Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday Apple Pickin' Part 1


Yesterday was one of those perfect Sundays.  Here in Chicago were are having quite the Indian Summer, 80 degrees and higher in October! That is truly unheard of here!! So when my fellow blogger friend Leilani from The Thriftaholic asked me to join her for some Sunday adventures I jumped at the chance. She suggested we travel over to Indiana for some end of season apple picking at County Line Orchard. I was so excited no only for spending this beautiful day outside but going to a huge apple orchard/pumpkin patch, not to mention getting to know Leilani better! I grew up in a town with a apple orchard and in middle school we used to go every September to learn how to make cider and butter. As soon as we pulled up I could smell the nostalgia.

We had such a fun day eating apple & pumpkin donuts, drinking fresh apple cider and exploring all the orchard had to offer! I took advantage of the market and got jars of apple butter, pumpkin butter, sweet potato pecan butter (so far my fav), and numerous freshly picked Jubilee Fuji apples! I can't wait to go back! 

We took so many pictures that this will most likely be a 3 parter:)
 
 The weather was so beautiful and the colors were so vibrant, I didn't even have to adjust the colors of these photos!
 Leilani wore the cutest dress perfectly coordinating with the apple trees:)
Of course we had to twirl! Leilani was totally a twirling pro.
 I wish I would of worn a fuller skirt to hold more apples:)
 I love Leilani's mix of accessories! The acorn bracelet is to die for.
The donuts and cider were probably my favorite part of the orchard, that is until I got home and tasted the sweet potato pecan butter.
 Apple Cinnamon & Pumpkin, yummers!!
 mmmm.....
How did you all spend your Sunday??

5 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

OMG we were supposed to go apple pickin but B fell asleep. This is getting too weird, lol
These pictures are fabulous and yes definitely reminds me of school and apple picking at the orchard.
Glad to see you smiling :)
Amy

maranda (persnickety vintage) said...

there's just too much cuteness in this post!! you guys are adorable, and now i want some donuts :)

i'm going back to MI this weekend to visit fam, i'm definitely going to have to get some apples while i'm there!

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

so, so jealous! i really want to go apple picking this fall. mostly for the donuts! :D

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

FANTASTIC location for photos.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

YAY I'm glad the photos turned out so well, it was definitely the best Sunday I've had in a looooong time. Thank you so much for driving to the orchard, it was so fun wading through corn fields, twirling in the orchard and eating doughnuts with you. We should send some photos to the orchard for their facebook page, I bet we're the most stylish people that have come through there recently. ;)