Feeling Fall

Yesterday morning, I stepped outside my front door, and for the first time in months, the air felt cool. Not cool, by most of your standards, but refreshing and crisp, and several degrees cooler than the temperature inside the house (82 degrees). If you don’t live in an inferno like Arizona, you may not be able to understand the marvelous feeling that occurs when the weather starts to cool down ever-so-slightly, and hope returns that this will be a pleasant place to hang out for the next few months. It makes me want to spruce up my outdoor spaces, so we can spend more time there, and it actually FEELS appropriate to start blogging about all things fall. (We just try and forget that we are still at or near triple digits during the day).
For the story behind my “Welcome pumpkins” pictured above, go here.
If you are throwing a baby shower with in the next couple of months. You might want to consider my “‘Lil Pumpkin” theme explained in more detail, here.

And for a yummy fall breakfast, you’ve got to try my friend, Trish’s Pumpkin Waffles with Buttermilk syrup. My write-up is here. Her recipe is here.
What gets you in the mood for fall? Any favorite fall recipes or rituals?
Btw, I had planned to do a series of posts detailing all of my behind-the-scenes work at the pirate party and all of the things I made (flags, pinata, ship mast, cake, etc.), but I think you may all be pirated out. If there is anything from the party that you would like more info about, be sure and leave a comment, and I will write it up! Thanks so much!
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Comments

  1. those little pumpkins are cute! I will probably, most definetly be copying that!

  2. Cottage Rose says

    Hi Kendra; I know what you mean about the temps.. here we are still having very hot and humid days… we are supposed to have some cooler days coming up,, hope so.. I love fall,, Your little pumpkins are too cute,, and the waffles look so good… mmmm When the days are cooler I make Apple pies,,, and plant mums…. and decorate in all the fall colors…

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs;
    Alaura

  3. I am finally getting excited about Fall too. It is a great time of the year…

    XOOX
    Jen

  4. That has got to be the best pumpkin picture ever! My daughter who lives in AZ is also PG and going out for Halloween as a Pumpkin patch, husband as the farmer.

  5. Kendra, I can't begin to tell you how much I love your blog! So creative and always contains something beautiful to look at!

    My humble little blog would like to give you a Kreativ Blogger award — I know you are busy, but stop by when you get a chance:

    http://newenglandnanny.blogspot.com/2009/09/walking-red-carpet.html

  6. I am throwing a Pirate Party this weekend. I was wondering about how you did your flag and also the wood posts that were by the front door. Thanks so much!

    Do you live in the east valley too!?!

    Renee

  7. I love fall,, Your little pumpkins are too cute,, and the waffles look so good… mmmm When the days are cooler I make Apple pies,,, and plant mums…. and decorate in all the fall colors…
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