Pumpkin Picking – 2012

At Schmitt’s Farm in Melville, NY today

Today a couple of family members and myself went over to Schmitt’s Farm  in Melville, NY to take the little ones pumpkin picking.  Pumpkin picking is another reason why I am loving fall.  We try our best to go together every year but with everyone’s crazy schedules sometimes it isn’t that easy to agree to one date.  Thankfully today worked out!  This was the first time any of us had been to Schmitt’s and I must say, I wasn’t disappointed.  (Good pick, Danny!)  They had tons of activities for the kids, lots of pumpkins of course, food/snacks and a farm store where we could purchase some homemade farm goodies.  (All hail apple butter!)

Some of the children’s activities included a couple of bouncy houses, two inflated slides (one very high one for bigger kids and a medium sized one for the small children).  They also had a small park with tons of slides and cool photo props to take pictures with the family.  The animal feeding was also pretty cool.  Sean is usually a bit scared when it comes to large animals but I am happy he mustered up some courage and fed the farm animals.  The children also got to go on a short pony ride and then of course the hay ride to the pumpkin patch.  While we were all excited to pick out our pumpkins for carving and painting, my sister in law, Eva, and my mom were more excited to pick peppers and eggplants.  (Can’t take them anywhere, I tell ya!  hehe)  My mom kept telling everyone, including strangers, that she was going to make some great pepper steak.

We had an awesome day at the farm and I would definitely recommend Schmitt’s Farm to anyone looking to go pumpkin picking.

Below are some pictures from our day at the farm.  Enjoy!

Sean and his pumpkin

All pics taken with my handy dandy iphone!  Still working on saving for a pro camera. 😦

Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday!  In Jersey now with more family.




DIY: Wall Art

Happy Friday!!

I am beyond excited that the work week is over and I get some time to relax. We are going pumpkin picking tomorrow. (another reason I love fall 🙂 ) We have no plans for tonight so I am working on some over due wall art and what better way than to Do It Yourself (DIY). I had started to create my own “canvas” a couple of months back but never quite finished it. Tonight is the night I get the ball moving on this project. Its going to take a couple of days and I promise to show you guys the progress and the finished product. (that is if its decent enough to show hehe)

Since its chilly outside, I could not use my balcony and had to bring the mess inside. Below is my ghetto fabulous setup. Garbage bags and all!


Have a great night!

Falling for Fall






It is finally feeling like fall outside and I love that.   When someone would ask what my favorite season of the year was, I would automatically say summer.  Maybe because I usually planned my vacations around the summer and my birthday falls right in the middle of it. Who knows!?  I am now older and the thought of getting closer to thirty, forty, etc. etc. is starting to freak me out a bit. (Yikes!)  And I am a woman now, so no need to wait until summer break from school to plan a vacation.

Now I am not writing summer completely off but I am totally in love with the fall.  There is something about the cool crisp air that’s felt in the morning, hugging the comforter a bit tighter, a bit closer.  Getting closer to your loved one for some body heat.  Waking up and slipping on some cozy slippers or socks cause your floors are so cold.  Layering clothes and putting together cold weather accessories.  Stopping at your nearest Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte.  (Whip cream please!)  The harvest decorations everywhere.  Just thinking and writing about it fills my heart with joy!

The fall also means, not as many summer night outings and more dedicated time to focus on trying to figure out what I really want to do in life.  And of course more time to write blog posts on my dear page that I have abandoned for a couple of months.  These past few months have been chaotic and there is no way I can sum them up in one single blog post, so I may occasionally have a “flashback” moment to this summer.  OR you can follow me on my other social media outlets…. Instagram: @dessiebabie  & twitter  @dessiebabie86

Hope you guys are enjoying the beginning of fall as much as I am!