Saturday, October 19, 2013

Campbell's Pumpkin Patch - Wabash

What are you doing on this fall weekend?  If you haven't been there already, I suggest heading out to Campbell's Pumpkin Patch in Wabash.  This is a GREAT family-owned place open from 9am - 6pm daily through Halloween.  Take a few bucks per person & head out - you'll be glad you did! 

Campbell's Pumpkin Patch in Wabash, IN - Fall family fun that is affordable!  Take a hay ride, do the corn maze, feed the animals, let your kids jump in a giant pumpkin while you enjoy a cup of cider and a piece of pumpkin pie, and, of course, pick up a pumpkin and a mum!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lowes Build & Grow Kids' Clinic - Sat, Oct 12

The next Lowe's FREE Kids "Build & Grow" Clinic is this weekend.  To register online, or for more info, click HERE.  My boys love these clinics - they get a patch at the end of each one to put on a free Lowes kid's apron they give out & it is fun to see how many they've done!  (In the spirit of full disclosure, I pin them to the apron as I have zero sewing skills)  :) 

Spooky Stacker

Saturday, October 12 (10:00 AM)
Halloween is right around the corner! Your child will love this Halloween inspired Spooky Stacker Game!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pumpkin Bars...YUMMY!

It's FALL!  My youngest and I went on a field trip with his preschool on Friday to Campbell's Pumpkin Patch.  Lots of fun, and yummy pumpkin bars.  He loved them and asked me to make some at home.  As good as the ones are at Campbell's, I think these may be even better.  :)  Make these, and thank me later.  :)

From the FOOD NETWORK with my minor edits

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup canola oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat four
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda


8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
little milk to reach spreadable consistency


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 15 by 10-inch baking sheet. Bake for 28 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Big Lots - 20% off entire purchase today!

I'd never shopped at BIG LOTS before moving to Marion, but have found it to be a great place to get things like cereal, snacks for lunches, toiletries, etc.  About once per quarter, they have a weekend where everything is 20% off, and since most items are start lower than you find in other stores, this sale makes for quite a deal.  Today only, 20% off everything with their coupon.  You can print them coupon HERE or do what I do and just ask for one when you get to the store. :) 
Friends and Family Coupon