Yarn over details
Eggplant birthday shrug
neck detail

Fall is my favorite season, hands down. For Phoenicians, it’s like a big scoop of ice cream on top of homemade apple pie after suffering through a dry, disgusting pot roast of a summer. I simply cannot wait for the cooler temperatures to arrive. I’m planning my annual Flagstaff road trip for a pumpkin patch shopping spree (and Beaver Street Brew check in) and looking longingly at the stack of long sleeves in my closet currently begging for attention. Soon, my friends. Soon.
In the meantime, I’m surrounding myself with shades of a new season. One of my favorite colors is eggplant. It is flattering to wear, royal and always catches my eye. I turned that Debbie Bliss yarn into a shrug for another Fall birthday baby. I’m not quite done with this project yet. I’m hoping to add one of these fabulous Heather Bailey pins to the lapel too.

Tiny, but stretchy

{Did you know Heather Bailey lives in Phoenix? I think we are supposed to be friends. I could use some advice on the whole domestic business thing and I’m certain she’d love some of my cooking. We could swap. I should email her.}

Crate and Barrel Napkin

Pumpkin. All things in Fall should be pumpkin. Bagels, soup, breads, and even the puree in yogurt. I love the stuff and like Finny and Rachael Ray, burnt orange is another favorite color. This is also a particularly fun Fall because my African-Australian roomie hasn’t ever celebrated Halloween and he’s is aptly like a kid in a candy shop at the thought. He can’t wait to “carve gourds and scare the wees.” I can’t wait to watch.

Embroidered placemat

I picked up these two cloth napkins at the Crate and Barrel outlet store for $3 — soon to be new Fall handbags.

I know the seasons are changing because it is suddenly dark when I leave the house in the morning. I’m enjoying seeing the stars as I ride my bike. Although, to be honest I would like this season much more if it were cold enough to send the mosquitoes away already.

What are you doing to celebrate the change in season?