October is here! It's one of my favorite months. Some of my favorite people were born in this month (lucky ducks!) I love the chill in the air and the colours...oh, the colours here are spectacular. The trees tart it up in October before the November winds strip them bare. The oranges, reds, yellows. We're so proud of our fall colours here we have a music festival in celebration: Celtic Colours.
October hadn't even started, but I just had to make the annual trip to the farm for pumpkins. As usual, we picked out our pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks and then did the corn maze. I don't think we've made it through the whole thing yet! It's a lot of fun. This year, on the way to the farm, I spotted a fantastic Pumpkin U-Pick and let the kiddie pick her own. The lady there had the best variety: white (ghost) ones, Cinderella pumpkins, blue ones, tiny ones. I was in pumpkin heaven.
Now I have to make my pumpkin display. I've been going through all my Martha Stewart magazines to get ideas. I share my love of Martha with Carl. Martha knows Halloween!
In Canada, Thanksgiving is next Monday. My husband and I love Thanksgiving. It's the one time we enjoy making a big, complicated meal. I've bought my turkey and hubby will make pumpkin pies. I'm thinking of making a spice cake too (thanks Martha). I've already made ginger cookies in the shape of pumpkins and ghosts. Today I bought black and orange sugar for the kid to decorate them.
And since it's also Breast Cancer Awareness month, I had to buy my pink M&M's to support the cause. Check out their Pass the Pink campaign.
Does anyone else love October as much as I do?! I hope you get inspired to do something fallish this month. Before you know it dreary November will be here.