Fall has officially arrived

Hall's Pumpkin Farm

Fall has officially hit north Texas and the family and I couldn’t be happier. It’s like a non spoken rule, that when October comes into play, pumpkin farms and pumpkin patches are the thing you do to celebrate the incoming weather and celebrations.

As a family, we have visited quite a few pumpkin patches, but last year was our first time visiting Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze in Grapevine, TX. We fell in love and swore we would be back the next year. Well, 2016 is here and we were happy to oblige to our new family tradition.

Hall's Pumpkin FarmThe family and I decided to visit Hall’s Pumpkin Farm during their opening weekend. Which also happened to be the opening weekend for the Texas State Fair. It ended up working out in our favor, because when we got there we basically had the whole pumpkin farm to ourselves. Last year, we visited towards the end of the month and it was busy but still so much fun. This time, we were able to partake in all the wonderful activities. Our mini me even got to pose a few times in their awesome pumpkin set ups!

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Hall's Pumpkin Farm

Our little mini me got to run around with her daddy and pick out some awesome pumpkins to take home. Watching the two of them run around and goof off ended up being the highlight of my night. Even I got to sneak in a picture with my mini me!

Hall's Pumpkin Farm

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img_4830 Hall's Pumpkin FarmHall's Pumpkin FarmI paid $5 dollars for each of us to go into their famous maze. We ended up getting LOST, LOST. We failed miserably and the entrance ended up being both our in and out of the maze. We never made it to the end. Their maze is one of the most epic, EVER.

Hall's Corn Maze

Hall's Pumpkin Farm | Lovebirds

After our maze defeat we hit up the food stands and you guys, you know I LOVE FOOD, right?! Ok… so I have a confession. I have never been a fan of kettle corn because most of the times that I have tried it, it has always been a little TOO sweet, if that’s even a thing. (gasp! I know)

Well, here at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, they obviously make their own kettle corn and it was the best thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. I didn’t try kettle corn last year, and honestly I don’t know why. This year my little one convinced me to try it out after we bought her, her own bag, and I’m so glad she did. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty. (It was SO good that one of my bestie’s hit up Halls Farm during the week after I bragged about it, just to snatch a bag of their Kettle Corn!) Obviously, we also had to try their street tacos, roasted corn and a caramel apple because YUM.

Hall's Pumpkin Farm food

Hall's Pumpkin Farm Kettle Corn

Hall's Pumpkin Farm

Hall's Pumpkin Farm

Hall's Pumpkin Farm

Hall's Pumpkin FarmI couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting or weather that evening. Dinner under the stars, surrounded by beautiful pumpkins will definitely be a night to remember. We explored the rest of the farm and Ella got to make some friends as we visited the farm animals and rode on the hay ride.
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Honestly, it was such a perfect family date night. It’s a beautiful pumpkin farm with so many things to see and do. It’s free to get in. You can visit just to walk around and take some fun, candid photographs; or just hang out and take in the ambience.Hall's Pumpkin Farm Hall's Pumpkin FarmHall's Pumpkin Farm | Fall

You guys should absolutely check them out! I think they’re the best. I really do. What other fall activities besides pumpkin farm and pumpkin patches do you partake in? Let me know. Until the next adventure…

With Love, Cindy Logo





Weekend Getaway | Austin City Limits

Austin City LimitsYou guys, it’s been almost TWO WHOLE WEEKS since I’ve posted! Where have I been? What have I’ve been up too? Let’s just put it this way, it’s been CRAZY NON STOP. October is always a crazy month in this household because it’s BIRTHDAY MONTH for my two loves. The Mr. and my mini me.

My amazing husband is turing 30, and I wanted to start the month with a bang, so what did I plan? A spontaneous mini trip to Austin for Austin City Limits. I knew we didn’t have all weekend, so I picked the Sunday day pass because our favorite artist, Chris Stapleton was playing that night!

It was hard to keep it a secret for so long. I booked the airbnb, bought the wristbands and packed us both up before we took off Sunday Morning.

You can imagine that he was super excited. I wanted to make the experience extra special, so guess where our first stop was?

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Franklin’s Barbecue! The hubs has ALWAYS wanted to go, but we always miss the chance too.  Franklins is a very popular place and the wait line can get long and crazy, but the people we’ve talked too say the wait was totally worth it.  img_4383 img_4382

We arrived at 9 am and waited with some awesome people for 3 hours. There was even a pop up donut shop and they gave the people in line some yummy donuts. If you followed on snap chat (cindy_gmoore) , you got to see our goofiness. So what was our verdict?img_4150 img_4381 img_4163

WORTH THE WAIT! You guys, WOW. I have no words. We got a little bit of everything and it was AMAZING! The staff was super friendly and they just made the entire experience over the top. The smile on my husbands face was worth the ENTIRE wait. It was the perfect start to our 24 hour day in Austin.

Austin AirBnBWith our stuffed bellies, we arrived at our AirBnb and took a much needed break. We knew we had a good 2 mile walk to get to Zilker Park ahead of us.  We snuck in a Gourdoughs donut then we powered through the 2 mile walk. Austin has so many hilly roads!! When we arrived at Zilker park, we were hot and sweaty, we just wanted to head straight towards the Samsung stage to find a seat and get ready for Chris Stapleton.
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It was our first legit music festival, and there were SO MANY PEOPLE. I kinda got upset a little because people were really rude, trying to squeeze into tiny spaces in front of us.  (My husbands face says it all.)ACL Music

You know, I kept thinking to myself to just let it go because we were still close enough to enjoy the show and you know what? Chris Stapleton was just the best, his performance made me forget about the rude people. He had his lovely wife on stage with him and oh my gosh, her voice is HEAVENLY. I totally cried a little. They were hands down my favorite part of the weekend!

Chris Stapleton

ACL Fest Selfie

Look at the smile on our faces! We knew we had some time before Mumford and Sons came on, so we hit up the ACL EATS and I tried out a vegan waffle which was delish. We stopped by and listened to HAIM and Young the giant, and watched the most beautiful sunset in the world. We took selfies at the ACL Fest sign before settling into a cozy spot to watch Mumford and Sons.

ACL EATS ACL vegan waffleACL SunsetACL FEST SIGNACL FESTACL Fest sign selfieACL Mumford and SonsACL Late night selfieAfter a while we laid on the grass and watched the stars while they blared “I will wait, I will wait for you…” It was the best night ever. You better believe that we slept like babies that night, dreaming wonderful dreams. Thank you ACL’s.

Goodbye ACL

Since we had a few hours to spare in the morning we decided to take our time and really enjoy the weather. Our AirBnb had the prettiest view of the greenbelt and it inspired us to be adventurous.Austin Barton Hills img_4317

We both decided to make it a well rounded trip, so we hit up the local Tacodeli right across the street from our AirBnB. The tacos were legit!! Crispiest bacon ever!


After the deliciousness of Tacodeli,  we headed over to Rowing dock to get in a quick canoe ride before we hit the highway home. Personally I’ve always wanted to do it and since we didn’t get a chance to do it on our last trip, we decided it was the perfect time.
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Rowing Dock Austin

Lady Bird LakeOn our way out of the city the hubs made a detour to south congress to pick up some last minute gifts for the mini me and some much needed caffeine. Do you know what else is on south congress? Home slice, the pizza that I would literally move to Austin for.  We grabbed a slice and officially called it a day.
img_4402SOCO bookstore SOCO shops SOCO shopsimg_4401img_4400Home Slice Pizza & BeerWith a full tummy and happy heart, we’re happy to report it was a much needed weekend getaway, and rest assured we’ll be back because AUSTIN, we LOVE you.

Cheers to new adventures. May the birthday month fully commence! Until next time.

With Love, Cindy Logo





Weekend Life

westerndaysThis past week was LONG! Here’s a run down of how my crazy week went down.

Monday: Gone from 9 to 9 (Internship & then closing shift at work)

Tuesday: School ALL day from 7am – 8pm (we got to work and put up this awesome community mural for the Teaching Artist Network)

Wednesday: Gone from 9am to 8pm, Open shift at work, then night class

Thursday: Gone from 8am to midnight! School all day, followed by North Texas Giving Day on the square

Friday: Internship followed by early close at work, then volunteered at Western Days. Gone from 9am – 7pm

SEE?!?! So when I state that I’m a busy bee… I REALLY, REALLY mean it. Nothing recharges me like the weekend and there’s nothing I love more than just doing whatever floats my boat. So here’s how this weekend went down.

Weekend technically started Thursday night, because I mean, come on, no classes until Monday! So win! Before North Texas Giving Day, we hit up Pizza Snob for some early dinner and it was AMAZING. (Seriously check it out, it’s on Hickory by the square)

img_3899Friday, it was all about Western Days in Old Town Lewisville, I volunteered for the Library, and in the spirit of enjoying the festival, the husband brought the little one to enjoy the booths! After my shift, we hit up the cornydog stand, rode a pony and had us a good old time.




Saturday was spent sleeping, recharging, and spending MUCH NEEDED TIME with my little one and the hubs. While they took naps in the afternoon, I started and finished a Frida Kahlo embroidery piece called, Frida in the Red Dress. It was in honor of my 30 before 30 list. I can check off one embroidery hoop for September. 🙌

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Sunday I got to hang out with my amazing work wife (the one that made this awesome embroidery hoop) and do the book club thing at a trendy breakfast place (my phone was dead so no pics!) and then well… you know, work. Because I’m always at work, BUT, I’ll tell you something, this crazy fallish weather we’re having is disguising itself as the flu and I’m not having it, not this week!

So… positive vibes for a positive week. I can’t wait for the upcoming weekend, we’re visiting Austin again (check out our last trip) to hit up the ACL, make sure you stay tuned and follow us on snapchat, cindygmoore. Happy Monday y’all!

with love, cindy

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