The weather in Southern California is finally cooling down, and you know what that means: roll out the plaid! I am so excited to start wearing my fall plaid shirts and scarves and getting into the fall shenanigans. (As I write this the weather forecast for the weekend is in the hundreds again.) First on my to-do list: visit a pumpkin patch!
We were able to meet our family and some friends at Bates Nut Farm again this year and we had a blast walking around the farm and watching the kids enjoy all the fun farm activities: pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, it was a kids paradise. Unfortunately for us adults it was 102 degrees outside and pretty miserable in the blazing sun.
When it came time to pick our pumpkins, Houston and I were just too hot to brave the direct sunlight for another ten minutes and we opted not to pick up one at the farm.
Luckily Houston and I have an amazing pumpkin patch down the street from our house (I still get giddy saying OUR house) and we met there after work to walk around and pick up some pumpkins for the house.
Houston wanted a tall pumpkin and I was on the hunt for a perfectly round pumpkin - the fatter the better!
Houston looked so handsome in his plaid shirt (because that is what you wear to a pumpkin patch!) and HUGE belt buckle. - I love my California redneck.
It was too bad that the weather was still too hot for him to wear his plaid Ralph Lauren sport coat that I fondly call "hobo plaid" - the bright colors and patchwork are so much fun. I don't think another guy could pull it off quite like Houston does. He constantly gets stopped on his way to work in Los Angeles by people who want to comment on his coat/pants/outfit in general.
Even without the sport coat, He looked so festive and ready for fall. Now if only the Southern California weather would get the memo and cool down already - we are tired of the drought and the scorching heat!
The pumpkin patch looked so pretty when the sun was setting and all the lights clicked on; there is something so romantic about bistro lights. I just love them!
Houston is apparently "on trend" with his plaid; we made a quick trip to Target after the pumpkin patch and the entire store is decked out in plaid everywhere you look. Even the the LISTERINE® bottles are getting in on the plaid fun!
Clearly the blue (Cool Mint) is my favorite, but the green (Fresh Burst) was a close second.
I was even more thrilled that Target currently has a Cartwheel offer for an additional 10% off LISTERINE® - good 9/30/15 thru 10/31/15. That means you can save some cash for up to four bottles per purchase!
Fun fact about me: I am obsessed with oral hygiene and I floss/brush/rinse constantly. I should buy stock in dental floss.
Don't let the plaid fool you, the LISTERINE® is the same awesome product as usual, it is just getting into the Fall spirit like everybody else. Protect your teeth, friends; especially with all the Pumpkin Spice Lattes I have been seeing on Instagram.
What color would you choose? -- And don't forget to use your Cartwheel for an extra discount!