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princeton : the farmhouse store

We found the cutest store in Princeton! The Farmhouse Store is located in Palmer Square right next to the parking garage and Mediterra restaurant. We never park on that side of the garage so I haven’t never seen it before. I am literally kicking myself for not knowing about it. Browsing around I found so many wonderful pieces and Paula who was working was so kind and helpful.

First a look around…

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They have tons of amazing items, candles, pillows, scarves, knick knacks that are adorable and rustic without looking at all cheesy. But what is most impressive is their furniture. You can see a table a little bit here and the large hutch in the background. To quote their brochure, “At The Farmhouse Store, we honor the great heritage of the American settlers who first timbered this land by reclaiming antique barnwood to create beautiful furniture built to enjoy forever.”

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I found this perfect haven while waiting for JPS to get off of work, I couldn’t believe we had ever seen it before. I loved this New Jersey pillow – it even has a heart over where we live! After we met up he wanted to see the shop and he thought we needed to buy it!

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We can’t wait to come back after we buy our first house (!!!!) to buy some one of a kind timeless furniture. I also can’t wait to purchase some candles – fresh thyme, heirloom tomato… that is central New Jersey!

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the farmhouse store princeton, nj | as GOLD as it gets blogIf you are in Princeton you absolutely need to stop by!
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p.s. doesn’t our new pillow look darling?

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unionville vineyards – central new jersey wine

I wanted to share this great vineyard – if you find yourself near central New Jersey you should definitely check it out or you can also order it online at their website. I had gotten a Living Social deal for a wine tasting and tour and it was so much fun. The grounds are beautiful and the tasting room is super cool and rustic.

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Their wine tastes really good. And not just, “I’m at a vineyard and this is cool” tastes good, but a “I’d embarrass myself trolling stores looking for this again“. That good.

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There is a ton of info in their tasting room about the vineyard owner and his inspiration and goals. It’s cool to see the man behind the whole adventure.

unionville winery | as GOLD as it gets

We actually first heard about the vineyard when we ate here. They pull from local farms and vineyards and we of course HAD to order Revolutionary Red, they also have George Washington wine.(have I ever mentioned on here our cats names are Martha Washington and Betsy Ross? #america). Anyway, we saw it was local and our waitress told us all about how they had a great relationship and really the wine spoke for itself.
unionville winery | as GOLD as it getsWe had a private tour of the facilities and it was so cool to see how they do things there. Most vineyard tours are the same but they really go into detail to share about what makes them different. I highly recommend a visit (or an online order!).


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PJ Pancake House

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Yesterday counted as a staycation day. Although, it would really be a staycation day if I could really unplug from work, but that never happens. Because people call my personal cell and send me messages on facebook and my work phone is just staring at me with what I can only assume are lots of unread emails…. and then I feel guilty. Can no one ever take a day to rejuvenate? And can we not allow someone to take a day (or should I say give ourselves the ability too) unplug and recharge so they can feel their best? We all (read: the whole human race) need to be better about that.

JPS and I have been wanting to try PJ’s Pancake House (they own the domain pancakes.com, this is serious business). They are located in the heart of Princeton, literally across the street from Princeton University. The line is always outrageous so we’ve never been able to go… or feel like we wanted to brave the line. Knowing that I took the day off we dropped his car off at the dealership and took advantage of the Princeton kids being in class and the post-grad fare of Princeton at work! It was small, quiet and delicious!

JPS ordered corn pancakes..that had real kernels of corn in them while I opted for the strawberries pancakes. They were really delicious (but how do you screw up a pancake?). They have a spicy apple and another that is potato pancakes… I think those might be what I try next!

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