Well… it feels super strange to be posting on a pumpkin farmstand when our whole life has been flipped upside down, but I have to begin with some sense of normalcy, right? So if you haven’t heard or don’t follow me on Instagram, you can head there to read this post. Before the fire happened on Monday, we were having an amazing autumn — we got out to our local pumpkin patch, we took a beautiful color tour up north to Tunnel of Trees. So on one hand, I have enough blog content to last me through Halloween for the most part, except for a few collaborations I had lined up — so that’s good! But on the other hand, it also feels so weird to post ‘happy autumn posts’ when in reality we’re not living at home, dealing with restoration, major water and smoke damage, and all the emotional stress that came with waking up to the most hellish and scary ordeal ever. But, like I said… more steps toward normalcy are good for me and working on my blog is something that brings me joy (and is a great distraction), so here we are.
So, a couple of weekends ago, Eric and I headed out to pick up our pumpkins for the season at Heidi’s Farmstand in Lowell. We normally head out to Grand Haven, but I’ve been wanting to find a new tradition here in Grand Rapids (since we live here) but Heidi’s wasn’t necessarily my fave. I wouldn’t 100% recommend it or make it our normal go-to place. The pumpkin patch is cute though, so we got some pictures out in the field and found some pumpkins for our porch. We also grabbed a few doughnuts before taking off. We didn’t stick around too long, because it was such a strange, muggy day and everything was so muddy!
I pulled out a few old autumn favorites — like this orange twill field jacket and this plaid top that I got years ago. Both are out of stock, but they still have this jacket, just not in this exact color. It’s a great transition coat though! But I’m going to sign off here — feels so weird to be talking about our pumpkins that we got for our porch (which is currently covered in soot and ashes, and the firefighters had to toss our pumpkins to the side) and to be talking about my clothes (when I know my entire closet was filled with smoke and everything in our home just smells horrible.) I have a bunch of posts from our trip up north though, so that’ll be more fun to talk about. Thank you for all the love and kind words. I read through every comment on IG and it means so much to know I have a community of people out there who care for me so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!