October 22, 2015

Living & Loving Fall

I came across this poem recently and it spoke to me so I thought I would share it here along with a few more foliage pictures.  The colors are so beautiful up in the mountains this year and we have gotten to enjoy some gorgeous days.   

October 7, 2015

A Fall Weekend in the Adirondacks

Fall tree in the
We spent this past weekend in Upstate NY, more because we had to than because we wanted to.  There was lots of rain and a possible hurricane in the weather forecast, but we were running out of time to get our boat our of the water for the season.  Lately, going away just hasn't been as appealing to me.  I am reluctant to be further away from my mom.  But, upstate we went, and, surprisingly enough, we were rewarded with a wonderful fall weekend.

October 5, 2015

A Few Fall Favorites & Finds

The mountains are calling throw pillow with fall foliage -
Last week, I found myself in Marshalls with the intention of looking at shoes. I was on the hunt for new boots for fall.  On the way into the store, I told myself that I should not/would not go near the home stuff because I DO NOT need another throw pillow.  Or mug.  And yet I somehow ended up at the register with this pillow in my cart.  And no boots.  I spotted the pillow out of the corner of my eye and it was just so perfect that it had to come home with me.  Plus, it cost significantly less than the boots I considered.   And throw pillows just make me happier than shoes.  I am weird that way.  And that very same day, I also brought home yet another mug from Target.  I love the "warm and cozy sentiment".

October 1, 2015

Caramel Apples (and a giveaway!)

Fall is our family's favorite time of year and since our boys have been little, we have started a few traditions that we look forward to every year.  One of these traditions is making Caramel Apples when we bring back loads of apples from the pick-your-own apple orchard that we visit every year.  I love that this tradition has stayed, even as my boys have grown older.  It is an activity we all enjoy.  One of my concerns, as a mom, is what exactly all that ooey gooey caramel is doing to all of our teeth!  Fortunately, brushing with Aquafresh® toothpaste twice a day can put my mind at rest to allow us all to enjoy sweet treats in moderation, especially on Halloween.