When Peter Pan told us to “Never Grow Up” I’m pretty sure he meant to include “Fall School Clothes” shopping, because ooh how I still crave an autumn wind to blow through my closet every year. I figure it’s safe to concede if one hasn’t outgrown it by their forties, it’s prob not gonna happen. However, since we have two students in our house that legitimately need sleeves that reach their wrists and winter pants that don’t look like waders, it would be foolish to drop a lot of dough on forties fashion. What’s a girl to do? Time to Zaful!
$5 Fall Friends from Zaful.
This is Magnum. He’s an owl that goes with pretty much everything and is a real hoot to be around. He can be yours too: Bead Owl Ring
We instantly became fast friends. He goes pretty good with the new hand-me-down coat that came my way from Mom this month.
This is Estelle. She can be found here: Silver Zircon Ring. Pumpkin, turquoise, deep purple… she’s going to catch all of your favorite Fall shades and give them sparkle.
Zaful is seriously awesome! They have a lot of unique, reasonably priced clothing, as well as jewelry and accessories. I thank them for partnering with me on this post, and look forward to more shopping on their site.
A girl can’t just hang out around the house with these treasures, you have to get out with them. My first trip with Magnum the Owl ring was to the top of Spencer’s Butte with Niko and Jeter. Lots of wonderful memories made there.
Check out the funny crooked tree arm…
Couldn’t get enough of watching these two pals hanging out together…
Loads of fall fun for me and Magnum the Owl ring. We made it up/down the mountain with only a few minutes to spare before the rain came.
The following weekend it was time to take Estelle for a spin, and we lucked out with a perfect day canoeing in Alton Baker Park with great friends.
The couple running the water sports rental company (Northwest Canoe Tours) were fantastic. They set everything up for us, gave us tips for where to go, and even attached drink holders to the canoe for our pumpkin spice lattes. True customer service right there.
As you can see, we had to drag teenagers out of bed for this one, but they ended up having a great time and it was totally worth the extra effort and Mom pressure.
Sean paddled in to one huge heron, up close and personal.
This pic was snapped just slightly before we raced the kids in their canoe and I narrowly missed a head-first dive in to the bushes with local onlookers. Leave it to me to keep the folks on the bank entertained!
My normally sweet friend enjoyed a good laugh at my expense on this occasion, but it came full circle when we landed and she had to catch her balance in front of a group of canoers waiting to depart.
Tucked behind Autzen Stadium we heard the crowd from the BMX competition, and that caught the kids interest so we turned back. Thanks to Tori for pausing long enough for Mom to get photos of the baby ducks.
Out for adventure today, we decided to check out the BMX races, which turned out to be surprisingly fun to watch. The announcer knew all of the bikers by name, and our favorite part was the range of racers from 5 years old to 67 years! What you see is what you get folks…
All in all, a pretty fun way to wrap up this gorgeous Indian Summer, and now it’s time to get pumped for pumpkins.
Here’s hoping the weekend is saying Happy Fall Y’All to you too.