Entries in Autumn (5)


WINNER Hello Autumn

Congratulations to Kayla, winner of our HELLO AUTUMN Giveaway. Her photos of how she celebrates fall made us wish we had a true autumn season in Los Angeles! Apple donuts, fresh-pressed cider and picking pumpkins? How fun!! We hope she and every one of you have a wonderful last few weeks of October. We know we'll be stuffing ourselves full of pumpkin soon. In fact, anyone have a good recipe for pumpkin cookies?

Thanks to everyone who submitted entries. It was a tough decision as there was plenty of creativity and lots of lovely photos!



What can feel more like the season than getting your hands dirty by making pies with family? My mom, Roberta, can whip up a pretty mean apple pie and while I've tasted a few, hers just can't be beat. She also makes the best cheesecake in the world, but I'll have to get her to give us the secret before I can share the recipe.

As an ode to autumn, here are my picks for pie making—a few new eco finds, a few vintage finds, all perfect for turning ingredients into lovely, yummy pies. In the comments, send me your links for your favorite organic apple pie recipes!

1. Eco-Friendly Wood Cutting Boards 2. Organic Cotton Apron 3. Organic Pie Spices 4. Vintage Flour Sifter 5. Vintage Apple Slicer 6. Clay Pie Pan



Hello friends! Recently, Rumi (my sweet daughter), the family and I went to a hoedown at her school complete with dancing, hay bales and plenty of festive food. It got me thinking, how do y'all (I said that after being there awhile) celebrate the season? Do you pick pumpkins? Bake apple pies? Jump around in the leaves? I want to know!

Send me your photos showing me how you get festive for fall and you could win my Fall Magic Marker Cheek and Lip Stain Trio and a Fall Argan Eye Shadow Trio of your choice! Send 3-4 high res photos with an explanation of how you say hello autumn no later than Thursday, October 13. The winner will be featured on the blog on Friday, October 14! Submit entries HERE.

Happy weekend!



A DAY IN THE LIFE October QVC Filming

While the JMC offices experienced the "fall" weather (a few clouds) of Los Angeles, Josie played among the autumn foliage while in Pennsylvania for her QVC shoots. Luckily, we can all feel a bit of the season with our new Fall Favorites kits which you can get here. One of our favorites? The Fall Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain Trio which adds warm hues of amber and maple to your face.



One of the wonderful things about autumn is going out for a hike with good company especially after being on the go so much. Throw some organic trail mix and a thermos of warm tea into your picnic basket, gather your blankets and scarves into your rucksack and bound out into nature to have a day away.

Here are a few vintage and organic finds for a great seasonal hike.

Happy trails,

1. Infusion Rucksack 2. Vintage Thermos 4. Autumn Picnic Basket 3. Vintage Red Lantern 5. Wheat Colored Neckwarmer 6. Organic Granola