Family Fun

Inexpensive Rural Date Night Ideas

My husband and I enjoy taking a night once in a while and doing something as a couple. Life gets in the way sometimes, and we decided before we ever got married that we wanted to designate time specifically to spend with each other, instead of getting caught up in the whirlwind of work and chores. We like to call…

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Home & Garden

Entering Canned Goods in the County Fair

Each year, a local county holds its annual county fair. Many years ago, my mom, aunt, and I entered some things into the fair’s competitions. My mom entered some home canned pickles, my aunt entered some home canned zucchini relish, and I entered some amateur photography of flowers and butterflies, as well as a crocheted baby afghan. I do not…

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Family Fun

Visiting Some of Pennsylvania’s State Parks

The state of Pennsylvania contains over 120 state parks. One of the great things about these is their free admission! Some states surrounding Pennsylvania charge a fee to enter the park and use their facilities. Thankfully, Pennsylvania grants access to hiking trails, picnic facilities, beaches, and pools for free! Over the years, my family has visited about 15 different state…

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Realizing the Natural Beauty Around Us

This is slightly different from my other posts, but I thought something new might be a nice change of pace! The other day, I was driving home from grocery shopping. Since we do not live extremely close to any kind of grocery store, I only go shopping maybe once per week, sometimes even less. It forces me to really compile…

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