Favorite Things This Week

This week we dive into Halloween, new goals, new projects, the Holidays, and something fun at the end.

Do you still have a sugar buzz from all the Halloween candy?  Most of our candy has been put up in a cabinet, out of sight from little eyes.  He’s sneaky and will try to just admire it.  Then, a sucker or something else will somehow come unwrapped.  How did that happen?  Kid, I know your tricks to get treats.


Wow!  Lots of fun for P this Halloween.  He wanted to be Dracula.  Not a scary Dracula either, just more like P in a cape Dracula.  Success!

Bonus points go to hubby for P’s Halloween attire.  It was cold before trick or treating, so hubby grabbed this adorable sweater and velvet jacket.  The sweater was handmade by hubby’s grandma for him when he was a little boy.  Still has the tag in from grandma.  My mother in law had held on this velvet coat too that was hubby’s.  How adorable is P in this combination?

With P being Dracula I found a headband with a little witch hat on it to use during trick or treating.  It was just right.  Even wore it to get in some exercise before all the festivities.  Hey, I’m not going to reach my goals if I’m not putting in the time, even on Halloween.


Goals for November

For a while I was setting and sharing my monthly action items.  While I have gotten out of the habit of sharing, I have still been focusing on action items each month.  As the holiday season starts to set in, it’s important to hold myself accountable, so I don’t get lost in the busyness that arises.

  • Get in 30-60 minutes of physical activity daily.  This helps keep me balanced and focused.
  • Aim for eight hours of sleep per night.  I’m a teeny bit cranky when I don’t get enough sleep.
  • Take the stairs at work when I’m not walking with someone.  It’s a great booster throughout a day full of sitting.
  • Say no.  Especially to things that will stress me out.
  • Say yes to the things that will bring joy.
  • Put things on the calendar to avoid conflicts.  This also helps with planning for meals and exercise.

Halloween Quilts

While P has one Halloween quilt already, I’m pondering making a second.  Who doesn’t need two Halloween quilts.  Below are some inspirational ideas.

Daydreams of Quilts – Jack O’ Heart quilt 

In Color Order – Halloween Nine Patch Quilt

Makin’ Projiks – Halloween Quilt

Priscillas – Halloween Quilts (it’s their first quilt)

The Crafty Quilter – An Elegant Halloween Quilt

Christmas Projects

Already thinking and planning ahead for Christmas.  Decorations won’t come out until closer to Thanksgiving at our house, so I have some time to prep.  Are there any projects you are wanting to make for Christmas?  Here are a couple that I may work in and have P help me create.


via Crafts by Courtney




Check back this weekend for a new finished baby quilt.  If you need a good laugh, check this out.  Do you have a favorite Julia Roberts movie?  I’m torn between Steel Magnolias or Knotting Hill.

I started the weekly favorites to share a little more about me.  Sewing and quilting may seem boring to most people.  There is so much more to my life that these posts are a glimpse into all the other things that encompass my weeks.  The post may contain affiliate links.  If you may a purchase from a link, I may receive a small compensation.