Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I held my 10th annual pumpkin giveaway on October 13th at Cal's Market in Savage. It was a wonderful time! Cal's was the perfect spot because they have an enclosed greenhouse so the rain didn't dampen the events. There was an inflated haunted forest, a hay maze to wander through, animals to feed and of course, lots of pumpkins and food. The best part was being able to see so many of my past clients and people that support my business. Time goes by so fast- one of my clients that just celebrated their 10th anniversary in their home came by and many kids I remembered as babies during their family's house hunting were now 8 to 10 years old! This was the second year my daughter attended and it was so fun (and hectic) having her there. This was the first year we had a photographer there to capture the memories; see the pictures here.
A huge thank you to my family and clients for supporting my business!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Join me for my annual client appreciation pumpkin giveaway on Saturday. We are serving sub sandwiches, chips, cookies, candy and hot apple cider. Select your pumpkins and enjoy the straw maze, an inflatable haunted haunted forest and feed the baby goats and cows. We will be inside the greenhouse which is heated so don't let chilly weather keep you away!
Get a family photo by Thirty-Six Photography- pictures available on Monday at www.facebook.com/jamrealty
11 to 1 on Saturday, October 13th
Cal's Market and Garden Center
6403 Egan Drive
Savage, MN 55378
Sunday, October 7, 2012
- Eagan Halloween Hodgepodge will take place on Sunday, October 28. This annual event will be held at Eagan Community Center (1501 Central Pkwy). At this indoor event there will be15+ carnival games, family dance, art projects, trick or treat room, puppet show, a special room just for preschoolers and more.
- Nickelodeon Universe will host their Blackout 2012 event from 5-10 p.m. each night. Experience Nickelodeon Universe in a whole new way with unlit rides, black lighting, fog effects, a live DJ, costume contests, black light t-shirt making, glow in the dark airbrush tattoos and more! Blackout Unlimited Ride Wristbands are $19.99. First 1,000 ride ticket purchases made after 5 p.m. will receive a FREE treat bag.
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-Saturday, October 27
- Savage will have their Halloween Fun Run & Bash on Saturday, October 27 2012, from 1:00pm - 8:00pm. Gather at the ELC and surrounding Community Park to celebrate fall and being outdoors this spooky time of year. They will have plenty of activities planned such as crafts, games, and other indoor fun, a bonfire, concessions, face painting, crazy hair, Jacob's ladder, and an inflatable! Make sure to dress in your favorite Halloween costume. All ages welcome to this family event.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
- Apple Valley Fire Stations will be having an open houses all this week. You will be able to see the equipment, enjoy fun activities for kids, and meet your local firefighters.
- Open houses are 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the following dates:
- Station 1 Tuesday, Oct. 9th; 15000 Hayes Road
- Station 2 Wednesday, Oct. 10th; 13995 Galaxie Avenue
- Station 3 Thursday, Oct. 11th; 14195 Essex Avenue
- Starting this Friday, Buck Hill will open their 13 nights of Screams and Frights. Frightmare returns Friday, October 5 and running through Sunday, October 28. This year, in addition to being home to ghosts and ghouls, Frightmares will also be the place to enjoy some of the area’s best live entertainment. For more information Click Here.
- Savage, Prior Lake, and Shakopee are hosting the Scott County Art Crawl. This event takes place Saturday, October 06 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm. You will be able to meet over 50 Artists that help make-up the strong Arts Community in Scott County. Take a self guided tour and see for yourself how their artwork is created. Artists are opening up their studios, or displaying their artwork at sponsoring businesses. Come see original artwork to enjoy a fun self-guided tour of art stops. For more information Click here!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The leaves are turning vibrant shades of gold, red and orange in Minnesota signaling to many families that its time to head out the apple orchards for their annual apple picking adventures. This was my first time going with my family and I am definitely going to make it a yearly tradition.
We went to Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards in Waconia. The drive out to this western suburb was breath-taking. It is just 30 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. There are rolling hills, trees of every color and a quiet peace that is unexpected so close to a major city. The scenery alone is worth the drive!
I had my almost two year old in tow and discovered that my dreams of sipping their award winning wine while strolling through the orchard was not going to happen. My sister had two of her kids along and while they are very well behaved, it was not the relaxing afternoon I had envisioned. It was a comedy of errors trying to keep my daughter by my side as I paid for my bag inside the rustic barn filled with all kinds of crafts, gifts and goodies. I mean who can be expected to stand still when caramel apples dipped in candy are within reach! We made it out of the barn to load onto the tractor pulled wagon to get our ride out to the trees.
Here is when I learned my next lesson- come early in the season or bring a picker. I am on the shorter side, ok, I am very short, and of course the kids are even shorter. People that have come before us have pretty much picked all the prime apples that are anywhere within our reach. We still got full bags of apples but they were really cute, small apples. They actually are perfect size for my daughter and she was happy to sample a few while we walked.
My third lesson was to watch your step. Many fallen or discarded apples, while looking festive, led to a few tumbles. Luckily no injuries or tears! I would recommend good walking shoes or boots for this activity which apparently everyone had thought of except me.
We headed back to with our bulging bags of apples and were treated to live music in the shady picnic area. Overall, it was a perfect afternoon! For only $13, we had a wagon ride, a bag of apples, live music and some priceless memories. Maybe I'll even get to taste the wine next year.