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Friday Favorites: September 28

Yeah, it’s the last Friday in September! Here’s this week’s favorites.

  • Spent the day with my cute grandson while some of the other kiddos went to an amusement park.
  • Since I had the house to myself after he went to bed, I sneaked in a Christmas movie, The 12 Dates of Swinging favoritesChristmas.
  • I finished our family book club read, The Dragonfly Pool and can’t wait to share my review. (I’m just a few behind.)
  • Participated in an awesome Relief Society clothing exchange.
  • My kids made some delicious chocolate muffins. Since they are muffins that totally makes them breakfast food, right?
  • My new article is up at Arizona Mama – Fall Fun at the Park! Please check it out and leave me a comment.

There’s some cool favorites online too!

  • It’s time to pull out the Halloween decorations. Wouldn’t these Monster Pedestal Jars from The Celebration Shop be a cute addition to our decor?
  • I’ve been meaning to try making a big batch of homemade taco seasoning. Maybe I should try a batch from My Favorite Recipes to see if I like it – then make a big batch.
  • Givers Log pointed out that there are only 12 weeks until Christmas! (See, I’m totally justified in watching Christmas movies!) She has a link for a coolio checklist for those of you who make your gifts. I don’t so much make too many gifts, but I have been gathering ideas and even bought a few things.
  • I enjoyed Annette Lyon’s guest post on Chocolate on my Cranium about having real conversations with our children.

Don’t be shy, share your Friday favorites!

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Flagstaff Riordan Mansion

I finished off my Flagstaff series over at Arizona Mama. We started off at Crater Monument and then the Lowell Observatory and finally the Riordan Mansion. There is so much to do in Flagstaff, I think I’ll have to go back for another week or two.

Please head over and check out my latest post on the amazing Riordan Mansion, it’s almost like being there. Be sure to scroll down and check out my awesome windblown look! Riordan MansionWhile you are there, leave me a comment so I don’t feel lonely.

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Flagstaff Crater Monument

Crater MonumentHave you ever wondered what would happen if we didn’t have volcanoes? That’s just one of the things I learned at Crater Monument when we visited Flagstaff. Who knew a trip to the mountains could be so educational? For more of what I learned, head over to Arizona Mama.

Don’t forget to say “hi” while you’re there!

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Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory

Lowell ObservatoryWe’ve been spending time in Flagstaff recently. It’s a beautiful place to escape the heat in the summer and play in the snow in the winter. One of the trademark tourist spots is the Lowell Observatory. I shared the juicy details of what to see and a highlight of the tours available over at Arizona Mama.

The Pluto Discovery tour was my favorite. The walk up to the telescope really puts the distances between planets in perspective! I also love the story of how Pluto was discovered. (I do still feel sorry for Pluto being downgraded from a planet. On this tour we also learned that the moon is getting further away and eventually it will just slip out of the Earth’s gravitational pull.  When that happens, the oceans will no longer have tides. Weird!

Have you ever been to the Lowell Observatory? Please stop by, read my post and share your experience. Leave a comment and say hi, even if you’ve never been there!

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