Fall activities for families

Fall Activities for Families

This post is sponsored by Backcountry & ShopStyle

Living in California, we don’t really experience seasons. I mean it’s mid October and 80 degrees #Iloveit. Even though it’s still swimsuit weather outside, we love to get in the holiday spirt and dress the part! As you know, we’ve been finding a lot of great pieces from BACKCOUNTRY. You can see more HERE & HERE. I have loved seeing so many of you share what you’ve ordered using our discount code: SALTY15! From YETI’S to PATAGONIA to SNOW GEAR, thanks for sharing with me what you’re buying.

lisa allen of salty lashes sharing her fall activities for family with backcountry

Fall Activities for Families

  • We always pick heirloom pumpkins together as a family for a display at home. Then get hot chocolate before we head home to decorate.
  • Pumpkin Patch. I love that Avery and Poppy still enjoy going with us. They love to see Goldie and Ozzy have fun!
  • Apple Picking in Julian. This is about an hour away from us. The leaves change and the orchards are beautiful. You have to get there by the first week of October to pick. Julian is also known for their pies!
  • The nights cool down significantly. Taking the kids for a family run or to the high school track is a favorite of mine.
  • Make my famous Nutella Hot Cocoa. SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR RECIPE
  • Goldie loves going with me to Trader Joe’s when all things pumpkin hit the shelves. We also buy the gingerbread turkey kits to decorate as a family.
  • Fall sports are a big deal when you have kids. I love everything about it! Poppy and Goldie have lacrosse tournaments next Saturday from 8am-9pm. It’s going to be a long day and you better believe I’ll be encouraging aka forcing the rest of the family to come support!
  • Both Goldie and Jeff have birthday’s in October, a day apart. Another excuse to throw a fall party!

lisa allen of salty lashes sharing her fall activities for family with backcountry

lisa allen of salty lashes sharing her fall activities for family with backcountry

lisa allen of salty lashes sharing her fall activities for family with backcountry

What We’re Wearing This Fall From Backcountry

lisa allen of salty lashes sharing her fall activities for family with backcountry

NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE 

1 half gallon jug of skim milk

1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon of VANILLA BEAN PASTE, it’s UNREAL)

1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

pinch of salt

1 and 1/4 cups of Nutella

DIRECTIONS: 

spray CROCKPOTwith non-stick cooking spray

add all the ingredients from above and whisk until blended

Cover and simmer on low for 1.5-2 hours. I would recommend to mix it one more time after about an hour

Top with anything you like: whip cream, more Nutella, crushed peppermints, marshmallows.

4 Comments

  • Reply Wendy Sommers October 24, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Hi Lisa! Love your style! Say- how or where do I enter the Salty15 code on Backcountry? I’d love to order that Sam Freestyle down jacket for our MN winters! Thanks!

    • Reply Lisa Allen October 24, 2018 at 10:43 PM

      Thank you so much. Yes enter code SALTY15 at checkout when you see the bar for promo codes/gift cards before you submit payment. Hope that helps ❤️

  • Reply JACQUELINE October 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    The picture with Ozzy and Goldie (with the pumpkin on her head) is priceless.

    • Reply Lisa Allen October 30, 2018 at 6:11 PM

      I agree, it’s a favorite of mine!

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