one, but #71 is pretty..

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  98. They are all Amazing Tina, Thank you for all the time you put into the contest, you are Amazing.....#71 please.

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  99. #8
    What darling little girls!

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  100. #32 looks like a dream dinner

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  101. Hi Tina, I vote for 2, it just screams fall in the most beautiful way.

    Love so many though, tough choice!!

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  102. #8 getting two babies to sit still is a feat! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  103. #41 please, love it!

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  104. I cast my vote for #80. Just a beautiful entry!!

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  105. It has to be #2 but there were at least 10 runner ups for me, hard hard choice!

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  106. #3...the beautiful autumns of the North East...I don't miss shoveling snow...but I truly miss the majesty of the Falling Leaves..

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  107. Went back and forth between several but in the end 3 is just spectacular, what a gorgeous shot. So tranquil. Great contest Tina.

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  108. Has to be #3. Wish that were my entry! Love the feeling this picture gives off, the quintessential feeling of fall!!

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  109. As a mother of twins, I simply must cast my vote for #8, the twin "chickadee trick-or-treaters! Happy fall y'all!

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  110. I love 47, so tranquil and magnificent.

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  111. It is 3 for me, no contest. You got so many great entrants, and fall is my absolute favorite season so this was fun.

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  112. My vote is for #71

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  113. Love the dog on #2! Wish my front porch in Dallas looked this good.

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  114. #40 is just too cute! Also love the vibe of #41!

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  115. #2 says it all for me...

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  116. Have to vote for mine #14 - because it is all the way from Australia.....................

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  117. My vote is for 41, it makes me think of home! Living Abroad Mary

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  118. #41. Makes me think of being young!

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  119. My vote goes to #2. Loads of lovely pics though. Congrats to all involved.

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  120. #2 .. love fall and all the pics are beautiful :)

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