Sunday, September 21, 2014

Apple Fest 2014

Last Sunday we ventured out to one of my favorite places at the shore,
Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

Check out all the amazing details on the Delicious Orchards here.

Sunday, September 14th they were celebrating
Apple Fest 2014
 There were plenty of pumpkins...


 and Halloween decor!

 There were also plenty of...

 goofy guests,

live music,

 and a great car show.
 It was the perfect day to be outdoors.

And did I mention the free samples, ohhh my,
yes, there were plenty of those!!
So what fall festivals have you guys been attending?
Have you been apple picking yet?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 42 ~

September 15th we took a drive to our favorite Marina
to watch the sunset.
It had been gorgeous the night before.
I know this because I saw everyones pictures on Facebook.
I...missed it!
The first thing I spotted as we rounded the bend was...
 this adorable domestic duck.
 My first thought was drat, I didn't bring my zoomie lens.
My second thought, drat, I don't have any food.

 Well I didn't need my zoomie lens...he was super friendly,
I could have touched him here.

 But I did "need" food!!
He was not happy when he realized I had nothing.

 He was quite expressive in his disappointment with me...

thanks for nothing!!

Sharing my encounter this pretty Domestic Duck with
for Saturday Critters.

Also sharing with Anni at I'd Rather Be Birding
as this week I remembered again!! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Six Words Friday ~ Fall ~

Crisp Air...
 Cool Nights...

 Fall's Here!!

Sharing these evening images from September 15th with
Adrienne at My Memory Art ~ Six Words Friday
Please stop by and share Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne.
Many thanks Adrienne for hosting Six Words Friday,
it's both challenging and fun!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 26 ~

Bayhead Beach, September 8th.

Today, I am sharing these pretty beach fences with
my good friend
for Good Fences.
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Knit Two...Purl Two!!!

 I finished two more hats.

 This is a girls slouchy hat, I like a pom-pom for a girl.
This is a regular men's cap, no pom-pom for the boys.

 This hat is almost done. It is ready for the dreaded
"double pointed needles".
If you don't know what that means, you don't want to know.
Long story short, the hard part!
When this hat is completed, I will have made eight hats.
Things are looking up for my goal of one hat for everyone on my
Christmas List!
 This cream colored hat is my favorite so far.
 Here are the tags I am making to attach to the finished hats.

I found the "Made With Love" tags on the internet, for,
wait for!!
Aren't they adorable and you can't beat free!

The other tag is the tag from the yarn, so peeps know what kind of yarn it is.
You may have guessed that this hat is for oldest son, Scott.
I know he's going to love it!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Garden Has Been Good...

It's just a tiny vegetable garden.
Everything is in pots, up on our deck.
It's small and manageable and that's what makes it so fun.
I, we, the hubs planted tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplant.
It does not take much to make me happy...
and happy I am.
I, we, the hubs will plant a few additional vegetables next year.
Carrots and maybe a few more tomatoes.

Here are a few pictures I took on July 24th...

The Eggplant


 The hubs watering...everything looked good and very healthy!!
Looks like we picked two eggplant and two cucumbers.


He's such a good "waterer" that a word??

Here they are, aren't they "pretty"?
We have been getting a lot of both of these, the tomatoes did not do well.

Three eggplant on September 4th...
and there is one tomato, not picture worthy at all.

We've been eating lunches like this...

and this!!
That's breaded, oven friend eggplant on the bottom.
Jersey tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil on top.
This is drizzled with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.
This is really, really good!

On September 6th, dinner looked like this.
But, honestly, we have been eating a lot of Eggplant Parmesan.

In the morning, it's hanging on the vine,
by supper time, it's in my tummy.
I'm not sure why, but that makes me smile!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer Memories!!

The hubs and I had a great summer.
We shared some really wonderful moments, took lots of fun little trips,
and this summer I learned how to knit.
I have been collecting lots of mementos from the summer.
You name it, I saved it.
Because I had so much "stuff",
I decided to make a...
 "Summer 2014 Memory Jar"

This is the top!
My niece, Emily brought me two sand dollars that she found in Florida.
I put one inside the jar and glued this one to the top.
What's inside, say you??
I'm so glad you asked, let's take a peak at what's in there.

Hotel room keys, sea glass, shells, ticket stubs, guide maps and
business cards from some of the awesome stores
I visited this summer. 
Scatterogories score cards, souvenir pennies, stickers
and so much more.
Every time I look at this jar sitting on the shelf,
I will be reminded of the wonderful summer we shared in 2014.

I am also starting a "rock" garden.

From this day forward, wherever we go, I am going to pick up a rock.
Mark the bottom like this with a sharpie pen,
and keep them all together in my "new" rock garden.
The hubs sealed them so hopefully the names will not wash away.

Road trips only, you can't do this when you "fly", just sayin'!!