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Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2016


~ Welcome Autumn ~

October has arrived!




I've no idea how September vanished so

quickly, but here we are in the month of October.

I'm not the least bit disappointed!

October ushers in my favorite season, and

fortunately here in Texas, we are having 

cooler days and crisp evenings.



You can find the above table setting here 

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came~
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
 ~ George Cooper ~




The month of October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The looped pink ribbon has come to symbolize the international

campaign begun to raise awareness of the risks of breast cancer, 

the value of early detection, and treatment options available.



October is also

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

We adopted our sweet Sadie over four years ago.

Wee Rescue is a local organization dedicated to

rescuing Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, and Pekingese 

from Central Texas shelters.



October 7-10, 2016

Fall Festival @ MacKenzie-Childs ~ Aurora, NY

Oh, don't you know I wish I could go to this.

My friend Patti @ Pandora's Box

wrote about last year's festival here.



Landing of Columbus, John Vanderlyn, 1846
Commissioned by Congress for the Capitol Rotunda

October 10, 2016 ~ Columbus Day

Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the US in 1937 

and is celebrated the second Monday of October to recognize

the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus

in the Americas on October 12, 1492.



French Faience World War Commemorative Plate

October 24 ~ United Nations Day

Celebrated since 1948, United Nations Day marks the

anniversary of the 1945 UN Charter,

a foundational treaty to bring together the nations of the

world to prevent another war like WWII from ever occurring.



October 31 ~ Halloween

This is a holiday that needs no introduction, 

and is celebrated by children and adults here in

the states as well as in many other countries.

Halloween festivities often include dressing in costume,

special parties, and the custom of children "trick or treating"

from door to door in their neighborhood.

What is your favorite Halloween memory?



Fall in Love With Texas

Be sure to join us each day this week
as we share fall inspiration in our homes.
To begin the tour tomorrow morning head over to
Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles.
Thanks, Katie, for being our hostess.
Hyacinths for the Soul 
will be featured on Thursday.

Joining


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