I cannot believe it's already the first of October. This has flown by so quickly it's almost scary. With that said, I cannot be more happy that it is now October and today marks the start of my most favourite time of the year. In Canada we are lucky enough to see four seasons throughout the year and Autumn is my most loved. Not only is there a significant drop in the temperature outside (I absolutely love to sleep with my window open) but the leaves outside are the most spectacular colours, it is like one final burst of colour before everything dies for Winter.

I thought I would put together this post just to talk about what I most love about this season and everything that I am looking forward to doing this month. I would really love to know what your favourite October (or Autumn to be more broad) activities are, or if you have any big plans or traditions. Let me know down below in the comments.

During the Summer months I feel as though I don't dress to my full potential. I'm always just way too hot that all I can do is throw on the lightest, most breezy outfit and call it a day. The cooler weather is a very welcomed change. I love to wear big and cozy sweaters, boots and plenty of warm layers. Now that I can actual put together outfits (aside from the very tired shorts and t-shirt combo) I'm hoping to start doing some outfit of the day posts. Stay tuned for those!

I am really looking forward to all the baking I am planning on doing this month. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October (October 14th this year) and I've been scouring Pinterest and Tumblr for some delicious recipes for the occasion. Last Thanksgiving I made candy corn sugar cookies, fresh apple coffee cake and caramel stuffed apple cider cookies. You can also take a look at my Autumn recipe Pinterest board for more ideas by clicking here.

During Thanksgiving weekend my friends and I always visit our towns Thanksgiving fair, it's our yearly tradition. All we really do there is eat lots of bad foods, such as french fries, cotton candy and BeaverTails (it's basically just fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar or something equally delicious - it's a Canadian thing). I'm hoping this year we will also visit an apple orchard to pick our own apples to use for apple pies or delicious apple butter. It's just so much nicer to use fruit you picked by hand to bake with rather than getting your produce from the grocery store.

I have never really understood those people who severely dislike Halloween. It's a holiday where you dress as crazy as you like and eat however many Mars bars you can handle. As you can see from the picture (sorry for the bad, webcam quality) above last Halloween I was a skeleton. I didn't do anything too wild last year, I just did my makeup for the costume contest at work (my sister dressed as Artie Abrams from Glee and won the contest!). I'm not too sure what I'll be dressing up as this year or what I'll be doing but I'm still very, very excited! Throughout this month I'm going to post a few different Halloween costume ideas, so be on the lookout for that!

What I am most excited for is the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is such a bizarre film but I love it a lot. It has become a tradition between my friends and I to head downtown and watch RHPS the weekend before Halloween. The theatre we visit plays the film the last Friday of each month but during October they put on three shows with a shadow cast. If you have read (or seen) the Perks of Being a Wallflower it is basically just like what Charlie and his friends go do. A group of people act out the movie on stage as the film plays in the background and the audience is shouting and singing and throwing props around the entire time. Everyone dresses up as characters from the film, some people go as far as to show up in nothing but tiny gold undies just like Rocky! There are always games beforehand and it is just such a unique and amazing experience. A lot of cities do this, so if it sounds like something that would interest you I would really advise you to look into it! Below I've included a crappy quality cellphone picture from last years Halloween show to give you a better idea of what I'm blabbering on about!

Please do let me know what you're favourite things about the season are. Or what you're planning to dress up as for Halloween! I need some ideas!

Thank you for reading and happy October! x


  1. Love the first picture so cute, autumn is definitely my favourite time of the year!

  2. I love autumn!



  3. Aww your pictures are so cute! I love hearty, warm spicy bites like spiced cookies so I definitely want to start looking at recipes on pinterest too. x