Summer camp, Knoebels, and pumpkin fever

CAMP! For those who don’t know, I am organizing an online Summer Camp with the IGGPPC which is a weeklong event of friendship, food, and fantastic webinars and tutorials. You can learn something new and make a friend too!

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IGGPPCamp is many things. It’s a jam packed schedule of webinars, hangouts, blog post tutorials, and challenges. You can learn to create an adorable jointed bear, you can learn to do ballet stretches, you can create friendship bracelets and exchange them with other Iggles, you can partake in a few writing challenges like our Jane Austen letter writing challenge or Ghost Story challenge, you can play games in our online tabletop game tourney or MMORPG Capture The Flag tourney, you can learn to make delicious camp food and s’mores… I could go on, but there’s just way too much. To find more detailed activity descriptions of what’s in store for Camp, check out the details here. In short, it’s going to be a really fun week of learning, doing and bonding!

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Camp runs from August 16-24 – 9 days of fun! And in addition to the fun of camp week, we’ve also paired Iggles into 5 different troops with adorable geeky names, led by 5 dedicated and fun Camp Counselors. Join Buffalo, Mama Jo, Kirby, Belette, and Odie, as they do all sorts of fun camp activities with their troops. You’ll want to go here to read all about each Counselor and their troop.

I remember my Girl Scout Troop and how much fun it was to be in a troop and go camping with those girls! Such memories <3 If you too have fond memories of camp but don't always have time to leave the house, why not join in on the online summer camp fun? IGGPPCamp is for Iggles and Miggles 13+ so join in on the fun and check out dedicated Camp Twitter for updates!

So what else have I been up to? A lot of other things too. In addition to the Geekies which is coming up in just 2 weeks (And we’re almost at our goal, thank you! So please keep donating!) I also went to Knoebels with my mom and grandpa a couple of weeks ago. Knoebels is a super old school theme park in Pennsylvania. I like to call it Redneck Disney. It’s AWESOME – it’s completely free, has a vintage brass ring carousel and carousel museum, a coal miner museum, a really cheesy haunted house, wooden roller coasters – and each ride costs individual tickets to ride. That is how they did it back in the day, folks. You buys tickets for different amounts like 25 cents, 10 cents, 1 dollar – and pay per ride. Plus the food is fantastic! Knoebels is a must see in PA.

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Oh and it’s also kind of turning into Autumn here? I can’t explain, but pumpkin fever is setting in something fierce. I blame Sparkles for giving me the fever.

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Autumn in NEPA: Roba’s Corn Maze & the Bloomsburg Fair

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We spent Tuesday at the Bloomsburg Fair with our friends Jonelle and Ian. I ate so much good food including delicious Maryland crab soup,  a spiced apple dumpling, sweet tavern pizza, and greasy buttery haluski. The Bloomsburg Fair is a staple of NEPA. It is notorious for tons of tasty and usually fried foods. They even sell fried sticks of butter!  They are also known for their prize winning showcase of roosters, chickens, bunnies, pigs, and cows. It makes it impossible for me to understand how people can eat cows… they are so big and beautiful!

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On Saturday, Mark and I went with my family to Roba’s Corn Maze in Scott Township. We ate pumpkin cookies, bought carving pumpkins, and laughed at the silly goats. Those goats are so cute!  This year the maze was shaped like Johnny Appleseed, and Mark and I got out first! We took home a little trophy 🙂

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I’ve begun decorating for Halloween. This is my little crafty tree adorned with spooky ornaments. I can’t wait to carve my pumpkin and roast those pumpkin seeds. Nom nom… so tasty…


Do you have any favorite Autumn traditions? Let me know in a comment!

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Autumn and Animal Crossing!

Autumn in NEPA

Autumn in NEPA

Autumn in NEPA

It’s finally here! Cool fall air, crunchy orange leaves, pumpkin coffee and early sunsets. Autumn in NEPA is one of the most beautiful times of year here. I can’t wait for corn mazes, pumpkin carving and Halloween!

Animal Crossing giveaway

Animal Crossing giveaway

A winner is me! Happy present time from Tamara of That Girl’s Site and Rockstar Games! Well not exactly a gift, I won a giveaway on her blog. But probably the best giveaway I could have ever won! My boyfriend Blathers is here along with a pletheroa of furniture and clothing stickers,  authentic in game stationery,  and a Mr. Resetti pillow who I can hear screaming at me. In my head anyway. By the way, be sure to congratulate Tamara on the wild success of GTAV. She had a hand!

There’s a weird face spray painted in my parking garage at work.

Wine. What else is new? I’m enjoying the line of Bota eco-friendly boxed wines which are not nearly as horrible as they sound. This is the Merlot, but I’m more fond of the Cabernet. Has anyone else tried them?


What is everyone here most excited about during Autumn?

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