October seems to be the month that is always gone in the blink of an eye. Between running our businesses & running the kids all over, while also trying to keep up with life, it’s a whirlwind! And truth be told, I want this month to last forever!!
So pull out your cozy blankets & make yourself a maple iced coffee, we are sharing all the ways we make the very most of our favorite season.
Walk everywhere we can. Crunchy leaves on the ground? Yes, please!! We love to walk to the coffee shop or farmer’s market on the weekends (pulling three kids in the wagon is no joke) and everyone looks forward to it so much on Saturday mornings! I love to take the little two on walks in the stroller while Harper is in school, the girls love to collect leaves to bring home & it makes every walk more fun. This weather will not last long so we are soaking in every second of it!!
Open the windows. Breathe in the crisp air & listen to the leaves blowing around. It is a recipe for an instant good mood!
Pumpkins in every room. I like to make every room in the house festive, even if it is just one pumpkin here or there. Even our laundry room has pumpkins right now & it makes me so happy!! The girls have Halloween pillows & there are flying bats all over the house. Check your local grocery stores for the most affordable pumpkins so you have lots to go around!
Friday movie nights. We stopped doing movies at night to wind down since have to keep up with the girls reading for school, so Friday nights have become our movie nights! We plan to make festive treats like popcorn bark or pumpkin cookies, and watch favorites like Hocus Pocus or It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Make all the comfort food. Pull out all the recipe books or dig deep into your pinterest boards for the recipes you swore you would make one day. Think soups, homemade mac n cheese or something that reminds you of your childhood. Bonus points for eating dinner on the patio!
Make time for the good stuff first. It always seems like there is a ton going on in the Fall, and it’s tempting to say yes to every obligation and invitation. But it can be overwhelming to be pulled in a million different directions for school functions or birthday parties & takes away from the time we get to have as a family. We try to plan our family things first, put them all on the calendar & make them a priority over all the small things that will fill up our schedules otherwise.
Hope you all have been enjoying the first week of October so far & this has given you a few ideas for ways to slow down and enjoy every minute! XO341