Thursday, October 6, 2011

Flagstaff hiking

These are actually from earlier this summer, but since I was behind on blogging figured why not put it up? I had this idea to hike through all of the hikes in an arizona magazine that came out. This weekend we went I intended to to do hikes up in Flagstaff AZ, but the monsoon changed that and it was muddy! We ended up hiking on trails that were more like roads, but it worked for me!

Lake Mary Wildflowers

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall decorations - and new Trivoli PB console!

I started to get out my halloween decorations but just was not feeling it - the spiders, webs, blah blah blah. All black stuff - Loved it last year but wanted more of a fall theme this year. Maybe I will get it out the weekend of Halloween to put outside, but until then I wanted to pretend it was fall in AZ even if the leaves stay outside the same color. I could make it fall on the inside of the house.

Joann's provided the decor here - all the fall looking items and the fall fruit. A few things I had from last year. will notice something new - I got the Trivoli console table from Pottery Barn! It just came out in the chestnut color. I had been having such a hard time finding a table for this wall (the trivoli table is 84.5 inches long if you can believe it, still does not fill the wall in my place)

Here is the pottery barn's take on it -

And here is how it turned out on my wall -

The pottery barn drink dispenser stand being put to use!

Take a close look at this runner....I did not feel like sewing today so it is just fabric from Joann's folded up to look like it was a sewn runner!

The table behind the dining table got the fall treatment as well - I saw some pics on Pinterest that had these pottery barn lanterns with pumpkins in them - brilliant!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Loaf

I love pumpkin bread. Something about it just signals the beginning of fall. It is my weakness, my kyptonite. In fact as I write this I just made a loaf yesterday and between B and I it is already gone. What can I say, it is yummy! I also have a weakness for Williams Sonoma and when the two go together it is magic. Hence this beauty below - sure it is pricey, but I figured that it would be used for years to come and can be used all through fall.

Maybe closer to Halloween I will try to make a pumpkin bread on my own from scratch, but today it was quick and easy just to purchase Williams Sonoma pumpkin bread. Yummy..... I also highly recommend the pumpkin butter there.

Fall cleaning

Instead of spring cleaning it takes me until fall to get into cleaning mode! After doing a 7 mile run yesterday (still training for a half-marathon) all I wanted to do was be home. So cleaning it was! My junk room is looking more like an organized junk room and my garage even got a few areas cleaner.

I still need to label them, but at least all of my building supplies are organized. Thank you dollar store! I got 9 buckets  - so this was under $10! Now that its becoming fall (well still pushing 100 here in AZ but the weatherman swears it is going to cool down this week) I am really looking forward to building in my garage items from Ana White's website.



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