Five Things Friday: Reasons to Love October

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Y’all may have picked up on this month’s theme: Autumn. Go figure. But, for realz. What, I’m gonna blog about the Easter Bunny? Nah. Not for at least six weeks.

As soon as the calendar turns to October, I turn to Fall. Even in the SoCal desert with it’s almost-80-degree temperatures and you-call-that-a-yard?-dirt, there’s something quite lovely about it all. Scarves come out, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are everywhere. It’s as if the Pumpkin Grinch himself dusted everything with pumpkin seed glitter.

I could go on and on, but since this is just a fiveread the rest. . .

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Pinterest Worthy: Autumn on a Budget

I love decorating, but let’s face it- sometimes it can be costly. I do what I can to avoid a strain on the wallet.

Autumn starts the holiday season at Bedford Manor. The above collage is from three years ago. I haven’t started to put out my decor this year but that will change in 36 hours.

I get a lot of decorating tips like most of us, from Pinterest. And my mom. She’s the Queen of Budget Decorating.

Just check out these fun and frugal ideas for bringing the colors of the outdoors, indoors.

A small bag of autumn-themed … read the rest. . .

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Dot’s Birthday.

My beautiful, talented, shy, generous, gregarious, smart, amazing daughter turns 18 tomorrow. She’s not a baby, not a child. We are celebrating all weekend long with little things. Last night she chose to see the new James Bond movie. Knowing that she doesn’t care as much for Bond as I do. Knowing that there are other movies she also wants to see. She chose Bond.

I bought the tickets and the popcorn (junkfood hangover, anyone?), and we settled in. How fun it is to not be relegated to PG or teen-angst movies. To have her say, “It was … read the rest. . .

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