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Hello October 2021! (Saturday Spotlight)

Hello October 2021 and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Yes, I know it’s no longer Saturday but I just returned from a long weekend of college tours throughout the Boston area.  Of course, I was hoping to be there during peak fall foliage season but the leaves were just starting to change.  Oh well…I guess I’ll have to go back!  Anyway, while we’re all in the fall mood, this week I’m highlighting October related goodies…Let’s get started…

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Hello October 2021!

Yes, everyone’s favorite month has arrived!

sidewalk and falling leaves - hello october 2021

October Decorating Inspiration:

Freshen up your outdoor spaces…

Once October arrives, I usually start adding seasonal touches to my outdoor spaces.  Since I’m a little behind this year, I’ll show you how I decorated my patio for fall last year…

orange mums and pumpkins - Hello October 2021

Create a Halloween tablescape…

Yes, Halloween is just around the corner!  If you’re looking for ideas for a Halloween table, check out my black and white Halloween table setting…  

mini white jack o lantern on table setting - Hello October 2021

Say Hello to October with a Fun New Tradition:

Who says Halloween is just for kids?…

In the days leading up to Halloween, get the whole neighborhood involved with a “spook basket” tradition.  As you can see from a previous year’s basket, it’s fun for the kids – and adults!

pumpkin basket filled with treats - Hello October 2021

You can get really creative with what you include in your basket or gift bag.  Any excuse to shop right?

Speaking of shopping…

October Shopping Ideas:

If you’re looking for gift ideas for someone with an October birthday, you could always choose something with a birthstone.  In case you’re wondering, the October birthstone is an opal.  

This opal necklace is a perfect October gift and I love the unique shape.

*While we’re talking about gifts, you might want to start thinking about holiday shopping.  Yes, I know it’s only October but apparently, there’s a supply chain problem these days.  Who knows what things will be like in a month or two…

Back to October shopping ideas…

How cute is this ghost serving platter?!!  Kind of makes me want to throw a Halloween party!

After all, do we even celebrate any other October holidays in the USA?  Sure, there’s Columbus Day…though I can’t say I’ve ever attended a Columbus Day party!

Not only is the ghost serving platter adorable, but these mugs are so cute too! 

Plus, they’d make a cute addition to a “spook basket” like I mentioned above!

Hello October Quotes:

Celebrate fall with some inspiring sayings…

Everyone seems to get so excited about October…especially in the blogging world.  Am I right?  Here are some popular “hello October” quotes I’m sure we’ll be seeing everywhere this month…

Hello Fall Quotes - I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

Yes, that’s a popular one for October printables, pillows and all kinds of home decor.  Swing over to Etsy and you’ll see what I mean!  Also, feel free to pin or print either of my little graphics if you like!

Fall Quote - Hello October ideas

And for even more ways to say hello to October 2021, here are a few ideas from around the internet:

Hopefully, some of these October ideas will inspire you!

What do you love most about October?

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  1. Thank you so much for including my pampas grass wreath! I love to see your shopping finds, like the opal necklace. Have a great week!

  2. College tours! Oh, my, it’s that time??? I loved doing that (the SATs and Essay writing, not so much)! My front porch is decked out, but mums are mingling with holdout summer blooms. Spook baskets sound like fun!

    1. Yes, I can’t believe I have a high school senior!! You’re way ahead of me on the porch decor… Have a great day, Amy!

  3. I hate that you guys missed the leaves changing, Shelley! Almost everyone I’ve spoken to say it seems like they’re changing later and later each year. Of course, we’re still green in Florida so we have to live vicariously through you. Love these fun and festive Halloween and Fall ideas. I can’t believe how fast this month is flying by already! Sending you hugs and off to pin, CoCo

    1. Thanks Coco! It’s hard to time it perfectly. Luckily, we should have some pretty fall colors here in New Jersey. So, even though I missed New England, I still might be able to enjoy some color! Thanks for stopping by!

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