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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

by Desi Sowers

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and if you are planning to have a houseful of kids at your celebration, you may want to prepare some fun crafts for them to do to keep them busy until the feast is ready.  If they are busy creating fun Thanksgiving crafts, you won’t have to worry about them being underfoot while preparing your meal.  It’s an especially good idea if the weather is not nice and they can’t get outside to play and burn off energy.  Plus, kids love to feel like they are helping, so let them make placemats, place cards and decorations for your table.  Check out these fun, simple crafts:

THANKSGIVING PLACEMATS - This easy craft can be done by kids of all ages.  Simply use these Fun Printable Thanksgiving Placemats and provide crayons, colored pencils, watercolor paints, or markers.  Print them on nice, thick art paper so that they will lie flat on the table.  If the kids use paints, make sure they start early to give them plenty of time to dry.  And if there is an older child or adult with time on their hands, you can even purchase laminating paper so that the placemats can be preserved and used again next year!


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TURKEY FINGER PUPPET -  Little ones be delighted by these precious little DIY TURKEY FINGER PUPPETS.  All you need are foam sheet, scissors, glue, and a hole punch.  If there are older kids, they can help by doing the cutting. Otherwise, an adult should prepare the materials by pre-cutting them and then the little ones can do the gluing.  When they are done, they will have a terrific turkey friend top play with all day!


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THANKFUL TREE - The whole family can take part in this activity that helps to teach little ones about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.  Use a large piece of butcher paper to draw a leafless tree (or have an older child do it). Hang the butcher paper on the wall with sticky putty.  Provide templates for different shaped leaves.  The kids can trace and cut out the leaves and write what they are thankful for on them.  They can also cut out leaves for all the adults and let them write what they are thankful for as well.  Then everyone can put their leaves on the tree with sticky putty or glue and you will have a beautiful, colorful Thanksgiving Tree!


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DIY HANDPRINT TURKEY PLACE CARD HOLDER - You will have to plan ahead for this craft so that you have the materials you need on hand.  But the result will be these precious place card holders literally made from your little ones’ hands!  You will need brown construction paper, natural wood clothespins, paints in fall colors, stick-on googly eyes, paintbrushes, scissors, glue, pencils, and white cardstock.   Depending on the age of the children, they may need help writing the names on the cards. Allow them to help set the table by putting their homemade place cards at each setting.


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THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE - You may not know this, but little kids LOVE to pour.  It sounds so simple…and it is, but they get great joy out of it!  So why not let them add to your lovely  table by making this Easy DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece.  You will need six empty glass containers like milk bottles or mason jars, various colors of dried beans and corn, six taper candles, some ribbon and letters to spell out “thanks”.  You can let older kids cut the letters out of construction paper, or you can purchase chipboard letters in the scrapbooking section of the craft store.


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So, keep those kids busy Thanksgiving Day with these fun crafts and be thankful for their wonderful contributions to this special holiday!  Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home in the New River Valley area, contact professional, experienced Realtor Desi Sowers and let her assist you with all your real estate needs. Give her a call today at 540-320-1328!

Happy Veteran's Day!

by Desi Sowers

Don't Forget to "Fall Back" this Weekend!

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Happy Halloween!

by Desi Sowers

Horrific Halloween Treats - Take a Bite if You Dare!

by Desi Sowers

When hosting a spooky Halloween soirée, it’s all the more frightening and fun if the food you serve is tasty AND terrifying!  Imagine, if you will, an ominous room lit only by candlelight with a table filled with guts and brains and…well, you get the picture.  Check out these recipes for creepy cuisine that will have your guests screaming with delight! (Click on links for recipes)

Witches' Finger Cookies with Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Blood - Fun to make and sure to give your guests a fright, these buttery cookies dipped in red velvet hot chocolate are both disgusting and delicious! 


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If you’re serving Witches’ Fingers, they will be complemented nicely by Monster Toes!  Made using cocktail franks with mustard toes and ketchup blood, even the pickiest of little ghosts and goblins will eat them up!


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Looks like body parts will be a big part of the menu on Halloween.  How about some Monster Mouths!  These deliciously devilish goodies combine apples, sweetened cream cheese and almonds for a taste little monsters won’t be able to resist!


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Eyeballs anyone?!  Oreo Eyeball Cookies are easy peasy and fun to make and super yummy to eat. Even little witches and wizards can help make these treats for your spooky soirée!


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No haunted house is complete without a black cat and every cat needs a litter box.  So how about serving up a delectable Kitty Litter Cake.  It might look gross, but it tastes fantastic!  Let your guests scoop up some with an actual kitty litter scooper for a truly authentic experience!


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No haunted dinner party would be complete without the pièce de résistance - Ribs & Guts!  Tasty ribs and savory sausages make up the torso of a very unlucky fellow that won’t be joining you for dinner tonight!


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So, invite your guests to enjoy a frightening feast this Halloween!  Muahahahaha!  Happy Halloween!

If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home in the New River Valley area, contact professional, experienced Realtor Desi Sowers and let her assist you with all your real estate needs. Give her a call today at 540-320-1328!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

by Desi Sowers

Celebrate Independence!

by Desi Sowers

Festive Independence Day Desserts!

by Desi Sowers

One of the best things about summer is getting to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family.  July 4th parties are filled with food, fun and laughter, but they aren’t complete without a spectacular, patriotic dessert!  Here are some delectable dessert ideas for your 4th of July celebration: (click on the links for recipes)

PATRIOTIC WHOOPIE PIES

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It only takes about twenty minutes to create these yummy treats! 

PATRIOTIC TRAIL MIX

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Enjoy dessert all day with this delightful trail mix!

PATRIOTIC RICE KRISPIE TREATS

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Who doesn’t love a rice krispie treat?  Add a little icing and some sprinkles to create this wonderful red, white and blue confection…simple enough for even kids to do!

FIRECRACKER CAKE

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Nothing says “Happy 4th of July” like fireworks!  This firecracker cake will add a perfect spark to your July 4th festivities!

NO BAKE SUMMER BERRY ICEBOX CAKE

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Too hot for you to bake?  Don’t despair!  This cool confection will please the masses with fresh berries and cream! 

STRAWBERRY BLUEBERRY YOGURT POPS

For a simple treat that is healthy and easy to serve, make these adorable little yogurt pops!

Serve one (or more) of these treats at your 4th of July celebration and you are sure to impress your guests!  Happy Independence Day!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the New River Valley area, let experienced professional Realtor Desi Sowers assist you with all of your real estate needs.  Visit her Website or call her at 540-320-1328.

Happy Father's Day!

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Desi Sowers, Associate Broker,
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Phone: (540) 320-1328

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