“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was”

Happy October 3rd!!!

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It’s October!! I have no idea where September went but I am welcoming October with open arms. It finally feels like fall. My pumpkin obsession is now no longer looked at as odd but totally acceptable. Speaking of which, if you have not tried Pilgim Joe’s (TJ’s is so clever ha) Pumpkin ice cream, you are missing out. It’s a nice pumpkiny treat.

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Anyways I digress. October is a great month to get in some last minute  races before it gets too cold, shaping up your diet before the holidays, and enjoying the  beautiful fall weather.

I plan on making the most of this October, there are some suggestions to spice up your October:

Recipes I plan on trying:

Bacon Butternut Pasta

Spiced Pumpkin biscuits

Sage Bison Burgers

Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Crock Pot sweet potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili

Bacon ans Brussels Sprout Carbonara

**These are not my recipes, the title will take to their owners sites :)**

October is also Breast Cancer awareness month. This is near and dear to my heart and if you have a chance to get involved with any of the events this month please do!! If you live in Saint Louis, October 8th is Dine out for the Cure night. Participating restaurants can be found here.

So what’s so special about October 3rd??

Besides reminding you of Mean girls this also happened:

42 B.C. -First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.

1920 – NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games

1940 – Reds beat Tigers ending NL’s 10-game World Series losing streak

1955 – “Mickey Mouse Club” premieres

1976 – Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

2003 – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good

Last but not least, have fun!! My October is chalk full of fun:  Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota wild home opener in CO, half marathon (woot, woot!!), lots of football cardinals baseball, and most excitingly a PUPPY!!!!!! This lady is getting a little miss to be her side kick 🙂

Enjoy your October 3rd, after all it’s practically a holiday.

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What are you planning on doing with your October?!

xoxo,

Katie

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Changing of seasons

How does one start a blog post when one hasn’t posted in 3 months… Something I have been thinking  about for the past week. Probably why I have been avoiding writing a blog post. Silly I know. Well I finally said screw it, here goes nothing. Well the last time we chatted, it was June. It’s now September. Luckily I did not fall off of the face of the earth, I just bit off more than I could chew.

This summer consisted of work, 3 classes, family trips, concerts, shows, visiting friends, bachelorette parties, weddings, basically me trying to do anything and everything.  Well September doesn’t promise much of a slow down, being gone 3 out of the of the 4 weekends but its time to get the blog up and running again. I have missed it and being able to share recipes and restaurants and whatever else I think is interesting. I would say that from the past summer that I am extremely fortunate to have AMAZING friends and family and the ability to travel and take classes and work.

With that being said, I am so very grateful for being able to visit my lovely cousins, Jacque and Christine.

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We had SO many laughs, too few pushups, and amazing eats. That doesn’t even begin to come close describing the great weekend that we had together.

This weekend really made me slow down. If you don’t slow down every once in awhile, life is going to pass you by.  How often do we say wow I cannot believe it’s already the end of the month or where did August go?? It was a great reminder to live in the now and enjoy it. As fall approaches, my favorite season, I need to remember my own advice and slow down a  bit and enjoy.

xoxo,

Katie