Embracing Your Inner Pumpkin Patch Queen


Weeeeeeeeee!!!!! Can you smell the feeling yet...

The feeling of autumn• fall•leaves changing colors[ha]•raking• jumping in leaves• the fall equinox [September 22nd]• the pumpkin patch?!? The joys of this season are pretty basic [insert straight face emoji].Basic as in basic B. Punkin lattes, punkin carving, punkin patches, punkin pictures, punkin outfits, punkin dunking, punkin... Uggs? If liking these things makes me basic, sign me up, I'm all in.Why is it that the instant that fall arrives, our womanly blood starts to bubble, in a good way... boiling would be bad. Is it the fact that we sense Thanksgiving and the excuse of stuffing our faces at any and every fall/ winter event? Or that we can dress up for parties or or or the competition of finding the perfect family collab costumes... one that nobody else in the history of all mankind has ever thunk of?! My theory is that fall is so exciting because it's the beginning of the activity season. You've finally gotten done melting from the summer heat, and can actually go hiking and adventuring throughout the city without needing a water break every 2 minutes. If fall is basic, lets be basic ladies! Who even came up with that definition?! I say we're just enjoying life.Locally, in San Antonio, and really everywhere, one can be basic in a number of ways. We can be basic by going to a local coffee shop and grabbing a basic pumpkin spice latte. Head to the grocery store and buy up all of the pumpkin themed items, your tush will hate you later, your heart will love you always. You can be basic by taking part in any of the downtown activities that ring in the holiday season. Be basic by going to any or all of the following pumpkin patches and/or mazes [if you're not a San Antonio'an, a quick punkin patch search should do the trick for ya!]:

Owl Creek Farm- Admission fee: $8.00 , but for a day of fun including a hay ride, a petting zoo, haystack mazes, face painting and more! Additional options are available for a small fee! Located just outside of 1604, at 12355 Military Dr. San Antonio, Texas. Open Saturdays from 9-6 | Sundays from 10-6 starting September 29th!

Pipe Creek Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch- Admission: $6.00, this patch includes a hayride, pumpkin painting [with the purchase of a pumpkin], scarecrow dressing, marshmallow toasting, haystack, large sandbox, hop ball, a visit with farm animals & a stroll through the 6,000 Christmas trees.There is also a kiddie train, face painting, and a duck race at no additional charge. Located in the hill country, off Texas Hwy 16 & Phil’s Road Pipe Creek, Texas 78063. Open Oct 6 & 7 | Oct 13 & 14 | Oct 21 & 22 | Oct 27 & 28 from 11:00-5:30.Devin Acres Farm- Admission: Adults (3-64) $12; Seniors 65+ $10; Military with ID $10; 2 and under are FREE! Bring dem babies!!! Join them for Fall Countryfest! This place seems to have it all. They even has a scarecrow mascot named Patches, say whaaa?! Admission includes over 40 activities, and there are even more that come with a small fee. Also, there's live entertainment, so bring errybody enjoy a day of being basic with the whole family! Weeeee! Also, if you fall in love with the farm, there're even more activities during the holiday season, including pancakes with Santa, adorbs! They are located at 944 FM 2200 W Devine, TX 78016. Starting September 29th, they'll be open Saturdays 10-5pm | Sundays from 11-5 | Columbus Day from 10-2 with a reduced admission of 10 bucksCircle N Maze- Admission: Adults(3-64) $10; Seniors(65+) $7; Babes under 2- free, this is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and petting zoo all wrapped in one! There will be food trucks and an assortment of activities included in your admission. Looks pretty nifty! Check out the link above for more info! They are located at 558 County Road 345, La Vernia Tx 78121. Starting October 5th, they'll be open on Fridays 6-10pm | Saturdays from 10am-9pm | Sundays from noon-5pm. Barton Hill Farms- Early Bird Price $10.95(+tax); Gate Price $15.95(+tax); Under 2 FREE, this place looks pretty picture perfect, and visitors have claimed it to be the most scenic pumpkin patch in Texas.. so there's that. I can't even write all of the activities they have because the list is so long, but to name a few, there will be duck races, slides, rat rollers, a corn maze, and live music! They have special event weekends, including a hero's weekend! Check out their website for more information. They are located at 1115 Farm to Market 969 Bastrop, TX 78602. Open Sept. 29th thru Nov. 4th | Saturdays 10am-7pm | Sundays: 10am - 6pm | Monday, Oct. 8th 10am - 6pmSouth Texas Maze- Adults (3-64) $17.50; Seniors (65+) $13; Kids 2 and under are free! Admission includes: 7-acre maze, hayride, MatterCorn Slide Mountain, Twin Cow Train, Cowboy Ken’s Kiddie Korral, Hay Bale Jump, Paw Paw’s pig races, the Whacky Whizzzer, and unlimited jumping on two Corn Pop-Poppers! It's located at 911 US Hwy 90 East Hondo, TX 78861. Open September 15th- November 25th; Fridays 6-9pm | Saturdays 10am-9pm Of course you can head to any church parking lot, or farmers market to snag your punkin too! The choices are endless come October, just embrace that fabulous fall feeling, and take those Instagram selfies. Ain't no shame in my game.

For more info on any of the punkin patches, click the links above!

now let's continue...If you head to your local baby boutique or get your Etsy on to buy your baby a holiday themed outfit, and then proceed to get it monogrammed, you'll be well on your way to being basic. DECORATE. Go to the riverwalk to look at the lights once they are up and twinkling, or even venture out for the river boat parade, not just in San Anton...I know pretty much everywhere with agua has one, that is if you feel like sitting with the masses of humanoids. Be basic by having a lobster bake... oh wait, that's only in Maine. Down yonder it'd cost you an arm and a leg!Question/ thought of the day: What are the basic shoes of the year? Are we moving on from Uggs and leggings to Birkenstocks and workout shorts, embracing our athleisurely ways? If so, I'm not opposed.How can you be basic in your city? Let's embrace being basic ladies. Gents, you can be basic too, it's easy, just do at least one of the above activities, and let your basic flag fly!