Your First Time: Carving a Pumpkin

(Image Credit: Alliance)

(Image Credit: Alliance)

The first jack-o’-lanterns were supposedly carved in Ireland, except instead of using pumpkins, the carvers used turnips (weird, I know). The spooky lanterns were meant to represent the strange phenomenon of flickering lights over peat bogs, known as will-o’-the wisp. The pumpkin lanterns were meant to represent the faces of spirits and goblins. Nowadays, the tradition of carving pumpkins is widespread and, in America especially, has friendlier symbolism: come trick or treat here; we’ve got candy! Continue reading

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Five Date Ideas for the Fall Season!

Image Credit: Amie Fedora

Image Credit: Amie Fedora

I feel that the Fall offers so many different date idea’s for couples at any age. It’s a perfect time to be outside or even bundle up inside depending how cool it is outside.  Having the option is always nice before it becomes winter which brings along the bitter cold. Here are 5 ideas for a great date in the Fall… Continue reading