Weekend roundup: October and apple picking

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I first discovered this song in October of 2009 so it always makes me think of October. I saw Phantogram live in the beginning of this year and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!

 

 

 

 

 

Not only was it the weekend but it was the first day of October, the best month ever!

We were lucky enough to go back to Greig Farm in Red Hook like last October, but this time to apple pick!

 

 

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We are always this happy with food coming!

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Brisket sandwich and deviled eggs with hot apple cider. 

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Of course it pays off to have a very supportive #bloggerboyfriend who is always willing to take photos of you for your blog.

I was wearing my new Lularoe maxi skirt today that actually has palm trees on it, but the colors are very fall and the pattern from afar looks like leaves. I was wearing this with a striped shirt, and my Mickey Mouse beanie I blogged about here.

 

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I look like a baby in these photos (maybe it’s the braids and Mickey Mouse, haha?!) but I will forever be thankful for my baby face as it keeps me forever young.

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How was your first day of October?

Hints of fall…

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I see hints of fall all around me already.

Living on the mountain top you see the tippy tops of the trees changing very quickly.

August seems non existent and before you know it, the trees are almost all orange.

I am a local leaf peeper and on the way home this weekend I had mom pull over to get these photos with my camera! People probably think I am a tourist but that’s okay.

 

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And every time we wonder
What we left back in your hearts
Could you see we’re dreaming
Though our minds just fall apart
But we will end up somehow
With a peaceful mind
And you are leading me now
To the site where I flew from you
When your pace just scared me blind
We will come back and joke of days
When I sold you to the unkind
We will end up somehow
With a peaceful mind
And you are leading me now

 

 

 

Labor Day in Rhode Island

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How was your Labor day weekend?!

 

I visited my sister’s new place in Rhode Island. It was an activity filled weekend and I am not ready to start a new work week today (at all)

 

 

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Funny story about this seagull right here….we watched him go back and forth to pick up this Barbie doll that was on the beach. He finally got it and then went over to show it off to his seagull buddies and we watched them all fight over her. He eventually dropped her and there was a big seagull brawl. It was very entertaining hahahaha.

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And dough boys at Iggys– YUM.

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Cru Cafe was delicious and brunch is always a good idea 😉

 

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And day drinking is fine in Newport….and on weekends….especially on Labor Day weekend! #Freedom

 

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FRANKIE beer

Crush it like Quint?

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#Killerbeer!

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Bunny friend on the lighthouse path!

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Definitely caught an amazing sunset at Lobster Bar ! 

What a stunning spot to watch the boats go by and the sun go down.

 

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We really enjoyed huge Jenga, corn hole, boats and brews at Whalers Brewing Company!

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On our last day, we enjoyed the beach and the last beautiful day of laying out in the sun that summer brings…. I’m going to miss that.  I am convinced that being born in August made me forever a summer girl.

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And these photos of us are taken by Michaelangelo Photography-

 

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Peace out Rhode Island and summer, until next time! (Cries hysterically)

 

A fair Friday night

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This Friday night Frankie and I went to the Dutchess County Fair, a favorite of ours for years.

I went to the fair (a different one, though) last year too, and I swear it just gets better and better. It’s just a Summer classic for me…

 

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After all, why should any of us stop being kids?

 

“I thought about adults. I wondered if that was true: if they were all really children wrapped in adult bodies…”

― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

 

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When given the chance to pet sting rays, always do. When given the chance to be a kid again, always do. : )

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Of course we had to stop and watch the dog show…

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And of course tastings are always fun!

 

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I originally wanted Frankie to take some cool photos of my outfit at the fair for this post, but before said pictures could be taken, I spilled mustard on my overalls. So here are some photos of me from the waist up, still happy though.

 

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P.S. the fair at night is a magical place…

 

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Hope you enjoyed! As always, thanks for reading. XOXO

November gratitude: week 2

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Last week I started week 1 of my weekly November gratitude posts.

We are in week 2 already and Christmas will be here before we know it! But let’s focus on the now and giving thanks…

 

Week 2 gratitude:

angelI am grateful for well spent weekends with my love and peaceful hikes. 

I am grateful that I have new places to explore all of the time and new adventures to be made. As well as new abandons adventures. Like these old estate ruins we found…

It’s a new work week and I’m sad already. But looking through my pictures from our day of adventures makes me happy and feel better.

I needed an adventure and fresh air. I can’t wait to go hiking again! I want to do as many fall hikes as I can before the snow comes.

I found this article of these abandoned ruins you can hike to in upstate NY and I am determined to do as many of them as possible before snow. (We will see what happens but that is the plan!)

Why are the weekends so short and the weeks so long? : (

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What’s left of the old estate…

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And the lean to which offered a cozy resting spot. 

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angelI am grateful for stunning sunsets and super moons. Grateful for these little things in life that give us something to look forward to and tell us to keep going.

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I took this using my mom’s super zoom lense. Love how it came out with the branches over the moon!

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angelI am grateful for new places to try.

Like a local speakeasy with a bonfire outside to snuggle up by and a newly renovated bar/restaurant that is beautiful.

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angel I am grateful for my camera, which gives me the opportunity to capture these memories, look back on them, and realize how grateful I am.

 

 

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Thank you for reading! What are you feeling grateful for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently in October

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Happy weekend!

(I really did want to bake some yummy fall treats this weekend…)

Last month I did a Currently in September post  and am going to attempt to do these once a month!

So here it is, our currents for my favorite month ever. 

Currently in October 

Me, currently…

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This has been me all month and will continue to be me throughout October…

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Current foliage…

Looking around outside my house right now catches my breath.

Driving around my little mountain town, I feel distracted, and can’t think of where to look first.

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Currently wearing…

My Hunter boots and my fringe jacket. A lot. 

The jacket was on sale from Forever 21 for $20, the dress is from goodwill. I am excited to wear my Hunter boots with a variation of a million different styles of long thick socks.And leggings!

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Fox and squirrel leggings. And leggings, in general. 

I wish I could remember who blogged about these leggings I read about months ago, then obsessed over, and searched my local Walmarts for. I have the best boyfriend ever, who searched all over Walmart until he found them for me.

They have foxes and squirrels on them, so of course I needed them!

They also say they are “sueded” leggings , they have this buttery feeling to them.

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Currently watching…

Definitely still watching American Horror story! So far, it’s not my favorite season at all. But it is getting better each episode!

But currently in October, I’ve been watching…

Vlogtober on youtube. 

Vlogtober is when you tubers post a Vlog every day in October.

I mentioned Vlogtober last year in this post. and this Mental health monthly faves post.

Here are my favorite Vlogtobers who I have been watching for a few years now!

Sarah Hawkinson:

Sarah is a favorite you tuber of mine in general because she loves Halloween just like me, she’s an introvert also like me,  and I love her style and watching her thrifting trips. She is also the reason I started shopping obsessively at Michaels for Halloween stuff, all year round.

Samantha Maria:

Sunbeamsjess:

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Currently listening to…

I have been enjoying this Autumn Leaves playlist made by Spotify.

Here’s my October playlist, which I’ll be adding to a lot.

I haven’t been very good lately about finding new music, though. Anyone want to share any I would so appreciate it!

I just found the song above too, Sunset lover by Petit biscuit, if you want to give that a listen.

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Currently celebrating…

Coziness, warmth, and Halloween!

Every week Frankie and I celebrate a spooky night, where we light all of the fall candles, drink fall brews, and watch a scary movie. In a dimly lit and spookified room like this.

(Actually my room looks like this all year long.)

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Hanging skulls and tree branch lights in a  wine bottle, and pumpkin candles, oh my!

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Currently drinking…

Well, not right now, since it’s 11:30 am on a Saturday.

Fall cocktails. Fall pumpkin beers and ciders. 

The drinks to the right were Apple Jack and my friend’s Pumpkin pie martini, which was my favorite. Yummmm.

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Currently excited and thinking about…

Excited….Well guys, I landed my first sponsored post, where they are sending me $75 worth of Halloween goodies, all picked out by me, to blog about! I feel so blessed and I can’t wait to share with everyone. The fact that I got to hand pick all of the items made me feel great because I know that everything I am blogging about are products  I would obviously buy for myself!

Thinking about…And I am attending a space-themed Halloween party the weekend before Halloween and cannot decide between being Mrs. Frizzle from the Magic school bus, Buzz Light year, or Marvin the martian.  I will be making my costume and might buy a few little things for it if needed.

What do you guys think?! Help!

What are you doing this October? jacko

Monday gratitude

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I am sorry for the lack of updates this week, life has been busy, and we had some family things come up…

We had an unexpected grief in our family and had to pull together to get through it.

This changed our plans for our family visiting, but we were still able to spend time together and show them what the Catskills are like in the best time of the year, autumn.

 

It’s so important to remember your gratitude every day, but especially on Mondays.

Now that it’s getting colder, it is getting harder and harder to get out of my warm bed with my pup all snuggled behind my knees. But I have to remember that another weekend will come soon and I have to be thankful for the current moment.

 

Monday Gratitude:

 

Oktoberfest.

 

Last post, I mentioned my plans for this weekend were to go to Oktoberfest with my family and my cousins, who were visiting from Ireland.

It’s my favorite festival by far and it goes on for 4 wonderful weekends!

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By the way, I got Hunter boots….! First time out with them at the fest.

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Meet 3 month old Ginger. I fell in love.

 

Changing leaves.

This time of year, when you look out into the mountains and some trees are changing and others are still green and some just have their tips super bright.

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Impromptu sister photoshoots at our beautiful home.

 

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Coziness.

 

Saturday night my sister spiced up some hot apple cider and rum and we all went outside to enjoy some drinks by the fire….ahhhhh.

We also had a hilarious game of Cards against humanity that night.

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What are you grateful for this Monday?

Labor day ; summer roundup

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This holiday is bittersweet for me for sure… as it is for many. 

The summer is coming to an end and I can’t even believe where the time went.

This summer was great and I feel so lucky.

I got to go on vacation to both Provincetown  and camping in Ocean city and Virginia Beach. 

I got to celebrate big things like my 25th birthday, as well as little things like drives, flea markets and farmers markets. 

Friday night started off with a pretty pink striped sky that was so beautiful I had to capture it. So amazing to have my very own camera now!

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Saturday was a quick farmer’s market morning…

I did not take many pictures here because I was holding onto the pup and mama’s abundance of vegetables and baked goods. Worth it, though.

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Sunday I took the pup for a mini hike down to the falls. We checked out both the overlook part and down by the falls!

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Sun orbs and fishers….

 

On the way back from the falls, I stumbled across a new creek that I can’t believe I never discovered before! In this picture, you can spot a girl doing a yoga pose to your left.
[I love life’s little unplanned whims]

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Of course someone had to chase her ball and swim! I’m so proud of the little babe for not being afraid to try swimming in new places. 

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On Monday,  I had a fun day planned at the fair with my friends and I got to meet another little friend before we left! Meet this little baby, Pokey.

He was shy at first, curled up in his ball and shaking. My friend says this is the norm, but I am so happy he finally came out of his little ball to say hi!

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We left Pokey and headed over to the fair…

There is just something about the fair, isn’t there?

I go every summer and this year I was afraid I was going to miss it. I went to a different fair than I normally go to, but it’s good to try new things. It was way hotter than we thought and later we said that we wished we had thought to go at night, because fairs at night are even better! But we still had a blast.

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My friend and I both love cemeteries and finding new ones. Seems strange to some, maybe? My grandma used to take me for walks in cemeteries when I was younger and I was always found them peaceful and enjoyed walking around and seeing the architecture as well as reading the stones…

So on the way home from the fair, we visited a cemetery. I especially love taking la-la drives now that I have my camera.

This one was so huge we only covered maybe half of it.

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What did your Labor day weekend look like?

 

Flea market, dog day, and drives

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Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and that you had a great weekend!

My love had the weekend off so we got to spend every day together.

And the other beautiful thing was that I got to take out my new Canon Rebel beauty that I talked about in my last post. 

 

Saturday:

 

Saturday we took our boy to the vet…just a general check up. Everything went great and he is a healthy and happy boy!

 

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After that, we took a la la drive….

 

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We then remembered that they were having Mountain Top Dog Day near us and we knew we had to go!

 

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They had a demonstration from the local police department of their K-9 patrol and how they train them to sniff narcotics. It was pretty cool!

 

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We also saw a hot dog dressed as an actual hot dog in a costume…. tried to photograph from far away, but I just did not do him justice.

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In addition to all of the beauty of dogs surrounding us, we had this. 

 

Later that night, I drove past my favorite field near sunset and had my camera.

 

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I was not originally going to pull over, but then I spotted 3 deer in the field…

 

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I watched as they all jumped away and admired their graceful attitudes.

 

Sunday:

 

The next day, we hit up this huge flea market that I have not been to in quite a few years. As you may or may not know, I love flea markets. And farmer’s markets. Basically any markets…

I forgot how amazing it was and how many treasures you can find here…

 

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Quite a few old cameras were found…

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But only 1 sad clown…

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Funny story about Mr. wooden duck here. I had my blogging brain turned on while taking these pictures and strolling the flea. I remembered a previous gaming post about my favorite game Gone Home that I had written- in the game, there is a wooden duck that I somehow remembered looking like this guy. When in fact, when I looked it up while writing this post, he was a Christmas duck. I’m pretty sure he was still wooden- so, close enough. Either way, he reminded me of Gone Home ; )

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Frankie scored a $20 telescope!

 

The rest of the day….

 

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 I hope you all had a lovely weekend!