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Monday, October 1, 2018

October 2.0 / TBB Asks

Hello, dear friends.  How was your weekend?  Ours was busy.  We spent Saturday working on Fall window boxes and pots.  I'd show you a photo, but the mums never look good until they bloom.  

I spent Sunday with my good buddies touring some gorgeous homes in Hingham.  I took lots of pics to share with you later in the week.

This is just one of the beauties that we toured.  
Stay tuned for more gorgeous homes.

Chili turned the corner over the weekend and is on her way to becoming her old self.  

Doesn't she look like Little Bo Beep wearing Uggs?
As you can imagine, her cone of shame is not her favorite fashion accessory.

I am linking up with The Blended Blog this morning. 

Favorite Fall Color?

I love an unexpected pop of orange all year round.
This is a photo from my Sista's House Tour in Connecticut.

Dooney & Bourke

I also love to carry a purse with a punch of color for two reasons.

It's easier to locate, and it distracts the eye from my hip area.

Apple Cider Cold or Hot?

And I wouldn't mind if it is spiced up a bit, either. 
The recipe can be found here.

Caramel Apple -Yes or No?

I love caramel apples, but my veneers are not as thrilled about them.
Isn't this the cutest Caramel Apple Bar?
You can read more about it here.

Pumpkin Donut or Apple Cider Donut?

Pumpkin, please.
I'll just take the holes because I'm watching my girlish figure.
The recipe can be found here.

Long or short cardigan?

Banana Republic

I ordered this one to cover my multitude of sins.

Favorite Football or Fall Party Food?

Bacon Crack Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie 

Either one of these appetizers would make my boat float. 

White or OrangePumpkins?

So far white on the inside and plenty of orange in the window boxes and pots.

Hayride or Bonfire?

Bonfire, because there are usually s'mores involved.

Favorite Fall Baked Good?

To me, there is nothing as delicious as an old fashion pumpkin roll.  As a matter of fact, I could go for a piece with my coffee this morning.

Most Anticipated Fall Activity

(last year's pic)

and Entertaining!

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. LOVE pumpkin roll! Hugs to Chili.

  2. Glad your pup is on the road to recovery. Oh those Bacon Cracks are the DEVIL....I could eat a whole plate of them. The hostess at our last book club meeting served them and I had to tell myself to just walk a way!!

  3. Beautiful post...makes me hungry. I adore that room with the over the door book cases. Cute picture of you and your pretty friends.

  4. So glad, Chili is on the mend. I just love a pop of orange as well. I have looked at that those long cardigans for awhile, but have yet to buy one. I need to do that this fall as they are so cute.

  5. The Bacon Cracks look delish!! I could use a cup of hot cider right now, only 50' here!! Happy October!

  6. Yes yes and yes! Bacon crack bites and a little wrapped Brie oh yeah. So glad Sweet Chili is doing better

  7. Glad Chili is on the mend! She sure is a cutie!

  8. There is nothing quite like a touch of orange. I wear it much better than I decorate with it, therefore I cannot wait to do my fall decorating so I can celebrate my favorite colors for a few weeks out of the year. Enjoyed this post so much.

  9. I am so glad I found your blog as you are now my American home style icon :) I liked everything you featured - including the lovely Dooney and Burke Bag (we don't have that brand here but I wish we did), and the entire Banana Republic outfit. The splash of orange and deep blue is a fantastic fall accent. Joanne x

  10. So happy to see Chili is feeling better. As for orange, I have found in my old age it is one of my favorite colors! I love pumpkin everything, cakes, pies, cookies, muffins and whatever else there is. Have a great week KAtie!

  11. I love how you are so on top of it you're able to provide a photo and link to your favorite recipes. It makes reading your blog posts a yummy delight!

  12. Happy October! I'm just home and trying to catch up. What happened to Chili?

  13. Lovely post and I had forgotten about those bacon wrapped crackers. Oh, I see them in my very near future. Happy week!

  14. I am just not 'into' pumpkin flavored stuff but love the colors and especially that purse. Glad puppy is feeling better and I look forward to seeing those homes later this week!

  15. Hi Katie!
    So glad Chili is on the mend! Love reading your blog and love your beautiful home.
    Linda O.

  16. Those bacon wrapped crackers look good! When I first glanced at the brie with knife above it, it looked as though it was a bread roll around an umbrella stand on a table, lol. I need to get busy with outdoor decor. Your photos from last year are enviable!

  17. Oh my word -- now I'm starving for pumpkin donut holes and all the other goodies and I want to go shopping!

    Happy to hear Chili is doing better!

  18. Glad Chili is on the mend. I love little peeks of your home. Those window boxes are gorgeous!

  19. I too am a huge bonfire - and smores - fan!!!! I love your decorating style...those pictures from last year are amazing!!! So lovely!!!! Annster's Domain

  20. I love the bacon crack bites soooo good. And long cardigans are everything right now. I have a few but could use a few more. We have a lot of similar answers.

  21. Oh...that sweet little Chili looks so pitiful but so glad to hear well on the road to recovery. I am drooling over here gazing upon all of these wonderful fall delights! SO many amazing things to stuff in our mouths in the fall...have you ever tried pumpkin oatmeal? I tried a bowl this morning with a few crumbles of glazed pecans...really yummy! Blessings!

  22. Your posts are always interesting and colorful and sometimes with
    tasty treats tossed in. Thank you! Phyllis

  23. I love that BR cardigan. I have been trying to resist purchasing it. It does hide a multitude of sins and is extremely slimming! Yippee!

  24. Dearest Katie
    Hello across the big pond to you and especially sweet Chilli pup bless her heart. I have been thinking of her and so glad she is on the mend.
    I love all your fall suggestions and flowers. It makes me look forward to it a little more! My favourite food at this time of the year is just my own harvest. Im so thankful for this in my small garden of an abundance apples, pears and some delicious grapes. I am sharing with my neighbours, may try apple cider too!
    A very Happy Fall to you, and your lovely family
    love Sally xx


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