2014| this year we forced my brother & the kids we babysat to dress up with us. our original idea was to be the lost boys from peter pan but somehow it turned into this instead, which i’m not upset about. we got tons of compliments on them which made us really proud cause we made/threw together these costumes with things we had laying around the house. this was one of my favorite halloweens, we took them trick or treating in a golf cart, our little fox lost her tail, i’m pretty sure i tripped and fell in someone’s front yard, such a fun night! plus, it was just absolutely FREEZING and eventually started snowing on us!2015|this year we decided to go to the river last minute. best decision ever made if i’m being honest. we had no intentions of dressing up but packed some cat ears just in case. couldn’t just let them go to waste. + + i found this palm leaf and started running around like a witch with a broom, 97 failed pictures later we got this gem. it’s still to this day one of my grandma’s favorite pictures of me.2016| i have to say that last year was my favorite when it comes to halloween costumes & festivities. although, we’ve been planning this year’s costume since july and i’m SO excited about it coming to life. but, sammi and i have called ourselves thelma and louise since carrie underwood and miranda lambert’s song, “something bad” came out. so it was only a matter of time that we dressed up like them for halloween. another diy costume that we put together with stuff we already had!+ this year sammi also painted my face like a skeleton. these photos will forever be some of my FAVORITE photos ever. the lighting & weather that day was just too perfect, i can’t get over how good they turned out!i seriously get so giddy and happy looking back at photos from past autumns. i love it so much and this year is going to be just as great! ugh, can’t it just be fall 93% of the time?? is that too much to ask!?
fall decor just gets to me. i honestly think fall is the definition of me. or maybe i’m the definition of it. regardless, i am not ashamed of my obsession with the season. i was a fan of everything pumpkin before it was cool. anyways, i may or may not have gone a little overboard on my latest target trip. i just couldn’t help myself. it’s fine.
01| i’ve wanted this buffalo print for awhile, but i never could bring myself to get it.. until now.
02| i am too embarrassed to tell you how many antler related things i own, yet i purchased this deer head anyway. zero regrets.
03| HAVE YOU SMELT THIS SOAP!? once you do, you’ll understand.
04| is there such thing as too many pillows? no? didn’t think so either. chloe bought this one, and this one is mine.
05| i carried this vase around the store like it was my child.
06|i tried to find the skull online but it must be sold only in stores. BUT target has soooo many halloween stuff i literally had to force myself not to purchase. like this sign, these lights, this pumpkin, and this
07| we also bought this candle, this candle, and this garland. whoops.
we have finally made it to my favorite time of year!! i know it’s not technically the first day of fall, but i can’t wait any longer! maybe it’s just me, it feels like it took forever to get here this year. but at the same time 2017 has also flown by. i just hope this season lasts for as long as it can. i really thrive in the fall/winter time. if there’s a place i don’t know about that has autumn weather all year round, let me know, because i’m going to move there tomorrow. i am just so excited to wear jackets, jump in leaves, carve pumpkins, pick apples, dress up for halloween, burn fall scented candles. oh and target trips this time of year are just my absolute favorite.
Every year my friend and I celebrate christmas in july, we make cookies, watch hallmark christmas movies, and listen to christmas music. last year we stupidly wore sweaters and just about melted in the heat, this year we were a little bit smarter and settled for festive socks. i really thrive the closer it get’s to christmas, sometimes i wish i lived in a world that was just september through december. leaves changing, pumpkin patches, halloween, chilly evenings, bonfires, sweaters, snow, christmas music, i could go on forever. everyone around me doesn’t want summer to end, but i wanted it over before it started. okay that’s a little dramatic, i love the sunshine and going to the river more than i love candy, but there’s something about the last half of the year that i can’t seem to shake. and i may or may not have been listening to michael buble’s christmas album on my way to work. so, just in case you were wondering, there is only 152 days until christmas! please try to contain your excitement.
merry christmas, everyone! i drove home for christmas late friday night and was greeted by the prettiest snowflakes falling everywhere i looked. we haven’t had a snow like this in years and it couldn’t have come at a better time. today we are all cozied up by the fire place enjoying each others company and remembering the true reason for the season.
tonight we attempted to make cookies and then failed miserably. i’m not sure what happened but once we put them in the oven it was all down hill from there. i would share the recipe but clearly it’s not a good one. actually, i bought cheap gluten free flour and i think that was the culprit, but it’s fine, it made for a great memory, we were just sitting on the kitchen floor laughing hysterically. i love moments like that. now i’m off to fall asleep to the sound of The Santa Clause playing in the background. merry christmas eve.
i know, i know, it’s only november but tell that to target. it’s like christmas threw up in there, and i’m not even 1% mad about it. they get an A+ for their ornaments this year, i pretty much had to buy them all because i couldn’t choose a favorite. i may or may not have already decorated parts of our apartment for christmas. no shame what so ever though, this is my favorite time of the year so i try and make it last as long as possible. hurry go throw some christmas in your cart before i buy it all.
“bout to tear it up down in new orleans just like a real-life thelma & louise, if the cops catch us they’re gonna call it kidnapping got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen”
happy november! i hope everyone had a great halloween! what were your costumes this year? my friend sammi and i were thelma & louise, i’m super proud of how our costumes turned out considering we threw them together last minute. as much as i love halloween, i’m happy it’s over because now i can dive head first into christmas! yep, i’m that person and i’m not sorry about it.