October Favourites

I’m turning into a fall girl. The sound of leaves crunching beneath my feet as I go for a morning walk in the crisp air, bundled in layers of sweaters, scarves, knee socks, hats, and mitts, apple cider in my hands, boots warming my toes, in the presence of a rainbow of beautiful autumn colours in the environment. The smell of pumpkin chai tea steeping, pumpkin pie baking, pumpkin cinnamon candles burning, or fresh pumpkin seeds as you carve a jack-o-lantern. The taste of roasted squash, mashed turnips, diced rutabaga, or sweet corn. The beginning of cooler weather that is warm enough to withhold frost but cool enough that it prevents you from sweating. Saying grace around a feast of turkey and green beans in the company of my family on Thanksgiving. Haunted Houses, Scarecrows, Applesauce, Rain, Harvest, Butternut Squash Soup, Caramels, Trick or Treating, Raking, the list could go on and on. October Favourites1. Leather Driving Gloves 2. Posey Patch Cardigan 3. Fall Superfoods 4. Raw Edie Kalahari Purse 5. Cassette Society Spike Overall Skirt 6. Pins and Needles Chiffon Slit-Back Dress 7. Marlen Boots 8. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Mason Jar Candle 9. Talula Trooper Jacket

October snuck up on me. Although it feels like I’ve been at school for longer than 4 weeks, September as a whole really flew by. Like any new month comes a new opportunity for change. Although you don’t really need a fresh month as a reason to embark on new opportunities, I find it easier and almost more promising to do so.

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I’m taking a month off from any major goals because I want to focus on just living. I’m not going to set any real expectations besides working on feeling good enough with my marks, my body, my nutrition choices and my social activities. I want to try Kabocha squash, I hope to post new recipes on the blog, I owe a few people letters especially with a new season having just started, I anticipate I’ll begin regularly reading blogs (and commenting) more often, I’m going to start knitting again, I will be making a DIY Halloween costume for myself, and there are a few meditation workshops on campus that I have signed up to take to better my health. Realistically blogging is going to be scarcer so I apologize for the odd timing or big gaps in between. Exams are approaching and school is my job so it should be a top priority.  Blogging still seems like a new concept in my world and with my ever-changing schedule I can’t expect perfection. Besides my life really isn’t that interesting any more, but my blog is a way to challenge myself to get out of my studying rut and complete a fun activity. That being said I’ve become involved in a lot of nutrition oriented clubs that seem applicable (hopefully not too boring) to share with you!IMG_3003 IMG_2970IMG_2969

So I guess I do have intentions but nothing too big or major, because everyday presents new opportunities and a concrete schedule isn’t manageable because of daily surprises. My ambitions for the month are just small fun things some of which I’m already doing, some of which I’ve done in the past and should reintegrate, and some of which have always interested me and been on my to-do list. What do you home to accomplish this month? Which season is your favourite? Can you believe I worked at Starbucks last autumn and have never tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte? ♥ Molly

“Autumn is a second spring when ever leaf is a flower. ” – Albert Camus

“Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant 

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10 thoughts on “October Favourites

  1. So you managed to sum up almost all the reasons I love fall in that first paragraph! I seriously adore this season. I hope there are some pumpkiny baked goods at Organic Works next weekend!

    Love that you’re not putting too much pressure on yourself – that’s the way to be! 🙂

    • Why didn’t I think of that? I hope they have pumpkin scones or bread or something!! If not, I’m totally coming to Kelly’s with you when they announce their fall favourites!

  2. you must try kabocha squash, it’s the bestest of them all 😉 Oh and I gotta say I also love the smells of fall-> apple pie is the best smell! Also love the fall produce and eat it all year round hahaha brussels are my favourite, squashes, oh the possibilities 😀

    • I know I think I’m culprit of eating too many root vegetables throughout the year but I get excited when Pumpkin everything is around! The smell (and taste) of apple pie is delicious as is apple crisp!!

      • Hahaha no shame! I absolutely love roasted fall veggies… Sweet taters and squash I eat daily, brussels are pretty much my fav green veggie too. Apple pie is the best smell in my eyes, the smell of pumpkin pie just never appeals to me but I like pumpkin pie spices… Probably because cinnamon is the dominant component haha

  3. I have a silly number of those embroidered cardigans from Anthro, but they’re so pretty! It’s great that you’re prioritizing heath and happiness and school. I swear my mum ends every phone call with “Remember, good thoughts, good rest and good food!”

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