I know, I know...we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet and I am talking about Christmas. But fact is....only 2 months away! And I love this. time of year and I soak up all the beautiful decor as long as I can. Plus I am not a last minute shopper. If you are like me and like to get your present buying over with so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays then you will want to make sure you attend our next two Girl's Night Out socials because you can support some fabulous local women businesses while taking items off your gift list!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
November 14th at Whiskey Park:
"It's Fall Y'all" Friendsgiving Social
December 3rd at Decorum Apartments
2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop Social
After the initial back-to-school chaos, we can now breathe and have some family fun as we approach the holidays. In South Florida, we don't really have a drastic change in the weather nor do the leaves have a huge color difference I personally love bucket lists. Bucket lists are a great reminder to slow down, and take time to just enjoy some quality time with the kids.
I’ve got 15 awesome ideas for you to enjoy the fall season (even in Florida) with loads of family fun!
Decorate the house with fall decor
Bake an apple pie together from scratch
Create a thankful jar
Have a family picnic
Make pine cone bird feeders
Build a scarecrow
Make Blessing Mix and give to friends
Eat caramel apples
Pick out new fall candles
Donate food to a local food bank
Visit a farmer’s market
Go for a walk in the woods
Plan Thanksgiving dinner (each family member picks two items)!
Fall is a wonderful time to take a moment with the kids to reflect on the year so far. Talk about what made it special. What else you’d still like to do. And what things each member is thankful for. It can just be a chat while walking or a serious toast at Thanksgiving. 2019 is almost over, enjoy the last two months making fun memories!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MANDY CARTER
Mandy manages the South Florida and SWFL Communities of Housewives In the City as well serving as the South Fl & Midwest Regional Manager. She is mother of two who loves to travel, shop and try new cocktails. In addition to planning events and blogging for Housewives In The City, Mandy Carter is a published writer, working model, freelance event producer & marketer at itsmandymichelle.com as well as a family travel columnist & blogger at Acupful.com.
I was excited to find out to that one of our local hotels, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, has earned Conde Nast Traveler magazine's 2019 Readers' Choice Award, as announced today. Edgewater is the only Naples hotel to make the coveted list of "Top 15 Florida Hotels."
I had the pleasure of staying here a few years ago. Read my full Edgewater Beach Hotel review + photos here---> on Acupful.com, my family travel blog.
Edgewater placed #12 on the Florida hotel's list, with a score of 94.61.
To view the list of Top 15 Florida Hotels: https://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/united-states/florida-top-hotels
According to Conde Nast Traveler magazine, a record 600,000 registered voters weighed on this year's Readers' Choice survey. Of the nearly 10,000 properties rated, only 15 percent made the list.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MANDY CARTER
Mandy manages the South Florida and SWFL Communities of Housewives In the City as well serving as the South Fl & Midwest Regional Manager. She is mother of two who loves to travel, shop and try new cocktails. In addition to planning events and blogging for Housewives In The City, Mandy Carter is a published writer, working model, freelance event producer & marketer at itsmandymichelle.com as well as a local family travel columnist for Lee Family News & blogger at Acupful.com.
HI, I AM MANDY!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in and around the Southwest Florida area plus host monthly "Girl's Night Out" events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you! I also do the same thing for the Fort Lauderdale Community!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Columnist for Lee Family News , Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.