Apple Picking in the Poconos

For someone who loves fall, I am almost ashamed to say that this weekend I went apple picking for the first time ever. Early Sunday afternoon, we headed out to Heckman Orchards in the Poconos to pick some apples. Heckamn Orchards has a great farm stand that we visit regularly when in the Poconos, but they only open up their fields a few times a year for picking.

Once we got to the top of the hill where the orchards are located, we were given some boxes and a map to show us where different varieties of applies grew. We went mostly for Golden Delicious and Cortland apples.


Alex loved climbing under the trees to get the lowest hanging apples.



He also had some help getting the apples at the very top. I think we had an advantage being so tall because the tops of the trees where covered in apples, while the middles were almost bare.


The leaves have started changing colors already and it was just nice to stop and look around because the views were just so gorgeous.


We made it home with a bushel and a half of apples. We gave a whole bunch away already and still have more than a box left. We have all been snacking on apples and we also made one of my fall favs – apple crisp.


The whole house smells like fall and I LOVE IT!

Do you go apple picking? What are your favorite fall activities?


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Monday Coffee Date

If we were to have a coffee date today, it for sure would not be at my house because it currently looks like this! Yikes!


Our bathroom and kitchen are currently under construction and I cannot wait for them to be done. The bathroom is already usable, but still needs to be painted and the kitchen, well, it still has some way to go. We are living out of basically our living room and our bedroom and its hard. Hopefully it will be completed within the next two weeks. I am so excited to decorate!

I would tell you that I am a now not only a soccer mom, but a hockey mom too. The little man started both a new season of soccer and his first hockey learn to skate lessons. Between sports, wedding planning and trips to Home Depot, we are busy bees.


Speaking of wedding planning, it has kind of stalled. We have our date, we have our place, but we don’t have much else. I’m planning on sharing my wedding planning adventures in more detail. Possibly a wedding planning blog series? We shall see!

I also celebrated by birthday last week. I am officially the big 2-7. I have found that the older I get, the less I feel like going out and partying for my birthday. Instead, we went to sushi dinner at Fushimi and enjoyed a delicious fruit tart from Fortunado Brother’s.


I also had the opportunity to go to America’s Got Talent. I don’t really follow the show, but my mom is a big fan. She got an email on Tuesday night that she can come pick up tickets at 8 PM, so we went. It was a lot of fun to watch all of the performers live. If you watch the show, you might have been able to see the top of my head during the standing ovations because we were on the very top.


Last, but not least, I got a new phone. After being loyal to my iPhones for the last 6 years, I took the plunge and switched to Android. I got the LG G3 and I am so in love with it. Every time I discover a new feature I turn to Tommy and say I love this phone. I’m pretty sure he is sick of hearing about it but, I can totally understand why Android users make fun of the iPhone.


Are you an iPhone or Android user? Did you play any sports as a kid?

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This Is Wholesome


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Honey Maid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Honey Maid, all opinions are my own. If you walk down the aisles of a supermarket, I can almost guarantee that many of the foods on the shelves that is there […]

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Three Days, Three States, One Quick Vacation


Since starting our wedding planning, we came to the conclusion that a real vacation wasn’t going to happen this year. Instead of going away somewhere for a week like we usually do, we planned a quick trip that spanned three states in three days. It was a little tiring, but we got to visit a […]

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Reebok FitHub USQ Workout


The¬†following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love myself an obstacle race. When I was given a chance to take a workout class with J2Fit at the new Reebok FitHub USQ I was ecstatic and even woke […]

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Our First Family Camping Trip


Since Alex was born, I have wanted to make him love being outdoors and in nature. Since his first summer, I have wanted to take him camping, but being at home is hard enough with a baby, let alone in the middle of the woods. At the beginning of this summer, Alex and I were […]

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Back in the Kitchen #WIAW


Surprise! I am actually cooking these days. Before I finished working for summer, it was almost impossible to find the time to cook anything that didn’t involve a microwave. Now that I am home, it’s a lot easier to get some good food on the table and still manage to get all of my studying […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July


Even though this year’s 4th of July didn’t allow for our annual pool party tradition, we still managed to have a really good time. It was great to just spend the evening drinking beers, making s’mores by the campfire and setting off fireworks without thinking about studying. How did you celebrate the 4th of July? […]

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#ChevyFitTrip in NYC!


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Chevy. Opinions are my own. In my family, I am the official tour guide. When someone visits from out of town, it is a given that I will take them out on the town and show them everything that makes NYC the best city […]

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School’s Out For Summer!


A whole year has flown by and my little man has officially finished his first year of school. Now just 20 (or so) more to go (he says he’s going to be a doctor)!

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