Though it was still August when the grocery stores broke out their Halloween candy, (what kid wants to trick-or-treat for candy bought 2 months in advance?) I try my best to not give in to the premature celebration of Halloween. I like to really savour the fall moments appropriately and usually wait till October to start any kind of decorating, craft making, or baking.
This year I cheated a bit. I must confess, it was September 30th when I broke out ALL THREE of those things. We made these adorable glitter pumpkins that I will in turn use to decorate with, all the while baking pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I failed. However I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
On the same note, I vow to not start anything Christmas till November. (Not December? Well somehow each year December FLIES by, due to crazy busyness from parties, get togethers, christmas shopping and snow, so yes, I start in November.) I love October. It's the legitimate time of Autumn, where not only does the calendar says so, but the weather makes blatant declarations as well.
Happy Autumn, may all your homes smell of freshly turned on furnaces and spicy baked goods.