Who Has the Best Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

Lattes--A Celebration in a Cup Image courtesy of amenic181 at Lattes are my kryptonite--a secret pleasure I indulge in when no one's watching. Who's with me? Judging from the endless drive-thru line at Starbucks, I'm not the only one failing to resist temptation. A pumpkin spice latte in the Fall is a tiny piece of heaven captured in a cup--a cup that costs dearly.  Ranging from $3-$5 for a small, lattes can break the bank if you aren't careful.  When you consider a 42.5-ounce can of Maxwell House is less than $8 and produces up to 325 six-ounce cups, it's hard to justify more than the occasional latte. Everyone needs a little pampering from time to time, we reason.  Here's a helpful tip--put gift cards on your wish list to eliminate the guilt when you absolutely  need a latte. Where Do You Go for a Pumpkin Spice Latte? For those times when you're having a bad day and need a pick-me-up or you're just enjoying some

How Do You Plan to Celebrate the Beginning of Fall?

Every year, our family welcomes fall with autumn-themed games, food, and activities. Admittedly, when the weather refuses to cool down and keeps smothering us with temps in the upper 80's, it puts a damper on our celebration. Someone tell Mother Nature summer is over in four days! Fall Family Games Seasonal games don't have to be elaborate.  We repeat four basic ones each year: Pin-the-Nose-on-the-Pumpkin (from Oriental Trading Company) Pumpkin Bucket Toss (Buckets from Dollar Tree, balls from Target) Jack-O'-Lantern Can Bean Bag Toss (Oriental Trading Company) Fall Action Cards Fall Foods In anticipation of the changing season, we stocked up on fall foods that taste best this time of year, including candy corn and peanuts and Pumpkin Spice everything:  Life cereal, toast, bagels, and coffee creamer. Fresh cider is now available at the grocery store, so serve it up warm or cold. One of our favorite munchies for the first day of fall is an apple