Sunday, November 10, 2013

let's go to the pumpkin patch..

1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins - on Grooveshark

“I'd rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”  -Henry David Thoreau


Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of the little trips I looked forward to every year growing up, it still makes me feel all nostalgic. The colors, textures, and scents just scream fall. Caramel apples, cider, pumpkin pie..I want all the things. We went a few days before Halloween this year, just in time for carving and roasting pumpkin seeds.

When Luke and I first started dating we were at a thrift store and he spotted a little collapsible metal basket and brought it to me sing-songing, "lets go to the pumpkin patch, pick some squash, put it in this thing." He doesn't do a whole lot of silly/adorable things so it was sweet. Except sometimes he does an uncharacteristic high pitched "kitty!" squeal when he sees an extra cute one. haha! Love him.

zombie squash

 I hope you're having a fun fall, wherever you are!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

all hallows' eve..

“Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different". -Charlie Chaplin

I recently introduced Luke to my favorite little tramp..City Lights, The Circus, and Modern Times. The greatest. Charlie makes me laugh out loud in the weird way that reminds me of my grandma Nola's funny guffaw. I loved seeing her react to something "outlandish" or crude and secretly get such a kick out of it.

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."-CC

(totally made this moustache out of feathers..ha!)

"We think too much and feel too little."-CC

starring Copper as my little scamp..

I'm watching classic vampire movies and eating way too much candy..hope everyone is having a fun Halloween!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

you picked me.

You Picked Me by A Fine Frenzy on Grooveshark

One of our favorite things to during the warmer weather months is fruit picking at the local orchard. Its one of those little things we've done together our entire relationship and we recently celebrated our 5 yr wedding anniversary! Time flies. Eckerts is just outside of the city and all of the open space makes you feel like you're in the country. I remember coming here with my grandma Betty as a little girl. It's been pretty amazing to watch it grow from a tiny store to a huge operation..the largest family-owned, pick-your-own orchard in the U.S. They first opened a roadside sales stand in 1910.

google earth-always takin pics.

We always like to have little competitions or bet on who's right..the person with the best blackberry specimen got treated to lunch. I won. haha! I'm just shorter and closer to the earth, and better at hunting. It's the thrifting training I swear. This was an epic hunt for ripe ones, they were pretty picked over. You also get to eat your fill in the that doesn't help.

There really is nothing like picking fresh fruit, and making something sweet with your spoils.
We still have apples and pumpkins to pick, my favorites!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.