Friday Favorites – The First of October

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I know that it feels like October is every bloggers favorite month.  Fall means blanket scarves, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and fashion pictures with colorful leaves in the background.  Growing up in Massachusetts, October was my absolute favorite month.  Something about those striking blue skies, bright sunshine, the slight chill in the air and the smell of bonfires in the night.  Fall means football, family, good food and cuddling up with your loves……pumpkin shaped Reese’s of course.  In Florida, you have to make an effort to experience the change of the season when you are sweating by noon.  This weekend I am busting out the sparkly pumpkins and light up witch hats to decorate our place.  I am looking forward to this weekend!  Let’s get right into these favorites!

Fall quotes

Favorite Song

Ohhhh is this song about Biebs?”  Mark asked me that in the car the other day when we heard this song.  Catchy hook and good beat.  Same Old Love – Selena Gomez.


Favorite Recipe

How good do these look for Football food this weekend?  Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce full recipe here.


Favorite Workout

I’ll tell you what, full body push ups are the best bang for your buck.  I was never able to do one until Pure Barre and now I can totally rock them out.  They really help sculpt your upper body.

Fall workouts

Favorite Purchase

These dark flares from this Fall Shopping Guide post.  What is on your shopping list after checking this post?

The ultimate pair of dark flare skinnies.

Favorite Funnies

When I vow no more Fall shopping then I get an email alert about a flash sale


Healthcare peeps……being told that the October 1st launch of ICD 10 will be completely seamless


Waiting on a certain blog photographer to take pictures while another football game goes into overtime


When someone tries to finish telling my story


Finally.  Scrolling through Facebook during October and seeing adult Halloween costume parties


Alright now it’s your turn!  Tell me your favorites from the week.  What is your favorite thing to do in October?  Tell me what game you are excited to watch this weekend!  Thank you all for your love and thoughtful comments on this post.  It was so good to catch up with everyone!

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55 responses to “Friday Favorites – The First of October”

  1. Kimmi says:

    I am so in love with flares! So excited they are back! Also that song is awesome! Great catchy tune!

  2. Oh man that last GIF is hilarious!
    Morgan |

  3. julie says:

    love that memes so funny! I am also a fan of those tone it up girls. they make working out look so fun! and those chicken wings…yum!

  4. Haha, I remember that show from Fresh off the Boat where she does the Karaoke. That show cracks me up every time:). That cover photo you took is breathtaking. Did you take it? It’s just what I imagine New England Falls to be. Happy Weekend!

  5. Those wings look awesome for football! I can’t imagine how awesome fall was up north. Texas holds onto summer forever, but I always pretend its fall like weather outside :) Have a great weekend!

  6. Pinky says:

    Octobers are so beautiful! Love the dark jeans, perfect for fall and your funnies have me cracking up!

  7. Haha I said the same thing about Justin’s song “What do you mean?” I do love Selena’s new song though! And those wings look amazing! I’m so excited it’s Oct, really hoping this means some slightly cooler weather for us but I won’t hold my breath. Maybe the rain will stop though! Happy Friday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. The fact that you said ICD10 and I knew what you meant because Gary used to work for medical software made me shutter LOL!! I love Selena Gomez, all her music is seriously so catchy!! I have to admit one of the main reasons I moved to Boston is for the Fall – it’s the best season in the world right HERE!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  9. Nichole says:

    I have bad interrupteritis, and that would so be me about the “duet”, hahaha! UM, can I have those wings for breakfast?!

  10. Jenn says:

    Yay for yummy football food and awesome catchy songs! :)
    I freaking love your funnies every week. ESPECIALLY the stupid ICD-10 codes. OMG…nightmare at my work too…I can’t. And I can totally relate to the first funny about no more purchases. Too many sales!!! :)
    Happy weekend friend!!

  11. Joey says:

    I am so obsessed with that song! Such a good beat! Happy Friday, lovie. And funny–October, aside from the weather, is my least favorite month. I absolutely loathe halloween, and I swear it’s celebrated all month. Wake me up in November, okay? :)

  12. maddie says:

    I want to love flares but when you are 5’3, they don’t love you back quite the way you would like;) I do tend to love them on everyone else though. and yes, I guess it does seem every blogger loves October. It has always been my favorite month, but when you grow up in places like Mass and Virginia where the colors are so striking, it’s hard not to.

  13. Ashley says:

    Hahaha the blog photographer gif is the best. Brian is bribed with a beer when we head out for pictures. It’s the best way to get him moving! ;)

  14. Michelle says:

    I started burning my Radiant Red Maple candle this week from B&BW and it is AMAZING! Cuddling up and reading a book while that candle was burning was the best part of my week by far. Are you a TIU girl?!

    xo – Michelle

  15. Nadine says:

    MMmm pumpkin shaped reeses!!! Those wings with that sauce sound amazing. The flash sales are killing me. Stop tempting me with all the pretty things!!! AHHHHH!!!!! I pulled out some of our Halloween stuff this week. I love it! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  16. Bracing for a long rainy weekend in GA but excited for football and maybe my first fire in the fireplace! Fingers crossed!

  17. Emily says:

    My biggest goal in life is to get down a full pushup. I am so close. So. Close. Hurry up, body.

    Mmmmm, punkpin shaped Reese’s! The best time of year!

  18. love me some selena and justin – even if they are not together, they make good music ha. love those flares! happy friday friend :) hope you have a good weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  19. Kelly K says:

    Love those dark flares! So adorable! I think I would give up fully experiencing fall weather for Florida weather year round!

    The blog photographer gif made me laugh so hard! We go through that exact struggle every weekend.

  20. Beard lightyear in the house, where da hoes at?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Omg, that just made my morning. I’m still actually laughing out loud. And right there with you sister, it’s 97 out and my sparkle pumpkins are in FULL effect! Whatevs. I have a fashion shoot with plaid planned this weekend and I already know I’m going to need to edit the sweat off my face before those pics make it to the internet. Southern living, y’all!

  21. YAY that you got those flares girl!! I bet they look great on you, share an outfit soon!!! Chris really likes Selena Gomez haha. Not a big wings person, but those look really good!!! And as always your gifs are the best. That last one haha. So not into dressing up for Halloween.. Anyways… have a fabulous weekend lady!!!

  22. Definitely going to need to try that workout! And every year at this time, I try to remember that when I lived up north and had a real fall I didn’t like it because that meant summer was over and winter was coming *boo*. So, I love that we’ll get fall when everyone up north is getting old man winter *Florida for the win*. And those gifs – hilarious! I feel like the stores collaborate to have sales at the same time, I just want all the things!

    Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

  23. those wings!! i should make my yummy chicken crockpot wings. thanks for the reminder!!!

  24. You are making me HUNNNGRY this morning!! What is wrong with me?!

    Happy Friday!

  25. Meg Taylor says:

    Oh wow yum, those wings look sooooo good! Hope you have a great weekend.

  26. OMG I love EVERYTHING about this week’s favorites! Especially the wings and the Fitzgerald quote–perfect!

  27. Those chicken wings look delicious, I will have to try them! I know my boyfriend would be a fan. And October is definitely my favorite month… currently wearing boots, a blanket scarf, and drinking a pumpkin spice latte haha.

  28. charity says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make your chicken wings for my family for Sunday football this week! Great favorites…

  29. Carly says:

    October used to be my favorite month in Kentucky, but in Charleston it’s just not the same. I prefer April or May down here when all of the flowers are blooming. Have a good weekend!

  30. I keep saying no more fall shopping… but I seem to keep buying more with all these dang sales going on! Oh well ;) Loving that Selena song and happy happy Friday!

  31. Missy says:

    It feels like fall this morning in New Orleans! In the 60’s so time to pull out the boots! Pinning those wings and getting me some flare legs since it’s payday! Happy Weekend!

  32. trish says:

    I love wings but sauce is what’s really important and that sauce looks incredible! I’m going to save that workout-I think I can handle that! Have a happy friday!
    Trish – tales from trish

  33. Those chicken wings look delicious!! Love all of the funnies, especially the Halloween one!

  34. Amanda! You always have the best food recipes on your Friday posts! I feel like I pin them every week (including this one – YUM). I love that you included a Scream Queens Meme today. There are so many great ones. That show is hilarious!

  35. Cracking up at the “waiting patently” face for the photographer. haha… That’s something I would do. I also saw that wings recipe on Pinterest and thought they’d be great for football Sunday. Not too greasy. In fact I have then scheduled in a football related post ;-) Great minds think alike!

  36. Those gifs are life! As are those wings! I’m going to have to try them and soon. Thanks for the link up!

  37. Jennifer says:

    I too am loving my new flares! I bought some from Express for under $100! I love them!

  38. Lindsay says:

    I will trade you this Fall weather for some Florida weather please :) Thanks for the reminder to work on my push ups, ah!!!

  39. I need to get on the flare train… I just feel like they don’t look good on me!! I think I just need to get used to seeing them!

  40. Karly says:

    Those flared jeans are calling my name … Also, that .gif of Emma Roberts in the sunglasses is hilarious. I totally can relate. :) Happy Friday, lady!

  41. Rae says:

    What a great little roundup of favorites for october! I have saved the workout and will try to do it tomorrow! Thanks!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  42. I saved a pair of my favorite flares and I’m so glad I did! Love the full body push-ups, and your comment about pumpkin shaped Reese’s! Happy Weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  43. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures says:

    Thanks for sharing that little workout- can’t wait to try it!! And I have seen TONS of hilarious ICD-10 memes… luckily our office hasn’t blown up yet :)

  44. Owen Davis says:

    Well if this hurricane would GO ON I would love October. NC is currently just HOT and RAINY ugh. Love that selena gomez song. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  45. Those wings look yummy! I can make and eat them even if I don’t watch football, right?!! I can probably do one full push up and that’s about it. I’ve been slacking on the workout front, though you always post great ones on Friday that look doable. Have a great weekend!

  46. So now I am totally hooked on that song! My husband will be so happy ;) Those flares are amazing! I saw a pair on my cousin this summer and they were amazing in person too! I have them bookmarked and am just waiting for a big enough sale to justify the cost. So happy flares are back! And yay for push-ups! I totally stink at them but have been getting better since starting TIU. I miss my barre classes (we had Dailey Method) in our old neighborhood but no barre classes nearby in WI. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Annie- All Things Big and Small

  47. miche says:

    OMG those wings. I’m on call and can’t leave my house this weekend…seriously going to make those!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  48. Amanda says:

    God damn flash sales! Kryptonite!!!

  49. Yes yes to fall shopping and blanket scarves. I just ordered another one as a matter of fact. I mean they are easily the best piece of fall fashion. Your gifs kill me every time. That flash sale one is me for sure. My fiance is going to kill me when the mail starts rolling in this week. I can hear it now “Another pair of boots?!” Yes, another, but I didn’t have any grey ones. (;

  50. I love Selena’s new song! So great!

    Her Heartland Soul

  51. Ha, those GIFs were on point! And who wouldn’t love fall?! It’s the epitome of everything awesome!

  52. Kay R. says:

    Baked brown sugar chicken sounds divine!!

  53. Kristen says:

    omg beard lightyear. that is hilarious! those flare jeans are fabulous, seriously. i bet they look amazing on you!

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