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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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What To Do On An October Weekend During Covid 19


I keep reminding myself that this is the time of year I wait for. It is so easy to let these days pass in a blur of necessary activity, without noticing the leaves floating down around me and the sun glistening through the colorful trees. If I am not careful, I will miss the fun spooky movies on AMC and the scent of crisp leaves outside my front door.

Here are some of the ways we are attempting to make the most of these fleeting, spooky, cozy days. Maybe you will find something you can add to your October weekend! (Click on the orange for a link.)

1. Spiderweb Munch This is a sweet treat we have made forever! Peyton makes it every year and we enjoy it during one of our favorite family Halloween movies. Two of our favorites are Halloweentown and Twitches.  

2. Candles and Coffee are a simple way to slow down and relax and enjoy the cozy autumn days. Bonus points for a spooky, festive mug.

3. Fall Harvest Cake This is an amazing cake we have been making forever! It is a delicious addition to any autumn evening.

4. Pumpkin Stuffed Shells This is a delicious dinner for this time of year!  So good!

5. Take a ride and see the leaves during the day and Halloween decorations during the evening. Remember to play a festive Halloween playlist! 

6. Take advantage of all the fun and festive masks available now! Mine is comfy and fun and I found it on Etsy.

Well, time for me to get started enjoying this beautiful autumn day. Have a cozy, spooky, festive weekend, my friends! Feel free to share what you will be doing down below in the comments! Thanks for visiting!


  1. I think I love these posts more than any others because of the COLORS!! You know I'm a fall freak, so your pics make me so happy!! :)

  2. It's pushing 90 degrees here today and the a/c is running. However, I did light my fall scented candle just like on that one meme. Ha! Definitely need to check out your recipes. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. All those recipes look good! And I think Mocha could still feel the pea even under that thick stack of blankets! 🤔❤️

  4. This post is making me hungry! Beautiful fall leaves. Love it!

  5. Such a wonderful time of year, enjoy the fleeting moments of Autumn.

  6. Your fall pictures are so pretty and it is fun to see them all. Have a great Saturday and weekend.

  7. Thank you for always making me smile...yep, leaves are changing here too. Have a beautiful weekend, friend.

  8. I may have to try those recipes this week. I would love to know where to find the coffee cups I have seen on your posts recently.
    Thanks for sharing your love of Fall and Halloween.

  9. Lovely fall photos! I miss having cable and having the scary movies on as background noise every day. I know, I can still stream them but it isn't quite the same. We have watched a few and Veronica has surprisingly enjoyed them with me.

  10. I'm trying to soak up all the wonderful moments too dear Friend! You know I share such a passion for this season as well. I have been spending a lot of time outdoors as the color has been extra gorgeous in the northwoods this year. I'll be sharing pics in a post tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your cozy and warmth and love for all things seasons and especially Fall! I can never get enough and want to move in. Do you think your family would notice? Or mind? Lol

  11. This is such a wonderful time of the year. Thank you for sharing these beautiful fall pictures. My kiddos and I have fall break from school this week and we are definitely to make that Spiderweb Munch!

  12. The Fall Harvest cake looks amazing. I wish I had a piece to go with my coffee this morning. And the pumpkin stuffed shells, Yummy! Your doggy looks so cute sitting there on top of the blankets. The jack o lantern candle is delightful - oh, candles do make a home so cozy and comfortable, don't they?


  13. Oh Lady you get me craving sweets now. the pumpkin shells sound yummy. your halloween movies favorites are on our favorites list too! Do you like paranorman?


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