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October Road.

Does anyone remember that television series, October Road? It was only on for a season or two and then it was dropped. I was pretty upset because I had finally found a show to really get into and they just snatched it from me like a bully and a nerd's lunch money. This post really has nothing to do with that show, but instead, the beautiful month of October.

For me, October is the gateway to the holiday season. As the air welcomes a chill, our hearts take a slow, soft turn as we become homebodies and fill our calendars with family excursions. We as women venture into the kitchen more and create warm, hearty meals to fill our families tummies and as the moon makes his debut earlier each night, we cuddle close together by the light of a fire and create special memories of the arrival of a new season.

When I dream about fall, October is always at the front of my mind - flooding it with some of my favorite things.

The anticipation of crisp mornings and cool evenings.
Every shade of brown, gold and deep red in nature, the stores and our homes.
Apple desserts.
Pumpkin patches with my Weebie.
The State Fair.
Festivals with my Mom.
Celebrating my Dad's birthday.
Dressing Levi up for Halloween and taking hundreds of pictures to try and capture the precious memories.
Sweaters, boots, cardigans and jackets.
Hot caramel apple cider.
Seasonal goodies from Williams Sonoma.
Acorns, pinecones, berries, leaves.

This time of year seems to be a lot of people's favorite. I don't know about you, but I breathe a big sigh of relief when I kiss goodbye those 100 degree days and eagerly applaud the 60's as they come in and steal the show.

Life is good in October.

What are some favorite stops on YOUR October Road?
I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. I love Autumn! But unfortunately it's just starting to get hot here :-/

  2. I love The Affair of the Heart, which is always in late October around these parts. I also love football season!

  3. Hey Whitney,

    I apologize this comment is going to be a little off topic but I just wanted to let you know that ABC family has decided not to renew HUGE. I remember you blogging that it is one of your favorite is one of mine as well! I am going to try to get some contact info for ABC family and see how many people I can get to voice their support. Let me know if you'd be willing!
    Thanks and have a wonderful day! :-)

  4. Otober puts me closer to spending time with my sisters and their families for Thanksgiving. Back to Fin and Feather this year and we can't wait!

  5. I liked that show too! I love Fall myself...the crisp air, the better sleep you get when it's cold at night, the mums, the pumpkins, the purty leaves...but I do not like fall clean up.

  6. I loved that show...

    And I love Fall. But I hate rain. Cold, blustery days are fine with me, as long as they stay DRY, LOL! That must be the California girl in me talking.

  7. I love this fall. October is my favorite! You are so right that it is the gateway to the holidays.
    The reasons I love THIS FALL more importantly... THIS OCTOBER....
    Of course all of the fall leaves, colors, and decorations.
    Homemade hot apple cider on the stove
    Sweaters, leggings, leg warmers (yes I know! Love them though)
    OH and of course... October is my wedding month! Cannot wait for October 30th to come! Of course I am not wishing it away... I am holding on so that I will not forget a thing about THIS October!
    I hope that you have a wonderful October!

  8. Oh how I love the Fall! I am already making halloween costumes for my girls. I will be posting pictures of them on my blog later today. (which I just started). My darling daughters that were born Oct 30th will be turning 18 and this is their senior year. I love harvest carnivals and more hearty meals, Being able to air out the house and starting to bake more. Wooohooo only going to be 70 today in Vegas!!!

  9. The 1st of october is my moms birthday, the 2nd is mine, the 4th was my late grandmothers and the 6th was my aunts (on my dads side) so the start of october has ALWAYS been a party week for me!!

  10. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year! I love the smells, the cooler weather, and the good feelings I feel during this time of year. Unfortunately where I live, we don't get the colors! I love bundling up and I especially love the food.

  11. I would probably love October if it was filled with 60 degree days. However, I live in northern Michigan...we're in the 40s. Yucko!

  12. I DO remember that show, and I couldn't believe when they took it off the air! I loved it! Glad your fall is off to a great start!

  13. i loved that show actually, it was so "pretty." had a great feel to it. i just love fall, homemade applesauce, drives to look at trees with the windows down, and lots of scarves to be worn! :)

  14. The first thing I do (on Oct. 1st!) is put pumpkins out on the porch and in the rocking chairs, pull down the fall decorations, light the spice candles, and turn down the a/c so I can wear a sweater.
    Hey, when you live in Houston and there is only 1 season, you improvise!


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