Monday, October 3, 2016

Hey There October

Hello everyone,

I don't want to be that annoying person who says "I can't believe it's October!!" But I really can't. In my mind, it still feels like summer, not sweater weather and pumpkin season. Obviously, I need to start lighting autumn candles, wearing fall clothing, and making trips to the corn maze, but so far that hasn't happened. I do love fall, though, so I'm excited to get more into the spirit this October. 

Currently// Trying to figure out my college classes, house sitting a circus of five animals, driving way more than any human should, missing my puppy (and yes, you too mom), and spending way too much on coffee while doing homework.

Reading// Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong. This series is taking forever for me to finish, and I'm really frustrated because nothing is turning out how I wanted it and I'm kind of ready to throw it off a cliff, but I'm also so close to finishing, so I feel like I need to, you now what I mean?  Also, Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I haven't read a ton from this yet, but what I have read has been amazing and I'm excited to get more into it.

Enjoying// Julia's post, 15 minutesKate's post, The Post That Took Two Years to Write. And Ashlyn's post, Darkness Will Not Win.

Watching// Heartland has become one of my new go to shows. I'm not even a horse person, but for some reason, I really enjoy this series! Also, my mom got me started on Call of the Midwife, and that too has been a show I've consumed this past month. Plus, the bonus of these two shows is that they have a ton of seasons on Netflix, so I don't have to worry about finding a new series anytime soon. 

Loving// Blackout poetry, steaming cups of Tazo Earl Gray tea, Sundays and watching my Seahawks play, Kirkland Pacific Blend coffee in the afternoons, book mail, my English 101 professor and outings with my favorite mama. 

Disliking// Driving on Friday nights and being behind tipsy drivers, dog hair clinging to all my black clothes, having a terrible runny nose in the middle of class, Spotify not finding proof I'm a student (I WANT THAT DISCOUNT GUYS!!!), and driving towards the morning sun without sunglasses. 

Blogging// Hey There September, where I talk about what's happening as we come into the month of September. Mid-Year Book Freak Out, where I update you with all my reading news. Worth It, where I share a little bit of my heart and attempt to be artsy in my formatting. And Travel Diary: Oregon Coast - Part 1, where I share a few pictures from my trip to Florence, Oregon. 

So what's happening with you as we enter into October? 

With love,



  1. Hey, Elizabeth!

    I can't believe it's October either!!! My birthday is in less than 2 weeks and I keep thinking, "How did that sneak up on me!?" Maybe it's because for the past week I've been babysitting a bunch of little cousins and I completely lost track of time. I love them all, but I'm glad that I can get my mind back on track now. ;P
    I loved this post!


  2. I loved this post, Elizabeth :) Your posts are always really amazing. I can't believe it's October either! This year has flown by so quickly, it's crazy. It feels like I was just coming out of spring, then summer flew by (not sure how that happened) and now it's fall? WUT. I don't know. But I really want to live in the moment this October, and take time to appreciate the small things and live this life for God the whole way. I think that'll make it a pretty good month :)

  3. This was such a lovely post. :') I love hearing the odds and ends of other people's lives, plus I relate to like 87% of this, hehe. "I don't want to be that annoying person who says "I can't believe it's October!!" But I really can't." <<<<<<<<<< SAME. Also, I really wanna get into black out poetry, oh my word. You should totally share some of yours!!!

  4. I loved Ashlyn's post, Darkness Will Not Win too! I love this post! I have been watching the newest Hallmark channel show, Chesapeake Shores. I sorta ranted about it in my September Highlights post from today. It is literally the best show ever! I'm just that Hallmark channel movie girl, I guess.

    Anyway, have a great day! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

  5. ♡ Miss you too and ready for you to come home from that house sitting job! I love our outings too... looking forward to the pumpkin patch later this week. Fun post :) love, mum

  6. my post is on here?!?! gahhhhhhhhh!!! <3333333

    and how come Spotify won't see that you're a student?!! Seriously!! I LOVE SPOTIFY THO YA KNOW

  7. YAY NEW BLOG TO READ AND LOVE! (thanks so much for commenting on my blog, if you have before and i've not realised i apologise but if you haven't, then THANKS, from what i've read so far i love it all!) also i just stalked *cough* read your about page - you're homeschooled too! (well, i was) i was homeschooled from birth to 16! (i feel like it's way more normal for people to be homeschooled in the US thank the UK? I'M JEALOUS!)
    ooh also blackout poetry yesss.
    ALSO, you're making me feel ashamed..i still haven't even started driving lessons..but in my defence, you can start driving earlier in the US than over here..:P

  8. WHY IS OCTOBER HERE ALREADY. SERIOUSLY. Did it not get all of the blogger's memos that it needed to take like another month-long lunch break? XP But hey, fall is a great season so that's exciting. :D

  9. This post was oh so lovely :') The "loving" section just made me so happy, and the "Disliking" had me cringing so hard because aside from the driving that's literally been my month. XD


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