Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Adventure

Since I had a few days off of school this past week for Fall Break, I was able to go home and spend time with family and friends. I was also able to procrastinate hardcore on a paper that was due this week, but let's not talk about that. While I was home, my brother had his senior pictures scheduled to be taken at our local pumpkin patch, and OF COURSE I had to go along because 1) BROTHER IS SENIOR?! 2) ALL THINGS AUTUMN ALL THE TIME and 3) our pumpkin patch has the BEST caramel apples yes I am prepared to fight you on this. I took my camera with because what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't? So, here are some of the snapshots that I took from my day at the pumpkin patch. Enjoy!





The corn pit that I may or may not have fallen into. 

In case you didn't know how pumpkins grow.

For the brave of heart.

Overview of the corn maze. 
For the babies.

Best caramel apple you ever did see. Best caramel apple I ever did eat.

My friend Gloria. She's the best.

Oh, you're getting Zooey Deschanel vibes from her? Don't be afraid. Embrace it. Embrace the vibes.

The vibes are real. The vibes are true. She IS Zooey Deschanel. Expect she's not. But like, she IS. 

I hope you enjoyed scrolling through my photos, and I hope you're thoroughly excited about all things autumn. 

Let me know in the comments what activities you enjoy during the autumn season!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

20 Simple Things in Life to be Happy About #4

1) Crisp, cool autumn air.

2) Sweet, crunchy apples.

3) Warm drinks.

4) Cozy nights with fairy lights and candles.

5) Watching my favorite seasonal movies.

6) Wearing long sleeved shirts and pants outside and not being too hot or too cold.

7) Coming home from school for break.

8) Finishing all my homework before the weekend.

9) Good lighting.

10) Stepping on crunchy leaves.

11) Jumping into leaf piles.

12) Colorful leaves on a tree.

13) Eating a home-cooked meal.

14) Listening to nostalgic songs.

15) Being with friends or family members who I haven't seen in a long time.

16) Smelling freshly laundered clothes.

17) Finding a perfect staple item for my wardrobe.

18) Knowing that I'm making a difference in someone's life.

19) Feeling confident.

20) Laying in bed on a Saturday morning with nothing to do but relax.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Autumn Dorm Decor

Today was the first day we've had here in the good ol' Midwest that I would consider proper autumn weather. It didn't do that annoying thing where it's cold in the morning and then really hot during the day - no, no. It was cool ALL DAY. CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH. I wore leggings, a vest, and a scarf and was completely comfortable.

Last weekend was Family Weekend at my school, so my family came down to spend the weekend with me. My mother, completely understanding my need for autumnal decorations, did not disappoint. Gummy pumpkins and candy corn in mason jars was only the beginning. I thought I'd snap a couple pictures of the decorations that are currently residing on my walls and on the windowsill of my dorm to show you the wonderfully tacky decorations that I deem appropriate for this transitional season. 

To being with, I have a sparkly pumpkin garland over my bed (held up by scotch tape - get on my level) that I got at Target for $1 (again, my level). Target is the place for you if you need some cheap but cute Halloween/Thanksgiving/Autumn decorations. 

Next I have three baby pumpkins on my windowsill. I wanted baby pumpkins because 1) there isn't any space in my room for a regular-sized pumpkin, and 2) BABY PUMPKINS ARE JUST SO CUTE. 

Next is the ever-classic gel window clings. I have different ones for every season/holiday. They are amazingly squishy and festive. 

I also have fairy lights that are - can you guess? - CANDY CORN COLORED. They really make the atmosphere just a little cozier for those cold autumn nights. Especially since we can't have candles in our dorms. *Cries*

Next is probably the cheapest and tackiest of them all, but I just can't help myself. I love it. I LOVE IT. I bought this hollow, plastic LED Halloween candle at the Dollar Store and I. Just. Love it. The lights change color when you turn it on. I love it. This crappy picture does not do it justice.

Speaking of the Dollar Store, I bought a wooden Halloween sign there that says things like "Trick-or-Treat" and "Spooky" on it. It's glittery and wonderful. 

Last, but not least, we have Mr. Pumpkin. Mr. Pumpkin will be filled to the brim with Halloween candy when it comes closer. Right now he's empty  because to fill him prematurely would be detrimental to my teeth. I also have a headband with googly Frankenstein heads attached, but I'm not currently wearing it because I'm not insane. So I've stuck it in Mr. Pumpkin for now, just to keep him company.

As I mentioned earlier, we aren't allowed candles in the dorms. All my autumn Bath & Body Works candles are sitting at home, alone and unlit. But that doesn't stop me. I have a wax melter plugged in with Mulled Cider currently melting inside, a reed diffuser from Pier1 with Vanilla scented oil, AND a Bath & Body Works Wallflower plug-in with Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. My room smells like autumn threw up all over, and I am completely okay with that. 

And there you have it! As you can see, I love me some glitter. If autumn dorm decor inspiration was what you were looking for, I hope you found it here. Thanks for reading, have a happy fall!

What is your favorite season to decorate for? Leave your answer in the comments below!