Sunday, October 18, 2015


WOO! ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween begins tomorrow at 1:30 PM, so I thought I'd post a link to the blog I wrote about the schedule in case anyone needs it. You can view it here: 13 Nights of Halloween 2015 Lineup.

Also! Here's a link to my Halloween music playlist: Halloween Music 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Almost forgot to post this, whoops. A day late is better than never! I think I may switch to once or twice a month after October so I don't forget again. (Life is hectic.) 

First photo — a little Halloween! I sat out a few of my favorite pumpkins, and a few little decorations to brighten up my workspace a bit.

The good weather we had last week luckily carried over into this week as well — sunshine for days! It's starting to get colder now, but I don't really mind that. Any reason to wear a sweater is a good reason in my book.

Carpe diem! w/ fries. I indulged a bit on Sunday and went crazy with french fries. #partyhard

Bookhou! Another Bookhou item to mention. My friend Ashley gave me this bag for my birthday two years ago, and I haven't used another bag since. It's my absolute favorite. ♥ ♥

The Halloween Tree is one of my all time favorite books, and I've had a weird urge to read it lately, so I checked out a local library copy. (I have no idea why I don't own it. I'll have to fix that.)

Skeleton latergram. I posted this on Tuesday, but it's actually a latergram from Halloween 2010. It was late at night and most of my makeup had faded / been rubbed off; I loved doing that makeup. I'll definitely do a skeleton costume again someday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


I really love Instagram. It's the only social media I currently care about, and probably will be for quite some time. I like that it's simple and straightforward — there's nothing complicated or cluttered about it, which is really nice in comparison to how tiring I find Facebook to be. I'm not one of those really awesome Instagrammer's who consistently takes beautiful photos, (with seemingly perfect lives behind them) but I do my best. To me it's just a personal photo journal of whatever I'm thinking about that day. Maybe eventually it'll encapsulate a bit more than that, but for now, I like the selfishness of it just being about me and my thoughts; I don't really care if it makes me look popular or pretty, I just like noting things.

So every now and then I thought it'd be nice to note a few pictures from the past week and / or month, to share with folks who may not use it.

First photo — doom + gloom! The first few days of October were a bit somber, and even though Joaquin didn't end up hitting the east coast, (thank goodness) we did get a bit of rain over the weekend. I liked it. It was nice to make the transition into October with such fitting scenery.

The yellow tree. I love that tree. The photo itself is actually a latergram from last October that I posted this past week when I noticed the leaves were starting to change. It won't look like that again for another week or two most likely, but it's one of my favorite trees. (And as you can tell, we have a lot of them.)

Marble sky. The third photo was taken earlier today. The sky has been absolutely stunning for the past three days, and I was tempted to post several pictures of it, but limited myself to two.

Which brings me to the last one — that pretty blue! I took that photo yesterday, standing underneath a giant buckeye tree in my driveway. Fabulous. It'd be nice if the weather could stay like this till December, but that's a pipe dream I won't bother hoping for. (It's nice for now, anyway.) 

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Yay! The best month of the year has arrived. The Halloween countdown has officially begun, and the weather has been increasingly gloomy for the past few days, setting the perfect atmosphere for decorating.

Vintage 1957 October Calendar, love!
To be honest, it may be a little too gloomy, seeing as Joaquin is about to make his grand entrance on the east coast this weekend. I don't think we're going to be affected by it too much where I am, (save for some rain) but the other side of Virginia looks like it's in for a bad time. I really hope not, though. There are several places in VA that have been dealing with flooding issues already, so the timing for heavy rain couldn't be worse. We'll just have to wait and see how it plays out over the next three or four days.

Plz be kind, Leaf.
I don't know who originally made this, but just about everybody and their mother has been reposting it on Instagram and Twitter, so I couldn't resist to follow suit. Kudos to the original artist. (If you know who they are, email me!) 

Everyone keeps talking about how this is mimicking Hurricane Sandy, which happened in 2012. It struck a lot of places hard — namely New York and New Jersey, which are nervous about getting hit again by Joaquin. Sandy was strange though... it was basically the end of October, and since I'm pretty far inland, we normally just get rain out of those storms, so that's what we expected to deal with. Much to our surprise, though, we got an early winter! It was cold, and all that rain turned into snow, giving us a white Halloween. We had to cancel pretty much everything — including trick-or-treat, which sucked for the kids. I'm not complaining about it mind you, that's certainly no big deal in comparison to going through a horrible storm like a lot of people did, but it was an odd experience. (I had a jack-o-lantern on the porch, so I put a scarf and hat on it to adapt to the theme.) I don't think that'll be happening again this year since it's too early in October to be that cold, but hopefully whatever does happen won't be so bad and Joaquin will leave everybody alone.

Anyhoo, enough about the weather — it's October! So many exciting things to do and talk about. I'll be posting a lot of stuff here, but you can also keep up with my Halloween madness by following and / or taking a gander at my Instagram.

Here's to an awesome month!