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Entries for this giveaway and the swap have been closed, thanks!

Guess what all?!  It’s that time again for the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap!  Last year, it was a success (thanks to you all), so we decided to bring it back!  Basically, you sign up for the swap, we assign you a partner, and you send your partner a package with a pair of gloves + some other goodies, and then you write a blog post about your lovely package!  Sound easy enough, yea?  If you want to be in the cool kids club, then hop on over to Much Love, Illy’s blog for more details on how to participate!

But before you hop on over there, we have a little giveaway over here to kick off the swap!  (You don’t have to participate in the swap to enter but it is an additional entry option if you do, see below.)

{GIVEAWAY}

 Win your very own pair of ISOTONER smarTouch gloves

These babies are great for texting, tweeting, checking email as your  index finger and thumb as a conductive thread that conveys electrical impulse to touchscreen – super fancy!  And trust me, they really work!



gloves: ISOTONER smarTouch | blazer: a pea in the pod | striped sweater: ann taylor loft | yellow scarf: from much love, illy in last year’s CHWH swap | jeans: a pea in the pod | shoes: target

To enter:

1. What is one activity you still have on your to-do list for this fall? (mandatory entry)

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each action.
2. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. phone app is?
3. Enter the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap at Much Love, Illy’s blog
4. Follow this blog and Much Love, Illy with GFC
5. Follow sandyalamode and @muchloveilly on Twitter
6. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @sandyalamode and @muchloveilly in your tweet) and include the link (one entry each). 

Feel free to use this tweet:

The Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap by @muchloveilly & @sandyalamode launches w/ an ISOTONER smarTouch gloves #GIVEAWAY! http://bit.ly/soJ7ns

This giveaway is open to US only and closes on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12PM CST. Good luck!

Entries for this giveaway and the swap have been closed, thanks!

152 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Collette Osuna
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Love the gloves…especially ones that you can drive with…I wanna play in the swap too!!!!

    Enter my Shabby Apple Fab Frock Giveaway!!

  2. jacqueline
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    The one thing I have on my to-do list still is to enjoy some warm apple cider – such a simple thing but one of my favorites. #cravingitrightnow

  3. Krysten
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Something still on my list for fall is apple picking… and it’s getting late!

  4. Krysten
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    I entered the swap!~

  5. Krysten
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    I follow both your blogs!

  6. Krysten
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter.

  7. Krysten
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    Tweeted!

  8. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    I still have to make apple crisp. Mmm!

  9. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    My fave iphone app is 8mm- it’s a great vintage super 8 camera!

  10. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    I entered the cold hands, warm heart swap!

  11. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    I follow you and Much love illy!

  12. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    I follow you and ilene on twitter!

  13. Kaycie Eddie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

  14. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    My absolute favorite thing about fall is celebrating Halloween and seeing all the trick or treaters! I have always loved seeing all the kids in fun costumes! We live in a super small town and last year we only had two trick-or-treaters. We are hoping for more success this year! I also have “making pumpkin and pork stew” on my to do list this year! I hope it turns out well!

  15. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Instagram wins for me in the app dept. I am buying an iphone for the sole purpose of using it to share pictures.

  16. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    YAY! I bounced over from entering the swap :D I am wicked stoked about it! What a great thing to do for the holidays!

  17. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    I follow you and Much Love Illy with GFC

  18. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    I follow you both on twitter (@TheYoungRetiree)

  19. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    The one activity you I still have on my to-do list for this fall is to go jump inside a huge pile of leaves with my son :)

    Thank you for this sweet giveaway!

  20. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    My favorite Blackberry app aside from facebook – hehe! Has got to be ScoutMob – Talk about enjoying delicious food at super low prices or even free sometimes!

  21. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    I tweeted (and used the one provided to tag you both) but have no clue how to get the link for that particular tweet :( http://twitter.com/#!/TheYoungRetiree

  22. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    I already entered the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap over at Much Love, Illy’s blog. And I must say I am so excited!!! Eeeekkkk!! This is my first time, last year I caught it to late but now I made sure to keep an eye out like a hawk :) Yay!!!

  23. Emily Mensing
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    one thing i’d still like to get done this fall is play in the leaves!

  24. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I follow your blog and Illy’s blog via GFC :)

  25. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    I follow you both via twitter :)

  26. Karina
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  27. Jenn K.
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    I still want to do a corn maze this fall. Planning on completing this with friends this weekend!

  28. kileen
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    i still need to jump in a pile of leaves! :)

  29. kileen
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    and my favorite iPhone app is Twitter. followed closely by Pinterest. :)

  30. kileen
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    and i follow both you and Irene’s blog via GFC

  31. kileen
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    and i follow both you and Ilene on twitter (@kileencheng)

    *meant to write Ilene in my previous comment (instead of Irene, doh!)

  32. Miki
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Oh, this is so cool, Sandy! And something I need to check off my to-do list is find a job :(.

    Miki. mikimiannetta (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. Miki
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    My favorite app is Voxofon which lets me talk to my friends in Argentina for really cheap ;p.

    Miki. mikimiannetta (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Meredith
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    I seriously need to buy a winter coat asap!

  35. Beth T.
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

    On my list: paint the raised beds before the rains set in and we have to look at those dreary things until next June, when the sun shines again.

  36. Beth T.
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    My favorite app is Tune In Radio. It allows me to listen to my sweetheart’s public radio program even when I’m out of range.

  37. Beth T.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:02 am

    I follow you with GFC. I tried and tried to follow much love, illy via GFC but am having no luck tonight. I bookmarked her instead and promise I’ll go back and try until I’m successful.

  38. Beth T.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:08 am

  39. Lisa S.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    We have yet to rake leaves, can you believe it? Not that I’m complaining; our tree is beautiful right now and I prefer the leaves *on* the trees rather than off. So that’s on my to-do list for fall!

  40. Lisa S.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    My favorite app on my Android is probably good ol’ Maps. I use it all the time to find the best route, check on traffic, figure out where I took that wrong turn… :-) I’m a bit directionally challenged.

  41. Lisa S.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 5:41 am

  42. Somer
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Getting the nursery set up is still on my fall to do list!!

  43. Somer
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    I love my iphone and I love my skeeball app, but the Square app has revolutionized vending at craft fairs and I love that I am able to accept credit cards now.

  44. Somer
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    Signed up for the swap!

  45. Somer
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Following both your blogs via GFC

  46. Somer
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    following both of you on twitter

    @SomerKnits

  47. danielle m.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    My fall to-do item that never got done… I never planted my mums, they are still sitting on my porch in the ugly plastic container they came in haha!!

  48. danielle m.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    my fav app for my iphone is definitely pinterest!

  49. danielle m.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    i follow both blogs via GFC!!!

  50. danielle m.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    i follow both of you on twitter!!!

  51. beth @ dot...in the city
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    I still want to paint a pumpkin!

  52. beth @ dot...in the city
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    I follow both of your amazing blogs!

  53. beth @ dot...in the city
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    And of course I follow you both on Twitter via @dotinthecity

  54. danielle m.
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!! Twitter username is daniellemartino

  55. beth @ dot...in the city
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:34 am

  56. Jess
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    I haven’t made a pumpkin pie yet. :( I haven’t even EATEN pumpkin pie yet, which I find to be sad. MUST. DO. THIS. WEEKEND.

  57. Jess
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    I am trying to sign up for the swap … the link to sign up wouldn’t open for me. But I promise I’m going to sign up ASAP.

  58. Jess
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I follow both blogs on GFC

  59. Jess
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I follow both on twitter (@prettyphysicist)

  60. Jess
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:42 am

  61. Ashley
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Bake an apple and pumpkin pie. :] SO good!

  62. Ashley
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:02 am

  63. Ashley
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I follow both blogs :]

  64. Justine
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I would love to win these gloves! It’s such a pain to have to take off your gloves to text — I’m not such a fan of frostbite.

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  65. Justine
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Also, I entered the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap (I also did it last year — so much fun!)

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  66. Justine
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    AND I follow you on Twitter :) Gosh, I feel like kind of a suck-up…

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  67. cat
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    left on my fall to do list: caramel apple making and baking yummy cookies!

  68. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Signed up for the swap already! So excited! I looved doing it last year. ;)

  69. cat
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    favorite iphone app: instagram

  70. cat
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    follow both blogs :)

  71. katie [the bright life]
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    Those gloves are awesome! They look really cozy warm too. On my to-do list is to plan and cook my Thanksgiving meal! This is the first year we won’t be with family, so the task is left to me…yikes! :) Xo, Katie

  72. katie [the bright life]
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Instagram is my fav iPhone app, hands down!

  73. katie [the bright life]
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Entered the swap (can’t wait!)!

  74. katie [the bright life]
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    I follow both of your (killer) blogs!

  75. katie [the bright life]
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Following you and Ilene on Twitter!

  76. deana
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    To make wassail (red wine and mulling spices)! Warms the heart, smells delicous and warms the stomach!

  77. Lily
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Q. What is one activity you still have on your to-do list for this fall?

    A. I still need to bake something yummy

  78. Lily
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    My favorite phone app- Doodle Jump…. it’s the best game…ever. Well for the iphone and droid:D

  79. Lily
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    tweeted:)

  80. Ashley Frederickson
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    One thing I have to be sure to do this Fall is go on a canyon drive and take pictures. I love looking at the beautiful fall colors and enjoying nature.

  81. katrina
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    the one thing left on my list to do this Fall is to take the bf out on our pumpkin spiced latte date along with with a walk down the waterfront :)

  82. katrina
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    my current favorite app is Angry Birds. haha! i love playing on my commute to/from work

  83. katrina
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    & I signed up for the cold hands, warm heart swap!

  84. Aime
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    On my to-do list: get all of my space heaters out of the garage!!! (Our house is old and doesn’t have heat vents in the bathrooms. Mornings are getting really chilly so I need those babies out soon!)

  85. Aime
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    My current favorite app is Retro Camera for Android. It’s our version of the hipstamatic for iPhone and i am in LOVE.

  86. Aime
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    I definitely entered the swap!!! I can’t wait!!!

  87. Aime
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    I follow both of you on GFC and love reading your blogs!

  88. Aime
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    Follow you both on Twitter too. =)

  89. Jaclyn
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    MAKE MY OWN hot apple cider. It will get checked off at the Halloween party this weekend! (Though it might get spiked … ahem :) )

  90. Jaclyn
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I follow both blogs. (and happily say that the only thing my cell does is make phone calls … so I know nothing about apps!)

  91. Jaclyn
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter.

  92. Meegs
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I really want to take pictures of my 20-month old daughter with pretty autumn leaves.

  93. Meegs
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    I love the words with friends app.

  94. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    One item still on my to-do list this fall is making a pumpkin roll (and probably pie as well.)

  95. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    I entered the swap :)

  96. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter!

  97. linda l
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Cool gloves! One thing left to do on my list of things to do this fall is finish creating our wedding album!

  98. linda l
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    my favorite app on my phone is words with friends, addictive!

  99. The letter 4
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    I follow both blogs! (you are the cutest pregant woman I have ever seen!!!)

  100. linda l
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    i’m following both of your blogs already!

  101. linda l
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    following both of you on twitter too!

  102. linda l
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    just tweeted about the giveaway too

  103. MaryRachel
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    One activity I still have on my to-do list for fall? Jumping into an enormous leaf pile (:

  104. MaryRachel
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I’ve entered the Cold Hands, Warm Heart swap at Much Love, Illy! My first time – can’t wait for it to start!

  105. MaryRachel
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    I follow your blog!

  106. Suburban Sweetheart
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    Let’s see… I still haven’t had any apple cider! What am I waiting for?! Totally shameful.

  107. Suburban Sweetheart
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    I entered the swap. Can’t waiiiit!

  108. Suburban Sweetheart
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    I follow both you & Ilene on Twitter, obviously! I’m @heysuburban.

  109. Suburban Sweetheart
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    And I follow both of your blogs using GFC. <3

  110. Kody
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 6:33 am

    My favorite fall activity is going to get sugared pumpkin donuts at the apple orchard!

  111. Kody
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    I entered the swap! What a cute idea, everyone loves a little extra something : )

  112. Kody
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    I follow you both on twitter! My handle is @itskodywithak .

  113. Melissa B
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    I’ve got to get my apartment totally clean and organized so it’s ready for baby! That’s my #1 to-do this fall :)

  114. Melissa B
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    My favorite apps right now are instagram and What to Expect.

  115. Melissa B
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    I entered the Cold Hands Warm Heart swap, and I’m excited to participate!

  116. Melissa B
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    I follow you both on twitter (MelBerhel.)

  117. Melissa B
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

  118. Amy
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    Repaint the living room. The red MUST GO. I’m thinking thunderstorm grey. It will happen. It will happen…

  119. Maggie
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Amazing gloves! I want! My to-do for fall is to make some homemade apple cider. I’ve been doing the delicious store bought variety, but I would love to make some of my own!

  120. Sandy
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    One activity still left on my fall to-do list is secretly Boo! my neighbors with a Halloween gift bag!

  121. Sandy
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    My favorite app is instagram.

  122. erica
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    i am SO SAD that i didn’t get to sign up for the swap in time ;[ i barely missed it! hopefully next year.

    hmm, the one activity that’s on my to-do list this fall is going to disneyland (if i can save some extra money!). i love it this time of year because of all the (~faux) pumpkins and decorations around the park! :D

    <3

  123. erica
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    my fave phone app?
    i have an HP veer, which is, like, nearly obsolete now (and it barely got released! lol).

    i do like the spaz twitter app on it though. it’s really easy to use.

  124. Stacey
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    Clean my closet….

  125. Stacey
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    Sudoku!! I seriously play one before I sleep.

  126. Stacey
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    I follow you both on GFC!

  127. Stacey
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I follow you both on twitter!

  128. Stacey
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  129. Maureen
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    We seal the windows with a plastic sealant to keep the cold out.

  130. Ashley
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Moving is still on my to-do list (and it’ll get crossed off later this week).

  131. Melissa
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    I’m hoping to go to a fall festival this weekend!

  132. Melissa
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    I really love the Hipstamatic app!

  133. Melissa
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    I follow both of your blogs! :)

  134. Melissa
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    I follow you both on Twitter! (@melissastamps)

  135. Melissa
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:32 am

  136. Liza
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    We have to get our nursery in order before the little ones get here, definitely a big to-do, even though it’s not one of the “fun” autumn-related activities.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  137. Kelly D
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    My to do list still is to take my kids to the pumpkin farm before Thanksgiving since we didn’t get the chance yet!

  138. Kelly D
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    My favorite phone app is Angry Birds since my kids got me into it

  139. Kelly D
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    I follow you both on twitter(kellysaver)

  140. Kelly D
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    I follow this blog and Much Love, Illy with GFC(kellyr78)

  141. Meredith R
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    I still have yet to buy cute boots… YES that’s on my to-do list for fall!!! :p

  142. Meredith R
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    One of my favorite apps is Twitter…I’m on there all the time! I also use the Bible app every day and tweet verses! :)

  143. Lauren
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    I still haven’t gotten caramel apples from the store!!

  144. Denise
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Wow what a great giveaway! One thing I must do this fall is eat a caramel apple – almost like my “tradition” lol

  145. Denise
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    I am an Android-aholic lol I think my favorite app is the basic QR reader. Every time I see a QR code – big or small – I get excited because I can read it. :)

  146. Karen
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    I have yet to make an apple pie, I hope I will have time this weekend to make it and cross it off my fall to do list.

  147. Liz
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 1:06 am

    One activity on my to do list for fall is curling up with a pumpkin latte and a book in front of the fire!

  148. Laura K
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    I need to put away all the summer clothes!

  149. Laura K
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    I like that App that tells you where you parked your car!

  150. Laura K
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    I follow yours and her’s blog on GFC.

  151. Laura K
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    I follow both of you on Twitter as FrugalAKMom

  152. Laura K
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:42 am