Fall is usually a great time to start a new routine or try new things. This month I have my eye on a few things I want to try - food, entertainment, and even some new habits to form!
October is a great time to do a reset for the house since kids are now back in school. Especially true this year since everyone has been home all day every day for the last eighteen months. I have some time now to do a bit of fall cleaning and decluttering!
Josh Becker from Becoming Minimalist has lots of great advice for decluttering and setting up good habits. One piece of advice from his post, 7 Daily Habits for a Clutter-Free Home, really struck me - “Clutter is often the result of procrastination - decisions put off or small jobs left unfinished. Counteract this procrastination in your home with a simple rule: If a job can be completed in less than 2 minutes, do it now." That means rinsing out that coffee mug and placing it in the dishwasher, placing your dirty clothes in the hamper, or taking the garbage. Doesn't seem too hard... I’m going to put that into practice to help tame some clutter.
Moon Drop Grapes - Have you tried these yet? If not, you need to run to your neighborhood grocery store to grab some. These tubular blue-black grapes are from the Grapery, the same folks that introduced the Cotton Candy grapes. These grapes are the perfect snacks to put into the kids lunches for the month of October.
And if you're craving something a bit more sweet this season, I highly recommend baking up some fresh fall desserts. We just got our new ovens installed (don’t get me started on how long it took - 5.5 months!) Needless to say, we’ve been on a roll baking - oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, banana bread, pumpkin bread. The next one on deck is this pumpkin chocolate chip recipe from Say Yes. Chocolate chips AND pumpkin combo sounds like a win-win.
Have you seen Squid Games on Netflix yet? I haven’t, but my husband and both girls have already finished the nine episode series! It is a show from South Korea, but has made its way to No.1 on Netflix Top 10 list in the US. It is a grim, violent thriller where contestants deep in debt risk their lives to play children’s games for a chance to win a cash prize ( US $38 million). This is on my watch list for October. I just need to decide if I’m going to watch it dubbed or with subtitles.
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