Cider Mill & Apple Picking in California

Monday, October 24, 2016

Now that it's fall, I really miss the East Coast more than ever. Sweater weather, crisp air, and changing leaves don't really exist in SoCal. But that doesn't mean there's not a to enjoy a slice of autumn - you just have to drive two hours outside of Los Angeles to Oak Glen, California.

If you're in Southern California and are craving the fall experience, I can't recommend taking this day trip enough! It was exactly what I needed.

We spent most of the day picking apples and throwing tomahawks at Ridley's Apple Farm, then continued on down the road for hot, fresh donuts and apple cider at Snow Line Orchard and Cider Mill. Ridley's has an old-fashioned feel to it, with colonial-style buildings, and a general store full of homemade fruit butters. Snow Line is the type of orchard I'm used to from back East, and it really transported me for a minute. They also have cider, wine and beer tasting and BBQ on site.

Here's some 35mm shots from the day, mixed in with a couple iphone ones.

Gadget of the Month: Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer

Friday, October 14, 2016

Portable. Iphone. Printer! Yaaas!

I think the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer is pretty amazing. It has wireless printing technology and connects directly to your phone via bluetooth (compatible with both iphone and android). It also comes with a USB so you can also connect to your digital camera or computer if you'd like, and a free download of the Polaroid ZIP app to make editing your pictures before printing super easy. The photos are 2X3, and printed on ZINK paper, which is easily refilled via Amazon.

I love scrapbooking, but get behind with printing photos from my phone. I love this gadget because it's so simple, portable, and reasonably priced that I can print photos for scrapbooks or art projects whenever the mood strikes. Which is often! I also really like the idea of stocking up on some extra packs of ZINK paper and bringing this with me to a party or get together, and then giving out the photos as little mementos of the day.  
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