A Very Thankful Prayer By Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore captures the Autumn season perfectly. The cover of the book draws you in with shiny foil leaves falling from the tree and being swept off the ground by the wind. The book is geared toward toddler, preschoolers, and anyone else that is captivated by this particular season.
The board book format makes it so it will last for a long time. It consists of 24 pages that I no doubt feel will be turned again and again. The colorful illustrations are such a joy to look at. The characters are friendly animals that are enjoying everything that’s to love about Fall. There are friends playing with each other at the park, families picking pumpkins together, gathering apples for pie or to make candy on a stick, celebrating Thanksgiving together, roasting marshmallows by the fire, helping others, and so much more!
There’s a chill in the air and the Autumn season is in full swing. When it’s cool out I’m one for having many more warm beverages such as coffee or hot chocolate. It seems everywhere I look whether around me or through social media outlets online people are sharing or talking about their flavored holiday drinks of choice.
I have my favorite flavored coffees from known chains but getting those tends to add up a quite a bit over time. Since I’m on a budget, I prefer making my own coffee drinks to save money and I’ve learned my own concoctions can be just as good with the right creamers!
Over the last month or so, I was given the opportunity to try out the flavored creamers by International Delight through BzzAgent. I was pretty happy to find these in my local grocery stores with ease and thrilled with the variety of seasonal flavors such as peppermint, sugar cookies, gingerbread, and several more.
I’ve been using the Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer by International Delight quiet a bit. I’ve discovered that it’s not only good in my coffee but in my hot chocolate as well! It smells good and adds a pumpkin spice taste that’s not overly sweet or that overpowers the taste of the coffee. There’s sugar free and fat free options available as well. I tried the regular option.
The Gingerbread is very good as well! It doesn’t have a bite like some gingerbread flavors often do. It’s especially good in hot chocolate!
Overall, I’m eager to try the other seasonal flavors too, especially the Peppermint Chocolate Truffle! These creamers are affordable and good option for flavoring your coffee up during this season!
**I’ve been given the opportunity to try and test out International Delight’s Pumpkin Spice creamer for my coffee. I received two coupons to use toward purchasing these creamers to try and give my honest opinions regarding the product.**
We have had quite a full schedule lately! I’m going to admit that for me, Summer is a very lazy season plus I just don’t tolerate heat too well. When Autumn hits, I’m very energized and tend to get the family out to celebrate the season in its fullness over every other one.
On Saturday we visited our local pumpkin patch! This has been our third year visiting and we plan on continuing the tradition with our kids for many years to come! Our outing was cut a bit short, due to heavy winds and rain on the way. Wind gust were so strong that people were losing power and there were down trees around the area. My mom whom resides in North Carolina even told me the town where my husband works was mentioned in the news. So definitely noticeable blustery weather!
As a family we picked one pumpkin each to carve for Halloween! Four may seem like a lot of pumpkins but we really enjoy being able to support our local farms and I might even gotten a few more! Other than carving designs and faces into the pumpkins I’ll be roasting the seeds to snack on! My kids couldn’t get enough of the oil and salt oven roasted pumpkin seeds last year. There weren’t many leftover but whatever was we shared with the birds and squirrels in our yard.
Pumpkin farm photos are some of my favorite to look back upon. Melody was all smiles as usual but Owen was wearing down for the day. We had actually been to the Howl-O-Ween Zoo event that morning and stopped by the Pumpkin Patch on our way back home. He was totally ready for a nap. Thankfully no melt downs just pout faces when I asked him to pose for me. Good thing he’s so cute right?
I love hearing from my readers about their favorite fall traditions so feel free to comment below and let me know how your Autumn season is going!