October Blogging Challenge! Day 23: Favourite Past Halloween Costumes

I was *so* looking forward to this prompt day! What’s more fun than dressing up?! I had a blast with Halloween as a kid and dressed up as Spiderman, a very homemade looking Sailor Moon, and Pink Dopey from Snow White (yes, of course he had to be PINK!)

But my absolute favourite costume was my grade 4 costume… a Jawa from Star Wars!! You know, those adorable tiny sand people from Tatooine who scavenged parts to sell. I was obsessed with Star Wars and Jawas were my favourite characters.

My Mom and Oma spent weeks making it ~ down to every glowy eyed detail and potato sack hood. I only have this one picture of the costume kicking around, but it was AWESOME!

The actual Jawas from Star Wars: A New Hope

I definitely scavenged a lot of candy that Halloween!

What are you dressing up as this year?! Only ONE WEEK to go!

Share this!!

October Blogging Challenge! Day 3: Outfit of the Day

I finally bought myself a full-length mirror so I’m absolutely ecstatic about being able to use it to share my outfit of the day photos!!

I kind of drove myself a little silly trying to decide what was going to be my FIRST mirror OOTD pick ~ shouldn’t it be special to showcase my kind of wild sense of style?! Maybe it’s a bit appropriate that Mad Hatter Day is right around the corner on October 6th, which is on Tuesday! The Mad Hatter is of course the host of the wild tea parties over in Wonderland and one of my favourite characters ever!

So in celebration, a quick and bonkers Mad Hatter inspired outfit!:

Stripes galore, clashing colours, twirly whirly hair, topsy tipsy teatime and of course topped off with a tilted tophat!

The dress is one of my favourite vintage thrift finds ever, and it was easy to throw on stripey socks, a BIG bow, and of course the hat tops it all off (doesn’t everyone just have a top hat kicking around just in case? You should!)

“We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in!”

Share this!!

October Blogging Challenge! Day 2: Goals for October!

The topic for Day 2 of the October Blogging Challenge is goals for October! It’s been a long time since I’ve made a list of goals so glad to bring it back! I’m excited to accomplish them all:

Get caught up on my Mood Blanket!

I took a knitting break for a couple of months because of my mental health and because of the lack of availability of yarn from the pandemic! But I’m busy knitting again and trying to catch up on the 100-ish squares that I’m behind on (eek!!) The blanket is SO huge now (it weighs almost 8 pounds and it’s only over half done!)

Get spooky for Halloween!

It’s THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!! It’s going to be a bit different because I’m really trying to avoid going into any stores at all, so I’m going to make all of my own decorations and goodies this year!

My Halloweeny Pinterest board here and is giving me a ton of ~scary~ ideas!

Decorate my bedroom

Now that my bedroom is painted and shuffled around, I have to figure out what to do with all of this extra space! I bought a pretty new vanity that I plan on painting :D… so stay tuned!

Cleanup my Animal Crossing Island

I haven’t played for far too long and my island is covered in weeds right now! I need to clean it up and get ready for all the spooky October events the game has prepared!!

Take more pictures!!

I’ve been HORRIBLE at taking pictures this year. My poor Instagram is terribly dusty and I want to get back on track and capture my little world!

Share this!!

October Blogging Challenge!

I’ve decided to participate in the October Blogging Challenge first the next 31 days! It’s been almost two years since I last did one of these challenges, and it was the thing that really got me into blogging in the first place. It will be fun to have a consistent daily goal and for YOU to get to know ME a bit better!! 🙂

Here’s a preview of the spooktacular fun to come!

Share this!!

Falling for Autumn!

I love autumn! The vibe of the season fills me with such warmth even as the weather gets really chilly again. There is SO much to celebrate about this season!

Here are some of my favourite autumn things:

  • Cozy sweaters and fuzzy socks
  • Big cups of hot chocolate
  • Changing colours
  • Walking over crunchy crispy leaves
  • The smell of bonfires
  • Long dark nights
  • Cooler weather
  • Relaxing nights in watching a favourite movie or show
  • Time to craft or learn new hobbies!
  • Halloween season with candies and goodies galore!
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Decorating pumpkins

Autumn is a fresh start, rather than the end of something! Enjoy the extra time to become the person you dreamed about coming all year!

Stay snuggly and healthy everyone! xoxo Erika

Share this!!