Halloween Decor + Thoughts for Thursday

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Hellloooooooo October and all things spooky, pumpkiny, and ghouly! I love this time of year so much I can’t even handle. I literally decorate our house differently every month between August and December. I’m getting more obsessed every year. Sorry, not sorry.

I bought a ton of stuff at the end of last year’s Halloween (yupp, I’m that much of a freak) and busted them out for this year. Wait until you see what Penny’s costume is this year. It’s epic.

Here are a few pics of this year’s Halloween decor:

halloween decor

halloween decor

halloween decor

halloween decor

I didn’t do much to this little hutch (hey that rhymed) besides throw on a few more Halloween – ish pieces of decor.

halloween decor

halloween decor

Halloween decor

Halloween decor

Halloween decor

Halloween decor

Halloween decor

I’ll post Penny’s costume when the time is right! Get ready, y’all.


Now for some Thoughts for Thursday:

Champagne Dreams Gourmet Gummies

These sound fantastic. Gummies that taste like champs + rosé. What’s not to love? Plus, they’re less than $6! Plus, plus some proceeds go to charity. Booze + Gummies + Charity. Done.

champagne dreams gourmet gummies

Honey Bubbles Wine

Speaking of booze + charity, this sparkling moscato is helping to save Honey Bees with each purchase. I’m going to be on the lookout the next time I get down to Total Wine & More. I’ve read that this moscato isn’t too sweet (which I hate), so I’m definitely down to try it since it’s only $20.

honey bubbles moscato

Potluck Nation Blog

I can’t remember the first time I heard about this concept, but I fell in love with it at first… sight? sound? Anywho. It’s basically the concept that pot lucks are the perfect venue for diverse folks to come together, talk about tough issues, and share a delicious meal together. Let’s face it: food brings people together. E’reybody’s got a rumbly tumbly. We’ve all gotta eat. Why not do it while making the world a better place? LOVE THIS! Who wants to do one with me?!

Not joking. Comment if you’re interested.

potluck nation

This sweet guy has had a little tummy bug this past week. We stayed home a lot this week, snuggled, and watched “Manannnaa” aka Moana. We, of course, had to have a chair full of our besties while we watched.

corey douglas

Also, somebody finally realized he loves hi Mickey Mouse shoes! There’s something so perfect about kids wearing house shoes. Gets me every time.

Mickey Mouse House Shoes

If you’ve updated your iPhone and are having issues with your photos, it may be because they’re being converted to the new High Efficiency format (.HEIC). This won’t work, for example, if you’re trying to upload photos to YOUR BLOG WHILE YOUR KID IS SLEEPING… eh hem… or if you’re working with non-Apple products. I’ve read there’s a fix in the works, but for now, just go to:

Settings – Camera – Formats – Most Compatible

.HEIC files on new iPhone update

I had to snag a picture of my friggin’ delicious lunch from PDQ (click here to see if there’s one near you). I had the Southern Buffalo Chicken Bowl and oohhhmyyyggeerrrrd. So delicious! I went through the drive-thru and got a yummy meal that had ACTUAL VEGETABLES! Plus, this whole bowl was just $8. I didn’t get a calorie count on this, but it was worth it no matter the count. I can’t wait to go back and try something else!

PDQ Southern Buffalo Bowl

Tuesday night was National Night Out for our area (never heard of this before, but it was awesome)! The neighborhood organized a fire truck, police car, bounce house, pizza, and a ton of vendors to come out for a night of fun. Corey was obsessed with the fire truck (and trying to scoot his butt into the pool). It’s so great – also so strange – to live in a place that organizes things like this! Definitely different than what I remember growing up, but I so love these kinds of things for Corey.

national night out

I have to end with this quote that’s stuck with me since waking up Monday morning to the news about the massacre in Las Vegas. I’m really having dark thoughts about bringing other kids into this world, but they are the HOPE of our world. I truly believe the only way to conquer hate is with love. Let’s stop pointing fingers, screaming instead of listening, and move towards a future we want for our kids.

f scott fitzgerald

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