I didn't expect to be busy this weekend but it certainly ended up that way! Saturday morning,
bright and early around 11:00, I got a call from two of my old roommates who wanted me to meet them for breakfast. So I crawled out of bed and met them at Cracker Barrel in my sweats. No, that's not a joke, we all went in our sweatpants. I think Stacy and Clinton on What Not to Wear would kill me.
After we gossiped and ate our fill of sausage gravy and apple streudal french toast, it was decided the girls would join me for the Autumn Days festival in town.
It took three tries to take a picture semi-decent. I know, we suck.
Kevin was so happy because he hates all the arts and crafts whereas I live for it. Normally, they have home made wood crafts but honestly, this year was a tad disappointing. Other than candles and scarves, the only thing anyone really had to sell was jewelry and some of it was a little odd.
Don't get me wrong, the jewelry wasn't bad, but I think using the term "Twilight Inspired" is a bit strange. They named each piece after a character.
One woman had a sterling silver charm bracelet and wanted $400 for it. I understand it was hand made but it was obvious she only bought charms and beads and put them together. I don't dabble in jewelry making so to me, that seemed a bit steep.
Remember when I said I was going to stuff my face? I did. And it was fantastic. To start, Lindsey and I both polished off a corn dog before I could whip out my camera and then Michelle moved on to the ribbon fries.
Crispy and delicious.
After walking around a bit more, we found some local honey and decided to give it a try. The honey made Lindsey gag but busted out laughing before I could catch the look on her face. It was priceless. I wish I had caught it on camera. Oh well, Michelle loved the honey and almost went back for more.
Before we left, I had to get some kettle corn. There are few places that can make it just right but this stuff was about the best I've ever had. It was worth waiting in that long ass line.
Other than food, we didn't really purchase anything else. Michelle picked up a cute sign that said "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" and I got Bodie a cute Virginia Tech scarf. I wasn't going to get it but at $2, it was a steal.
Can you tell he loves it?
On my way home from dropping off Michelle and Lindsey, my stupid warning light came on in the car and a message came across my screen saying "STOP! OIL PRESSURE LOW!" I freaked out and pulled off at a gas station. After calling Kevin, he met me and checked things out. Turns out, my beautiful car is leaking oil. I'm not due to schedule my oil change for a thousand miles but it was bone dry. Stupid car. Told you she was cursed. Ugh. To cheer me up, Kevin walked me back over to the Autumn Days festival so we could pick out some mums for the garden.
Right then and there, I felt like it was really Fall. Everything smelled so good and the colors were so vibrant. After purchasing a few things, I came home and immediately decorated.
Bodie thinks he's a model.
I really need to get some more decorations, this is about the extent of what I have. I purchased my wreath from a lady at work but I have got to get on the ball.
I'm not crazy about the sparkly orange ribbon but it works.
While I was working out in the front of the house, Kevin planted a few mums in the garden out back. I'm so glad he did. Our tomato plants used to be there and they were starting to look like that Venus fly trap from Little Shop of Horrors. They got so huge!
This morning, Kevin and I lounged around until we decided to head into town and run some errands. I know, this is the most exciting part of my post. We went to Costco and Lowe's, as usual, and ended up back home for supper. I wasn't really in the mood to cook and our neighbor must have read my mind because they brought us over some chicken and dumplings from the Autumn Days festival. Their church was selling them as a fundraiser this weekend and let me tell you... they were so good. Those little old church ladies know how to make it! I have got to pester them for this recipe. Home made dumplings and roasted chicken.
It's not the most photogenic of foods...but oh.... so yummy.
What did you do this year to get in the mood for Fall?