Sunday, September 6, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday!!

Friend Makin' Monday is back! Amber is being gracious enough to host while Kasey takes a little blogging break...either way it's so much fun...you should join in!

This week's question from Amber:

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

Oh...where to begin? Let me count the ways...

1. Fall Fashion! Although I would like it a lot better if I were skinny, I still love the cute jeans, sweaters, fab jackets and...boots!

These are my favorite pair of boots. I got them LAST fall to wear to the NKOTB reunion concert! Alas, they came off about 45 seconds into the first song...I could tell I would be on my feet the ENTIRE night, and decided the boots needed to go.

Don't I look glamorous modeling them in front of the bin of baby toys? What makes it even more glamorous is the fact that above the boot...I was wearing my purple robe because I just got peed on by Monkey who was sleeping on my lap while we were watching a movie, and I had to change.

2. Soup! I love soup, and I have some delicious recipes that I'm so excited to start making again...it's too hot in the summer for soup, but for fall...it's the perfect comfort food!


3. I know we all love the crisp air, and the beautiful colors of changing leaves...but seriously, there is nothing like the smell of the air, and the gorgeous colors of fall in the mountains in Utah. Not that I'm a world traveler or anything...but I just know!

Here's a couple pictures from the Wasatch Mountains - just a 20 minute drive and we're there!



4. Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanksgiving dinner is the best meal of the entire year! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy...YUM-O! And it's even tastier because you get to share it with those you love, and reflect on all you have to be grateful for. I adore Thanksgiving.



The best thing about fall? It means CHRISTMAS is just around the corner! Just thinking about Christmas makes me giddy! I love everything about it, from the spiritual to the frivolous...I just adore it!

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

36 comments:

Angie S said...

I LOVE the boots...so hip and fun! I do think you should share some soup recipes. I am not a big soup fan, but want to be. So help a sister out! I love the fall air and the up coming holidays too. Happy FMM!!

J.J. said...

I too...love them boots! The mountain pics are pretty cool too!

shortmama said...

Those boots are amazing! I love soup too...so filling and warming!

Becca said...

Great list! That looks like delicious broccoli cheese soup...I have never made soup before and really need to try it soon! Happy Monday (a bit early lol)

jenjen said...

Great list Xazmin! I love soup in the Fall too. Those boots are very cute!

XOOX
Jen

Mellisa said...

This was just cute...boots? cute! story about being pee'd on? cute!
I love soups too!

Utah looks beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Mmmmmm. This post made me happy.

MrsM said...

You are much healthier than I-you said soup when I said pie for pretty much the same reasons! I also start looking forward to Christmas every fall-it sounds like we have some things in common :)

Ave said...

So cool boots!

honeysuckle said...

Yes, I do love soup in the cool weather. Love your Thanksgiving picture and you really got into it with your blog design. I can tell you love it. Happy Fall to you!

Emmy said...

Oh I so agree, the shoes and boots and fall clothes are the best!! My birthday is the in the fall and so I often get new clothes then so most of my favorite clothes are cold weather ones.
Great list!!

Amy said...

I do like the boots and toy bin. Looks like my house. I love the fresh crisp air you smell in the fall. The changes of the leaves also. Happy Monday.

Michelle said...

Those are some great boots!!! Love you list! Have a great week!

Small House said...

Great boots. And personally, I think everything looks better in front of bins filled with baby toys!! Nothing can get better than that.
Sandra

Carmen said...

Love the fancy boots!!!! They look fabulous with the toy bin! ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

CUUUUTE boots!! :) Your list is a lot like mine!!! I need to get mine up soon, but I think I'll wait until N starts school. It never seems like Fall until school starts. ;)

Jenny said...

Those boots look painful!

I love the Fall colors!

MiMi said...

Okay, I love the Fall colors and all that other stuff, yada yada yada, but the BOOTS. Oh the BOOTS.

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♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Um, okay...I really want some soup...like right now. And I can't wait for Christmas either! It's so much fun preparing for it..baking, Christmas music and things...

Great list! :) I hope you do come back to the East if only for a visit. :)

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Everything you said is high on my list! I LOVE fall....well, not as much as Winter, but Fall is next in my book! I live in AZ so we don't really have fall...so I love all those things even more! I love the thought of being Thankful, I love the family get togethers. 2 of my children were born in the Fall. I fantasize about taking a vacation to Maine, in the fall to go on a hike through those gorgeous colors, or a drive over one of those scenic bridges...sigh.

Rebecca

Lynn said...

I am enjoying loving fall for the first time in my life!
I lived my life in semesters for so long that fall was chore-get-serious-time.
Now? It's just lovely!

melaniet42 said...

Those pictures of the fall leaves are just gorgeous! I need to find more soup recipes, because I like thick soups and so does my husband. And I do love some warm dinner on cool evenings!!!

Jen said...

It's kinda funny because this the 2nd time I've stumbled on to your blog in two days!! I was looking for fun decoupage ideas and found your blog and now FMM!! This must mean that I am suppose to read more and get to know you better!!

I too love Fall!! I hope you share those soup recipes!! I LOVE soup!! YUMM!!!

The Royal Family said...

Love it, seriously fall is the best!

The Buzz,
Brandy

p.s. swing by and come enter some giveaways going on also. :)

I need some of those boots

Joy said...

Yeah, those boots are definitely amazing!

I love the outdoor colors of fall. :o)

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Tiffany said...

I totally love love love the boots, they are SUPER CUTE!!! I LOVE soup time of the year also!!!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

LOVE your list! Great pictures too. I love soup. And yes, Thanksgiving!!

I just ♥ fall!

Helene said...

That's a great list....I absolutely LOVE soup too so that's definitely one of the things I look forward to with the fall season approaching!

Design it Chic said...

fall is awesome! especially the temperatures, the smell of rain, the colors of nature, the dawn in the mornings, the sunsets.. everything!!! great list yourself! Happy Belated Labor Day!Oh and you may want to stop by check the randomness going on!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Love the boots! And who doesn't love Thanksgiving??? I can hardly wait!

Sare said...

HI HI!!! I got mostly caught up with people last week, but I was saving you guys for the end (last is the best right?), and then I got redirected and have missed you!!! BUT I'm here now!! and WOW! you have been busy!! Here we go:

-oh. my. SAKE!! is T okay?? I'm on my way there next!!

-I love the boo blocks!!! They are my next project!! my friend saw yours and made some too and then I saw hers and now I've seen yours and now i need some for me!!! LOVE them!!

- I love the boots. I love the story, and I love the bin of baby stuff!! You're such a fabulous mom!!

-I love the fall in Utah too! It's weird in AZ the trees change and shed in the spring...just a little fun fact for you. I hate the cold. I'm not kidding. it's a deep and very dark hatred. But I love the colors and the smell!!! Oh how I love the smell of fall!!!

-Tips for you...hmm...Honestly. When I was losing weight (I've stopped and started moving in the other direction now - ha..er..eh) I would avoid all sweets. Not soda. I simply went to coke zero (LOVE) but sweets. When they passed them out in RS or at a party or at friends houses - just don't take them I know it sounds SO hard!! but it gets really easy to just pass them up after a while. PROMISE!!

lastly...Thank you. You don't know how much I appreciate you're love and support this month!! Thank you!!

jennykate77 said...

Man! I missed out on FMMs again! I so have to get caught up AGAIN on blogging. I don't know what the deal is, but I can't seem to get my blogging mojo back!

I love fall too...and am welcoming it! I can't wait for cooler temps and the holidays!...oh, and more football, but hopefully the winning kind and not the kind that I experienced Saturday against your Cougars. :(

Vivienne said...

The boots!!!! I would even go to a NKOTB concert if you told me I got to have a pair of those boots. Fab!!!

(I agree: soup, fall colors, big dinner... all good.)
:)

Kado! said...

WHAT!!?? You took the boots off?? Those look like some boots I could live in! I love them!

..I ♥ soup too...so ready for soup this Fall!