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Fall Craft Project: Leaf Placemats (and Window Decor…)

Fall Craft Project: Leaf Placemats (and Window Decor…)

One of my favorite craft mediums from nature has got to be autumn leaves.  They come in a spectacular array of colors, each one unique, and are available for free in unlimited supply!  That’s why in addition to family raking days, we try to do at least one art project with our leaves before they fall down and turn brown.  Last year, one of our projects was making leaf-covered vests at McDowell Nature Preserve.  This year I opted for something a little more decorative that we’d be able to use throughout the season.  But considering that he’s 3 and I’m…Read the rest of this entry →

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! (And Clif Giveaway!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  (And Clif Giveaway!)

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope your week was as frightfully delightful as ours was!  We started the Halloween festivities early with the first-ever “Black Light Party” at our local climbing gym, Inner Peaks.  Later on in the week we carved jack-o-lanterns into the pumpkins we’d painstakingly chosen from the pumpkin patch a few weeks prior – a Daddy pumpkin, a Mommy pumpkin, a C pumpkin, and don’t forget a tiny little pumpkin in honor of the little pink crag-sprout in utero!  Then we did the door to door family thing on Thursday in our neighborhood.  C dressed as Larry-boy, his…Read the rest of this entry →

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Sentimental Snapshots: “Scary Faces”

Sentimental Snapshots: “Scary Faces”

It’s October again, which means it’s time for a family tradition that many of you probably also share – a trip (or trips!) to the pumpkin patch!  The pumpkin patch is one of my favorite times of fall, so I tend to post about it every year.  First, there was C’s very first pumpkin patch visit in 2011, at Hodges Farm.  Then, there was last year’s trip to Hall Family Farm, which also happens to be the best pumpkin patch deal in Charlotte – it inspired me to write last year’s post about “Pumpkin Patching on a Shoestring Budget.”  (And…Read the rest of this entry →

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Fall Green Hour Idea: Picnics and Obstacle Courses!

Fall Green Hour Idea: Picnics and Obstacle Courses!

Not sure about your family, but ours got really into American Ninja Warrior this past summer.  Our favorites to watch, of course, were the climbers, and we had a blast jumping up and down for Brian Arnold as he got SO CLOSE to becoming the first American to finish Stage 3.  The show was fun on a very elementary level – I mean, who doesn’t love an obstacle course, right?  Events like the Mud Run, Spartan Race, and Muddy Buddy popping up in major cities all over the country are just more proof. C was always in bed by the…Read the rest of this entry →

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