Okay friends, it’s Friday! We made it. Pour yourself a glass of wine, make yourself a nice little cheese plate, and put your feet up. I’ve got some recent blog posts and links for you to read as you unwind and get ready to kick off the weekend!Halloween Ready. In almost 9 years of blogging I had never once posted a Halloween themed post until this year. I’ve made up for it with two new posts though; the Halloween spirit is catching over here as I prepare to DIY Jane’s first Halloween costume! Get a recipe for Loaded Halloween Rice Krispy Treats, and check out my simple DIY idea for a festive Halloween Hot Beverage Bar.

New Recipes. Outside of wildly indulgent Halloween recipes, I also shared a few new recipe posts on the blog this past week. My brown-butter pumpkin ravioli takes about 15 minutes to make and tastes so deliciously seasonal – it was a hit with my Instagram community and I think you’ll love it! If you’re looking for additional easy weeknight dinner ideas, I shared 3 new kid-friendly dinner recipes; each one has 10 ingredients and will take under 45 minutes to get on the table.

Home Updates. We’re coming up on our two-year anniversary of living in our house, and it’s about time I start getting a few more projects done around here. I’ve shared a few bits of progress, including a cozy reading nook updated for fall, and some of the changes to our guest bedroom. I can’t wait to finish that project!

Jane Turns 9-Months. This past week Jane turned 9-months old. Time. Is. Flying. She seems to know that this was a big milestone because she’s gone straight up big-girl in the past few weeks and is trying to walk, talking a ton, and eating everything in site (I think she needs this onesie, in fact). I might do a blog post soon with an update on some of the products and items we’re using now that she’s in this new stage, anyone want to read that? There are few things that are big hits currently: She’s cruising around the house with her V-Tech Walker, has become absolutely obsessed with this adorable set of magnetic people blocks, and we’ve been toting around these darling reusable snack bags for her insatiable desire to always be munching on big-kid food!

Good Causes. My friends at Sea Bags make the most adorable nautical-inspired bags and accessories out of recycled sail cloth right in Portland, Maine. They’ve launched an awesome campaign to raise money for the Maine Cancer Foundation through a special collection of products that will give back to this cause.

And on the topic of great causes, there is a great event happening on the South Shore on November 12th called Seaside Kitchens. It’s a tour of several beautiful kitchens in private homes, paired with tastings from local chefs and pop-ups from local artisans. The event benefits the Scituate Education Foundation, which supports educational grants for local students. If you’re local to the area, be sure to check it out! Get more information and tickets here.