TTD faves: fall & Halloween books

The first official day of fall was over the weekend and you know what that means? I got to put up the Halloween books on our new reading nook shelves. Guys, I’m slightly concerned at my overexcitement.


I can’t wait to share what the boys and I are reading this season. Get ready for ghouls and ghosts galore! Current fave: Room on the Broom 🙂


Little Owl // Bonaparte Falls Apart // Never Touch a Monster // Goodnight Moon
Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles // Darth Vader and Son
The Scariest Book Ever // Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Where the Wild Things Are // Trick or Treat? // Five Silly Ghosts // Ghosts in the House!
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie // Dracula // Room on the Broom

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Friday faves

Sears_Rider[had to get in a few more rides before Sears closes]

Before fall shows start back up, I’ve been checking out a few of the Netflix original movies. One that I absolutely adored was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as it was basically a Downton Abbey reunion.

I popped by my local Wal-Mart this week to snag a runner I had shipped to store. Of course, I got sidetracked and also walked out of there with a few other things that I think you’ll all love as well: this huge candle that smells delicious, another one of my favorite buffalo check throws, wire hampers with copper handles and a cart full of amazingly priced pumpkins for the porch.

If you are in the market for some new throw pillow covers (and happen to love buffalo check as much as I do), then I highly recommend these. My neighbor gave them to me for our couch, and for this price, the quality is amazing!

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Mo’s fall faves 2018

Guess who’s back, back again. Aunt Mo’s back, tell a friend!


I know the new year starts January 1st but there’s something about September that has always felt like a fresh new start. I think it has something to do with new school years (that are non-existent for me now) and my birthday (which comes on the 4th of September whether I want it to or not).

Which is why it’s no surprise – to me, anyway – that I always feel like treating myself to a few new items for my wardrobe and bookshelf. Here’s this year’s installment of: something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.

Something you want…

Something you need…
  • I have a hand-me-down vacuum (like…late 90’s style) and it’s such a pain to lug it up and down stairs to do a quick vac sesh. I’ve got my eye on this beauty. Fingers crossed it’s a black Friday sale somewhere!
Something to wear…
Something to read…
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Download: Beaverdale Fall Festival 2018

Over the weekend we got to enjoy one of my favorite traditions as a child – the Beaverdale Fall Festival.

On Saturday AM, I got up after a rough night of sleep to hit the brick streets for the Beaverdash 5K. I love running into my grade + high school bestie (and her sister) every year, but this one was even more special because we got to take a pic with Dale!


The weather was very un-fall like, which was a bummer, but the kids didn’t seem to mind! They had a blast collecting bags full of candy and treats.


After a quick cool down and some pizza at Aunt Mo’s house, the older kids decided to check out the carnival rides. As I sat there feeling queasy, watching them spin in circles, I wondered to myself how I was ever able to ride those things!


And now we count down the days until the next Fall Fest is here!

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Friday faves


If your littles are anything like mine, they love themselves some Thomas the Train. When the number one tank engine came for a visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad last year we took Everett and he had a blast! Well, he is back in town starting this weekend and this time around both boys are climbing aboard with their auntie. Choo-choo!

One of my absolute favorite events of the year is upon us – Beaverdale Fall Festival. Kicking off this evening and running through tomorrow night, you can join in on all the neighborhood fun. I grew up with the fondest memories of the carnival rides and bingo games inside my grade school gymnasium, and it is so fun to get to share those things now with my boys!

A fellow blogger posted that she picked up this darling sherpa coat for one of her boys, and now I can’t stop thinking about it. I mean, Everett needs it, right?

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Little looks: Halloween jammies 2018

I can’t hold back any longer. I really wasn’t planning on going live with this post until next week, but I’m too excited for matching Halloween jammies!

Here is this year’s round-up of the spookiest pjs for your little ghouls and goblins:

LittleLooks_HalloweenPJs20181 // Gap Monsters
2 // Old Navy “Boo!”
3 // Gap Donuts
4 // Carters Halloween Ghost
5 // Burt’s Bees Halloween Rugby Stripe
6 // Cat & Jack Skeleton
7 // Burt’s Bees Shooting Star Bee Zip Up Pajamas
8 // Gymboree Petal Pink

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Little looks: fall faves

It’s hard to believe that we are already into September, but alas, here we are. I’ve been focusing on picking up items for the boys over the last few weeks to fill in some missing gaps within their fall wardrobe.

I’m especially obsessed with the pre-order I placed this morning for some amazing items from Childhoods Clothing. They are a fave of mine and the pre-order (going on NOW) will run for 48 hours. Some of these items can be hard to snag during new releases, so I love that they are allowing a pre-order. Basically, I want toffee everything for fall!

Are you doing some fall shopping for your littles? I’d love to hear what you are grabbing! Be sure to share in the comments.

Cat & Jack Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
Gap Stripe Tights
Hanna Andersson Pincord Pocket Dress
Hanna Andersson Pincord Pocket Skirt
Cat & Jack Arizona Cowboy Boots
Cat & Jack Long Sleeve Henley Shirt
Childhoods Clothing Gusset Pants in Toffee
H&M Corduroy Pants
J.Crew Factory Walker vest
Cat & Jack Berkley Sneakers

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