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Queen's County Farm || Runway Chef Happy Hour {A day at the farm}

If you don’t like farms or farming or farm animals then a) what is wrong with you (baby farm animals are basically the cutest thing since forever)?! and b) you probably won’t want to read today’s post. Don’t say I didn’t warn you….

Unless you’ve been hiding out on Pluto, I’m sure you saw that the Mr. and I celebrated our anniversary on Monday. Anything to do with my guy has me full of smiles, but getting to celebrate our 2 year anniversary together made me seriously happy, hence why the focus of this week’s happy hour is tidbits from our weekend. We kept things pretty local and low key, but we did go on a few day trips. One of our day trips happened to be to the Queens County Farm. Who knew you could see cows and city buildings in the same view?! The farm was full of animals, families with kids….and us, the couple celebrating their anniversary. I think we were more entertained by the chickens than all the kids were and Mr. RC couldn’t stop taking pictures (of the chickens, not the kids). So just to summarize, we spent our anniversary with a bunch of farm animals and kids, acting like we were 5. It’s totally cool. And hey, when you love someone, everything you do together is special and fun, right?!

P.S. Now we want to buy a farm, but until then….how do you think chickens would go over in our Brooklyn backyard?! No???! No??!

cotton plant at Queen's County Farm || Runway Chef Happy Hour {Found a cotton plant on the farm, which was fitting since 2nd anniversary gifts are traditionally supposed to be cotton}

chickens at Queen's County Farm || Runway Chef Happy Hour {Some of our favorite farm animals}

sheep at Queen's County Farm || Runway Chef Happy Hour Buvette Bike || Runway Chef Happy Hour {The Buvette bike and a basket full of corks}

Happy Hour - A Weekly Round-up of Happy Things on Runway Chef {Obligatory anniversary picture}

Oscar Wilde love quote {Picture from our engagement session by Ian Holmes}


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Delicata Squash {A rare conjoined delicata squash, used for yesterday’s fall salad recipe}

These past few days have been highly uneventful…and by uneventful I mean we hung out with some “ghosts“, a tv show decided it was a good idea to start filming outside our apartment at 2am Sunday night/Monday morning, and apparently I can now add “Published Author” to my resume. See what I mean….totally uneventful. We’re celebrating our 2 year anniversary this coming weekend and I’m really hoping it can be more eventful than these last few days because, I mean, c’mon, hanging with ghosts and getting recipes published is so lame-o!

pencil sharpeners {The cutest pencil sharpeners}

NYC Haunted Buildings {One of the “haunted” buildings (now NYU classrooms) on our NYC ghost tour Friday night}

GIR Spatulas {A bevy of new cooking tools c/o GIR that make me one happy cook}

Taste of Home Holiday & Celebrations {While I thought it would be much longer til I was a published author, I was totally surprised to receive a copy of this book, featuring one of my recipes (on one full page, nonetheless), over the weekend}

fall asleep with a purpose, wake up with a dream {Found via Pinterest, source unknown}

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Food photo props {New food styling props make my little food blogger heart uber happy}

I feel like a took a breath and before I could even exhale September was over. It straight up flew by. October is already panning out to be another crazy month, what with our 2nd wedding anniversary and a trip to the Dominican Republic for one of my best friend’s wedding. I’m exhausted just thinking about it all….

Speaking of a lot going on, there’s been a lot of posts in the past couple days so if you haven’t been around make sure you hop on over here to find some tips for taking your dresses into fall (hint: it involves jeans), go here to read (and share) a very important story that really touched me (love is bigger than hate y’all), and, of course, finish it all off with some chocolate (because what’s better than chocolate?!).

Raspberry-Picking {Picking raspberries this past weekend}

Zinke Beach Bag {A tote bag (c/o) that will be perfect for our upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic}

Pears-and-Raspberries {Some of the pears and raspberries (mentioned above) at the orchard we went to}

Kendra-Scott-Ivy-Bracelet-in-Silver {A sassy new fringe bracelet c/o}

BAE=Bacon and Eggs {I know I usually try to be inspirational with my quotes, but I’ve seen this going around social media and I thought it was too funny not to share!}

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hello gorgeous sign {A fun sign at the She Winks studio}

I have always loved the quote “Life begins all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall”, not only because I love Fall, and of course The Great Gatsby, but because I really do think it’s true. The new season is so crisp and fresh you can’t help but want to start over anew. Of course that has meant pulling out the sweaters and blankets, but the brisk air has also inspired me to get back on track with some goals that the lazy days of summer had me slacking off on. 

Do you feel that you change with the seasons or are motivated to hit the refresh button when the seasons change?

black, white and pink candy bar {Possibly the most glamorous dessert bar I’ve ever seen…. I mean, it had glitter cake pops for crying out loud}

red pears {A pretty bowl of delicious pears}

San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC {Enjoying the San Gennaro festivities, including way too many zeppole, an arancini ball the size of my face, and the parade}

fruit and vegetable magnets {A street vendor selling every kind of magnet you could possibly imagine}

life begins all over again when it gets crisp in the fall

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firewood {Firewood ready for cool fall nights}

Last weekend really started to feel like fall so I realized I really needed to let go of summer (noooooo). In an effort to do so I proceeded to cram all of the fall things I possibly could into the weekend. PSL’s (her recipe is the bomb.com) , a pumpkin dutch baby, wearing sweaters & booties, lighting pumpkin candles, making chili and cornbread…I mean, pretty much the only thing missing was fall foliage and candy corn. But what can I say? I’m an all or nothing kind of girl.

How are you getting ready for fall?

sweaters {Pulling out my sweaters for the cooler temps (and also realizing I probably need a few more)}

full mooon {A picture of the moon that Mr. RC snapped last week}

Met rooftop view {We finally made it to the Met rooftop and this view had me wondering why it took us so long}

yellow and red tomatoes {Pretty tomatoes at the farmers’ market}

if you think adventure is dangerous, try routine {I saw this quote on Jess’s site a couple weeks ago and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since. I used to be more adventurous but I’ve gotten myself stuck in a horrible routine as of late. I’m definitely going to be working on being a bit more spontaneous and getting back to how I used to be.}