Friday Faves: Friday, October 25, 2013

It seems like time ramps up to warp speed right after Labor Day. Between then and Christmas, it feels like time just flies. How is it possibly the end of October? And cold and flu season… I managed to catch my first cold of the season, which is a real bummer because a) I don’t really get sick that often, and b) I feel like I shouldn’t kiss all over Nora when I’m constantly blowing my nose or popping a Halls to soothe my raw throat. I’m going to blame my two recent trips for how lousy I’m feeling.

Luckily the weekend is a blank slate, for a change. And I intend to keep it that way! Looking forward to some R & R to make me feel better as we get ready for the calendar to flip to November.

Whatever you are up to this weekend, have a good one… and enjoy these links.

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Last weekend was pumpkin overload. Not only did I have my first PSL of the season (and then quickly decided I just don’t care for it much anymore), but I finally made a pumpkin treat for Nora’s Halloween lunch. It’s one of my favorites so I’m making it again today to take to Nora’s Halloween party at day care (how is it that our five-month old has a fuller Halloween party schedule than we do?).

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With the fall chill really in the air (we had to turn on our heat last weekend!), I’m snapping up warm, cozy pieces which are perfect for fall layering. I really love this one from one of my new faves, Lands’ End’s Canvas collection.

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I make no secret about the fact that I’m not a football fan. I am, however, a fan of food that most people eat while watching football. Crock pot Italian beef is one of my faves, and perfect for fall. The best is when you throw it all in the crock pot in the morning before work, and come home to a warm, hearty dinner ready to go.

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I think all of these terrible drivers live in Lincoln Park. And let’s not forget the ones who have no clue how a 4-way stop works.

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Cute kids in funny Halloween costumes. Never gets old.

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So many things to love about fall. Like those rustic white pumpkins!

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One of my mom friends posted this in our Facebook group. So sweet.

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I’m only working three days per week right now, so my time in the office is precious. Sadly, I often find myself feeling like this.