Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weekend Recap ~ Everything Fall!

I've been putting off my weekend recap post for the last few days because my favorite pictures are in my locked away iPhone files. After several attempts to gain access to those files, I finally decided to give up hope for the time being. I will us the photos that I took with my normal camera and leave the others out (boo).
BUT on a positive note, at least I have these other photos!

My aunt, Mary, came into town this past weekend and we did lots of fall things that I've been waiting to do : ) I left work early on Friday and she got into town around lunch time. First things first, we went shopping! Naturally, I'm going to take advantage of having a girl around! We mainly shopped at GAP, Forever 21 and Marshall's. I found a cute pair of flats at GAP but I really hit the jackpot at Forever 21. They had all of their clearance Buy One Get One Free...I knew that the B1G1 sale was going on, but I wasn't very excited before I got there. Let's just say that I quickly changed my mind once I saw that the items on sale weren't your typical
thrown-to-the-side, left-over-from-last-season kinda clearance--it was loads of fall sweaters, cute jackets, and a ton of cute tops. Needless to say, I spent forever (no pun intended) trying sweater after sweater on. I finally decided on 6 sweaters, a sweater dress and a long sleeve shirt. I threw in a pair of sunglasses and some earrings (regular price) and still only spent around $60. I think I'm set for sweaters this season : )

Saturday was beautiful! We went to a local harvest festival and then took Mary to the downtown square area to show her around.
Someone had a peppermint in their mouth during this picture!
One of my new sweaters ;)
There was a book rummage-sale.
I've been looking for an old fan to restore for a while now and while we were walking around the square we finally found the one for us in a little ol' shop! Most old fans that we've seen have been in the $75-$90 range, which just wasn't for us. We waited it out and found a really good deal! The fan was priced at a mere $20 (!!!) and Ryan managed to talk the guy down to just $10! I couldn't believe it! We've cleaned it up and Ryan has un-mucked the motor so it will actually work. I plan on sanding and painting it this weekend. Can't wait to see the final result!
After that we finally got to pick pumpkins out! We went to a local nursery and picked out our favorites (yes, I picked 2 so I could carve one for my pup!), along with a jug of apple cider. Yes, I love fall and I love going all out.
 While my aunt was here she made the most delicious pot of chili for us! It was so nice to have the home cooking come to us in TN : ) We carved our pumpkins and enjoyed some more homemade food cheesecake and pumpkin roll....and hot apple cider! Hahaha We were all ready for bed early that night after a long day and lots of yummy food.
Mary's, Ryan's, Mine and Tiger's pumpkins!
Late Saturday night we were invited to the TN Titans game on Sunday. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to go! Little did we know, the seats were phenomenal! We had a great view and were able to watch the terrible game up close and personal. Hahaha The team played terribly, but it was still fun to see the team play and hang out with our friends, Mike and Julie.
Thanks for having us, Mike and Julie!

They had boy and girls lines....which I learned after I already stood through
one line! Super frustrating, because I missed Luke Bryan singing the
national anthem while standing in line.
Our view from the amazing seats.
Great day for football!
They had pink breast cancer awareness posters on each seat...great job!
I know it's a little late, but I hope everyone had a great weekend!
The weekend is almost here again!

P.s. I'm linking up with Casey Wiegand for her October Follow Fest/Blog Hop. If you found me through that post, thanks for stopping by!

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Melissa Blake said...

This post makes me want to carve a pumpkin! Great photos!

Ashley said...


Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

Hi! New follower from the blog hop!

Anonymous said...

YEAH for vintage fans!!! I love those things, I have two of them!!

Found you via Casey's blog, I'm your newest follower :)

Anonymous said...

I love your pumpkins!! Newest follower from the October Fest :)

Megs said...

such a cool fan!! love it :)

new follower from the blog hop


jessica dukes said...

are you in nashville??? me too! i love finding other "locals" that write blogs! because my friends think i am nuts for writing out EVERYTHING we say and do...haha

love your blog, new follower from the follow fest!

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

Mrs. T said...

Looks like so much fun!!
new follower from the follower's fest!!

Digger said...

I love your blog. It's so cute! I'm here from the Casey's blog for the Follower Fest. I'm your newest follower! Those pumpkins are Amazing!!!

Digger ~xoxo~

Anonymous said...

Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! :) New Follower from Oct Fest! :) Come say HI at


caroline {good times never seem sew good} said...

I am a new follower via the follow fest! LOVE your cute blog! come say hi sometime :)


MacKensie said...

Hi! I'm a brand new follower from the fest! I'm a recent college grad as well and I look forward to reading more on your super cute blog! Feel free to stop by mine at as well!


Ashley said...

i love vintage. and pumpkins. so basically obsessed with your post :) found u from the fall link up!

Krystina said...

Ooooo!! I love that fan!! And those are some sweet pumpkin carvings! :) My post for followers fest is about my first pumpkin carving... at age 24... lol Loving your post and your blog! Happy to be a new follower and to keep snooping around! Happy Halloweekend!

Frugal Big Girl said...

New follower from the Followers Fest!
Those pumpkins are awesome, makes me want to go carve my own =)

Sam said...

I looove Forever21! It's so cheap but it's always decent quality, and you get so much stuff for so little! I've been trying to keep myself away from it, I shop online since there isn't one close, but I think I may have to give in soon! Great post, and I love those pumpkins!

Found you through Follow Fest, come check out my blog if you're interested!

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Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Great pumpkin carving! New follower from the fest stopping by to say hi. Em

Ashley said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I'm so excited to have you all :) And all of the new followers----I'm blown away! Thanks for wanting to come back and read about what's happening in my neck of the woods!