Friday, October 2, 2009


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Oops!  I missed October's beginning yesterday!  I just adore this month.  It's a glorious time of year.
My favorite things about the month are:
1.  My birthday (the 26th!)
2.  Pumpkin and apple flavored anything
3.  Getting out my sweaters and my riding boots
4.  Annual trip to Petoskey to see my family and for B to play golf (such good deals and gorgeous color along the lake)
5.  My new fall haircolor- I went darker (just slightly) and I really like it
6.  Being chilly when it's bedtime and having a cozy bed to snuggle into
7.  The changing of the leaves
8.  Raking!!!!  It's definitely my favorite fall "chore".  The air is crisp, the leaves make great noises, it's great exercise, and it feels so productive.
9.  Seeing people decorate their houses for fall and Halloween.  I love seeing pumpkins out lining walkways, mums in planters, spooky cobwebs in windows.  It doesn't thrill me as much as Christmas lights, but it's a close second!
10.  My birthday (did I mention that already??)!!  Apparently B has my gift already purchased, so I won't be going through a "things I would like to receive post".  It must be good if he got it 2 months early!!

What do you LOVE about October? 


  1. Oooh! I didn't realize that your family lives in Petoskey. Beautiful! I absolutely love it there!!

  2. LoVe Autumn, colors, smells, temps etc....
    and all the good eats.....just love it.

  3. I love #6 too! And feel the exact same way about #9!

  4. I love pretty much everything about October and fall in general. High on the list though would be the foods. Finally cool enough to make stews and eat apple pie and create pasta dishes. Not that I don't eat pasta year round but rigatoni with pumpkin and sausage just doesn't have the same appeal in April as it does now :)

  5. Love your list!

    I LOVE going to the Long Grove Apple Festival-this weekend... YAY!!! Taking a trip up north to Door County to stay at the White Gull Inn and lazy weekends while keeping cozy with pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apple ciders. I also love all the fall inspired foods- pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin tamales, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin & butternut squash soup, caramel apples, etc... I pretty much eat my way through October! :-)

  6. Oh what a great post, I may have to copy this idea! and thanks for the questions on my blog, I'm never sure what readers find interesting so I'm always afraid I'll bore them by posting too much personal nonsense....

    I love apple cinnamon scented candles, and cool mornings and evenings, and leaves changing (though that doesn't happen here), and long shadows in the afternoon, and COLLEGE FOOTBALL, and baked goodies, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season!

  7. I love raking too!!! I always have - I dont like mowing or shovelling...but I will rake any day!

  8. I miss raking leaves into pumpkin-shaped bags. Have you seen those? My absolute favorite.

  9. I LOVE October mainly because of the beautiful leaves, the chance to finally wear fall clothes, and because of my bday (mine's the 26th too!)


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