Fall is passing much too quickly for my liking - this is my favourite season and I wish I could have months and months of crisp air and this beautiful Canadian landscape, rich with colour.
I haven't even been out hiking yet. The last two years I've went hiking in the Gatineau mountains in Quebec - the first year with a group of friends, including one whom I barely knew at that point but would be my husband of a couple months by the time the next year's hike happened! This year, though, I thought it might not be the most do-able trek with this baby in me to carry along (thank you mom, for convincing me of this). So I have to be content with the views around here.
This afternoon I got out into our shed and did some work on this beast of a desk. Since our current cheap desk almost met it's last moments during the move this summer and is just barely hanging on, I've been looking for a used one to replace it. And then one day the desk you see here called my name from a kijiji ad. It was in horrible condition but at a mere $10, how could I resist? It's been sitting in our shed for a month and I am just now getting to it.
I absolutely love the process of finding something for next to nothing that looks like junk and then turning it into something beautiful for our home. Especially old items like this - from research, I'm guessing it's a teacher's desk from the 1950's or so. It has a history and I think it will add so much more character to a room then just going out and buying something brand new. It's coming along beautifully and I will show the results soon!
And what is fall without baking? I made these muffins (recipe here) and can report that they are delicious. The changes I made were to add frozen blueberries, replace the veggie oil with coconut oil, and use half whole wheat flour instead of all white. Yay for a healthy on the go breakfast for hubby or a nice snack for me!
I'm really feeling the countdown until baby...trying to finish up all sorts of projects and get our house organized. I know some things can wait (and will have to) but I want to be able to just sit and hold our newborn without looking around and noticing things I never finished. So I'm trying to heed my sister-in-law's advice, which is to be productive while I can so later I can do nothing but enjoy the baby!