October Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

Oh how I love fall in the midwest. The leaves haven’t been quite as vibrant this year as years past (I hear it’s because we had a late 1st freeze last year), but it’s still such a gorgeous time of year. Too bad fall gives way to winter though – I’m not a cold weather fan!

We had a busy month starting with an Avengers themed birthday party for Carter’s 5th birthday. I made felt super hero masks for the party which where a big hit with the kids.

Felt Super Hero Masks

We spent a lovely afternoon visiting my Granny B. earlier this month. She’s 94 and still lives in her own home. I love spending time with her. Carter went with me and we were the lucky recipients of the old bag swing that she and my grandpa made many years ago that my cousins and I all swung on as kids. Carter is loving having it in one of our trees now.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper October without Halloween happenings. We carved pumpkins the week before Halloween. A Monogram “H” and a drilled ombre pumpkin by me and a painted pirate for Carter.

Monogram Pumpkin

I roasted the pumpkin seeds with a super simple recipe from my brother.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Carter waited a while to decide that he wanted to be Luke Skywalker, but we still had time to buy these cool blue lightsabers to go with his costume.


For Halloween, I decided to get some good use out of my long hair and try some Princess Leia buns to go with Carter’s costume. I got a few funny looks as we were trick or treating, but most people saw the connection. Carter made such a cute Luke Skywalker!


I ended up the month by starting the holiday baking season as I normally do, with Todd’s Grandma’s pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. I can’t wait to make them again for Thanksgiving!

The Best Pumpkin Bar Recipe EVER - with homemade cream cheese frosting!

I’m looking forward to all that November brings – seeing family at Thanksgiving, continuing to create family traditions for the holiday season, and starting to make some handmade Christmas presents.

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