1. Rennett and citric acid have arrived for the mozzarella making… keep you posted.

2. There will be 144 cupcakes and one four layer birthday cake coming out of my kitchen this weekend.

3. The leaves are GORGEOUS in the Hudson Valley, but it is raining and wet and gross, therefore there is a lack of pictures.

4. Mom delivered apples last weekend and I will be making apple-like things. Starting with Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon Butter Sauce.

5. I am throwing a football themed birthday party for my roommate and will be making pretzels, nacho cheese, pigs in a blanket, chilli and football cupcakes. Someone tell me where to apply for the “roommate of the year award.”

6. We just celebrated the wedded bliss of my cousin and her brand-new husband. It was an amazing and magical wedding. I still have my own personal thoughts on weddings, but if my mind was going to be changed it would be with that event. Well done. And slightly sneaky, universe.

7. Although we are not having a Halloween party this year, I WILL be having a Wicked Witch Martini on the west coast.

8. I am having serious Frye boot and iPhone envy. And yes, sometimes THINGS do make a difference.

9. The girls and I are on the lookout for wonderful single men. Please send them to the Hudson Valley if found.

10. It’s amazing how far, “you are beautiful,” can go in my book.