NaBloPoMo - Day 2!

Posted by Sarah Lewis on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Filed under:
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So, the prompt for Day 2 is "What is your favorite autumnal flavor?"

I'm having a bit of a challenge thinking of this one.  The first flavors that spring to mind when I think of autumn are pumpkin - of course - and apple cinnamon.  But guess what?  I'm the world's pickiest eater and I'm not really a big fan of either one of those.  They smell delicious and every year I love to sniff the pumpkin spice candles, and even stock up on a few, but the taste of pumpkin makes me gag.  I also don't like the texture of baked apples.  They're too mushy!

However, a farm/pumpkin patch near my home has the world's most amazing make-your-own caramel apple bar.  They let you pick your own apple, then they slice it up for you and cover it with tons of warm gooey caramel.  You then get to add your own toppings.  Rainbow sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips - dump on as many as you want!  From a girl who loooooooooves the toppings at the dessert bar in buffets, it's like a slice of fall heaven.

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I know for some people half the fun of a caramel apple is eating it off of the stick, but I absolutely love that they slice it up for me and I can dig in with a spork.  Who doesn't love a good spork?

If you ever find yourself in southeastern Wisconsin around autumn, I highly recommend a trip to The Elegant Farmer.  Their caramel apples can't be beat, and they have a deli full of fantastic foods.  Around here, they're really well known for their apple pies baked in a brown paper bag.  Due to my aversion of baked apples, I've never personally tried one, but my family assures me that they are delicious!

They also have gourmet cheese and caramel popcorn.  So good!!!!!

Now that I've got myself thinking about those caramel apples, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to head down the road to the Elegant Farmer this weekend and indulge in one.  :)

NaBloPoMo Oct 2013 Day 1

Posted by Sarah Lewis on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Filed under:
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I've been out of the blogging world for awhile due to some crappy life circumstances, but I've been wanting to get back in to it. I've been missing writing rambling posts that some people actually read :) I was goofing around on the Internets, and stumbled across some people in the Planner Addicts FB group I belong to who were talking about participating in NaNoWriMo in November - the National Novel Writing month, where from what I understand the goal is to write a novel of approximately 50,000 words in the month of November. I'm definitely not capable of writing a novel, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered NaBlogPoMo - National Blog Post month! The goal is to write a post a day during the month of October. There are even prompts to help with what to write about every day, although it's not mandatory to follow the prompts. This month's theme is Fall, and since I love autumn, I decided to give NaBloPoMo a try!  Plus, it gives me time to finish up some of the projects I have in the works :)

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Today's post is: "What is your favorite thing about autumn?"

I sat and thought and realized that I can't think of just one thing!  Autumn is that time of year where I get to break my Uggs back out of the closet.  It's the time I can start ordering my Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Starbucks and actually enjoy the warmth of the beverage.  I love the smell of autumn, too - especially when people start burning leaves.  And the leaves changing colors are so pretty!

And aside from my Uggs, autumn is the time of year with some of the cutest wardrobe choices ever.  Hoodies, sweaters, and scarves, oh my!

Plus, football season is back!!!!!  I love my Carolina Panthers.

In short, this image I found on Pinterest is a perfect summary of what I love about fall:

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Speaking of Pinterest, do you follow me over there?  I'd sure love it if you did!!  Find dipNdollop on Pinterest here!

Does anyone else want to share their favorite thing about fall?