October In A Nut Shell

Long Beach Island Pre Hurricane Sandy
I can't believe that this month is over, and it definitely went out with a BANG! Everywhere around us has been devastated, and I am so grateful for my family, and everything we have. We are among the lucky few on the Jersey Shore to have a home, yard, and vehicles with no damage. Even the places we all work at survived Hurricane Sandy. Sadly only 30 minutes away is Atlantic City, which is destroyed along with Long Beach Island. Which is where I took that picture above. It's been hard for me to even sit down and type, or even think about blogging, but just like so many other people, I need to do what feels normal. For the last 3 days we went without power, and feared for our homes, and families as the Hurricane passed through here. We barely slept the whole time. We worried about our safety and running out of food and water. Our house runs on well water, so if the power is out that means no power to the pumps to provide water. It has been an experience for sure. It wasn't my first natural disaster, but it was just as devastating.

If you want to help out, the CNN website has a helpful link, which you can find here : How to Help

As for the rest of October, Here are some of my favorite posts:
Our Visit to The Glass & Bottle Antique Show
My nails, I love doing fun designs.
My Favorite Go-To Dress
Good Times At The Batso Country Living Fair
Things I've Done For The Sake Of Blogging
Another Favorite Dress
Not my favorite topic, but my favorite cupcakes made by Me
One more post that I want to mention is : Things I'm Afraid To Tell You which is a Vlog.

We have been through a lot this week. My heart goes out to everyone effected by Hurricane Sandy. If your in any of the effected areas, remember to stay safe. Just because the storm is over doesn't mean we are in the clear yet. Clean up is a crucial time to take extra safety precautions. Be careful out there!

I also want to say thank you for everyone's kind words during this time....they mean the world to me and my family!


  1. Awesome posts this month! So happy that you guys are okay after the storm!

  2. Love all of these posts. Thank you for sharing and keeping us updated! Glad you are okay!

    1. Thank you Emily...New Jersey is now on the long road to recovery.

  3. Great post! The pictures are great :D
    Hope you are all okay after the storm

    xoxo Grace

    1. Thank you! It was really scary, but We are doing great now :)

  4. Glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Clean up is going to be hard, but it sounds like a lot of people are jumping in to help get things back on track.
    Also, I just wanted to stop by and say that I really like your blog, and I'm looking forward to following along :) I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, which you can learn more about here: CrochezJulie Liebster Blog Award & Nominees
    Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures :)


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