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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

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A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Summer's Farm in Frederick, MD


Summer's Farm in Frederick, Maryland is one of my favorite places to take my girls during the fall season. (Those are my two daughters in the middle and their friends on the sides.) It's a family farm owned since the 1930s and has grown from a small dairy farm into the sprawling attraction it is now. For fall they're typically open towards the end of September through the beginning of November. In addition to the regular pumpkin patch adventure and corn maze, they host the Maryland Pumpkin Festival as well as field trips and children's parties.


There are so many games and activities for children at Summer's Farm, our favorites being the giant slides and the corn pits.


There is a wide variety of farm animals to look at, from goats and donkeys to pigs and various birds. This goat pictured above enjoyed a chin scratch from my daughter Kylie.



The corn maze is a must. For 2013 Summer's Farm displayed a design in their maze featuring the Baltimore Ravens.

image via McCutcheon's on Facebook

My favorite part of going to Summer's Farm is the food. They sell the most incredible kettle corn, among other things at the concession. At the Country Market you can purchase large bags of kettle corn to take home, as well as goodies from McCutcheon's Apple Products. McCutcheon's is another family-owned business that started in the 1930s and is a local staple here in Frederick. My personal favorites from McCutcheon's are their apple cider and pumpkin butter.

You can find more info on Summer's Farm at their official website summersfarm.com. Where do you like to go to celebrate the season?


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  1. There are farms up here that do much the same. Terrific shots, Krisztina!

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  2. What beautiful pictures and it looks like such an awesome outing! Thanks for taking me along for the journey! I felt like I was right there with you guys! I just wish I could have a handful of that kettle corn.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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