hurricanes, family & pumpkins

so Joaquin may have slowed us down a bit but he sure didn’t stop us! in fact, we had the entire queens farm to ourselves this weekend. our own personal hay ride with tour guide, an empty pumpkin patch on opening day (so we clearly got the biggest & the best), and then a pony…

hoot hoot

hooty owl shirt / leggings / biker boots / vest (similar here & here) happy october!!!! enjoy the crisp air, fall clothes & pumpkin spice everything. plus it’s my birthday month too, so there’s that. and what’s better than that?!? (yes i still love my birthday) birthday wishes here 🙂

farm to table / apple season

we spent the weekend encouraging fall to arrive by apple picking at soon’s orchard. it’s never too early to start fall activities in my mind (no matter what those summer people tell you!!!). with the 25 pounds of apple we picked, we have already made apple/strawberry/spinach juice, applesauce, apple butter & an apple pie (recipe…

letters to madison

fleece tulle skirt dress / fur vest / fox knit hat / black boots (old, similar here) my 22 month old toddler. i should really just say small human, because that is what you’ve become. you’re transforming into a little girl before my eyes. there isn’t much baby left in there, which makes me one part…

OCD: like father like daughter

there is no hiding it – madison is her father’s child. no ifs and or butts about it. not only does she have his gorgeous baby blues, his long eye lashes and soft hands (insert sneaky smile here) she also has his disease: obsessive–compulsive disorder. and the primary symptom is her inability to get messy….

apple picking at masker orchards

we spent our columbus day picking apples at masker orchard in warwick. it’s a 200 acre orchard in the hudson valley settled into the side of a mountain. needless to say the views are beautiful & the apples bountiful. madison was pretty sure she needed every apple she encountered especially those on the ground, but…

monday in micro fashion at the queens farm

i just want to take a minute here to thank the good Lord for making a world with october’s in it. not ONLY is it my birthday month (YAY it’s my birthday month), but it’s full of all the good things in life. like crisp mornings, oversized sweaters, spicy lattes, golden & amber leaves that…

weekends sans baby

I rushed home after work Friday to find brian lounging on the couch watching sports. not bubble guppies. not wearing a pink foam crown coloring. not with obstacles blocking my way every three feet including baby strollers, books, Minnie mouse figurines, ball pit balls or stray mac & cheese noodles. I found brian being brian,…

back flips, pumpkin spice lattes & fur lined coats

these chilly mornings have me all excited. like back flips & pumpkin lattes & fur excited. I can’t wait to unbox all my fall clothes and hold them in my arms. it’s possible i’ll even stroke a fur lined hood or two and of course…. i’ll probably need a new coat (new year new coat, right?) these…

punkins

if you didn’t know already, october is my favorite month EVER. i love the fall. the leaves. the pumpkins. the hay rides. the costumes. the apple cider. the candy. the silliness. my birthday. the sweater weather. everything about it clearly. & i now love that i get to show my daughter all of these wonderful…

what’s your happy

Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you’d like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. *if you can’t make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and…

i fall for fall

every single year, i know most people love summer. they love the sun, the heat, the beach, the clothes, but i am 100% a fall girl. they say you often love the season that you were born in and for me it couldn’t be any more true, october is my month! the temperature is dropping,…