Time to enjoy.
Time to laugh.
Time to take in the little things.
These two words are something that my Nana instilled in my family and I and these two words are something that I try to live by every single day.
Who knew that two words could have so much meaning. To me I feel like sometimes people are too busy with life to really appreciate the little things. But honestly life is all about the little things. In fact a year ago on Facebook I had posted “ It’s the little things that make the big things possible.” Still as you can see reigns true in my life.
It’s like appreciating days like today where you can drive with your windows open, music blasting, singing at the top of your lungs, wind rippling through your hair and beautiful fall foliage rolling past.
I mean it’s not every Hump Day that you get to spend your afternoon outside, enjoying the sun, drinking an autumn blend coffee (Muffin House Cafe in Franklin) and on a farm!
But that’s exactly how I spent my afternoon and it was the perfect fall day…all of course accompanied by pumpkins and pumpkin spice. (It wouldn’t have been a real fall day if I didn’t add a few #Basic touches.)
So I went to visit one of my vendors from the Farmers Market I run during the summer, Fairmount Fruit Farm up in Franklin Ma. (They have the best apple fritters I have ever tasted.)
The drive up to Franklin Ma was absolutely stunning. So many trees had vibrant colors to them, the sun was shining and you better believe that I had my windows down and was singing at the top of my lungs. It made me appreciate fall even more.
I got a whole tour of the farm, starting from the handmade Wood Mill they have, (actually very impressive) to the huge greenhouse where a lot of their farming takes place, to the apple orchard and to a fenced in couple of acres with goats roaming about and a friendly llama. (There is so much about llamas that I never even knew.)
I wish I had taken a picture of this llama because he was the funniest llama I have ever seen and he at one point came up right behind me and I swear, almost posed. He did leave me with something though….some fresh poop on the bottom of my shoe, that I did try to stealthily wipe off in the grass. (I am pretty sure that I didn’t get it all off, but what’s a little poop ever done?)
All I can say is thank god I changed my outfit at the last second. (Walking around in my platform sandals in the poop would have been a bit of a disaster.)
Speaking of platform sandals, I know you probably thought that I forget to add a little bit of fashion today, but you were wrong. You see , If you haven’t caught on yet, this is primarily a fashion blog. With a fashion blog you generally have to talk about fashion as much as you can.
With that being said, I kept my “second” outfit very simple and very farm like. Jeans (I can’t remember where I got them from), an olive green sweater tank top (Savers $4.99), my husbands’ purple and green plaid shirt (Savers $8.99) that he sadly does not like, and my now poop coated grey converse (also from Savers $5.99).
Simple, easy, comfortable and obviously Grand because it is Secondhand.
If you leave with anything today; leave with the notion to make sure you always take time in life to laugh and to enjoy the little things. Don’t let life pass you by.
Just Take Time.