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Every month I have a new task from Dollar General to share with you guys.  This month it’s to discuss our favorite fall activities that we were able to do with supplies from Dollar General.  I know for some of you this may seem strange, but we are seriously in our DG store at least once a week if not more.

I have two favorite fall tasks that DG completely helped us accomplish already this season.  My first is having family cookouts and making s’mores.  Let me be honest from the start, I don’t eat S’mores.  I love to make them and watch other people eat them, but I don’t like marshmallows.  My girls however would have s’mores every night for dessert if I let them.  Living in the country, it’s not that difficult to get a little campfire going and have dinner outside.  I ran into our Dollar General and grabbed marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate.  I also got hot dogs, buns, chips and baked beans.  We added to the fun and invited another family over to join us (if you are going to do it, you might at well go big).  Total for our campfire night and s’mores, $9.75   That fed 6 kids and 4 adults.  In the end we had dinner for less than $1 per person and no dishes to clean up!!  I think we should do this for dinner every night!!

Dollar General Fall Activities

Our second favorite fall activity is porch sittin’.  Yes, it’s an activity.  I’m actually typing this from my screened in back porch.  We love sitting out and enjoying the woods.  I don’t however love the bugs that come with those woods.  This month all the local Dollar General stores had all the summer time gear on huge markdowns (50% off and another 50% off that price).  I stocked up on citronella candles, bug spray and even flower planters with this sale.  They had a number of toys too, so we grabbed bubbles and other simple tasks that keep the kids happy while mama is reading a book in the rocking chair.  DG may consider all of these “summer” items, but where I live, mosquitoes know no seasons.   I ended up going a tad over our $25 budget once we threw in clearance items.  Total for all the food mentioned above and 6 bottles of bug spray, 3 candles, 4 planters, bubbles, glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces, plus even a few future christmas presents we spent $27.14 after tax.  Not too shabby!

What are your favorite fall activities?

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    • txhmgbrd

      i am just curious as what part of the country you live in?i live in east texas and yes, porch sittin is an activity. we would share all the news, a coke (or beer, depending on our moods, lol) with a recently deceased neighbor on her front porch every week. i have a huge white rocker on mine along with several areas to sit. last hurricane that came thru my porch was the local restaurant for the neighborhood (we are “preparers”). love the pics of the kids and love this website.

      • I’m in the heart of South Carolina. Love that you are a fellow porch sitter with me! We live on our porch. I probably actually spend more time there than the living room lately!

        • kaoscasa

          In the Upstate of SC, we are garage people. All our friends have tvs in their garage and we gather to watch sports events with our neighbors. None of our porches are big enough in our homes.