Delightful Moments – YA YA Farm & Orchard

I am totally 100% that girl that loves going to haunted houses, pumpkin patches, & apple orchards during the Fall season. It puts me in the Fall spirit. They get me out of the house & out of my comfort zone. Those things are all so “basic” to some, but I guess I thrive off of being basic. HA!

Every Fall season, I make a bucket-list of things I want to accomplish during the season. This season, I’ve almost accomplished everything, except for making pumpkin bread and pumpkin desserts. And I actually plan on doing that on Saturday! I can’t wait, you guys. I have the day off from work, which literally never happens. So I plan to spend the day baking treats and binge watching Stranger Things. Zach and I finished the first season last year within like one or two days, we were so obsessed. I’m guessing we’ll finish the entire season in one day this time around!

What do you guys love to do during the Fall season?!

A few weeks ago, we went to this adorable little apple orchard that had the most gorgeous views!

Where are some great apple orchards you have been to? Let me know in the comment section!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween weekend! I can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes. Some people are so creative, I love it.

xx, Aubrianna

Delightful Moments – My Vacation Recap!

Hey, hey, hey, it’s Saturday!

How was your week? I hope great! My week has been great but I’m really starting to get some major anxiety about moving in a week. We’re only moving to a different apartment complex, so it’s not nearly as stressful as moving to a different state, which we did two years ago this month! But man, I keep looking around my apartment at everything I have to pack and everything I want to get rid of and I’m just like OMGGGGGGG get me out of here, let me go live in a fancy hotel for the week, and tell me when the packing and the moving is all over with. HA! I wish. I’m too much of a control freak to not pack up my own apartment.

Does anyone have any useful packing tips? I feel like I’m a pretty good packer because I have moved a lot since being out of high school, but anything helps!

On another note, I’ve been missing my family and dogs in Minnesota so I thought I’d recap my little vacation I took back in June to Minnesota!

Every year, my family rents a cabin in Alexandria, MN for one week. The week is filled with a lot of relaxing, waking up whenever I want every morning, eating some really great food, falling asleep on the boat while everyone else fishes (hahaha), receiving endless amounts of love from my pups, being out in the sunshine, jumping into the lake with the dogs, a whole lot of laughing & swearing too much (my family is BIG on swearing), and grocery shopping because my mom is a grocery store-oholic.

Every year my mom and I usually take a day to go shopping in downtown Alexandria. The little shops are super unique and they always have great things!

This year we finally decided to stop at a restaurant to grab lunch at this restaurant called Bello Cucina, and the place was so charming! We got the BEST wine I’ve ever had and a nice little flatbread. The cool thing about this place was that it’s supposedly haunted. My mom and I love things like that. It was once a brothel and then a morgue, so you can imagine some pretty raunchy things probably went on up in there!

Alexandria is cute town that I find to be very peaceful. You feel safe there. & it’s nice that it isn’t very populated, which is quite the change from living in Denver. I always enjoy my week long vacation there with my family so much.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m seeing Pretty Lights tonight at Red Rocks, which is going to be absolutely amazing because Pretty Lights ALWAYS kills it & Red Rocks never disappoints!

xx, Aubrianna

Delightful Moments – 4th of July fun, & I need an Ice Cream Intervention

Happy, happy Thursday!

So here’s the thing, I’m happy it’s the end of July because that means my summer class is days away from being done. But this also means that my fall semester starts in less than a month. Like WHAT!? How does this happen? Where does the time go!? Why does time go by so much faster when you get older? Someone please explain this to me because I don’t get it.

Anyways, I’m sure you’re wondering what is up with my caption, LOL.

My guilty pleasures are desserts. I love desserts- chocolate, Nutella, ice cream, cookies, you name it. I love them all. I would eat ice cream every single day if I had it in my home constantly.

I really do eat healthy almost daily until nighttime comes around, then my cravings kick in. If anyone else finds this to be an issue with them as well, let me give you a little tip- keep dark chocolate in your house. Dark chocolate isn’t nearly as bad for and you don’t need a lot of it to make you feel satisfied! They have a great dark chocolate at Trader Joe’s.

Another tip- keep frozen bananas stocked in your freezer. You can make ice cream out of frozen bananas if you add in cacao powder, an all natural peanut butter, and almond milk! You can buy cacao powder on Amazon or at Target. You can also buy an all natural peanut butter from really any grocery store. I like this one from Target. All natural means that there’s two ingredients or less in the peanut butter, so no extra sugar, palm oil, etc. The ingredients should say only “peanuts” or “roasted peanuts.”

If you would like a post going over this banana ice cream recipe, let me know please!!

I’ve been meaning to recap what I did for the 4th of July for basically this whole month, but hadn’t gotten around to it!

I had to work for part of the day but the other part of the day I spent with my boy toy! We had a nice dinner at one of our regular spots- the Yard House, and then went to a lacrosse game that was at the Broncos Stadium in Denver! After the lacrosse game, they had a fireworks show, and it was the best fireworks show I’ve ever experienced! The fireworks were insane. They had them going off all around the stadium, they had music videos and videos of other things like the lacrosse players going while also playing a variety of music, and to start off the fireworks show, they had sky divers in the sky who were letting off fireworks and then they flew over all of us and landed right on the field.

I wore a super comfortable outfit that was still cute! Those are the best kinds of outfits, I swear. I threw it together in like three minutes because what I was going to originally wear just wasn’t working for me.

I hope everyone has a great rest of their week! And you can expect a new YouTube video going up on my channel by the end of the weekend (FINALLY)!

xx, Aubrianna