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It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through October. Even Hudson mentioned the seemingly quick passage of time and you know when a 5th grader notices…

We’re deep into soccer games and fall-ball, but before long we need to finish up our costumes and get ready for the kids’ favorite holiday. Last night, while watching Game Five play out between the SF Giants and the LA Dodgers, we started talking plans and a mom leaned over and shared this simple but brilliant Halloween-hack! Place a flameless candle inside one of those plastic pumpkins for an instant trick-or-treating lantern!

Here are some other things of note lately…

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I think we finally had our last of the 90-degree days in Davis (knock on wood)! The evening was cool enough for sweaters and closed-toe-shoes last night, and it might even be cool enough this weekend to consider a trip to a pumpkin patch. Because it’s always 10-degrees hotter in the sun at a pumpkin patch, right? If fall things like apple orchards and halloween decoration on our you list for the weekend, here’s an old favorite: a recipe for Honey Graham Hasselback Apples. Do you have any favorite recipes you pull out this time of year?

Have a great one! Some links and likes… 

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Sorry for disappearing for a while! The news was feeling all too grim for a links list and I needed a break. (This cartoon was my mood.)

But California survived the recall, the Caldor Fire is getting increasingly contained, and vaccines for kids under 12 might be available in the next couple of weeks! I’m feeling hopeful and re-energized to focus on more fun things like my favorite new nail polish and confessing the too-many-hours I’ve spent recently watching reality television.

Some things making me smile lately… 

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