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Weekend Recap: Fright Fest, Furniture and Fones!

I know phone is spelt with an PH. Alliteration, people.

Here in St. Louis, fall weekends are simply magical – high in the low 70s, lows in the low 50s, sun shine during the day and a cool breeze at night. Leaves are just starting to change, and Halloween is around the corner.

It’s well-documented that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love pumpkins, ghost decor, trick-or-treating, dressing up…you name it. However, it’s been YEARS since I’ve visited a haunted house. Between the ever-increasing prices and the unfortunate focus on clowns, it just hasn’t worked out for me. But this year, we made it a point to visit Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest, and it was an absolute BLAST.

We showed up to the park around 3pm, giving us enough time for rides before things got spooky. After needing a back realignment from the original coasters, Ninja and Screamin’ Eagle, we got ready to be scared. All-in-all, we visited five of the six available haunted houses, and it was a BLAST. My roommates did make me walk through the clown area, where I successfully jumped a foot just having a clown walk behind me with zero effort to scare me. If you go, be sure to visit the haunted houses in this order:

  1. Night Terrors
  2. The Slaughterhouse
  3. Blind Fury
  4. Wrecker’s Salvage: Deadly Detour*
  5. Camp Killamore**

*Only ranked because it’s a hayride, and after walking 16k steps, you’ll want to sit down.
**Just skip it.
***We did not visit Blackout because I hate the dark.

After sleeping late Sunday (seriously, I can’t tell you the last time I stayed out past midnight), I went on my standard Target run. I only had a return to make, but ran into the Target Mobile guy, James, who I’ve been seeing weekly since I preordered my iPhone 7 Plus. I went ahead and asked if it had come in, to which he said no, “but I’ve got one in another color if you want it.” UH, YEAH! An hour later, I was the proud owner of an iPhone 7 Plus in matte black.

We then headed to my namesake furniture store to look for a new living room set and a farmhouse table.

Ever since we bought our house, Andy wanted a recliner.

Ever since we started finishing our basement, I’ve wanted a farmhouse table.

This could only end one way.

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Delivery is on November 4, and I’ll be sure to share pictures once complete!

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Three Things I’m Loving: June 4, 2016

When you’ve had writers block for all of five months, it’s time to sit back and remember the things you love – they’re ALWAYS the easiest things to talk about! So without further adieu, here are three things I’m loving:

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Still struggling for the Christmas season? These items ship out before Christmas Eve!

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1:  KEEP Collective Be Kind Bracelet, $62 2: Women’s Sperry® for J.Crew Shearwater Buckle Boots in Colorblock, $180 3: Kate Spade Thermal Mug, $22.50 4:  BaubleBar Love Your Selfie Polka Extendable and Wired Stick, $19.99 5: Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker (Mint), $99 6: Old Navy Flannel Joggers, $8

Disclaimer: I am a KEEP independent designer.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The (Normal) Man in Your Life

With Christmas only 23 days away, gift guides are popping up everywhere. I love the concept – how much easier can your wish list get? – but every time I come across a “5 Gifts Your Man Will Love,” I laugh. My man would never wear a cashmere scarf or appreciate a hipster-inspired ice cube tray!

If you’re dating a guy who doesn’t wear suits everyday and can’t quote Shakespeare, let my gift guide ease you into the mind of your average 20-something male.

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Friday Five: We All Bleed Blue, Caffeine Needs and More

Waking up is never easy, but after last night’s TRIPLE OT winner – there really is not enough coffee in the world. Alas, it’s been a good week and will be an even better weekend.

1. #WeAllBleedBlue:

I can’t lay claim to staying awake the entire second overtime (Andy woke me up for snoring with about five minutes left) or not sleeping through the intermission, however, thanks to an overly loud Vine video, I woke up seconds before this moment.

2. Bachelorette Party Weekend


Tomorrow is my bachelorette party! While Andy had his fun at the lake a few weeks ago, it’s my time to celebrate. I can’t wait to see what the girls have in store for me, and I’m so excited to finally check out Ballpark Village! Plus, look at these shoes. Is their anything more fun to wear?

3. Revenge

I started watching Revenge on Netflix last summer at the gym – I wasn’t consistent, but it gave me reason to stay on the elliptical longer. With Chromecast and a little extra time, I’ve become a binge watcher, and am a few episodes into Season 2. I’m kind of obsessed, and Emily should go ahead and lend me her wardrobe.

4. Coffee

 Drink Coffee - on my daily to do list so I can cross one thing off

Okay – I’ve NEVER been a coffee drinker, but ever since Andy & I got a coffee maker for my bridal shower, it’s been game over. I’m not sure I can function in the AM without it anymore.

5. Sleep

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Because there is no such thing as enough.