Currently: October 2022 Edition

 I was so excited to see that Jennifer from Overflowing with Thanksgiving was taking over this fun linky. Each month she gives us prompts to think about and it's a fun little post to put together. 

anticipating-- With our big weekend away behind us I've already set my sights on our next vacation in the spring-- to Acadia National park!  We nearly made a quick day trip up to Acadia this past weekend but I was torn between saving the entire park for the spring or enjoying a day in fall.  We ended up deciding to explore closer to our hotel but it was a tough call. 


We already have reservations here in their little carriage house


admiring-- All the beautiful fall foliage we have around us right now.  We got to enjoy some really lovely views in Maine complete with water and bridges, and pretty leaves. 




spending/consuming--
We spent lots of money on food (seafood and ice cream mainly!) and some clothing while up in Maine.  We hit both the Kittery outlets (on our way up) and the Freeport outlets (on our way back down).. and I snagged a few new things that I am loving. 







These new hiking pants are so cozy and lined!


wanting-- For time to slow down just a bit.  We're in this real sweet spot of time with the boys where they're all still home most of the time and want to be.  They're busy but not too busy and I just know I'm going to blink and they'll all be gone (either away at college or just busy with their own lives).  

purging/deleting-- I've been trying to purge items from my closet as I switch out my clothes from spring/summer to fall/winter.  

How about you?

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  1. I can't wait to read about your trip to Maine- my mouth is already watering with the pics of the lobster rolls and chowder- yeah! :)

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    1. I've got them scheduled starting the 18th of October (fall is a busy blogging month!).

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  2. Thanks for linking up! That trip to Maine sounds AMAZING and that lobster roll.....oh my stars. I ate so much lobster while I was in Cape Cod! I have zero regrets. ZERO! I think all of us are saying the same thing about our closets- we're all cleaning them out. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I have zero regrets about all the seafood we ate this past weekend-- it was all so good!!

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  3. Love these kinds of posts, and a glimpse into your life. Your vacay sounds amazing and the seafood had me dreaming of the coast. Also, I am feeling the passing of time really hard this year. I mentioned to someone that this past summer for the first time I felt that as I am getting older, time seems to be going by quicker. I too just want to hold on to the girls a little bit longer as I see the transitions happening faster and faster.

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    1. I feel like time really does fly by faster and faster.

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  4. This is fun. I like looking forward to vacations almost as much as having them :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Oh me too! I almost always have something in the works.. even if I don't have a planned vacation to look forward to I start thinking of when and where I want to go.

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  5. I've had Acadia NP on my bucket list for a few years but it's so far from here and we always seem to end up either going west or South East. It looks like such a beautiful place!
    I've switched over to my fall wardrobe last weekend and been getting rid of things I kept hanging onto in totes in the basement. I've done a color analysis of what shades work with my skin tone and am getting rid of others. Good luck with your purging!!

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    1. I can't believe how long Acadia has been on my list and it's honestly not SUPER far for us at all! I'm so glad we finally made a concrete plan to get there.

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  6. Acadia is going to be so much fun! Oh girl, I miss that sweet spot you know they are all gone from us now so treasure every second!

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  7. Oh the fall colors are lovely and how wise to slow down and enjoy the moments with your boys.

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    1. I love all the beautiful fall colors this time of year.

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  8. Your upcoming trip sounds wonderful.....and, oh my, what a pretty part of the states you live in!! Enjoy these days with your guys!!:)

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  9. Aw, I hope she has a wonderful birthday!!

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  10. I've been to Acadia National Park, we camped there years ago when I lived in New Brunswick. I could really go for a lobster roll right now!

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    1. I'm pretty excited to check out some of the many hiking trails there.

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  11. How nice to have another vacation planned for next year. It looks like you enjoyed Maine and I hope to visit it someday. Enjoy the rest of the week Joanne.

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  12. I've been trying to purge some clothing but it's hard because I like everything I have. Unfortunately I don't have the biggest closet which is probably a good thing, haha.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm trying to only keep those items I absolutely love but it's hard.

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  13. Ah, the eternal purging of the closet! I am really working hard to get rid of things I know I'll never wear. Luckily, the local Dress for Success is doing one of their collections now. You know, I never had that time with my kids. It seems like they all of a sudden just grew up and moved on! When they were really little, we went to Acadia. We keep talking about a trip to New England this fall. I wonder if it will happen!

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  14. Your photos brought back memories to me of our road trips up to Maine when we lived in NYC, and visiting the outlets with our then teenage children We loved visiting all of New England in October when the leaves were changing and there were many fall festivals. Have you ever been to Litchfield, Connecticut? It was also one of our favorite spots in fall as well as Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I do try to purge clothes at the change of seasons. My oldest granddaughter was staying with us a few days and asked to go to the thrift store where she bought many shirts and some books. I was so surprised how many people were shopping there, which made me feel good for all the donations I've made over the years

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    1. I'm pretty sure we've only driven through Litchfield on our way west but not as an actual intentional place to visit. I tend to purge clothes the most during the change of seasons too and am trying to stick to a 1 in 1 out rule.. but I find that so hard to stick to.

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  15. Love all your pictures! And looking forward to seeing more of your pictures when you visit Acadia! Enjoy the time with your boys - it would be nice if we could slow time down, wouldn't it? I sure wish I could right now.

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  16. I hope to get back to Maine someday soon - so beautiful!

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  17. Clearly Canadian! I haven't seen that in ages.

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  18. And yet there is no slowing down time...so keep making those memories. Autumn looks awesome where you live. So good to see your post in the Wednesday’s Words and Pics link up for this week. How can it be early October??

    Thanks so much for sharing and being part of the #WWandPics Community.

    Hope to see you next week too.

    Denyse.

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  19. I'm so stoked this linkup lives on, too! I'm so excited to see your trip to Acadia! It's one of my favorite places on Earth! Happy fall, my friend!

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    1. Thank you! Any favorite hikes or places to see in Acadia that we shouldn't miss?

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  20. I was in Maine but only the southern tip. Zachary really wants to go there this coming summer!

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    1. This was the furthest north we've been so far. I have visited southern Maine the most but enjoyed this mid-coast region too.

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  21. Acadia National park looks and sounds amazing. You do right waiting to enjoy it for the spring.
    It is such a beautiful time of year. Gorgeous photos.

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    1. I am sure it would have been lovely in the fall too but I like anticipating-- knowing we have a full 4 day weekend to explore for our first trip.

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  22. All that food and ice cream looks delicious! So glad you had such a good time. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  23. I used to love Clearly Canadian when I was a kid. I didn't even know that made that anymore!

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    1. I didn't think they did; I remember googling it a few years ago and thought it said the company went out of business... but I found tons of flavors up in Maine (none of them expired either! LOL).

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    2. Just Googled it and found this answer: "Clearly Canadian went out of production in 2009, but a movement hit the web in 2013 to get the drink back onto store shelves. By 2015, a crowdfunding campaign linked fans with their wish to bring the beverage back." So it seems like it worked!!

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