31 Things to do Before December 31st

Alright I thought this would be a fun way to start off Blogmas. I got this idea from pinterest but I’m writing things I think would be fun to do through december. As a reminder I have a baby so some of these ideas you might not like or maybe you will. Totally make a list that works for you!!              Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.45.17 PM

I am so excited for Christmas!! I’m sure y’all are too! Let me know your ideas of what to do in December!!!

xoxo Erin

An Autumn Tag

Hello friends!! Hope you had an amazing weekend and have been having a great weekend. My husband and I hosted a little gathering at our house and I cooked a bunch of snacks and we had a fire pit with some friends over. It was a good time. I think next weekend I will be having a little celebration for myself and go out to dinner with the family because as of Halloween, I will be a graduate from Grad school!!!

Any ways I got this tag from a twitter friend and fellow blogger so definitely check her out : HERE (:

1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves?

HAHA Umm I am really not sure, I guess leaves because pumpkin smells best when it is sweet and baked lol

2. Sweat or salty pumpkin seeds?

Definitely have to go with Salty!

3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins?

Pumpkin patches are just fun and pretty. Being someone who has grown up around farms it is definitely the way to go. Pumpkin Patches all the way

 

4. Wool or knit sweater?

I guess I would have to go with knit. There aren’t a lot of wool sweaters where I am from and it is way to hot for wool where I live.

5. Halloween party or explore haunted places?

This is so hard to choose!!! I love scary and haunted stuff but I also love dressing up and doing the scaring so I really can’t decide. BOTH!!!

 

6. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?

I personally am not a big apple person so it would definitely be Pumpkin pie for me with extra whipped cream!!!

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7. Still silent nights or rainy windblown nights?

Well where I live anytime we have storms our power goes out so I will take a still silent night… with the tv on lol

8. Witches or ghosts?

Definitely ghosts. I mean there are people who have the ability to talk to the dead right??

9. Raking leaves or climbing trees?

Climbing trees! Who in their right mind would pick a chore lol

10. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire?

Ghost stories. I am not about to piss off the dead messing with a quija board. plus campfires mean hotdogs and s’mores!         Screen Shot 2017-10-30 at 12.16.04 PM

11. October or November?

October! Like I said I love halloween and all the creepy, scary stuff!

12. Black cats or owls?

CATS! I am a total cat lady. Owls are cool and pretty but I am all about some kitty cats!

13. Fireplace or candle light?

Hmmm I like both.. If I had to pick one I suppose I would pick a fire place only if it was electric because I don’t want my whole house smelling like a camp fire. Otherwise I would pick candles.

14. Monster movies or classic novels?

Monster movies because I rarely have time to finish a movie let alone a book. Plus my husband is not into reading so we spend time together finding movies and watching.

15. Carve or paint pumpkins?

I have literally never painted a pumpkin so I would have to go with carving pumpkins. Its so classic and fun and the best part is ripping the guts out! hahaScreen Shot 2017-10-30 at 12.15.06 PM

 

Friends what are your answers? Let me know in the comments or fill the tag our yourself!

xoxo Erin

Colourpop Review

Lately I have been getting so much new makeup! I love it and I’m not sure where to even start so I will begin with all the colourpop newness that I have. First off I got the “I Think I Love You” palette.                                                Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 7.51.55 AM As you can see this palette is so stunning! It is perfect for creating everyday looks and includes some seriously stunning and pigmented shades. I absolutely live for a deep matte black and a shiny gold. There are great mattes in the palette for a perfect base and all the metallics add the perfect punch to any look! And only 16$ colourpop is a non brainer for the girl on a budget.

Next up I tried out their new brow pencils. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.05.30 AMIt is much like the original ABH auto pencil. Very thin tip with a nice spoolie on the other side. It is very creamy and the product is smooth. I don’t think it will replace my ABH dipbrow any time soon but this is a nice pencil to have!

Lastly my mom gave me this lippie. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.15.41 AM This is an ultra satin lip in the shade “First of All”. It is a rich raspberry shade and I love it! My mom typically only wears nudes so I get really excited when she gets bright colors because I know they will be mine! And this color is awesome, right up my ally.

Alright friends if you haven’t colourpop yet what are you waiting for?? The prices are so affordable and the products are seriously fantastic! A+ from me!!

xoxo Erin

My Son is Turning ONE!!

Hello everyone!! I hope your October is going so well! I can’t believe that I have done so well with posting every day so far! haha So today marks the one month mark to my son’s first birthday and as most moms I am so excited!!! I have been planning this birthday party for a while now but everything is closing in on the big day. I wanted to share some of my ideas and party planning tips.

DECOR: I am doing a Dr. Suess themed birthday. I found some decor at Target that I can use to label food in cute Suess ways. I picked up some fabric at Hobby Lobby to create a “banner” to go around his high chair. At the dollar tree I picked up blue and red table cloths and blue, red, and white poster board. I cut up the poster board to create a banner that will display his month by month baby pictures.

FOOD: We are doing a BBQ and grilling lots of yummy foods. I am going to be doing lots of Dr. Suess themed sides, snack, sweets, and drinks.

  • Pink Yink Ink Drink- pink lemonade
  • New Blue Goo- blue punch
  • 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish- colored gold fish in a fish bowl
  • poodles with noodles- pasta salad
  • green eggs and ham- pretzels with white chocolate and green candies
  • Dr. Suess Soup- homemade chex mix/ trail mix
  • Truffala Fruits- fruit tray

There are so many ideas that you could do, these are just some that I am doing. I am also making a smash cake and cupcakes. I also ordered a party pack that includes plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, and a table cloth all in my theme.

I consider myself crafty so I am doing my best to make and craft everything that I can instead of buying a lot of the things. I have lots of ideas and I have been working away to make this a great party!

(all photos are courtesy of pinterest, i take no credit but hope to recreate some of these and do them justice. After Baby K’s birthday I will add my own pictures and share how the party went!!)

xoxo Erin

Bath Time Troubles

I have recently made a discovery that should have been super obvious but it wasn’t until it happened to me and my family! While going through our normal night time routine of giving baby K a bath I realized that some of his bath toys were dark inside. They were growing mold!!!! GROSS! One squeeze of our bathtime basket balls and black gross-ness was in the bath water. I quickly removed the toys and drained the water. This is when I decided that there will be no more bath toys with holes in them.. which is surprising a lot to ask for.

Most bath toys I found were squeeze toys that squirt water. Knowing that I wasn’t just going to keep buying bath toys that could grow mold on the inside and that are very difficult to clean, I kept searching. I finally found a set of plastic boats that can’t hold on to moisture at walmart and found rubber duckies at target that don’t have a pesky hole in the bottom!

Moms make sure you are checking bath toys for mold and drying toys out if they do have holes!!

Be back tomorrow friends! Hope your October is rocking so far!!!

xoxo Erin

Apple Dump Cake… YUMM

In my house we are always craving a little something sweet.. not great for our waistlines so we try to only indulge every once in a while. A classic for fall is apple pie but if you want to take the super easy, super tasty route try an apple dump cake! I did get this recipe from Never Ending Journeys so all credit goes to her!

Here is the recipe: Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 10.02.52 AMGuys it is sooo good and so quick and easy!! Great for if you need something easy for a gathering or pot luck!

 

xoxo Erin

It’s BLOGTOBER!!

Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 9.41.34 AMI really want to put my best effort in to doing Blogtober for the first time. With the help of some fabulous twitter friends I have some great Ideas for what to right about! So if you are new to blogtober, like me, let me introduce you. I will be writing some of my normal posts like monthly goals and a few reviews but I will also post some fall outfits, makeup looks, decor, recipes, and of course Halloween looks!

Writing a post everyday in October is going to take quite a bit of work but I think it will be so fun. Who doesn’t love fall?? It seems like people go crazy when it finally hits autumn. Even though it is still 90 degrees here where I live I want to be full on in the spirit of fall! I hope you enjoy and hopefully this will be a great success!

Talk super soon friends!

Let me know what fun fall things you’ll be doing or I should write about!

xoxo Erin