Monday, September 23, 2013

Recent Bath & Body Works Haul

Hello my name is Alexandra and I have an addiction to pumpkin everything.

It's weird for me to admit that because it was only a few years ago that I didn't even like pumpkin pie!  I know, what was wrong with me?  How dare I not like pumpkin pie?  I like to blame my foreignness for this. 

One day I felt adventurous and tried pumpkin pie and instantly loved it.  From there I soon became in love with anything with pumpkin in the name. 

 On a side note, if you know know that I have love/hate relationship with certain foods and I have a hard time trying new things.  So for me to try pumpkin pie was a big step.  I know.  I am weird!

My recent haul from Bath & Body works can simply be put into the following words: pumpkin overload.

Naturally, I had to purchase a regular size of Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin for myself.  I also took advantage of the 5 for $5 sale on the hand bacterial gel and went a little crazy with the pumpkin selection.

I ended up purchasing a total of six because I can't count.  I got:
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Georgia Peach
I Love Pumpkin
Creamy Pumpkin
Sweet Clementine
Pumpkin Cupcake

I also picked up the travel size of the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Napa Autumn Blackberry lotion and spray sets.  While I am currenly still using up my lotion and spray stock, I will actually be giving this set out as a gift to some friends.  It is very tempting to keep them because they smell so good!

Lastly, I also picked up some things on clearance.  I am currently using the Ocean Pearl soap and I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of it.  It smells light but a little musky.  It claims to be pink grapefruit and freesia, but I am not really smelling those scents.
For the first time, I also bought a scentportable scent and charger.  While, I am not keeping this one for myself, I may be picking up another for my car. 
Does anyone know if these last for a long time in the car?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my recent B&BW haul.  Until next time!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bluemont Fair

My favorite thing about fall is the endless fairs and festivals in the area.  This weekend, I attended for the first time, the Bluemont Fair. 

Bluemont is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains within Northern Virginia. It features beautiful sights of the nearby mountains and the local historic homes.  It was pretty neat to see the fog in the nearby distance at 2 in the afternoon that I just had to take a photo.

 Jeff and I started our hike to the fair by parking on a grass field past the village.  Although, it was a bit rainy, we were able to snap some cool photos on the walk over.  The entrance fee was only $5 to attend the 44th annual Bluemont Fair.

The fair had plenty of activities and vendors for everyone.  There was an interactive children's area with pony rides.  There were also other activities like giant bubbles.  The fair also had local product vendors, miniature train displays, historic home tours, pie and pickle contests, animals, music, wine and more. 

Oh yes, I almost forgot about the food!  There were plenty of food vendors for affordable prices.  We ended up getting our food from a local church for $9.  This included 2 hot dogs, 1 chicken sandwich, 2 waters and some cookies.  Not bad, for $9!

There was a big section of the fair devoted to local sheep and alpaca wool vendors.  There were even live sheep and alpacas!  I found the alpacas adorable.  They were recently sheared so they reminded me of poodles.  Don't their heads resemble a lollipop? 
I'm still a kid at heart, so naturally I was quite fascinated with the giant bubbles.  I would like to point out that I was also not the only one lured by the bubbles!  I saw plenty of teenager boys chasing and popping bubbles.   
We also explored the local shops.  I was impressed with the old fashioned general store.  As soon as I walked in, it felt like I stepped back in time.  Inside there were large wooden counters, an old cash register, things hanging from the ceiling, and lots of baked goods for sale.  It felt pretty authentic.  
Inside, the general store, they also had the winning contest pies for sale by the slice.  I'm not a fan of fruit pies, so I passed on this.

Jeff was really digging the pickle and pie contest sign...not sure why.
Overall, I enjoyed going to the fair.  It was neat and affordable.  The only thing I didn't enjoy was the rain we encountered.  The fair is a good weekend attraction for the nearby locals.  It has pretty sights, history and local vendors.  Go check it out next year!