Devils Lake State Park

Fall is here and alive in Wisconsin. The foliage is beautiful, colorful and breathtaking. Last weekend, we went to Devil’s Lake State Park here in Wisconsin and this is what you see as you are driving into the camp grounds. Absolutely beautiful.

We went for a family hike and played in the leaves. My sister’s family was in town so we had a great time.

leaf angel


On Wednesday, I got to go with my youngest on her first ever school field trip to a local pumpkin patch, where all the kids got to pick their own pumpkins, played in old tires, played with the farm kittens and kept riding down a huge slide for like 30 minutes.

pumpkin patch

It’s been so fun exploring Wisconsin this month. Last year, at this time, we were still in Seattle so hadn’t yet experienced Wisconsin life in October. Halloween is just around the corner and I can already tell, our neighborhood really gets into the Halloween holiday spirit.

American Club

My Wisconsin adventures will continue this weekend as I venture out to Kohler, Wisconsin to attend the Kohler Food and Wine Experience and get to stay at the American Club. I am over the moon excited. . food, wine, meeting chefs, learning about food, cooking demonstrations, culinary seminars, wine and cheese pairings, knife skills 101, a mixology class, beer and cheese pairings, eating more food, parties and just taking it all in. I can hardly contain myself. And I get to bring a guest so my dear friend, Rina, is going with me. And I have one person to thank for this. Not because I won a giveaway, but because she simply passed my name along. Heidi is awesome.

And she probably didn’t know it’s my birthday weekend (my birthday is on Sunday) so this weekend is going to be extra special and fun for me. Because spending a weekend eating, drinking and learning about food is exactly what I would want to be doing.

So, before I go . . I have to share a few things with you. . So, I’m hearing wool and faux leather is really in for this fall and winter . . I am crushing on this wool moto jacket from Ann Taylor. .

Wool Moto Jacket from Ann Taylor

And this Paxton foldover clutch from Moss Mills.

Moss Mills clutch

And this fab Black Mixed-Media coat from Banana Republic.

Black Mixed Media Coat

A note for my husband: it shouldn’t be hard to know what I want for my birthday. . hint hint. .

What are you crushing on? what have you added to your “I wish I could have this” list? Are you going to be wearing faux leather this fall?

And in case you missed these recipes, here’s what I posted this week in food. A Roasted Red Bell Pepper soup to die for. .

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup_main2

An Asian Quinoa with Bok Choy. . . this one must be made. It simply must.

Asian Quinoa3

And my ultimate FAVE . . a spicy seafood noodle soup (Jjamppong for those who know it!).

Jjamppong Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup_main2

Wishing everyone a happy weekend!! Enjoy it! And I’ll be back next week with a FAB giveaway!

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