All my horn-tooting on Friday about how I’m the best girlfriend ever for getting Boyfriend tickets to the Jets game was in vain; we were the last row in the entire stadium of 80,000 and they lost 34-0. Pretty much the worst gift I’ve given him since Elbow-Pad-gate of Christmas 2010. Back then, I could blame the ill-received sweater on the fact that we’d only been together 6 months and how was I supposed to know that he wouldn’t want to dress like an old man? My bad. Yesterday just chalks up to a lot of bad luck (and a lot of driving. dude, New Jersey is huge). He took it well enough, but I feel terrible.
Anyway, it’s October! My favorite month of the year is here and I am very excited about it. I have a lot of fun things planned for the month (off the blog, that is. you can expect the same ole same ole around here) that I look forward to every year. And as I’ve mentioned before, the cold, crisp weather and crunchy leaves are my favorite things about this time of the year. I haven’t made a monthly wish-list since July (I should say an official wish list, because I think I post about enough stuff that I like/want/need without having to specify by calendar month) so I thought it was time for a round-up. Here are some things I’m wishing for this month:
One of our annual October traditions is to go pumpkin and apple picking (fun photos from last year including Fitz eating his way through the apple orchard here) and there is nothing more quintessentially fall to me than apple cider. I practically become 90% apple cider by the end of the season, I imbibe so much. Hot, cold, spiced, doesn’t matter. Whipped cream is preferred. And growing up in Philly, the only acceptable brand of apple cider is Zeigler’s, brewed in Montgomery County. Fall wouldn’t be fall without it, or without warm blankets and scarves and fun knee socks. I’m so excited to bring scarves back into my wardrobe and curl up under blankets and be just a little bit chilly. We need a new blanket anyway, since there are only so many washes in an IKEA blanket before it frays entirely, and my friends, we are there.
On the smell-good side of things, I stopped into Anthropologie to pick up a new Voluspa candle for the guest room (no room is complete without a pretty candle). I was originally going to go with French Cade, because have I told you there’s a French theme happening in the guest room? Surprise! I didn’t like the smell of the candle once I got there, but I did fall in love with Santiago Huckleberry; it’s less sweet than my other fave, Goji Tarocca Orange, but still really enchanting and delicious. Plus the color of that plum vase is to die for.
And because fall means colder weather, it also means my skin tends to dry out faster. I can’t win. I’m either an oil-slick in the summer or I’m peeling in the winter. I’ve heard decent things about Josie Maran’s beauty line, and let’s be honest, I’ll buy anything that’s rose-scented. This skin refreshing mist is supposed to hydrate and infuse your face with Moroccan rose oil. Sold. Plus it looks pretty.
What are you looking forward to this month? How was everyone’s weekend? I started reading The Casual Vacancy and so far I really, really like it. Full review to come when I finish!