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Friday Favorites: Fall Activities Edition

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Another Friday Favorites post featuring all things Fall? Yes. Plot twist: this Friday Favorites is dedicated to all the things I love to do during Autumn. I have waited all year for this!

Corn Maze
Growing up, my mom took us every year and it’s definitely a tradition I will continue on with my own kids some day. It started out all together and as we grew older we started splitting in to teams as a competition to see who could finish the fastest, collect all the puzzle pieces, etc. Now that the two oldest of us are married, the teams typically are my mom and stepdad vs my husband and I vs my two younger siblings. It’s a great active way to spend a crisp afternoon!
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Outfits

Jack Skellington Inspired Outfit

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Pinstripe Jumpsuit similar here, here, here and here / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Tripe Ball Earrings

Halloween is just around the corner which means I’m practically bursting at the seams for everything festive! This week I’ll be doing a few Halloween inspired outfits to keep you in the spirit. Round one: Jack Skellington.

And before anyone jumps me this church and cemetery are extremely important to me. It’s where my mom and dad got married and the cemetery itself holds multiple generations of my family – I’m talking great great great grandparents and older. I have nothing but the utmost respect for these places and take great care in showing it.

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Travel

Overnight Flight Survivial


Today I am boarding my first overnight flight! In preparation, I ordered my husband and myself some items to help make our trip a little more comfortable. I just love having excuses to buy fun stuff from Amazon! 🙂

Carry On Bags
The one downside of getting a simple set of luggage is that there are not two of any size piece of luggage. I don’t know why, but it drives me nuts that although my suitcase and my husbands’ match, one is bigger than the other. I have plans to buy a second matching set so that we each have the perfect size suitcase (and when we have kids, they’ll match mommy and daddy, too!), but for now buying two matching carry ons will have to tide me over. Here are the bags I purchased.

Entertainment
My husband has ADHD. Diagnosed, unmedicated ADHD. He stopped taking his medication because as it wore off, it had extremely negative side effects and in the long run just wasn’t worth it. As he has gotten older, he manages it much better, but there are still times I want to kill him. When he drives, he bounces his leg because he’s bored; if he’s a passenger he is constantly complaining that he’s bored and how much longer. It’s a vicious cycle. Luckily, we have all the equipment we need to keep ourselves entertained while we’re awake; we each bring a laptop, mp3 player, phone and a book. I purchased these headphones specifically for our flight.
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Outfits

Cowl Neck Sweater + Tote

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Cowl Neck Sweater similar here and here / Levi’s Super Skinny 710 Jeans in Head West / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Colorblock Tote similar here

It’s beginning to feel like fall! After two weeks spent in the 80s, it has finally started to cool down around here. Sweater time!

The only downside is that the weather has changed so drastically in such a short time that I’ve been feeling pretty under the weather lately. It’s also been a super busy week getting ready for Ireland, prepping for Halloween and not to mention my weekend was super packed with my siblings spending the whole weekend with us, two birthday dinners and a third non-birthday dinner as well. Whew!
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Outfits

Long Cardigan + Heels

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Black Cami / Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans in Head West / Long Cardigan similar here and here / Leopard Tote similar here and here / Pointed Toe Heels similar hereLooking Sharp by Premier Jewelry

I have been such a horrible blogger lately – not checking my site, not keeping up with my posts. Life has just gotten SO incredibly hectic this past week or so. We’ve had a lot of family events, I’ve been trying hard to get the house decorated for Halloween (and cleaning in the process before heading off to Ireland), last minute details for our trip and to top it off, I’m not feeling much like myself.

Moving on. This outfit is perfect for those hectic weeks. It’s simple, comfy but still classy and sophisticated. Bonus: it makes me feel a lot better when I’m having a not-so-up-to-it day.
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Outfits

Pumpkin Picking

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Bell Sleeve Top similar here (available in 13 colors!)/ Levis Super Skinny 710 in Head West / Wedge Booties in Whiskey / Beaded Earrings similar here

This past weekend we went to the pumpkin patch. It’s the same pumpkin patch I went to with my mom and dad when I was itty bitty and the same guy still drives the tractor that takes you into the field. It’s very nostalgic for me. We go every year, ride up to the field, take pictures, pick some pumpkins and buy some candy at the country store on the farm. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall.

I have been dying to wear this top since I got it a couple months ago, knowing full well I wouldn’t until fall arrived and this was the perfect occasion! Yes, I wore my boots into the pumpkin field and you know what? I did not wobble or trip or feel stupid once – they are really that comfortable. I’m just as shocked as you are. 🙂 And aren’t these earrings super cute for fall?! My dad bought them for me on a trip a couple years ago and I have never worn them! They remind me of indian corn, so fall was the perfect time to give them a go.
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1 Year Anniversary!

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I try not to think about our wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, it was the best day of my life, but think about all the details and the stress I was under gives me a mini panic attack. However, today is our anniversary and I will remember. As much as I give myself hives thinking about the hurricane and the little things that I had no control over, it all goes away when I think about the underlying meaning of our wedding day.

We’re married. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters. We have experienced so much together and there is not a single person I’d rather be jumping in feet first with. My husband is the most amazing man I have ever met. I am so blessed to have someone who truly completes me and has helped me create a life I never thought I’d have. He allows me to be a stay at home wife (and one day a stay at home mommy), focus on what’s important to the two of us and to go on trips I’d never be brave enough to take myself.
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