10.06.2017

Hello, October

Hello, October!

Oh, October...how I love you.
You are my favorite month.
 October is the gateway to the holiday season.
Once October arrives, that means it will soon be Halloween, then Thanksgiving & then Christmas.
My heart sings a little song once October arrives. 
Although this week because of what happened in Vegas, my heart is very sad & not signing like it normally does in October.
This is also the first October that Grammy isn't here with us.
Grammy's favorite season was Fall & her birthday was in October, so this time of year always reminds me of her and I'm just sad she's not here with us anymore.
I've been in a Fall Funk this week & haven't been inspired to bake or decorate when usually the first week of October I am gung-ho everything Fall and get it decorated as soon as it hits October 1st. 
I finally snapped out of it yesterday and decorating my house & baking is making me get back in the spirit of Fall.

October means that Fall is finally showing it's face California.
October means leaves are starting to change & the air is getting crisp.....this is my neighbor's tree. I am obsessed.
October means Mums & Pumpkins on my porch.
October is Fall & Harvest Decorations
And Fall wreaths on my doors....
 October also means my pantry is stocked with canned pumpkin & making everything pumpkin. In 2009 or 2010 there was a canned pumpkin shortage....do you remember that? Ever since then I stock up on canned pumpkin :)
October means I start saying "Happy Fall Y'all" (it's the only time I say y'all). My kids love it when I say this. NOT!
 How perfect is this banner?
One of my friends gave me this cute sign a couple years ago:

I keep my decorations pretty simple. Yes, I am boring, but I don't like a lot of clutter.

October means filling up my glass pumpkin up with candies!

 This year I added candy corn, candy corn pumpkins, Peanut m&m's and Reeces pieces.
I only fill it up one time...when it's gone, it's gone until next October :)
October means baking pumpkin bread (Recipe HERE) & Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (Recipe HERE) weekly:
October means watching Gilmore Girls. I watched it for the first time in October 2014 and It was love at first watch. I like to re-watch them in the Fall.
  October means Casseroles, Crockpot/Instant Pot meals & Soups for dinner.

 Taco Soup is one of our favorites...YUM!
 
Earlier this year, I converted my taco soup recipe to an Instant Pot recipe (and made it with chicken instead of ground beef. 
 It's SO easy & so good! Recipe HERE.
October means it's Boots & Jeans Season! Cooler mornings & crisp air. Love!
Shirt (Stitch Fix ) // Jeans // Booties
October means getting Boo-ed and Boo-zed by friends! 
Of course, then we love Boo-ing (and Boo-zing) our neighbors & friends in return! 
Here is what we usually use to Boo people...I love boo-ing with cupcake (or cookie) mix, so that families can bake together :)

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The adult version of boo-ing......Boo-zing!

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It's so fun to Boo friends. My kids love it! 
We got Boo-ed earlier this week and we can't wait to Boo & Boo-ze people this weekend!

October means going to the pumpkin patch & seeing all the varieties of pumpkins & gourds....they are so photogenic!

Ahhhh.....October.
I love you, so!

What do you love about October?

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9 comments:

  1. Love the smell of pumpkin bread baking while it's cold outside. And I love all the fall colors!

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  2. We will make a southerner out of you, yet! I have to admit, when I listen to my recorder after an interview, I want to crawl out of my skin after hearing myself say y'all. I try to limit it in a professional setting but sometimes it slips out. #tennesseean I am right there with you on the gateway to the holiday season, although Labor Day is my gateway, even when it is 85 degrees outside, like it is right now!

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  3. Oh taco soup ... yesss! With this pregnancy I am craving ALL the soups & this one is top of my list! Happy Friday, girl!

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  4. I love everything in this post! Fall is the BEST time of year! I've never heard of the "You've Been Boozed" thing, but I love it. I would look forward to that one a little more than getting something sweet (I'm weird, I know). Your Taco Soup looks divine as well!

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  5. I'm right there with ya! I LOVE everything about October! It's may favorite month! I too decorate Oct 1 but just haven't been able to do it yet. Hoping for some actual cooler weather...it's 80* in Santa Barbara today!

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  6. Ha! I have that same Trick or Treaters welcome here sign! :)

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  7. The pumpkin bread looks amazing! I always like to re-read the Anne of Green Gables series in the Fall. But I might add in watching Gilmore Girls. I've been meaning to watch it for awhile now.

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