I'd like to give October a warm, friendly, inviting and sincere welcome. I'm psyched to see October, he/she is a truly beautiful month.
Leaves are falling to the ground, mornings are chilly, days are hot. Andy is pressing nine million gallons of cider. Honestly, he is probably spending a good twenty or more hours per week doing something apple related. I'm ok with it because it means I will get to drink tasty cider during the winter months, AND I can use some of it to make apple cider vinegar, and cider jelly. Both are totally new for me, and both seem totally easy. Famous last words.
Something I did do, and is totally easy is making Elderberry Syrup. I got the recipe from the Meadow Sweet Herbs website. This store is local and has every natural remedy, herb, tincture, salve etc. you need to keep your family healthy. I now have several jars of it, and am actually looking forward to the first cough that escapes someones lips onto an unassuming family member, so that I can test the stuff out. Maybe we'll go hang out at the mall to better our sick getting chances. kidding. of course.
I am a total dork for this witch doctor stuff though. I love the idea of making our own medicine. I recently ordered some facial oil from Angry Chicken, and I really love it. She uses amazing oils, it smells super good, and probably the best part - she did a "magical incantation" on it, promoting radiance and confidence! I really love that.
I made a dress recently, and it is only the third thing that I have made for myself that I actually like on. And, I have made a lot of garments for myself.
I like the neckline, the fit, and the comfort. I even slept in it and it was really comfortable. Also, it is simple, simple to make. It would probably be very cute in a light weight wool for winter as well, with tights and a sweater. Or perhaps long sleeve shirt underneath?
Looking forward to some rain and cooler temps to keep us inside for a few days. Happy Wednesday!