Halloween Activities: Painting Pumpkins

Just sharing some fun Halloween ideas…Painting Pumpkins is a fun and creative activity that the whole family will enjoy!!!!

Halloween Activities: Painting Pumpkins
Halloween Activities: Painting Pumpkins

  1. Select your pumpkin with a smooth surface with no bruises, scratches, or blemishes.
  2. Clean, rinse and dry your pumpkin.
  3. Coat your pumpkin with white acrylic paint and let dry. That way the next set of colors will pop. We purchased the acrylic paints at Michael’s (remember to bring a coupon for a discount). If you have other kinds of paint at home you can test it out on a small area of the pumpkin to see if it sticks first. You can also paint the whole pumpkin with Multi-Purpose Sealer first. We didn’t do this step and so far our pumpkins has lasted for three weeks so far without a problem.
  4. After searching for ideas in Pinterest, we printed and traced our design onto the pumpkin with transfer paper using a pencil or with a permanent marker.
  5. If you want to make your design more fun you can add some glitter, decorations or embellishments accents to your pumpkin.
  6. And most important….Have fun with it and enjoy the proccess!!!

Victoria šŸ˜‰

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Fall is hereā€¦Time for apple picking!!!

Fall is hereā€¦Time for apple picking

It is time to get outside and enjoy all that the Fall season has to offer. One of my favorite family-friendly Fall activities is to visit a local farm with friends and pick apples. It’s such a simple way to have fun as a family, create lasting memories and support local farmers!!!

Here are some apple picking farms around the Bay Area for your enjoyment. Some are just a short drive while others are a great day trip.

Twin Hill Ranch
1689 Pleasant Hill Raod
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-2815
www.twinhillranch.com
Dog Friendly.

Gabriel Farm
3175 Sullivan Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-0617
www.gabrielfarm.com

Chileno Valley Ranch
5105 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-6664
www.chilenobnb.com

Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch
13128 Occidental Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-0538

Depending where you are in the Bay Area, Watsonville may be closer than Sonoma County:
Gizdich Ranch
55 Peckham Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 722-1056
www.gizdich-ranch.com

Be sure to call ahead of time to confirm availability before planning your trip!

We visited Twin Hill Ranch this weekend and had a wonderful day and went back home with over 10 lbs of a variety of apples.

Fall is hereā€¦Time for apple picking
– Picnic tables and beautiful open areas where the kids can play at Twin Hill Ranch.

Fall is hereā€¦Time for apple picking
– Delicious Apple Bread from Twin Hill Ranch.

Fall is hereā€¦Time for apple picking

Now, it is time to learn and enjoy making all sorts of apple things.

I would LOVE to know where your favorite apple picking spots are.

We hope you have fun during Apple Picking Time!

Victoria šŸ˜‰

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