October is here. Im among the MANY others that are so excited for this time of year.. and my day dreams of sharing this upcoming fall and winter season with a third little girl in the mix are about to get real! So much about the rest of this year is exciting - and it all starts with this month. So.. how about we love a little?
1. baby j a m s.
Basically it comes down to having more babies because I just love pajamas so much. I never realized how much of a collection one could accumulate and more babies means more jammies. Totally kidding, but really baby pajamas are just more fun than real clothes. There is a reason why we love yoga pants, right? I don't know what it is.. AND when there is an opportunity to boost the festive level a bit its even better.
2. pumpkin patch hunting.
WHO are those tiny babies? So many plans to make and such little time. Our local pumpkin patch has been setting up all week long in preparation for October 1st! I cant wait to go pick out pumpkins with our sweet girls.
3. homemade soup. One of THE best parts about this time of year is the toasty comfort of delicious food. Soup is my foodie love language. I could write a book with the amount of soup recipes I have made and created. This taco soup is a crock pot favorite. Actually anything in my crock pot is a favorite:) This meatball soup is on my list to be one of the first I make and my favorite potato soup will find its way back into the regular dinner rotation. Also. Two words: bread.bowl.
4. halloween costumes + parties. Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. I wouldn't have said this before the babes came along, but there is SO much to do as a family this time of year and I find that as I approach my third halloween holiday as a mom it just keeps getting better. When Parker and Jolie started preschool last month (its already been a month!) I volunteered to be 'room mom'. Yesterday at drop off I was reminded that the halloween party was coming up - and I needed to start planning. What? YES! I am so excited about this!! I spent the rest of the afternoon scouring pinterest in search of ideas. I loved these chalkboard pumpkins craft to keep it on the low mess radar for twelve toddlers:) Halloween Trail Mix and fall dipped pretzel sticks would be a fun treat for the kiddos to take home. I also think I just want to set up one of these Halloween Bevi Bars in my kitchen nook. On another note still related to Halloween.. the girls' halloween costumes are DONE and now if these next three weeks could hurry so they can wear them..
5. fall decor + pumpkin everything.
I usually just have a couple things I set out around the house and on the porch during the fall months, but this year I couldn't resist these handmade wooden pumpkins for the buffet table in my kitchen. I had every intention of putting them outside and then I saw them in person and realized I needed to see them every single day because I loved them so much.. so they stayed inside:) Fall favorites include all the best smells of the season - I just cannot picture fall without every version of BBW's pumpkin candle. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles is my all time favorite, but this year there are a few newbies on the shelves.. Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake (oh my yum) and Apple Pumpkin Pancakes! I feel like I need to start baking..
Don't even get me started on the baked goods.
Happy Fall, ya'll!