Saturday, October 30, 2010

This week...

...went to Brooklyn to see M's second band Ghoul Poon play a CMJ afterparty show.
...spent Sunday walking around Williamsburg, amazed by what had changed and what hadn't since I lived there in 2006.
...long drive home in traffic, just wanted to be in my own bed!
...we left our pumpkins out on the deck and while we were gone something gnawed a hole in M's!
...shot a band photo shoot for Ghoul Poon
...had high hopes, and had them crushed within 24 hours
...carved our pumpkins!
...last minute plans and errands for our Halloween party.
...found out with 100% certainty that I CSM never eat pizza again unless I want an excruciating tummy ache :(

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Dear Pumpkins,
I can't WAIT to carve you into Jack-o-lanterns!!

Dear Halloween Party,
We didn't get to go all out with new props this year, but you're still going to kick ass!

Dear Halloween Candy,
I've been REALLY good lately...please don't tempt me!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

spare time

 I LOVE the crazy carpets in bowling alleys!

 ...I hate to say it, but this wall art looks like a dude who's super excited to be pooping out bowling pins...

 M's stellar form

 my not-so-stellar form...

 me and our bowling buddies john & shelly

m's funny face.

We bowled 3 games. I didn't break 100 ONCE! In fact, the first game I bowled a 50! I'm much better at Wii bowling!

Monday, October 25, 2010

ghoul poon

 This weekend M's second band, Ghoul Poon played a show at King's Tavern. What's cool about this bar is that it is located directly across the street from the front gates to the Saratoga Race Track, which is our favorite place to be in the summer time. 

 It's filled with lots of cool racing memorabilia, we sat at the Secretariat table!

 What bar DOESN'T have a random lawn jockey just hanging out?

Oh yeah, and M's band played an awesome set! This is only their 3rd show as Ghoul Poon, and they keep getting better!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This week...

...had lunch at the buffet, instant stomach ache and 4 hour nap trying to sleep it off = wasted Saturday.
...Saturday night sick in bed horror movie double feature: An American Werewolf in London & Night of the Living Dead.
...diner lunch date
...scenic fall drive
...pumpkin patch!
...fall frolicking photos at French's Hollow
...Sunday night on the couch with the cats
...It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
...FINALLY found Pumpkin Spice creamer at a convenience store! It's officially autumn :)
...willpower of steel resisted the cupcake truck in our office parking lot Monday afternoon!
...3 games of bowling and I didn't even break 100 ONCE! epic fail.
...wondered why I agreed to go to M's band's show where there is no heat...driving a van with no heat...oh yeah! Because I'm a supportive girlfriend. A cold, supportive girlfriend.

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Dear Halloween Costume,
I can't believe I found you for so cheap! I can't wait to wear you at our 3rd annual Halloween party!

Dear Local Supermarkets,
It is officially the END of october and you have YET to stock Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer. What gives?!

Dear Holidays,
I'm getting so excited for you this year! I can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas <3

Dear Styles,
Would you please stop "fighting" with Miyagi every night? It's kind of gross waking up to tufts of Miyagi's white hair scattered all over the living room carpet. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

fall at french's hollow

the railroad bridge

m being dangerous

we're both kind of making funny faces, but we look so happy in this pic!

m being dangerous again!

...I don't know what I'm doing here...

m couldn't get the camera to focus when I was standing here...the lens is kind of crappy...maybe santa is reading this post...

PS- AMAZING giveaway at BUT fair warning, if you're not a size 10 LAMB fan and you win this instead of me, I might have to come after you!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

easy pumpkin muffins

 Supplies needed:
-mixing bowl
-spatula to mix with
-muffin pan & liners
-16oz can of pumpkin puree
-2 boxes of spice cake mix

 line your muffin pan

 dump the 2 boxes of spice cake mix into mixing bowl

 add pumpkin puree


 spoon into cups and put in oven (bake according to time & temperature suggestion on cake mix box)

 let cool

really, it's that simple! they come out moist and delicious!

Monday, October 18, 2010

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin picking is one of our favorite fall traditions, and we were really looking forward to it this year. We drove out to a patch we hadn't visited before, but we had heard good things about it, so we were excited.

Pick Your Own is ESSENTIAL for us!

 We walked into the patch, and right off the bat saw that it was smaller and has less of a selection than the patch we usually go to.

In fact, this is what most of the selection looked like...
They had obviously picked the biggest and nicest to bring up to the farm store and what was left wasn't exactly....what we were looking for?

So we were forced to pick our pumpkins from the pre-picked selection at the store. Which was pretty disappointing. 

Next year we will definitely be going back to our good old standby!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

...and the winner is...

Thank you so much to all our new friends, and everyone who entered to win our bloggiversary giveaway. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner...and thanks, that winner is...

 congratulations Jennifer! please email us at
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

This week...

...another invasion from the Easthamptonites always equals a good time
...visited with M's family
...did laundry that was waaaaaayyyy overdue
...enjoyed watching our local foliage hit peak color
...watched m's band open for Dan Deacon!
...found my Halloween costume for $12! I'm so excited!
...taco bell dinner with M, equal parts delicious and gross.
...looking forward to a restful & productive weekend.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, October 15, 2010

suggestions - little oven bakery

 Usually our friday suggestions are a mix of themed items we've discovered on etsy lately that we love, but this week we're doing something a little different. I've purchased from this shop twice now, and have had such a great experience I want to share it all with you! When I'm not baking my own macarons, Little Oven is the place I turn to for a good mac fix. I love their unique flavors, careful packaging, and attention to detail.

I ordered a couple of the new fall flavors, and was impressed as always when they arrived.

I ordered (clockwise from L to R): Salted Pear & Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, and Pistachio.

Salted Pear and Caramel - the tang of the pear is the first taste that quickly mingles with the caramel and sprinkle of salt. by far my favorite flavor from little oven that I have tried.

Pumpkin Pie - very light pumpkin taste, not overwhelming, very subtle.

Pistachio- my all time favorite macaron flavor, and little oven does it to perfection!

**DISCLAIMER** Little Oven is NOT a sponsor of windshield diaries, and I have not been compensated for this post, I just think they have the best macarons you can get on etsy, and I wanted to share the wealth :)


Thursday, October 14, 2010


Dear Friends,

Dear Tummy,
Why have you been getting so achy lately? :(

Dear M,
I'm so excited to go to all these new upcoming shows! Especially NYC for CMJ!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

family orchard trip pt. 2

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