"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the
drink, taste the fruit." - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bust out the hallween decor!!!

Halloween is a time to let your alter ego out of its closet and embrace it - the one night of the year when it is socially acceptable to march over to your flag post, take down your usual flag, replace it with your freak flag, and fly that sucker nice and high. It's a night for your outfit and actions to lack complete and total sense and sensibility. It is believed that many years ago on Hallow’s Evening, now known as Halloween, the dead would rise up and roam the earth and that the living, in an effort to protect themselves, would don masks to scare the spirits away. Alas, a clear and reasonable explanation as to how the slutty nurse was born. 

In celebration of fall today, I am busting out the halloween decor. Enjoy the pics below - some of them are in the daylight, some at night. For the indoor decor, you can steal some ideas on how to inexpensively change out some everyday items and give them a spooky touch. Also, check out the short clip of the creepy blinking eyes in the bushes ;) What does your place look like for Halloween? Share some of your creepy decoration ideas here!  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Kickoff

Fall is by far my favorite season, so it's especially exciting when it arrives - the nights get just a little cooler, the crisp smell of leaves fill the air, and the farmers market is brimming with fresh fall produce to make delicious meals with. Being able to dig your favorite big sweatshirt out of the dresser and take a walk out night, totally comfortable, is one of the most cozy things you could do. I forced myself to wait to crack open anything fall-scented until the official kickoff, and this pumpkin diffuser is definitely one of my favorites for this year. Right now it is sitting on a shelf in my bathroom, and it's the first thing to wake me up in the morning when I wash my face. I was never one to enjoy floral scents in the bathroom, so this is perfect for me.The dried flowers and dark reed sticks make this diffuser particularly different, and much more decorative than the standard light wood boring diffuser. Pick one up for yourself!