Apple & Pumpkin Picking 2018!

Happy Monday everybody!

I hope you guys had a good, fun, relaxing and productive weekend like I did! 🙂 Today’s post is going to be about something SUPER Fall-like, which if you haven’t done, you definitely need to at some point!

I’m talking about going Pumpkin and Apple picking!!

This past weekend (on Saturday), me, Diego, a few of his family members, and some of our friends went to a farm to do some pumpkin and apple picking, and we had the BEST time. We went to Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, which if you are from New York, it’s in North Salem (Westchester). I’m going to leave their website linked here for anyone that is interested in checking them out.

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If you’re anything like me, then you probably haven’t gone to do something like this since you were a kid. Up until last year, I hadn’t gone to do this since I was in like 3rd or 4th grade and they took us as one of our school field trips!

Diego and I had found this place last year, but for one reason or another, only got to go by ourselves. We ended up loving it so much, that we KNEW we had to go back this year and bring some of the people closest to us this time around so they could enjoy it as much as we did the first time, and that’s exactly what we did.

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We spent the majority of the afternoon there up until it was closing time for them (which was at about 5:30pm). We all had an amazing time and got to eat great food, pick a TON of apples, and buy some goodies from the store they had on their location.

One thing to mention about this place in general though, is that it’s all cash-only. So if you’re going to make a trip up here, come prepared with that. Personally, I brought $100 in cash and that was more or less fine to hold me off for the day and everything that we did. However, worse comes to worse (although I know people try to avoid this because of the added fee(s)), they do have an ATM on location in case you wanted/needed to take out more.

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One of the really cute things this farm has is their little Country Store. It’s actually one of the first things you see when you’re driving in to the farm. It’s decently big, and super festive for the Fall/Halloween season.

Inside the store they have everything from baked goods, to produce that they grow themselves on the farm, to homemade jams of all different flavors, and even decorations and pumpkin carvers for the pumpkins you pick up there.

This is also where people would go when they place any orders for pies around the holidays to pick them up (which I’ll talk more about later on in the post).

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Although obviously the main attraction(s) here would be the apples and pumpkins, they also have a ton of other things to do as well. There were countless amounts of amazing food vendor stands, little games and activities for kids, somewhat of a petting zoo for kids (which included horses, chickens, and goats), and even live music.

The food was AMAZING. Granted, I am a picky eater and will mainly stick to the foods I know and love like burgers, chicken tenders, fries, etc., BUT nonetheless it was all good.

I’m sure people would say/think that the food is slightly overpriced for what you would normally get anywhere else, but I think it’s pretty worth it considering everyone there  makes everything right in front of you, so it’s all fresh for the most part.

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Something I highly recommend for people to try when you come here is the HUGE turkey legs that they always sell. From what I’ve seen, it’s definitely a best-seller. Diego absolutely loved it last year, and ended up being one of the first things he wanted when we came this time around too (pictured above).

Among the foods I just mentioned, they also had things like ice cream, fried oreos, cider donuts, fresh squeezed lemonade (which btw 10/10 recommend that you try the strawberry lemonade because WOW.), and pumpkin pie cheesecake.

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This is the strawberry lemonade. I believe it was $3 per container like this. We legit kept going back to get more, and by the time we left, we had gotten like 4 or 5 of them. SO good!!

One of MY personal favorite parts of all this was definitely the pumpkin pie cheesecake…….you guys, if you know me (as I’ve mentioned several times in several different blog posts), I am SUCH a picky eater, more so with regular food as opposed to desserts, but nonetheless picky.

 

HOWEVER, when Diego and I came last year, he managed to get me to try a sample of the pumpkin pie cheesecake they had there, and I swear I fell in love after that. So much so that I ended up placing an order for the big size that they had to be able to have that as one of the desserts at Thanksgiving last year, and I FULLY intend on doing the same thing this year as well!! So worth it, and they are all handmade by this cute little family that’s always at the farm!

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Overall, it was a really great and fun experience. Diego and I had a lot of fun last year when we went, but I think it was even better being able to experience it with some of the people closest to us this year as well.

If you haven’t been pumpkin or apple picking, but have been considering going lately and aren’t sure which farm to go to (and are in the NY area), I 100% recommend Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard. It’s a great place to go with a group of your family or friends, and is super kid-friendly as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you in the next one 🙂 !

-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤

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23 Things I’ve Learned At This Point of My Life

In light of my 23rd birthday today, I thought it would be nice to share with you guys 23 things that I’ve learned this past year and throughout my life in general thus far.

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In no particular order:

  1. Always put yourself and your happiness first, no matter the person or situation.

2. Don’t be afraid to take risks.

3. Not everyone is going to have the same mentality as you (regardless of in a positive or negative way).

4. Always make time for yourself at some point in the day, whether you’re reading, writing, going to the gym or doing something as simple as a skincare routine, it’s necessary for you to take care of yourself first to many extents.

5. Be grateful for everything in your life, whether big or small.

6. Don’t take things so seriously in life or personal.

7. Sometimes its okay to just walk away (from a person or situation).

8. Not all friendships are meant to last, no matter how long you’ve had them.

9. It’s okay to spend and enjoy time by yourself sometimes, in fact, it’s kind of necessary.

10. Don’t be afraid to lean on the people around you, whether that’s family, a significant other, or your closest friend(s). I 100% get not wanting to feel like a burden to people with your problems, but there are people around you who genuinely care about you and want to be there for you (even if it may be a handful or select few of people, they ARE there).

11. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and fail.

12. Give yourself credit when it’s due, no matter how big or small the accomplishment, task, etc. is.

13. Treat yourself occasionally! Obviously try not to go overboard, but everyone deserves to be treated sometimes. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you, do it for yourself. Get a mani/pedi, do some retail therapy, whatever it is that you want. If you know you’re a hard-worker and you deserve it, then why not?

14. Don’t ever be sorry for who or how you are. Unless you know it’s a bad habit or something that you need to change, but don’t ever let someone make you feel bad for being a certain way because chances are, you’re that way for a reason.

15. If you never try and put yourself out there, you’ll never really know what you’re capable of (in any/all aspects).

16. The type of energy and vibes that you send out towards people and to the world in general, is exactly what you’re going to get back. Nothing more, nothing less.

17. It’s okay to not always be okay. You don’t always have to be strong all the time, no matter what people or society in general may say or make it seem.

18. Everyone does things at their own pace, “Just because you took longer than others, doesn’t mean you failed or aren’t good enough.” Therefore, don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

19. Don’t let your issues and/or mistakes define who you are because they don’t. Learn from them and move forward with your life (to the best of your ability).

20. Make the best out of everything currently in your life, whether it’s a situation you’re dealing with or material things you may have (or lack thereof).

21. Hard-work NEVER goes unnoticed (believe it or not), someone will always recognize it and give you credit for it, trust me.

22. Have fun and do things that make you genuinely happy, because life is too short to do anything BUT things that make you happy.

23. It’s just a bad day/week/month/year, not a bad life. Don’t take a shitty day(s) and make it seem like you have a horrible life. Take whatever’s happened to you on that day(s) and use it to have better days later on.

Thanks for reading!

-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤

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The Beauty Scenario Tag!

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Friday! 😀

I came across this tag back in May on a fellow blogger’s page (which I can’t remember the name of at the moment, sorry!), that I thought would be fun to do and try so here we are.

I think this is going to be such a fail for me, because I’m so indecisive with picking my absolute favorites, that I’m most likely not going to be able to narrow anything down to just ONE product 🤦🏻‍♀️

But let’s give this a go and  just get started! 🙂

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  1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

For ‘high end’ I think it would be between the Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating foundation or the Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation because I’ve been LOVING those 2 lately. But for drugstore, I think I would go back to my OG foundation from when I first got in to makeup, which is the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Liquid foundation.

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or just ignore it completely.

I’m the type that I feel SO awkward in situations like that, because I want to help and point it out so badly, but I also don’t want to make the situation in general awkward or make the person feel embarrassed. Ugh this is hard, I probably wouldn’t say anything, am I a terrible person for that? I’m sorry….😭

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

This is SO hard because I’m such a lipstick girl that I literally have like a million of them all over the place. But if I REALLY had to choose, I think it would either be Verona by Ofra, Lolita by Kat Von D, or Candy K from Kylie Cosmetics.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

What wouldn’t I do differently?! For starters I would take a lot better care of my hair, not in cleaning it, but the way I styled it and the products I used like conditioners, volumizers, etc. As for makeup, well I would watch a lot more YouTube the way I do now to learn how to do more things makeup OTHER than just foundation and concealer! 😂

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut. Do you:

(a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical.

(b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or

(c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

Ugh, this is another one. Okay, so I know obviously I would be receiving AND paying for a service, which if I’m not happy with, I should voice that to either do better or get a refund, but in a situation like this…I’ve never been able to say anything. I kind of just like get upset to myself without saying anything to the actual person. I don’t know why, I’m just weird like that, and will feel bad if I say anything, so I guess (A).

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

For me since I’m super simple it would either be the Too Faced Sweet Peach, the Chocolate Bar palette, or the Tarte Rain Forest of the Sea palette (the original…I think).

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

First of all, what kind of robbers would not touch or take anything else in the house except my makeup?! I don’t like this question…but I suppose I would say any/all of my skincare products, because as long as I have clean, clear, glowing skin, I think I’ll be okay for a while.

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you:

(a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed

(b) Ask them to repurchase it or

(c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?

Firstly, I really don’t typically tend to lend out my makeup, and if I do it would probably only be to like my best friend(s)/people I’m SUPER close to. Secondly, it would depend on which product exactly it was that they destroyed. I’m sure I’ll be annoyed as hell at first, but overall as long as I know I can replace it, I’ll just end up letting it go and probably just telling them that they can keep it lol.

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So what did you guys think? I told you I wasn’t really going to be able to narrow anything down to just ONE product. Ugh lol😂. But I would LOVE to hear your guys responses to these questions/scenarios, so let me know! 🙂 Have a great weekend and stay tuned for new posts coming soon!

-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤