pumpkins + punkins

pumpkinpicking

kids-pumpkin-patch

pumpkin-patch

 

As you can see, I’m pretty happy this time of year. The combination of crisp weather + pumpkin picking + cider + sweater weather + MY FAMILY = pure bliss. I still can’t believe this was only a year ago. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to head to our local orchard…and we got there early enough to beat the crowds. We had the whole patch to ourselves! I’ll spare you pumpkin shots for days…this pretty much sums it up. What do you love most about the fall?

alsace france

colmar-france

 

It’s been a few years since I’ve visited the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, but it is always with me. My maternal great-grandparents were born in Strasbourg, so the area has always felt comfortable and familiar. With only the Rhine River separating it from Germany, it looks (and sounds) German, but is, at it’s core, passionately French. The architecture, culture, food and people inspire me – it’s an amazing place. I recently revisited my time there on Steller…take a look!