Fall or Autumn whatever you’d prefer to call it is finally here and I am here to help you get the cozy vibe going!

Autumn Equinox

Fall is Officially Here!

Who doesn’t love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte and a hike down a trail beautifully adorned trees by nature’s jewels of yellow crisp leaves ! Ah , what a time to be alive. 

Okay sorry I forgot where I was for a minute…

We do live in a desert so some of the joys of Autumn are not as apparent here for us as those that live in colder climates! but don’t you for a second think that us Valley residents won’t jump on the  “Fall vibes” bandwagon just like any other state. I fully endorse the mentality that once it hits 95 degrees and the calendar shows Sept 22, it’s time to bring out the candles and throw on a cardigan! Even if you have to remove it by noon – layers people thats the game! 

 

Enough of my ramblings I wanted to share this Pie Recipe, Some day trip ideas and a little shopping and Inspo for those that love to decorate your homes during this time!

 

Carmel Ice cream and Pretzel Pie

This pie is the perfect blend of sweet and salty with a hit of crunch from the pretzel and the cold crisp bite of Ice cream Carmel- you won’t be disappointed. If you have a Fry’s Grocery store nearby hit them up for all the ingredients. 

Carmel Pie

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Private Selection Sweet Brown Butter Pretzel Twist, Plus more broken pretzels for topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 container (48 oz )of Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Ice cream
  • 1/4 cup crushed Slow Roasted Pecans with Sea Salt
  • Whipped Topping

 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  2. In a bowl, mix together 8 ounces crushed pretzels and butter until well combined.
  3. Press pretzel mixture into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie dish. Bake 10 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Scoop Ice cream onto crust and spread evenly. Freeze pie at least 2 hours, or until frozen. 
  5. Remove pie from freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Spread caramel sauce overtop sprinkle pecans and additional pretzel pieces in center of pie, then pipe whipped topping around edge. 
  6. Slice and serve, enjoy!

If you have not visited the cutest little crafters co-op shop You NEED to !! This is where I get all my Decor inspo !! and when shopping here you can enjoy feeling like you are building up other crafters by supporting Local Talent and their small business!! win-win for all!

They are located in the Target Plaza on Power and Ray Rd.

4946 S Power Road, Mesa AZ 85212 

There is something special about Yellow And Orange Leaves

We took our family up for a hike and fishing around this time last year, we hiked around Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, and another trail but I can remember the name… Arizona has some beautiful landscapes a little day trip up to Payson or Flagstaff is just perfect for those like me that love to see a little fall and then get back home.  I can’t wait to do the same this year! 

 

If you are looking to get away for the week or want to plan a little fall vacay here in Arizona,  Check out this awesome list from Arizona Highways of places to see leaves and info on when it’s the best time to visit to catch a glimpse of Autumn at its finest!

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