This weekend, we finally went to the pumpkin patch! My all time favorite fall activity #basicwhitegirlstatus
Oh how I miss the Louisburg Cider Mill! This is my friend Lauren and I (& Zoey!) in the fall of ’13 on a beautiful day at the Cider Mill. Fresh cider donuts, homemade candies, family fun, and pumpkin picking – it doesn’t get much better than that! I’ve been coming here since I was a weeeee little bebe. It’s the definition of childhood nostalgia (for me, at least) and I’ve missed not going the past 2 years! My dad loves the homemade soup bundles they have here and it’s always so fun to watch their fresh donuts pop out of the mold and into the hot oil. 1/2 dozen or full dozen? Give me 6 DOZEN!
Out here in Washington land, we headed to The Trinity Tree Farm in Issaquah for a fun-filled-fall day. We couldn’t believe the location of this tree farm/pumpkin patch that was in the middle of a high end neighborhood up on a mountain side. a gorgeous event space (perfect for rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions!), a little gift shop, a large outdoor area for activities and of course a Christmas tree farm and giant pumpkin patch!
Every year, I can never get enough of these little gourds. I love to put these in a giant glass vase I have along with some scented pinecones. It’s the perfect fall centerpiece for our kitchen or coffee table.
Obligatory autumn photo opp with my adorable honey.
Get us to the punkins!
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it totally obnoxious to feel like they have to go to the pumpkin patch to get their pumpkins? That doesn’t stop me from doing it, though, of course. After all, pumpkins at Safeway are $.29 a lb. and pumpkins the size of Jupiter are $6.99 at Costco. However, what fun is getting a pumpkin at the grocery store?! I need the crisp, overcast weather and muddy field in order to pick out the perfect $.55 per lb. pumpkin. It’s all part of the fall experience and I looove traditions! Throughout the holidays, you’ll see how much I actually do.
And… you can’t go pumpkin picking without going home to have a pumpkin carving party! Wine. Pumpkins. Food.
So proud of all the punks! Not to be a snob-and-a-half but I think my *free hand* face sketch turned out pretty darn good, as did beck’s carve of the KC Royals symbol! We had quite the night and I knew the next day that we’d want to have a productive but relaaaaaaxing day. This is where a crock pot soup comes in as -more- than handy!
A secret ingredient is simmered with spicy chicken, hearty beans, and tangy cilantro in this new crock pot favorite!