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SOUP SEASON Kid friendly recipes to try!



Craft as a family this fall!

Fall decor on a budget!

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Fall Family Photo Tips


Kid Friendly Soup Recipes


Family Crafts


DIY Candy Corn Centerpiece

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Using Nature's Backdrop

Fall is nature's time to show off, and with all those beautiful colors; it's no wonder why it is a popular time for photos. Here are 3 tips to capture picture worthy moments this fall. 1. RELAX Family photos photos can feel stressful. But remember often times the most treasured photos are the least expected. Remember a picture should tell a story, so let those personalities shine.

2. USE THE COLORS! The deep, rich colors on the trees make the perfect backdrop. Dress in colors that compliment the the gorgeous landscape. When it comes to picking out an outfit, try and stay away from overly bright colors and neon.

3. TIMING IS EVERYTHING! The so-called "golden hour" in the photography world is the last hour before sunset. But here is the thing, this "hour" is not an hour. Really you might only get 20-30 min before the sunsets too much causing your photos to be darker than desired. So plan ahead, make sure you get ready to snap before hand.


Soup Season Kid approved recipes! SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SOUP


Use your favorite meatball recipe, or grab

Mix a 32oz. package of frozen diced

a frozen bag from the grocery store. Cook

hashbrowns, 3 cups of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of

as directed.

chopped onion, 1 clove of chopped garlic and salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and

In a large pot mix 3 cups of chicken broth,

cook on low for 8-9 hours.

3 cups of marinara sauce and 2 cups of water.

Stir in 1 cup of half & half, and mash with a potato masher until it is your desired

Bring to a boil. Pour in 1/2 lb of spaghetti


noodles and cooked meat balls. Simmer until noodles are tender. Stir in 1/2 cup of

Serve in bowl or bread bowl topped with bacon

Parmesan cheese.

bits, Cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Top bowl with extra cheese if desired.

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Family Time


Fall Hand Print Wreath Grab a variety of Autumn colored cardstock or construction paper. Have the whole family trace their hands and cut them out. Glue hand prints together in a wreath shape. Add a cute ribbon or bow to the top to hang and display!

Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe Not only can the whole family participate to help make this game, the whole family can play it all season long! All you need is 9 mini pumpkins, 2 colors of paint and painters tape.

Paint your pumpkins two different colors. Once they are dry, use painters tape to create a tic-tactoe grid on your kitchen table or floor, and use your two different colored pumpkins to play the game!

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FALL FAMILY FUN AND DID YOU KNOW OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR HAS HUNDREDS OF FAMILY EVENTS? Scroll through all the events or head straight to the date you are looking for.

Search by keywords like "fall" "festival" "apples" "pumpkin"!


Click "Add to Calendar" to save and sync an event to YOUR personal calendar!


Fall Decor

Candy corn centerpiece

Looking for a budget friendly way to add some trendy decor to your home this season? This easy DIY yarn candy corn idea might be just for you! Why? As we said, they're easy to make! Even kids can help! Low cost. No mess. Unbreakable...a.k.a Toddler Friendly All you need is a cone shaped foam form. (If you are making multiple, grab all different sizes!) Some white, orange and yellow yarn. Just wrap your yarn and use a little dot of





glue to hold the end of your string in place!

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Did you know 'hood has FREE printables? Head over to for Fall family bingo, word searches, chore charts and more!

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus

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