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Organic Gardening readers are women and men who enjoy growing and eating the freshest food, want a yard that is beautiful year-round yet safe for people, pets and wildlife, and take deep satisfaction from working in harmony with nature. They rely on Organic Gardening for well-researched, in-depth reporting on the best plants to grow in their conditions, the most effective pest and weed control strategies, tips and techniques for keeping plants healthy, plus ideas for sustainable living indoors and out.



Costco Christmas Toys 2014

Costco Christmas Toys


Costco Christmas 2014 Toy Deals

Costco has already started to come out with toys for the Costco Christmas season. Costco has always been my moms favorite place to shop for toys for the kids, so I had to stop in and see what they were carrying this year. Costco inventory does vary from store to store, and these deals were found at the Covington. Wa. store (which is a smaller Costco), so you may find even more at your location.

Many Costcos also offer extended holiday hours as we get past Thanksgiving. Be sure to check your local store for their Costco Holiday Hours if you need to shop earlier or later then usual.

You can also find this years list of the Top Ten Hottest Toys that we put together here (as well as links to the major retailers toy lists and prices if you want to compare items). 

Here are highlights from the items I found available for Costco Christmas toy items this year.

Costco Toys Under $20:


Costco Toys

These take along activity tubes are just $9.99. I grabbed one of the Frozen ones for my girls, and they loved playing with the art and activities in it! There is also Doc McStuffin, and Marvel Characters to pick from. These might make a great donation gift too, or fun for the gift closet.


Marvel Toys

Marvel Avengers Regener8’ers Vehicle 2 Pack  for $13.99! (compare to online prices here)

Art Sets


These ALEX 315 piece Art Sets are $14.99 (Check the online price here, its currently selling for $31 )


Leapfrog My Own Leaptop – $15.99 (Compare against online price here)

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Rescue Set – $18.99 (Compare to online price here, currently selling for over $30 online)

Costco Toys Under $40:

jeep cars

Jeep Mega Bloks Ride On $39.99 (compare to online prices here).


Doc McStuffin

Doc McStuffin Medical Kits with Bonus Dolls $27.99 (compare to online prices here)


Costco Legos

Various Lego Sets: Lego Creator for $43.99 (a few dollars over $40), but they also had the Friends Set for $29.99 and Star Wars for $23.99 (compare to online prices here).

american Girl dolls

American Girl BeForever Mini Doll and Book $39.99


Costco Toys 2

Freestyle Extreme Techno Gears Marble Mania $39.99 (compare to online prices here)

 Costco Toys Over $40:

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Starter Kit $69.99 (this is on the Top Toys of 2014 list, and is selling for $74.99 at most of the retailers right now, so this looks like a good price)!


Kidcraft Deluxe Culinary Kitchen $99 (compare to online price here)

Doll House

Once Upon a Time Doll House for $149.99

Kids Tablet

Nabi DreamTab Kids Tablet with free ebooks $189.99 (compare online here, and to the Kids Kindle Fire offer here, includes 2 year worry free guarantee and 1 year of Amazon Free Time Unlimited)

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Creek House Farm & Pumpkin Patch Review – Port Orchard, WA!

Creek House Farm in Port Orchard, WA

We are featuring a series of pumpkin patch & fall farm activity reviews with you this month from readers as well as our reviews.  If you’d like to share your favorite pumpkin patch or fall farm activity, submit a pumpkin patch review through our form and if we use your review, we will send you a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions on these pumpkin patches & farms. Please comment below with your review, additional tips, or anything else you want to add.

Creek House Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Creek House Farm is located in Port Orchard, WA, where they raise 20 varieties of organic, heirloom pumpkins.  They offer U-pick pumpkins, farm animals to visit with, hay rides, pumpkin play area, & fall crafts.

Highlights of Creek House Farm & Pumpkin Patch:

Creek House Farms has rows upon rows of various types of beautiful pumpkins including organic and heirloom varieties. Kids will enjoy getting to know the farm animals, taking a wagon hay ride & swinging on the rope swing.

Recommended Ages for the Pumpkin Patch:

All ages, though the farm’s kids play area (Kids Korral) would probably be best suited for 2-12.

Review of the Pumpkin Patch:

Creek House Farm Hay Rides

Creekhouse Farm is a favorite of ours. On a nice day, we can spend hours walking through the fields & taking those colorful pumpkin patch photos. The family there truly enjoys having families stay, play & visit.

I love having a great patch right in the heart of Kitsap County. There is a “pumpkin” play area and autumn crafts for kids. The Harvest sells some yummy fall treats (like fudge!) and the Garden Gate Craft Cottage sells handmade crafts (soaps, etc).

Thank you to a Thrifty NW Mom reader for this review – we’d love to send you your $10 Amazon gift card, but you didn’t leave a name or email address! Please email us at thriftynorthwestmom (at) gmail (dot) com with your information.

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve visited Creek House Farm & Pumpkin Patch & what your experience was like!

You can also find a BIG list of Northwest Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches to use as a resource for finding a fun family outing for the fall near you.  If you’re on the hunt to check out the beautiful changing of the leaves, here are a few of the best places to view the autumn colors around the Northwest.

Here are more reviews of pumpkin patches for you to check out:


Disney Fleece Blanket – Get Character Throws for $12 + $1 personalization!!!

disney fleece blankets

  The Disney Store is having a special offer on their personalization services right now. They are offering personalization for just $1 through Thursday 10/2/14 (regularly $4.95).  Just use the coupon code: DOLLARPZ to get this $1 personalization on any item. This makes for a great deal on one of my personal … Continue Reading →

The Big Book of Juice Fast FREE Kindle Book!

The Big Book of Juice Fast

Amazon has the following FREE Kindle Book currently available The Big Book of Juice Fast, Cleanse and Detox Recipes: Discover the Secrets of "Top 50" Best Green Juice Fasting Recipe. Kindle Books are available to download for your Kindle or Kindle Fire.  If you don't have a Kindle, then you can also download it to your … Continue Reading →

REI Mega Sales Up To 70% OFF!

REI Mega Sales

REI Mega Sales Up To 70% OFF! Do you like to shop REI? If so you will want to be sure to head over and check out these REI Mega Sales! They are offering up to 70% OFF select items. Quantities are limited. This sale is good through 10/13. However for the best selection of styles, colors and sizes be sure to shop early. … Continue Reading →

Coleman Portable Deck Chair


Coleman Portable Deck Chair - Lowest Price Alert! Check out this highly rated Coleman Portable Deck Chair with Table on Amazon!  This is perfect for camping, sporting events, or even just sitting in your back yard.  This chair is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with almost 200 customer reviews. This deck chair is built out of … Continue Reading →