Friday Favorites!

This week has been a little aggravating and needless to say I am happy that it is Friday. On the agenda for the weekend is volunteering at the zoo and catching up with some friends today. Have a nice weekend!


I went to the new D’Avolio location on Main St. downtown this week for a meeting and it was awesome. A lot of people were there once 12:30 hit, but the food was great and it makes for good lunch spot downtown.

one buffalo beer

One Buffalo beer was tried this past Sunday at the Bills game – Go Bills!

muse jar

{Photo – MuseJar}

I’m looking forward to attending this event tomorrow night with Muse Jar!




With me recently purchasing a home, I have been busy looking for furniture and deciding how I want to decorate each room. Watching a lot of DIY and HGTV has me over consumed with ideas and what I should do, but with some advice from friends and family, I know to take it piece by piece.

This weekend I went on a little furniture adventure with my parents. We stopped at the ReStore building {part of Habitat for Humanity} on South Park {they also have a location on Amherst St. in Buffalo}. While there were a couple knick knacks that caught my eye, I didn’t find anything that popped out. We did stop at a furniture store a little ways up on South Park though and I found an entertainment piece for my living room {I was so excited I bought my first piece of furniture I didn’t even take a picture of it}.

For people on a budget, but wanting to spruce up a room in their home, places like ReStore are a great place to go. Or if you are looking to donate furniture to a place ReStore is a great place to donate too.



My October To-Do List


Fall is officially upon us so I thought I would compile a short list of things I want to get done this month. A lot of the things I want to do are your typical Fall things to do in WNY, but they are places I have yet to be so it makes me look forward to it.

  1. Apple Picking – Check
  2. Pumpkin Picking with my niece and nephew at the Great Pumpkin Farm
  3. A visit to Kelkenberg Farms in Akron
  4. A hike to the Niagara Gorge – specifically Devils Hole Park
  5. Taking an art class with Muse Jar/a Farm Table event
  6. A nice drive out to Ellicottville to see the leaves changing color
  7. A trip to Southern Tier Brewing Company
  8. Volunteering some of my time at the Buffalo Zoo’s Trick or Treat weekend event



Friday Favorites

city hall - liberty building

A beautiful view of downtown Buffalo from the Liberty Building.

ballpark brew bash

Ballpark brewbash was a great way to celebrate Buffalo Beer Week.

roly poly

A new lunch spot I tried out this week. I recommend the Baja Chicken soup, it was delicious. The Buffalo Chicken salad wasn’t to bad either.

Apple Picking


{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photo}

I haven’t been apple picking ever at least not that I recall. I’ve only ever gone berry picking when I was younger, but its been years since I’ve gone so Sunday morning me and my niece took a nice trip to Murphy Orchards in Burt, NY {in Niagara County} to do a classic fall activity in Western New York.  It was a nice drive out in the country seeing the horses and corn stalks.

Before we headed out to the Apple trees we were told the apples were picked over, but we still found a handful that were good. I think my niece just enjoyed running around the open field and telling me which ones to pick and not to pick. On top of the apples we picked out we also were able to get a couple pumpkins too.

murphy orchards

murphy orchards 2

It was my first time visiting Murphy Orchards and I liked it a lot and would definitely go back – they are open year round! Check them out online for more info.


murphy orchards 3

{I love this old fashion scale}

murphy orchards 1

{Lots of jam to choose from}



national coffee day

I don’t usually celebrate all of these National food or beverage days, but when it comes to coffee I’ll make an exception. So I thought I would share a list of my favorite coffee shops to go in town. And some coffee shops that I still have to check out.


My go to spots:

Spot Coffee – I change my order depending on my mood

Perks Café & Market – I just recently went here for a meeting and it is probably one of my new favorite places to go downtown

Public Espresso – for the days I just need an extra pick me up

Tim Hortons – classic medium coffee with cream, sugar and a shot of Mint or Vanilla

Places I want to check out:

Daily Planet Coffee – 1862 Hertel Ave.

Sweetness 7 Café – 301 Parkside or 220 Grant St.

Kornerstone Coffee – Coffee Delivery



Friday Favorites!

maw radiothon

{Volunteering – one of my favorite things to do}


{Getting to meet local business owners is one of the most rewarding things about my blog}

furniture store

{WNY’s Oldest Furniture Store- Scherer Furniture on Genesee St in Downtown Buffalo}


{A lunch break on the first day of Fall down at Canalside}

corpus christi lanes

{Corpus Christi Church has a bowling alley that is still operable today – $2 per game!}

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