It’s that time of year…

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My favorite time of year!!

If you aren’t already aware, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I try to read a few suspense/mystery themed books in October, if my mood allows. Unfortunately, I’ve been such a moody reader lately that these types of books aren’t appealing to me at the moment. I know – it’s terrible! I am really hoping in the next two weeks I can get out of my reading funk and pick up a good, spooky book, hopefully from this list!



My Halloween TBR list


Have you read any of these? What did you think?

I’m currently listening to The Rules of Magic and loving it.




It’s coming….

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I think pulling together my Halloween TBR is by far my favorite post of the year. I’ve done this the past several years, and though I may not always stick to my list, it’s still fun. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I love reading all the creepy books this time of year!

And speaking of Halloween – I couldn’t be more excited for the movie coming out this month. My husband and I will definitely be going (he has to work on opening weekend, so I’m getting tickets for the weekend after). Can’t wait!

And I want to know what your favorite suspenseful books are. Leave me a comment so I can add them to my TBR list!



My Halloween TBR list




Have you read any of these? What did you think?




{Happy Monday} 10-30-17

Just a fun way to share my thoughts and recap our weekend shenanigans.


Halloween traditions. We carved pumpkins in the middle of the week, and yesterday was Trick or Treat. It was cold and rainy, but Sunnie still had a great time and got plenty of candy. The only tradition left is watching Halloween, which we’ll most likely do tomorrow night.

Checking things off my list.  The holidays stress me out big time. I prefer to shop online and do it as early as possible. I was able to get all of my daughter’s Christmas shopping done – woohoo! I also finished ordering stuff for our kitchen that we’re going to be repainting/remodeling soon.

Dinner with friends. It’s always nice to have dinner with friends once in awhile, which is what we got to do on Saturday night. Good food and really good wine.

Target obsessed. Sunnie needed a few pairs of pants (growing like crazy!!), so I went there JUST to buy pants. I also found her this jacket and these boots and this scarf. Ugh, someone needs to take my car keys away from me on the weekends.

Mood. I’ve been struggling to find the motivation to do much of anything. Is it the weather change? I’ve been getting things done – sticking to my running schedule and doing what needs done at home, but I’ve been really having to push myself. I’m not sure what my deal is, but I hope to get focused and out of this funk soon.




Linking up with Heather @ My Glittery Heart

{It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for me}

Happy October! Which to me is the most wonderful month of the year. Like most people, fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons.

Cozy Fires

I love when the temps cool down and we can start using our fireplace again.


Scary Movies

Scary movies are my favorite – and this is my favorite movie of all time. My husband and I have made it a tradition to watch it every year.


Fall Wardrobe

I posted about some of my favorite fall clothing items here. I love getting out my boots. Big comfy sweaters and leggings are a few more of my favorite items to wear this time of year.


Creepy Reads

This is going to be the year I read a Stephen King book. As you can see, I’ve got a few already on my shelf, and his new one is on the way from BOTM. I LOVE reading suspenseful books this time of year. What are some of your favorite creepy reads that you’d recommend?


All the Soup

This is the time of year when I dust off the crock pot and start making soups regularly. Today it’s ham and bean. I also love making Italian Wedding Soup, Pasta Fagioli, and Chicken and Dumplings.


Apple Cinnamon Everything

Despite my love of all things fall, I’m not a lover of pumpkin anything (besides decorating with them). I don’t care for PSL’s, or pumpkin scents. The only pumpkin-flavored thing I like to eat is my mom’s pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Instead, I’m all about apple cinnamon.


What are some of your favorite things about fall?

Friday Five {9-22-17}


Decided to bring back my Friday posts, but change it up again. The plan is to talk about books (of course), health/fitness (because it’s something else I’m very passionate about), anything related to family life (motherhood, marriage, date night, home improvements, etc.), fashion/shopping, and something fun and random I found on the internet during the week.


{This Week in Books}

I finally finished The Good Daughter last weekend and started something new. But, instead of reading in the evenings, like I should, I have been sucked into marathons of The Real Housewives of Orange County with my husband. I hate the show, yet I can’t look away.

I did get my hands on some new books this week that I’m pretty excited about.



{Stay the Path}

My goal every week is to run at least 4-5 days. This was a good week for running, I even ran the fastest 3 miles I’ve had in awhile. But where I did well on the exercise side of things…I may have indulged a few days here and there. Peace, Love and Little Donuts (specifically their raspberry truffle donuts) got me one day. And breakfast for dinner (which is my absolute favorite) got me another day. I can’t resist Belgium waffles…

It’s all about balance. It’s hard enough trying to stay healthy and keep a regular fitness routine. Eat the donut (or donuts in my case).


{On a Personal Note}

We started the remodeling of our living room this week with mounting our TV on the wall above the fireplace – something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. We put off doing so many things when we weren’t sure if we were going to stay in this house.

To put up the TV, we had to take down the giant mirror that was on the wall, which covered some ugly pink paint. So now we are painting the room asap. Instead of the movie date we had planned tonight, we’ll be painting the ceiling and priming the walls.


{Get in my Closet}

Target wins again. When you’re a Halloween AND wine lover like me – you can’t help buy this shirt.


{So Random}

Speaking of Halloween – this was the best news I heard this week. The first Halloween is my absolute favorite movie. I still get excited to watch it every year – it’s become a tradition in my house. I was really excited to find out they are doing a remake next year.