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It’s Fall, Ya’ll

and that means September is here. September is actually a “transition” month from Summer mode to Fall mode. The weather changes, affecting our activities, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to start bringing out your fall wardrobe. In general, people are still going places and doing things outside though, because it’s cooler and more comfortable.

Fall is full of fun things to do like going apple picking! Here are a few great places to pick apples in Missouri: Knowlan Family Farm, Apple Ridge Orchard and Pioneer Orchard. Pumpkins are right around the corner 😉 3 apples

Fall is also a great time for us coffee lovers to try out some new coffee recipes, like Maple Pecan Latte, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, or Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. Here’s a link to those and lots more: LINK

How about some easy recipes for September like Sausage Stroganoff, Herbed Balsamic Chicken, or Asparagus Ham Dinner? Here’s the LINK. You can thank us later 🙂

September is also a good time to start holiday gift guides and get in some of that early Christmas shopping 😉

Here’s a handy September “Bucket List” for you.

1. Go apple picking
2. Go hiking
3. Swap out your summer clothes for fall and winter
4. Fall cleaning
5. Fall bakingSeptember produce
6. Buy a fall candle
7. Go to the fair
8. Switch to fall produce
9. Start running or walking
10. Switch over to chilis or soups

Adding an outdoor kitchen

With Spring right around the corner, you may be thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. Here are some ideas for you.


What is a must for an outdoor kitchen?Outdoor Kitchen

The most popular item in most outdoor kitchens is the built in gas grill with access doors and a side burner.  A compact refrigerator, sink and a trash bin are also a very good idea for your new outdoor kitchen. Pizza Ovens are very popular in an outdoor kitchen as well.


Can you build an outdoor kitchen on a concrete slab?

Yes, You need to make sure you have a secure and level foundation to construct your outdoor kitchen on top of. This foundation can be a concrete slab, arrangement of pavers, or even traditional decking.


4 Cons of adding an outdoor kitchen

  1. Outdoor Kitchens Require Space.
  2. You Will Need Some Weather Protection.
  3. Outdoor Kitchens Need Security. Security can become an issue with outdoor kitchens
  4. They Need to be Maintained.

Grill options


Is it worth it to build an outdoor kitchen?

Installing an outdoor kitchen is a great way to get the most out of your backyard, but are they really worth the investment? According to recent studies, outdoor kitchens generate a 100 to 200 percent return on your investment. In other words, they’re worth the money and then some!


How much should an outdoor kitchen cost?

Outdoor kitchens can cost anywhere from $3,000 for one with a good-quality grill, a 6 ft. long counter and a patio to $15,000 and up for higher-end versions with an assortment of appliances. Although it’s tempting to compare outdoor kitchens to the one indoors, there are some key differences in materials. Think sun, rain, wind, etc. 😉


What is the cheapest way to build an outdoor kitchen?

One of the best ways to build an outdoor kitchen on a budget is to work with salvaged materials like recycled stone and brick. They’re less expensive than new materials and are better for the environment.