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Just the Start of October

Just the Start of October


Heyyyyyy, FRIENDS!!! October in the Midwest is pure magic. The cool autumn breeze + golden leaves falling to the ground makes it just the absolute best. October is always my very favorite month of the year & also our wedding anniversary month. We picked an October wedding date for a reason.  It's so crazy looking back on this year. This month has been the polar opposite of April. We have been on the go-go-go almost every single day. As always I have a phone full of photos I've taken to save moments in time & I just have to share some of them now before I have a huge book. 

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Spooky Halloween Exterior with Huge Spiders, Bats, and Mums

Spooky Halloween Exterior with Huge Spiders, Bats, and Mums


This year I was counting down the days for October first to arrive! We put huge outdoor spiders all over our freshly painted white house, with a group of bats, over 150 pounds of pumpkins, and the biggest mums of all time!!! I've heard the neighborhood kids love the spooky spiders & nothing makes my heart happier. At the end of this post I'll link the spiders & bats we ordered from Amazon. And if you're wondering how we installed them, we did it a little different than what we read online about using fishing wire. And by we, I mean Ryan, did it a little different. He tried the fishing wire technique first and it didn't work. Exterior command hooks + zip ties to the rescue! Once he successfully got the first one up it was a breeze from there.  

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Cozy Season Favorites

Cozy Season Favorites


Cozy season is here & we are LOVING it!!! Every single morning I come down stairs & crack all the windows, flip on the gas fireplace & light our Oatmeal Cookie candle before starting the coffee. The fresh crisp air is magical. Sunday morning Mags walked out onto our deck (in her underwear) the temp was about 53 degrees & she walked back in, took a deep breath in with a long happy sigh to say "it feels sooooo good out there!" We are all so excited for fall fun & Halloween. Our entire month of October is full of parties & pumpkin patch trips & family photos. We are living on our front porch & back patio. Over the weekend we had the outdoor fireplace crackling as we listened to old country tunes under the string lights. The pumpkins are already at the grocery stores & Mags & I had to bring some of the cutest Jack Be Littles home with us to sprinkle around the house. Did you know the little white ones are called Baby Boo & the bigger ones are called Cotton Candy?!?! I learned that the other day & thought it was just the sweetest.

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Sharing some of my favorite cozy season finds with you today. The cozy cardigan is currently on sale & only $20! I have a coffee mug obsession & this five dollar BOO one is soooo perfect for Halloween season. The Oatmeal Cookie candle is my all time favorite EVER, we always have them burning around the house. If I had to burn only one candle forever, that would be it. Cozy season pumpkin soup bowl that can be used for just about anything. Furry slippers + chunky sweater blanket + all the festive wreaths!!!

A friend sent me this Asian Chicken Noodle soup recipe & I made it over the weekend. Let me just say --- you have to try it. It was so simple & soul warming! Mags even loved it with the curry, cayenne pepper & coconut milk. Next weekend we are making my annual pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting. Trips to the pumpkin patch & at least a few DIYs planned along with decorating our house with huge spooky spiders is on our calendar for the weeks ahead. Soaking it all up and hope you do too.

xo
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The Last of Summer 2020

The Last of Summer 2020


In Kansas City today the weather will be California style, sunny with a high of 74 degrees! I've got the coffee brewing, windows cracked, and little pumpkins all over the house. My Amazon cart is full of all the spookiest Halloween decor, fall scented candles are burning everyday & my sister & I have been texting festive decor ideas back & forth for days.
I just have to do one last blog post of summer before we move on to all things pumpkin & spice! This mash-up is a little bit of everything that I want to store away in my heart & didn't get a chance to share here until now.

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