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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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5 Ways Pumpkin Season Can Last Past Halloween

5 Ways Pumpkin Season Can Last Past Halloween

Just because there are no more skeletons donning your front door, or giant faux cobwebs draped across your bushes, doesn’t mean all the pumpkin fun has to end just yet.  There are all sorts of ways you can prolong your enjoyment of the bright, orange friend that has been faithfully guarding your doorstep for the past few weeks.  Here’s just a few… 1.  ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS – This is by far the yummiest way to enjoy your jack-o-lantern once the trick or treat festivities are over.  But if you’re household is anything like mine, the seeds will get scarfed up…Read the rest of this entry →

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Pumpkin Patch on a Shoestring Budget

Pumpkin Patch on a Shoestring Budget

Autumn is one of those times where almost every day seems to bring perfect weather for being outside.  And not only does it feel good to BE outside, there are loads of fun things to DO outside this time of year!  And the one thing that almost all families look for once the leaves start to change is a PUMPKIN PATCH!  As a former elementary school teacher, I’ve actually been to my fair share and then some of pumpkin patches over the years – and I can firmly state that all pumpkin patches are NOT created equal! Most are pretty good…Read the rest of this entry →

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One Pumpkin = Multiple Green Hours

One Pumpkin = Multiple Green Hours

How many Green Hours can come from one bright and happy orange pumpkin?  At our house, more than you can count!  The first one was of course the Sunday afternoon excursion to the local pumpkin patch a few weeks ago (in costume of course).  C took his pumpkin-picking-out job very seriously, and made sure to inspect EVERY pumpkin in the patch before finally deciding on the lucky orange friend that got to come home with us.                 Next came Carving Day.  We decided that this would be safest as an entire family activity.…Read the rest of this entry →

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