Crystal’s Smitten Life: Vacations, Best Friends, Birthdays

I had a BFF weekend with Steph! It was incredible. Here's some of her property. Yeah, SOME of it. It's gorgeous.

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I got to take a vacation to Floriday -- and it was amazing! FINALLY, I got to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

My fiance and I got to take a vacation to Florida — and it was perfect! Hot, but perfect. FINALLY, I got to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

How amazing is this?! Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes was, by far, my favorite shop... but all of Diagon Alley was incredible.

How amazing is this?! Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes was, by far, my favorite shop… but all of Diagon Alley was incredible.

ps-hogwarts

The trip wouldn’t have been complete with a visit to HOGWARTS! It’s real, guys.

...And these are some of the goodies I got. There's no such thing as Harry Potter overload in my book.

…And these are some of the goodies I got. There’s no such thing as Harry Potter overload in my book.

We also stopped at Disney World, and I finally got to see the amazing fireworks show and the Electric Parade.

We also stopped at Disney World, and I saw the amazing fireworks show and the Electric Parade for the first time. It was magical.

ps-autumn

Once I got back from vacation, autumn (my favorite season) was in full swing.

Bill and I stopped by a local fair, too. It was a great excuse to eat lots of fried food.

And so were the local fairs. A great excuse to eat fried food!

ps-cooking

I spent an afternoon cooking some rice and beans for Bill and I to have for lunch one week. Yum!

"Gilmore Girls" was recently added to Netflix. I'm officially turning into a hermit so I can re-watch all 8 seasons.

At the start of October, “Gilmore Girls” was added to Netflix. I’m officially turning into a hermit so I can re-watch all 8 seasons.

I had a BFF weekend with Steph! It was incredible. Here's some of her property. Yeah, SOME of it. It's gorgeous.

One of my favorite things in recent memory was my BFF weekend with Steph! It was incredible. Here’s some of her property. Yeah, SOME of it. It’s gorgeous.

And I felt compelled to take a selfie.

And I felt compelled to take a selfie.

ps-engagement

Steph and I celebrated her recent engagement with some tasty chocolate-covered strawberries.

And some wine. Obviously.

And some wine. Obviously.

ps-puppies

I got to meet Steph’s dogs, Retta and Hank. I almost stole them because they were so cute.

The next morning, Steph and I made homemade doughnuts. Be sure to come back on Monday for the recipe! ;)

The next morning, Steph and I made homemade doughnuts. Be sure to come back on Monday for the recipe! ;)

Then we went to a local apple orchard! It really made things feel like fall.

Then we went to a local apple orchard! It really made things feel like fall.

I found this adorable graffiti on a road sign at our local movie theaters and had to take a picture.

Back at home, I found this adorable graffiti on a road sign at our local movie theaters and had to take a picture.

Bill and I took a day trip to NYC and stopped by the Marvel Avengers Station in Times Square. Hopefully this means I'll be meeting Thor soon.

Then Bill and I took a day trip to NYC and stopped by the Marvel Avengers Station in Times Square. Hopefully this means I’ll be meeting Thor soon.

Spotted this while in NYC, too.

Spotted this while in NYC, too.

Lastly, Bill turned 26. I made him a cake and we did lots of celebrating!

Lastly, Bill turned 26. I made him a cake and we did lots of celebrating!

1 Comments

  1. Love, Love, Love! What an exciting last few month’s you’ve had. Nice to know you were as smitten with our get-together as I was. (P.S. I love the photo of the apple orchard…could be a postcard!)

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