#1,749 The Annual Jackson Pumpkin Trip.

In recent years, since Ben has been in charge of the church pumpkin patch, we make the trip up to Jackson for a day to Charlie Adcox’s wholesale produce to place the order for the patch. Besides being an all-around fun fallish thing to do, it always means a good lunch and a little shopping, too. First things first, we pulled into Brent’s Drugs in Fondren for a grilled pimiento cheese (me) and a Philly cheesesteak (Ben) both with handcut fries. They’ve recently renovated and I swear the food tastes better than ever.

Any place that sells cherry Cokes and buttery grilled sandwiches is going to be on my list of favorite restaurants. I’m a very simple woman with simple wants. It doesn’t hurt that some scenes from The Help were filmed here. I did a Google search and found a picture of filming day:
On the way out of Fondren (which is just a neighborhood near downtown Jackson), thanks to a tip from my Jacksonian friend Bonnie, we stopped into the wonderful new French bakery, La Brioche, for an almond croissant and a few other goodies for the road. It was so so so delicious. 

What is guava?! Doesn’t it look delicious? Next time.
Then, we got down to business.

The ‘fairytale’ pumpkins (as we in the patch biz call them) in white and green are my absolute favorite. I always ask Ben to order extra crates of those. He always does.

And then we went to the mall in search of the perfect grey sweater and worn out skinny jeans. No luck on the jeans, but the sweater is hanging in my closet. 
Where do your favorite jeans come from? I like American Eagle the best (I KNOW, I’m not 16, but they feel so GOOD and they’re cheap!), Gap, and J.Crew comes in 3rd only because they just don’t stretch and give the way I’d like them to. I would love to have a pair of Madewell jeans, but they’re so expensive! Have you tried them?


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Daily Journal

11 thoughts on “#1,749 The Annual Jackson Pumpkin Trip.

  1. The pumpkins! They're popping up left and right here in Belgium as well, can't wait to start carving mine 🙂

    I'm a huge fan of Levi's (though a tad expensive, but there are some outlets in my neighbourhood) and recently found some wonderful jeans at H&M (only €30, which I guess is $40 or so). I love jeans, practically live in jeans.

    • CAMILLE! I got your package today and nearly cried it was so sweet and thoughtful! You can imagine what today's blog will be about… 🙂

  2. I love everything about this post! Those pumpkins are amazing and the farm stand is so beautiful!

    I recently made pimento cheese and it was so good. We couldn't get enough of it when grilled. (but also mighty tasty on crackers).

    I am pretty much a Levi girl only because they aren't too expensive and they have boot cut, which is a favorite and fits my shape rather well. (and looks nice with my cowboy boots)

    Aren't road trips just the best?!

    – Talia 🙂

    • I only tried it for the first time this summer. I was vacationing in the south and had the pleasure of being introduced to it. YUM! I'd missed out all these years….

      – Talia 🙂

  3. Looks like a fun road trip. The flowers and pumpkins are beautiful. I love Fall!!!

    I have tried Gap, JCrew, and a slew of others and so far my favorite have been Joe's Jeans. They are on the higher side, but they last. If you get a great pair that you can wear all the time and that'll last, it's worth an investment. I think. I work in an office environment so I only get to wear mine on the weekends for the most part (or on a rare "casual Friday"), but I have the skinny jeans and they have the best stretch and have lasted going on 3 years now.

    How is your studio/garage project coming along? I don't think you've posted on it in a while.

    • I'm looking up Joe's on ebay now! We'll see what I find! Things are basically finished with the garage aside from some insulation inside. The main goal now is to make the backyard look decent again since all the construction (and horse dogs) have killed the grass. Waaaaah!

  4. Gap was always my tried and true, but last year Garrett was shopping at Eddie Bauer and I was bored so I tried on a pair of jeans…and they were perfect. Great fit, real denim (as in they don't get baggy or stretch out ever) and a nice wash. I would never have thought of trying them on before, but I wouldn't hesitate finding a pair there again.

    Also – I've never tried pimento. I've never heard of it up here and have only seen it on menus down south. I just had to look up whats in it, ha! Have you ever made it from scratch before?

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