October is my very favorite month of the year! There are so many fun things to do and make for fall! Let’s take advantage of the falling leaves and the crisp clean air. Tartan blankets and pumpkin spice lattes! Let’s get busy and decorate with all the fabulous fall elements that are abundant this time of year… and more!
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October is a month to savor and enjoy! I just linger in every day and soak all of its beauty in!
BRING ON THE PUMPKINS!
There is not another month of the year more suitable for pumpkins than October! So, decorate with them lavishly!
Decorate a table with them!
Or your front porch!
Use them in your kitchen table and your mantel!
Tuck them around the decor you already have anywhere in your home!
The idea is to use these pretty gourds! They come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors.
Here are more pumpkin ideas for your home…
ENJOY THE FIRE PIT
Fire pits are so popular right now and how fun to spend an early fall evening making S’mores!
I love the crisp cool fresh air of October! Put on a bulky sweater or a vest, build a fire and enjoy a S’more or two!
Don’t let fall go by without spending some time around the fire!
OCTOBER IS A GREAT MONTH TO MAKE A FALL WREATH
A wreath like the BEAUTIFUL FALL LEAF WREATH above is the perfect embellishment for a fall door and will look great until Thanksgiving!
This is such an easy wreath to make. Even if you are not crafty… YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
And if stored properly, it can last for years! October is a great month to make a wreath!
If you like the idea of having a gorgeous fall wreath hanging on your front door you might like to see 7 (REALLY 8) FABULOUS FALL DOOR WREATH DIY’S.
COZY UP IN A FALL INSPIRED TARTAN OR THROW
As the weather gets cooler I bring out a few well loved fall throws. It just wouldn’t be fall around here without them!
Drape them over a chair or even use them as a tablecloth!
Here’s another cool weather favorite at our home! We love soup!
When a big pot of homemade soup is simmering on my stove or in my slow cooker I feel cozy! And it makes me feel like I am doing something so good for our family!
Doesn’t the ROASTED BUTTERNUT SOUP above look scrumptious?
I usually make a huge pot of fall-inspired soup and freeze some for easy dinners later!
Here are other amazing soups you may want to try…
SPEND LOTS OF TIME OUTSIDE
Soaking in a the gorgeous colors of fall and cooler weather is a must in October. Even if your weather or scenery does not change much it’s still important to get outside!
I’m a collector as I walk! Here are my favorite things to look for this time of year…
- black walnuts in their husks
- pretty fall leaves
- wild flowers and other flora
How sweet is this LEAF CANDLEHOLDER HERE? It took just minutes to make!
Also think about going apple picking or wander through a pumpkin patch. There are lots of fairs and outdoor gatherings that you can enjoy while still being safe!
The world just gets a whole lot prettier in October, so enjoy it!
THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS
I know! I hear you when you say that it’s too early to think about Christmas.
But we can walk and chew gum at the same time, right? We can enjoy October and plan for Christmas.
Believe me the earlier we plan for the holiday season the easier it will be!
You can start by…
- making a list of holiday menus and recipes
- wrapping gifts as you buy them
- start Christmas projects
- take Christmas pictures for Christmas cards
- make and freeze cookie dough
- make travel plans
Those are just a few ideas! So think about what you can enjoy doing now that will make Christmas easier this year!
What do you do to celebrate my FAVORITE month of the year? Leave a comment below to share with us!