Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Picking

Last weekend we got to go to Boyd's Orchard for some apple picking!  I'd never been before and it was really neat.  We went with some friends and had a lot of fun. 

Yes, it was an apple orchard, but they also had pumpkins too.  We might go back later to pick our own pumpkin!

Amanda and Camden.  Isn't he a doll?!

Our friends Amanda, Mat, and little Camden baby. :)

 Then we thought, "hey that's a good idea, let's copy!"

Grayson just loved having Daddy pull him around in the wagons they have there.  They are supposed to be for hauling your apples/pumpkins.  We did that too.

"No, this way Auntie Angelyn!"

Grayson knew what to do with those apples.

He picked some really good ones for us!

I helped a little too. ;)

The men were excellent apple pickers, as you can see.

Josh- "Honey, do I have to do this?"
 Me- "Yes."

 What little cutie pies! {the babies, haha}

 I think Gray really wanted a pumpkin.

 Me and my baby :)

 We put this cute candy corn hat on the little boys.  I loved it!  Mom, can you make one for Gray please?!

 I might of liked it more than Grayson...

We had a great day at the orchard!  We are definitely going again.  :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


It's been a while since my last outfit post.  Mostly because I usually forget to take pictures of what I'm wearing.  Doing these posts does help me to be more accountable for what I wear.  I definitely put more effort into getting dressed when I know I'll be taking a picture for WIWW.  {What I Wore Wednesday}

Outfit #1
I wore this to church a little bit ago.  I loved this one!  It was inspired by a pin from my style board on Pinterest.  I'd never thought to tuck in a cardigan before.  But I was surprised how much I liked it.  What do you think?
 {shirt, cardi, & necklace- target, skirt- yesstyle, shoes- plato's coset, headband- just.lovely.things.}

 Here is my inspiration picture on the right {just in case you weren't sure haha}.  How do they compare?  Did I pull it off?

Outfit #2
I wore this the other day.  It was rainy {it's been rainy a lot lately} and a blah day.  I felt like just wearing neutrals.  
 {shirt- Target, cardi- Hollister, jeans- Buckle, shoes- gray canvas TOMS, necklace- Lovestitched}

Can I just say that I l.o.v.e. my new TOMS?!  I was quite a doubter at first.  But I'd heard nothing but awesomely great things about them.  So I finally caved and got me some TOMS.  Love. Them. Lots.  They really are way comfy.  I'm already thinking about which ones I want next, hehe.  And here's the icing on the cake- they give a pair of shoes to a kid in need for each one sold, one for one.  How awesome is that?  Way awesome, that's what.

Behind the scenes!  Trying to wrangle this lil' guy and take pictures, not an easy task.  He did not want to be wrangled.

Outfit #3
Just one picture of this one.  We went to an apple orchard this day.  Super fun and more to come on that later!  I wanted to wear red for apples.  Yes.  I sometimes think like a kid.
 {shirt- downeast, cardi- target, jeans- buckle, shoes- TOMS, headband you can't really see- just.lovely.things.}

Outfit #4
At the duck pond by our house.  Grayson loves him some ducks!  Those are well fed ducks too, let me tell you.  Well fed.

Another pretty simple one, but I like it.  The necklace really helps step it up I think.  And it was windy this day, the necklace doesn't just do that, haha.
 {undershirt, shoes- target, shirt- Shade, jeans- buckle, necklace- downeast}

And look what my little sissy helped me do- glitter toes!  Yay, I love them.  I chose orange for Fall.  I have happy toes. :)

Thoughts? Opinions? What'd ya think?!

I'll be linking up to The Pleated Poppy and Real Momma, Real Style
Momma Go Roundpleated poppy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quick and Easy Pumpkin

Here's a nice quick and easy project!  If you have something you don't totally love or that's just kinda blah, add glitter.

I had this boring ol' pumpkin that I didn't really like.  I almost just got rid of it a few times.  But then didn't, knowing I could do something to make it cuter.

First I covered the stem with foil. {thanks for the idea Pinterest}

 I had some orange glitter spray paint from a previous project. So I used the rest on my lil' punkin and voila!

So much better!

Before- blah, After- fabulous

Then I put him in my cloche to live next to some other pumpkins.  So he can have friends. :)

{BTW, this isn't really a decorated space.  It's just kinda where I've put things that don't have a place yet}
I'll be linking to some of these parties.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Estate Sales

One blog {of the many} that I read is Maple and Magnolia.  The woman who writes it has often mentioned going to estate sales.  I'd never been to one but was getting curious.  One post she mentioned how you could find estate sales in your area.  So I did and went to my first one a few months ago.  It was put on by a company and held in their warehouse.  It was so cool!  It was filled with all kinds of vintage goodies.  I got my mom's birthday present, a vintage washboard, and I don't remember what else.

Since then I've been to 2 more.  One a few weekends ago with my best friend who was in town visiting. This one was at house.  I didn't get anything super exciting, but I did find a wreath box to store my growing wreath collection in. 

This last weekend I went to my 3rd one.  My favorite yet!  It was in the warehouse again.  I found lots of goodies and remembered to take pictures this time.  Here are my treasures!

There was a huge jar of vintage thread and I snatched it up. And they are all on wooden spools! {with the exception of like 2}

I love all the colors.  It makes me happy to look at all my pretty thread.

 I loved looking at the labels and reading the old prices on them.  I wish thread was still 15 cents!

For $15 I snagged 100 spools of gorgeous vintage thread!  That's only 15 cents a spool- vintage prices. A steal!  If you know what a spool of thread costs now, then you know.  A couple are still wrapped in plastic, never used at all.  And lots of them still have a ton of thread left.  I plan on using it too.  I won't have to buy thread for a long time now hopefully.   I should have most any color I could ever want.

I also got these 3 spools in the mix.  2 of them are empty.  Anyone know why someone would put nails like this in a spool of thread???
**UPADTED- someone kindly told me that these are used for spool knitting.  Interesting!  I knew there had to be a purpose for them.**

My next find was this little aqua Ball mason jar.  I love these and collect them.   It was $5 which is a little more that I'd usually pay, but I'd never seen one this small before and couldn't resist the little cutie!

 I got this set of 10 vintage napkins for $1.60.  I can't wait to decide what to do with all fabric.  Maybe some Spring pillows? A bunting?  What would you do/sew with it?!?!

This isn't really vintage, but I am SO excited about this find!  I've been wanting a cake pan with a lid for-evah.  I have a cupcake pan that has a lid and it's sooo nice.  But whenever I make a cake we have to cover it with foil.  It gets ripped and eventually sags and messes up the cake.  Plus someone indefinitely doesn't cover it properly.  It's just a mess and annoying.   I got this bad boy for only $3!!! It is in amazing condition.  It doesn't look like it had even been used.  Score.  It's a little ridiculous has excited I am about cake pan and lid, but man, it's the little things I tell ya!

 Plus, it's the exact same pan and lid that my mom has had for years.  Now we're matching Mom! :)

Have you ever been to an estate sale?  Any good thrifty finds lately?