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Monday, September 16, 2013

Fun Fall Festivities

It flew by so fast, I almost didn't realize that my Summer is almost over! Here's to cooler weather, football, Halloween, soups & stews, cool nights and lots of fun! I am always trying to keep our weekends fun, but they are not often relaxing. Even though our lazy summer days are dwindling, some relaxation is necessary no matter what it looks like outside.

Here are a few ideas to keep you happy and having fun this Fall!

Visit a Farm--locally you can visit the Peterson Pumpkin Patch (click here) or Wheeler Farm (click here). These events are free to check out, of course if you buy something that's a different story.

Farmers Markets-- Here's the link to great, fresh food. Also free to wander and "people watch" if you'd like.

Gardner Village-- link here. We love to see the displays and witches for Halloween here. It's one of our favorite family events. Checking out the witches--free!

Conservation Garden Park-- I could go on and on about how awesome this place is, but you have to check it out yourself. Here is the info link. Free to walk around and some free classes.

Thanksgiving Point--Click Here for Details
Take a drive to see the trees changing colors- If you live close click here for some great ideas!

On those days you don't feel like going out--or Heaven forbid, the snow flies early, check out these indoor ideas.

Halloween Bingo--download free Bingo Cards here

Leaf Rubbings- get out the old crayons and rub leaves onto paper. Use butcher or craft paper (from Hardware stores) to make awesome wrapping paper.  Details Here.

"Scary" Kids Movies- I made the mistake (yes, I am admitting I make parenting mistakes) of showing our kids Frankenweenie--and we had nightmares for a week. Here's a list, to use at your own parental discretion, of some suggested "not too scary," kid friendly movies. Click here.

Halloween Cookies--these are so cute and EASY!  
  Straight Pretzel sticks in mini Reese's cups or (below) Fudge Striped cookies, turned upside down and topped with frosting and a Hershey's kiss.


 Last but not least you can always get those Christmas Ideas going. (I realize Thanksgiving is between all of this, but if I posted everything at once, you wouldn't come back and check the Blog.) So just to get a head start on Christmas check out these ideas!

Happy Fall! 

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