A couple weeks ago Andrea and I crossed another activity off of our Fall Bucket List. We finally went to Howell’s Pumpkin farm! For those of you not in the Niagara region, Howell’s is a beautiful family own activity farm, that opens up every fall for some super spooky halloween fun! There are animals, wagon rides, all kinds of neat displays, and a spook barn! And don’t forget these delectable pumpkin donuts, the real reason I go there every year!
Seriously they should sell these all year round! and in grocery stores! I would buy them all the time!
This is just one of the super nifty animatronic displays! There is a video of it in action on my instagram here.
Overall, it was an amazing trip! We managed to get through the corn maze, and the spook barn and we got a wagon ride! We didn’t get to do everything, but I’m hoping to go back to pick up some pumpkins this coming week!
Definitely check it out if you haven’t already!
What fun halloween attractions do you have near you?
A few weeks ago I posted my Fall Bucket List and promised that I would be posting updates whenever I cross an item off the list! Well, here I am with that first update!
Yesterday we attended the Balls Falls craft show! Andrea volunteers there every year and runs a vendor relief program so we decided to go and visit with her, and while we were there we got to check out a lot of awesome makers, food, beer and just overall autumn fun.
When we were driving out, the weather was super cold and rainy and I was super bummed about it, so we made a pitstop for umbrellas and better shoes and then when we got there it was so hot and sunny we were actually sweating, (in regards to my outfit, definitely fashion over function).
After we were done at the festival we went up to visit my parents, they don’t live that far from there so it wasn’t out of the way. We visited and meal-prepped a bunch, I think roughly 25 mini freezer shepherd’s pies so that we don’t have to stress about dinners during NaNoWriMo. We didn’t get to visit for long, but we’ll be able to catch up more on Monday for my family’s Thanksgiving.
As for today (Thanksgiving Sunday), we’re having our very first turkey dinner. It will be my first time cooking a turkey, though it’s from a pre-cooked turkey kit, it still needs to be stuffed, and put in the over and all the other dishes need to be made too. It’s a good first turkey, hard to mess up, and I’m pretty excited about it.
So happy I got to spend some quality time with some of my favourite people yesterday. Seriously feeling so thankful for all the positive people in my life right now.
What are you thankful for?
I think I mentioned earlier in this blog that for the past couple years I have been doing seasonal bucket lists with my best friend Andrea. It’s by no means a strict list but more so just a guide line for what we want to get done during the season. Since Fall is both of our favourite seasons, we definitely are hype for this years list.
On one of our thrifting excursions, we found a copy of The Year of Cozy by
- Homemade Chicken Wings
- Wine & Paint Night
- Go on a hike* * or a short horizontal jaunt
- Go apple picking
BAKE SOMETHING! I baked Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, and Banana Bread and a Smores Pie!
- Make Butternut Squash Soup!
- Red Lobster
- Crochet scarves and things! (ongoing)
- Fall (HOME) Spa Day
- Christmas planning
- Halloween movies (Hallmark ones more specifically)
I’m going to try to plan some corresponding blog posts for every time we cross an item off the list. My prediction is that we are going to be trying to get at least a couple done each time we see each other since she recently moved a bit further away and we might not get to see each other as often as usual. Once I have the corresponding post for each task up, I will link it here so that it’s easier to find!
If you have any other cute suggestions for our Fall Bucket List, please leave them in the comments below!
I haven’t officially introduced my best friend Andrea on this blog yet, but I was waiting for the perfect time and I think that time is now! She and I have been best friends since we went to Journalism school together, so I think probably four years now! Over the past four years we have went on so many adventures, had so many coffee dates, and had so many crafternoons…. I don’t even want to try to guess how many silly movies we’ve watched on netflix! I’m sure she’ll pop up on here a lot more than just this post but today, this post is all about her newest little venture!
As of this past weekend she has opened up her very own shop on etsy, YarningYogiDesigns. She’ll be selling her beautiful arm-knitted scarves and other knitted goods for remarkably affordable prices. Her attention to detail is pristine and her colour choices are beautiful.
Last Friday we went out to St. Johns Conservation Area and modelled some of her scarves for her shop photos. It was a bit chilly but the lighting and the colours were a killer combination for a perfect photo-shoot. So here are some of the photos we both took of each other.
I love this deep red colour for the autumn and holiday season. This is the colour I asked for for christmas and I cannot wait to wear it 24/7 once the weather gets cooler.
I’m also super in love with this beautiful muted eggplant colour. The tone is perfect for any season really. So versatile and cozy, I think this was my favourite outfit from the shoot!
And here are some pictures of my beautiful bestfriend modelling her own scarves for her shop! I love the colours that she chose, they totally fit her always cozy aesthetic.
Andrea is one of the easiest people to take photos of that I have ever worked with. Seriously, no touch ups were needed or anything, she really is just this gorgeous!
So right now is definitely the best time to order some handmade knitted goodies for all of your holiday gifting. I would reccommend getting your order in before her holiday rush starts so that you can make sure to get your scarves just in time for christmas.
Andrea and I have also been talking and planning a new little project for the two of us, so I will make sure to keep you posted on all of those endeavours as things start progressing on that front.