The flowering cherry outside my office window is decidedly not flowering anymore. In fact, the leaves have begun to fall, and those remaining have turned an orangish-yellow. A couple nights this week my family went to bed with the windows still open, only to find that it was very tough to get out from under the covers because the temperature had plummeted during the night.
All of this is to say that summer is over. However, outside fun is not.
The fall is actually one of our favorite times to enjoy the great outdoors, with bright sunshine and cooler temperatures making it easy to get out there and hike, play ball, and go on hayrides. It’s also the perfect time to picnic, which is why Smucker’s has asked me to spread a little sunshine courtesy of Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads. My family is a huge fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when we head out during fall weekends, and while we fight over grape vs. strawberry, we always choose Smucker’s.
Smucker’s would like to know your fun ideas for leading a natural lifestyle, from enjoying their natural fruit products, to enjoying the great outdoors during sunny Saturdays in the fall. One reader who comments with their response will receive the following “Spread a Little Sunshine” Tasting Kit (ARV: $185):
- One each: Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads in Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Orange Marmalade, and Concord Grape (learn more about Smucker’s products at www.smuckers.com)
- Picnic basket (plates and utensils included)
- Picnic blanket
- Gingham spreader
- Bocce Set – how cool is that?!?
- $75 Amex gift card
- Printed recipes: Chicken-Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing; Fizzy Grape Spritzer; Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips; Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing; Strawberry-Mint Couscous
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older and ends October 5th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Product was provided for giveaway and review. All opinions and adorable kids willing to hike mountains with me in the fall sunshine are my own.