A Fall Find and a Fall Fail…

Hello all, and happy Monday! It was scorching hot, here in Minnesota! Even tank top weather, so nice. It’s such a beautiful time to go for a walk with the colorful leaves and warm sun on your shoulders. It doesn’t get much better then that.

IMG_2431Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of rest, pumpkin, and family time.  Mine was very relaxing and productive in the wedding planning arena, but speaking of pumpkin…I know the pumpkin/fall craze is in full swing (as it should be) and pictures like these are popping up everywhere!

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So here is my white-girl ode to fall with a cool Fall find and a whopping Fall fail!

It all started last weekend when my family and Chris went to Aamodt’s apple orchard in Stillwater, MN. The orchard was packed and they had a ton of delicious apple-y foods to taste! Chris got an apple donut, my dad got an apple brat, and my mom sampled some apple and bacon coleslaw. While Chris gave his donut raving reviews, what I sampled stole the show!


Yes, that’s right…apple SALSA (kind of hard to see the salsa part, sorry)! Now I’m not usually a fan of fruit in salsa, like mango and peach or  strawberry rhubarb salsa. So needless to say, I was skeptical at first bite, but oh my goodness its sweet, tangy and even a little spicy! I had to go back and buy a jar, it’s just delicious. And plus it’s so festive!


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After the apple orchard we ran to Target to pick up a dvd player and stumbled across these babies….

IMG_0161 IMG_0162Of course we fell into the pumpkin spice trap, but come on, the curiosity just overwhelms me (& Chris) and then we HAVE to buy them, to see if they are an explosion of fall in our mouthes! Sadly, the m&m’s don’t even taste like pumpkin. If I did a blind folded taste test, I bet I would not be able to tell them apart. So disappointing…FAIL!


They are huge though, but moral of the story, stick with peanut butter m&m’s they never fail you!

I hope this inspires you to explore some apple or pumpkin spice action in your life and to not judge all the people in your lives that find joy in pumpkin spice everything!

Question of the day: What is your favorite fall splurge? And have you ever had a fall fail? My favorite splurge is definitely honey crisp apples, but Chris and I have been loving some pumpkin ice cream lately that is to die for!



8 thoughts on “A Fall Find and a Fall Fail…

  1. Loran Wappes says:

    Obviously, the second best thing about fall (the first is apples) is the Oktoberfest menu at Carmen’s Restaurant. Sauer kraut on everything.

  2. Laura says:

    Had my first fall-y pumpkin-y treat last Friday… met a friend at the Coffee shop downtown Cloquet, old Chief Theater… had a yummy and delicious pumpkin pie scone!! 🙂 mmmmm!!

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