Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Currently: October 2021

Hello and welcome to October! It’s hard to believe it’s the tenth month of 2021 already, but here we are!

Pumpkin tea light candle holder from Yankee Candle

This is usually the month that the weather becomes more fall-ish here in Pittsburgh and there are so many fun festivals and activities going on. Here’s what’s current in my life this month.


A Fall Weekend

It felt like autumn officially hit Pittsburgh this past weekend. The temperature ranged from the low 40s to the mid-60s. There was sunshine, wind, and rain. Typical fall weather for the ‘Burgh.

I had quite the social weekend! It was delightful to get out and be with people I adore, but man am I tired. Classic introvert right here.


Friday started off with an early morning baking session. I made pumpkin spice gingersnaps, and then headed off to work. Jimmy and I battled rush hour traffic to get to the other side of Pittsburgh in the evening. I had an Origami Owl party to attend and I brought the cookies along.

Jimmy and I drive through Pittsburgh traffic constantly, and I’ve learned to bring reading material (yes, I am one of those people who can read in the car, haha), have long talks with Jimmy, listen to music, or nap. I take my best naps in Jimmy’s truck!

The Origami Owl party was a blast, and I signed up to host one at my house next month. I’m super excited 🙂

On Saturday, Jimmy, Hannah, Josh (Han’s fiancé), and I all piled into Jimmy’s truck and drove to West Virginia to visit Cabela’s, which is a big hunting and fishing store I’ve blogged about many times.


After grabbing lunch and exploring Cabela’s, we headed to a nearby bookstore. Hannah and I spent at least half an hour in the Christian book aisle because she wanted to buy a journaling Bible.

I had to laugh when we were still in the aisle and my phone rang with a text message. Jimmy had taken a picture of Hannah and I sitting in the aisle and sent it to me. We were so immersed in our search that we didn’t even notice he had taken a picture.


After finishing up at the bookstore, we went to Target! Hannah thought it would be fun if Josh and Jimmy picked out outfits for us to try on. I actually loved what Jimmy picked out so much that I bought it to wear for our Christmas pictures next month. Go Jimmy!

Another item I picked up at Target? Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.


They’re great! I’ve had them plain and in yogurt a few times now and have really enjoyed them.

Sunday was spent at church and working around the house. When Jimmy and I came home from the morning service, Malcolm and Lola greeted us as usual. When I bent down to unzip my boots, Malcolm hopped on my back. As I type this post Lola is laying on my legs. Am I weird for loving when our pets smother me?!


It was a good weekend indeed!

What did you do over the weekend?