October 13, 2010


Today is my 50th birthday. I am not sure how I feel about this. I mean I love birthdays, but I wasn't happy about receiving an invitation to join AARP. I am officially a Golden Girl. I somehow don't feel like I am old enough to be 50. Does that make sense? It's just a number, right? So bring on the birthday cake! I think I can handle 50 candles.

I've been thinking about some of the things I would like to do or accomplish during the next year, so I thought I would see if I come up with 50 things. Here it goes.

Walk everyday for exercise.
Be positive.
Find a job I love.
Spend lots of time with my family.
Be a better cook.
Figure out how to bake the perfect brownie.
Be more loving.
Plant hydrangea bushes.
Drink more water.
Take more road trips.
Learn yoga.
Stop procrastinating.
Be grateful.
Make a difference in people's lives.
Live in the moment.
Do something creative everyday.
Take a dance class.
Master Photoshop.
Take more photos.
Give more hugs.
Live in the moment.
Decorate the house for every holiday.

Make every day a special day.
I think if I can just do this each day, I will be a happy girl.

October 6, 2010

October Delights

 Pumpkins. I absolutely adore pumpkins. To me they are THE symbol of October. Especially when accompanied by hay bales, mums and cute hand made scarecrows.

 Candy Corn.  Not really for how they taste, but for the cute color combination. Thank you to the candy maker who first combined these colors. Oh, and by the way, have you ever eaten "ghetto" Snickers? You eat a candy corn and a roasted peanut at the same time and it tastes like a Snicker candy bar. Dare you to try it.

 Sweaters, or should I say cardigans. They sit so patiently all summer waiting for the first cold front to come through. Can you tell I love Halloween colors :)

Chick Flicks. Cold and rainy weekends are no match for watching chick flicks while knitting. Hot cocoa and popcorn optional.

What things make you happy during the fall?

October 1, 2010

Hello October!

October 1st is always the start of the holiday season for me. This is absolutely my favorite time of the year. My birthday is in October. Halloween and my parents' anniversary is on October 31st (yes, they got married on Halloween!). Next is our very traditional Thanksgiving, and then we get to officially listen to Christmas music and start the countdown!


I love dragging the boxes up from the basement and deciding what I am going to use to decorate with for this year's holiday. Becky loves decorating along with me which makes it even more fun! Everything you see in these photos came from Target. I cannot go into Target without coming out with something cute and adorable (see the reference to Becky). The tins are actually luminarias which we light almost every night during October.

It must be the little kid in me that doesn't like the scary and creepy Halloween decorations. I can't wait for the next nice weather weekend to go to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins, go for a hayride and drink apple cider. Keeping fingers crossed.