#BLOGTOBER Day 9- Pumpkin Picking with the Family plus mini Fall Haul #2

Every year, my family tries to schedule a day to go pumpkin picking. My family is pretty big so it can get really hard to get everyone’s schedule to line up. But this year, even though not everyone could make it, we still had a pretty decent sized crew. And it was even more special because it was my niece’s first time pumpkin picking!

Here are some fall shots I took…  

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I spent quite the pretty penny in the little shop that they had there, so I figured why not show you what I bought…

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Treats/Goodies:

Blueberry pie

Apple Cider Donuts

Moon Pie Bites

Red Raspberry Preserves 

Pumpkin Butter

Peach Apricot Cherry Jam

Apple Cider

Décor:

3 little stick figures- a pumpkin, sunflower scarecrow, and ghost 

^I feel like these would be really cute in a floral arrangement. 

A witch

^This can be hung up on the wall or on the door- anywhere really. 

My pumpkin that I picked! I have to think about what I want to do with it this year. In the past I’ve done some fun and funky designs…

RHONDA

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JUANITA CROMWELL

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ROXY

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SUNFLOWER SAGE

Sunflower Sage

LOLITA LEIGH

Lolita Leigh

BABY PUMPKIN

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Any ideas for my 2018 design?

*All images are my own.*

 

-<3-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BLOGTOBER Day 4- Fall Haul-Treats, Teas, & Décor

 

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I bought all of my fall goodies at Christmas Tree Shop, and they were all fairly inexpensive. 

The T-shirt, I purchased from Target. ($14.99-$16.99)

Hand Soaps were (3 for $2) – I got fall scents: Mulled Cider, Pumpkin Spice, & Fig and Brown Sugar

Treats:

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti- I bought these a year or two ago and I just loved them, so I had to repurchase. ($2.99)

Pumpkin Spice Werther’s Original Soft Caramels ($1)

Fall Teas:

Bigelow Salted Caramel ($2.49)

Red Rose Caramel Apple Pie ($2.49)

Blue festive mug with sunflowers “Crisp air and crunchy leaves” ($4.99) I have way too many mugs and I had to put this one back. But my aunt was really sweet and got it for me anyway, because she knew how much I wanted it! LOL.

Décor:

Cupcake Papers [mini & large] ($1 each)

Two packs of beautiful leaves in various fall golden colors. Gorgeous! (Each $1.99)

Hello Fall Napkins- ($1.99) we use these hand towels for our restroom, and its so hard to find the long decorative napkins for each season/holiday, so this was a steal!

Rustic Apple Kitchen Towel ($1.99) 

Decorative wooden pumpkin ($1.69)

Magic Potion Cauldron ($2.49)

Black Cat Cauldron Polish Spell bottle ($1.49)

 

I can’t wait to decorate and use all my fun fall goodies!

 

What’s in your Fall haul? 

-<3-

Fall [Treats] Haul

A few weeks ago I posted Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin where I basically discussed00072030021102CL[1] a bunch of Pumpkin flavored treats I wanted to try. Although I haven’t tried or bought any of those specific products (except my mom did buy me the pumpkin donuts which were delicious!), I did host a little fall inspired Pumpkin Party where I bought a bunch of different pumpkin/apple flavored treats. So I thought I’d do a little Fall Haul-Food Edition.

Fall Haul 2017 (Treats, Drinks, and Misc.)

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I had bought these a while back and they were so good that they got eaten up in my household pretty quickly! Lol. So this is *not my image.*

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This has been my new Dunkin Donuts order this fall! It is the perfect amount of spice! *not my image.*

 

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Even better warmed up!

 

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This fruit infused water recipe was one I got from Rachel Talbott on YouTube. You can watch for the recipe HERE (recipe starts within the first 30 seconds of the video.)

 

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Fragrance Notes include: Crisp Red Apple, Golden Nectar, Warm Clove Spice (I also bought a hand soap for the bathroom- Wild Black berries and Basil.)

 

So there you have it my Fall Haul! I have to say I was getting pretty bummed this Fall. It’s my favorite time of year, but between the stress I’ve been feeling in my life lately, not feeling that well physically, and the weather being so on and off, I wasn’t feeling the Fall spirit. But I’m starting to. I’m starting to be able to check off some of the things on that Fall 2017 Bucket List! And I am so happy!

Stay Tuned! My next post will be about my “Pumpkin Party!” It was a blast! 

 

*All other crappy cell phone images are mine.* 😉

-<3-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin

Who’s excited for Fall??? I know I am! It is my favorite time of year. With the first day of Fall coming up tomorrow, I decided to survey some of the many things that have been sprinkled with pumpkin flavor. These are the items I feel- I’d be most likely to actually try, because let’s be serious some things just should not be pumpkin flavored- ie: gum, cough drops, Listerine. But these following products all look delicious and I would certainly try them!

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Do you like pumpkin spice, if so what’s your favorite pumpkin flavored sweet?

 

*I do not take credit for any images used.*

-<3-

What’s In My Purse?-Pumpkin Picking Edition

As you may have read in my Monday post, I went pumpkin picking with my family this past weekend. Read my FALL HAUL.

I was switching over my purse to my work bag, when I realized how much crap I actually carried with me on that day. And it sparked an idea for a what’s in my purse post.

Let’s start with the bag itself- I went with my good, old, trusty, no name brand, big, cross body, sack bag. It’s a neutral brown which goes with a lot and it fits a ton of stuff.

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Now for the contents….a.k.a my whole life #BraceYourselves it’s a lot of stuff!

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From Left to Right:

Digital Camera– because sometimes cell phones suck!

Cellphone– because duh?

Alcohol wipes– because you never know if you get a cut and need to clean it out.

Toilet Seat covers To Go– because I knew I was going to be dealing with porta potties. #EW

Cleansing wipes– because again…porta potties.

Hand Sanitizer– because there was a petting zoo-Lol. #AndImAGermaphobe

Tissues– for the fall sniffles.

Wallet-because moneyyyy.

Eye glasses– because sometimes I need them.

Mints, toothpicks, and gum– because they are always good to carry. #KeepingItFresh #KeepingMeSane

House keys– because duh? 😉

Oil blotting sheets– shout out to my oily skin girls! #IFeelYourPain #TheStruggleIsReal

A Hair Tie– because sometimes fall weather gets confused.

A Water Bottle– because long drives, and lots of walking.

Spray Bottle– just in case you need a little spritz and refresher.

Bag of lollipops, sour balls, jolly ranchers, cough drops– because of the fall throat tickles/car rides #PeopleGetCarSick

Granola Bars– because it was a long day, and if I needed a boost I was prepared.

Lipstick, chapstick, a mirror– because girly junk #cute 😉

Pads/Liners– because girl, you should always be prepared.

Tea bag holder– because yes, I travel with my own tea.

Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, Tums– because I’m a pharmacy. (I actually helped a cousin who had a headache, see my neuroticness pays off.) 😉

A notepad & pen– because I’m a writer.

Band-Aids– because you ever know.

Lotion– because everyone loves moisturized hands. Haha.

Headphones– because music.

Sunglasses– because sun beams are still kicking.

My outfit:

Jeans & a Tee

Comfortable Sneakers

A Flannel

A soft fuzzy vest

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*Perfect for removing layers and being comfy on a long drive and a long day with a lot of movement and walking.

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*All photos are my own.*

-<3-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Haul.

I’m going to agree with the rest of the world and say that Fall is my favorite season. The leaves begin to change colors, the weather starts to get cooler, the pumpkin things take over the world, and the fashion feels more expressive.

Along with all of that, comes the fun fall festivities. While in preparation for Halloween.

This past weekend my family and I went pumpkin picking and I really took advantage of the fall vibes I was feeling and bought some great little goodies in the little market they had there.

So I thought I’d do a little Fall Haul

First and foremost-Gotta get some pumpkins I picked the big one, it’s a good size and I can’t wait to decorate it this year! I already have an idea! My mom picked the little one!

Apple Cider– this stuff is delicious! And it’s a fall must for me! I had one during the day and had to bring some home with me! The apple taste is so crisp and cool and I bet this one will taste just as good warmed up.

Pumpkin Butter– I cannot wait to try this! I love apple butter, and I love Pumpkin flavored things, so I just feel like this is going to be so good with some toast!

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Apple Cider DonutsAnother yearly must for me! These are so good, and we got them freshly baked! Soft, sugary and delicious!

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Peach PieSince I already had a whole lot of apple going on, I wanted to get a different flavored pie. I saw this peach pie and had to buy it! It is so good and everyone seems to be enjoying it!

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A little door décor– I bought this cute little silver sparkly Ghost for my Brother and Very Soon to be Sister in law’s new apartment. How cute is he? I thought it was different and sweet and they were very happy. My sister in law even named him-Meet Hershey. 😀

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A little something for the kiddiesThese cute little masks were the perfect little gifts to give my little sweeties,. After all they are the reason I can get away with acting like such a big kid at these type of family outings. Two are my cousins and the little one is my god daughter. How cute is this pic?

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And there you have it for my Fall Haul, the fall vibes and spirit are kicking in big time…time to watch Halloweentown! 😉

-<3-

*All photos are my own.*