Hi friends, welcome back! October is almost over, and I can confidently say I made the most out of the month. We did all the fall things and spent a long weekend exploring Philadelphia. The temperatures are cooling in NYC and I’m impatiently waiting for the leaves to change in Central Park. I’m already seeing news about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Bryant Park Christmas Village, so as much as I love fall and Halloween, I’m very much looking forward to Christmas in the city this year. So lots of holiday cheer coming your way the next two months – I’ll try to hold off until mid-November 😉
On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:
What I’m eating: I’ll be posting my monthly recap on Friday 🙂 here’s a sneak peak at some of my favorite Halloween/fall themed treats we’ve had.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie and a Sticky Bun from Poshpop Bake Shop
Halloween Bagel from The Bagel Store
Cookies N’ Scream from Schmackery’s
Halloween cupcakes from Sprinkles
Trixy Treat from Mister Dips
What I’m reminiscing about: Decorating my parents’ house for Christmas! It makes me so happy putting out all the holiday decor, but last year I didn’t make it home until Christmas, so I couldn’t decorate. Three years ago when I decorated their house I had planned to watch my cousin’s Golden Retriever puppy, but we didn’t tell my dad, so I walked in the house pretending to surprise him with a puppy and he just about had a heart attack. Good times ha! If you need a laugh you can read about it here– who could resist that little face!!
What I’m loving: outside our kitchen window we look down at a plaza, and there’s always something going on down there. One day they were filming West World, one weekend there was a car show, on Thursdays they put up a projector and screen a movie, and by 4pm during the week it’s full of kids running around after school. It reminds me how much I love living in NYC
What I’m Up to: all the fall and Halloween things!! I’ve made my spooky gingerbread house, visited cider mills, decorated the apartment, ate lots of fall treats, and saw all of the NYC Halloween decor. I’ve had a festive month to say the least!
What I’m working on: planning my Christmas in the city so I don’t miss anything – if there’s anything you want me to post about let me know!!
What I’m excited about: CHRISTMAS IN NYC!
As you can see, I’ve always loved Christmas!
My favorite post of the month: The Great Pumpkin Blaze! I’d been looking forward to this for years, and it didn’t disappoint! Such a great way to start off the spooky season
What I’m watching/reading: we started watching Seinfeld on Netflix, neither of us had seen it before, and we love watching it before bed. Perfect show to wind down to and I’ll finally be able to understand everyones references to it. I already miss Ted Lasso now that the season is over. We’re also watching lots of football, both our teams (MSU & U of M) are looking pretty good this year…
Books I read this month:
- Open Book by Jessica Simpson – I had a hard time putting this down, it was a lot deeper than I thought
- Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger
- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – I really liked this one if you need a light, fun read
- The Push by Ashley Audrain – good sort of slightly psychological thriller
- The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
What I’m doing this weekend: maybe a trip to Central Park to see the leaves, watching football, making some chili and watching Hocus Pocus on Halloween. Here’s a throwback Halloween picture for you all 🙂
What I’m looking forward to next month: celebrating Thanksgiving and the Christmas season in NYC! Last year we didn’t see all the NYC trees, so this year I’ll definitely be making up for lost time!!
What are you looking forward to most in November?