October: Currently

I honestly can't believe that it is already October, but I couldn't be more excited! October is by far my favorite month of the year, with December coming in close second for Christmas purposes. October is the time of year I get to break out my scarves, celebrate my birthday, pick pumpkins, and use all of my favorite pumpkin scented items. I am linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently. Be sure to check this out because I have a goodie for all of you! So here it goes...

Listening: I have been so busy and had so much on my mind lately that I completely forgot all about doing this yesterday on the 1st of October. Thankfully my BFF, and Matron of Honor, Jena Hudson at Sew Much Music texted me and reminded me last night. So, here I am with my clothes for the work day in the dryer de-wrinkling while I sit and sip my V8 Energy drink and blog. 

Loving: As I explained above, I love October. Birthday, pumpkins, pumpkin scented everything, cooler weather, scarves, leggings, boots, etc.

Thinking: I am starting to get a little overwhelmed by all of the things that I have going on this month, but I am very blessed for all of it.  Just to name a few, this coming weekend the city I live in, Seymour, has it's annual Oktoberfest. I never miss a year of going, and this weekend will be no different. I finally get to take Alex this year since he isn't training for his next physique competition until November (thank goodness!), so I am excited to enjoy it with him. Alex and I have our engagement pictures in the morning on Sunday the 12th and meet with the pastor at the church we want to get married at that evening. We have our Fall Break the 13th through the 17th this month and plan to get a ton of wedding things checked off of my list. The end of the month doesn't slow down much either with my birthday, my in-laws celebrating all of our October birthdays (there is something like twelve of us!), some football and, of course, fall festivals and fall parties at school.

Wanting: I am EXHAUSTED! I have been getting back into the gym after work, and I don't know if that is draining the life out of me or what. All I know is that I seriously think I could sleep for a week.

Needing: I gave up soda a month ago, and my McDonald's Dr. Pepper on the way to school was seriously the best part of my day. I'm sure you can imagine how I feel now that I have cut it out of my life. I have added in a small can of V8 Energy: Orange Pineapple, but it just doesn't get me all the way through the day. Something has gotta give here for the above reason!

Trick or Treat: TREAT! I am going to discount my fire safety items in my store with Fire Prevention Week just around the corner. I have taken off a dollar on each item and will leave it off until after Fire Prevention Week. Check out my Fire Safety Literacy, Math, & Activities Pack, as well as my Firehouse Glyph (included in my activities pack and separately). Grab them while they are discounted!

Click the below pictures to view the item in my store.

Have a great October!


  1. Wedding plans at our house too! Daughter getting married in MAY! But, plans occuring daily! I had forgotten how many things need to be done! HAHA ( 32 years married...been awhile!) Good luck...caffeine withdrawls? Try 1-2 oz. DARK chocolate...better than soda! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

  2. A fellow Indiana girl!! (I'm in Noblesville) I've tried to give up pop, but it never lasts long. Especially McDonalds diet coke, super addicting!! Good luck with your engagements pictures coming up, super fun!!
    Tickled Pink in Primary

  3. I always look forward to weekend-because then I can sleep in (and take naps :). I've cut down on my soda intake (some days!), but I don't think I could completely give it up. Kudos to you!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  4. Just found your blog through the currently linky! Wow you have a busy month...but I love this time of year too!! Good luck with getting it all done!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  5. I just love everything about October. I'm impressed you've been working out. Definitely need to get on that. Enjoy all your fun plans this month!

  6. I love breaking our all my scarves! Unfortunately, we are heading into Summer into Australia so I need to put the scarves away and get the long necklaces out! Good luck with all your wedding plans - I got married in April and while it was an amazing day, I don't have dreams away it anymore, or think about it constantly! This is a good thing! Try not to feel overwhelmed if you can... Especially as a teacher of kinder kids, you would be constantly busy at school too!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  7. I couldn't give up caffeine - kudos to you!! I am never a soda drinker but coffee is my problem. I think I need it to breathe :)
    I am super excited for Fall and pumpkin scented items too! I am ready to get out the fall candles!