"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." quote by L.M> Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Quote  set in a rectangle of leaves on a cream a faded soft green background with an old=fashioned truck loaded with pumpkins in the back.

So sorry it’s been a while. I had a lovely visit with my son and his family that ended far too soon. Grandchildren are such a blessing. Since then, I’ve been under the weather, but finally feeling much better. I missed Friday KISS last week and sorry to say there will be no Friday KISS freebie this week, either. I’ve just gotten back to my computer and playing catch-up. I promise there will be a little something special next Friday!

October is my favorite month of the year and we’ve been so lucky here in nw Ohio with splendid fall weather. The leaves are changing from lush green to yellows, oranges, reds, and burnished browns. The earthy fragrance of autumn delights the senses and all the glorious accoutrements like apples, pumpkins, and chrysanthemums take the stage.

One of the joys of fall begins in the early morning. I’m an early bird, usually up by 5-6 am and sometimes earlier awaiting that first sip of steaming, hot coffee. Yes, I’m one of those lovers of pumpkin pie spice cream in my autumn coffee. Unfortunately, finding it in the stores has been a frustration. Oh where are you pumpkin spice creamer?

Illustration of a screech owl.

One of the things I love about the early morning is how quiet the world is. Sitting and sipping coffee with the windows open often brings unexpected songs. A morning earlier in the week, my favorite owl called from somewhere in the woods across the street. The hoot is almost melancholy, but lovely none the less. I did a bit of research searching for the owl sound and discovered what I’ve heard is most likely an Eastern Screech owl. You can listen Here if you’re interested.

This is where I find my inspiration…in the simple things like a cup of morning coffee, the hoot of an owl, the colors of pumpkins and apples, the bumpy lumps on a gourd. My spirit is renewed and life moves forward with contentment. Where do you find inspiration and that sense of well-being? Please share in the comments.

A package of a dozen Halloween digital pages is what’s new in Studio on the Corner Etsy shop. The papers are black and cream with a fun and spooky Halloween theme. Check them out! The pages measure 11 in x 8.5 in with space to add your own scary bits. The pages are perfect for journals and paper crafts of all kinds.

Digital Halloween papers from Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.

That’s it for today and next week Friday KISS freebie will be back!

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