One of my favorite things about fall (besides getting to wear sweatshirts and the cooler temperatures) is all the pumpkin flavored (and scented) products that are available. It has gotten to the point where almost everything comes in pumpkin varieties! However, you don’t need to spend tons of money buying the premade products, you can make your own! Here are a few recipes for pumpkin spice flavored things to make yourself (or to give as gifts) for those of us that can’t wait until the pumpkin spice products come out!
As the leaves start to change and the temperatures cool down, it is a great time to check your home for any repairs that need to be done and do some routine maintenance. Here is a list of things to do and check to get your home ready for fall.
Now that summer is at its end, it will be time to put away the shorts and flip flops and get ready for a whole new season. Fall is a season of change, so the start of fall is also a great time to change your closet around to make it easier to get to your sweatshirts and put your beachwear away. Here are a few tips that can help you with your closet revamp:
It’s impossible to believe, but it is fall at last. While there’s always a sadness at the end of the summer, I prefer cooler temperatures. Even before the chill in the air comes, you may want to do some activities with your kids to prepare for the changing seasons. These fun fall crafts can help you and your kids start celebrating fall!
There are sections in the Host Family and Au Pair guides regarding driving but this blog post will provide a quick and easy reference that you may find very helpful.
I do not know about you but the summer months with long days spent outdoors in the heat often sapped my energy to make unique meals so my family’s dinners became a monotonous cycle of the same rotation of foods and combinations. Now with the cooler fall weather, I will still be spending considerable time outside, enjoying the beauty of the seasonal changes and the activities that come with them. This too will cut into my ability to be creative with food. To combat this, I have begun to take meal planning seriously. Something that once was a bit daunting has now become life-giving.
My in-laws own a commercial farm growing many different crops including strawberries, blueberries, beans, corn, hazelnuts, and various grasses. One of my favorite activities to do in the summer is to take my daughter to her grandparent’s farm for picking and the general farm experiences.