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Friday, October 5, 2012

It's October!

Say hello to my Halloween Cat
(who's turning fourteen on the 28th!)

Anyone who's anyone knows that I love-love-LOVE October...
it's my favorite month in fact. I look forward to it all year long, and 
when it's finally here I barely even know what to do with myself!

I surround myself with Halloween decor as a way to cope

This year has been particularly interesting since I moved for the first time 
since I was a year old- I've been so used to celebrating Halloween at my old
house, with my aunt and cousins who used to live with me... now everything
has changed. There's good and bad points, keep in mind! I truly miss sharing
this time with my extended family who now live a few towns away, and I miss
the home I grew up in, and the friends I left behind. Living at my grandfather's
has been anything but a picnic, as I've told you, and I really miss having a place 
I could truly call "Home." But there have been good changes! For one, I met the
love of my life almost a year ago, and I'm so ecstatic to have someone close to spend
this season with. And another plus is my grandfather's neighborhood and property are
fantastic! There are so many children here, and his front yard is the perfect canvas for decorating.
Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself!:

Pretty cool, huh?

So, see! there are things to be thankful for.

And as an extended thanks to YOU, my followers and friends,
 I'd like to spread the Halloween cheer by sending out some cards
to anyone who would like one! If you're one of them, please send me
an e-mail with your name and mailing address (
... it'll be sure to make your day spooktacular!

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That's all for now!
Wishing you a beautiful fall weekend full of
pumpkins, falling leaves, and maybe a few ghosts here and there!



  1. Love your Halloween display- the ghosts are great! We are into ghosts this year. And very adorable Halloween cat! The kids and I made Halloween cooked today using ghost and pumpkin cutters, frosting, sprinkles, nonpareils,!

  2. Great front yard.Trick or treat will be fun. I am glad you are focusing on the positive, though I am sure you and your mom have had to cope with the negative. I adore your sweet kitty, wow, 14!!
    I would love a card, so will email you. That is super of you!
    Oh! and you casually mention you have found the love of your life???? that is fantastic, Erin.

  3. Hi Erin...Always happy to see a post by you. Your front yard looks FABULOUS! So glad you found your love, as well. Now you will definitely have a "BOOtiful" Halloween. Susan

  4. Ohhh!!!!! Thank you for those pictures, I love those little ghosts and I love the opportunity you have given to me of seeing real live in your country.
    Marina from Spain

  5. Hi Erin, loved your autumn post. I live in Uk so havent given you my address as the postage would be too high but I love how you all seem to really go to town in US! I have just ordered an autumn bunting garland so I am sort of getting into the swing of it.Enjoy your autumn and halloween!

  6. wow...this all looks so wonderful. but met the love of your life and haven't given any details????? i, for one, want more info!!!! way to go girl!

  7. Happy fall! It's my favorite time, too. Trying to soak up all that there is to do and decorate and generally just enjoy it all. I love your new look. Look great!

  8. Love the decor Erin, both inside & out. Hope you got my Halloween card by now.
    Talk to you soon,

  9. Happy October!! I just love this month too. The house looks awesome and I bet the neighborhood kids love it.

  10. Looks fantastic! Congratulations on meeting the love of your life! That can make all the difference in the world. I'm thrilled we are in October as well! Best time of the year for sure. Happy Halloween, Erin!

  11. 1st off I want to send belated Birthday wishes to Lola. I love how her fur is just the right colors for a kitty born in October (the best month all year). Thank you so much, Erin, for sharing your trip to Terry Town. I grew up very close by and you brought back a lot of good memories. I remember being scared to death by the frightening tales told and the hay rides were the best part of Halloween. I am glad that I was able to enjoy the original spirit of the town before all the unfortunate changes you described evolved. All things charming seem spoiled by commercialzing - them sad to say. I very much enjoy your posts and it is wonderful that everyone can see what makes New England such a special part of the country. I miss the traditions, history and beautiful Hudson Valley, but I still get a sense of it through your blog. Your companion is very handsome and I am sure it was great fun to take a road trip together at the height of Fall. Thanks, again. for creating such a inspiring blog.


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