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Happy Monday, ladies! Not only am I ready to kick off a productive week but also a brand new month. Now that autumn is steadily upon us, I can’t wait to spend my free time decorating and cooking with my favorite seasonal flavors. I don’t know about you, but with Halloween coming up I feel like the holiday season is officially here. While we have fun all year long on, I know that my editors and I are excited for the next few months. October is especially eventful around here—can you say costumes, candy, and pumpkin carving?

The Halloween spirit is alive and well on the blog this month. From spooky desserts to frighteningly cute manicures, my team and I have put the Halloween touch on just about everything. Test your carving skills with stuffed bell peppers and fruity Jack-O-Lanterns. No holiday would be complete without a themed cocktail or two. If you’re a fan of margaritas or Moscow mules then you’ll want to stay tuned. It seems like yesterday that I put together my party animal Halloween costume! I already have a head start on my Halloween costume this year…can you guess what it is? I’m keeping it under wraps for now but who knows, I might post a sneak peek on my Instagram account. I can’t wait to show you all of the festive things that are in store for the rest of the month.

What would you love to see on in October?

Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

XO Lauren

Photos: Steve Erle/Kohl’s