October in Review

A lot of bloggers have begun doing monthly wrap-ups, and I think it’s a great way to look back and see how the time has flown! Some of the posts I wrote at the first part of the month seem so long ago by now! Sometimes when I feel like I have nothing to blog about, or that I’m not spending as much time and energy on my blog as I want to, looking back and giving myself a virtual pat on the back is just the trick to get geared up for another month’s worth of great content!

I started out the month by sharing a Chilean recipe for you guys–if you haven’t had a chance to make this, I would encourage you to try it. In fact we picked up some ingredients the other day so we can have choripan and pebre again.

Next I did a little around-the-apartment catch up work. I shared photos of the office, the patio, and our new shelving system.

My favorite October project and post has got to be my gallery wall, though. I’m still in love with it and planning on expanding it soon!

Wouldn’t you know I took not one, but two walks down Parisian Memory Lane this month? Must really be in the mood to plan another vacation ;) I shared my finds at the Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt and doctored up some spooky graves from Père Lachaise Cemetery.

I was also invited to write a guest post for Alyssa at All Things Beautiful. I spent several days soul-searching and pondering why I love interior design so much! To be honest, it took me a really long time to craft that post together, and I did some self-analysis in the process. If you haven’t checked it out yed, I would be so glad if you did!

Lastly, Doug and I attended not one but two fun Halloween parties. Doug dressed as Marty McFly from Back to the Future and I dressed as a rich old lady, wearing a fabulous sequined dress and pillbox hat I got at a thrift store here in San Diego on Garnet Street. Forgive me for not sharing pictures, but the ones I managed to take on my iPhone aren’t really making the cut. :/

There was no blog post about this, since writing about real stuff is not easy for me (decor, however–piece of cake). But as Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, I thought back to how scared I would get during thunderstorms in Kansas (including tornado warnings) but looking out my window and seeing the Sunny So Cal weather I really had a hard time imagining the extreme weather conditions. It wasn’t until the photos started appearing in the NY Times or Washington Post that I really could understand the scale of the damage, especially in places like New Jersey, where a good friend’s family lives. A few friends of ours are still without power at home, but we’re glad they are safe and sound, with alternate accommodations.


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Staci blogs about travel at TheVoyageer.com.

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