Happy first day of fall! We can officially prepare ourselves for the colorful season and upcoming harvests. Grab a few of your fall favorites and get ready to rake some leaves.
While you’re at it, find out how you can earn a $20 Carhartt gift card here.
Are you looking for fall decorating ideas? Pumpkin bowls are quick and simple. They’re great for serving snacks on Thanksgiving Day before the big meal. They also make inexpensive but elegant centerpieces. Native Americans once used dried pumpkin shells to store grain, beans, and seeds. It’s always cool to pull something historical into your celebrations.
Take a look at my crafting outfit: Carhartt Women’s Rowlesburg Sweatshirt, Clarkston Cami, Slim-Fit Jeans, & Wellington Boots. The Rowlesburg Sweatshirt is one of my favorites. It’s cozy with a thermal lining you can wear around the house or for indoor work. The material is made with Rain Defender™ technology that’s both durable and water repellant, so it transitions to your outdoor jobs as well.
(Save the pumpkin seeds for a trail mix I’ll be posting the recipe for tomorrow!)
Upland Hills Farm in Michigan was founded in 1960 by Knight and Dorothy Webster. They hoped to teach an increasingly urban society about the joys and benefits of a rural life. Through day camps and farm visits, the Websters share their beautiful land and the lessons they’ve learned from mother nature. Years ago, Meghann, pictured above, often visited Upland Hills Farm, learning about and enjoying the great outdoors. She now works as a farm hand. Her connection with the farm has come full circle. Meghan once went to learn about how great farm life can be, and now she’s helping spread that enlightenment with others.
Check out Meghan’s great Carhartt work gear here: Rockford Insulated Windbreaker, Force Performance T-Shirt, Straight-Fit Slim Jean, Women’s Wellington Boots, & Copper Harbor Hat
Oh the wonderful days of falling leaves and pumpkin patches! Believe it or not, pumpkins are considered a fruit. They were named after the Greek word for “large melon.” Pumpkins are part of the gourd family, along with cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. Think of all the wonderful things we can do with this glorious fruit. Native Americans used it for food and and even made woven mats out of strips of the dried gourd. Pilgrims were known to combine hops, maple sugar, and pumpkin to brew a tasty colonial beer. Early colonists even used the shell as a template for hair cuts. (That’s why New Englanders are sometimes called pumpkin heads.) What’s your favorite pumpkin product? Is it pumpkin pie? pumpkin spiced latte? or adorable pictures from pumpkin patches?
I took my niece, Lily, to Calie’s Acre so she could enjoy the season in her new snuggly Carhartt outfit. Check out Lily’s look here: Carhartt Girl’s Redwood Jacket, Girl’s “Watercolor Horse” Long-Sleeve Bodyshirt, Brushed Fleece Pants, & Kid’s Acrylic Watch Hat. I was decked out in a fun fall clothes as well. This deep wine colored Marlinton Jacket is one of my favorites. The hue goes so well with everything. It might sound crazy, but I consider deep plum colors to be neutral, especially during fall. See my outfit here: Women’s Marlinton Jacket, Dartford Denim Shirt, & Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Dungarees.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the creative juices flowing. Inspiration can be hard to come by if you wait for it to appear out of thin air. That’s why the best way to prevent crafting block is to choose your own inspiration. This week, I chose candy corn because it’s one of my favorite things about fall. What is it about the season that makes you feel excited? Now use that as a jumping off point. Another thing that I love about this time of year is that it’s time to bring out the fleeces. The Boyne Jacket I’m wearing above is one of the coziest hoodies known to man. Now snuggle up and get to crafting!
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for turkey, baked treats, and fellowship. Britin from All Good Bakers in Albany, is a master in the kitchen. She and her husband run the co-op kitchen, and farm-to-table dinning is their specialty. Everything they serve is baked from scratch. I loved being in their restaurant. I can still remember how tasty the baking pumpkins smelled.
Check out their website here for more information.