November is the start of getting colder and the leaves all falling off the trees.  It’s also the month of my birthday and also Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday and I was born on a Thanksgiving day.   About every 4 years or so, my birthday will be on Thanksgiving day.



We could get snow anytime.  I can remember one year at Thanksgiving that we had a real “northeaster” and got over 2 feet of snow.  But this time of year at the beginning of November it’s usually just a dusting of snow now and then.


I saw a neat pin on Pinterest that gave recipes for spice blends.  They had two blends that I was interested in which are the Chili blend and the Apple Pie blend.   Maybe the allspice blend would be good to have.   I have some neat little bottles that I got at T J Max that would be perfect for keeping the blends in for the pantry.  I put the recipes on my Spice blend board on my Pinterest.


I love the beautiful houses in Woodstock, VT and how they decorate for Fall.


The Creamery in Woodstock has homemade ice cream and mile high apple pie that is just really, really good.   You can order whole pies there for Thanksgiving and several times I have ordered a mile high apple pie and their pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.  But several times we have just gone in and had a slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream at the Creamery.   So fun and a real treat.


I love how the Woodstock Inn decorates for Fall.  So beautiful.


Woodstock is just a beautiful town with lots of picket fences and colonial houses.


The Middle Bridge is across from the Woodstock Inn.   There is a big park that is the shape and size of a battle ship between the bridge and the Inn.



I like how L L Bean has monogrammed tote bags.   Also their sweaters and jackets are perfect for New England weather.

I saw an idea for a nice little toddy for Fall that is called Bourban Maple Apple-Cider.

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Slow cookers are always fun to cook with because you just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and forget it.  Then you have a nice supper all cooked for you 8 hours or so later.  Soups are always good this time of year.


Samantha Brown had the above luggage on HSN a few days ago.  I love the burgandy color and also the extra containers that are sold separately to make packing organized.



The days are getting chilly now.  It rained all day today and it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.   But the weekend is going to be sunny and cool.

If you turn around in New England, the weather changes.


I like how in the mornings, there is always a mist in the air.

And thanks for visiting my blog.  Please comment as I like to hear from you.






5 thoughts on “November

  1. This is the most beautiful post!! From the George Elliot to the gorgeous homes an trees to the wonderful food inspiration. I live in decidedly un-fallish Southern California– but you’ve really gotten me into fall!! thanks.


  2. Hi and THANKS for your tips on places to visit when we went to Killington last week.Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, but didn’t see your reply until we returned. However, we DID manage to get to most of the places you suggested.

    We went to Woodstock and roamed around the town and stopped into the Woodstock Inn. We also went to the Billings-Mmarsh Rockefeller Mansion and got in on the final tour of the season as it was Oct 31. We did get to Creamery and saw that apple pie, but we had pumpkin ice cream cones as it was Halloween. Also saw the covered bridge in town. And the Vermont Flannel Company was another stop where Grenville bought a shirt. Dinner was at Bentley’s. We also went to Weston where we toured the Vermont Country Store and the Weston General Store, saw the Weston Playhouse and the mill (both closed). Other side trips were to Proctor (Wilson’s Castle and Marble Museum) and a visit to Rutland.

    We saw the snow making guns on Killington Yes, we had a great time. The off season (after leaf peeping and before ski season) is our favorite travel time.

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  3. Sounds like you had a really nice time. Actually a totally awesome and fun time. And what a neat idea for the after leaf peeping and before ski season to enjoy the fun places to visit.


  4. The off season right after ski season is a good time too and in new England, I believe they call it “mud season.” I added your blog site to my favorites on our blog, so i can re-visit often (both your blog and hopefully the state).


    1. Hi Beatrice……Mud season is fine as long as you stay away from dirt roads. It’s more fun when there is not a lot of traffic and crowds. What a neat idea. I also added your blog site to my favorites. Thank you for the comment.


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