October Favorites

By Kate Riley October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween weekend y’all!  Do you have a relaxing weekend planned or is your calendar packed with costume related events?  We happen to fall in the latter category, but the rain is putting a damper on all the festivities planned.  No worries, we’ll just trick-or-treat with our umbrellas and rain boots!

Meanwhile, here’s a few fun and inspirational links that inspired me this month, enjoy!

Melissa’s autumn walk at


Ashley’s simple and salvaged tablescape at Pure + Lovely.

  320 Sycamore

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Ashley’s simple and salvaged tablescape at Pure + Lovely.

  ashley tablescape


Nicole’s modern pumpkin lanterns at Making It Lovely.


Mushroom soup with pancetta and apple butter via Sweet Paul magazine

mushroom soup and apple butter


Wool felt pot holders via Design*Sponge

wool felt pot holders design sponge


Aubrey + Lindsay’s simple modern nursery for Oscar.   Love!

oscars bedroom 1


Mmmm, autumn cheesecake brownies and pumpkin white hot chocolate.

fall brownies and hot chocolate


Fresh picked pears and spiced pear cake

spiced pear cake


Layla’s Fall Inspired Mantel


Getting crafty with black paint via Sunset and Country Living

sunset black cats and country living pumpkins


Martha’s candy wreath and this whimsical carriage by Hallmark magazine.

martha wreath cinderella pumpkin


Skeleton leaves on display via The Other White House


A clever bonfire at BH&G

bhg halloween bonfire


Finally . . . if you haven’t settled on your costume yet, here are

Five Ways To Dress Up Your Tracksuit For Halloween

sue sylvester tracksuit


Wishing you a spooktacular weekend, tracksuit or no tracksuit!


happy halloween





  1. That spiced pear cake sounds delicious! It’s a rainy day so a good day for staying in and baking. I might tackle that apple butter, too. I hope your kids have a Happy Halloween, Kate.

  2. I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog. You are so creative and inspiring and your writing is wonderful and funny! Keep up the good work. I’ve already gotten a few good ideas to refurbish some pieces we were going to throw out! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to share it with the world.

  3. Thank you for the lovely Halloween inspiration, and all the other lovely pics!

    Hoping you are enjoying a fab weekend with or without umbrellas and Wellies..! :)
    We are half way through an action packed and ‘costume clad’ weekend with one more party & more trick-or-treating tomorrow.. Phew!!
    I think that after that, the kids need to have a sugar-free month…!!

    Happy Halloween all the way from Australia!

    x Charlotta

  4. I’m loving this Oct. roundup of awesome fall ideas. :) Those desserts look so yummy! That bonfire o’ pumpkins is super creative. Melissa’s autumn walk is so pretty-love the colors. It reminds me of the fall season when I lived up North. Now I have to settle for a few acorns falling from our huge oak tree out front and 85 degree temps-different.

  5. I have been obsessed with cute nursery design this month, too! I am due in the spring and plan to fluff my nest and decorate for the new baby all winter. That isn’t perhaps your intention, too??? ;)

  6. These are ALL great. Though I spotted it after halloween … they all still make me smile .. and wish I could slurp the hot chocolate YUUUUMMY looking! Thanks for sharing these!

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