Mother Nature’s Farm – Gilbert Pumpkin Patch

When we started looking into all the fun “firsts” to do with our son, we were overwhelmed by the number of fall activities available in Gilbert. Street fairs, kid-friendly spooky events, and of course, pumpkin patches. I’ve been to a few local farms in the area in the past, but when it came to taking the little one, we wanted something simple, small, and close by. A friend recommended we check out Mother Nature’s Farm – and we absolutely loved it!

The family-owned farm has been in Gilbert since 1968 and has been a pumpkin patch open to the public since 1991. Located mere minutes from downtown, you could actually miss the farm if you weren’t looking for it. A little slice of Gilbert’s agricultural history right in the heart of town!

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Teal Pumpkin Project Trick-or-Treat Grab Bags

Trick or treat
Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat!

Or in the case of our house, something fun to play with too! Every year, we like giving candy but also small Halloween toys because let’s be honest, more is better!

Also, making these treat bags ensures we always have little gifts for our Teal Pumpkin Project kids – which I highly encourage you to participate in! Unfamiliar? The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages you to have non-edible treats for your spooky visitors to protect those who have food allergies. This way all kids can participate in the Halloween fun without the worry.

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7 Pumpkin Carving Tips

‘Tis the season for making gourd-eous jack-o–lanterns! Pumpkin carving is my favorite holiday activity. Digging into an easy creative medium. Pulling out the pumpkin guts. Transforming a simple pumpkin into a work of art. And of course, roasting the pumpkin seeds afterward for a delicious snack!

Need further proof of my love? Check out my Pumpkin Carving Gallery!

Over the years, I’ve had my ups and downs with pumpkin carving. I’ve had designs collapse on me and pumpkins rot faster than you can say, “Trick or treat!” However, I’ve also learned how to make pumpkins last more than two days in the Arizona heat and make carving an activity the whole family can enjoy. Now, I’m sharing that knowledge with you!Read More »

Entertainment Center Makeover

A few weeks ago, I wrote about seven home projects I have on my to-do list. After living in our new house for a few months, I’m starting to get antsy to make changes, and the list is starting to grow. Recently, I decided to knock out one big project – our entertainment center.

Previous owners of our home created this giant wood built-in entertainment center in the living room. We can only imagine it was built in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, because it was clearly designed for a large tube tv. Take a look.

Lawrence Made Entertainment Center Makeover

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