October Favorites

Happy October! Well, technically it's almost over, but it's still October for a couple more days at least. This month has been a whirlwind of busy-ness and late nights working on upcoming holiday posts (get excited for all the gift guides y'all, they're gonna be good), baking all the pies and getting Bella's costume ready. Now that it's (FINALLY) starting to cool off here, I feel I can really get in the spirit of autumn and do alllll the fall things (as in heading to the pumpkin patch like we did yesterday and pumpkin carving). I'm sharing some of our favorites from this month so check them all out below!

We've spent practically the entire autumn in Alice & Ames dresses since they're our absolute favorites and well, Bella hardly wants to wear anything else. She loves the twirl factor and how comfortable they are, and I love how classic and pretty they are (she literally gets so many compliments on these dresses when she wears them) as well as the fact that they're such great quality. We recently snagged a couple of the dresses (this one and this one) from their holiday collection and I'm considering going back for another soon (this one), because they're just that good! We're actually incorporating an Alice & Ames dress into Bella's Halloween costume this year, I found an olive green ballet dress (from last year's fall collection) and it'll be perfect for her costume, which is.... drum roll... a dancing sunflower! Something she came up with all on her own and I think it's just the cutest idea ever. so we're rolling with it!

I've had my eye on getting some of those adorable felt ball garlands for forever, but hadn't jumped on it until I spotted these adorable ones from Wooly Sheep Dots (one of my new favorite shops). Seriously how CUTE are these? This lovely "Snowdrift" cream colored felt ball garland is perfect for autumn AND winter, but it's more than perfect for all of the upcoming holidays (especially since I decorate with a lot of white during Christmas) and it could actually work year round in a farmhouse style home! This pink felt ball garland (appropriately called "Valentine" caught my eye since I'm always planning, planning, planning, and I think it's going to be just perfect for Valentine's Day! I'm already excited to put it up and decorate with all the pink and hearts everywhere. Head on over and scoop up a few pretty garlands for your own home for allllllll the upcoming holidays!

Gigi Pip is my absolute favorite brand for women's hats, I just love all of their unique designs and that they have a hat for every style, no matter what your favorite personal style is. I recently got this olive suede baseball cap and it's the most perfect ball cap ever. I've never really worn baseball caps because I just couldn't find one that I liked, one that was functional, yet classy, but wasn't flashy, but this one is so lovely. Perfectly neutral, a great fit, feels comfortable, is a great price and I actually feel cute wearing it! I'm thinking I totally need a few more colors (that you can find here) to add to my ever growing Gigi Pip hat collection!

I've been looking for the perfect apple pie recipe for ages, and recently found "the one". I mean, I used to like apple pie, but now I LOVE it. It was the perfect consistency, not too sweet, not too much cinnamon, just right on everything. So of course I had to share it so you can make it too, I recently blogged the recipe and you can find that post here, I promise you'll never look at apple pie the same way again.

Over on pinterest, I've been pinning about a million ideas for the upcoming holidays (Christmas especially).  The Holiday season is my most favorite time of year so I just can't help but brainstorm all of the ways to make each holiday, especially Christmas, extra special. This year I'm planning on turning our entire home into a dazzling winter wonderland (think of the mall that Buddy the elf decorated on Elf). Yeah, I plan on being slightly overboard this year, since my mom and sisters are (hopefully) visiting for Thanksgiving, I'll wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate (we typically decorate a little earlier) so my artistic and talented sisters can help me decorate and cut out and make allllllll the paper snowflakes (a tradition my Dad started years ago after we found it in a childkraft book). If you're on Pinterest and are looking for holiday inspo or just like pretty pins, you can find me on there at @thejoyfultribe or click here to follow along with me over there!

Another one of our most favorite brands, and our absolute favorite hairbow brand, Wunderkin Co., is releasing their Fall 2 drop on October 31st at 10 am MST (or 12 noon EST) and I'm hoping to scoop up that pretty "Frankie" oversize schoolgirl since it's been one of my ISOs for practically forever, and I'm kind of smitten with the black floral big pinwheel too. If you're looking for the highest quality hairbows around (with a lifetime guarantee) make sure to scoop some up when they drop!

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