Daddy-To-Be Responsibilties

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Daddy-to-be responsbilities

Hi T.O. & fro friends, Mar's other half here. Happy that Mar is letting me make my T.O. & fro post debut to share my thoughts on being a daddy-to-be
Having a baby is a special and emotional time for both parents-to-be. It still feels like yesterday when Mar told me the fantastic news! While the woman carries most of the load for the 9ish months, many dads-to-be like to actively participate in helping their partner through pregnancy from beginning to end. Myself included. But at the same time, many may feel alienated, as they don’t know what to expect or what role they can play. 

The biggest thing I’ve learned in the past 20ish weeks is that I am my wife’s biggest support. Although she's carrying Baby Wardo (like a champ, I might add), I share equal duties in preparing for baby and for parenthood.  I know it's going to be tough, with many messy diaper changes, late night supply runs and meltdowns from all parties involved, but I am excited and ready to take on the new role.

daddy-to-be responsibilities

Are you an expectant father? Here are 5 important responsibilities for the daddy-to-be:
Be informed. Of course you know the science behind how baby was created, but understanding the changes that are going on in your partner's body and what will happen when the baby arrives and beyond still may take time to understand. Try to read up on pregnancy and birth. This will enable you to have an idea of the basics of pregnancy and what to expect throughout the 9 months and in the delivery room.
Attend appointments. Accompanying your partner to any appointments allows you to see how your baby is growing, hear the heartbeat and get a first glimpse of who he/she takes after. Not to mention, the doctor is there to answer any of your questions and put your concerns at ease. 
Communication. Just because the woman is the one carrying the baby doesn't mean that pregnancy has no impact on you. Communicating with your partner is vital in identifying any anxieties that you both may have. And while you may not know what to do in every situation, especially those "hormonal meltdowns", its always helpful to just be present and listen. Sharing your excitement, worries, etc.  (even if they are illogical), will help things go a lot more smoothly for the both of you. 
Schedule quality time. Book a getaway to enjoy some quality time together before the baby arrives and things get crazy. 
Take a larger share of the chores. Your partner’s body is going through a tough transformation and she requires rest and understanding. Taking a lead in regular tasks such as laundry, grocery shopping and even car maintenance can really make a difference. 

Having a safe and reliable vehicle for when baby arrives is a huge priority for us. This includes making sure the oil is routinely changed, fluids are topped up and tire pressure will keep the car safely moving. 

Daddy-to-be responsbilities
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Days of the Month: November

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november days of the month

Another month, another 30 days worth of celebrations! Here are November's days of the month and more fun blog post ideas, for those days when the creativity is lacking...

NOVEMBER
  1. Zero Tasking Day - Don't make any plans today. Schedule a "you day".
  2. Job Action Day - Give readers a glimpse into what you do for a living. 
  3. Jellyfish Day - What's your favourite sea creature?
  4. Stress Awareness Day - How do you unwind and relax?
  5. Men Make Dinner Day - Kick back and relax. Let the man in your life make dinner tonight. 
  6. Nachos Day - Nachos, pretzels or hotdogs? What is your favourite game day snack?
  7. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - How do you like your chocolate?
  8. X-Ray Day - Have you ever broken a bone? How?
  9. World Freedom Day - If you could take the day off work, what would you do?
  10. Sesame Street Day - What was your favourite childhood tv show? 
  11. Veterans/Remembrance Day - Remember those that served for your country.
  12. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - Are you an animal lover? Did you have pets growing up?
  13. World Kindness Day - Say hello to everyone you meet today.
  14. Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day - What are your biggest pet peeves?
  15. I Love to Write Day - Tune out all of the distractions today and write for yourself. 
  16. Button Day - Share you go-to fall wardrobe.
  17. Take a Hike Day - Go for a hike in your area and share your photos.
  18. Mickey Mouse's Birthday - What is your favourite Disney movie, and why?
  19. Use Less Stuff Day - Repurpose an item in your home and share!
  20. Peanut Butter Fudge Day - What is your favourite peanut butter recipe?
  21. World Hello Day - Challenge yourself to say hello to everyone you come across today.
  22. Go For a Ride Day - Take your bike for a spin before the snow falls. Where'd you go?
  23. National Espresso Day - Milk or cream? Light or strong? How do you like your coffee?
  24. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day - Share your unique talents. 
  25. Shopping Reminder Day - Paper and pen, or mobile app? How do you create a grocery list?
  26. Cake Day - Share your favourite birthday memories. 
  27. Buy Nothing Day - Don't spend a cent today! How did you do?
  28. Small Business Saturday - What are your favourite local businesses to support?
  29. Electronic Greetings Day - Send someone a random greeting card, just because. 
  30. Stay Home Because You're Well Day - What would you do if you could play hooky?
November is...
National Novel Writing Month - Do you have a book in the works? Share your creative process.
World Vegan Month - What is your favourite vegetarian recipe?
Child Safety Protection Month - What safety lessons would you share with fellow parents?
National Sleep Comfort Month - How do you ensure a good night's sleep?

This is just a small sampling of the many interesting and fun days celebrated in the month of November.  I hope you enjoy this feature, and that it brings your some inspiration when the creative juices just aren't flowing this month!

Happy November!

Past months: March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September  |  October 

What will you celebrate this month?


Fall Comfort Food: Chicken Pot Pie

Nothing screams fall like comfort food. And nothing screams comfort food like a hearty meat dish, such as chicken pot pie.

 
Cooking for 4 people in my house means meals not only have to be simple and delicious, but I have to be able to make them in large quantities to have enough for leftovers the next day.  That is where meal items such as pies and casseroles come in. Enjoy this recipe for a fall chicken pot pie, inspired by Ricardo Cuisine

Fall Chicken Pot Pie
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 stalks celery, diced 
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced 
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) pieces 
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes 
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 2 cups cauliflower cut into small florets 
  • 1 zucchini, diced 
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley 
  • 4 oz frozen phyllo dough, thawed and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions
  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a medium saucepan. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and green beans and soften for about 8 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add the cubed chicken and cook over high heat until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Sprinkle with the flour and stir to combine. Add the milk and bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining vegetables and parsley and stir well. Adjust the seasoning. 
  7. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
  8. On a baking sheet, spread the strips of phyllo dough and drizzle with 2 tbsp of melted butter. Brush evenly. Lightly set the phyllo dough strips over the vegetable mixture, without pressing. 
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.

I used all fresh vegetables in this recipe, because well, its fall and fall also means great produce. However, if you're looking to save some time, and money, frozen veggies will work just fine.

For more delicious Ricardo Cuisine chicken recipes, check this out

What's your favourite fall comfort food? 

This post is a collaboration with Ricardo Cuisine. All opinions of this delicious fall recipe are 100% my own. #RicardoCuisine #RicardoRecipes

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Fall Bucket List & Starbucks GIVEAWAY // Sponsor Spotlight

I've said it many times before, but I am so happy to live in a place that experiences fall!

To make the most out of each season, I love to creating a bucket list. Seasonal bucket lists are a great way to destress, get outside, spend time with loved ones and make the most of what your area has to offer. Here is my fall bucket list...

fall bucket list

What's on your fall bucket list? 

Today, T.O. & fro's Small Town sponsor, Becoming Sabra Gilbert, is sharing all about her fall and winter plans...

What are you looking forward to this fall?
This fall I'm excited to finally graduate college!! And my husband, Simeon, is applying to grad schools. I'm also launching my own photography and blog design buisness called Midnight Photography & Design, So to say it's going to be busy and exciting is an understatement!

Do you have any vacation plans this fall/winter?
Vacations other than visiting family for the holidays is on lock-down at the moment. My husband and I are planning to be visiting graduate schools for him this Spring so we have to save to jet around the country next semester. 

New to Becoming Sabra Gilbert? Start here:
How to Make a Budget You Will Actually Use
The Day I was Baptised
Things "Needed" to be an Awesome Blogger

Find Sabra here:
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Nothing screams fall like a pumpkin spice latte. If you're like me, and are known to indulge in one, two, or many, around this time of the year, I have the perfect giveaway for you! As a thank you for reading T.O. & fro, enter below to win a $15 Starbucks gift card! [Winner will be notified October 31 and will have 24 hours to respond. Giveaway open internationally.

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5 Ways to Get Outdoors in Toronto

Despite being referred to as the ‘concrete jungle’, the opportunities to get outside in the City of Toronto are unlimited. When you take the chance, it is surprisingly easy to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of big city life and let nature take over.  Here are 5 of my favourites ways to get outdoors in the city of Toronto. 

5 ways to get outdoors in toronto

Go back in time at Evergreen Brick Works  //  Evergreen Brick Words is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River Valley of Toronto. Prior to becoming a tourist attraction and natural area, Don Valley Brick Words operated for nearly 100 years and provided bricks used to construct many well-known Toronto landmarks including Casa Loma and the Ontario Legislature. Since the closure of the original factory, the quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds, while the buildings have been restored and opened as an environmentally focused community and cultural centre by Evergreen, a national charity dedicated to restoring nature in urban environments. 

Take the ferry to the Toronto Islands  //  The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands located just off the downtown waterfront in Lake Ontario. They are home to parkland, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, a small residential community, several boat clubs, an amusement park and several sand beaches (including a clothing-optional). The island is a popular recreation destination, with access by ferry, by private boat or water taxi.

toronto islands cherry blossoms

Take a stroll through High Park  //  With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system.  Located just west of the downtown core, the park is situated on 400 acres, and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting, cultural and educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a small zoo. Over one-third remains in a natural state, which means it is home to many species of wildlife. High Park opened to the public in 1876, and is considered the largest park entirely within the city limits. 

high park trail in winter

Walk, bike or run the Don  //  The Don River valley winds its way through Toronto parks and conservation areas and provides an interesting glimpse into the history of the City of Toronto. Stretching 32 kilometres from the Oak Ridges Moraine down to Lake Ontario, the watershed encompassing the Don River is extremely important for the city and surrounding area. The Don offers many opportunities for long and short walks, runs or bike rides away from the city traffic, with numerous trails that branch off the multi-use paved trail, taking cyclists to city street access points or other adjacent parks.

foot bridge over toronto river

Say hello to the animals at the Toronto Zoo  //  The City-owned Toronto Zoo opened its doors in August 1974. Situated on 710 acres, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada - home to over 5000 animals, representing over 450 species.  Divided into 7 regions, animals representing the Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, and of course, Canada, call the Toronto Zoo home. 

For more things to see and do in Toronto, start here:
5 Free Things to Do in Toronto
10 Things to Do in Toronto This Summer
Art Gallery of Ontario
Betty Sutherland Trail


What is your favourite outdoor place, space or activity in your town? Grab the button and link up below!

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How to Teach Children About Recycling

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how to teach children about recycling
As an environmental educator by day, I am passionate about teaching children of all ages, aka our future generation, the importance of caring for the world in which we live, including the importance of recycling. At home, living a sustainable life as best I can is not just something I do just because, it’s something I am passionate about doing because I care about the natural world.

This recycling game is a fun way to think and talk about how and why we sort our waste, including the types of items that can be recycled. There’s no better day than today to talk to kids about recycling, why it’s helpful and what we can do as families to make our own positive footprint on this planet.

how to teach children about recycling

Sort the Recycling Game


Materials

-  2 to 3 containers (i.e. empty food containers)
-  card stock or cardboard (i.e. empty cereal box)
-  magazines, grocery store flyers, printed photos
-  scissors
-  double-sided tape or glue stick
-  marker


how to teach children about recycling

Instructions
  1. Do some research - how is the waste streamed in your area and what is collected? For example, in Toronto, we have 3 streams: recyclables, trash (non-recyclables) and compost. 
  2. Label the containers, which will act as your collection bins, according to the number of streams your municipality collects.
  3. Using old magazines, grocery store flyers or printed photos, cut out different recyclable, non-recyclable and compostable items. Start with around 20 items. Remember, if creating this game for younger children, make sure to pick items that they can easily recognize and understand what they represent.
  4. Tape or glue these items to card stock. 
  5. Have a discussion with your children around why we recycle: Plastic in landfills and oceans is dangerous because it not biodegradable and leaches toxic chemicals. Instead, plastic photo-degrades, which means over times, it will break down into millions of smaller particles, but never fully bio-degrade/decompose. In our oceans, lakes and even on land, animals mistake these tiny pieces of plastic for food and ingest them, passing toxic chemicals through the food chain and ultimately, to our plates.
  6. Time to play! Set out the container and spread the items on a table in front of the child. Have them examine each item and sort in the appropriate container. 

Modifications
  • For younger children, use actual items, such as empty drink containers, milk jugs, toothpaste boxes, yogurt containers, etc. 
  • Make this activity a little more challenging by adding more bins and have the children sort by recyclable type, i.e. paper, specific plastics, glass, aluminum, etc. 
  • Challenge your child’s reading skills by adding the name of the item to each the card. Have your child read the name before placing the item in the appropriate container. 
  • Challenge your child's critical thinking by asking them to explain why they have sorted the items the way they have.
  • Go above and beyond and discuss the other two Rs - reduce and reuse! How can you reduce your household consumption? How can you reuse some of the items in the garbage or recycling? If an item in the garbage, such as a toy, is no longer of use to you, what can you do with it instead?
how to teach children about recycling

Recycling has come a very long way since we were young. There are now a lot of household items that we use every single day that can be recycled, and I bet you didn’t even know it. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 75% of solid waste is recyclable, but only about 30% is actually recycled! For example, did you know that old cell phones can be recycled? How about used batteries? 

how to teach children about recycling

So what happens to those used batteries once they are properly recycled? Nowadays, they get turned into new batteries! Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the world's first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries AND is Energizer's longest-lasting alkaline battery ever. Longer lasting batteries means the use of fewer batteries, which creates less waste and has less impact on the planet!

*It is important to note that before you recycle any item, check with your local municipality to see what items can be put in curb-side pickup, and what must be recycled separately, such as electronics and batteries.

energizer eco advanced batteries in-store Walmart

Found at the battery kiosk in the electronics section or in the checkout aisle at your local Walmart, Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries are a step in the right direction towards living a more responsible and sustainable life!


Have you tried Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries, or recently recycled, reused or repurposed something in your home? I'd love to hear about it!


We Love Disney

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means its time to start thinking about gift giving. Do you know a Disney lover? Maybe a Frozen-fanatic, or a kid-at-heart that still enjoys the classics? This Christmas, bring out the Disney kid in them with the new album from Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, We Love DisneyThis compilation album features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen and more.

                           

Listening to this album brings back many childhood memories. Growing up, I loved Disney movies. My favourite was hands down The Little Mermaid. Thanks to my mom's hard work and awesome homemade costumes, I dressed up as Ariel for Halloween, and at our family cottage, I had an "Ariel rock" where I would pretend I was the princess herself. Maybe it was my love of water, or even my desire to be a mermaid, but I knew every single lyric, and still to this day can spout off  "Part of Your World" and "Under the Sea" like its my job.

With artists such as Gwen Stefani, Rascal Flatts, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Kacey Musgraves and more, We Love Disney is sure to bring back many childhood memories and desires to once again be a Disney prince or princess for you as well. 

Produced by David Foster, We Love Disney will be released in several configurations, including as a digital album, a standard CD, a Deluxe CD, on Deluxe Vinyl and as a picture-disc set. The album is due out on October 30th, but is now available for preorder on iTunes and Amazon. For more information about the album, visit the Official We Love Disney website.

Get a sneak peak of the new album here:




What is your favourite Disney movie and song?

I participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.


10 Tips for the Farmer's Market

Here in Ontario, farmer's markets are in their prime. At least, in my opinion.  I'm a sucker for fall food - squash, onions, tomatoes, apples, potatoes - and LOVE supporting local.  To make the most of your trip to the farmer's market, check out these 10 helpful tips.


10 tips for the farmer's market

1. Always bring cash. Rule #1.  Most vendors don't accept anything else. Small change is also a plus to allow purchases to go faster.  

2. BYOB bags. Instead of toting around plastic bags from each vendor, bring your own reusable bag. After all, shopping local is about sustainability!

3. Shop around. We always do a loop before we commit to our purchases.  You've got to see what's available first.  Also, one vendor may have what you're looking for a little less than another.


10 tips for the farmer's market; green beans

4. Go with a list. This is extremely important so that you don't go overboard.  There's only so much produce you can eat before it starts to go bad.  Or, if you just can't resist, go with a friend and split it! 

5. Try new things. Plan for spontaneity.  Yes, your trip will go much faster if you have a plan, but sometimes it's always fun to try something new.  For example, we treated ourself to some sheep's milk cheese and plum-filled donuts, something we don't usually purchase.   

6. Remember where your money is going. We love supporting local, and since all vendors at our farmer's market are local, we try and spread our money throughout the market rather than all at one vendor.


10 tips for the farmer's market; corn field

7. Get advice.  See a vegetable that you've never tried before?  Ask the vendors how you prepare it or if you can try a sample. Our farmer's market was handing out samples of giant beef steak tomatoes. They were so delicious, we now enjoy eating them with our lunch.

8. Local does not mean organic.  Just because it was produced locally, doesn't mean it is organic.  Then again, just because it isn't labeled organic, doesn't mean it wasn't produced following organic principles.  If you're curious, make sure you ask the vendor.


10 tips for the farmer's market; garlic bulbs

9. Timing. Go early or go late. Markets tend to be less crowded right when they open and are about the close. For the best selection, go early when popular items will still be available.  For the best deals, go late when some vendors will reduce the prices to try and rid some of their inventory. Also, take your time.  Farmer's markets are best shopped when you're not on a schedule.  Take your time and appreciate the beauty the place you call home can produce.

10. Know your seasons. If you know a bit of what to expect when you go, making decisions at each vendor will be much easier.  Learn what grows in your area when and talk to the vendors about what will be coming in the next few weeks. For those that live in Ontario, and surrounding states and provinces, Foodland Ontario has a great availability guide to use as a reference.



Do you have any local farmer's markets in your area? What you're favourite farmer's market find?




Spooky & Simple Halloween Treats

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oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies & fanta ice cream float

Our house is full of 'sweet tooths', and Halloween is the perfect excuse to satisfy those cravings.

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? These spooky, and simple, Halloween treats are sure to please all of the ghouls and goblins.

OREO-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened 
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 20 OREO cookies

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop of large spoon, take one scoop of cookie dough and place it on top of an OREO cookie. Take another scoop of dough and repeat on the bottom side of the cookie. 
  5. Seal the edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until OREO cookie is enclosed with enough dough. You may need to put some oil on your hands, so that it does not stick to your fingers.
  6. Arrange cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cookies expand pretty big, so do not put them close together.
  7. Bake cookies 11 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies

And what is dessert without something sweet to wash it down with? Whether these Fanta ice cream floats are served with the OREO-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, or served solo, they are sure to be a party pleaser.

Fanta Ice Cream Float


fanta ice cream float

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can Fanta orange soda
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream

Directions:
  1. Pour a small amount of Fanta orange soda in the bottom of your cup of choice.
  2. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the Fanta.
  3. Top the scoop of ice cream with more Fanta orange soda.
fanta ice cream float

Make sure to check out the Spooky Snack Lab at your local Walmart. Located at the front of the store and in the beverages/soft drinks aisle, OREOs and Fanta make the perfect Halloween treat, whether you are throwing a party, have visiting trick-or-treaters or just treating yourself.

oreos and fanta walmart in store location

Need some spooky snack inspiration? Evette Rios, host of the CBS show Recipe Rehab is creating custom, Walmat-exclusive recipes that combine both OREO and Fanta products.  Check out these recipes here

oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies & fanta ice cream float


Be sure to check out more spooky snacks hereDo you have a favourite spooky snack? I'd love to hear about it!


Fall Road Trip Memories

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glade hit the road fall scent candle

I am so happy to live in a place that experiences fall. While it means the weather is getting colder, the changing colour of the leaves makes me happy.

Besides the changing weather and colours, I also love the scents of fall - – the cool autumn breeze, the crunchy leaves and all of the fall food. Thanks to the Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection, you can bring these fall scents into your home all season long. I love the Pumpkin Pit Stop™ and Hit the Road™ scents. 

glade candle fall tablescape

The Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection's Hit the Road™ scent takes me back to one of my favourite fall days – a spontaneous road trip to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It was a dreary day, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the vibrant fall colours in the Park. 

denali national park entrance sign

Fall comes much earlier in Alaska than we're used to down in Canada and the lower 48 United States. However, it doesn't mean it is any less beautiful. While Denali National Park is spectacular no matter what season you visit, I especially love the layers of colour in the fall. The further into the park we got, the more the leaves changed – from green to yellow to orange to a brilliant red. 

denali national park fall colors
denali national park fall colors
denali national park fall colors; Steve on rock

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence

Looking to bring a little fall into your home? The Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection scents are available in jar candles, wax melts, PlugIns® Scented Oils and premium room sprays, and can be found in the air-freshener aisle at your local Kroger or Kroger banner store. Each fragrance encapsulates a timeless, yet unique, fall experience, and helps you capture a moment you might otherwise miss. 


Happy fall!


What Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection products do you have in your home?

Have you taken a memorable fall road trip to see the changing colours?