Thursday, September 24, 2020

Monthly Musings: Fall and Halloween Edition


1. Favorite Fall Tradition


It is the hokiest...most low key...but so very fun tradition and that is the Milford Pumpkin Festival in Milford NH...we go with my parents every year....you park at the Middle School in town and then take a shuttle to the downtown area...we always stop at The Pasta Loft for dinner first and then walk around and look at the pumpkins and buy things at the stands and some years they even have some cute rides for the kids...so so hokey and my parents and I can't get enough..in recent years, we have dragged my Father In Law with us too...well you know what I am going to say next though...due to COVID, the festival is cancelled this year..well they are doing some virtual things but we are very very sad...hoping we can continue our tradition next year



 2. Favorite Halloween Tradition

Spending the holiday with the Batsons...Lea is the Queen of Halloween and since becoming friends, we have enjoyed the tradition of Trick Or Treating with golf carts and all the fun festivities...even if Trick Or Treating is cancelled this year (I am sure we will find out soon), we are determined to create a fun night for the kids in a safe way



3. What will Halloween look like for us this year?  Not sure yet...but you will read all about it here of course!


(one of my favorite Halloweens...the girls were at the perfect ages- Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty)

4. My Favorite Fall Recipe

Ok I am including two- the first one is my favorite fall dish- it is my Autumn Chicken and Squash Risotto

You can find the recipe HERE



and secondly, I am sharing my favorite Fall Cocktail recipe with you...the Caramel Apple Martini

 (I like both recipes in this post but the first is my absolute fave)


Find it HERE 


5. Favorite Fall Fashion Staples?


It is all about layers in the fall for me and also mixing fabrics- I love mixing lace with leather and fur or a leopard print with leather...and creating outfits with these staples... 



6. Favorite Halloween Costume


Would have to be when we dressed up Diana as an angel and Eva as a lobster...their first Halloweens...really doesn't get much cuter than those years right?





7. Favorite Halloween Candy


Would have to be The 100 Grand Bars...so hard to come by!




8. Favorite Family Halloween Movie


It is Disney's Animated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow- Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman- we watch it EVERY YEAR together...they can't take that away from us!


9. Scary Movies?  Yes or No?


Why not...my favorite is the original Halloween

My brother is obsessed with the Halloween movies and quotes them throughout the year....kinda like Rob does with Christmas Vacation...but this one still scares me!




10. Favorite Fall Beverage?


Pumpkin Spice Coffee of course!

Just add one creamer and I am good to go!




 Can't wait to read all about your Fall Faves!





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Joanne said...

How have I never had a 100 grand bar? They look amazing. I must be hungry though because my first though on seeing the photo of you three lovely ladies in front of the Cheers tavern in Boston was "oh, I could go for their fish and chips; they were delicious!" LOL. Love those first costumes and I have no doubt you'll make this Halloween so much fun with or without Trick or Treating.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

OMG the lobster costume is THE cutest 😍

Morgan Cartwright said...

The lobster costume is absolutely adorable!

Pamela said...

I really enjoyed your post - will have to follow so I get the reminders each month! Fall is my favorite season - love everything pumpkin and the beautiful leaves. Your littles are adorable!

Bri Runde said...

I love this post! So fun to read!! I want to join next month. Can you tell me more... when is it? When are the questions shared? Thanks, Holly!

Sunshine and Books said...

Those sweet 1st Halloween pictures are the best!! I love Halloween pictures. They are the best reminiscing pics!

Michael said...

Sometimes "hokey" makes for the best memories. If I'm in town by my mom around this time of year I always make a point to go to the pumpkin farm. It's the same displays from hen I was 6 years old (and some new ones) but it's one of my favorite fall memories/things to do.

Holly said...

@Bri- hi! So glad! We typically do Monthly Musings the 3rd Thursday of the month- Patty is really good at sharing the questions during the previous Monday/Tuesday- I sometimes remember ;) Next month, we are talking Holidays and it will be on 11/26 :) Hope you will join us!

Natasha said...

That lobster costume is the cutest!!! And I might have to check out that family Hallowe'en movie. I joined in a little late this month so I only posted today. Hopefully next month I'll be more on time!

Bri Runde said...

I will jot that down! Will there be on in October too? Thanks, Holly!

Holly said...

@Bri- hi again! Sorry- yes! October 29th will be Thanksgiving Preview!

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