Visit a Pumpkin Patch

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by Laura

All over the nation pumpkin patches are filled up with cute round pumpkins, cute kids, and cute kids holding cute pumpkins.  IS that enough CUTE for you???  

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This weekend, our local garden center had a Fall Festival. While we were there, I watched my kids grinning their faces off on their way down the bouncy slide, I smelled fresh hay, and I ate 2.00 hot dogs.  It was the simple moment I needed in an overwhelming world.  

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I’m not sure if you guys are overwhelmed with kids and activities in full swing, presidential election posts on social media, responsibilities and pressure to make good life choices, but I am.  So some prayer and pumpkin patches helped calm my weekend, and brought much thankfulness.  

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I am thankful for fall and cider.  I am thankful for round cute pumpkins that bring all the nostalgic feels.  I am thankful for sweater weather.  I am thankful that I live in America where we bounce on houses and not Aleppo where we would experience houses with bomb attacks.  

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We are turning down the overwhelming knob in our family, and we are turning up the peace, prayer, and thankfulness, and this weekend at the Pumpkin Patch we experienced some relief.  

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So, get yourself to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard soon!  Make some family memories, find smiles on hayrides, and let’s all agree to turn down the noise of the world this week, and turn up the peace.  

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Pumpkin Patch Pudding

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by Laura

The leaves are changing colors up here in Midwest land while my Vegas friends are experiencing their new season, Wind.  No matter what kind of weather you are in, these little pumpkin patches are a very sweet treat for you to whip up with the kids this weekend.  

What do you need to make these?  15 minutes and a few ingredients.  

  • 2 boxes instant pudding
  • 1 package oreos
  • candy pumpkins
  • green frosting
  • plastic cocktail cups

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Directions:

Whip up 2 boxes of instant pudding and let it set in the fridge for five minutes.  I told you guys this was easy.  I didn’t even know you could make pudding in five minutes, but who am I to question these things.  

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Crush up 1 package of Oreos in a food processor, blender, or a ziplock bag and some agression.  

Layer the pudding and crushed Oreos in a small cup.  You can tap the cup as you go to disperse the pudding and Oreos.  On the top use some green frosting to create a vine and then place your pumpkins on the vine.

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This recipe makes about 14 pudding cups.  You can eat them immediately, but if you have to wait keep them in the fridge. 

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They are so fun for a pumpkin carving party, classroom treats, or a surprise neighborhood drop off.  Have a happy fall with this totally adorable treat!  

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