Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivals in WNC

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Eliada Home’s Annual Corn Maze “Fields of Fun”: Address: 2 Compton Dr., Asheville, NC, 28806. Dates: September 5-October 26, 2014 Hours: Thursday (9 am-4 pm), Friday (10 am-8 pm), Saturday (10 am-8 pm), Sunday (10 am-8 pm) Closed Monday-Wednesday Cost: $9 for adults 12 and over, $6 for children ages 4-11, Children 3 and under […]

Ode to Coffee (Pssst..it’s International Coffee Day!)

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Coffee, oh coffee, you’ve stolen my heart Since age 20, we’ve spent little time apart In kitchens, on porches, at coffee shops, in the car Many an hour together, hither and afar There have been days when mornings were painfully drab Until I thought, “Get up, there’s strong coffee to be had!” From a tiny […]

Stream of Consciousness #blogging #writing

I’m back for the Stream of Consciousness link-up with Jaime at Love, Jaime. Folks are asked to free write for 5-7 minutes, so here goes! As I begin typing this, I can hear my toddler in  his room wiggling around as if he’s going to wake up at any moment. It’s 6:30 am on Saturday. […]

Wooden Toys Fun

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There’s just something special about wooden toys. They stimulate thoughts of toy stores, Santa’s workshop, and days long ago when local woodcarvers made all the toys for the children of a village. The look, feel, and smell of wooden toys are comforting to small children who learn and emotionally develop through play. Even though many […]

5 Non-Bloggy Take Aways from #typeacon

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Remember summer camp as a kid? Sure, you swam in the lake all day, made a bow and arrow out of sticks and string, and hiked three miles up a mountain. But are those really your summer camp memories? Or, do you remember stealing all of Sally Jane’s bras, or putting stink bombs under your […]

Vinyl Wall Art Decals

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Little boys from my grandfather’s generation had one or two favorite toys. They were made of wood or metal, and they certainly did not beep, buzz, whistle, or talk to you. Fast forward almost a century, and now children have toys exploding out of their rooms. Plastic toys, wooden toys, glass toys, stuffed toys, talking […]

Stream of Consciousness #soc #blogging #typeacon

I’m back for the Stream of Consciousness link-up with Jaime at Love, Jaime. Folks are asked to free write for 5-7 minutes, so here goes! I am so tired, but very fulfilled. Today is the last day of the Type-A blogging conference in Atlanta. At this moment, I’m sitting in the grand ballroom of the […]

Type-A Bound! #typeacon

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We all have our thing. Mustang lovers gear up for car shows, Harley Davidson riders congregate yearly in Myrtle Beach, comic fanatics travel to Comic-Con, and Widespread Panic fans follow their favorite band around the country. For parenting bloggers, we attend Type-A Con! For weeks, I have been giddy like a teenager before the prom. […]

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! #giveaway

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  I am pretty much obsessed with Amazon. I never thought I would be one of those people sitting around in my pajamas, sipping coffee while ordering gifts online, but, here I am! Now not only do I do that, but it’s one of my favorite ways to shop. Why get up with the paper […]

Biltmore Estate: Family Fun for Everyone #biltmore #asheville

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Spending a day at Biltmore never gets old. I love how the Estate routinely changes the  house tour, hosts seasonal events, and includes activities for family members of all ages. Last weekend, we had family in town, so we all visited the Biltmore Estate on Saturday. It’s always fun to visit with people who have […]