Monday, October 5, 2009

i heart October


I LOVE October.

I am so happy it's here! I try to cherish every bit of this month, it truly is my favorite. There are SO MANY things to LOVE! {of course having a birthday during this month doesn't hurt either} Being an autumn girl at heart, I have to say my #1 favorite thing about October is the change of season--the leaves--and the crisp air outside. Oh, i miss that dearly! CA has had some crisp air lately, which has been amazing! October kick starts the "holiday season", it's Hot Cocoa time {you may drink it year round like I do, but it's much more enjoyable when its cold out}, sweaters & boots, fall recipes like butternut squash soup (omg! yum!), etc! etc! etc!.


glitter pumpkins...

gourmet hot cocoa..
oversized sweaters...
I am one happy chick during this month! ah! I used to say to Jeni (not sure if she remembers this) "we aren't allowed to have anything bad this month! only good things happen in October". haha, I am a total dork--but I'm just an autumn baby.


To kick start my October, I enjoyed some fashion @ Phoenix Fashion Week.
I was asked by one of their emerging designers to design headbands for her runway show {pictures coming later}. Although it's not a huge fashion event, I thought it would be a great experience. And as luck would have it, I sold enough MEC at the trunk show to pay for the entire trip! I loved getting dressed up & going to the runway shows! The first night I had just flown in & was not able to attend, but to my surprise my balcony over looked the runway so I was able to enjoy room service & watch the shows! The second night I attended the event. I took a million pictures, here are just a few:


I was also able to enjoy dinner with these fine ladies:
Lindsay's boyfriend called us "the first wives club" because all of us are married but her, it was pretty funny. We laughed a lot, I sure am going to miss them when I move to OC.


October has only begun & I'm already loving it!

16 comments:

Alison said...

I'm with you! I love fall. Give me some caramel apple cider, and my boots/scarves/sweaters, and I am good to go!

Keef and Brit said...

twin... I Heart October... possibly as much as you do. I am so glad it is this time of year. I am trying to convince K to make glitter pumpkins with me. I wish you were here to do fall things with. I esp. miss our Hot cocoa runs in the morning.

Amanda and Ry said...

You are so cute. Your vivid description of October makes me so excited too haha! And those rockstar glitter pumpkins are fabulous. I'll have to try that. And by the way, SO AWESOME that you were a part of Phoenix Fashion week.. my cousin in law is a star!!

Dominique said...

I *heart* you Mari! You have great taste and style and you are super sweet to boot. LOVE the glittered pumpkins!!!

Dominique said...

p.s. Since it dipped below 70* we had pot roast last night. I love fall/winter comfort food.

The Alvords said...

It is also my favorite month. I LOVE Fall and am actually glad I live in Utah for the month of October. I can't wait to hear all about your MEC trunk show. You are amazing and I love you. Oh, and I know what I'm getting you for your birthday. I hope you love it!

Adam & Samantha said...

whoa! please tell me how you make glitter pumpkins!! those are so cute! and congrats on the fashion show. you are amazing!

Spiker said...

Right there with you! I love fall! We will have to make sure to carve early this year!

Brittany and Johnse said...

Fall is my VERY favorite time of year...one of the biggest reasons I am going to miss Utah so much this fall is all the beautiful leaves and colors there!

lori and clark remington said...

I agree! I love fall...it's by far my favorite time of year...besides my birthday is in the fall what more could you ask for! I love fall clothes the best and the weather and cooking soups and pumpkin everything(as you can see by my blog!).

lauren said...

long live Glitter pumpkins!!!!!!! We shouod make some in NY and decorate Amm's apartment! :)))))

Jeni said...

I remember! I do! I love fall too, especially now that I have Olivia to put into fabulous fall outfits. I need glitter pumpkins, by the way.

Kellie Spiker said...

Very exciting! October starts off the holiday season! I love it! I love the pumpkins too. I saw those on the Martha Stewart show! Very fun!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

mari, you are so awesome! way to go on the fashion week thing! i love the crispy air in the mornings now too. and halloween decorations. we should have a fall party. when is your bday?

Lexi said...

I also LOVE fall! Its my fav. time of year! That is so cool that you got to do the fashion week thing, sounds like so much fun!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

word on the the fall sentiments. 'bout time's alls I'm sayin. Our favorite time of year as well.