Helloooooooo, October! That quote from Anne of Green Gables that everyone quotes might be feeling a little cliche, but I actually agree: “I’m so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.” I have some fun things I’m looking forward to this month, including Hubby’s birthday (and all the fun that goes with that!), a couple of days in the mountains, a live music event I’m working this weekend, and fall furniture market! Our first two “official” Sundays at the new campus have been great, and I’m looking forward to the first women’s service at the new campus tomorrow! We are praying for a good turnout!
Styling || boots with everything! Well, I’m hoping to, anyway. Every time it gets cool enough to consider boots, it warms up again. But I do love being able wear them in the evenings, at least. Now if I could only add in my scarves, I’d be a regular basic white girl in the fall… ha! Here are my current favorite boots: the cowboy boots I got in Texas last spring, basic black, low-wedge, suede booties (a Steinmart find two years ago), and these suede, tie booties I posted about last month (thanks, Target!)
Saving || up my time and energy for the important stuff. I’ve been staying up late too often for no good reason, even though I haven’t had a day to sleep late in a while. I’ve taken naps here and there but I just can’t get enough quality hours in a row to kick my poor sleep cycle (especially since the cycle includes not sleeping well when I am asleep). So I’m cutting some things out – even things like tv and reading – so that I can get in bed earlier. I’ve got so many things (meetings, birthday events for the hubs, and school stuff for the kids) to keep up with that I have very little margin for wasting precious rest time.
Searching || for the perfect long cardigan. I love skinny jeans or leggings and boots, but sometimes I need a long sweater or jacket on top. I have a few pieces that I got last year, but the one that’s hopefully coming in the mail tomorrow might be the winner of this season! This one from last year is still making me happy, though…
Picking || pumpkins! We are going to go by our local favorite pumpkin patch to choose front porch pumpkins and a couple to paint, as well. This particular patch also has local honey, jam, and other yummy things, so we stock up on fall treats galore. Here’s a little throwback to last year at the pumpkin patch…
Making || pumpkin muffins galore! My kids love them, they’re shareable, and I’m making them for several events coming up. It’s still that fabulous recipe from Bren Did, but I’m not tired of it yet! Soooo many yummy and healthy things go in there!
Reading || some new things! I took a reprieve from adulting and read Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. It was quite good, and I flew through it since it’s a book for probably high-school aged kids. I’m halfway through Garden City now, and reading some Bonhoeffer with my community group also. I don’t have a novel I’m working on at the moment, but I have a few on my Kindle I haven’t started. In addition to all of this (because there has to be more!) I think I’m going to reread the Chronicles of Narnia series. It’s been a decade at least so I’m excited to read them again.
Well, now it’s your turn! Please tell me what you’re up to currently!