October always begins my favorite time of the year. October, November, and December have always been my most treasured months. Birthdays, fall activities, and holidays make these months the most dear to me and my whole family looks forward to them. We just took our first trip up to Vermont for our annual apple orchard day and it kicked off this festive season for me.

Here’s what’s on my radar for this month…


  • Vermont— We just visited our favorite orchard in Vermont for our annual family apple orchard day. I’ll write up a post about it soon!

  • Connecticut— This year, Topher and I want to explore more of Connecticut this fall. Last year, we spent a lot of time up north which was wonderful, but we missed out getting to some areas on our list in our home state. We have a few areas we want to spend some time exploring, so we will just see want unfolds.

  • Deerfield, MA— I’m heading up to spend a day of fun with Yankee Candle and check out historic Deerfield.

  • Essex, CT— This beautiful CT shore town has over the past couple years become a favorite. I’ll be heading there soon to meet up with a friend and have some early fall fun.

  • Bedford, NY— At the end of the month, I’ll be meeting up with another friend and can’t wait to see this area in the season.


  • Sail to Sable— I love this Connecticut-based clothing line. Classic and preppy offerings with a modern twist to fit your New England lifestyle. I’ll be sharing some pieces from them over the next few months.

  • Chappy Wrap— This CT brand makes one of the softest blankets I’ve ever wrapped up in! I love their brand story and their fall collection is full of color and plaid.

  • Monogram Mary— I would monogram everything if you let me and this great CT brand does just that! Fantastic entertaining pieces, bags, and gear to add a special touch to your events and everyday life.

  • Barrington Gifts— Fall is time for Tartan and warmer colors and I’ll be working with Barrington again sharing some great pieces for you to use from fall all through the winter months. Perfect pieces for New England weekends and travel.

  • Osgoode Marley— I love a good leather bag and this New Hampshire based brand has a beautiful leather goods collection. Extremely well made and perfect for your everyday.

  • Duffield Lane— I’ve shared this coastal inspired brand before and I love their new collection. Getting some pre-holiday feels with the new pieces I’ll be sharing with you.


  • Being in the Moment— Life gets hectic at times for our family during the fall and winter months. Balancing all the boys’ activities, work, and other commitments keep us all doing a balancing act at times. My mind can quickly rush to my to-do list and what’s next. I’m making it a goal to ground myself and be present in what each day brings.

  • Pumpkin Time— Last year, we picked up some decorative pumpkins but got so busy we didn’t get our carving pumpkins!!! TOTAL MOM FAIL. The day before Halloween, I went searching around town for some and POOF! they were all gone!! Not going to make that same mistake this year and we are heading to get them this weekend.

That’s what I have for the rest of the month, and I am smiling ear to ear just with the daydream of fall activities we will be enjoying soon.

Until next time,


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