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Obligatory apple picking post!

It is that time of the year right? My blog roll is filling up with posts about apple picking, pumpkin this and that, and flannel everywhere you look. I could not be happier.

Now it’s my turn.

My mom claims that I have been apple picking before, but if there is no memory, or proof (hello, take photos much?), then it did not happen. You know, kind of like, “If you ate the best sandwich in the world, but it was not Instagramed, did it really happen;” The modern day version of “If a tree fell in the woods and no one was around, did it make a noise?” 

So welcome to my first apple picking experience! Unfortunately, it was still pretty warm. However, I decided to dress like it was fall. I only got a little sweaty during my laborious day working in the fields.

We picked about fifteen pounds of apples and after two large batches of apple butter, which I cannot stop putting on everything, we still have a ton of apples. I don’t like apple pie, so I’m hoping to find some savory recipes to use the rest of the apples in. Suggestions are welcome!



// Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters // Tank & Beanie: Forever 21 // Flannel: Thrifted via Goodwill // Boots: Irene’s Story //

I was surprised that the majority of orchards were not pick your own orchards. We did not drive an hour to pick up a box of apples as easy as we can from the grocery store or the farmers market; we wanted the experience. Autumn and the holiday season is all about making things harder than they need to be, for the experience.

Luckily we found an orchard that where we could pick our own apples. There is nothing like stomping through rotten apples to get to the big juicy ones.




The majority of the apples were green. Even the red delicious apples. Even the RED delicious apples. It’s been quite hard for me to eat a green red delicious apple. It’s even harder to distinguish what type of apple I am about to eat when they are all green.




Ignore my leaf eye patch.


Obviously we went through the corn maze. It was more like a corn path. Or I am just smart enough to know how to get through a corn maze.


On the other side? Really big, really dead, sunflowers.


Our loot!




Taste testing of course!

Oh, look, I can take cool pictures too!


All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography

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  1. great post! Love the color and lighting in your pictures. Looks like a fun time 🙂

  2. Alison said:

    Love the photos!! And your plaid top is so cute 🙂
    This looks like such a great place to visit and the perfect setting for fall photos.

    xoxo Alison

  3. yay for your “first” apple picking experience, loving the flannel!
    brooke @ what2wear

  4. Apple picking would be so much fun. 🙂 Fortunately we have some trees on the backyard so could pick some for us, made apple pie. 🙂 Cute photos ! x

    Indie by heart

  5. racheltr said:

    These pictures make me SO happy! I LOVE fall and these are so cute 🙂 Love your plaid shirt!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  6. wmbg said:

    hm, not sure what you can make with the leftover apples (are you SURE you don’t want some apple pie a la mode?…) but i’m looking forward to all your future pumpkin posts. pumpkin = i love.

  7. Angie said:

    I really like your pictures! Apple picking is definitely an obligatory fall activity, but it’s just so hard when I live in socal and it’s in the 90s this week!

  8. Jen said:

    Yay for apple picking! It’s such a classic fall activity, but I haven’t done it for years. Looks like you had a great time! Love the flannel and the boots! For a savory recipe featuring apples, I’ve made a vegetarian stuffing/dressing that is to die for. Yummy and a bit spicy! Here’s the recipe: http://bakingbites.com/2006/11/vegetarian-stuffing/. I know it’s typically a Thanksgiving/Christmas dish, but it’s tasty enough to enjoy anytime 🙂

  9. Keit said:

    Hahahaha, you crack me up every time! Apple picking is the best place for artsy fartsy photos!

  10. Andrea said:

    I wanted to go apple picking this year sooo badly, but apparently none of the orchards in my area have enough apples to pick 😦
    Flannel I think is probably the ideal print to be wearing to pick apples. It just screams Fall

  11. Leah said:

    you don’t like apple pie?!
    I don’t even…

    • Maybe I’ve just never had a good piece! I’m not too keen on baked apples… it’s a texture thing!

  12. How did UglyMug levitate the apples ? Was there an extra-terrestrial around?

  13. MissEcl said:

    Wow!! Great photos!! You look beautiful! And the last one is great! 😀

  14. mel said:

    Aw this makes me want to go apple picking!

  15. it´s a perfect and smart combination of style and very goo taste.

  16. Beautiful pictures! I was just at the pumpkin patch the other day 🙂

  17. Kristian said:

    I want to go apple picking! How fun; love that apple-picking basket.

  18. bunnymysweet said:

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Great photos, looks like fun! Love your blog, wanna follow each other let me know 🙂
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  19. I wish there was apple picking around here because I want to do that! Apparently the closest fields are two hours away and the apple crop was super small this year. So sad. This looks like a ton of fun though and you definitely look perfectly dressed for fall even though it was a little bit warm.

  20. Jenny said:

    Great pictures! I’ve never been apple picking either, but it looks like a great time 🙂

    xo Jenny

  21. sarah said:

    Thanks for your lovely comment hun! Great pics, looks like a fun time – Ive never been apple picking 😦 Must do it some time! xx

  22. amanda said:

    #1 apple butter is necessary on everything
    #2 plaid!
    #3 your leaf eye patch..hahaha

  23. It seems like everyone is out picking apples but us! Every year I promise myself we’ll do it but this time of year goes by WAY faster than the other parts, I swear. Nevertheless, love your post, looked like you had a lot of fun which is totally the point IMO 🙂


  24. Anthea said:

    Amazing pics! Love the plaid 🙂

  25. Diana said:

    Great photos!! You look awesome!

  26. Rachel said:

    apple picking is few and far between in MIchigan this year stupid frosts! I LOVE YOUR LOOK THOUGH! hard when fall doesnt cooperate and the flannel becomes too hot! You look stunning as always love!


  27. I loved everything!
    shirt, boots perfect combination for this winter in Mexico!

  28. Perfect outfit! Apple-picking looks like so much fun, I want to go!

  29. Linda said:

    I am so jealous of you fall apple picking! I want to do something like this now.
    Haha, gorgeous pictures of you, and I love the plaid button down you threw on 🙂

    Trendy Teal

  30. Winnie said:

    This looks like such fun! I’ve only ever been strawberry picking, so this looks like such fun!

  31. EMA said:

    These photos are so cute and it looks like you had some much fun. I can’t believe I’ve never been apple picking before. I will have to do it soon!

  32. Totall the perfect apple picking outfit! That last photo is awesome, you definitely can take great photos too 🙂

  33. Wow! Great shots (you’re very pretty!). Such a fun Fall-time activity – love them apples with a nice wedge of cheese and a glass of wine… although that doesn’t exactly keep the doctor away does it? Love the last pic especially…

    Have a great weekend!


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