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pleasant valley lavender

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I am so excited to share these photos. After church we stopped by Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm and it did not disappoint. I’ve been wanting to go for awhile but missed the season last year. Today they told us the peak was really around July 4th but I truly couldn’t tell because the fields smelled amazing. They were so kind and took us around briefly and told us how different lavender smelled differently and you could rub it between your fingers and tell some were more earthy and others sweet smelling. _MG_2913They give you scissors and a basket and you are set free to roam. The are fields all around their house with a little tent shop set up out front. They even had baked lavender cookies that they let us sample! IMG_2895

The bees and butterflies were everywhere but none of them seemed to care about humans traipsing through they just buzzed around us. IMG_2935IMG_2937IMG_2978IMG_2938IMG_2939IMG_2941IMG_2946IMG_2981IMG_2986IMG_2992

This is the perfect escape in New Jersey to fool yourself into thinking you are in France for an hour or two!

 


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waiting for spring with my bucket bag

It’s a little puzzling that spring is here when it’s still so chilly, I guess it just hasn’t sprung yet. I turned my closet from winter to spring this past week and I can’t wait to start wearing t-shirt dresses and shorts soon. I’ve pulled out my favorite casual sneaker and ready for some sunshine.
But I really can’t wait to start carrying my summer bags–tote bags, white bags, and colorful bags! I love my new bag from Urban Expressions and can’t wait to circulate it all spring and summer. I’ve never carried a bucket bag before but I’m loving it so far.

urban expressions bucket bagsThe bag has a detachable long strap which I love. It’s so easy as you bop around town, carrying groceries in the house or other bags, it just feels out of the way.urban expressions bucket bag coral and whiteThe bag comes in several colors but I love how the corally red portion, which is really a burlap sort of texture, contrasts with the white (faux) leather. All of Urban Expressions bags are vegan so the material is animal free. But I have to say this bag is very soft–I was really surprised how soft and durable this bag felt even without being leather. I tend to carry around a lot of stuff so its helpful to be able to dump it all in. Points for the bucket bag.bucket bagurban essentials bucket bag
I’ve always felt that the leather bucket bag looks a little 90’s mom…but the 90’s are back and I have a vegan leather bucket bag. No shame here!urban expressions bucket bag coralsummer 2015 Jcrew striped pocket dress, urban expressions bag c/o, slip-on converse

What spring bags are you looking at bringing out in the next few weeks?