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Sunday Not-So-Scaries: November 1

Well, hello November! I kind of love November, honestly. Really, I love all the fall and winter months, because I’m a fan of the cooler weather. I’m always sad when Halloween is over, though.

Yesterday I took two of my nephews out trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. I brought a mask with me and the majority of the houses had candy in bowls to be socially distant. We still said trick-or-treat to all of the decorations, though haha.

After we filled up their buckets, I went home to watch some scary movies. It was a fun little full-moon, quarantine Halloween for sure.

Today I’ll be taking all of my Halloween decor down (RIP). But in a few weeks Christmas will be up. Or maybe sooner. Probably sooner.

I just ordered this tree for our living room. I love the rose gold! Tom was now feeling the bubble gum pink one I wanted, so we compromised haha. We started a tradition last year of going out to a tree farm and cutting down our own tree. So we will actually have two in the house this year and I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted a house with multiple Christmas trees.

If I’m being 100% honest, I don’t LOVE Christmas — but each year I try to warm myself up to it just a little bit more by making things extra special around the house and the holiday. Christmas can be a really painful time for some of us, but special traditions make it just a little easier for me.

My new favorite thing to do on Sundays is making homemade cappuccinos with the espresso machine I bought Tom for his birthday. I started using almond milk in them and they still taste great. 10/10 recommend.

I’m into all things cozy right now and am eyeing this cute knitted beanie! I do know how to knit, but haven’t quite mastered designs yet. I’m always impressed to see what people can knit!

Also cozy, this adorable winter mug is on my wish list. All of the designs in this shop are so lovely!

One book recommendation I’d like to add is Tiny Nightmares edited by Lincoln Michele and Nadxieli Nieto. It’s an anthology of micro-horror stories from various authors, 1,500 words or less for each tale. Most were pretty scary, but not in the way I had anticipated. Unfortunately for my lengthy reading list, it was the only book I squared away in October. Life got in the way this month — it happens.

Next weekend we’re going camping up. In the cold!!!!! But I’m hoping it will be fun. I’ve been doing research on all the ways to stay warm, if anyone has tips please share!

Have a restful pre-election weekend (U.S. folks). Voting is powerful, and it is an incredible civic duty to cast your ballot and let your voice be heard.

-K

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