Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer? Fall? Fall? Summer?

I'm dreaming of macintosh scented candles, scarves, dark denim, chilly winds, chunky sweaters, orange leaves... (pause) football (because football is a total sign that fall is here)... one heavy blanket, crock-pot cooking, darker lipsticks, my new boots, sigh...

and then I realize
I'm sitting in 100 degree weather.


It's supposed to be fall people, at least somewhat "fallish," right?
I got the new Pottery Barn catalog this past week. Man do I want some rocking chairs on the front porch.

Anyhow, I'm planning our autumn decor (since I'm the only Dunbar who gives a hoot about "decor".) Got a great idea from Lemonade Makin' Mama on some easy candle dress-ups. I also was found Nester's Idea on No Fuss Fall Decorating from 2008. Can't wait to she what she comes up with this year.

Thinking of our fall menu... lots of potatoes and hefty vegetables. Some pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, and no way am I going to say pumpkin pie (hate the stuff.) But I probably will bake some banana bread or some apple sticky buns. And I'm praying to the Angel of Food that my MIL bakes me some monkey bread. (It's the reason I married her son.) I can eat nearly the whole bundt cake full of sticky goodness called monkey bread. YUM!! Can you feel the pounds I'm gaining just dreaming of these divine creations?

Anyhow, for tonight, I'll be dreaming of trees with oranges, and yellows and reds while my thermostat continues to scream "HOT."


Mrs. C... said...

I don't know WHAT you are talking about. Yesterday on our way home from the beach the car read 117!!! Can you believe that??? We slept with the air on last night, something that is so rare in our house. Here is to "cooler" thinking. Maybe we can be like the train, and just dream it to be. lol

Anonymous said...

I am totally loving those boots!

Julie McCoy said...

I am with you, I LOVE fall and am ready for this to be done!!

sweetpralinemadness said...

Awesome boots!!! I'm with you...can't fall start any sooner? I made banana nut muffins last night. But it's only the two of us and we have A LOT of muffins. I got carried away. Looks like we'll be having muffins for breakfast, lunch, and dinner tomorrow, LOL! Have super weekend!!!

patty said...

girl! LOVE.BOOTS. love 'em! is there a limit as to how many pairs a woman should have?!
and i have been craving.CRAVING. decorating for fall! i'm dreaming in orange and red. and i didn't pot flowers this summer, but that's just what i will do this week! i'm thinking orange and lime green and purple and hot pink. maybe i'll even find some green stuff with black on it...? can't wait. yum.
i enjoyed th elinks, too.
sorry it's been a while. just a little crazy lately. hope you've been well. off to scroll through your life's story for the last 2 weeks! :)

Simply...Me said...

I agree... Fall is my fav!!! I really am over this weather, it makes me want to bunker down in the dark! I have a feeling you wont be wearing those boots until Nov. :(

Genn said...

Great boots. I actually just took a couple pictures of some new shoes of mine that I might post. ;) I am so ready for fall too. It's too hot for football season and cinammon candles!

Lori said...

Great post! I was just lying in bed last night, thinking about decorating for fall. I love the ideas you shared and hope you have fun. Enjoy your day!

The Flying Bee said...

Love your Fall post!

I am getting ready to post about my new Fall boots soon.

Enjoy your day!

The Flying Bee said...


Thought you might need a good laugh. Go check out my post about my Fall boots!