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[LIFE] October 2014

I love everything about October –  the pumpkins, the foliage, the candy, the weather, Halloween …I cannot believe that it’s already over! I had such a great month & I wanted to recap some of the festive fun!

October via pictures :)…

Enjoy!

There's a little observation deck along the reservoir in my hometown & I had to stop to take a peek at the foliage...
While visiting my family, I had to stop at one of my favorite places in my hometown. There’s a little observation deck along the reservoir that offers a beautiful view & some gorgeous foliage…
So beautiful.
So beautiful.
Our girls pumpkin painting party!
My Mom, Sister & I had a little girls pumpkin painting party!
Mom & Dad
My Mom decided to make pumpkins that looked just like her and my Dad LOL
My sister made this crazy detailed skull pumpkin that I never got a good final shot of
My sister made this crazy detailed skull pumpkin that I never got a good final shot of 🙁
My candy cane pumpkin :)
My candy cane pumpkin 🙂
I love Jodi Picoult & thought October would be the perfect time to read this book. It was SO good! Bonus: Lifetime made it into a crummy made for TV movie too! ;)
I love Jodi Picoult & thought October would be the perfect time to read this book. It was SO good! Bonus: Lifetime made it into a crummy made for TV movie too! 😉
Winery fun for my best friends birthday :)
Winery fun for my best friends birthday 🙂
Bests.
Bests.
My Mom turned me onto coconut oil this month. Coconut oil on my feet, arms, legs, face, hair, everything! It's replaced half of my usual products!
My Mom turned me onto coconut oil this month. Coconut oil on my feet, arms, legs, face, hair, everything! It’s replaced half of my usual products — that’s a whole nother post!
Golfing with my Dad :)
Golfing with my Dad 🙂
Giving the pumpkin pie coolata a shot! First few sips were good - the rest made me feel sick lol.
Giving the pumpkin pie coolata a shot! First few sips were good – the rest made me feel sick lol.
Lily dressed up as "Miss Mexico" and participated in a Halloween Dog parade
Lily dressed up as “Miss Mexico” and participated in a Halloween Dog parade
Trying on random costumes at home!
Trying on random costumes at home!
Lunching at my favorite burger place of all time!
Lunching at the Sycamore in Bethel, CT — my favorite burger place of all time! [Double cheeseburger with everything on it = heaven!)
I decided to go at Dionne from Clueless
I decided to dress up as Dionne from Clueless for Halloween
I made a makeshift nose ring for my costume that I FORGOT TO WEAR OUT THAT NIGHT! I was so bummed I forgot it.
I made a makeshift nose ring for my costume that I FORGOT TO WEAR OUT THAT NIGHT! I was so bummed I forgot it.
Happy Halloween :)
Dress: Aeropostle, white button down: boyfriends, socks: halloween store, shoes: Mandees, headband: CVS. Easiest costume ever 🙂
Celebrating at the New Britain Museum of American Art with my pretty peacock roomie :)
Celebrating at the New Britain Museum of American Art with my pretty peacock roomie 🙂
Grilled cheese & cupcake trucks...and break dancers!
Grilled cheese & cupcake trucks…and break dancers!

October was such a fun month! I definitely didn’t capture everything that happened (and WordPress wouldn’t let me upload a handful of photos), but I thought that I’d share the pictures that I could. 🙂

I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months, I LOVE the holidays. Ahhh, so excited just thinking about it!

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving/Christmas?

What’s your favorite time of year?

 

XOX

Halloween 2013 Recap!

As promised in my previous post, I mentioned that I would share my Halloween costumes! This year I made two 🙂 I celebrated at a fun, low-key, house party last Friday night then went out on Saturday with some friends for a late bar night. I’ve gathered a few of the dozens of pictures I had taken over Halloween weekend to share here. Take a peek below & enjoy!

NIGHT 1: Saved By the Bell – Kelly Kapowski

Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
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Failed attempt #1 at printing iron ons. I didn’t realize I had the wrong kind of printer. Whoops!
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Ironing time!
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My, I mean, Kelly’s shirt!
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Obviously my boyfriend was forced to participate.
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LOVE IT!
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Crazy kids are ready to go :)
Crazy kids are ready to go :). Tried to create a mullet out of that fro for AC, but it didn’t want to happen lol
Fun decorations
Fun decorations!
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My college roommate hosted the party at her new house! I love getting to see her 🙂
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Festive bar!
Cheers!
Cheers!
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My Slater! <3
Couldn't get over how sexy my shoes were.
Couldn’t get over how sexy my shoes were.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Time to go home & ask my boyfriend to riptake out my fake hair lol
I got home aaaaand that was that lol.

NIGHT 2: Rihanna. This costume was a tricky one! I really wanted to make it last year, but ran out of time. I still had some of the material so I decided to go for it this year! This is SOOOO not me, which is why it was so much fun 🙂

I always thought this outfit was so fun!
I always thought this outfit was amaze! Recreating it however…a little tricky.
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
Trip to Target to nab some costume sneaks - $7!!
Picked up a pair of sneakers for under $7!
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don't even own sneakers. Well, now I do :)
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don’t even own sneakers. Well, now I do 🙂
Had to fill up before going out.
Had to fill up before going out.
The girls ready to go!
The girls ready to go!
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
Like my tats? I bet my Dad doesn't!
Costume was complete with tats!
Got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
Love that I got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
Roomie!
Roomie!

It was a really fun Halloween weekend! I got to be creative, dress up, spend time with my boyfriend and some of my favorite people, have a few drinks & dance :).

Wondering how I was feeling on Sunday?

That's how.
That’s how.

I’m getting to old for this. Until next year, Halloween! For now, it’s back to my comfort zone of being a little homebody, baking, watching movies & laying low 🙂

What were you for Halloween? I want to know! 🙂

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!!

One of my favorite holidays 🙂

You can be sure that I will be wearing my black and orange today AND indulging in all things Halloween. I wish I could say I’d be passing out candy tonight, but 3 years ago, my roommate & I learned the hard way when we bought 12 lbs of candy in anticipation of the dozens of children that would be ringing the doorbell at our condo complex…needless to say, we had a whopping Z-E-R-O come by. We ended up feasting on a wide variety of Mars & Hershey products for weeks. Evidence:

Circa 2010: There's the culprit!! See that big orange bowl in the back? We had enough candy to fill it 3x. Noms.
Circa 2010: There’s the culprit!! We had enough candy to fill that bowl 3x. Noms.

So tonight I plan to bake some treats, watch a couple Halloween classics, and work on my costumes. Eeee!

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE making my costume every year?! I really got into when I was in college. After perusing some of those photos, I’ve opted not to post any pictures because…. well, I’m a working woman. Not that they were anything offensive, or crazy inappropriate, but you know how college goes. Regardless, I still loved them – I was really able to tap into my creative side & in turn, now adore this holiday even more!

With that said, I have two costumes this year! I will write a post about them sometime next week since I won’t be wearing either until the weekend. I’m really excited about them for many reasons, one being that I’ve never personally seen anyone wear either 🙂

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Here’s to hoping they come out okay!!

So, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Be sure to paint your nails, bake some cookies, dress up, eat lots of caramel apples, carve a pumpkin and watch lots of scary movies today!!

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Be safe! XO

2012 Fall Favorites

Fall is one of my favorite times of year…the colors, smells, food, and fashion- to die! Not so lucky for us on the East Coast, this Fall has been aggressively interrupted by Hurricane Sandy, and most recently this friendly little Nor’easter named Athena. While my state, and town are currently buried in fresh white snow, I wanted to bring it back and remember that regardless of what we may feel…winter is not here yet!

To help get back in the mind set, I picked out some of my absolute favorite things about Fall 2012 thus far- enjoy!

Fall nailpolish! This has been a favorite of mine this season: Essie Bordeaux
This manicure is two coats of Gelish “Sweet Chocolate” with two coats of Essie “Bordeaux” on top. I’m in love with the pairing!
Transitional season jackets! I love this black leather one that I picked up at Marshalls a couple of years ago!
Candles! I burn candles year round, but the Fall scents are my favorites. My go-to’s are Vanilla, Pecan Pie, Fresh Baked Cookies, and Pumpkin Spice 🙂
My midnight snack: Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt. I am obsessed with their Blueberry Vanilla Graham flavor!
Halloween! This is one of my favorite days of the year! I usually like to get super creative, but kept it simple this year. Here’s the funny thing about our costumes: my boyfriend has to grow his hair out, one night we were playing around with it and he looked JUST like Danny Zuko! So we thought it’d be fun to dress up as Sandy & Danny for Halloween. Before you know it, we were about to get hit with Hurricane Sandy & everyone decided to dress the same in honor of the storm! I didn’t even really care for the costume, we did it all for his hair- which he barely ended up styling LOL. So you’ve heard it here: I did not dress up in honor of Hurricane Sandy, I dressed up to compliment my boyfriends locks!
Belts! I love adding a belt to a plain pair of slacks or around a simple sweater!
My Louis Vuitton 🙂 I got this bag last year & it is so special for many reasons! I carried it right up until the beginning of Spring last year, and then packed it up until Fall- in my opinion it’s far too seasonal to carry throughout the summer! Ever since, I have been itching to take it out again. I think that sometime this week I’ll transfer everything & start carrying it again!
Bath & Body Works Paris Amour hand lotion, Gelish NOURISH cuticle oil, Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing “Fearless” Gloss, and a Revlon nail file. These three items are crucial, the lotion & oil I use at least a dozen times per day- my hands and nails get very dry once the weather starts to get chilly. I must have them on me (in my purse) at all times. 😉
Seasonal phone wallpaper. It seems silly, but I always change my phone background with the seasons, holidays, etc. I had a colorful Fall scene for a while, but I just changed it to this gorgeous photo once the snow started coming down today! I know it’s borderline Winter, but I found it on Google a while ago & have been dying to use it. (I believe it was shot by Madeline Bea Photography– she has gorgeous work!)
Big, cozy sweaters! I bought this wrap from H & M in 2007 and still adore it 🙂
Family dinners: Fall is all about cooking! I spent last weekend cooking a mini Pre-Thanksgiving dinner with my Mama. Nothing I love more than spending time with my family 🙂
Everything APPLE! My Apple Crisp pie is hands down my favorite Fall recipe (and always a crowd pleaser!) I’ve already baked two this season & plan on making at least a couple more. Let me know if I should post the recipe!
Half/Oval/Mini-Stiletto Nails: I decided to try a completely new nail shape. I attempted this look almost a year ago & hated it! I decided to give it another shot except this time around I used a different filing technique & am currently in love with these nails! As they slowly grow longer, the pointier I’m able to shape them 🙂 (Polish = Gelish “Black Cherry Berry”)

Those are just a few of my favorite things this season! What are you loving about Fall this year? Let me know 🙂

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