Fall is here!

I love October and the start of Fall. The idea of snuggling under blankets with a cup of hot tea and a good book or a scary movie to watch. The anticipation of rain and stormy weather. Thinking of hot chocolate warming your hands and sitting by the fire pit watching the flames dance for you comes to mind. Time for fall table decor, pumpkins to carve, spicy coffee and, of course, Halloween. It is a glorious month. We are not yet having to rush for all the upcoming holidays and can just enjoy the kiss of colder weather on our cheeks.

Obviously October Things To Do


With the littles (3+): Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005) Lumpy, the Heffalump is trick-or-treating for the first time. Beware of the scary Gobloon, who will turn you into a Jaggedy Lantern

I’m not a baby anymore (7+): Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Wallace and Grommet find a Were-Rabbit destroying the town’s gardens.

Everyone! (10+): The Haunted Mansion (2003) Eddie Murphy is a real estate agent who finds himself in the Haunted Mansion (based on the Disneyland attraction.) Fun for everyone.

All grown-ups (14+): Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) A group of kids investigate a bunch of local legends hopefully solving them before the legends get them.

Grown-up (R rated movies): The Shining. My all-time favorite about cabin fever gone to the extreme. RedRum.


Everyone loves pumpkin spice coffee. Can’t get out to get some? How about you make your own pot of the Fall classic? Easy to do using your favorite ground coffee and McCormicks Pumpkin Spice.

¾ cup coffee grounds

6 cups water

1 Tablespoon McCormick’s pumpkin spice

Place coffee and pumpkin pie spice in filter in brew basket of coffee maker. Add water to coffee maker; brew .

Link to recipe: https://www.mccormick.com/recipes/beverages-cocktails/pumpkin-pie-spiced-coffee


Super easy and fun table runner for October.


Felt in color of choice I used black.

Material Leaves: approx 124 for a 36″ x 9″ runner(I really layered mine thick so I used quite a few packages. How much you need depends on how much you glue on and how big your runner is)

Glue (I used Aleene’s tacky glue)

Cut felt to length and width desired for your table. Using glue, attach leaves to the edge of the felt. Continue to glue in layers until the felt is completely covered.

Let dry.

What is your favorite thing about October? Are you one of those who have already decorated for Halloween? I have friends who start in August and their decorations rival any Hollywood movie set. Let me know in the comments. Would love to hear from you.