October Favorites: Lifestyle.

Um, hi! I know I’m ridiculously late on what I was loving in October, but I loved so many things that I had to share.

october lifestyle favorites I howsweeteats.com

Let me know you’re current faves below! And have you grabbed anything yet at the Sephora sale?! I’m absolutely going crazy over…

Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand. I have been waiting for this book in her winter series to come out since putting the second one down last year. I LOVE this family and this story. If you love to read the same sort of books that I do (general women’s fiction, borderline chick-lit, beach reads), you’ll adore this since it’s set around Christmas time!

The Vandal. Gosh, the brunch is out.of.this.world. I’m still thinking of it a few weeks later. Craving. There is a reason that bon appetit said they have one of the best chicken sandwiches in America.

the Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle. AH! This scent is so fantastic. My all-time favorite fall scents that are super nostalgic are Autumn Wreath from Yankee Candle and Leaves from Bath and Body Works. But this is giving both of those a run for their money. It’s my second year burning this candle and everyone asks what the scent is. Also, I’m stocking up now because you can get them 20% off at the Sephora sale!

Williams Sonoma pumpkin pancake mix. I freak out over this mix every single year. I mean, sure, I could definitely make my own but there is something I love about this so much. It’s delicious, it’s simple, and it just tastes like HOME. Like fall seasons gone by.

I grabbed this plaid blanket wrap and while it’s not usually something I’d go for, I’ve been wearing it constantly. It’s been perfect for our current temperatures and was light enough to wear on a plane. It’s so easy, I’ve even just been throwing it over tanks or workout clothes to run to the store really quick!

this might sound ridiculous, but I’ve been going nuts over the apple cider scented products from Mrs. Meyers. I found mine at Target (they are all gone now, but still online!) and have the hand soap, dish soap and all-purpose cleaning spray. I love Mrs. Meyers products to begin with, but with my apple cider cider infatuation?! GAH. Obsessed. Makes your kitchen smell incredible.

these copper glass pumpkins from Pier 1. These are super pretty and I just love what they’ve done to our living room as fall as fall decor goes! I’m planning on using one in a centerpiece too. So beautiful. I love pumpkins like this because I can bring them out in September and keep them through Thanksgiving.

the Nespresso pumpkin spice cake coffee pods. I realize that this post has been super pumpkin heavy, but hey! It’s where I’m at right now. I was flipping out over these seasonal coffees, because I’m basic and always wish that Nespresso had more in the vertuoline other than just vanilla, caramel and hazelnut. Really loving it. The gingerbread is good too. The banana is okay, but I’m still on the fence as to if I want banana in my coffee.

Still obsessed with: my Canon Mark 5D Mark IV. AHHHHH you guys! This camera has changed so much for me. I actually find myself ENJOYING some photography these days (not much, but a heck of a lot more than I was) and it’s just so user friendly for me. Really happy with it and yes I know that I owe you a post on it.

I brought out my huge blanket scarf a few weeks ago so I could take it with me while traveling, but we’ve also had a few days around here where it was chilly enough to use it. This is heavier than the plaid wrap above. I will never not have one of these with me when it’s cold out. Legit blanket. Hi my name is Jessica and I have a scarf problem.

Finally, this bourbon chai caramel. Holy cow. I am absolutely obsessed with this. I have never even been a caramel person. If you need a treat, want to gift someone a dessert condiment or need caramel sauce for a party, you HAVE to try this! It’s basically fall caramel in a jar. Dreamy.

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself aside from the mackenzie childs pumpkins that they sent me in preparation for a press trip. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. love love.]