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Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Recap: The Pumpkin Show & Our Engagiversary

Happy Monday! Hope y'all had a great weekend. We had another fun Fall weekend, and I totally wish we could start it all over again. Instead, I'll just share some fun pics and pretend we are starting it all over again :)

On Saturday, Rick and I went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show with our good friends Jackie and Nate.

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Pumpkin Show #OOTD. This is one of the scarfs I talked about on Friday that I got off of Amazon. You can also search "Blogger Scarf" on Amazon and find quite a few. There is also a similar one at Target. You can find a great tutorial on how to tie a blanket scarf here. When I first got mine I had no idea how to tie it because it is rather large...basically the size of a small blanket. The one from Target is a little smaller and can be tied like a regular scarf.

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We just had to get a picture in front of one of the largest pumpkin contest winners. This one won 1st place and was 1,964 lbs!! That is one BIG pumpkin!

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This was the 108th Pumpkin Show and people come from all around.

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There are tons of pumpkins and gourds all around, and it's fun to pick out the really unique ones.

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I loved the unique shape of this one.

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There was also a tent where they were carving pumpkins. The guy in the background was craving a spooky scene.

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We also met up with these little cuties for a bit before we headed out to go catch the last half of the OSU game. Go Bucks!!

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Then on Sunday we celebrated our 1 year Engagiversary by visiting Alum Creek where we got engaged. You can read about our engagement here.

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We stopped by a few spots trying to get some good pictures of the leaves. I remember last year the leaves were beautiful. There was some pretty trees, but we both agreed that not all of the trees have turned yet, and we are thinking next weekend might be a better, give them another week or so and we will try again. I did get a few pretty pics of the trees that had changed.

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I have a fun post coming on Wednesday sharing some fun anniversary and engagiversy gifts, so check back soon!
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Love

Happy Friday! I always seem excited come Friday, but today I'm even more excited for 2 reasons: 

1. I'm finally getting my hair cut and highlighted. The last time I had this done was right before the wedding when I had my trial hair run. It's far overdue and I can't wait to feel like a new woman. 

2. This weekend we are going to the Pumpkin Festival!  Yep a festival all about pumpkins. You can get pumpkin chili, pumpkin sloppy joes and the most amazing pumpkin donuts. There will definitely be a recap come Monday.

Now on to a few other things that I'm excited to share...

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Plaid Blanket Scarf

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I wanted to get a plaid blanket scarf. I did end up ordering one on Amazon, but recently came across this cute ones at of all places....Target! And only $16.99 each. If you recall these were popular last year from Zara, and I totally missed out on getting one, but that was probably for the best because they were almost $50. I ended up getting the purple and green one from Target and it is so soft. And not as large as a blanket scarf, so it's a little more comfortable to wear. The blanket scarf that I did end up getting from Amazon (similar to the one in the middle) feels like I am wearing a blanket around my neck, so not as comfortable as I had hoped. But I'll still do my best to rock it this Fall!


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I've been working on finishing up some of my Fall decorations so I can share during next week's linkup. I have been coming across some really cute Fall printables, and the best part is...they are free! I love this "Well hello beautiful glorious fall" printable. It's hard to tell in the picture (the lighting in my kitchen is horrible), but the "hello" and the leaf look like gold leafing. You can find this print for free here.


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A few more Fall printables that I almost chose, that are all free, except the black cat one. I am going to try and recreate the Pumpkin Spice one on my chalkboard this weekend.


{ THREE }

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Earlier this week at work, they moved all of us Account folks around so we could be closer to our teams. Previously my cube was located in what we called the bull ring. It was a serious of cubes in the middle of the room, and there was absolutely no view of a window or sunlight. But now, I have this beautiful large window, overlooking some pretty Fall trees. And a huge mud puddle I might add, but I try and only look at the pretty leaves. There is construction next door and they are building an apartment complex, so it will be interesting to watch the progress once they get started. At least my trees are staying :)  

Also just wanted to add that I'm currently working on a little desk make-over, so I'll have to share progress once I finish getting moved in. You can see my previous work space here. Don't you just love the gray marbled walls?!? Fortunately I still have those.


{ FOUR }


I came across this healthy dessert a few weeks ago, and have been wanting to make it. I have all of the ingredients, so making it a priority to try out this weekend. I love all of the recipes from the Tone It Up girls, so I'm sure this will be amazing. And I definitely need to continue with all things pumpkin for the next couple of months while I can.

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I don't have pictures yet, but I have finally taken care of getting the pups ready for Halloween. I debated on making them costumes this year, but then I came across some cute costumes that were on sale and I realized it would cost way more to make them costumes than it would be to just purchase them. 

If you are looking for costumes for your pup, Michaels has some really cute ones and they are 50% off (reg. $12.99 on sale for $6.49). I also found one at Target.com on sale as well. One thing I am finding out is pet costumes are starting to sell out fast online, so if you are looking to get something for your pup, I would recommend getting something now. Petsmart.com is out of many of the really funny/cute ones, and Amazon.com (although much more expensive) shows small quantities on the ones I looked at. 

I'm so excited because this year there is a theme and I can't wait to reveal. There will be a photo shoot happening this weekend, so wish us luck everyone is on their best behavior! BTW, you can find the pups in last year's costumes here.

And for more Friday fun, check out the Five on Friday linkup hosted by ChristinaDarciApril and Natasha


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Reception Details

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite parts of our wedding...the reception details. Our ceremony and reception decorations were all Pinterest inspired DIY projects. It was definitely a labor of love. The last few months of wedding planning, if I wasn't at work, I was at home covered in paint and/or glue. I joked with Rick the reason why brides get their nails done before the wedding is because their nails are a wreck from wedding DIYs. At least mine were!

The theme of my wedding was Southern Garden Party and the color scheme was hot pink and turquoise. There was also a lot of burlap, twine, mason jars and chalkboards. Just a few of my favorite things. So here are the details, and if anyone has any questions on how I made something just shoot me an email or leave a comment below. I might share a few DIY/tutorials in the future on how I made things.

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{ Cake table }

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{ Our wedding cake - our layers were strawberry, white with chocolate ganache filling, 
and chocolate with raspberry filling }

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{ DIY floral arrangements and our table numbers }

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{ Napkin rings and wedding favors - chocolate mustache and lip suckers }

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{ Seating cards }

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{ Burlap Cheers banner }

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{ The puppies were representing at the wedding, along with our Mr and Mrs glasses }

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{ Photo Booth - more details to come on this later }

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{ Photo booth was also part of our guest book, more to come}
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{ Gift table }

Linking up today with:

Wedding Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Apple Pickin Take 2

Another fun Fall weekend in the books! One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is go apple picking and to the pumpkin patch. We knocked both of those things out this last weekend.

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This is the second year we went to Lynd's Fruit Farm. You can check out our first trip here.

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I believe we went the exact same weekend last year, and like last year we had our pick of the Melrose and Suncrisp apples.

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The Suncrisp apples are the yellow ones, and the Melrose are the red ones. And both are mighty delish! We were told both were crisp, juicy and a little tart, and perfect for baking.

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Rick picking the Suncrips.

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Close up of the Melrose, which are my favorite.

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If you keep these apples in a cool dry place, they will keep until Valentines day. Good thing since we got 20 lbs of apples!

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We then headed down the road to the pumpkin patch. It was such a perfect day to be outside and it was the perfect day to wear my new plaid shirt from Target (brand is Merona, around $22, not online to link :( ). I told Rick this was my pumpkin patch chic outfit. He just laughed, but he still loves me :)

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Rick's pumpkin patch chic outfit includes a pullover from Cabellas.

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One last photo in front of the Jeep for Rick :)

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When we got back, we put our pumpkins on the front porch, and the puppies gave their approval. Now we are officially ready for Fall!

A few other happenings this weekend:

-- we went and saw Gone Girl. Loved it, but the ending is still messed up. I won't share more than that so I don't spoil it for others. Has anyone else seen this yet?

-- Rick watched our friend Amy's daughter Avery who is 2 while we were at the movies. He enjoyed almost 3 hours of watching cartoons, coloring and playing with play dough. He was a good sport, and is definitely a keeper ladies!!

-- Sunday I got a chance to check out Amy's new house, which is still being built, and then us girls went to Sweet Clove Sunshine Cafe for brunch (my review here). It's one of my favorite brunch spots, and the girls were very happy I introduced them to the honey bacon...it's amazing!!

-- My Fall decor is almost complete (isn't it funny it takes me half the season to get it all up!). There is a link-up next week, so planning on sharing then.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

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