Tailgate party

No tickets for the big name? That’s no reason to cancel the party. Celebrate game day with all the food, fun and fanfare of a true tailgating experience right in you own driveway! There are so many ways to make tailgating at home fun and easy. Create a team colors bar or beverage display, and serve eat-with-your-fingers dips, sandwiches, munchies, and game day recipes. Solo beverage cups work remarkably well doing double duty for serving chili and pasta salads. Go ahead and fire up the grill for burgers and dogs too! For those chillier days, grab a thermos of hot soup, then cozy up and sit under a warm blanket. Of course no tailgate party would be complete without team spirit accessories. Go all out and let your team colors fly! All this, AND the luxury of using our very own bathroom? Now that’s what we call the ultimate tailgate party! Go Team!!

Tailgating foods

Pre-wrapped sandwiches and salad cups for tailgating

Homemade ranch pretzels, Ranch pretzel roundup

Homemade chili, Tostitos scoops and onions for tailgate party

Team paper plates, napkins and forks for tailgate party

Beverage tin for tailgate party

Tailgate display from trunk of SUV with team banner

Beverages and wrapped sandwiches for tailgating

Team accessories for tailgate party

No tickets for the big name? That’s no reason to cancel the party. Celebrate game day with all the food, fun and fanfare of a true tailgating experience right in you own driveway! There are so many ways to make tailgating at home fun and easy. Create a team colors bar or beverage display, and serve eat-with-your-fingers dips, sandwiches, munchies, and game day recipes. Solo beverage cups work remarkably well doing double duty for serving chili and pasta salads. Go ahead and fire up the grill for burgers and dogs too! For those chillier days, grab a thermos of hot soup, then cozy up and sit under a warm blanket. Of course no tailgate party would be complete without team spirit accessories. Go all out and let your team colors fly! All this, AND the luxury of using our very own bathroom? Now that’s what we call the ultimate tailgate party! Go Team!!

Set Up Your Own Tailgate Party at Home!- The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Our Visit Fall 2016

tractor with hay and pumpkins

decorative pillow

pumpkin decor

Fall Festive Tractor and Wagon Display

scarecrows

halloween decor

halloween decor

Our Visit Fall 2015

Autumn Banner

 

Pumpkins & Gourds

Pumpkins

Whitehouse Fruit Farms Signature donuts

Honey Crisp Apples

Seasonal Candy

Sweet Dill Pickles, Harvest Jam & Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Bigelow Seasonal Tea

mums

Pumpkin displays

Fall home decor

Fall Decor

Nothing says Fall like a trip to the White House. White House Fruit Farms, that is! Though we are regular visitors at the farm throughout the year, fall is definitely our favorite season. Who could resist a crisp afternoon stroll through acres of pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks galore. Beautiful baskets of mums, their glorious crowns blazing with color announce the fall season has arrived. The Farm Market is loaded with many must have treats and sweets too! Fresh fruits and vegetables, harvest jams, seasonal candies and teas are just a few of the goodies we loaded in our carts. And of course we couldn’t resist a box of White House signature donuts! Oh Blueberry, we do love you so!! Another house speciality, fresh homemade Apple Cider, was the absolutely perfect refreshment to wash it down. Seasonal decor is also in abundance at the Farm. We treated ourselves to a few handmade autumn wreaths that now dress up our front doors. The scents and colors of fall make this truly a festive season!

2 Orchids YouTube Video: A Beautiful Autumn Day At The Farm 2015

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Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Five-Piece Petities Le Marc Lip Crème Collection-$49

Enjoy 5 (0.05 oz) Le Marc Lip Creme 10-hour wear lipsticks.  Colors are No Angel (apricot nude), Slow Burn (creamy nude rose), OH Miley! (strawberry spice), Miss Scarlet (deep ruby), and Scandal (intense plum). Included is an elegant Marc Jacobs hot pink, metallic patent leather pouch with silky black tassel.

Perfume

Perfume Sampler-Sephora Favorites- $65

Fragrance lovers, you’re going to want this one! 13 sample size (0.04-0.06 oz) perfumes from Atelier, Burberry, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Stella, Tocca, Tom Ford and Tory Burch.  After you have chosen your favorite signature scent bring the enclosed Scent Certificate into your Sephora store (US only, sephora.com or JCPenney stores not included) and redeem for a full-size bottle of your signature scent (sizes ranges from 0.8-1.7).

 

Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case-$59

A makeup lovers dream! This case includes 24 (0.031 oz) Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows, Tartiest lash paint mascara in black (0.10oz), Amazonian Clay Blush in Moment (Coral, 0.158), Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Authentic (champagne 0.158), Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Unique (shimmer, 0.158), Provacative (matte contour, 0.158), Rainforest of the Sea So Fine Micro Liner in Black (0.10 oz), and Tarteist glossy lip paint in Ovbi (warm nude, 0.01 oz). 

 

Fresh

Fresh Black Tea Skincare: Age-Delay Essentials-$94

Good for all skin types with antioxidants such as black tea, amino acid-rich soy, and moisture-preserving sugar.  Start your daily skincare regime with Soy Face Cleanser (1.6 oz), Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (1 oz), Black Tea Age-Delay Cream (1 oz), Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion (1 oz), and Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (0.15 oz). 

 

 

Sephora Favorites

Soko to Toyko, Sephora Favorites-$40

Inspired by the biggest beauty trends in Asian skin care. A 10 piece set with a variety of products from South Korea and Japan.  Includes products such as AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel (0.2 oz), Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb (0.34oz), Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment (0.84 oz), Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack (0.49 oz), Dr. Jart+ BB Cream in Light to Medium (0.17oz), Erboran Yuza Double Lotion (1 oz), Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (0.33 oz), Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel (0.68 oz), Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (0.4oz), Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream (0.23 oz).

 

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set-$28

Inspired by the Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 runway collection!  A full size (0.32 oz) Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is included and a travel size (0.01 oz) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner in Blacquer. 

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Nothing excites us more than when we can snag a makeup set or kit from one of our favorite beauty brands. We’ve chosen six limited-edition sets, all available at Sephora, that we feel are worth the money. However, you better hurry because they won’t be around for long.  There are many perks to purchasing a makeup set or kit.  Most of the time they are a pretty good value. Plus, if you’re a beginner, it’s a great way to sample products from that particular brand, or from the brands, you know and love.  Usually the beauty brands will offer their best selling products, which makes it safe for you to try.  Not to mention, they make wonderful gifts!Our Signature

Photo Credits:  sephora.com

 

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If you consider yourself a jet-setter, then you need the PurseN Diva Makeup Case asap!  You will never again have to root through all of those bags that are piled up in your closet.  The five individual, and removable, cases inside this sophisticated bag make it convenient to store all of our cosmetics and toiletries.  Heck, we even threw in some jewelry too! Funny because they offer another line of cases dedicated just for jewelry!  Traveling is now a breeze because everything is neatly stored and handy.  Also, it’s a fantastic case for everyday use to keep makeup and beauty essentials organized.  The quality, design and construction of the case is very impressive and sturdy. Did we mention that you can select from an array of different designs and colors? Now finding the perfect bag to compliment your style is simple. We opted for the tropical paisley pattern because it was bright, colorful and fun.  Lipstick lovers take note, one of the cases even has a side compartment to perfectly hold our tubes of lipstick!  No more wasting time fumbling through our multiple makeup bags to find our favorite beauty products.  Just grab one bag and go!!

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Harper's Bazaar September 2016 & InStyle September 2016

Harper's Bazaar September 2016

Harper's Bazaar September 2016 & InStyle September 2016

Harper's Bazaar September 2016 & InStyle September 2016

Harper's Bazaar September 2016

Harper's Bazaar September 2016 & InStyle September 2016

We can always count on magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle to keep us up-to-date on the latest fashion trends of the season.  Spruce up your wardrobe with some of these hottest essentials that you can wear throughout Fall.  It’s all about texture, elegant brocade patterns, plush velvets, puffer jackets, and handbags galore.  Some of our personal favorites are leopard print pieces, the bell-sleeve sweater, the long trench coat, and the cross-body bag. Go bold with hues of red or blue, color blocking, mesh details, and silver accents.  Cozy up to faux-fur collars or a blanket-soft wrap coat, unless you like a more classic look. Then you can go with a feminine touch and opt for the new military inspired coat.  From a day at the office to a night out on the town, the season’s ultimate shopping list makes it easy to elevate your shopping game and rock the latest fashion trend.

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