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Witchy Wishlist

While I don’t go as big for Halloween as some of my friends (we’re talking entire homes being covered in all things spooky), I do find the prospect of Jack-O-Lanterns and dressing up fun. It’s gotten a bit more difficult as I’ve gotten older; I have this desire to “become” whatever I choose to dress up as vs. merely wearing something that is obviously a costume, which mostly leads to frustrating DIY days and me deciding to go as a cat once again. The other thing I like to do is pick up “costume” pieces that could be integrated into my day to day life and wardrobe. This year for a bit of fun, I made up a witchy themed wishlist of items I think many modern day spell casters would be delighted to own.

  1. Rhapsody Crown NecklaceLeia Beila
  2. Night VisionsRituel de Fille
  3. Phase of the Moon WatchHot Topic
  4. Peaceful Home CandlesNew Moon Beginnings
  5. Moon Flower Flat BootFree People
  6. As You Wish Floral JacketUrban Outfitters
  7. Natural Quartz Filigree NecklaceHowling Moon UK
  8. Laurel CrownElemental Child
  9. Layered Lacework DressAnthropologie

What do you think? Better than some random pointy black hat, right? This wishlist also had a bit of a Practical Magic feel to it. I wanted so badly to be as cool as the Owens women when I was younger. Not the whole losing the love of your life part, but more of the great fashion sense, subtle spelling abilities, and the self confidence that the aunts had in spades. I also wanted the house; it was a really great house 🙂

 


Autumn To Do List

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaar! I mean sort of, I love fall/autumn, and while I am by no means basic (the Buzzfeeed quiz proved it) if I was ever tempted to be, it would be now. I like doing fall things! A lot. And though the thermostat is holding at the low 90’s, and I’ve lived in Florida long enough to know better, my little cinnamon sprinkled heart hopes that it will magically drop to allow me to enjoy what others refer to as “sweater season”. I got the apple picking part of things out of the way early this year, but here are some other things I’d like to do before the winter insanity sets in.

  • Wear all the plaid
  • Shun the PSL enthusiasts
  • Stomp in large piles of colorful leaves
  • Burn something cinnamon scented
  • Decorate pumpkins

  • Sip some spiced cider
  • Wrap myself in a really cozy scarf
  • Find a pair of boots to rock
  • Buy an autumnal lipstick
  • Make spice cookies

  • Make s’mores
  • Use the fireplace
  • Don an over-sized, crazy soft sweater
  • Paint my nails burgundy or copper
  • Warm my cold toes on the back of Andy’s perpetually warm calf

  • Watch Practical Magic, Sleepy Hallow, The Craft and The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Make a seasonally appropriate wreath for the front door.
  • Use some of my handpicked apples to make apple crumble
  • Go to a harvest festival
  • Enjoy a warm beverage outdoors (if it dips below the mid 80’s that is)

What’s on your fall list? Are you ready to basic it up with me?

 

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Holiday To Do List

And it is December 1st! Yes, my holiday merriment kicked into overdrive the day after Thanksgiving this year, but there are still so many things I have left to do, I even started making a list. Then I decided to share that list with you all. Who knows, maybe you’ll find an item or two to add to your own list.

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  1. Deck the halls, living room, dinning room, kitchen, guest room….
  2. Trim the tree, at least half a dozen times since the cats will spend all night undoing the previous day’s trimming.
  3. Make hot chocolate, from scratch, with the special marshmallows.
  4. Make a Christmas flower crown.
  5. Have holiday themed afternoon tea.
  6. Wrap gifts while listening to holiday music.
  7. Sing carols.
  8. Wear something tacky and festive.
  9. Try to make the cats wear tiny Santa hats.
  10. Make Christmas cookies.
  11. Drink spiced cider.
  12. Have a Christmas crafting party.
  13. Locate the stockings, then hang them with care.
  14. Make s’mores in the fireplace.
  15. Have a holiday party.
  16. Take my mom to Starbucks and enjoy a holiday treat.
  17. Snuggle up on the couch and watch holiday movies.
  18. Go to a holiday festival.
  19. Decorate a gingerbread house.
  20. Make paper snowflakes.
  21. Pick out Christmas PJ’s.
  22. Drive around and look at lights.
  23. Send out our Christmas cards.
  24. Take impromptu photos of holiday merriment.
  25. Random act of holiday kindness.

What seasonal antics are at the top of your “to do” list?

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December

December

After my rather…enthusiastic Link Love last week, I bet it comes as no surprise that the first day of the month of December is pretty exciting for me. It’s the official 25 Days Til Christmas Countdown, and in honor of that countdown here are 25 things I am planning to do this month.

  1. Bake Christmas Cookies
  2. Deck the halls and mantles and bookshelves and the doorways…
  3. Buy festive holiday stamps
  4. Send out my Christmas Cards
  5. Procure a Christmas tree
  6. Decorate said Christmas tree
  7. Fill the advent calendar for Andy
  8. Finish my Christmas shopping
  9. Wrap ALL of the gifts
  10. Mull some cider
  11. Break out one of my big fluffy sweaters
  12. Sip some Russian Tea
  13. Celebrate the Solstice
  14. Wear silly holiday earrings
  15. Go to at least three community Christmas events
  16. Use the fireplace
  17. Do 5 Holiday DIYs
  18. Watch Elf
  19. Drive around looking at Christmas lights
  20. Have a Holiday Girls’ Night In
  21. Listen to Christmas music until I don’t want to hear it for another year
  22. Make treat boxes for friends and family
  23. Make Christmas Dinner
  24. Make Boxing Day Dinner
  25. Trick at least one of the cats into wearing a Santa hat or bowtie

What’s on your “must do” list this month?

 

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Now That It’s Spring…

There is a whole list of things I want to do…

Picnic

  1. Go to McClay Gardens
  2. Have a picnic
  3. Find a tree, spread a quilt and have a lazy afternoon of reading outside
  4. Buy the giant economy size of Claritin so I can fight the pollen
  5. Buy all the spring flowers
  6. Watch the cardinals build nests in the azalea bushes
  7. Break out my flip flops
  8. Brew some iced tea
  9. Bake a lemon loaf
  10. Find outdoor lights for the patio
  11. Make an Arnold Palmer with the aforementioned tea
  12. Get a pedicure so my sandaled feet don’t scare people
  13. Have brunch outside
  14. Have lunch outside
  15. Have dinner….you guessed it, outside
  16. Take advantage of all the beautiful spring veggies
  17. Get the grill up and working again
  18. Plan my birthday week
  19. Get a birthday tiara
  20. Pull my sundresses out of the back of the closet
  21. Plant two scarlet rose bushes
  22. Draw funny pictures in the pollen coating Andy’s car
  23. Get some butterfly plants for the front walk
  24. Take a walk around Lake Ella
  25. Grab and iced chai and watch the baby ducks

 

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