Pumpkin Patch

What a year a difference makes…about this time last year we were galavanting around the pumpkin patches of the Pacific Northwest. Now, just one (short) year later how so many things have changed.

On a whim one day our way home from preschool I decided we would stop by this local pumpkin patch I’d seen signs for in passing. We got there right as they opened, so the VIP parking was flowing. We walked through the pre-picked pumpkins to unveil the cutest little farm. It was so dang cute y’all! A little hidden gem, tucked away down a sweet country road *emoji heart eyes. This place was a perfect spot for kids B’s age to run, see, do! There were farm animals to feed, corn mazes to explore, and tractor trains to ride.

We’ve had a lot of luck lately with our impromptu adventures in our new home of middle Tennessee…I can’t wait to see what the holidays will continue to bring!

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Happy Fall y’all!! I’ve got lots more fun adventures to share…if I can only find the time to post and share! #blessedbusybee

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

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Lemons to Love Print Shop

It’s (a)LIVE! …Y’all. I have been tirelessly working on this passion project of mine for months now and can officially have a virtual sip and see for my online ‘baby’! *huge sigh of nervous relief and cheering myself The Lemons to Love Print Shop is my new love language. This online print shop is a curated website carefully pieced together from all our adventures over the years and now made available to decorate your walls! Over the years I’ve been blessed to experience some highs and lows (both emotionally and in altitude) 😉 that I feel have brought me to this moment of sharing my printed photography.

Each print is only $15 and there’s no hassle of shipping. Once purchased, a link is sent directly to your inbox where you can download the file and print in any size, framing, or style your creative heart desires! I wanted to give creative freedom to the eye of the beholder and carryout the vision you see in the print.

So, without further ado, may I now introduce you to my new love – Lemons to Love Print Shop. 🙂 I’ll be adding new prints, having sales and blogging about printing and framing tips – so don’t forget to sign up to receive the newsletter when you visit the shop! PLUS you get a nice little BOGO coupon to use on your next purchase. 😉

Here are a few of the prints available now in the shop…and stay tuned for more prints in the FALL collection! After all, today is the first official day of my very favorite season! 🍂🍁

Happy printing, y’all!

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Thank you LtL readers for your continued love and support!! Head on over to the shop and let me know your favorites or what you’d like to see more of in the comments below!

Happy Friday! ❤

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Arrington Vineyards

Last weekend was our first in a while for some free time in our new-to-us home in middle Tennessee. We’ve had such a fun and busy summer traveling and visiting with friends and family that we didn’t have much time here to explore. #noregrets And with Fall creeping upon us comes football beautiful weather and a new season in the South. I.can’t.wait! *quietly shouts to self during nap time

So, in said spare time the three of us headed out on Saturday morning to soak in the sunny skies and farms lands. Unfortunately, the farm was closed for Fall festivities prepping which led us to an impromptu visit to a local vineyard I’d seen in passing. And y’all did our spontaneity deliver! This place was so beautiful – set up on a hillside overlooking the vineyards and rolling hills, but you can kinda expect that from a vineyard…right?? This place was a vineyard made for parents in a major way – judgement free zone! There were groups of friends setting up picnics with the vineyard’s ‘picnic flight’ option and families set up shop at picnic tables with children of all ages running about while parents sipped and socialized. IT WAS GLORIOUS! *choir of angels sing (I even saw a family setting up their 1 year old’s birthday party…well done parents, well done. 👏🏼

Beautiful ✅

Tasty ✅

Family-friendly sipping ✅✅

Needless to say, this place was awesome and Geoff and I will be frequenting their establishment in the near future. *cheers🍷

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If you’re in the area you should definitely pay them a visit!

Have a great week y’all!💛

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Happy Birthday Brooks

Today you turn 3 my dear Brooks, this is no news to me or you

You’ve brought more joy to my life than I even know what to do

Your spirit is like no other, uniquely created by our Heavenly Father

Some days seem long, but the years are short –

But even on the long days you could never be a bother

You see my sweet, each night I pray –

For all your hopes and dreams to come true

Because your daddy and I prayed for a child just like you

I don’t always get things right, but this much I know

To me, my little nugget, I will always love you so

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Likes:

*Trains

*Trucks

*ALL rescue vehicles (emphatically!)

*Trains

*Swimming

*Wrestling

*Singing/dancing (favorites: Chainsmokers, Paris & Something Just Like This and Ed Sheeran, Shape of You) – don’t judge us

*Going on adventures

*Did I mention trains?

Dislikes:

*When mommy sings (why can’t I just live my life?!)😫

*Eating anything other than pasta, Nutrigrain bars, apple sauce, and pizza

*When something spills😐

. . . .

Happy 3rd birthday to my Brooks!🎈🎈🎈

Momma loves you!

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Auburn University

Some of y’all may have seen my new business venture, GameDay Sitters, on Facebook or Instagram. 😄  Some of y’all may also know our love of Auburn and how deep the orange and blue runs in my family. A few weekends ago we took an overnight family trip to Auburn for a perfect mix of business and pleasure. But before I share with y’all my new ‘baby’ let me back in up to where it all began.

About this time last year as Geoff and I were driving home from our usual weekend hike in the PNW and we started talking about our soon-to-be days back in the South — which meant soon-to-be days back on The Plains! …And that got me thinking ‘if my family (aka babysitters) are going to be at the game, who’s gonna be our babysitter??’ 🤷🏼‍♀️😅 Ha! And then I thought ‘well wouldn’t it be nice if there was a service who connected families with sitters for game days?’ After some unsuccessful (or was it) 😉 research I came up empty on such service…and so I thought ‘well why can’t be that service for the Auburn community??!’ And GameDay Sitters was born.

Since being back in the South I’ve felt a more tangible reality of this dream coming to life. With the help and support of Geoff, my family and friends to help spread the word through social media we’ve had some success leading into the 2017 football season! War Eagle #amiright Going to Auburn a few weeks ago made me feel at home, at peace, alive and beyond excited to continue pounding the pavement (both metaphorically and physically) to spread the word around Auburn and combine both my professional and educational experiences with my genuine love for Auburn. I love meeting new people and making connections, so why not do that as part of my business (bonus!).

It’s been a dream of mine to one day take Brooks to Auburn and show him a place that his daddy and I love so much. That combined with my dream of one day owning my own business (if you’ve been following me since the beginning you’ve seen a number of my small business ideas flop and stay as a fun personal hobby😉), working from home, and making Brooks proud of his momma are slowly coming to light. This is just the beginning of something special, even if that just means sharing a place I love with those I love most.

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Our trip to Auburn was just the momentum I needed to get the ball rolling for the 2017 Auburn football season. I loved being able to share new memories with my family and add another (working) dynamic into my marriage. From the people that I met and the new connections I get to make, I’m so thankful I get to stretch myself more out of my comfort zone and take a chance on the unknown.  I’ve placed this all in God’s hands and am excited to see what is in store for the future!

To check out more about GameDay Sitters find us on Facebook and Instagram!

Thank ya’ll for reading and War Eagle, y’all! 🐯🐾💙

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Cheekwood Gardens

Mom and Dad finally made it! 🙌🏼 But first, let me back it up a bit. Back in April when Geoff and I had just moved to middle Tennessee, mom and dad had a flight out of Jax to come see us. Ya see, they’re the type of parents that will always be parents – there for you – and I’m so grateful for that part of their hearts. They’ve always done what they could, when they could, and they’ve always tried to help each of us in (all) our moves…this time was no different. Well, in theory, but Mother Nature had a different plan. Long story short, there was a terrible wave of storms that came through the South, and Atlanta being the hub of Delta all.flights.were…screwed. 😅 So, after HOURS of sitting in the Jax airport, they finally decided to call it and make a trip out another weekend.

THEY MADE IT! We hung out, stay low key, tour the Cheekwood Gardens, ate at Prince’s Hot Chicken (mmm, yes please!), showed them our new church home, and played games. It was the perfect blend of touring and quality time together. Although Cheekwood was a bit…underwhelming (sorry locals, I know I may be the minority in that one), I’m willing to give it another try when the beauty of the season changes arrive. 😄🌻🍁 Until then, I still enjoyed my time with my parents and my lil fam of three. 💜

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Thank you mom and dad for always going out of your way to be there, do the thing, go the extra mile. We love you and enjoyed our time!

Until next time! ❤️

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Visiting the Florida Caverns

For as long as I lived in Florida (hint: it’s long enough) I never even knew there were caverns to explore! And to paint more of a picture, I’ve passed them every summer since I was a little girl (no need to do the math😉) and never blinked an eye — here’s where having little ones makes life a little sweeter. 💜 Exploring has been something I’ve always loved, my mom calls it ‘plundering’, I like to call it ‘intentional exploring’. 😉 It’s like letting my ADD roam free without a care in the world…*something shiny✨

Living out in the PNW, Brooks allowed for my exploration bug to be set free! We loved all our family hikes, waterfall visits, and panoramic mountain views! Being back in the South we’ve found new places to visit and BONUS – with family and friends! The Florida Caverns were no different. 😊

Disclaimer: These aren’t my best quality pics I’ve ever posted…wouldn’t you know it, the lighting isn’t great in caverns?! 🤷🏼‍♀️

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That’s all for now! Just a small travel tip if you ever plan to visit the caverns: get there as early as you can, and expect to wait. The tickets for a guided tour are first come first serve, so bring some snacks and water while you wait for the tour to start. Their gift shop is cute with a fun little museum and trails to walk in the meantime!

Thanks for reading, y’all! Have a great week!❤️

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

 

Happy 4th of July!

Remember how I said here that I wouldn’t be making any apologies for over blogging about our trips to the lake this summer? Well, saddle up y’all here’s another post (and not the last for summer 2017. 😉 For as long as I can remember the lake has been a place of solitude, fun, escape, and memories. I’m beyond thankful that we are back in a place where we can drive there and make new memories as a family with Brooks. It’s really something special and gets me right in the feels.

This long holiday weekend also extended to about a week 😬 and we got to explore the Florida Caverns! More on that later, but for now…y’all know the deal. Here come those #lakelife feels, from my lens to your home. 💙

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Can’t wait to share the Florida Cavern pics! Have y’all ever been to a cavern before? I didn’t even know they existed in Florida #themoreyouknow! 💫

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

John S Pedestrian Bridge

My sister and her family came to visit us not too long ago and it felt sooo nice to host them in our new home. Y’all know I’m #emo on so many things and having extra time with my sis and her fam was nothing short of it. It was heart-warming to see the cousins playing with each other, laughing, and even a little squabbling – or the equivalent to that between a 3 and 4 year old. 😉

One day we all met up with my bro-in-laws family (who also live here) and chowed down at Hattie B’s. #yesplease 🔥🍽 After lunch the rest of the gang went to explore the zoo, while we chose to go the more ‘non committal before nap time’ route and drove to the John S Pedestrian bridge to walk a bit before we needed to head home.

I love some of these moments captured so much The connection B has with each of us feels so special and unique, and I love freezing time to remember these snapshots forever.❤️

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I hope y’all have enjoyed our adventures so far (and me finally playing catch up on my blogging!) There’s still more to come, so stay tuned! Have a great week, y’all!

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

 

Lake Life – we’re back in the South!

As if y’all didn’t already know, yessss, we are back in the SOUTH! Which means…more trips to the lake, Auburn, home, friends, family (to name a few). And speaking of Auburn, we just got back from a little trip down there this weekend! Aaah!! I love that place more than I can express and I can’t wait to share with y’all what we were up to.  🙊 A classic mix of business and pleasure, just what the doctor ordered.

This summer has been so busy with fun visitors and relaxing trips to the lake. We kicked off the summer right by heading straight to the lake for Memorial Day weekend, when in reality turned into a week for me. 😎

I promise I won’t be sharing EVERY visit to the lake, because that might become redundant for most of you. But I will make the exception this summer since it’s a first in a while, and more importantly B’s first ever! 😉

Now, let the boating, eating, (boozing), swimming, relaxing, sunning commence…happy summer y’all!

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Thanks so much for reading! What are some of y’alls favorite summer trips or traditions? Share below in the comments.

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

Lucky Ladd Farm

What’s better than tractors, excavators, dump trucks, and a whole lot of dirt? Well, to B I can tell ya not much! Right after we moved to middle Tennessee my boys and I went to this (kinda huge) farm not too far from us. It’s just taken me a while to share it with y’all!

Getting caught up on all we’ve done this summer has been quite the photo editing and writing challenge! Moving back to the South and closer to our friends and family comes with more weekend trips and visits, but that also means I’M TOTALLY BEHIND ON BLOGGING! Not to mention, I’ve been working on a few side projects for a while now and those have taken mental priority. (Sorry LtL)🙈 I’ll soon be sharing my exciting business ventures here with y’all, but until then let’s have fun exploring our new home in TN!

This place Lucky Ladd Farm, was adorable and basically mecca for Brooks. The kids were able to explore a number of different farm and construction vehicles temporarily donated to this farm just for this event. And when there’s not a special event going on, there’s a whole other part with animals to pet, a vegetable garden to pick through, and rides to ride! I think I might’ve had just about as much fun as B…🤷🏼‍♀️

Just look at these pics…can you just feel his excitement (and concentration) surrounded by so many things he loves! Oh and these were all taken with my iPhone 🔋 My camera battery died basically as soon as we got there – rookie move on my part not checking the battery before we left!

Anyway, enjoy! 😄

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I can’t wait to explore more with B and capture new memories here in Tennessee. Thanks for reading y’all!

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

*Any readers from Nashville? We’d love any recs y’all have, family friendly or date night friendly! Thanks in advance! 😊

Coast to Coast Road Trip – The Grand Canyon

This was the pinnacle of our road trip, ya’ll – The Grand Canyon. One of the 7 natural natural wonders of the world , the name lives up to the hype. If you caught the previous post of days 1&2, you’re up to speed on our drive from Washington to Salt Lake which now brings us to our stop in Flagstaff, AZ! Less than a few hours from the Grand Canyon, Geoff and I got up early to catch the late morning light over this incredible piece of creation.

As we were nearing the park we saw a few helicopters flying over us. I casually commented on how insane it would be to take a tour of the canyon from above! Geoff smirked, quickly glanced in my direction and excitedly said “don’t play around because I will turn this car around right now!” Now, for those of y’all who know me know that I’m a bit of a budget ‘enthusiast’, if you will. (y’all like what I did there) 🙃 So the mere thought of spending more money than we already were on gas and hotel stays alone gives me heart palpitations. However, *said intently* I also have a spontaneous ‘treat yo self’ bone in my body that can sometimes take over. Halla atcha girl! 💃🏼 And wouldn’t you know it, ‘treat yo self’ won! *Geoff cheers loudly in the background.

Next thing I knew, we were taking off to what is now one of the most memorable moments of my life, just short of meeting Geoff and giving birth (seriously). I mean, at one point I even got emotional over the fact that we were physically flying over such a breath-taking piece of God’s creation – there were no words. I’ve never done something so spontaneous in my life, I couldn’t believe we were there, together…and I was beyond grateful for that memory we were given.

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After the tour, we took a drive into the park to see things from yet another perspective. And to be honest, it was just as special in it’s own right. I could’ve stayed there all day, just sitting and looking out to what seemed to be a never-ending panoramic view of some of the most beautiful landscape I’d ever laid eyes on. It was like an out of body experience where I felt even closer to Geoff for just witnessing it together.❤️

If y’all have a running bucket list, I strongly encourage you to check at least one of those items off in 2017. I’m a strong believer in the “you’ll only regret the things you didn’t do” mindset.

Thanks for reading, y’all! Winding down our trip on days 3-6 on the next post here on LtL where we visit the sweetest grandparents around.

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay