All posts tagged: Halloween

Casual Halloween Outfits

Over the last 7+ months of being home I’ve been wearing leggings, leggings and more leggings. One thing I want to trying to do a little bit more is get dressed at least once a week for the heck of it. Sometimes I really miss putting together something fun to wear and heading into work and trading outfit compliments with my coworkers. This is obviously the very least of my quarantine worries, but there’s no right way to measure how this effects us. Covid times are so strange. Not only have I been getting dressed up way less, but with Halloween rolling around I haven’t even made up a costume. Halloween costumes can be really fun, but embarrassingly I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a very long time. Over the recent years when things got busy or parties dwindled, I just took to wearing some kind of Halloween-themed outfit and called it a day. But even still, it always brought me joy and boosted my Halloween spirit. One thing I’ll say about my fashion …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: October 11

Hellooooo! I took a bit of a break from everything this week — social media and blogging, even answering texts. I needed a mental break and I feel so much better since taking one. Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and it’s imperative that we take care of our mental health — if you need help there is no shame in getting it. Here’s a few things I’ve been loving this week: I surprised Tom with an espresso machine for his birthday. We finally got around to trying it out this weekend and it was such a nice treat. Have you seen the new season of Fargo yet? Chris Rock is incredible in it so far! These sweatpants from J. Crew Factory are the coziest I’ve ever owned. I got them in Austin Sunset and Warm Rose. I’m not big on pumpkin spice everything in fall, though I do enjoy it. But this pumpkin spice matte lipstick from Too Faced is my favorite. I love the color! This Modcloth Halloween pajama set is back in …

10 Podcasts to Get You Ready for Halloween

Ohh I love a good scary story. Spending half a decade taking the long long drive to and from New York City late at night into the wee hours of the morning I would scare the living hell out of myself on the regular listening to horror podcasts. There were many times (an embarrassing number of times, actually) where I would turn my interior light on or swipe my arms to the back seats to check for a serial killer mid-way through my drive home. As if some crazed murderer would be waiting the 20 minutes it took to get from Manhattan to I-95 to finally strike. Yeesh. I haven’t made my 90 minute commute in about 7 months now, so my podcast listening has dwindled a little bit. But, with Halloween around the corner I’ve been diving back in for some much-needed scary stories. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite creepy podcasts to get you in the Halloween mood: The Last Podcast on the Left: True Crime, ghosts, UFOs, supernatural things, comedy. I …

Halloween Movie Marathon: What to Watch and Where to Stream

We’re just a day away from October and I am READY to get my Halloween on! I know Halloween will be quite different this year, due to the pandemic, but I’m going to make the best of it. One of my favorite ways to gear up for spooky season is by watching scary movies. Typically we gather with some friends around Halloween and have a horror movie night, whether we’ll do this or not this year I’m not really sure, but we will definitely be spending our weekends marathoning some scary movies. I have a lot of fond memories as a kid having sleepovers with my friends and watching scary movies. My dad thought it would be fun to introduce us to classic horror movies like Halloween and The Exorcist. I was probably too young to be watching movies like this, haha, but it definitely sparked my love for spooky stuff. If I had to narrow down my favorite horror movies, I’d say my top 5: Trick ‘r Treat The Exorcist Halloween Rosemary’s Baby The …

First Day of Autumn

I’ve already declared it in my heart and home that it’s spooky season, but today it’s official! Happy autumn equinox! In spite of all that this year has been so far, I want to walk into autumn with good intentions and just embrace all of the uncertainties – which is extremely hard to do for a person suffering from acute anxiety (yours truly) so I’m really going to try. I started decorating our home for Halloween a few weeks ago – I said I am DONE with summer. I was just ready to move on to the next season – I’ve never been a summer person. I’m not finished JUST yet, but here’s a peak at what I have up so far. I’m going to take a trip to a local nursery to buy some pumpkins and mums for our front door in the coming weeks, which is something I’ve done both years that we lived here for fall and really enjoy. Confession: my outdoor Halloween décor game is pretty weak, aka non-existent. I just …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: September 20

Hello, hello! It’s really starting to feel like fall here in New Jersey, and it’s THE BEST! I got so excited that I packed away almost all of my summer clothes already, hoping for no rogue 80 degree days. This week was quite a blur, most likely because my stay-cation came to an end and it’s been an adjustment getting back into the swing/night shift. I’ve been doing this for nearly five years now so I know it just takes some time! On a somber note, I want to acknowledge the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spent her entire career fighting for equality, and for that I thank her. I do want to share a few things that have brought some light to my week, though. The cooler weather has put me in a baking mood. The fall and winter are my favorite times of the year to make sweets. I made this skillet peach cobbler recipe from Half Baked Harvest this week, topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream …

Easy DIY Skull Wreath

I’ve declared it Halloween season in this house already, despite it not being fall just yet — ALMOST! I’m an autumn lover, I know so compelling, and especially Halloween. I have a lot of fond memories of decorating our home for Halloween as a kid with my mom, and I wanted to carry that into my own home now as an adult. My mom has always been big on DIY decorations, and in my opinion is a master wreath artist. I’ve never made my own wreath before, and decided after a quick trip to the craft store that I was going to make one for Halloween. Luckily, there was a sole black wreath left, so I bought it and picked out a color scheme. I got the idea from Michaels and while I know I executed it differently, it really sparked my creativity. To make the wreath I used wire cutters to trim down the flower stems, and then arranged them how I wanted into the wreath. I turned on a spooky podcast to get …