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Embracing the Holidays

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As I get older I feel like I’m becoming more enthusiastic and excited about the little things. Besides presents, holidays used to mean uncomfortable dresses and awkward forced family photos. But the older I get the more I’m letting myself embrace the holidays.

With fall officially starting in less than a week, the holidays aren’t too far behind. First up, is Halloween. Now I’ll be honest, growing up Halloween wasn’t really my thang. Didn’t always dress up and never a fan of scary movies. But when I got to college I, along with every other college student ever, got really into Halloween. But it’s easy to get into things when everything involves drinking, friends and little responsibility. Ah, youth.

Anyways, now as a full-fledged (sort of) adult, I’m becoming less cynical and more inviting. Besides my new skull candleholder, here’s some Halloween-y things that I’m currently digging:

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do I need black balloons? No. What would I do with them? Why would i want them around? Well because why not? DIY above here.

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Years ago Halloween was about thinking of a clever costume (I think the year I went as Toad was a highlight). Now it’s more about drinking a festive drink (the one above from one of my favoritest blogs Cupcakes and Cashmere), wearing a witch hat, watching a scary movie and waiting for the masses of kids to come knocking.

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I can wear these as I lounge around the house like the crazy party animal I am. Basically, I’m going to use Halloween to try out some new recipes, some silly accessories and some fun drinks. Can’t wait!

 

xoxo

Sandi

 

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