October things

One of my absolute favorite things about the fall season is all the available pumpkin foods. I LOVE pumpkin! Pumpkin pie, bread, muffins, bars, ice cream, doughnuts, icing, cream cheese, bagels, pretty much anything pumpkin. Apparently one of the first things I asked Skip when we first started dating is if he liked pumpkin foods. He said he went along with it but really had no idea what I was talking about. Now he does. I just can't pass any of them up during this time of year. One of my favorite (savory) things to make during the season is my pumpkin stuffed shells. They are delicious! Do you like pumpkin foods?
This weekend we had big plans for a day trip out of town. Unfortunately things fell through, but we ended up keeping busy anyways of course. Country Living Magazine brought their yearly fair to Atlanta this year, so we decided to check it out. We watched a glass blowing demo...
... and did some shopping. I kept my shopping budget small, and came home with a few small items. A vintage gold glittered Santa, a vintage pumpkin die-cut, a little vintage plastic wishing well, a vintage glittered Christmas lantern, two battery powered candle sticks, and a little plastic pine tree... I really wish I had bought more of those trees, and can't find them online anywhere. If anyone spots them somewhere, please let me know!
Next on the agenda is figuring out what to carve on my pumpkin this year. This was mine from last year... A mad Swamp-o' lantern! We've moved since last Halloween, and I can't find my printmaking carving tool set which is what I used to carve this one. So, my pumpkin this year is white and I'm without fancy tools, so it will need to be something simple. Any suggestions?
The weather here is still fairly warm (and perfect!) for this time of year, and the leaves are just now starting to change. I wish this weather would last forever. It's the kind where you can wear short sleeves or a light sweater and be comfy either way. Hope you're having a great October!

And finally, here's a few links to photography articles I've written recently. Check them out, they are season appropriate!