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Friday Favorites: October 28

It’s almost the big day; Halloween eve eve eve!  I don’t know about you, but the celebrations have already started here.  Yesterday some of the kiddos went to Schnepf Farms for the last weekend of their Pumpkin and Chili Party.  We will continue the fun all weekend long and into Monday.  My youngest kiddos got a premature dose of reality when the school decided they are too old for class Halloween parties, even though all my older kids enjoyed them through elementary school.  Oh well, we can have fun even without a class party.  My week was very domestic, here are some of my favorites.

  • We finished our Candy Corn Bunting and it turned out so cute!
  • A repaired washing machine; after being down for two days, I have a renewed appreciation for the ability to clean my clothes.  I would have been a horrible pioneer!
  • I started cleaning out my freezer and canned a batch of chicken. The coolest part was canning with my oldest daughter.  I enjoy working with her and I’m glad she’s interested in learning a skill like canning.
  • I fount these No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars on Pinterest.  They were dangerously good and it is the fastest way to make a bag of Oreos disappear!
  • Monday is the kick off of National Write a Novel Month, NaNoWriMo.  I’m not sure I can crank out 50,000 words in a month, but I’ll never know until I try!

Fortunately there are plenty of exciting things in the blog world!

  • Yesterday afternoon, when I went to volunteer in the classroom, I was actually a little chilly.  That means it’s officially soup weather here Arizona – come on it was down to the low 80’s!  That must be why Your Homebased Mom’s Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup looks so good.
  • Joy the Baker’s Roasted Apples sound like my childhood.  My mom used to buy me some frozen apple thing when I was a kid.  I’ll bet these are even better.
  • When we made Pumpkin Bread, I was surprised at how much oil the recipe called for.  I hoped it wasn’t too bad since it wasn’t all in one slice.  I am curious to try New Nostalgia’s No Fat Pumpkin Bread.

I guess everyone else is feeling pretty domestic today too – or maybe that’s what I’m drawn to this week.  Do you like how domestic means food?  Food, domestic or anything else; what’s on your favorite list today?

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Halloween Fun!

There are certain things that make Halloween fun.  Every year, I hope to do all of them and then life goes on and we do what we can.  I love having a list to refer to when we do have some time.  Here’s my list of ideas for Halloween fun.

DecorateWe decorated during the first week of October
Plan Halloween CostumesI think we finished this one last Saturday
Go to Schnepf FarmsWe went for media day
Make Pumpkin Bread – We did that a couple of weeks ago
Do a Halloween Craft Last Saturday we finished our Candy Corn Bunting
Go Boo-ing – Check!
Carve a Pumpkin
Bake and eat pumpkin seeds
Watch Charlie Brown Halloween
What makes Halloween fun for you?
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Media Day at Schnepf Farms

The East Valley institution, Schnepf Farms, is celebrating their 70 anniversary and kicking off their Pumpkin and Chili Party.  My daughter and I went to their media day for the Fox 10 morning news show.  If you watch carefully, you can see us on the clip on their site.

When I’ve seen morning news shows featuring cool places, I occasionally wondered why there were so many people there.  Now I know.  Business give a shout out and invite folks to support them for these media days.  This time the kiddos rode some of the rides and we enjoyed some chili and Caramel Apple Pie.  You know how much I love PIE!

Seeing behind the scenes of those few minutes of air time is very interesting. I’d encourage you to check it out if you get the chance.  Who knows, maybe you’ll get free food too.

Head over to Arizona Mama to see the fun we had while we were at Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party!

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