Ah, October. I’m sure you’ve all seen or read this quote, but every time I see it, it still rings true.
There is so much to look forward to this month, and before I get to the national days and goals I wanted to share what I’m doing to capture some of those October moments before they are gone.
One of the reasons I love Instagram are the photo challenges. They give me a creative outlet during an otherwise left-brained day. What better way to kick off this next month than by combining those fun challenges with one of the best months of the year?! #ChasingMyOctober was born when I teamed up with @HomeRefreshTherapy with the hope that we can all capture these upcoming October moments together. Blogger or non-blogger, this will be a fun way to explore new accounts and see things from a different perspective. Just use the #ChasingMyOctober hashtag, follow the prompts as much as possible, and have fun with it. We can’t wait!!
What else is happening this month? I’m sure you’ve been on pins and needles waiting for these National Days so here you go…you can use them for your social networks, meal planning, or just for a laugh. Everyday there is something to celebrate :).
October National Days
1st – Homemade Cookie Day
2nd – Name Your Car, World Smile, Custodial Workers Recognition
3rd- Techies Day
4th – Golf, Taco, Vodka day
5th – Child Health, Apple Betty, Do Something Nice Day
6th- Noodle, Mad Hatter, German American
7th – Frappe Day
8th – Poetry, Pierogy
9th – Moldy Cheese Day
10th- Angel Food Cake, Costume Swap, Chess, Motorcycle Ride Day
11th- Pastor Appreciation Day, Sausage Pizza
12th- Native American, Gumbo, Kick Butt Day
13th- Train Your Brain Day
14th – Dessert, Be Bald & Free, Take Your Parents To Lunch, Stop Bullying, ER Nurses Day
15th- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, Grouch Day, Cake Decorating, Get Smart about Credit, Latino and AIDS Awareness
16th – Department Store, Mammography, Liqueur Day
17th – Black Poetry, Pasta, Sweets Day
18th – Chocolate Cupcake
19th – Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
20th – Brandied Fruit, Pharmacy Tech Day
21st – Pumpkin Cheesecake, Reptile Awareness
22nd – Nut Day
23rd- Mole Day
24th – Food, National Make a Difference Day
25th – Greasy Food, Mother in Law Day
26th – Pumpkin
27th – American Beer
28th – Chocolate Day
29th – Cat Day, Oatmeal Day
30th – Candy Corn, Breadstick, Frankenstein Day
31 – Caramel Apple, Magic
7 hours of sleep a night (at least 5 nights a week)- failed.
Get started on changing blog layout – nailed it. Started and finished. New look!
Figure out Anniversary gift- semi nailed it. We both went pretty low key this year.
Deep Clean House – failed it.
Put up Fall decorations – Semi nailed it. They’ll all be up by the end of the day though!
Start up with indoor sand volleyball – Nailed it.
Finish Book for work – Nailed it!
Put together and do an IG Challenge
Throw Bella a 10-year-old Birthday Party
Finish Book Club Book and Living Well Spending Less Book
Start meal planning for week or even month.
Start planning out workouts
Finish redoing and organizing closet
Go to the consignment shops with select items from closet
I’m keeping it simple this month, because life has a way of complicating it soon enough all on its own!