Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Trip that Keeps on Giving

Remember my trip to Kelsay Farms a couple weekends ago?

The one when my nephews had a GREAT time in the giant corn box.

The one when my floor was covered in corn kernels once we returned home.

Here's an update on where I have found corn kernels in the two weeks AFTER our trip to the farm.

  1. The backseat of my car.
  2. The guest bathroom.
  3. The rocking chair in my living room.
  4. Underneath my kitchen table.
  5. In my couch cushions.
  6. And I'm guessing many more places in the days to come!
Oh well, the boys had a great time at the Kelsay Farms so it's worth the extra clean-up. There's still one weekend left to experience the farm. Visit Kelsay Farms website for hours and a list of activities.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Random Wednesday Loves

I'm loving that my sweet niece, JJ, turned 1 early this month and totally rocked her birthday cake (and the ponytail).

I'm loving Tastefully Simple beer bread...finished off a half of a loaf all by my lonesome yesterday!

I'm loving this view, don't you just want to be in one of those chairs right now?

I'm loving that I'm headed to NYC soon!

Linking up to WILW over at this kind of love.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You Say Fall and I Say Harvest Time

My dad is a farmer, I think I've mentioned that before.

Actually, I did a search for "dad" on my blog and found 32 posts where I mentioned my dad.

I also did a search for "chocolate" and found 32 posts where I mentioned chocolate.

Hmmm...I wonder what that means.

Sorry, back to the regularly scheduled post...

Soybean harvest started a few weeks ago and I hitched a ride in the combine with my dad after work one evening.

My all-time favorite sight - soybeans ready for harvest. 

 Here comes my ride!

View from the jump seat. 

View out the front of the combine cab. 

Unloading soybeans.

Good-bye Dad and be careful out there!

Coming soon...corn harvest!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Things I Have Overheard

Source: None via Megan on Pinterest

"Rory, like the Gilmore Girls," says a guy as he introduces his girlfriend.

Source: None via robo13 on Pinterest

"You have such a big beak. Isn't that what all guys want to hear?" says a woman talking to a parrot sitting on her arm when someone told her to talk dirty to it so the parrot would look at her.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkins, Cows, Straw and Corn, Oh My

A trip to Kelsay Farms each October is becoming a tradition. 

This year, Baby Sister and I took her daughter and our two oldest nephews with us for an afternoon of fun on the dairy farm where we, of course, saw the cows.

The farm is just outside of Greenwood, Ind. and is a working dairy farm. They open the farm to the public every weekend (Friday night to Sunday evening) in October.

They do a great job providing lots of fun activities for all ages, including a corn maze.

But, it's all about the straw and the corn box when my nephews are there.

The photo above does NOT do the straw mountain justice. It is HUGE with tunnels and slides. It's a perfect place for boys to run around, make friends and play tag.

They expanded their corn box this year (think sand box but with corn) and it was a happening place.

My only complaint about the whole day is that the boys brought a little too much of the fun home with them...

Not sure if you can see it, but there's corn all over my floor...from his pants pockets! Oh well, he picked it all up, though I'm not sure where he put it...

This was supposed to be a Wordless Wednesday post so I'll wrap this up with some other fun photos from the day. Enjoy! If you want to know more about Kelsay Farms, visit their Facebook page!

Moo-Choo Express!


"I love my pumpkin!"

Calves...23 days old.

"Bye calves!"

Tuckered out!

Kelsay Farms did provide me with a couple of admission tickets to the farm but the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own, of course.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dreams of NYC

The Big Apple better watch posse and I are heading your way soon. least two of my sisters, a friend and I are taking our first trip to NYC. I'm going to consider them my posse because the trip was my idea!

I am probably more excited about this trip than I have been about a vacation since my first (and second) trip to Kauai...or paradise as I call it.

I'm not sure if my excitement is because I've never been to NYC and there's so much to do and see...

OR if it's because so many of the shows I watch on TV are set in the city.

Here's how I'm envisioning our visit going...

Cue dream sequence music...

We'll be picked up at the airport in a taxicab by Ranjit from How I Met Your Mother...

and he'll drop us off at MacLaren's where we'll suit up and be AWESOME!

The next morning we'll get up and grab a coffee at Central Perk.

Before heading out for a day of sight-seeing and shopping.

We might even end our evening at a fabulous bar doing some karaoke like this Fab Four...

What? You don't think ANY of that will happen. Really?

OK, I admit that my dreams of hanging out on the couch at Central Perk with Monica and the Gang probably won't come true.

But what about all the cool places I see in the reality shows that revolve around NYC.

We could stop by Mood and pick up some fabrics...

and run into Tim Gunn who will tell us to "make it work!" I think this would totally be the way he'd look at us if we were to try and design an outfit for him!

Or we could just go into Second Time Around - the cool upscale resale shop featured on Bravo's Fashion Hunters.

I'm pretty sure I still can't afford anything in the store even if it's priced 75 percent off the original price but wouldn't it be fun to browse?

Then we could grab a bite at one of the city's many food trucks...

Maybe we could even find the Korilla truck from the Great Food Truck Race show. I'd love to find out if they really did add money to the till.

No matter what we end up doing, where we end up visiting and who we end up seeing, I know the trip will be great.

Any suggestions on must dos while we are in town? Send them my way!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Throw on a Jacket It's Fall

Fall is hands-down my FAVORITE time of the year. 

I love wearing jeans and a long-sleeved t-shirt then throwing on a jacket and heading out.

I recently got a comfy track jacket from the women's line at Carhartt...

and I've been wearing it every where, including the Fountain Square Art Fair with my very cute niece (above).

I think it will work great with a warm winter vest as the weather turns colder but for now I've been layering it over t-shirts to go out to breakfast with my pal Jane and her kiddos...

and dinner with a great group of gal pals (thanks Cris for the photo and Leontien for the meal).

I even wear it to the farm to hang out with my other cute niece - JJ. (Side note: Her shirt says "My Auntie is Awesome" - wonder who bought her that?)

Stubby, the barn cat, came out to see us.

And look who we found at the grain bins? My uncle Sam wearing in his Carhartt overalls!

Carhartt jackets, overalls and coveralls are part of the "uniform" for my dad and uncle on the farm, especially when they are working outside in the winter. There was definitely a nip in the air while we were visiting with Uncle Sam so we didn't stay out long.

Just long enough for JJ to bat her eyes and get a taste of Uncle Sam's apple...well maybe more like 3 or 4 bites!

To win a Carhartt of your own please visit the Real Farmwives of America blog to sign up for their giveaway.

Carhartt did provide me with this product to review but the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own, of course.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Do Not Want to Live in a World Without

If you are on Pinterest or Facebook or Google+ or Twitter or even old-fashioned e-mail, you've probably seen this but it's worth sharing again.

Says it all, doesn't it?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where's the Beef

Once I stopped bowling blogging (was totally watching Big Bang Theory right now and it's the one with Will Wheaton and the bowling alley...oops) earlier this month, I have had a difficult time starting again.

So, I decided to ease into it with a simple post tonight.

Have you seen the Wendy's television ad where the guy puts on the vintage "Where's the Beef?" t-shirt and everyone notices?

A t-shirt like this one...

I love the throwback to the classic "Where's the Beef?" commercials with these ladies...

The ad made me smile...and made me want a Baconator...guess it did it's job, huh?

BTW, my local Wendy's started carrying Coke Zero. Yeah!


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