Saturday, November 3, 2012

fall... the season of scarves

i love fall... it's always been my favorite season. yes, even as a kid. i've always loved my first day of school... and somehow it has always turned out that when we got a new puppy, it always happened in the fall. my birthday is towards the end of summer... so i like to think it kick starts my favorite season... and of course ends with my favorite holiday just around the corner :)

this time of year, there are so many good smells, yummy foods, and of course lots of family time. what more could you ask for! fall is when dreams are made in baseball and the beginning of football season! fall is the season of SCARVES... and if you know me, that's reason enough for it to be my favorite season.

so here's to fall... and few of my favorite "fall" things...

fall flowers/wreaths

cozy blankets

yummy apple deliciousness

and of course pumpkins...

$5 can go a long way!

after countless times of sitting in my car at a stoplight, looking at the homeless person on the corner walk by me and having nothing to give... i decided to make some care packets. my sister-in-law and i went to our local dollar store and found some essential items that everyone can use/need. we put these items in a clear gallon ziplock bag and hand them out as needed. it's a great (and super easy) way to give things they truly can use/need without just handing out cash.

the items in the bag include- water, granola bars, hand sanitizer, tissues, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, floss, comb, rubber bands, led light, and a bible. you can find almost everything at your local dollar store (water & granola bars at costco) and usually 2-4 items come in a package. we typically make about 12 at a time and once everything is added up it comes to about $5 a bag.

once they are made, i keep them in my car... you never know when you will run into someone in need. it's great to roll down my window at a stop light and give them a care packet... and you should see their faces! they can't believe someone put that much thought into it!

of course no blog post would be complete without some pics... so here you go!


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