Mommy Monday: Atwood Fall Festival

October 06, 2014


As a tradition we've been going to this particular fall festival for over a decade now. When I explained it to Joshua, I told him my mom has a Christmas ornament that didn't include my 13 year old brother's name on it, and that she had purchased it at the fall festival. When it comes to family traditions, this is definitely one of the top ones I think about.

This was the first year we decided to go on a Saturday, which meant the first time I've been in about 3 years. As well as the very first time for Joshua and Penelope. The weather had me all sorts of concerned. Not for us, but the fact I was taking my 7 month old out in it. It wasn't until we arrived at the festival that I saw babies MUCH (as young as 6 weeks) younger out in the chilly weather. Needless to say my "I'm a bad mom," thought was vanquished quickly.


(Hat, Blanket, and Gloves from Target. Coat, Carter's).

Not to mention how bundled up she was. We're talking: t shirt, long sleeve shirt, coat, leggings, jeans over leggings, two pairs of socks, a hat, gloves, and a blanket. Better to over do it than under do it right?

I kept warm as well in this super comfy cable knit sweater from St. John's Bay, and a red crochet scarf I found at Walmart for $4! It's not your typical horrible Walmart quality either, it's super thick and warm. 



The festival had great food. I'm not talking your average fair food with the crappy collapsible metal stands and ridiculously over priced food, I'm talking real food. You know this girl likes her some good food. Most of the booths are set up by schools, churches, and small organizations that are all very local. Which eliminates the typical carnival feel. This is honestly just a wholesome community coming together for crafts, food, and music. I got this loaded baked potato for $3, and we all shared these $4 deep fried Oreo cookies.


Penelope snagged a few licks of my aunt's cream of chicken sandwich. She actually loved it. 


(My sister, mom, and I).
(For those of you who love Dr. Who, my mom is super fan).  

We had an excellent day, full of memories and delicious food. Joshua and I picked up a few Christmas odds and ends that I'm going to hold off on sharing until it gets closer to the holidays. I live for days like this where the air is cool yet fresh. I love being surrounded by friendly faces and just genuinely wonderful people. 

Have you been to any fall festivals lately? 
xo kiki

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30 comments

  1. That looks like such a great place to go. And your daughter is so beautiful. I'll admit I was the same way (and still am) with my two kids.. I'd rather they be overdressed and hot than underdressed and freezing! Great blog!
    -B
    heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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    1. Right. haha Joshua was making fun of me in the car on the way there because I was putting myself down for not putting even more clothes on her. Which would have been ridic. haha. Oh the joys and woes of being a parent. (:

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  2. I can't get over how beautiful your baby is! she looks so lovely and cosy too. Also, that food looks delicious :O x

    Sinead - Dreaming Again

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    1. Thank you! I think she was nice and toasty. (:

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  3. Love these photos-- and those ears on the hood!! Ridiculously cute!
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    Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  4. awww so cute

    Check me out!!!

    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable photos! Seems like you had a great time!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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    1. We had a wonderful time! (: Thanks!

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  6. Such great photos and that food looks delish!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  7. SO cute!!

    xo - Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  8. This is too cute! I love that baby bear hat! It looks like you guys had a great time

    xx
    Candice
    www.ediescloset.com

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    1. We had such a great time! Thankyou. (:

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  9. I love this post!! I haven't been to any fall festivals yet, but I am now on the lookout! and your little girl is beyond adorable! I am obsessed with her cute little hat! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. Thank you Maggie! Another fall favorite is the Yankee Peddler festivals. Most states have them and they are full of crafts and fabulous food. Atwood is really just a close knit version of it. (:

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  10. The baby is so cute! They hardly ever have festivals where I live

    itsjustshalay.blogsppot.com

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    1. Thank you. (: In Ohio I feel like we have a festival for just about everything. haha

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  11. awww...so cute! your baby is adorable..:)

    would you like to follow each other on GFC? please let me know on my blog or follow me and i will follow you back:)
    jolahogg.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank you! I'll def check your blog out! (:

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  12. Than kyo so much for checking out my blog and for following me:) i added you to google plus, but cant see the gfc option on your blog..unless my computer does not read that...:(
    Jolahogg.blogspot.ie

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    1. I had it on there once and idk where it went. Hm I'll mess with it a bit. Thanks!

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  13. I think you have to check your settings or layout...xx

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    1. I feel like I accidentally deleted it when I reformatted my layout. It's back! (:

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  14. Lovely pictures but I have to gush on those boots on the first picture, they are so cute!! Love it!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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    1. Thank you! They are actually my sister's. I borrowed them for the day as it tends to get pretty mucky around the lake. I'll let her know. (:

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