31 things to do in October

Happy October! September flew right by, and now there is that fall crispness in the air as leaves change color and begin to blanket the ground. I love October most of all, and that’s why i am so excited to share my list of 31 things to do in October with you!

31 Things To Do In October

1. Head to the apple orchard and pick apples.
2. Go leaf peeping and drive around seeing the beautiful color changes.
3. Take a trip to the pumpkin patch.
4. Buy some fall themed candles and bathroom soap.
5. Sign up for a Halloween themed 5k or fun run.
6. Head to the woods for a hike.
7. Send “You’ve Been Booed” happy mail to friends.
8. Have a scary movie marathon.
9. Visit a cider mill for donuts and hot mulled cider.
10. Get lost in a corn maze.
11. Start that crockpot and look through Pinterest for a new soup recipe to try.
12. Make pumpkin bread.
13. Try a fresh fall salad recipe.
14. Have a fall picnic outside.
15. Make caramel apples.
16. Have a bonfire and make a fun s’mores charcuterie board.
17. Go for a hay ride.
18. Find a cozy cabin to stay in this fall/winter.
19. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
20. Get your tarot cards read under the full moon.
21. Take an early morning foggy hike.
22. Hallmark Countdown to Christmas begins.
23. Watch some Halloween classics like Hocus Pocus and Double Double Toil and Trouble with the Olsen twins.
24. Visit a haunted house.
25. Go antiquing.
26. Attend a football game.
27. Snuggle up by a fire with a good book.
28. Whip up a Halloween dessert. These Mummy Rice Krispie treats are quick and easy.
29. Carve a pumpkin.
30. Roast pumpkin seeds.
31. Happy Halloween! Treat yourself today.

31 Spooky Movies to Get You in the Mood for Halloween

Spooky season is upon us and if I had to rank the percentages of things i’ve watched in my life non-scary to scary, it would fall somewhere around 90/10. When I was 3 or 4-years-old I was spending the night at my grandparents house. Meeme (my grandma) LOVED scary movies and my first taste of a scary movie was Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Honestly, I have not fully recovered from that trauma and just avoid scary movies all together.

31 Spooky Movies to Get You in the Mood for Halloween

From cult classics to new favorites, this list features every flavor of horror to watch now.

1. Hocus Pocus

2. Double, Double Toil and Trouble

3. Practical Magic

4. The Addams Family

5. Edward Scissorhands

6. Halloweentown

7. Beetlejuice

8. Friday the 13th

9. The Craft

10. Hotel Transylvania

11. IT

12. Casper

13. Nightmare Before Christmas

14. Corpse Bride

15. Scooby-Doo

16. Coraline

17. Scream

18. Sleepy Hallow

19. A Quiet Place

20. Haunted Mansion

21. The Shining

22. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

23. The Omen

24. A Nightmare on Elm Street

25. Ghostbusters

26. The Birds

27. Children of the Corn

28. Young Frankenstein

29. The Amityville Horror

30. Psycho

31. Rocky Horror Picture Show

Coming to Theaters: House of Gucci

House of Gucci
Only in theaters November 24

As someone who loves high fashion, I can’t wait for House of Gucci to hit theaters around Thanksgiving.


House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna
Story: Becky Johnston Based on the Book: “The House of Gucci” by Sara Gay Forden
Producers: Ridley Scott, p.g.a., Giannina Scott, p.g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a., Mark Huffam, p.g.a. Executive Producers: Kevin Ulrich, Megan Ellison, Aidan Elliott, Marco Valerio Pugini, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, with Salma Hayek and Al Pacino

Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence

2021 Fall Bucket List

Fall is by far my favorite season: I prefer cozy knit over cut-off shorts, and mulled cider over tea any day. Fall is the most magical time of the year, and with the first day of falls arrival last Wednesday, you know I had to share my fall bucket list.

To celebrate the season, I have put together my annual fall bucket list that will help you make the most of what the season has to offer. Grab your scarves, throw some apple cider on the stove with mulling spice and get ready to head off and leaf peep as you check items off the 2021 Fall Bucket List.

1. Take a scenic drive
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go out for a scenic drive. I love looking at the changing colors throughout the state.

2. Visit a cider mill
As soon as temperatures drop you can find me at a cider mill. Sipping on a hot cider and enjoying a cider mill donut.

3. Pick apples
Ever since I was a toddler my mom and I would head out to an apple orchard and pick all the apples we desired. Picking apples has hands down become one of my favorite things to do in the fall.

4. Enjoy a fall themed drink
My personal favorite fall drinks are chai tea lattes (with oat milk), and hot mulled apple cider from a local cider mill.

5. Give your home a cozy makeover
Just like your wardrobe, your home needs to change with the seasons. Trade your summer linens for warm sheets, cozy throws and extra quilts. Incoporate more candles, add autumn soap scents to the bathroom and kitchen. Don’t forget to add a little bit of flair to your front porch to spread season cheer. I’ll be adding a fall themed doormat, stacking cinderella pumpkins, updating the wreath on my front door and adding seasons favorite colors like burnt oranges and mustard yellows.

6. Hit the water
I absolutely love kayaking or paddleboarding and checking out fall color and it’s something that is back on my fall bucket list this year.

7. Have a fall-inspired movie marathon
Call the Sanderson Sisters—it’s spooky season! Get in the spirit by playing your favorite spooky movies back to back. I’ll be playing Double, Double Toil and Trouble with the Olsen Twins and Hocus Pocus. Don’t forget to grab a bowl of popcorn, light your favorite fall candle (as long as it’s not the black flame candle!), and enjoy the bests of spooky season.

NEW Super Mario Bros. Animated Film Cast Announcement

Have you heard the news? Next holiday season will be one you won’t want to miss because Illumination and Nintendo’s new Super Mario Bros. animated film will be heading to theaters!

Super Mario Bros. Cast Announcement

The cast for the the new Super Mario Bros. animated film is out of control! Pretty stoked for Jack Black as Bowser!

Chris Pratt as Mario
Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
and surprise cameos from Charles Martinet.

Illumination (HQ: Santa Monica, CA, USA; Founder and CEO: Chris Meledandri) and Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto, Minami-ku, Japan; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, “Nintendo” hereafter) today announced that their new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. will be released worldwide during the 2022 holiday season. Universal Pictures will release the film in North America on December 21, 2022, with the release schedule for additional countries and regions to be announced at a future date. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo.

In addition, the two companies announced the voice actors for the characters Mario (Chris Pratt), Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Luigi (Charlie Day), Bowser (Jack Black), Toad (Keegan-Michael Key), Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen), Cranky Kong (Fred Armisen), Kamek (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Spike (Sebastian Maniscalco). Each voice actor was cast for their ability to capture the unique spirit of their character.

This new animated film will be produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. The screenplay of the film will be written by Matthew Fogel, whose writing credits include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and the upcoming Illumination film Minions: The Rise of Gru.

“Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date,” said Chris Meledandri, Illumination’s Founder and CEO, and outside director of Nintendo.

“We are collaborating with Chris and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game. The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen,” said Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director, Fellow of Nintendo.

About the Super Mario Bros. animated film

This Super Mario Bros. animated film, which will be produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo, is scheduled to be released during the 2022 holiday season. It will premiere on December 21, 2022, in North America. The release schedule for additional countries and regions will be announced at a future date. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo, released worldwide by Universal Pictures.

About Illumination

Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. The company’s franchises include two of the top-four animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance have grossed more than $6.25 billion worldwide. Illumination was honored by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

About Nintendo

Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.1 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world.