Fall is here. My absolute favorite time of year! Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes. I had an action-packed fun-filled weekend.The morning of my birthday, we did the Autism Speaks, Walk Now for Autism fundraiser.Here is our team, consisting of my parents and my family. We were part of the larger St. David's Team where Lowell attended his Autism Day Treatment program and is now in an inclusion room there (and his picture graces their homepage). We walked on the Canterbury Downs horse track.We came home for cake and then hubby took me out to eat at Fogo de Chao downtown Minneapolis. If you like meat, this is the place to be. It's a Brazilian steakhouse. I had the best chocolate mousee dessert. Yum! I bought the book Life is a Verb for myself, it is based on this blog. It has wonderful exercises for living each day to the fullest and changing our perspective. Oh yea, also bought this necklace (above) for myself from Amy when Kristen of Mood Swing Studio was her InspiredFriend. Does anyone else buy birthday presents for themselves?! hehe.
Almost got the perfect family picture. Nice face, Chloe!
The Autumn Gathering House Party will now take place on October 23rd, where we can all share with one another our fall/Halloween decor. If you have a blog link in your comment on this post and want to participate, I've been adding people to the blog roll on my sidebar. If you don't see your name there, it means I don't have a blog url for you. I just wanted to share with you what I have up right now. This new shelving unit (above) was a recent estate sale find.
Ever since I saw this in Marie Claire Idees magazine, I've had my eye out for something similar. When I stumbled across it recently, I couldn't pass it up. Love it!
I always like to share my ever-changing studio/dining room display.
Love this little grouping. The card is by oneripepeach.
This vintage wallpaper covered chest of drawers was also a recent estate sale find. The colors couldn't be more perfect.
This crazy scarecrow is new. My mom gave it to me for my birthday. This is how I feel some days:)
I'm a big fan of scarecrows. Making one is on my year to-do list.
Finally, a fall recipe to share with you. I created this version of a waldorf salad on a whim when we had Joe's family coming over for burgers and brats yesterday. I had fresh apples from the orchard, tossed in some grapes and poured in a bag of trail mix that I had. The mix had nuts, raisins, craisins, and chocolate chips in it. Mixed a little mayo with lemon juice together and stirred it all together. Delicious!
If you need any more fall inspiration, you must check out the links here.
Hope you're enjoying your first day of Fall. The most glorious time of the year!