Apple Orchard

We had another perfect weather weekend here in the Hoosier state. Sunny and warm. Loves it.

On Saturday we made our way to our favorite orchard which happens to be just down the road from our house. Since we live in the middle of nowhere with not much to do, we have been going a couple times each fall. On this trip, my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law joined us.

We started off by picking apples. This orchard is HUGE.  We walked a lot and barely saw all of it. 

They were 1/2 off if we picked our own.  Since I'm all about honesty here, there wasn't much left on the trees and we got bored part way through and ended up not being able to even fill a bag, so we bought some pre-picked apples in the end.

We did some taste testing out there though.

And a photo shoot.

We also checked out the pumpkins to finish decorating the front porch.

And finished up by browsing in the store.


Must See Video and Other Ramblings

I re-discovered this video today. She is a-mazing. Most people have probably seen this, but if not, you NEED to. Seriously.

Warning: This post is now going in a totally different direction, but it's still semi-relevant. Bear with me. I, for some reason, feel the need to explain or justify my behavior to myself (and apparently any blog followers).

Fridays are the days that I do the majority of my reading, papers, and studying for school. I get up like I am going to work/school and usually work on stuff until Jacob comes home. Lame, I know but it really helps me be able to actually sleep during the week and still have a life on the weekends. This semester (so far) I have been super productive on Fridays, but today I just can't focus for whatever reason. Hence, the two blog posts in one day that clearly evidence the fact that I am surfing the web.

Do people still say surfing the web?

In other news, my brothers 16th birthday party with his friends is tonight and they got the chicken limo. Although I'm not cool enough to ride in the limo because I'm not a 16 year old boy and I'm his is annoying older sister, I am pretty excited to see it!

Just so you know

I totally jumped all over on this offer, so I just had to share! Amazon is having a huge sale on magazines. As in $5 1-year subscriptions for a whole bunch of popular magazines.

Hurry up and check it out. It's only until October 11. Shop now!

I got myself some of this

 And a little of that


The hardest decision in the world

This and the chip aisle almost sent him over the edge. This is exactly why women leave men at home when they go to store. I would have saved 20 min, $20, and my sanity. Live and learn.

Mums the Word

The weather this weekend was absolutely perfect fall weather. It and maybe the fact I needed to study for a midterm really got me in the mood to start decorating for fall and doing other "fall-y" things.

One of the first items I tackled on my fall to-do list was decorating the front door, so that I can enjoy it for as long as possible. I started by adding some mums to my planters on the front "step" in pretty fall colors.

I got my mums at Walmart for just under $4 a piece. I bought four to fill the big planter and they fit perfectly. I know they look kind of pitiful now, but I picked the plants that had not bloomed yet on purpose in hopes that this would extend the time that I get to enjoy them.

Since I'm very impatient, forgoing my instant gratification has been a challenge, but I'm hoping that waiting will pay off in the end. I can't wait to see them when the flowers have fully bloomed, because I already am loving them!

Now for some close ups

And far away

To finish it up, (hopefully next weekend) I'm going to spray paint that white command hook black (if I can wait that long) and add some pumpkins. I'll be sure to post the finished picture as soon as I'm done!

Linking up with
Serenity Now
Thrifty Decor Chick
All Things Thrifty

Penny Turns 1

I'm just going to go ahead and admit up front that what I'm about to share may have been a little over the top and I may need to get a life. Judge me, go ahead. I know I'm a little nuts. I'm totally OK with it.

Penny's 1st birthday was today!

Against Jacob's will, I ordered a cake from Three Dog Bakery.

 Super cute.

Totally worth it.

I think Penster agrees.

She also is a big fan of her present.

Sorry these are blurry. She was going a little crazy here.

Happy Birthday Penny! I hope we have many, many more years with you!

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