Green Bluff, and parties, and my birthday – Oh my!

October 29, 2013

This past week has been sheer craziness. In a good way, not in a my-head-is-going-to-explode-from-stress way.

My birthday was on Saturday. According to my sister, it was my Golden Birthday because I turned 26 on the 26th. Kinda fun I guess. I love that my birthday is during my favorite time of year (or is it my favorite time of year because it’s my birthday?). There are so many exciting things to do that are particular to the season and we always manage to fit them all in to my birthday week. We did miss out on going to a haunted house or Scarywood this year (Scarywood is open through Nov. 2 I believe) – but we made up for it with a trip to Green Bluff last week and an amazing birthday/Halloween party this past Saturday.

Here it goes!

Green Bluff

This is number one on my list of things to do in the fall. One of my best friends, Clarissa, joined us this year and experienced the gloriousness of the freshly-made pumpkin doughnut. I love being able to share little treasures like this with people. So much fun!



We bought pumpkins and apples (I’m making a whiskey apple pie this week!) as well as some fresh apple cider.

While I definitely suggest visiting as many farms as possible, one you aren’t allowed to miss is Knapp’s Farm. There’s a lot to do and it’s the only stop with Punkin’ Chunkin’. There’s also a lot of animals for kids to pet and feed – I love the goats.


The pumpkin doughnuts are at the Harvest House. I waited in line for about 45 minutes and I heard that the line got even longer throughout the day. It’s amazing what people will do for cinnamon-sugar goodness.



Birthday Loveliness

Last weekend was full of food, food and more food. I’m not complaining, I just hope this habit doesn’t continue through the holidays – if it does I will most likely weigh 200 pounds by January. It was so great to spend time with our families this weekend (hence all the wonderful food). Dinner with my family on Friday, party with our friends on Saturday, brunch with my parents on Sunday, and dinner on Sunday with Kyle’s family. Did I mention I ate non-stop?

Clarissa and Eric hosted a Halloween/birthday party on Saturday. So while all of you were battling crowds at the bars we were eating pulled pork, lots of snacks and Jell-O shots in syringes. We got creative this year.

Jell-O in syringes was a fun Halloween treat. These ones for for adults, but non-alcoholic ones would be fun for kids too.
Mike and Hilary won the costume contest (we got 2nd!) as Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone from Anchorman. Love it!

We are so lucky to have such amazing friends, and loved that so many different groups of people were able to come together and have a great time.

Kyle and I as Jordan Baker and Nick Carraway from the Great Gatsby

A GIANT thank you to the Mormans (Clarissa and Eric)! It was an amazing golden birthday party. Love you guys!

Clarissa and Eric as Pocahontas and John Smith

What have you been doing to celebrate the fall? Anyone out there planning on trick-or-treating on Thursday? If so, where are the best spots? I know my sisters like taking the boys to the mall if it’s really cold, or to the shops along Sherman. I used to hit up the big neighborhoods and Snob Hill (do people still call it that??) in Hayden.

Happy Haunting!

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I'm a north-Idahoan, a WSU grad, local writer, content marketing specialist and photographer with a passion for where I live. I love the outdoors, animals, good food, wine, and time spent with my husband, family and friends.

    1. Happy belated Birthday! I had my golden birthay this year as well! (Also, 26 on the 26th!) I am loving your blog and look forward to reading more! #26on26th #hashtag

      1. Thanks Jess! Happy belated birthday to you as well :)
        So glad you like my blog! Let me know if there’s ever anything you want to know more about or would like to see on SINI. I’m always looking for new and fresh ideas!

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