Rossi Farms Review

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This weekend, my family went to Rossi Farms to pick our pumpkin. At first, I was a bit skeptical because it is really small and I had no idea what to expect because we hadn’t been there. There wasn’t an actual pumpkin patch, just a side yard with pumpkins that had picked off the vine. […]

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

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I completely love this time of year. Halloween is one of my favorite seasons not only because my birthday falls close to it, but because I’m a leaf cruncher. I love the colors, the chilly nights, and all the fun Halloween decorations and costumes. One of my favorite things to do is carve pumpkins. When […]

Fun Halloween Music Playlist

Halloween Playlist

Many people throw Halloween parties this time of year, because it’s a fun way to show off your costume when it isn’t dark outside, and because there are just so many fun things you can do at a Halloween party. One simple thing that you can do to really pull things together and get people […]

5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas that DON’T Involve Carving

5 pumpkin decorating ideas without carving

I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays, however, with a preschool aged kid, carving pumpkins isn’t always the best of ideas. Something about handing a kid carving tools just freaks me out, not sure why… Also, pumpkin carving takes a long time, and it’s not always practical to spend that kind of time […]

Free Halloween Printables

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I love cheap entertainment for the kids, and frankly, myself sometimes, too. Coloring printables are nice because they are easy and they come in designs suitable for most anyone. I’ve found they are great for improving fine motor skills, and they are a great busy activity so that you can finish your cup of coffee, […]

Dollar Tree birthday deals and deals not worth the money

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Munchkin’s fourth birthday is this week and he is super excited. He finally “gets” birthdays and understands what they are for so he’s excited that he’s gonna have one. He’s chosen to have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party which is fine with me because most things that I need for his party are easily found […]

7 ways to save on packing school lunches

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Packing a lunch every day is admittedly cheaper than allowing the kids to get hot lunch from the line every day. However, if you have more than one kid’s lunch to pack every day, it adds up really quickly. Not every parent can comfortably afford to send all their kids with the lunch they prefer […]