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Spooky Halloween Cookies You Must Make This Season

Halloween is just around the corner which means sugar (for both you and your children)! You’re probably already stocked up on chocolate bars for all your trick or treater; however, you must prepare with the best spooky Halloween cookies and treats. After spending an unhealthy amount of time researching the internet, we have gathered the best Halloween cookies recipes to make this season.

#1 Mummy Pops

These are perfect for your kids and for you!
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#2 Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

During this time of year, its a must to have a Jack Skellington theme treat.
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#3 White Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

This one is colourful, delicious, and easy to make!
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#4 Monster Cookie Eyes

Stay scary with these spooky eyes
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These cookies are the best for family gatherings, events or a (horror) movie snack.

Top 3 Places in Ontario to See Fall Colours

As mentioned in one of our previous blog posts – we think fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. During this time of year, places all over Canada begin to see the leaves change. With a focus on Ontario – we have selected our top 3 places to see these beautiful changes in nature.

#1) Niagara Parkway
This place is amazing! And while you’re in the area we recommend checking out Niagara Falls too.

#2) Agawa Canyon
This place is not as recognized as the others. Tucked away in the Great Lakes we recommend taking the train to see the place for all of its beauty

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#3) Bruce Trail
You may already know if this area for the popular summertime cliff diving in the Tobermory. This time of year we recommend to prepare for a beautiful sight with fewer people.

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The Best Books To Read This Fall

As September closes to an end, people are accepting the fact that summer is over and bracing themselves for the fall season to come.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, fall is a time for adventure – but also a time to relax.

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In this post, we have bundled together our favorite books for this fall season.

#1 Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks
We all remember The Notebook right? Well, get ready for more tears. Every Breath follows the lives of two people searching for answers about themselves and their loved ones — and ultimately, finding one another along the way.

#2 Becoming – Michelle Obama
A recognized name and face. Michelle Obama lived as the first lady for 8 years but proves that there is more than meets the eye. In this novel, she shares how she defied the odds to become a mother, daughter, friend, lawyer, and inspiration to women around the world.

#3 Crushing it! – Gary Vaynerchuk
It does not matter the profession you’re in, this novel is an inspiration for achieving success in all aspects of your life. The core of the novel is recognizing your personal brand and capitalizing on that.

#4 The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
Nothing will fill you up the more than a numerous amount of enriching stories this fall. One of the most ambitious novelists of her generation, U.S. author Kushner fills her books to the brim with stories within stories, told by the characters the narrators meet or depict.

#5 Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell
Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

As you can imagine, trying to narrow down to the top 5 books for the fall season was not an easy task. However, we promise that the chosen selection above is worth your time.

How to Prepare for Thanksgiving Weekend

During this time of year, life can become very busy. Students are back to school, families are back to packing lunches and as the leaves fall you can’t help but think winter is on the way. However, to avoid the fear of winter we suggest embracing the fall season – and the winter too but we’ll talk about that later. In this post, we have come up with the top 3 things on how to prepare for the Thanksgiving weekend.

#1 Fill your home with the smells of fall
That’s right! One of the best ways to do this is to back delicious fall inspired cookies for the kids (or yourself)!

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#2 Fallify your Wardrobe
Did someone say plaid? Fall is the perfect season to break out your favorite Canadian plaid button up. Don’t forget you Timberland boots.

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#3 Get your crockpot and make the house smell like fall
There are many recipes to choose from when deciding what to add to the crockpot. Whatever you choose, let it cook all day so you can come home to a delicious meal

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Okay so yes, this post suggested mostly fall inspired food. But we can’t argue with that – especially on those cozy fall nights.

Top 3 Stops You Need to Take For Your Fall Road Trip

As the college students are bundling up for the fall semester and the parents are rushing for their kids to be ready for the school year, the leaves are falling behind them. When summer comes to an end – sadness is in the air. However, if you sit back and really enjoy the fall season you’d be surprised at how much beauty there is.

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Yes! Summer is full of freedom and a lot of fun road trip with your friends, but getting in a car that can burn your skin makes it harder to enjoy the summer especially when you have an AC waiting for you inside. In contrast, the winter is filled with freezing temperatures that make it even harder to get out of bed. For fall the temperature is what we like to call perfect! Its typically in a good range that is comfortable to be outside without the burning of the skin.

Thinking of taking the scenic route? Good choice – especially in fall. The trees change colors and you begin to see the different patterns of yellow orange, and brown. You get to experience the transformation of nature itself.

Now that we convinced you to take a fall road trip here are the top three places you should check out:

Dundas Peak

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– Blue Mountain

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Algonquin Park

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Oh! Don’t forget to check out the Hanover Market when you’re on route.