The Best Trick or Treat Trail in Lancaster County

***This post is sponsored by Dutch Wonderland so I could share the scoop about and  sweet savings for Happy Hauntings--the incredible Trick or Treat Trail included!--with all of you!*** Happy Halloween, friends! Or as we like to say in our neck of the world around Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA, "Happy Hauntings!" Happy Hauntings is the annual event at this amusement park when the doors are thrown open to kiddos of all ages in their spooky (or not-so spooky!) Halloween costumes so they can check out the rides and attractions, and most notably, visit the fantastic Trick or Treat Trail. Why is Happy Hauntings a must for ...

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4 DIY Healthy Grain Bowls

Lunch around these parts used to be kind of ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong; most days the Little was fed a well-rounded meal, but I would make do with a few leftover bites snagged from my preschooler’s plate more times than I'd like to admit. Three hours post “lunch” I'd be hangry and unable to focus. Something needed to change. I can’t recall the first time I stumbled upon grain bowls, but I haven’t looked back since. Grain Bowls are hearty, healthy, satisfying, and a fantastic way to use up leftovers. You can start with any grain of your choice. Around here quinoa, brown and wild rice blends, and farro are ...

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Fall-Inspired Salads

Fall is here. There’s a real chill is in the air, and pumpkin spice has taken over just about everything. Seriously, I saw a sign the other day for pumpkin spice LUMBER. I’m fairly sure they were joking, but who can really tell at this point. While I firmly know where I stand when it comes to the pumpkin spice phenomena, I have been struggling with healthy lunch options in this chillier weather. I consider myself lucky that I actually crave salad in the warmer months, and I usually pull one together for lunch most weekdays. As soon as the leaves begin to turn, though, my ...

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Budget-Friendly Eating On the Go

School has begun and so fall is upon us. I adore fall, with the change of leaves and the crisp air beckoning a hoodie, it’s a refreshing change and a reminder of all the exciting things that lie in the months ahead. It’s also the dawn of the busy season, where your schedule changes quicker than the weather on an October day and you find yourself eating on the go more often than not. Like the unnecessary onslaught of all things pumpkin spice, fall throws in your face the challenge to be at many places at different times. There are sports practices, music lessons, religious education, ...

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Lilac Girls Book Club

When Carrie of Normal Level of Crazy and I met to chat up our Lilac Girls Book Club, we both immediately said the same thing: "This fall is insane!" And, friends, I am sure you know all too well that insane falls mean very little time for mommies to read. Alas! Tragic, I know, but here's hoping that the coming cooler temps leave a little more downtime for us all to grab some quality moments with our books. In the meantime, the one book Carrie and I both managed to sneak into our busy days was Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, and we've ...

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