October Instagrams


Hey guys! Sorry it was such a quiet week here. I’ve had a lingering cold all week long and it’s been draining my energy. But I’m starting to feel a little better now, finally. And I have a number of posts lined up for next week, so hopefully that makes up for it! But first, today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Instagrams from October. Because the month is basically over, can you believe it??

Trip mementos

We came back from vacation at the beginning of October and had a few days to recover, reminisce about our trip, and catch up on sleep before heading back to work--new jobs for both of us.

Cozy living room

Pumpkin wall

Fall was in full swing when we got back to Seattle, and the very first weekend we were back, we had a “family fall fun day" complete with pumpkin patching and homemade faschnauts (hot and fresh doughnuts, basically the same as beignets--so good).


JORD wood watches

Ben and I got some cool new wood watches from JORD. I got this one and Ben got this one. It’s the first watch I’ve owned since high school!

Two great new books

I picked up several new interiors books this month, including The Inspired Room, which officially launches on November 1st! It’s by one of my favorite bloggers (who also happens to be from Seattle), Melissa Michaels.

The Shopkeeper’s Home - new interiors book

And of course, you may remember that I got to be part of The Shopkeeper’s Home blog tour--see my post here.

Fall leaves

This month, I did all the classic fall things, like jump into a pile of leaves for the sake of a photo...

Cute house

And take creepy pictures of my neighbor’s cute porch. Wait, that’s a normal fall activity, right?

Cabbage flowers


We also went to Whidbey Island one weekend in October. We’ve done this several times now, where we serve as camp cooks at a high school church retreat. It’s nice because several of our friends who we don’t see that often also go to serve, so we get to catch up with them, stay there for free, and explore the island during our break time.

Cottage with garden of dahlias

I really wanted to see a dahlia farm while we were on Whidbey Island, but the best we could find was this cottage with a garden full of dahlias. There was also a farm next door that let us walk around. They had turkeys and chickens, goats, and a barn full of freshly picked corn and pumpkins!


Last but not least, I’ve been doing a lot of crafting this week, getting ready for my next Michaels Makers post! You’ll see the results very soon.

How was your October?? Do you have big plans for this weekend/Halloween?
Wooden Wrist Watch

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  1. Posted by dianna on Friday, October 30th, 2015

    well your October looked fab! lots of the same over here...hayrides, apple picking, learning new hand-lettering techniques. Super pumped to take my daughter out trick or treating tomorrow. She went around last year, but i carried her (she was a baby) and had no clue what was happening. This year may be different!
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

      YAY, so glad you had a good October too. I kept meaning to go apple picking but never did…oh well. Also, I got a calligraphy kit so I can work on my hand-lettering too! We’ll see how it goes. Hope you and your daughter had a fun Halloween :) xoxo
  2. Posted by Debbie on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

    Love all the photo's you posted! I am enjoying the "shopkeepers home". Hope you both have a lot of blessing in your new job endeavors!
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

      I’m so happy you’re enjoying it!! I think you’d really like the book I posted about today too--The Inspired Room.