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- BOO Cardboard Letters
- Halloween scrapbook paper
- Polyurethane Spray or Modpodge
- Sparkles and other Halloween accents
- Lay your scrapbook paper down on the table and trace your letters on it with a pencil.
- Cut out the letters and glue them on to the cardboard letters.
- Decorate with any fun Halloween-y scrapbook items you have lying around.
- Spray with Polyurethane spray or brush on your modpodge.
- Tie the letters together with your ribbon, tying the ribbon together in the back so that you can’t see the knot. (You can use a stapler too.)
Tie a big bow at the top of the B leaving a little room to use as a hanger.
Hang on your door or wall as the cutest Halloween decoration you could ever want!
There is SO much plaid going on right now! Everywhere you look there are plaid scarves, plaid shirts, plaid shoes, it’s madness and I love it! Plaid is, in my opinion, such a timeless pattern and it’s one of those that will never “go out of style”. Plaid reminds me of my childhood. You see, I had about 10 plaid skirts when I was in 5th grade. I remember because my Grandmother took me back to school shopping at The Limited Too and I bought all of them there along with their matching sweater vests and button downs. Yes, I was a preppy little 10 year old. It also reminds me a bit of Scotland and their kilts, where I visited as a child. You see, all sorts of childhood nostalgia comes along with plaid for me, which is probably why I like it so much:)
Get The Look:
Everyone and their mother has the Zara blanket scarf, which is part of the reason I decided to get this one instead. They actually had a scarf identical to one from Zara at Target and I avoided that one as well. I was drawn to this one for some reason. Perhaps it was the bright red color or perhaps it was the softness, either way I love it and I will not be ashamed of my jumping on the plaid bandwagon! What fun fall bandwagons have you jumped on this year?
Dating. According to couples who have been happily married for years, dating your spouse is one of the most important things in keeping your marriage happy. Wes and I do a pretty good job at this I think:) We go on dinner dates, we take little bike rides to get ice cream, and we snuggle on the couch watching Netflix together on a weekly basis. Now, it really depends on what you call a “date”, but these are all little things I would have called a date with any boyfriend back in the day, so I’m going to count them now too:) Although we do go on little dates, I would like for us to be better at actually “dating each other”. I have been wracking my brain for a few little “dates” we could go on together and have come up with a few little things I want to do as a couple this fall! I’m sure there are plenty of others out there at a loss for new date ideas as well, so here you have it, 10 fall date ideas!
- A fall picnic in the park. Layer yourself up (depending on where you live) and take your blanket and a picnic out to a local park. Spread out your blanket and enjoy your meal as well as each others company. You might even bring a little champagne and make a toast:)
- Go to a drive in movie theatre. Find one of these in your area on Google and buy some tickets. If it’s warm enough to sit outside, bring some lawn chairs and a blanket to set up and some snacks to munch on! If it’s too cold already, sit inside your car with a blanket and snuggle up together!
- Go bowling. Make it interesting by turning it into a bet! Whoever looses has to do the dishes or take out the trash all week.
- Have a bonfire in your back yard. Get a fire going and make s’mores together. If it’s really cold make a little hot cocoa and throw in a bit of schnapps!
- Go Apple picking. We don’t have apple orchards here in Texas, but I have never been on a date to an apple orchard and it’s my dream so it’s going on here! Haha! Pick some apples, drink some cider, eat some donuts, and enjoy the fall weather!
- Carve pumpkins together. Pick a night after work, and go pick out pumpkins together. Carve them together and see who can make the best design. Once it gets dark outside light some candles for them and put them on your front porch.
- Make Halloween costumes together. Wes and I made our costumes (Minnie Mouse and Mighty Mouse) last year and it was a blast! Even better, make each others costumes and see how much you trust each other!
- Have a movie marathon all day long. There is nothing like a fall Sunday spent entirely in bed. Only get out of bed to make/get food and just spend the entire day watching movies. I’m a personal fan of a Harry Potter marathon or Halloween movies:)
- Make something together. Apple sauce, cake, pumpkin bread, dinner. Whatever it is, make it together.
- Take dancing classes. Find a local dance studio online or on Groupon and take classes. Find another couple and have them join in too! Groupon always has cheap options for classes and it’s a nice way to spend time together without eating or watching tv!
There you have it, my fall date ideas. It’s almost the end of October already, so I have to get on these really quickly!
Do you have any fun dates you like to go on with your husband during the fall?
Monday is upon us again. <sigh> I spent the weekend cleaning for my best friend to come in to town from Houston next weekend, watching the Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family, and recovering for a bout of bronchitis. A Z pack and an inhaler later and I might ACTUALLY make it to all of my bootcamp classes this week. No promises though;-) I’m really bummed, because my trainer has put in her 2 weeks notice and this will be her last week teaching bootcamp! She was part of the reason I loved it so much and I am really sad to see her go:( I’m hoping they find someone to take over or else bootcamp may be over! I have been seeing all sorts of Groupon deals for work out activities lately though, so maybe I will try a few of those for the remainder of the fall/winter and then start an outdoor bootcamp again in the spring. All I know is that I need to continue with working out, especially now that the BF and I have signed up for our SECOND half marathon!
Get The Look:
Old Navy Dress // Charming Charlie Scarf, Sunglasses, Clutch & Pearls // Alloy Booties
This outfit is one I wore to work a week or two ago just after I got back from visiting my parents in Dallas. I had seen a couple cute black and white striped shift dresses at Target, but the shift style USUALLY doesn’t work on me. So, when I saw this one that actually had some shape to it, I knew I needed it! My Mom agreed that it was adorable, so I knew it was a winner. Let’s say, I have worn it to work twice in the two weeks I have owned it, and I don’t hate it one bit:) I love pattern mixing these days, so obviously I had to throw in a little floral there with the scarf, and let’s be honest, pearls go with everything so they were a must have as well! There you have it, today’s outfit!
Does anyone else out there have a really great work out program that they do along side the running when training for marathons? Let me know, because I would love to get a little variety in my work outs!