10.14.2013

Fall "Flavors"


 {boots that I'm wearing horseback riding are from Target earlier this year; boots that I'm wearing in top left pic of this bottom collage are actually from Aeropostale (who would've thought?) recently for $25. Both of the graphic t-shirts are from Old Navy recently}

As much as I love going on vacation, sometimes it's just as nice to get back into the swing of a routine back at home {see also: catch up on sleep and to detox from eating out}. It also helps when the weather has been pretty much perfect the past week or so. I was able to cross some things off my fall to-do list this past weekend {including sleeping in both days}and it feels pretty good....peanut butter chocolate chip pumpkin bread, anyone? More on that deliciousness later this week!

Saturday we did one of our yearly traditions, which is to go to Marmon Valley Farm for horseback riding through the woods. It's the perfect fall activity for during the day, as you can see all the beautiful leaves that have changed colors, and we brought home some pumpkins with us.


I actually have my first private horseback riding lesson tomorrow (at a different place), too! Being able to ride horses, and to just do something different, twice this week makes me happy.

The rest of our weekend was filled with seasonal pumpkin beers, chili, and relaxing. Crazy kids, I know. Tomorrow I'll be back with {hopefully}a new blog design to showcase and to finish up the last of our Southern California travel adventures! :)

Lastly, I wanted to direct you all to Kate's blog, where I'm participating in a really meaningful adoption fundraiser that she is having starting today. I'm giving away one month free ad space for it and so are some other amazing bloggers. I encourage you to watch her adoption story, too. Warms my heart. Head on over to learn more about it and enter!



How was your weekend? Did you do anything fall related?!
Link up with Sami here!

25 comments

  1. I am so excited you're taking a riding lesson! I rose horses up until college and miss it so much. Will this be a regular weekly thing?

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  2. Beautiful foliage! Looks like the perfect weekend :)

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  3. So jealous of your riding lessons and I can't wait to read about them!

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  4. You look all Texas-like doing your riding lessons! You should probably just move to Texas already ;-)

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  5. You look adorable! You're going to have so much fun at your lessons!!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing Kate's blog- excited to check it out!

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  6. So excited that you're riding!!!! I rode on and off growing up, but was on the team in college and loved every minute of it. I haven't ridden much since and miss it sooo much!!!!! I really should/need to make time for it!!! Have so much fun. I can't wait to hear about it! :)

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  7. Nice pictures and LOVE the last one!

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  8. Whoa, I want to take riding lessons! I took them when I was eight year old and remember loving them- maybe it's time to take it up again!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Horseback riding would be so fun this time of year!

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  10. confession: I am SO scared to ride a horse! i don't know why...i think im afraid of getting bucked off? but you guys look SO peaceful so I want to try it!

    love the chili :D i need to make it again. Actually i should just use my giant lobster pot and make a batch thatll last me for a year LOL

    xoxoxo

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  11. UM. Someone has the prettiest new blog design ever! LOVE IT :)

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  12. Oh hey new blog design! Love it!

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  13. What a cute new blog design and I just love the Adoption Fundraiser you are participating in-- how touching! And horseback riding.. so much fun! I miss it. I used to take private lessons all the time and was a barn manager at a competitive hunter, jumper, dressage barn. I would get to work out multiple horses all day long and I loved it. And the scenery in your pictures.. omg, it almost makes me want to move away from my beautiful beaches. Almost.

    ugottahavehart.blogspot.com

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  14. Okay your new design/layout is fabulous!!! Just like you so duh to that! I love your fall fun! I will live vicariously through you well into February when Texas finally decided to join the rest of the world in "fall mode" hehe Hope you had a great start to the week!

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  16. Oh my gosh! My husband and I went to Marmon Valley Farm and did the horseback riding on Saturday too! (4:30pm ride time.) I got the idea from your blog last year...so, thank you!! It was our first time and SO much fun! My horse was Chance, and his was Legend. :)

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  17. Oh em gee, I'm in love with your new design! Seriously. Super jelly!

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  18. You look so cute on a horse, what a fun date!

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  19. Love your shirts! Love the new blog design too!

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  20. Oh how I wish we got fall colors like that! We get a little but nothing that amazing!!! so so pretty!!

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