Monday, October 17, 2016

Pumpkin Picking

Its that time of year again...the weather has cooled, most days seem gray, and everywhere I look there is pumpkin everything.  Now I'm not complaining, much!  I prefer Summer, always will no matter how hot it may get, but I do enjoy the Fall.  I love wearing scarves, boots, drinking my hot caramel lattes and of course.....pumpkin lattes, pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin muffins!!!  

Another thing I really enjoy in the Fall is all of our activities like Apple and Pumpkin Picking, Baby Girl's recital and Halloween.  This year we are only doing Pumpkin Picking, I have no time for Apple Picking since we are busy looking for a place to move into by Nov. 1st and baby girl cannot miss any dance classes since her recital is in a week!  Summer downtime is definitely over!

We went to our usual spot...the BEST in NJ, in my opinion, Ideal Farms in Lafayette, NJ.  We arrived at 9am, I was trying to make it back home by noon, but when I went into the shop to ask about the hayride I was informed that they wouldn't start until 11am.  Oh no!!  I should have called, oh well.  Two of my daughter's friends from dance came along, so we sat down to relax while the girls ran around and fed the goats.  We also got our shopping out of the way, 2 freshly baked applie pies, fresh NJ honey and apple cider.  By the time 11am rolled around, we were ready to go get our pumpkins!

The girls did go in the haunted barn....but there really isn't much to it...LOL!

Oh and some pics by all the different cutouts in the area.....

We grabbed our pumpkins, came back on the hayride and headed to the checkout!!  It was a nice early morning/afternoon spent with friends, but now it was time to go back to our busy lives.  The girls all went to their dance class right after this, and I headed out to see some more homes/apartments.

The apple pie was delicious, and the pumpkin is at home waiting to be carved!

What are some of your favorite Fall activities?  I'd love to hear about them!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Disney Shopping Haul!!!

So it is sad coming home from vacation.....I honestly wish I lived in Disney, or atleast right next door!  But I don't, so its nice to come home with some goodies that keep reminding me of our time there.

I always shop on our trips, and this one wouldn't be any different!

First up was our purchase from Basin.  I got 1 tin and baby girl got 1.

I also stopped in Vera Bradley in Disney Springs and picked up this cute beach bag, along with new flip flops which I forgot to take a picture of.

This is 1 of the 2  Stitch t-shirts that baby girl got!  She LOVES Stitch.

Then ofcourse, our pins, keychains and bracelet charms!

While we walked around Epcot, we stopped in the Japan pavilion and got 2 fans, which were personalized with our names.  One for me and one for baby girl. 

Since we had a our car, we went shopping outside of Disney and picked up this shopping bag at one of the stores.

I also picked up this tablet cover.  I bought it for my small Samsung Nook but it was too big for it.  Sometimes I still store it in there, but I think this is best for the small iPad.

As usual....I got 2 new photo albums

and a new frame.

Baby Girl and hubby saw this night shirt for me and said it described me perfectly.  They were right, so I bought it!

Since I LOVE collecting mugs, especially Starbucks mugs, I picked up this one.  

I got myself some new sticky notes for work....Gotta add a little Disney to my 9-5!

Baby girl got herself this little mirror....

Another item for work...a Zen Garden kit....I love it!!

and finally, I got these 3 mugs to add to my Starbucks You Are Here Collection.

I'm happy with everything we got, I don't think we spent too much.  The only thing I wish I would have grabbed on this trip was a Disney Dooney & Bourke.
Oh well, guess that will just be added to my shopping list for the next trip!