October Around Here

October is my faaaaavorite month of the year. It’s almost like when it gets here, I get so overwhelmed with all the things I want to do, that we end up not doing much at all. It’s like the naptime of the calendar year. So maybe that’s why I love it so much? 🙂 We still have so many projects around the house that we are trying to finish, but have been able to sprinkle a little bit of Fall decor around to cozy the place up. We are working hard to get a few pictures hung in the living room, our floating shelves up in the kitchen & the rest of our bedroom put together so we can share a Fall home tour in the next few weeks! 
The girls have been loving school, they have their Fall festival coming up & we are hard at work on Halloween costumes. Harper has requested to be Monster’s Inc. for their school trick or treat, so hoping we can pull that off on top of our family costume!! I cannot wait to share! October is just so good, you guys. Nothing makes us happier than a chilly Fall day, Hocus Pocus on in the background & a comfy pair of Halloween pajamas (similar here).
I also wanted to share two of the meals that have been on rotation around here since the weather has cooled down, both are SO easy & the kids are obsessed! 
The first is a simple one-pan chicken, potatoes & broccoli. I throw one bag of fresh broccoli (you can buy the steam in a bag stuff, just not frozen), a few handfuls of red potatoes cut into small pieces & 3-4 chicken breasts onto a baking sheet. I drizzle the entire thing in olive oil, and sprinkle on some salt, pepper & paprika (although you could really use any spices you love!). Bake at 425 for 25 min, pulling it out once about halfway through to toss around so everything will cook evenly. Add some fresh parmesan cheese & bake for five minutes, then serve! So easy!! 🙂
The next is lasagna pizza, which we sorta made up when we were seriously craving our favorite from Antico pizza here in ATL. I grabbed a pre-made pizza crust, I think ours was brooklyn bread brand from Target, browned a pound of italian sausage & made a small pan of pasta sauce. I drizzled some olive oil on the crust & pre-baked it for 4 minutes, then added the sauce, ground sausage & some freshly sliced mozzerella cheese. Bake according to the directions on the pizza crust & add fresh basil when you have about 4-5 minutes left. We don’t eat a lot of pizza over here, my husband really isn’t a big fan, but everyone loved this & we have already made it twice! I also highly recommend the real deal if you are ever near an Antico!! 😉
That’s all we have today, back to the grind & my giant coffee. Hope you guys have all been enjoying the best month of the year so far!! XO
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  1. HI Jessica,
    Your homne is beautiful…i was wondering where you got your whilte console table from? I am trying to find one that's on the smaller side, and that one may fit our space.

    Thank you:-)

  2. Both recipes look amazing! Here's one I made up the other night… Toss cut up veggies (zucchini, red pepper, onion, broccoli, etc) with olive oil, pepper, sea salt, and garlic powder. Spread it out on a baking sheet and pour a can of diced tomatoes on top. Then nestle two Italian sausages in with the veggies and roast at 400 for 25ish minutes. Once cooked, cut up the sausage and toss everything with pasta and Parmesan. Yummy and easy!!!

  3. Forgive me if you've said before and I missed it…is the piece of furniture that holds your TV an actual TV stand or it repurposed? And does it house components?

  4. October in Georgia is the absolute best! I am always looking for picky husband/toddler recipes, so I will definitely be trying both of those! Also, looking forward to seeing your family costume, you always come up with the best ideas!

  5. Hi there, Jessica! I'm LOVING your Fall/Halloween decor! Nothing makes me more excited than to decorate the house for the holidays. You can't beat the Fall weather in Georgia and the past few days have been DREAMY! I recently put up my fall decor as well, if you'd like to check it out!

    Also, your girls are the cutest little munchkins, EVER!

    http://www.withlovefromgablog.blogspot.com

  6. What?! Who doesn't LOVE pizza?! JK! We are huge pizza fans in our house so we will definitely have to give this recipe a try! The one-pan chicken sounds divine, also! Anything that calls for one pan for easy clean up is a winner in my book!

  7. my husband doesn't like pizza either…seriously, WTAF!? haha! And, you can totally use frozen broccoli in that recipe if you want. I do it all the time!

  8. First of all I love your blog! I've been following you since you first started & love reading your posts & seeing all your pictures of your beautiful girls! I'm sure you have posted before about blogging but just wondering if you have any tips for starting a blog? And how you edit your photos & do you use your iphone most of the time or a different camera? Thanks!

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