Some Spooky Art…

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Hey friends! Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately…

If you have followed me for awhile, you know this blog goes through ebbs and flows often…

I start a new amazing career opportunity on November 6th and am very excited and feeling extremely blessed. It’s with a very well known company with values, morals, and a mission I really respect and stand behind.  The benefits are amazing, the office is stunning, and they are dog friendly. YUP.

It’s pretty normal for me to come back from not blogging after a month with a spooky post. However, it’s also Halloween! So….it’s perfect.

 

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You know what’s also spooky, though?

 

Accepting less than you deserve

Selling yourself short and knowing you are capable of more than you are doing

But not even trying for fear of failure

Not letting yourself see the value of a good hard mistake

Comparing ourselves to others

Forgetting that we are one in a million

Not calling ourselves out when we need to

Misinterpreting other’s opinions of us for a solid definition of who we are

Swallowing that idea of us into our core being ; holding it there for way. too. long. 

Life tip

The only time it is every okay to wear someone else’s mask or personality is Halloween.

 

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Happy Halloween!

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Frankie and I decided to dress up as 90’s Nickelodeon characters to celebrate this weekend..

 

     Krum from Ah! Real Monsters and Chuckie from Rugrats. Rugrats was my favorite show was a kid!

 

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We were lucky enough to have 2 Halloween parties this year (this never happens) lol and we had a great time… I always love seeing how people set their homes up for Halloween parties and the holidays.

 

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Reptar definitely had a great time, too……..

 

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Later on that night….

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The only picture I got of the 2nd party…. #oops #blogfail

 

What are you dressing up as and doing this Halloween?!

 

 

A spooky fashion shoot

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I decided to have a little fun with my tripod (well I used my mom’s this time because it was already all set up and mine is a bit more difficult to set up) and take some fun fashion shots. The only other time I played around with a tripod was with my Mickey Mouse rules all post, but I think I need to make this a regular thing!

 

#1:

Lularoe Halloween leggings, Target thrifted sweater, H&M boots

 

These leggings have trick or treaters on them. How cute!

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Do you like my teal pumpkin with polka dots that I painted? Also- there’s my skull pillow with the eye bitten off from Molly… #extraspooky #Keepinitreal #Realbloggersarecool

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# 2:

Thrifted Forever 21 dress, Lularoe leggings, thrifted pleather red jacket, thrifted cow bag, thrifted Teva brand boots, floppy hat from my sister. 🙂

 

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How awesome is this cow bag?! My mom said she had a similar one and I remember it from when I was a kid…

 

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#cowandstripes #whynot

 

The bag also has a millon pockets and organization sections in it plus a Velcro closure…

 

# 3:

Thrifted dress, Lularoe leggings

Bottom photos- added an H&M sweater and my Carhartt beanie

 

I like the blue and yellow together. It feels retro to me…this dress is also a very flattering fit!

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I also love the dress because it easily layers for fall and winter.

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When you try to tripod and you cut off your head, but the pictures come out kind of artsy/blurry and you like it.

 

#4:

Aztec sweater from sissy, thrifted Zara brand jeans, 80’s belt “thrifted” from mom’s closet, cow bag, beanie, and boots on repeat.

 

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Pumpkin: Thrifted, painted, polka dotted.

Posing with your pumpkin to end your photo shoot- priceless.

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO

Halloween Happy Planning

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It’s been so long since I did my last Happy Planner post. 

With Halloween coming, I felt like I had to plan! I feel re-inspired with planning when the holidays hit.

Lately, I am the kind of planner who plans when she feels like it and I don’t like to stress about planning every week out, even though I think it’s more fun to have a full planner to look through later on- I feel like when a hobby becomes an obligation, it becomes stressful and no longer fun. And then, what’s the point?

I got new stickers and washi tape from Michaels which have been getting good use lately. The Halloween section at Michaels is a scary place….and by scary I mean, frighteningly beautiful…and tempting.

Also, this week seems like Halloween week to me since Halloween is on a Monday this year!

 

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We are going to a space themed party this weekend. I am sure pictures will follow of the festivities… 

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Why does it feel like my favorite month just flew by?!….. Le sigh. 

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The witching hour is here…

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And don’t forget to be curious and work hard. 

What are your plans for this week and for Halloween weekend?! I hope you are feeling witchy ; )

Halloween spooky haul!

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(….This song is so weird, yet totally perfect. Listen while you view…)

 

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your spooky Octobers full of bright colors and dreams of goblins, ghosts, oh my….

 

My lack of posting this week is about to be justified because I have a fun post for you all!

 

I was honored enough to be able to work with Oriental Trading and at the same time, upgrade my Halloween collection. They sent me products to review, but being a huge Halloween lover, of course I was so excited!I got to pick out all of my own items- so they are all items I would honestly buy myself anyway.

 

Upon viewing their site to decide what goodies I wanted, I was so excited, like a kid in a Halloween store. After all, they have SO much Halloween stuff on their site- (Oriental Trading Halloween)

 

Since I love Halloween so much, I picked items that I thought I would use all year round, too.  (Because that’s totally normal to keep spooky things around all year, right?)’

 

 

Halloween lampshade topper:

 

The first item I wanted to feature was this Halloween lampshade topper, which is my favorite item that arrived.

 

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It has a feature on top that allows you to make it tighter or looser and is easily hideable, which I thought was really handy. The features are beautiful up close, too! Something about this topper just reminds me of the Adams family….and I would definitely keep this up all year long in my room.

 

Skeleton hand glasses:

 

The next item I was gifted with were the Skeleton hand glasses.  They come in a dozen and I could hardly contain myself.

Here they are pictured with apple cider(mmmmm), but feel free to add any bubbly cauldron-like Halloween cocktail to the glasses, I feel like they are just made for that!

I cannot wait to break these out at my next Halloween party. Or, any random weekday wine night by myself…just kidding, kind of.

 

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Zipper mouth character pillows:

 

The Zipper mouth characters pillows made a nice addition to our white couch.  I just think they are so cute and they go perfectly with my Stranger Things pillows.(from Redbubble, if you are interested) Anyone else obsessed with Stranger things?!! I cannot wait until the new season… and I just found out Eleven and some of the crew were at NYC Com icon and I wish I had known!

 

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They can’t believe how cute the pillows are, either. 

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Round spider web table topper:

 

The Round Spider web table topper is a great addition to any table. Here, I have it on my square nightstand and even that worked perfectly. Don’t forget your other Halloween/fall accents, though!

 

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Black Widow Halloween costume: 

Aside from Halloween decorations, do you even know how many Halloween costumes Oriental trading has?!

 

This was an unexpected surprise, they sent me a Halloween costume that I didn’t even ask for! It was the Black Widow from Captain America 🙂

 

Sissy got lucky, as she had a Halloween costume party to go to and now has a costume and looks stunning in it!

 

And I got lucky to be able to work with such a generous company! Everything was shipped so quickly and the quality so far has been consistent with their online reviews.

 

Have you gotten any good Halloween hauls?

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

Currently in October

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Happy weekend!

(I really did want to bake some yummy fall treats this weekend…)

Last month I did a Currently in September post  and am going to attempt to do these once a month!

So here it is, our currents for my favorite month ever. 

Currently in October 

Me, currently…

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This has been me all month and will continue to be me throughout October…

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Current foliage…

Looking around outside my house right now catches my breath.

Driving around my little mountain town, I feel distracted, and can’t think of where to look first.

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Currently wearing…

My Hunter boots and my fringe jacket. A lot. 

The jacket was on sale from Forever 21 for $20, the dress is from goodwill. I am excited to wear my Hunter boots with a variation of a million different styles of long thick socks.And leggings!

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Fox and squirrel leggings. And leggings, in general. 

I wish I could remember who blogged about these leggings I read about months ago, then obsessed over, and searched my local Walmarts for. I have the best boyfriend ever, who searched all over Walmart until he found them for me.

They have foxes and squirrels on them, so of course I needed them!

They also say they are “sueded” leggings , they have this buttery feeling to them.

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Currently watching…

Definitely still watching American Horror story! So far, it’s not my favorite season at all. But it is getting better each episode!

But currently in October, I’ve been watching…

Vlogtober on youtube. 

Vlogtober is when you tubers post a Vlog every day in October.

I mentioned Vlogtober last year in this post. and this Mental health monthly faves post.

Here are my favorite Vlogtobers who I have been watching for a few years now!

Sarah Hawkinson:

Sarah is a favorite you tuber of mine in general because she loves Halloween just like me, she’s an introvert also like me,  and I love her style and watching her thrifting trips. She is also the reason I started shopping obsessively at Michaels for Halloween stuff, all year round.

Samantha Maria:

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Currently listening to…

I have been enjoying this Autumn Leaves playlist made by Spotify.

Here’s my October playlist, which I’ll be adding to a lot.

I haven’t been very good lately about finding new music, though. Anyone want to share any I would so appreciate it!

I just found the song above too, Sunset lover by Petit biscuit, if you want to give that a listen.

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Currently celebrating…

Coziness, warmth, and Halloween!

Every week Frankie and I celebrate a spooky night, where we light all of the fall candles, drink fall brews, and watch a scary movie. In a dimly lit and spookified room like this.

(Actually my room looks like this all year long.)

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Hanging skulls and tree branch lights in a  wine bottle, and pumpkin candles, oh my!

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Currently drinking…

Well, not right now, since it’s 11:30 am on a Saturday.

Fall cocktails. Fall pumpkin beers and ciders. 

The drinks to the right were Apple Jack and my friend’s Pumpkin pie martini, which was my favorite. Yummmm.

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Currently excited and thinking about…

Excited….Well guys, I landed my first sponsored post, where they are sending me $75 worth of Halloween goodies, all picked out by me, to blog about! I feel so blessed and I can’t wait to share with everyone. The fact that I got to hand pick all of the items made me feel great because I know that everything I am blogging about are products  I would obviously buy for myself!

Thinking about…And I am attending a space-themed Halloween party the weekend before Halloween and cannot decide between being Mrs. Frizzle from the Magic school bus, Buzz Light year, or Marvin the martian.  I will be making my costume and might buy a few little things for it if needed.

What do you guys think?! Help!

What are you doing this October? jacko

Misty Day throws a party!

Let’s start this one off with some good old Fleetwood Mac.

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If you all have not seen American Horror Story:coven, permission to close this post, go watch, them come back and read this! I threw a spooky gathering last night with some friends and decided to dress up as Misty Day, a witch from coven who loves everything Fleetwood Mac.

We could all use a little more

We could all use a little more “twirling while listening to Stevie Nicks” in our lives- take it from Misty.

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An excuse to dress up as a sassy witch is always fun- and I already had everything in my wardrobe! I realized I have been dressing like Misty all along and just didn't know it....

An excuse to dress up as a sassy witch is always fun- and I already had everything in my wardrobe! I realized I have been dressing like Misty all along and just didn’t know it….

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Misty is all about fringe, big belts, feathers, lots of jewelry, and twirly skirts. Hat: Christmas gift from mom Shawl: H&M Shirt:TJ Maxx Skirt: Thrifted Earrings:Gift Belt: H&M

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Boots were thrifted, but they are Worthington brand. The plan was to also put my hair in braids the night before and scrunch it to try to make it big, fluffy, and kind of crimpy like Misty’s. The party got the best of me and I didn’t leave myself much time to get ready! I did do smudgy dark Misty makeup, though.

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Later that night….

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Some DIY! Pinterest was a big help for this party.

Some DIY! Pinterest was a big help for this party.

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Just a little bit of spook

Just a little bit of spook

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Little one enjoyed begging for food all night!

Little one enjoyed begging for food all night!

Speaking of food....mummy dogs!

Speaking of food….mummy dogs!

I was lucky enough to visit the Buckner Mansion in New Orleans this spring, where they filmed Coven!  Here’s a picture of that:

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Don't forget to get a little spooky and twirl to Stevie...

Don’t forget to get a little spooky and twirl to Stevie…

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