Blog :: 10-2018

Halloween Safety


Use face paint whenever possible. However, if you, or your child, are planning to wear a mask for your spooky night out, make sure that the holes for the eyes are large enough to clearly see both straight ahead and  peripherally. You may have to cut the eye openings larger to allow more visibility. If any skin starts to show through the enlarged holes, you can always use some black face paint to cover the exposed areas of the skin. 

Prepare your child's costume for strong visibility at night by choosing a costume that can be made with bright     materials.  If the theme of the costume does not allow for bright  colors, add reflective tape to your child's costume or treat bag.

Make sure the costume is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Monster Route

Know the trick or treat route your kids take, especially if you are not going with them.

Younger children should have adult supervision.  Older children  should go in groups and have them check in       regularly, by phone or by stopping back at home, to make sure they do not deviate from the  preplanned trick or treat route so you will always know where they are and will be.

Remind children to use sidewalks or paths, if available, and to cross at street corners. Never to dart out into the street or cross from between parked cars.

Candy from Strangers

The only time of year you allow your kids to take candy from strangers, you can never be too careful. Make sure your kids understand not to eat any candy or treats until they have been properly examined by you. This allows you to check for any possible tampering with the candy wrappers; and at the same time, you get a chance at the first pick of candy!

Drive Extra Safely

      Slow down and look extra carefully as excited children may move in unpredictable ways.

      Turn head lights on early.

Pet Safety

      Don’t feed pets candy and keep glow sticks & jewelry away from your pet.

      Never leave a costume wearing pet unsupervised .

      If taking your pet on your spooky night out, make sure they are wearing something for strong visibility at night also.



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    Simple Fall Craft Idea For The Whole Family!

    One Very Simple Craft with MANY creative possibilities!

    We found good basic directions for this Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin on

    Once you review the simple directions, then decide on what look you want, painted or not, more than 1 color, glue on ribbons to the side of the lid tops or add washi tape to them, hang outside and let rust for a rustic look, add a felt or burlap leaf, tie the cinnamon sticks with raffia or not, use a real stick,  use fewer lids for a more open look or more lids for a fuller look, or add little lights inside. 

    For more ideas google “Images for mason jar lid pumpkins”.

    Have Fun!



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      7 Ways to Experience Fall in Vermont

      7 things you need to properly experience fall in Vermont

      7 unforgettable fall activities in Vermont for family, fun and peace.

      By Dan Foley for Vermont Tourism

      1. Fall in love with the foliage

      No fall vacation in Vermont is complete without specific time set aside to view the foliage. There are lots of great locations.

      2. Take a scenic drive

      The entire state is a picturesque drive, but there are various routes you can hit, depending on where you enter Vermont.

      3. Enjoy a day in town

      Vermont features numerous quaint villages. You’ll be swept off your feet by the charm, history and culture of these towns. Perhaps you’ll never leave!

      4. Get arty

      Something else Vermont offers visitors is its unique artistic flair. Whether you’re ready to pack your own camera, paints and canvas to capture scenic landscapes and fall foliage or immerse yourself in an eclectic arts scene, the Green Mountain State will satisfy your artistic appetite.

      5. Treat your taste buds

      Vermont offers foodies an explosion of flavor -in addition to the rush of color during the fall. From world-class eateries to mom-and-pop diners, it’s all here.  

      6. Head out on a hunting or fishing trip

      Vermont has 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat, making it a prime destination for hunting and fishing. There is an abundance of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, moose, waterfowl and more. Grab your gear and head out.

      7. Hike and bike

      The Green Mountain State lives up to the nickname. Throughout your trip here, the outdoors will be calling you. Whether you prefer to hike, cycle or just meditate in nature, Vermont provides lots of places to do these activities freely.



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