Magnets Galore

Magnets at the 2016 San Gennaro Feast in New York City. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

At the end of September, my friend and I attended the San Gennaro Feast in Manhattan’s Little Italy.┬áThere are Italian food and dessert vendors every where you turn and we may have tried one too many desserts, but since the feast goes on for blocks we reasoned that it was okay since we did a lot of walking. We also had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had at Lunellas Ristorante on Mulberry Street.

Aside from all the food there are also vendors selling all kinds of clothing, accessories and crafts and the tables filled with the magnets shaped like food and animals we could not resist. They were too cute not to look at and I may have purchased more of them than I have room on the refrigerator for.

Magnets at the 2016 San Gennaro Feast in New York City. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin decorating ideas from

I love decorating pumpkins and I’m always on the lookout for new ideas to try out. I rounded up a few of my favorites from around the web, most can just be created with paint and some with just minimal carving.

Day of the Dead Pumpkin – Courtesy of Michaels

Snapchat Pumpkins – Courtesy of Domino

Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins – Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Paint Splattered Pumpkins – Courtesy of Homey Oh My

Floral Pumpkins – Courtesy of Fish and Bull

Unicorn Pumpkin – Courtesy of Lines Across

Mini Donut Pumpkins – Courtesy of Studio DIY

Succulent Pumpkin Planter – Courtesy of Giggles Galore

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Old Westbury Gardens Rose Garden, photo by Alyson Goodman

The one reason why I always love to go photographing at the gardens early, aside from dealing with too many people blocking my way, is to capture the flowers right after they have been watered for the day. On a lucky day at Old Westbury Gardens, I basically followed one of the grounds crew members around and captured this rose right after she was done showering it. With the theme for the weekly photo challenge being H2O, I thought this was a rather fitting photo to share.