Friday, September 22, 2017

Cherry Grove Farm Tour!

Last month we went on a little excursion down the road from our house 
to go on a tour of Cherry Grove Farm
We have been to Cherry Grove a few times in the past,
 but never done an official tour





What I Wore: glasses- c/o Glasseslit, top + leggings- Walmart, boots- JCrew {via Ebay} 



I thought this was so cool, 
on this sustainable farm the cows get to choose from this "buffet" of elements, minerals and nutrients so they can select what they are craving and what they need. 

Cherry Grove is over 400 miles of sustainable farm land in the middle of Lawrenceville, NJ.
On the farm they have cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, 
and a bunch of farm kitties! 
{Also have fox, deer, and the occasional coyote!}
They rotate the animals on the farm to keep the ecosystems in balance and thriving. 

It was awesome to have a personal tour where we get to see the farm first hand
and hear about their sustainable farming techniques.
I love exploring with my hubby 
{and checking out his booty on the walk, not going to lie... I am definitely Tina incarnate...}

The tour usually reserved in advanced and requires a $10 donation. 
Totally worth it, especially for the sunset over the farm!

If you look closely into the sun you can see one of their baby cows, 
he is honestly a perfect picture example of a black and white cow,
hanging out with his mommy! 


Okay, I am not one to shame.
I mean I never dress appropriately for anything.
I just have a tendency to wear whatever I want, no matter the occasion. 
I was quite proud that I was prepared for this farm tour
mainly due to the fact that "the rules" for a tour state:
"These farm tours will take you past the fences and into the fields, pastures, cow paths, and woodlands. You may encounter mud, burrs, insects, and other acts of nature. 
Proper footwear and clothing are a must."

Apparently a woman we were on the tour with 
interpreted "proper footwear" as open toed platform wedges... 
{where she needed to be practically carried across large puddles}

She also asked a lot of business, budgeting, and profit questions which was very strange. 
To the point where I asked Charlie how we ended up on this business meeting walk...
Really weird.
But made me look/feel like a farm pro.

After our farm tour with fresh cow pop on our boots,
we stopped by Triumph Brewing in Princeton to try their freshly tapped Petite Framboise:

๐Ÿ‘ ♥ this poster:

Happy we stopped by for the Petite Framboise,
I loved it! 

We ended up running into an old friend from Princeton 
and having a surprise late night!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Navy + Orange + Scalloped

Started the day off right with a breakfast of champions,
sunny side eggs with paprika on English muffins.
๐Ÿ‘Œ

Apparently I am the only one ready for the day...
These babies are always so sleepy!


Still loving these marigolds from our garden all over the house,
especially in the living room, I am loving the combo of navy and orange:

 Even brought the combo into today's outfit! 


What I Wore: glasses- Bonlook, lips- Soap & Glory Gloss Stick in "Nudist", top- boutique in South Carolina, shorts- Anthropologie, flats- Cat & Jack from Target



 and I have continued to do some work for them in an internship-ish style.
Hoping this is going to be an amazing opportunity in the future! ๐Ÿคž

I recently ordered some sample stickers for Mรณ from StickerMule,
you can get 10 custom stickers for only $9, which includes shipping!
A great idea, you can see and feel the stickers before ordering the large quantity you need.
You can also use THIS LINK for $10 off your first order.
I love StickerMule, great customer service, great stickers, super fast shipping!

I love how they came out, 
immediately added one to my computer.
This picture totally describes my life right now:

Back to the orange, navy obsession for a minute, 
the bag is actually FUNCTIONAL! 
How cool is that?! 
I need this is a big girls size, so convenient!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wanted Wednesday: Rosie Sweetpea

I have fallen in love with all of the amazing dresses and patterns 
that I spotted on RosieSweetpea on Instagram!

In her shop, you can pay deposits towards custom dresses 
& have something made specifically for you in some AWESOME patterns.

Most are limited edition, so follow her on Instagram to go get you some!
I love all of them, but here are a couple of my favorites:
1. {as seen on bellestarblue} / 2. / 3.4. / 5. / 6.

THIS. 
THIS IS SO GOOD.
{& subsequently sold out for preorder}
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I love the style of these dresses,
I love fun fabrics. 

Most definitely WANTED on this Wednesday!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

one last ice cream, before summer leaves us

Not that I don't eat ice cream in the winter...
it is always a favorite! 

When I saw this NJ.com article about the best ice cream places in each county 
I realized that my beloved Hoffman's did not win for my childhood county of Monmouth, 
I knew I was going to have to check out Cookman Creamery to see what all the hype was about!

My sweet dreams came true! 
We tried a lot of their interesting, experimental flavors like Honey Ale, Sweet Potato Marshmallow 
Vegan flavors like Cookie Butter, and a ginger flavor. 

Perhaps the weirdest (and ended up being my favorite) 
was the vegan flavor Soy Sauce Seaweed Carmel! 

We checked out the gARTen full of recycled/found art 
that is in the ally next door to Cookman Creamery.
Such a weird little place in Asbury Park...


My mom and I explored the gARTen while enjoying our ice cream,
the seaweed really starts to poke out:






Perfect place for some outfit pics! 
Especially in this patterned + neon outfit:




What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, lips- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine "Soft Blush", necklace- Hunt & Orchard, top & espadrilles- Lilly Pulitzer x Target, shorts- Cotton On, bag- Kate Spade {gift from mom}




I spotted the new Catsbury Park cat cafe across the street and wanted to check it out!
We peaked through the windows and saw three adorable kitties, 
this black and white long haired one {apparently named Thurston}
walked the whole length of the window 
and took his place at the top of the "Greetings from Catsbury Park" building, 
{hard to see with the glare, but he was SO COOL!}
& you can adopt the kitties from the cafe! 

Entering this place may be dangerous...
Enter at your own risk! 

My Pop suggested we check out the new Asbury Park Distilling Co.
We have been waiting for this place to open! 



They were actively distilling so we weren't allowed in, 
but we could watch from the window

& of course we had a round of cocktails! 
I had: "Party in the Back"- Asbury Gin, NJ Peaches, Mint, Chamomile Tonic Syrup
Mom had: "See Ya Sunday"- Asbury Gin, Cherry Tomato, Arugula, 
Balsamic, Lemon, Simple, Black Pepper 
{I think this was my favorite and I was not expecting to like this one at all, 
but my dad said it "tastes like a salad"}
Pop had: "Tambussi Family Tonic"- Asbury Gin, Lemon, Orange, Coriander Tonic Syrup, Thyme
Charlie had: "Gin Old Fashioned"- Asbury Gin, Cardamon Syrup, AP Aromatic Bitters, Orange

"The Bartender's Breakfast" with Asbury Vodka, Cold Brew, Orange Poblano Syrup 
looked really good, I think we will have to try this one the next time! 

This is my "Party in the Back":

Asbury Park has come a VERY long way since I was in high school in this area, 
maybe a little too far? 

As Charlie said outside the gARTen
"We have just about reached the point of saturation with this hipsterness" 

The result of a lot of gentrification... 

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