“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


I just finished the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne of Avonlea, and am forever inspired by Anne’s (and the author’s) view of looking at the world. If you haven’t checked out this series, I urge you to at least read the first one. Though it’s a youth novel, it holds such universal truths and will be sure to help you find a new appreciation for the beauty of this world. It’s an easy, fun, charming read.

October seems to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Though I’m still waiting for the fall weather to settle here in LA, I’ve made a few additions to the inside of our home to put us in the merry, holiday spirit: one being a pumpkin spice candle. For me, smell is maybe the most effective sense in altering my mood (besides hearing). So that, in addition to a few tiny pumpkins and gourds, as well as playing some smooth “Coffee Table Jazz” (playlist on Spotify), is really starting to put me in the autumn spirit. We have a trip to Portland coming up that I’m hoping will only provide a boost in fall vibes. Here are some fun things from around the web that I’ll be making/taking advantage of this fall season:

October Calendar

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Fall Potpourri

Paper Flowers

Fun Date Ideas

Pumpkin Bread

What does autumn look like in your neck of the woods? And, if you have any suggestions for a weekend in Portland, I’d love to hear them!

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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