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July 2018

About Town: Bush-N-Vine

Fresh fruits and vegetables, OH MY!

Finding local activities that get the kids off the couch and us out of the house is always a win for us.  We love to visit places around the Charlotte area and we’re excited to share one of our favorite places to frequent with the littles.  Bush-N-Vine is a local farm located in York, SC.  Trust us, it is so worth the drive and would be a great family adventure where you’ll come away with as many fresh food options as you can carry.

Bush-N-Vine has been in the Hall family for over 150 years and started as a peach orchard. Boy has it grown! Get it – grown!  You can choose from a variety of vegetables and fruits in the shop and they even offer a CSA program and USDA approved and inspected Angus Beef. We haven’t personally tried the beef but we’ve been told it is GREAT! 

Why do WE love Bush-N-Vine? Here are our top 3 reasons:

1 – Picking! What kid doesn’t like to pick things! Depending on the season, visitors can pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches and pumpkins. At some point over the last few years, we’ve picked everything at the farm except blueberries. The strawberries and blackberries are some of the biggest we’ve seen and they are some of the best tasting. It does tend to take us a bit longer to pick because the kids put equal amounts in their mouth as they do in the basket! But hey, this counts as a snack and an activity!  Another bonus for us moms is the farm is well maintained so the kids are able to pick the gardens without wading through tall grass. That’s huge for us mommas who need to keep an eye out for snakes! 

2 – Activities! The kids love the play area that includes swings, a playhouse, a wagon and a farm built slide. They even have a large bee hive for the kids to look at (don’t worry – it is safely tucked into it’s own little house). Depending on the time of year, Bush-N-Vine will host different activities. Right now, guests can check out “Slices of Summer” on Saturdays from 10-3. You can sample some of the farm’s melons and fruits before picking your own goodies, or just exploring. During the fall on noted Saturdays, you can attend the Fall Farm Fun. We have gone in years past and it includes bands, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, and more for a small fee. Check the back later for more details on the 2018 Fall Farm Fun schedule. Hopefully, this year we won’t have 80+ degree weather when we are trying to pick our pumpkins!

3 – Ice cream! Bush-N-Vine has amazing soft serve ice cream. You can always count on the traditional vanilla served along with a seasonal fruit flavor made with fruit right off the farm. Our personal favorite – STRAWBERRY! If they are feeling adventurous, get it swirled! Guess what? it’s affordable! No $5 cones there!

Every time we visit Bush-n-Vine we come away with bags of fresh produce! Oh, I forgot one of our favorites, the tomatoes! Grab them while there, they make a mean BLT or a simple tomato sandwich. To learn more about Bush-n-Vine, visit their website here.

If you’ve been to Bush-N-Vine, what was your favorite thing about the farm? 

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Roundup

Wow the choices! This year’s Anniversary Sale is proving to be Ah-mazing and we are finding it hard to only pick a few! We prepared our list, checked it twice – well really checked it more than a couple of times – and were ready bright and early! We met at 2AM, grabbed a cup of coffee and logged in for the 3AM early access!!  Can you tell we were excited?! Well, then there is the practical part where the little ones wake up bright and early and we wanted to give our full attention to the task at hand – great deals!

Not only did we get more than a few pretty things for us, we scored an anniversary present, birthday presents and a few Christmas presents.  Full disclosure here, the Christmas presents may or may not be for us. Ha! So with all that said, we’ve highlighted a few of the items that we picked up before the sun came up AND we even captured the fun in a quick video (check it out on our IGTV Channel @2styleavenue).  I’m sure we will find a few other things that we will get over the next few weeks but we are off to a really great start!

 

1 – P. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee / (WOW! Many colors) $11.90 (After Sale $17.00)

2 – Twist Peplum Hem Top / Solid Black $35.90 (After Sale $55.00)

3 – Gibson Surplice Drape Front Blouse/ Navy Floral – $45.90 (After Sale $79.00)

4 – Hinge Floral Spot Wrap Top $52.90 – (After Sale $79.00)

5 – ASTR the Label Button Front Midi Dress/ Green Ivory Floral $52.90 (After Sale $79.00)

1 – Dreamers by Debut Nubby Cardigan/ Berry  – $35.90 (After Sale $55.00)

2 – Caslon High-Low V-neck Sweater/ Black Ivory Stripe – $37.90 (After Sale $58.00)

3 – Topshop Colorblock Sweater/ Ivory Multi – $44.90 (After Sale $68.00)

4 – Topshop Long Open Front Cardigan/ Oat – $44.90 (After Sale $75.00)

5 – Hinge Balloon Sleeve Cardigan/ Yellow Spruce & Red Tannin – $52.90 (After Sale $79.00)

6 – Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan/ Stone – $76.90 (After Sale $116.00)

1 – Spanx Faux Leather Motto Leggings/ Black – $72.90 (After Sale $110.00)

2 – Spanx Camo Faux Leather Leggings – $72.90 (After Sale $110.00)

1 – Converse All Star Seasonal Ox Low Top Sneakers $46.90 (After Sale $70.00)

2 – Halogen Sadie Genuine Calf Hair Slingback Flat $64.90 (After Sale 99.95)

3 – Caslon Aiden Wedge Sneaker/ Taupe $79.95 (After Sale $119.95)

4 – Louise et Cie Cela Genuine Calf Hair Bow Slide $84.90 (After Sale $129.95)

5 – Blando Lanka Waterproof  Bootie/ Dark Grey $99.90 (After Sale $149.95)

6 – UGG Pax Waterproof Boot/ Black – $129.90 (After Sale $199.95)

7 – Sam Edelman Caprice Knee-High Boot/ Ivory – $149.90 (After Sale $224.95)

1 – Baublebar Krystal Faux Drusy Drop Earrings/ Oilslick & Light Grey $24.90 (After Sale $38.00)

2 – Cathy’s Concept Monogram Toiletry Bag/ Black $41.90 (After Sale $60.00)

3 –Sole Society Fronto Faux Leather Tote/ Taupe $42.90 (After Sale $64.95)

4 –Urban Originals Splendour Vegan Leather Backpack/ Grey $64.90 (After Sale $98.00)

1 – Cole Haan Grand Pro Tennis Sneakers/Ironstone  $99.90 (After Sale $150.00)

2 – Cole Haan Grand Revolution Wingtip/British Tan  $159.90 (After Sale $280.00)

 

What were some of your favorites finds?!

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