Happy Halloween friends!
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Since my birthday is right before Halloween I grew up having costume birthday parties filled with pumpkin cakes and other seasonal treats. Now that my own baby is also a Halloween baby, I expect that tradition will only continue. We’ve added our own traditions – including pumpkin beer and cider tasting with friends, and making quadruple-size batches of butternut squash soup, and enjoying homemade pumpkin spice lattes.
I had better post on the gloriness of fall because it feels as though it’s gone already! (Yes, we have already had snow.)
I found these M&M pumpkins on a stoop in the swanky Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood while we were waiting for brunch. How cute are they? I know my Mom would love them!
For a few years after college I lived in Beverly, MA which is just a stone’s throw away from the better-known Salem, MA. The Salem tourism swells in October to traffic-jam-headache, no-free-chairs-at-the-coffee-shop levels of insanity. I know people whose commute triples in time during October just because of the tourism draw the town has.
I hope you are safe and warm as Hurricane Sandy makes her way out. We experienced quite a bit of wind and rain, but fortunately lost only one tree and power for a few short periods of time. Stay safe!
Frankenstein. Frankenstorm. Frankendoor.
I “pinned” this adorable Halloween door a few months ago – before we even had a green door!
Whether it’s the excess of candy corn, the excuse to wear full-fledged costumes in public, or blissfully running through cornfields, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
You’d never guess from my lack of posts on the topic, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Unfortunately life has been quite busy and I won’t have much time to celebrate this year.
You won’t be hearing from me this week as I’m in the Windy City for the week on business.
Happy Candy Hoarding!