fall mini date ideas + a trip to the farm | pumpkin patch | olive june
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fall mini date ideas + a trip to the farm | pumpkin patch

fall date ideas: 

- have a bonfire with flannel blankets - invite some other couples
- make a haunted gingerbread house
- get lost in a corn maze- with your favorite drinks in a thermos
- go for a bike ride on a pretty scenic trail
- go to a concert together
- give care packages to the homeless
- spend the day at a bookstore + cafe together
- bake a pie
- go to a pumpkin patch - and then carve together
- have a board game night
- bring pizza to the park
hodge's family farm and pumpkin patch
- charlotte, north carolina-
we pulled up and mr. monaco mentioned that we had gone from the city of charlotte to my hometown {pure country} in about five minutes. it felt good to be in this atmosphere on a fall afternoon! 
there were lots of pretty horses 
along with a barn that housed chickens, goats, rabbits, sheep, and pigs 
{who were devouring a pumpkin for lunch!}
everyone was so friendly!!
we enjoyed a hayride around the farm, which was fun 
i had the spiced orange cidar 
two very polite and hard-working boys {around ten} were serving it - so cute! i tipped them and they were so excited and appreciative
the animal barn
the beautiful farmhouse
there was a little kids birthday party going on to the left of this photo- under a tree
complete with a burlap banner and caramel apples- it was precious. 
we are excited to make this trip a yearly tradition 
and can't wait to bring baby boy monaco next year!
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i love the beauty and abundance of photos that you all post regularly ♥
they make my day a little brighter
ps: i just adore our new eucalyptus wreath for willow's front door
wishing you a wonderful weekend!

any exciting plans?
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33 comments:

  1. I love the smell of eucalyptus - great wreath idea! Your green tights are so cute with that outfit, too. I wouldn't have thought to put that together! And bringing pizza to the park is so fun and easy! We've done that before, but associating it with a "fall thing" makes it seem more special haha.. Looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. it was super fun and i love the wreath, too! i can't get enough eucalyptus in my life! ha - thanks for the love, joy!

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  2. These are all great date ideas for autumn! I love autumn so much and never seem to run out of things to do! This weekend we're going apple picking. Looks like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch!

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    1. hope apple picking was fun!! it was a great day

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  3. What great ideas! I would love to have an early evening picnic at the park or go to a concert :) Looks like you had an amazing time picking pumpkins! We are laying low this weekend since hubby is away and it is supposed to rain. And yes, I think we're IG buds - @abeautifulrawr :) Have a great weekend, love!
    -Linh

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    1. thank you so much for all of this! pizza and a concert- so perfect! hope it doesn't rain too much and hope your weekend is going well!

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  4. These are great ideas! And beautiful pictures. I love the idea of a pumpkin patch as a date. We'd usually just take this kids, but that's cute.

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  5. First of all, you look adorable! I love pumpkin patches and all the fun they bring this time of year and I'm definitely loving the eucalyptus wreath. How pretty and simple! Great date ideas, too. I'm going to have to try a few out ;)

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    1. thank you! you are so sweet - hope you have a fun time on your dates!

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  6. Love all your fall date ideas! Especially the one of giving to the homeless!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  7. I loved these Fall Date Ideas--now all I need is a boyfriend (haha!)
    Love the photos btw. xo, Ashley || www.itsapashion.com

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    1. lol- thank you! sending you good thoughts <3

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  8. These are great fall ideas! I am definitely plan a couple of them for Josh and I. I've already planned to carve some pumpkins with him so I can check that one off the list!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. thank you so much! hope carving was fun and wishing you a wonderful fall

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  9. This is a beautiful depiction of the Hodges Family Farm and their pumpkin shenanigans. I grew up with the Hodges children and it is so wonderful to see how the farm lives on. You will not find a better place for a fall outing, or anytime, and the children you take there will always remember and clamor to go back. You are so photogenic, too! Love your site.

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    1. awe, thank you so much! this means so much to me! so cool you were able to grow up there- it's a wonderful place. we fell in love <3 hope your fall is going well and thank you for stopping in!

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  10. my hubs and I are going to a pumpkin patch this weekend! so excited!

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    1. yay!! hope it was fun! thank you, mandi!

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  11. Great ideas! This would be great for kids as well! I love the Fall! So many fun things to do outside!

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  12. That looks like a perfect day!! :) I always love such events where I can be outdoors, with my love. Also, those horses make everything better! :)

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    1. :) yes!! i loved him... and thank you for the love, kasia!

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  13. That farmhouse reminds me of Anne of Green Gables' house! I love going to orchards. We didn't have a chance to go this year but we did pick up a few pumpkins at the farmer's market.

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    1. i totally agree! we don't have any orchards in the city but i just heard about one yesterday {less than two hours away} that i would love to visit next year! cheers to anne and hope you've watched the movie recently ♥ haha - thanks for the love

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  14. I smiled the whole way through those pictures! :) This is such a fun time of year, especially with our loved ones. Just wait until next year, Nelle! It's going to be even better with your little one!

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    1. awe, i know!! i can't even wait to bring baby boy there. it was a lovely farm and hope you're well! so glad you enjoyed them! ♥

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