What I'm Into: October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

This is one of my favorite posts over at Anne's blog. I decided to start doing it over here and it turns out it's also a link up over at Leigh's blog. So...What I'm Into part one is here! 

October 23, 2014

Aside from a few lonely Sundays, October did not disappoint me at all. I've been taking a poetry class through Coursera, I accidentally blogged every single weekday this month, and we've had lots and lots of rain. We've got a routine going. We're home most nights for dinner. I've stayed on top of the laundry.

It's fall and we're doing just fine!

What I'm Watching

This month I've been into Once Upon a Time. Season 1 got me hooked. Season 2 almost made me quit until about half way through it. And Season 3 has been my favorite. I've been watching the current season with my brother and sister.

I've also been cheating and watching Downton Abbey with everyone in the UK. I'm not going to offer any spoilers...but I'm really looking forward to rewatching it with all of you so that we can talk about it come January!

The other night we watched Invictus. I love historical, sports related films. And Morgan Freeman. It was pretty good over all.

September 17, 2014

In the Kitchen

Fall is by far my favorite time for cooking. A few weeks ago I had a bunch of recipes in my head, so I jotted them down. It turned into a meal planning session that resulted in two weeks worth of meals planned all at once. It's been wonderful!

I tried these three recipes: New England Bar Pizza, Beef Stew, and Butterscotch Blondies.

My thoughts on these new recipes:  I've made the pizza twice now and the Beef Stew will be a staple as long as the weather is cold. I've always wanted to like Blondies, but I just don't.

Other favorites were Cinnamon Raisin Bread and Brownies (straight from a box).

October 26, 2014

 What I'm Reading

I picked up my first Shauna Niequist book. I wasn't disappointed!

I finally read "By Searching" by Isobel Kuhn after hearing about it from Darlene for years. It's going on my FAVORITES list.

And I also read Agatha Christie's Autobiography which paired well with Kuhn's book and the general mood of my Fall Reading List. It's another 5 star book for sure!

October 25, 2014

On the Blog

You become what you behold. 

Contemplating Heaven: When You Don't, What It Is, Why We Must, and How To Keep Setting Your Hope In God.

My sister got a post all to herself!

Food Should Taste Good: Savory OR Sweet 

Thoughts On an Ordinary Tuesday. 

Fall Fun at the Corn Maze

I Found a Poem I Love and several of you were surprised to find that you loved it too! 



  1. So fun to meet another Downton Abbey fan! Will it be worth the wait?

  2. Once Upon a Time is my JAM! yayyy
    and i always love your recipe posts (even if i dopn't always comment, i always drool haha)

  3. When we were in Scotland, we saw where they shot Downton Abbey. It is a really good show.

  4. Yay for reading Shauna's book! I'm so glad you picked up one of her books and (hopefully!) enjoyed it, too. :)

  5. A poetry class sounds like fun! I'm really loving OUAT this season- it keeps me guessing. I can't wait to watch the new season of Downton Abbey!

    Thanks for linking up with What I'm Into!

  6. I love 'By Searching'! I've got an old and battered 1960 edition I dig out from time to time. She's a little bit intense for my taste and of her times I guess (dancing is of the devil!) but at the same time the tone of her memoir feels quite modern. I love how candid she is about her life.

  7. I can't wait for Downton to start! I've thought about watching with the UK but didn't so I'll have to wait until January.

  8. I am really enjoying Once Upon a Time this season too! :)


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