We had the BEST time together this weekend! We decided to welcome fall with some family apple picking. There are quite a few options near Chicago to get those apples. The place we chose and loved was Garden Patch Farms. What is so unique about this farm is that they offer way more than just apple picking. They have pear trees, red cabbage, squash, peppers of all kinds, pickles, kale and more! There are plenty of free wagons to put the kiddos in, so no need to bring one. They offer a free hay ride, a petting zoo…it’s hard to believe that the entrance fee is only $5 a person (kids are free)! You’ll also enjoy their wonderful market to purchase jams, fresh honey, pickled everything, salsa, cider and much much more.
I swear we came home with most of the farm in our trunk. This was a first for us and no way the last. I’m thinking we should go every weekend
Mike and I had fun cooking one of our farm picked items for dinner last night. Find out what I cooked and how I cooked it, tomorrow on Girl Nesting!
Our little girl turned 23 months this past week! Here she is jamming to the new playlist I installed for her on her (borrowed) iPod.
To get this weekend going, here’s what I’m loving on the web from a few of my favorite blogs – ENJOY!
Casalinga’s ceramics on the Passion Shake **I have a passion for ceramics! The color of these, robins egg blue….I LOVE!!! Great styling of this photo! Definitely take a look-see of this post – its beautiful.
End of Summer Grapefruit Popsicles Recipe on Paper & Stitch **I love everything on this blog! This post really speaks to me and my denial that summer has long gone…;( It can always be summer in my heart – especially with these yummy popsicles
Joy Cho’s daughter Ruby for Maternity/Family photos on Oh Joy. **We are doing family photos next week and I am so inspired by these colors! I am also inspired to do a DIY project I’ve been meaning to try….:)
Blogging is such a fun cool way of documenting your life. People ask all the time, “aren’t you afraid of running out of things to write about?”. Of course! It can and has happened…but because this blog is a lifestyle blog or a blog about life, as I prefer to think about it, stories often literally fall into my lap (cue hundreds of papers and sticky notes falling into lap now…). Things are always happening that can be learned from or inspired by. A good example is this post right now.
So, I have this cold that I mentioned to you all yesterday…and thought it was fitting, maybe even necessary, to post my natural home remedy for cold and flu that’s quick and easy to make. I could also use a cup of tea.
Ingredients are in your fridge and cupboard! Go check! If not, call someone and beg them to pick up what you need on their way home like I just did
Ginger as I mentioned before here, is one of the best natural medicines you can find in your produce section at the grocery store. It can help bronchitis, cough, menstrual cramps, arthritis, muscle pain, nausea, high blood pressure, migraines and more!
Lemon is high in Vitamin C. It is also full of phytochemicals; which are plant constituents that help boost the immune system.
Honey can be a powerful immune system booster. It’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve your digestive system and help you fight disease.
Now it’s time for me to rest up, sip my soothing tea and continue watching a Curious George Marathon with Zoë