Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Good places to pick a pumpkin

cf familyFall is filled with invigorating things! Scarves, crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice, apple cider the list is endless  when it comes to things we love about now. We recently went to Cox Farms in Centreville VA to check out it’s new Enchanted Forest and pick some pumpkins. Here’s list of other great places to check out depending where you live.

Cox Farms Centreville VA

Great Country Farms Bluemont VA

Butler’s Orchard Germantown MD

Waters Orchard Germantown MD

Marker Miller Orchards Winchester VA

If you go to Cox Farms be sure to try the slides (as an adult too!), the apple cider, take the hayride and check out the new Enchanted Forest. You can walk the trail at night too which will make it extra spooky. We loved the sleeping dragon along the way and the upside house. Oh, don’t forget to stop by the Market Place for your pumpkin too!

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Enchanted forest features fairy tale themes

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Grab kettle corn for the hayride!

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Lots to choose from!cf bob




Easy Pumpkin Decorating!

We carved our first pumpkin for the season and it was simple! Adora is 5 so poking the pattern in the pumpkin was a perfect task for her. Digging out the guts took a little nudging but she did it. Bob even got an arm in that too but honestly spent most of his time trying to pick up the other pumpkins all around us.  For those who don’t wanna cut in and get messy I found some fun ways to decorate smaller pumpkins like mummies, witches and owls for $5. (see below)





psal4 These push-in decorating kits are only $10.

push in pumpkingSPIDEY

$5 kits for baby pumpkins


Some more fun pix!







Patches & pumpkins at Cox Farms

We love Fall at our house! Before it gets too cold we had to get out to the farm for kettle corn, hayrides and pumpkins!































Fall Housewarming

Congrats to my friend Kristina on her new beautiful home! We stopped by to toast the new digs in Arlington and she was truly the hostess with the mostest. She had a great spread and I just adored the mini pumpkin spice cakes with vanilla glaze. She added twix bars as stems! How cute. Fall.. such a fun time for a party!

Adora with proud new homeowner!


Great deck comes with a loyal watchdog!

With June bug

The backyard is huge… perfect for entertaining (and letting wild kids run free)

There was a mild case of pumpkin chunkin’ before entering.


In love with Fall

This week we could feel it. The start of Fall is here. The weather is way cooler in the mornings, football fever is on and the kiddos are back in school. Before we know it… it will be gone. I find Fall is always a fast season. It’s definitely one of my favorites which is why on these first few days I figured I would waste no time capturing what I could. Everyday I find a reason to get out. Today I decided to take Adora to the old railroad car in downtown Herndon. It was awesome. Just us… some seasonal candy and an old choo choo! By the way I got the vintage suspender skirt by Papoose Clothing on Etsy and the candy corn is from the Target $1 bin!

Fashion Forecast Calls for Leather & Mustard

Labor Day weekend is near and in the fashion world that  means tis the season of the September Issue. Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out hype heats up and the search for Fall trendsseriously begin. For those unsure where to start- local stylist April Yvonne of MyDCStyle has some ansawers. She hosted the final installment of her Women of Good taste: Summer Fashion Series. Titled “Fall Fashion Preview” April showcased looks that easily transition from day to night.

  • Leather
  • Wide-leg pants
  • over-sized sweaters
  • Mustard Hues

April’s series is hosted at the W Hotel’s J&G Steakhouse in downtown DC. We hear fashionistas enjoyed Couture-tinis and scored a gift cards to the Saks Salon and Spa and J&G Steakhouse.

Good Luck Lindsay!

Super nice gal pal and local sports reporting star Lindsay Czarniak is Bristol bound. We bid farewell  at a going away party held at Public Bar  in Tenleytown. Newly engaged and headed to ESPN there’s no doubt 2011 has been a great year! We’ll miss you Lindsay.. but know you’ll visit often! We know you will… now that you’re planning a Fall wedding in DC! Spotted: Former Redskin QB Jason Campbell,  Doug Kammerer, Wendy Rieger, Pat Collins, Dan Hellie and the whole NBC clan. NBCer turned ABCer weatherman Bob Ryan joined colleagues Alison Starling and Pamela Brown. Also there,FOX5’s Laura EvansWUSA’s Dave Owens, Ivan Carter, WTTG’s Lindsay Murphy, Mike O’Meara and Mike Wise. (Photo credit: Chris Abi-Najm)

Lindsay and fiancee Craig Melvin, a former colleague of mine in SC

Alison Starling and Pamela Brown

With Laura Evans

Party host Dan Hellie with Craig and former Redskin Jason Campbell

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki with Carla O’Meara… the gorgeous wife of you guessed it my morning radio bud Mike!

SCORE! Fall District Sample Sale

PHOTOS: District Sample Sale 2010 gallery

It’s the one day to score high-end designer duds for low-end prices! A little rain didn’t stop shoppers from taking advantage of the deals at this year’s Fall District Sample Sale. See full story here

BUMP or DUMP: Fall Foilage

This is one of my first ‘sweater coats’ of  the season.. full of vibrant fall foliage. By Guinevere.

Join OMG: Signature Chef Event to Heat Up October

The OMG pick of October!

Calling all bon vivants, chefs and foodies of DC to join me next month for the ultimate food social of the Fall! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26 as Signature Chefs Auctions come to the DC Ritz-Carlton

Silent Auction DC features 20 of DC’s top chefs, gathering for an evening of culinary delights, fine wine and good company. The March of Dimes event will include live and silent auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways.

The 2010 honorary chef is Ris Lacoste (pictured), Executive Chef and Owner of Ris. WJLA-TV news anchor Leon Harris will serve as master of ceremonies.

SPECIAL: General admission seats are $150 (a $50 discount). REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Event guests get a special treat as the Ritz-Carlton DC is offering special room rates of $359 for Tuesday night, October 26.  Call 800.241.3333 before Tuesday, September 28 to request reservations.

Find out more by visiting the March of Dimes event website or at Sak’s Facebook eventSignature Chef’s Facebook event and Twitter.

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