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WHERE in the FRESH HECK have I BEEN?!

HEY HEY HEY PARTY PEOPLE!

It’s me, your fearless leader. It is now an entirely different year than it was since the last time we spoke. We have moved through three different Zodiac windows (it’s now the AGE OF AQUARIUS, for reference). In short, it’s been a long ass time, and I’m going to offer an explanation for that.

Blogtober was a lot of fun, but it was also a ton of pressure for me as a new blogger to try to figure out the entire world while embarking on this giant project while ALSO making my way through my very first full semester of my accelerated graduate program. I took on too much. I bit off more than I could chew. This will surprise literally no one.

And usually, it’s fine. I’m an ambitious person. I like being busy. I work full time, I go to grad school full time, and I’m still trying to cram time in for things like fitness and learning new languages and reading books. It’s just who I am. That being said, I started this blog to be a stress-free, creative outlet that I could use to just create and let loose. Blogtober turned this blog into the opposite of that; I was feeling pressured to just pump out content as fast as I could, regardless of whether I really wanted to write about it that day or whether I thought it was as great as it could be.

So I neeed a step back, and what I thought was going to be a teeny step became a BIG step. But honestly, now that I’m getting into the swing of things again, I really missed it. And so here I am.

I’m going to do a lot of revamping, redesigning, reorganizing. I’m going to start talking about things that bring me joy, and get some brighter colors up in here. (This will probably be pretttttyyy slow because I work like, nine hours a day and go to school three more, but it will HAPPEN).

If you’re still reading this, thank you for being patient with me, thank you for hanging on, and thank you for letting me fail and make mistakes and still come back to try again.

 

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Blogtober Day 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN

IT’S HERE IT HAPPENED!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I was going to write this yesterday, but then I realized that the festivities hadn’t actually occurred, and thus I would have nothing to talk about, so here we are.

Guys, I love Halloween. The entire day just seems super spooky no matter what you’re doing. Like, I was driving down the Merritt Parkway and all the yellow leaves were just giving me major fall/Halloween vibes. Anyway.

Yesterday was sort of a miscellaneous day until the night; I read a spooky book with a fall candle. I went to the bank and the grocery store. I did some laundry. And THEN it was HALLOWEEN TIME.

My roommate and I, and one of our friends, and one of her friends from work all went out together (actually to the bar where I work) for some pretzels and beer, and obviously we were super extra the entire time (See below).

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This costume was SO easy but one of my favorites! I’d bought this body suit ages ago and never worn it, so tonight was the night! My twin (sorority) gave me the velvet skirt when she was cleaning out her closet, so the only things I bought were the spider web tights and super extra hat. And honestly, when you’re a little drunk, the netting on the hat is the most fun thing to play with.

All in all, it was a super successful Halloween. We had a ton of fun, ate some good things, and I read a couple super spooky books (definitely read Disney’s Hocus Pocus, thanks Mom!!!!). And I’m definitely breaking this Halloween costume back out for our Halloween event at work on Saturday, and also probably next year TBH.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! Now that Blogtober has officially ended (thanks for following!) I’m going back to a regular posting schedule, probably Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. Could change, but that’s what I’m aiming for right now.

Catch ya later my spooky friends!

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Blogtober Day 26: Easy Halloween Costumes on a Budget!

Hey hey hey!

Only five more days until Halloween! FIVE! October has flown by; I can hardly believe we’re less than two months away from Christmas (if you thought I was festive now…HA). Since we’re getting so close (and since I have yet to buy my Halloween costume) I thought it was the perfect time to post some super easy costume ideas. I’m forever and always the person who waits until the very last minute to throw together a costume, which is probably why I never do anything absurdly complex. But hey, why fix what ain’t broken, ya know?

For Halloween last year,  I did a couples costume. It’s a great idea, it just turns out that doing it with my ex was a really bad idea. But the costume turned out great, so I just edited the pictures a little bit to keep them usable…

I did it on snapchat before I knew how to use Photoshop, so it’s not the best, but you get the idea. Super easy costume. I bought a pink cardigan, white button down, and khaki skirt from the thrift store (Savers, Goodwill, etc.). I already had the white sneakers, but they were from Target super cheap. There ya go! Costume #1.

Costume #2 is a creation from my senior year of college. Fun fact: I had actually done this costume as a child, when I was nine or ten, and I thought it was so fun I decided to do it again as an adult!

pippi

It’s Pippi Longstocking! Every time I see this picture, it just reminds me how much I love this character, and how much I really need to read this again. Anyway, really easy costume again. Like the last one, this is all stuff you can get at the thrift store. A brightly colored t-shirt, any kind of jumper (mine was a long denim one that I cut), and a couple of mismatched, tall socks. Black boots would be ideal; I didn’t have any, so these are actually a pair of black tap shoes I found at Goodwill. LOL my roommates got so annoyed with me tapping around all night! For the hair, just get some pipe cleaners or craft wire and braid it into your hair, then bend your braids up. Spray the red color on (I literally used one of the super cheap bright hair sprays you can get in the Halloween section of Target), then hairspray your hair a TON to hold it all together. Dot a few freckles on your cheeks with a brown eyeliner, and you’re all set to go!

This next one isn’t a specific person, per say, but I think it still qualifies as a costume!

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I actually did this for my 23rd birthday, which was 90’s themed, but I think it works for Halloween too! Just put on anything really that screams 90’s. You can do plaid, scrunchies, brown lipstick, literally whatever you already have. I put on a white t-shirt, a  black sundress, and some black knee socks and flats. I already had some scrunchies lying around, so I did a half up half down side ponytail with a white one, and voila! I would also suggest adding a choker to this ensemble to really make it perfect!

Those are just three quick, easy costume ideas you can pull out of your closet (or your local Goodwill) when you’re in a pinch! I still have to pick mine for this year…if you have any suggestions, leave them below! 🙂