Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Time for a Swap! An Autumn Swap.

Autumn is in the air... can you feel it? Pretty soon it will be time to do things like make cinnamon rolls, carve pumpkins, and put out the flannel sheets. This is a marvelous time of year to be dreaming about the upcoming season's festivities. So I proclaim to you, a swap! A wonderful Autumn swap. Chelsea and I have been scheming and now is the perfect time.


We are inviting you to participate in our very own swap! Here is all you need to do: email me (Georgia) at amoderncrush(at)gmail(dot)com with...
{1} your name
{2} your mailing address
{3} your email address
{4} your blog address
{5} a line or two about yourself and your hobbies
{6} whether or not you would be willing to send internationally (please don't feel bad to say no!)

I will randomly pair you up with a partner and then you will gather and send your new friend 3 to 5 things that have to do with the Autumn Season: These favorite things can be purchased or handmade, old or new, and they do not have to be extravagant. Ideally these things would represent your favorite sights, sounds, smells, tastes, or memories that are centered around the Fall season. Good examples could include: your favorite Halloween candy, a favorite fall recipe, an awesome Fall or Halloween decoration, seasonal tea, etc. Get creative!

So, if you would like to participate, email me by the end of the day, Thursday, October 7th. We will have a postmark deadline to mail out each others packages by one Thursday from then, October 14th (plenty of time before Halloween, so this doesn't get in the way of your All Hallows Eve festivities;)

I will make sure everyone has someone to swap with. No one will go swapless! Tell your blogging friends, this swap is open to anyone who would like to commit to join in! Don't be intimidated, get out your favorite notebook and start jotting down basic ideas. You just might be surprised by how creative you get!

Sound good to you? Sounds like Fall fun to me:)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Equinox

Swan Neck Gourds
Just wanted to pop in an wish you a happy first day of Autumn... I've been excited for this day to come, and now it is here. This morning as I drove to work I was dreaming about pumpkin pie and mulling spices. You know that feeling you get in the evening when the mulling spices are on the stove, and the whole house smells of it? It's wonderful. Out at our little farm we planted pumpkins and gourds early in the summer. We have a ton of pumpkins so far - Howdens (the best for Jack-o-Lanterns) and a few Cinderellas. And the gourds! We have swan neck gourds, just like these. When I get my camera lens (I will have enough saved by next week!), I will definitely take some shots of these beauties.

Enjoy your day, do something to celebrate! Even if it is small. The changing of the seasons is a very exciting occasion.


Monday, September 20, 2010


You may have wondered to yourself, where did Georgia go? I am still alive, let me assure you. I have been missing from my blogging world but it's for a reason, I promise. I never mentioned here that Billy and I started a CSA this Summer. For those of you who aren't familiar with what a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is, it is basically a produce subscription service, where you invest in our farm by paying up front for a certain number of weeks, and you get a weekly supply of freshly picked produce in return. This summer was our first season ever, and it was hard work, but a ton of fun. Because I work work work all day, Billy and I had to discuss what would be the best use of the little free time I have. Sadly, for the time being I have decided that my crafts and my blog will be put up on the shelf for a temporary while. This makes me sad, but I know that it's for the greater good of our family. We want to be running the CSA full time and also starting up a mobile farmers market! I am really excited about the mobile farmers market. This part will take some serious saving though, since we have to buy a trailer that is refrigeration and that is set up for selling out of. There is a lot of organization on my part, because in our family I am better at that than the man (naturally, ha). This takes time! We have a blog for our CSA, which is called Farm Fresh San Diego. Also, I STILL haven't replaced my camera lens that broke before summer even started, but I am proud to say I have about 3/4 of the money saved up to get a new one. Sheesh, so now you know where I've been. Pining after my blog...

This week Wednesday is the first week of Autumn, can you believe it? I have felt the weather change; the mornings are wet, and the evening air cool. It's time to start thinking about pulling out the heavy blankets. I have been thinking about the recipes I made last Fall that were favorites, and have been looking forward to some of those again. So even though technically I am not supposed to be spending too much time in this space, I cannot simply resist coming over here once in a while. After all, in a sense, it is the history of me.