Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Bucket List!

This week it's hit the 90s here in Austin (and by 90s I mean 97-99) and it has been SO refreshing! On Monday it was even low 90s. Dave and I went running after work and we didn't die! I was close though...

I digress. September hits, football starts, temps drop below 100 and next thing you know I'm wearing a cardigan to work out of sheer summer rebellion and determination to make it fall. I haven't been able to bring myself to buy pumpkins yet though. When I sweat walking into the grocery store it just doesn't seem right to walk out with an assortment of gourds.

I do love the fall. The smell of spice candles, Saturdays spent with the tv turned to football, switching from shorts and flip flops to jeans and boots (that will happen November-ish around here), and the buzz of the new fried foods at the State Fair of Texas. As gross as fried butter might sound, I can assure you it's a tiny, calorie-packed-punch of heaven right here on earth.

Moving on! In preparation and excitement for fall I decided to take a page out of my friend Katie's book and create my Fall Bucket List.

Get a salted caramel mocha from Starbucks

See the leaves turn and buy a pumpkin at the Nashville Farmer's Market

Go to Contigo Austin for a fall Patio dinner

Eat here, here, here and here while in NYC and go to the 9/11 Memorial

Make at least 3 recipes from my Pinterest arsenal- Maybe crock pot recipes

Get our fire pit and heater set up and have friends over for wine and s'mores!

Do a photo shoot with Rookie in the leaves or with pumpkins

(I don't have kids, y'all. Allow me this. ha!)

Rookie's fall photo shoot of 2009 :)

His very first Halloween...he was the KING of the pumpkin patch

(I do know that I'm a dork)

His fancy costume was given to him by his aunt Kristen

The gorgeous Farmer's Market in Nashville- above

And the gorgeous markets in NYC- below

Happy FALL y'all! What's on your fall bucket list?


Katie Norwood said...

Thanks for the mention, friend! I loooove your list! Those restaurants in NYC look AMAZING. I am so sad I didn't know about them when I was there this summer becasue I would TOTALLY have gone to every single one. Oh well... next year. For sure. Have fun with your list!

Mel said...

Great list. The NYC restaurants look fantastic! And I love the idea of fall photos with the pup.

Jules said...

You've inspired me to make a list too..... BTW Rookie is too cute for words :)

Katie said...

Salted caramel mochas are my new obsession! They are like a little piece of heaven. ;)

All Things Yummy said...

Mmmm...that Starbucks drink sounds delicious. I haven't tried one yet.
The photo with the pumpkin and your puppy is so freaking adorable.

Holly said...

These are great things to have on your Fall bucket list! I want to try a salted caramel mocha--I love salted caramel stuff, and coffee :)

I'm going to follow you on Pinterest now, and I'm also a new follower on here...your blog is so sweet!

Liz said...

One, I LOVE Penelope. It's literally 1.5 blocks from Kate's old apartment. Please bring me back some matches from there! Mine just ran out!

Two, WHEN are you going to Nashville?! SO jealous.

Three, I will partake of the s'mores, you know I will.

Four, Miss you.

Liz said...

Oh p.s. I love Contigo, too. I will go there with you also.

Magan said...

Great list! I have yet to try the salted caramel mocha, but it sounds so good! New York in the Fall...I'm so jealous : ) All the restaurants look amazing!

Suburban Princess said...

I love this list! I cant wait to take my son to the pumpkin patch :O) We have gone every year since he was born!

Erin said...


Thanks for the comment today! I am new to the blog world and don't have many followers...yet! :) I love your blog. I don't have kids either...but I don't have a dog... maybe I should take pictures of my fish in the pumpkins? Ha ha... I love that you take pictures of your precious dog! He looks so sweet. I will definitely be following along to your blog! (:

Vanessa said...

I feel like I'm the last person to try the salted caramel mocha. Maybe this is something I need to change this weekend because it sounds amazing and all I hear are good things about it!

Also, wine and s'mores? Don't mind me, I'm just going to invite myself over because it sounds like the most perfect time!

I, too, hope to make recipes from my pinterest board. I have so many yummy things waiting for me to make!

Happy Weekend lady! <3

katie@tulsadetails said...

I was the same way when the temperature dropped below 100 it was the most refreshing feeling in the world! I love fall too!!!

Ashley said...

totally loving the photo shoot with your fuzzy!

and starbucks makes a salted caramel mocha?! can i give you one guess where i'll be tomorrow morning! ;)

Rebeka said...

Ohhh I'm so jealous that you actually have a fall and that it comes so late. By November here in Seattle it has already been raining two months straight and may already be starting to snow. Also it means that we wont' see sun again until mid-June. Ha. But I do love Pumpkin Spice lattes -- and a salted caramel mocha? that sounds amazing! I'll have to try one on my next starbucks run!
P.S. I love your pumpkin pictures!

becomingbianca said...

Hi! {just stopping by via Twitter} I love lists AND I love fall! I have an equal temptation to buy a pumpkin but seeing as how it's still a little too warm for me to wear jeans outside during the day, I think I must hold off. At least until Oct. 1st! You have a great list, I hope you get to do everything on it :)

AndreaLeigh said...

we got rid of the fire pit when we moved, and I miss it! I'm ready to sit outside and roast marshmellows.

i had a salted caramel mocha today and it was delicious!

Rebecca said...

I really want to go apple picking and make it to the pumpkin patch this year! Maybe a hayride too :)