Fall Favorites at The Farmstead

Fall is my favorite season and it feels like it flies by in just a blink of an eye.  There are so many fun colors, activities, sights and smells to enjoy during the season.  Just a cool brisk walk boasts a heightened sensory experience with the perfect crisp scent and crunch under your feet.  

One of my absolute favorite Fall activities is the corn maze. We are fortunate to have access to a quite a few options close by!  One is The Farmstead.  There’s a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, lots of games and kid friendly activities, and of course, the corn maze.  Lucy enjoyed playing in the corn kernel “sand box”.  It was so funny to watch her!  She also got a pony ride which was pretty darn cute. 

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Simple Joys: (first impressions of Blok & Co.)

Coming home from traveling always seems to nurture a sense of let down and even more wanderlust for me. But I’m reminded, what about the every day adventures? This is a way of thinking I’ve been trying to embrace more and more in my recent days. Every situation can become an adventure when we make a point to try something new, be more present, and take part in simple joys. 

My simple joys are: 

– a slow and quiet morning

– enjoying a hot cup of good coffee

– going for a walk

– trying a new restaurant

– reading a book 

– wearing my favorite clothes (which is everyday thanks to a pared down wardrobe!)

So with this mindset in action Lucy and I stopped by Blok & Co, a new coffee shop, on our morning errands run yesterday. Not only was the coffee seriously good, the interior was gorgeous and so inspiring for my design soul. The style was earthy and minimal, which I’m always a fan of. Even Lucy had an enriching time, as two little girls at a nearby table came over to play.   One of the sweet girls pointed out that Lucy and I had “matching shoes” on- guilty! 

The simple joy of a good cup of coffee in a beautiful setting was the perfect reminder for me to enjoy the little everyday moments.  

Blok & Co

1800 N Locust Grove Rd

Meridian, Id 83646

 

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The Springs in Idaho City

The Springs in Idaho City take the term “hot tubbing” to a whole new level.  Nestled in the pine trees of Idaho City, the natural hot spring fed pools are a completely rejuvenating experience.  Chase and I headed North a few weekends ago to the mountains for a relaxing date night to celebrate our birthdays together, and the beautiful scenery paired with the luxurious pools were just the right combination we were looking for!  

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