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Batten Down the Hatches



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Happy Monday everyone. We’re gearing up over here to brace ourselves for Miss Frankestorm Hurricane Sandy, Battening down the hatches, tying down furniture and gathering supplies. They’ve been warning us to prepare for long term power outages (YUCK) which means we’ve gathered (along with the rest of the tri-state area) a stock of food water and gas for the generator. We went to Target last night to pick up a few random Ray Ban outlet things before the storm set in and they were completely sold out of bread and water. It’s crazytown here!

We’re praying for the safety of everyone in the path of Sandy and for those who have already lost. Have a happy Monday wherever you are and see you here soon!

A Pumpkin Picking We Will Go



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For the past few weekends we’ve been talking about heading off into farm country and doing what every respectable family does this time of year and enjoy the fleeting warm temperatures and glorious colors of fall by going pumpkin picking. So with the weather positively glorious Sunday afternoon. Think 75 degrees and bright blue skies streaked with a few passing clouds. A 2 year old that refused to take a nap and a desire to check one of our October activities off our list. We decided to head out and take advantage of the beautiful fall day that had presented itself to us.

We hopped in the truck and drove about 30 minutes southwest to Long Valley, New Jersey and the home of Ort Farms. Of course our non-napping toddler dosed off promptly 5 minutes before arrival but upon hearing that there were monster trucks and pumpkins to be picked he perked up rather quickly.

Ort farms did not disappoint, with the warm weather, crowds Ray Ban outlet of people enjoying the fall festivities and Nikolas excitement at riding in the back of a tractor and picking pumpkins from a patch, we were together and having a blast. Not to mention the views and hot apple cider topped off a lovely afternoon.

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5 Fun Things To Do In October



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I have a bitter sweet relationship with October. I love the crisp mornings and changing leaves, but for me it also brings a sense of impending doom for the dreary January days to come. January is the ray ban baratas bane of my existence. In January (at least here in the northeast) the excitement of Christmas has come to a close, the first fallen snow has lost it’s newness and the long nights have settled in.

So to combat my trepidation about the winter to come I’m focusing on all the fun things I’d love to do in October.

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Top of the list is of course is pumpkin picking.  This year in particular Nikolas is obsessed with pumpkins so I think it should be a very good time.

Corn mazes are another fan favorite in our area. Our favorite is mazezilla about an hours drive away in Pennsylvania is an 11 acre corn maze we love to go to.

When I was a kid I loved to press leaves. This year I’m dying to snag a few orange and red leave to press and frame just like these here.

I spied this Velvety Acorn DIY on Pinterest the other day and immediately wanted to try it. I think it could also be great with these felted wool balls too.

Apple picking and baking apple pie is another time honored fall tradition. These mini apple pies look amazing.

Read Any Good Books Lately?




Recently I just finished reading Emily Griffin’s, Where We Belong the story of a rebellious 18 year old girl who looks for and finds her birth parents. Having read Griffin’s other books I was pleased to find it was more of the same likeable characters, quick read and good story that always keeps me maglie calcio poco prezzo engaged to the end.  I read it in three days and it has me itching to find another equally engaging, lighthearted easy read.

Admittedly when I was younger I read lots of literature but as I’ve gotten older I usually enjoy a lighthearted, easy to read story that I can put down and pick up easily during the inevitable 100 or so interruptions.

So…read any good books lately?

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Autumn Mornings



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Happy October everyone. How did September slip by already?

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As the days have been growing shorter, the mornings crisper and the sun sits Magliette da calcio poco prezzo lower in the sky something beautiful happens as the first rays of sunlight creep over the mountains casting a warm glow over everything it touches. At 7:00 am with camera in hand I snapped a few quick pictures in an effort to savor the fleeting morning light.

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