Boyd Orchards 2014

Boyd Orchards 2014
Nate and I went with his Mom, Grandparents, Sisters, and their families to Boyd Orchards last weekend. We went for the first time last year and it was so much fun. I had never been to an orchard or a pumpkin patch before (that I can remember) and I loved it! Last year we picked an insane amount of apples and had some trouble using them all. So we played it safe and helped the others pick theirs. We decided we’d be plenty happy with some apple cider and apple cider donuts! Of course in the end other family members pawned apples off on us because they had picked too many! ;] (I guess that was my plan all along!) I had my first apple cider slushy this year and man oh man.. I am hooked. We didn’t pick out a pumpkin so I’m thinking we might need to go back one more time! I really just need a reason to go back for another slushy.
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This is where I start waxing poetic about the weather, because it really has been fantastic. I get really emotional about being able to open all of the windows and let the breeze blow all throughout the house. Ha. Every single year. It was actually a little warm on Saturday at the orchard. I put on what I deemed the perfect apple picking outfit, got out there, and after a while of walking in the sun I was burning up. That’s what I get for trying to rush the fall weather! I am happy to report that the last few days have been nice and cool. Speaking of getting emotional – how wonderful is this photo below of my niece and her great grandma? SO sweet.
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Outfit Details:
Plaid Top: Thrifted
Cardigan: Target
Leggings: A gift from a friend
Hat: Forever21 (Thrifted)
Boots: Express
Bag: Vintage Coach (Thrifted/Gift from Mom)

Kentucky Favorites: The Night Market

Night Market in Lexington, Kentucky
Night Market is a fun local event that we have here in downtown Lexington that features all sorts of vendors – food, craft beer, hand made items, coffee, etc. There’s live music and lots to look at! We went several weekends back and I’d love to go again. I spotted a few vintage dresses and some beautiful handmade jewelery that I wish I had picked up. And the food – ohhh the food! These are the kinds of things that make me sad to see our Kentucky summer evenings slipping away!
Night Market in Lexington, Kentucky
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Night Market in Lexington, Kentucky

The Bluegrass 10,000

2014 Bluegrass 10,000
Nate ran in the Bluegrass 10,000 on the 4th of July. I struggled to get up and go with him but I was so glad that I did because the weather was just perfect. It was a beautiful day to be outside! I find it so difficult to get up and get going but I am always so thankful once I’ve made myself do it. I walked around while Nate ran, sipped some coffee, and made sure to be at the finish line when he crossed! I tell ya, being a spectator is the only place for me when it comes to running. There’s a small part of me that wants to try to enjoy it but I think I’ll stick to silks classes!

We are headed to Chicago in October so that Nate can run the Chicago Marathon. I will be more than happy to be on the sidelines for that! Chicago is such a fantastic city and I can’t wait to take tons of photos and enjoy a long weekend there while Nate gets to do something he loves!

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Kentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer Hall

>Kentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer Hall
We have so many favorite hang out spots in Lexington now that it’s hard to believe I’m adding another one to list but with the way this city is blowing up I suppose I better get used it! Friday night we went down to National Provisions to check out their new Beer Hall and hang out with a few friends. It was the perfect end to a long week and a relaxing beginning to our weekend. Just look at this place – the atmosphere is fantastic. We didn’t eat but I saw several wonderful looking dishes make their way to other customers, so I’m really looking forward to going back to grab lunch or brunch here soon! Apparently there is also another side of the establishment that is a boulangerie. I realized after we left that I have seen a ton of gorgeous photos of the Boulangerie and have heard lots of good things about their delicious pastries! Oh Lexington, you’re making it extremely difficult to just stay home and be content with cooking my own food! Kentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer HallKentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer HallKentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer HallKentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer HallKentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer HallUntitledKentucky Favorites: National Provisions Beer Hall

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