Pumpkin Spice Recipes!

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You can pumpkin spice anything these days; food, drinks, even your hair…yes, even your hair.  In honor of the Fall season and our obsession with pumpkin spice, here are a few of our favorite recipes:

1. Spiced Pumpkin, Yogurt, and Granola Parfait

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Looking for a healthy alternative to pumpkin pie? This yogurt parfait satisfies the pumpkin spice craving without having to negotiate on great taste!

2. No Bake Pumpkin Latte Bites

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The name basically includes everything we love! Want to entertain your friends and family without the hassle of baking? These pumpkin bites are easy to make and impress your guests! Don’t worry we won’t give out the no bake secret.

3.  Pumpkin Spice Cake cake

Nothing beats a good ol’ classic cake baked with love! Wow your family and friends with this delicious recipe.

Happy Fall, everyone!!

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Must Have School Accessories!

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With the new school year starting, there is always an odd mixture of feeling excited and overwhelmed at the same time. There are plenty of things to prepare for, from buying school supplies and outfits, and all your last minute necessities.

Here is our list of must have school accessories to help get you started on the path to success!

Headphones:

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Headphones are an essential item to have, and have become equally as important as your notebooks and laptop! You can listen to lectures or podcasts while on the go or your favorite song to pump you up! They are a great tool to help you focus while studying, and if you prefer to study in silence, keeping them in your ears without anything playing is an easy and polite way to keep the distracters away. Investing in a good pair of durable headphones will survive longer through all the hustle and bustle. But, if you don’t feel like splurging, you can always get a noise cancelling dupe for $20-30 bucks.

 

Reusable Water bottle: 

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It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. With a reusable water you’re saving money and helping the environment. Plus, drinking enough water helps prevent unhealthy snacking. Keep your mind refreshed!

Lap Top Lock

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Not only are laptops expensive, but it has all your invaluable work. Don’t let a bathroom break be the reason for your laptop to go missing, it’s worth the investment!

Organization Apps

Every student knows there is always a task to accomplish, whether you are trying to catch up or get ahead! Wunderlist and Any.Do are two popular task manager apps which help you get organized so you never miss a thing!

 

Good luck in the new school year, we wish you all the best!

New Jersey Hot Spots!

Being on a tight budget does not have to limit your summer fun! There are many great places to visit and activities to do right here in good ol’ Jersey.

1. Mountain Creek

This is not your average water park, with many dynamic and thrilling attractions this will surely be the summer trip memory that will last a lifetime!

2. Hoboken

From walking on the pier gazing at the city skyline to free movie nights under the stars, Hoboken is a fun-filled city any time of day!

3. Delaware River Tubing

All your water adventures can be found right here! With tubing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting all available, it’s a great trip opportunity for family and friends.

4. Grounds for Sculpture

Walk through breathtaking scenic routes with more than 200 modern art sculptures. Get your camera ready!

Make the most out of summer 2016 by visiting local hot spots. Cheers!

Camping Sites in New Jersey!

We are in the heart of Summer, which means it’s time to take advantage of the outdoors! It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced camper or a novice taking on the wilderness. New Jersey has some great camping sites that offer something for every type of camper!

  1. Buena Vista Camping Grounds:buena

This pet friendly camping site has two pools, beach, mini golf, a movie theatre and much more! Plus, it is close to Atlantic City.

  1. Cape May KOA:koa

Known for hosting the World Series of Birdwatching, this is the perfect place for nature lovers! With deluxe cab­ins, RV and tent sites, there is something for every type of camper.

 

  1. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Center:de

This recreation center has different locations dedicated to various activities. Climb up and across the Appalachian Mountains to see a breath taking view, or a grab a canoe and set sail down the Delaware River.

Check out our parts department to the find the perfect camping accessory at www.crystalautomall.com!

Where to Watch the Fireworks!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! If you’re still planning your Fourth of July celebration, here are three major hotspots to catch an amazing fireworks display!

  1. Freedom and Fireworks Festival (Jersey City, NJ)

Enjoy an all-day event with carnival rides, games, food and free pre-fireworks concert! Catch a picturesque fireworks show at night with the State of Liberty in the backdrop!

 

  1. Atlantic City Fireworks (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

AC is known to host one of the top five fireworks shows in the country, don’t miss out on a great fireworks display across the ocean.

 

  1. 26th Annual Oceanfest (Long Branch, New Jersey)

Long branch hosts its July 4th festival from 10 am -1 0 pm. Enjoy family-friendly festivities by day and the Oceanfest finale by night!

 

We hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! Happy Independence Day!

The Ultimate Summer Vehicle!

The ultimate summer vehicle is waiting for you! The 2016 Toyota Highlander has the space, functionality, and comfort you need this summer to cross off the next thing on your bucket list.

Highlights of the 2016 Highlander:

  1. Third Row seating!

You don’t need to pack in your family and friends like sardines in the Highlander. Everyone can sit comfortably, enjoying the ride to your destination.

  1. Cargo Space!

Don’t sacrifice what beach items to bring for the sake of space. The third row folds flat to make your Highlander as accommodating as you need.

  1. Advanced Technology!

Don’t waste time getting lost and finding connection. With available Entune premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, you can easily pick the most popular burger joint while jamming to your favorite throwback.

The 2016 Highlander is now available in a Hybrid edition, giving you more miles to the gallon.

Feature Summer Accessories:

  1. Tow Hitch:

The Highlander has up to 5,000 lb. capacity, helping you fully prepare for your camping trips!

  1. Cross Bars:

If riding a bike by the beach to catch up to the ice cream truck doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does. Cross bars help you get ready for all your adventures.

 

Summer 2016 is right around the corner, let’s make it count!

Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial weekend is finally here! If you’re hosting a party or traveling – a delicious meal is coming your way!

Here are a few of our favorite and easy recipes (for all the last minute people out there) you will love!

Appetizer: Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

What’s better than some chili cheese goodness?! Check out the recipe here: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/corn-chip-chili-cheese-dip

 

Main Course: All-American Cheeseburger

What’s Memorial weekend without a classic burger off the grill?Check out the recipe here:http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/all-american-hamburgers

Dessert: Oreo Truffles

Make sure to leave room for dessert! Oreo truffles are an easy dessert everyone will be impressed with! Click here for the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/127491/easy-oreo-truffles/

We hope you all have a fun and safe Memorial Weekend! On behalf of Crystal Auto Mall, we thank all those families who have members that proudly served our country and protected our nation! We salute all our soldiers!