Happy *almost* Halloween, y’all! We have been looking forward to Fall all year; it is the all-time favorite season in our home! As I’ve mentioned in other posts about it, one of J’s all-time favorite holidays is Halloween. I think it’s because he’s an October baby, so he might be a little biased ;).
To get into the decorating fun of the season, I really wanted to do something different on our mantle/fireplace area this year. A couple weeks ago I ordered these reusable 3D bats off of Amazon. I am obsessed! They were SO easy to use and look so cool during both day and night. To attach them to the wall, I did not use the adhesive that came with them, but instead chose to use some basic scotch tape. Some of the reviews had mentioned that the adhesive that came with the bats took off paint when removed (makes sense in a way since they are both indoor and outdoor use) so in light of that, I chose not to risk it and just stick with a tape that I had used before on our walls. Two weeks later, and the bats still look like they did on the day I put them up! I also have so many leftover, I’m excited to see where else I can decorate with them in the house 🙂
Happy Fall, y’all! It’s still pretty hot around here, but as the Fall season has officially started, we thought it was definitely time to pull out some of our pumpkin and autumn pieces. In general, I am not the biggest fan of orange, so any time I can find seasonal decor that fits in with our year round color scheme, (especially during the Fall) I’m a happy camper. If those pieces are easy and simple, then it’s a double bonus! I talk about this a lot on my instagram stories, but I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to have staple pieces for the different seasons that you can just add one or two touches to in order to have a complete transformation. The console table is obviously the main furniture piece here, but the pumpkins work to achieve this as well. They’ll serve as a base for upcoming days in October when we want to add Halloween decorations into the mix. Later this week I’ll be posting about how we add a couple accents to transition this setup from Autumn-themed to Halloween-themed.
If you’re already into all things Halloween, check out some of my Halloween decor posts from past years, linked below:
The Sephora VIB Sale is such a great opportunity to try new products and to restock personal favorites with up to a 15% discount!
If you’ve been watching my instagram stories over the last couple of weeks, you’ve already heard about my first, and all-time, favorite pick: REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic – yall, I cannot express how much of a game changer this tonic has been for my skin. I love how it’s completely transformed my skin’s texture and clarity. Plus, the bottle is huge and a complete steal as its price is only $35 (that’s without the 15% discount!).
Included below is my full list of my top ten picks:
Happy 2018, y’all! What does everyone have going on this week?! Mine still looks the same as last week and the week before (gosh – I’m so interesting!). As I mentioned in this post – it’s currently bar prep season until March 1st, meaning I am pretty much on lockdown study mode. It’s definitely an interesting experience spending 10-12 hours at a desk every single day, but thankfully it’s temporary! (Also shoutout to whoever created this bike desk that is so helpful in keeping me semi-sane and healthy!)
Earlier this fall, knowing that this intensive time would be coming up quickly, I really wanted to finish my office area as much as possible before I wouldn’t have the time to in January. Organized, bright, and airy spaces not only help my focus, but they definitely boost my mood, so I’m happy that overall that’s how this space feels. At this point, there are still a few small changes I would like to make, but they will just have to be things to look forward to in March 🙂
I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year! Although my response time is definitely slower right now, I still love to read your comments and kind messages 🙂 Thank you all for your patience and continued support of this blog – starting this new year with all of you is one of the sweetest gifts!