Phew. If you are reading this post that means you made it to the other side of Halloween in one piece! Bravo! Today I will take all of the Halloween porch decor down and try to put my house back together. I see random costume pieces and empty candy wrappers EVERYWHERE from where I sit. And of course, I will snag the Reeces and Snickers from the boys stash. I gave them life- they can give me chocolate, right? 🙂
Alright, it’s time for another Front Porch Coffee Talk! Grab your coffee (and your warmest jacket) and meet me on the porch. It’s a cold one!
The rain almost prevented us from being able to trick-or-treat but fortunately it cleared just in time. The temperatures were FRIGID but we had a great time! The day started around 75 degrees and went down to 32 last night. Wow- the boys are at peak years for just truly “getting” Halloween and it is so fun to experience with them. I know my days are numbered for family costumes but until then…. we are going to go for it!
It was “INCREDIBLE!”
We wrapped up the Style My Closet Challenge yesterday and I will sharing a full recap of the month on Monday. It was so fun and I hope you found some inspiration along the way as well! But I must admit, it felt great to be able to wear whatever I wanted this morning. 🙂
1….2…..3…. Let the official holiday season begin!?!?!? Are you feeling it yet? I have to admit that I have been enjoying some time on Pinterest looking through holiday posts and am starting to think about gifts. I am working on some fun Thanksgiving posts for the blog and then will be in full Christmas mode. But, this picture made me laugh.
Have you noticed this new mulit-colored manicure nail polish trend? I am not sure if I am brave enough to try this at the nail salon, but I did give myself a DIY version the other night. I love wearing all of these fun fall colors at once for fall! I had these shades on hand it was fun to dig through my nail polish bottles and find five colors in fall hues.
Our neighborhood usually goes all out for Halloween with a food truck and party. But this year, because the weather had 100% rain in the forecast, we decided to skip the food truck. Which means I had to have dinner ready! I made my go-to chili (here is my recipe)… the crock pot is always a good idea right? And for the first, time, I made the Trader Joe’s cornbread. I feel like I am always sharing random food here, but that is what girlfriends do, right? Anywho- I highly recommend this deliciousness! It is fluffy and cake- like.
Mama got a haircut! Woo hoo! I notoriously have long hair. And to many of you this probably still seems long! But I got several inches chopped off and feel like a new woman!
Around this time of year every year, I dream about owning a set of Thanksgiving dishes. I know this may sound like a weird wish but I think it stems from my Grandparents having a set of brown transferware at their farmhouse that I fondly remember growing up. I was able to track down the pattern this week through my Aunt who sent me a picture…
…which then sent me down a complete rabbit hole researching brown transferware options. I think I am in love with Spode Woodlands – Wouldn’t this just be such a fun pattern to collect and mix and match? It’s just so classic! I mean, it is not practical at all since I would really only use it once a year. But it’s fun to dream! I also think it would be a fun way to commemorate different family vacations every year like a souvenir based on what part of the country you visited.
Do you have Thanksgiving dishes or brown transferware? Do tell me all about it down in the comments!
GUYS- I have a confession. I listened to my first EVER full podcast this week. I guess you can call me a late adapter! My friends have been recommending them and for some reason I just didn’t get it. Well, wouldn’t you know that Amanda over at Dixie Delights mentioned Bear Brook and I started it last Sunday while I was exercising. It was so good that I ended up exercising twice as long as I planned just so I could listen to more! That is what I call a winner. I listened to the whole thing between exercise, folding laundry and driving carpool by Wednesday. So let’s hear all of your faves! I am hooked.