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It’s Been a While… (October 2016).

It’s a cold night, and I have a fire going in my fire place to keep me warm. Other than my heating in my home it’s nice to have the extra warmth from a fireplace. Listening to the fire roar along with some snaps, crackles, and pops. Not to mention the aroma of the burning wood. It’s good to be here in the silence.

As the kids are all asleep, I am just sitting here on my comfy couch thinking how long it’s been since I last wrote something here. It’s been about a little over two weeks. I guess not that long. But I feel like it has. Perhaps that I’ve been so busy lately might have something to do with it? 

Either way I’m here now and thought I’d talk a little about my day.

As we dropped our kids off to school, my husband and I set off to get our kids some Fall gloves, boots, hats, and ear muffs. It’s been getting cold lately. I mean real cold. So cold we got snow yesterday!! Yes, snow in October. Then it rained so the snow turned into sleet and slush. Yuck!

So we found everything we needed for them and more. I was able to get myself some canisters to hold my coffee, sugar, and tea and I love them! Also, I got my first Rae Dunn mugs. 

I’m pretty excited about my new items. I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I’m already buying Christmas items. Well Rae Dunn was an exception since they were the last two mugs there. I had to snatch them up. Aren’t they cute mugs? And it was perfect. One for me and one for my hubby.

I love these canisters too. They are so charming. And now I finally have a formal place to put my coffee, sugar, and tea in. Now to figure out a place to put them and display them. And of course not only will they look good, but they have their function for my everyday life. Notice I have coffee and tea then sugar right in the middle. Oh yeah, that’s how I roll. Lol.

Our kiddos were excited for their new items and so were we. I love to see them happy for getting things they really need. Don’t you?

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Fall Activities with Pumpkins

I just wanted to share with you what I like to do with my kids in the Fall to entertain them for those cold rainy days or even for birthday parties for those with Fall birthdays.

Every year we go to a local farm and have a blast! We go pumpkin picking, take a hay ride, and end the day with a nice hot chocolate.

The kids love their pumpkins. And to make the most of it I like to give them some markers and paint their pumpkins whatever they like. Preferably washable markers just in case they stain their clothes which is more likely to happen no matter how careful kids try to be. With this I mind, they can always wash their pumpkins off and paint something new and repeat.

They have fun and they are entertained! Plus, with the washable markers it is a worry-free activity for us parents.

They love to show off what they have made and display it throughout the house. For now, they have their pumpkins in their rooms on their dressers so they can see their precious pumpkins all the time:)

This is also a great activity idea for birthday parties for those birthdays that fall around this time of the year. And the kids get to take their pumpkins home instead of candy!

We also made a tradition every year to carve the pumpkins, save the seeds, bake them, and eat them! The kids love it, especially when they get to help with the process of making it.

I will share my recipe with you and how I carve and bake the seeds on another post soon.

Thanks for stoping by, and I hope I was able to give you some ideas for a fun entertainment and more family time:)