The Best Halloween Destinations {Sandusky, Ohio}

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Tomorrow is October 1st? Are you ready to start some Halloween fun? Maybe you are looking for something that takes place in a controlled environment and is perfect for both kids and adults of all ages? Maybe something that’s just a little bit scary during the day and a whole lot of scary at night?  I mean, mom’s and dad’s like to have a little bit of Halloween fun too, right? If all of these things are what you and your family are looking for this season then take another look at Sandusky Ohio’s greatest gem, Cedar Point!

Every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from now until November 1st, Cedar Point is bringing you Halloweekends; a haunted island carnival.

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During the day Halloweekends is geared towards a younger audience with in park trick-or-treating, age appropriate rides, dressed up snoopy characters, corn mazes, a parade and more. Plus, all of this is added to Cedar Point’s already amazing good times and world renown roller-coasters! My kids had a blast going on the kiddie rides in Planet Snoopy and hugging all of the characters as we found them around the park.

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However, as soon as the sun starts to set you will want to put those babies to bed because Cedar Point changes face to one truly freaky event.You’ll know when it’s coming. As the sun starts to set over the park the music will change to a more erie tone, the carnival lights will start to blink overhead and the faces in the crowd will start to change from happy park goers into glimpses of misshapen clowns. If you stay on the beaten path you should be ok, but one wrong turn and you could find yourself in total darkness with creatures lurking around you and carnEVIL ring leaders beckoning you fall in deeper.

If you like to be scared you’ll be happy to find several different freak shows and haunted houses to make you quiver. Each of them is already included in your park pass for the day. <— that’s a great value!

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Don’t like to be scared? That’s ok, you can still enjoy the Cedar Point nightlife with your favorite rides, great food & drinks (yes, they serve beer!) and their totally entertaining Halloweekends cirque shows which take place outdoors in the middle of the park. My favorite of them all was the Skeleton Crew, it took my breath away even more than the coasters! <– I know, that’s hard to believe.

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After a fun filled evening and restful night in the in park hotel, Hotel Breakers, we were able to take the morning to rest on the beaches of Lake Erie; only a short walk out the back of the hotel. I mean, where else you can you find entertainment for the whole family AND a beautiful view? This place has got it all.

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Don’t forget that September through October is a great time to re-visit destinations that you have been to before because they may look a bit different and have new exciting opportunities to experience during the holiday. It is also a great time to check out new places that are offering Halloween inspired activities. But I’ll make the announcement now, Cedar Point Halloweekends, is definitely going on my list of “must go” places again for 2015. Maybe next year I will gather up enough guts to go on some of the bigger rides (doubt it). This year I stuck with my tried and true favorites, the iron dragon, the gemini and the mine ride.

What is your favorite Cedar Point ride? 

—–> Remember to stick around because during the next few weeks leading up to Halloween I am going to share with you some of my favorite Halloween Destinations. Many of these are family oriented places that offer something extra in light of the Halloween season. It’s going to be super fun! 

Southwestern Style Pita Chip Recipe #MortonSaltGirl100

Today, Raising Dick and Jane would like to wish the Morton Salt Girl a happy 100th birthday! As many of you know I absolutely adore vintage marketing and this salt girl epitomizes it. Plus, how super cool is it that she has been around for 100 years now? That definitely says something about the company and the brand.

This last weekend, In honor of the salt girl, we decided to throw a dinner party and serve handmade salted pita chips along with other various other Mexican style foods. The salted pita chips were such a hit with our party guests that we decided to make that the focus of our post today and show you how we made them. Seriously, because it couldn’t be any easier!

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Ingredients:

Pita Bread
3 TBS. Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. Morton Coarse Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash of red pepper flakes

How I Made Them: 

First, I preheated my oven to 400 degrees. Next, I cut the pita bread into 8th’s and placed the slices on a large cookie sheet.

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After that, I mixed together my olive oil and spices in a small dish. Then I lightly brushed the olive oil mixture onto the pita slices.

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Next, I baked the pita slices in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees or until slightly browned.

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Finally, I served them up with some red pepper style hummus and my guests loved them!

Remember that the seasonings may be altered dependent on taste. We like things kind of spicy in our house, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody else does. It is also fun to try out new seasonings on the pita chips too, such as Parmesan or cinnamon and sugar or garlic and basil. Mmmm. .

What’s your favorite flavor of pita chips?

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If you feel like it, you can visit the Morton Salt Girl on Facebook and wish her a very happy birthday too!

Door to Door Organics Giveaway

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This Giveaway is Hosted by Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life. All photo’s and information has been provided by Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life and released for publishing on my site. 
One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Door to Door Organics
**Winner must be in the delivery area in order to win so please verify you are in the delivery area here before applying**
Many of you have heard me speak about Door to Door Organics before. It is a food delivery service that I use and love! When Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life blog approached me about helping her share this giveaway with my readers, I jumped on the chance. Not because I am getting anything in return for sharing it (because I’m not), but because I want to give all of you the opportunity to give this program a try for yourselves. Eating fresh, GMO free produce is important and this program couldn’t make it any easier for busy moms, like us, to make that happen for our families.  – Mary, Raising Dick and Jane

  Eating well has never been easier with Door to Door Organics delivering farm fresh food right to your front door. When Door to Door Organics first started they were delivering fruits and vegetables but much has changed since they first started operating. Now you can order grocery items to add to your produce deliveries. Delivery is based on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule but if you are free to skip a delivery at anytime. There are no penalties for doing so.


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Door to Door Organics partners with farmers to bring fresh, organic produce and natural groceries right to your doorstep. They have recently added an option where you can shop for groceries in addition to your weekly/bi-weekly produce box . Their online grocery section has everything you need to do all your shopping from dairy and dry goods to meats to spices. Check out the extensive selection available in the SHOP section.
They also want to welcome and thank new customers for giving them a chance so every New customer, saves $10 on their first order. Beat the back-to-school blues by getting your shopping done online in minutes. Enter code, FRESHTOYOU, when you sign-up to get local, organic, and Good Food groceries delivered right to your door. https://michigan.doortodoororganics.com/signup
I recently had a chance to review the new and improved site and try out the Shop section of the website and was surprised with how much I was able to purchase for $100. The food shown in the picture includes the following: Small Fruit Box, Bulb of Garlic, Pack of Mushrooms, Dozen Eggs, 2 pounds of Chicken Wings, 8 ounces of Muenster Cheese, Calder Dairy Chocolate Milk, 8 ounces of Star Thistle Honey, 2 Pounds of Ground Beef, 3 Pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Peach, and Banana.
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I shared my food with my family and my parents and we were all impressed with the flavors and quality of the produce, meats and dairy products. The quality and quantity of the items for the price were cheaper than if I had went to the local organic market in my neighborhood. That is why I am happy to offer one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate to Door to Door Organics so you can experience the difference for yourself.
Don’t take my word for it try out Door To Door Organics for yourself. Visit them online at DoortoDoorOrganics.com.
You can also follow them on their Social Media.
Enter to win a Door to Door $50 Gift Certificate
Winner has 48 hours to confirm winning email or a new winner will be drawn. It is also the winner’s responsibility to make sure they are in a delivery zone by verifying the information on the delivery page at Door to Door Organics. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of prize and a new prize will NOT be substituted.

Groundbreaking Event: SEA LIFE of Michigan Comes to Great Lakes Crossing Mall

Disclosure: I have agreed to take part in this campaign as a brand ambassador. In return for posting updates about this new attraction, 
I will receive free passes to visit this location and have access to many behind the scenes events. So, it’s a win/win. 🙂 
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It is always exciting to me when new attractions come into my area that I know my family is going to love. While I still love to travel, it is always nice to have some attractions to go to if I just want to have a “stay-cation” with my family. This is one of the many reasons why I am so excited about the new SEA LIFE exhibit coming to Great Lakes Crossing in early 2015! 

This new exhibit, which will take up residence next to the ever popular Rainforest Cafe’, will house over 5,000 amazing creatures from our world’s oceans under one roof. Guests will be able to meander through this 35,000 square foot aquarium and not only look at the creatures, but interact with them as well. There will be a 180 degree view underwater tunnel, interactive touch pools, and under the sea style decor which will transport each one of the exhibits attraction goers into a whole different world. 

In addition to teaching exhibit goers about the creatures natural habitats and lifestyles, the SEA LIFE Michigan also has taken it upon themselves to give back and has taken an active role in the conservation of these creatures through their Breed Rescue Protect Initiative. Through this initiative SEA LIFE of Michigan runs a breeding program to help sustain endangered species, rescue sick and injured creatures and nurse them back the health to return them to the wild and actively campaigns against the destruction and exploitation of marine creatures and environments. 
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Yesterday marked the ground breaking ceremonies for the SEA LIFE of Michigan exhibit and my family and I couldn’t be more excited for what is to come! Stay tuned for more updates and photos as this new aquarium begins to take shape right here in Auburn Hills, Michigan! 
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What Does it Take to be a Hero?

What does it take to be a hero? A question that I have asked myself many times in my life. More over, what could I do that might actually make a difference? Over the last weekend and after meeting with many socially defined “hero’s”, I have found that this question has an open ended answer. Hero’s come in all shapes, sizes and ages and one can only become a hero by acting heroically. But what does acting heroically mean? Does it have to be a grande gesture of life risking fate, or can it be a subtle movement that makes a ripple in society? Let me introduce you to a few of the amazing people I’ve met over the last weekend and I think your question will be answered.

Meet Travis Price. How many of you have heard of the “pink shirt day movement”? The pink shirt movement is a day when school children across the world wear a pink shirt to school in an effort to stop bullying. This amazing movement (a ripple in society) was started by Travis Price.

Meeting Travis Price at the Hero Round Table conference. 

When Travis was in high school, a few years back, he had a moment that would forever change his fate. Travis found himself at a crossroad. This is the same crossroads where every other hero has found themselves standing at some point in time. Here he would have to make a decision.

It was the very first day of school  and Travis was walking through the halls, as he would do everyday for the rest of the school year. Off to the side, Travis noticed a freshman boy crying. This poor boy had been teased all day long, he was ridiculed, called horrible and nasty names and painfully punished by a group of senior boys that he had never met before this day. They relentlessly attacked him. Why? Because he wore a pink polo shirt to school. He had done nothing to them, but apparently there was something about him that these older boys didn’t like. At this point Travis could have just walked by him and in moments time the ugly feelings that he felt while seeing this boy in distress would have passed. This definitely is the easier choice. No one wants to feel bad and nobody wants to get involved in a situation that could ultimately bring them into the same ill fate as the abused. However,  Travis also had another choice, a choice to do something. That day, Travis chose to stop and make a difference and that choice is what has defined him as a hero. You can read more about what Travis did and join his movement on his website (http://pinkshirtday.ca/).

Dr. Edith Edger & Dr. Phil Zimbardo at the Hero Conference. Photo via Mizzen Photography

Meet Dr. Edith Edger. Edith is an Auschwitz survivor. She has experienced in her lifetime one of the most traumatic events that any one person could experience, and she experienced it all before her 16th birthday. When Edith was just a young girl she was taken into a packed cattle trailer with her mother and sister and traveled two weeks to one of the concentration camp owned by Hitler. Many of the people on her trailer died before they even made it into the camp. Once they arrived at the camp they were placed into two lines, those who would become slaves and those who would be placed into a chamber and would immediately perish. Edith and her sister went into slavery, her mother went into the chamber. Edith suffered terribly in that camp, she was abused and starved, but she kept herself alive by always being curious as to what tomorrow would bring. She knew that there was more in life for her and her curiosity kept her alive. Edith was eventually liberated, along with her older sister. Today she gives back by counseling women who have been in abusive relationships, sex slavery and in situations of trauma. She teaches them that they can be more in life than just survivors but they can be women who have a future. Edith states that in no point in time has she ever said “Why me?” but she always said “What’s next?”. Edith became a hero by overcoming her past that was taken from her and using her future to give back. Read more about Edith on her website (dreee.com).

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Dan Pantaleo speaking at the Hero conference. Photo via Mizzen Photography
Meet Dan Pantaleo. Dan is a retired Marine Corps Major and was one of the first responders to arrive at the Pentagon when it was hit on 9/11. Dan is recognized as a hero because of his choice to run in to the center of the trauma when everyone else was running out. Read more about Dan on his website (danpantaleo.com) or click here to buy his book Four Days at the Pentagon: The Account of One Marine’s Service at the Pentagon – 9/11/2001- 9/14/2001.



Dave Rendall speaking at the Hero Round Table Conference, photo via Mizzen Photography.

Meet Dave Rendall. Dave is a stand up comedian who helps people realize that what makes them different makes them awesome, and what makes them weak also makes them strong. When Dave was a child he was told that he was too loud, too hyper and that because of those trait that he would never amount to anything. If Dave had listened to those critics in his youth and conformed to the societal perception of perfection, then he would have never known his true potential. Dave now travels the world spreading the message that we don’t need to be like everyone else to be awesome, we just need to be ourselves and be proud of who we are. You can read more about Dave Rendall on his website (drendall.com) or purchase one of his books on Amazon, The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness and The Freak Factor for Kids: The Weirdest and Weakest Children Make the Best Adults . ( I own them both.) Dave Rendall is a hero because he is using his voice to make a difference instead of just making money. 


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Matt Langdon and his daughter. Photo via Mizzen Photography.

Teaching my children about heroism is important to me and it is also important to the creator of the Hero Round Table conference, Matt Langdon. Inspired by the fact that his daughter needed real life hero’s to admire, he wrote and published a book just for her called The Hero Field Guide (Volume 1). The book contains images and stories of some of the hero’s who spoke at this event as well as past hero’s who made a lasting impression with the choices they made in their lives. 

This is just a small sampling of the truly amazing people that I met over the weekend at the Hero Round Table Conference, each one of them inspiring me to find what my heroic purpose is. What I’ve come to learn, while listening to each one of these speakers, is that heroism is a choice. Each one of these hero’s found themselves at a crossroads at some point in their lives and made the CHOICE to do the right thing. If that is true, then any one of us can be a hero. You can be a hero. I can be a hero. Our children can be hero’s. 

My goal through all of this, no my CHOICE is to work towards creating a world for my children where they don’t see a hero and think “wow, how can someone do that!”, but when they see someone who is being a bystander and doing nothing that they would think “wow, how could someone do that. . .”. 

If you missed the conference this year, I would urge you to try and attend next year. 
Do you know anyone in your life that you would consider a hero? Tell me why?

Win Two Free Tickets to The Makers & Doers Festival in Davisburg, MI

Disclosure: RD&J received two free media passes to this event. 

Do you remember last week when I was telling you about a really cool vintage antiques and craft festival taking place in Davisburg, MI? Well, for those of you who got excited about it then, you are really going to be excited about it now!

Recently, I got in touch with the spokesperson for the September 27th & 28th festival and she has graciously offered to give away two free passes to one of my blog readers! Isn’t that awesome?

So, who wants to join me for a fun day of crafts, antique shopping, craft beers & wines, great food, and cooking demo’s? Check out all of the details and then enter to win below. You can also get a second chance to win another set of two free passes directly on our Facebook page!!


Remember, you can also receive $1 off your daily entrance fee or $10 off your early bird weekend pass simply by bringing a new, never worn pair of mittens to donate to Mittens For Detroit to the ticket booth.


Official Rules (for both website & Facebook promotion): Giveaway sponsored by The Makers & Doers Festival (Weekend in the Country). Prize will be available for pick up at the event on the day on either Sept 27th or 28th. No prizes will be shipped to the winner. Raising Dick and Jane will not be held responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will be chosen 9/24/14 and contacted via email (Facebook winner will be notified directly on Facebook). Winner must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Available to US participants only, 18 years old or older. No monetary value will be rewarded in replacement for the prize. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

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25 Fun Fall Family Activities #FebrezeFall

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by SheSpeaks and Febreze. I also received free product. However, the opinions of Raising Dick and Jane can not and will not be bought. 

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It’s fall, yeah. . so now what? What is there to do during the fall months that is different from any other season of the year? I’ll tell you! Fall is a great season full of crisp scents, amazing colors, warm clothes and tasty foods. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do in fall, many of which are free to participate in. So let’s bundle up and have some fun!

25 Fun Fall Activities

1. Take a hayride. 
2. Go on a nature walk. 
3. Visit a pumpkin patch. 
4. Carve pumpkins. 

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5. Go apple picking. 
6. Drink apple cider. 
7. Make caramel covered apples. 
8. Take a fall color tour. 

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10. Bake an apple pie. 
11. Have a campfire and roast s’mores. 
12. Paint acorns. 
13. Go to the library and relax with a good book. 
14. Jump in the leaves. 
15. Visit a national park. 
16. Go trick or treating. 
17. Eat cinnamon and sugar donuts. 
18. Go horseback riding. 
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19. Get lost in a corn maze. 
20. Visit a fall festival.
21. Plant spring bulbs. 
23. Visit a farmers market. 
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24. Go on a fall color scavenger hunt. 
25. Fill your home with fresh fall scents. 
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Do you have a favorite activity or scent that you love during the fall? 
Tell us about it in the comments section below! 
Plus, a big thank you to today’s post sponsor, Febreze NOTICEables. Be sure to check out their new Home Harvest collection which features all of my favorite fall scents such as toasted almond, sugar & vanilla and spiced pear. Available at Walmart. They smell so GOOD!

BBQ Pork Nachos {Recipe}

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Disclosure: I was told that if I wanted to publish this recipe on my blog that I had to give credit back to my husband who originally created it. So thanks to his weird appetite and ability to re-use our families leftovers, we have stumbled upon a really quite tasty dinner option. So thank you, husband. This time you actually did something right. . uh, I mean. . nice job. 🙂
Pulled pork is one of my favorite “go to” fall meals, really anything that fits into my crockpot usually is. Things tend to get so super hectic for me during the fall that I just want dinner to be ready to eat when I get home. Pulled pork is also a great meal option for us because I can feed my family two nights in a row with it! If you know anything about pork shoulders you know that they are huge! You can get way more meat from just one roast than any small family of four can usually eat in one sitting. Thanks to this, we were able to enjoy pulled pork sliders the first night with many of the same ingredients, and these nachos the second night. The kids were none the wiser. 
Because we loved it so much, today I am going to share with you this incredibly tasty recipe. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and super tasty. 
BBQ Pulled Pork Nacho Recipe

Here is what you will need: 

For the pork: 

1 pork shoulder roast
1 bottle of bbq sauce
1 white onion, chopped

For the coleslaw:

1 bag coleslaw mix
1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar

For the nachos: 

nacho chips
cheddar cheese
nacho cheese

Directions:

Place your pork shoulder into a crockpot and cover with about 3 cups of your favorite bbq sauce and 1 chopped white onion. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or until cooked thoroughly. Your pork should shred easily with a fork when it is done and should be at an internal temperature of 160 degrees. 

While the pork is cooking prepare the coleslaw. To do this, mix together the mayo, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. This is the dressing. Add the dressing to the salad mix to coat. Place the mixture in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours.

When it is time to eat simply top the chips in the cooked pulled pork, add cheese and more bbq sauce if you like. Then top the nachos with coleslaw and enjoy. It is seriously fab! Think you want to give this a try?

So what do you think? Share your thoughts with me. 🙂

Experience the Color of Fall, Go Camping in Michigan

You may think that because summer is over that your outdoor Michigan fun has to come to an end, however, the reality is quite the contrary. Michigan is a lovely place to spend time outdoors in during the fall. During the next few weeks the trees will start to change their colors and will paint the landscape into beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. The air will start to turn brisk and at moments it will take your breath away, however the crisp air will also somehow refresh you at the same time.

There truly is something magical about a Michigan fall, something that you just need to experience for yourself. Over the next few weeks and into October we will be traveling around the state of Michigan showing you the best places to visit during the fall season, we will also be highlighting the best Halloween destinations in the area. Be sure to keep an eye out for all of our great discoveries and events coming soon.

For our first expedition this fall season we took a trip into Port Sanilac, MI. We had a wedding to attend in the area and found it the perfect opportunity to visit a new Michigan area that we hadn’t been to before. This was my first time visiting Port Sanilac, however it is the neighbor city to Port Huron, which if you remember we visited only a few weeks ago. While we were in Port Sanilac we stayed at the Lake Huron Campground and quickly found that it is a lovely place to visit during the fall season. In this campground we were surrounded by the beautiful fall weather, but were able to stay warm at night by staying in one of the campgrounds many heated cabins.

Staying in a cabin is a great way to still be able to enjoy camping in Michigan once the weather turns to cold for a tent and many of the parks now offer cabins to rent for a very reasonable rate. Plus, visiting in the Fall season can help save you money over visiting in the summer because the fall is most likely the campgrounds off season and they often have empty cabins that they want to fill.

The natural elements that surrounded this campground were absolutely stunning and I think that their beauty will only enhance in the fall. Just take a look at a few of the beautiful images I was able to capture during my morning walk around the campground! I can only image how lovely this area will look within the next few weeks as the colors in nature start to change.

Even though the weather is turning colder doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy camping as a family. Just remember to dress warm and bring lots of extra layers plus your camera to capture the amazing colors! Camping in cooler weather is also a great opportunity for you to make some hot cocoa over a campfire and relax by it to stay warm. We enjoyed a campfire during the colder nights while we were camping and it actually was quite lovely.

More fun ideas to make your Fall camping experience better: 

– Have a color scavenger hunt around the campground. The first person to find a natural object in each of the colors of the rainbow wins.

– Go on a color tour and photograph the beauty.

– Zip line through the color changing trees.

About our Experience: 

For this trip my husband and I traveled solo, however the grounds are very family friendly and the cabins have enough room for families to all stay together. The cabin we stayed in had a separate “parents” room with a queen sized bed and another room with bunk beds and an open loft space. They also had outdoor community sinks and cooking areas. My only complaint with the cabins are their lack of private bathroom facilities. While the bathrooms are extremely close to the cabins, I still like to have that comfort of my own “space” in that aspect. However for the price and the cleanliness of this campground you simply can’t go wrong.

For more information on the campground we visited check out their website at www.lakehuroncamp.com. Also be sure to follow along as we tour the fall in Michigan over the next couple of weeks.

Do you know of a great place to visit during the fall in Michigan? Tell us about it and we will do our best to check it out!

-Raising Dick and Jane

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Nostalgic Treats: Chocolate Puppy Chow {Recipe}

Chocolate Puppy Chow Recipe

Anybody up for something chocolaty? I know, I know. . silly question. So, today I was feeling a bit nostalgic and decided to make up a quick batch of this old time favorite. Who here remembers eating “puppy chow” as a kid? I do, and just in case you’ve forgotten how to make it, I’ve shared the easy to make recipe below.

Here is what you will need: 

8 Cups of Chex Mix cereal
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Begin by melting your butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a large pot over med/low heat. Stirring constantly.

Once the mixture has melted, remove the pot from the heat and carefully stir in the cereal until coated.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Meanwhile, pour the powdered sugar into two zippered bags. Next scoop the cereal into the bags on top of the powdered sugar and combine by shaking the bags around.

You can next put the bags into the fridge to cool if you are ready to eat it right away, like I usually am, or you can add in extras such as M&M’s, extra chocolate chips or your favorite type of candy to mix things up a bit. However, for me, the original recipe is still my favorite.

Puppy Chow Recipe

Just remember, this treat is not actually for puppies. Its a human thing. 🙂 But here is a fun fact: this treat was truly first named “puppy chow” because of its close resemblance to dog food. Yuck! I know, you probably could have guessed that one, but don’t fret, it tastes nothing like dog food.

Do you have a favorite nostalgic treat that you like to recreate or wish you could recreate? Share it with me and maybe we can give it a try.

Raising Dick and Jane