Saturday, October 2, 2010

My favorite things

I am so glad that October is finally here!  Not only is this my favorite time of year but the Smith schedule is packed full of fun festivities.  Here is a list of some of my favorite things about Fall (in no particular order):

I can dust off my trusty crock pot and use it all kinds of for stews and other comfort foods.  They make the house smell great and dinner time is so easy!!  My in laws gave me a book called "365 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes" for my birthday tonight and I can't wait to try them all :)

The temps finally cool off.  Although these are listed in no particular order, if they were this one would be near the top of the list!  I dream of this all Summer long and in my pefect world it would never exceed 85 degrees. 

I can put away the swim suits and sun dresses and bring out the long sleeves and sweatshirts! 

I can walk around the house in cozy fuzzy socks!  I have quite the collection, even some with toes!

Halloween (and candy)!!  Yes, I am "that mother" who starts planning the perfect costumes in mid July.  We got our them in the mail this past week and will have several different opportunities to wear them throughout the month.  Stay tuned for future posts with pics of the kids' costumes!

This month starts our busy birthday time of year.  In fact, most of our extended family birthdays fall between Oct - Dec!  I love, love, love celebrating birthdays and party planning.
I love candles.....especially warmer scents.  I used my coupons and stocked up at the Bath & Body Works sale this week.  I got Frosted Cupcake, Cinnamon Clovebuds and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.  We also got our first Scentsy burner and love it!!

The Baylor homecoming celebration is always fun!  The parade is the oldest in the country and is always special to me.  I can recall attending them when I was itty bitty.  The student organizations make the neatest floats and it is a huge deal on campus.  I'm looking forward to taking Owen for his first one later this month :)

I love pumpkins.  I have had one on our front porch since mid Sept :)  I am not a fan of carving (too messy) but love using them for decoration.  I look forward to our trip to the pumpkin patch to gather more!

There is just something special about Starbucks hot chocolate :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding me why I love fall. I loved reading why you love it so much.