halloween vibes

13 October 2015

13 October 2015

It's been feeling a lot more like fall around here recently, waking up with chilly air coming through the window and leaves blowing across our front porch. I got David these Halloween string lights for his birthday, and although he doesn't like them I positively love them. It makes our house feel Halloween-y without being too overbearing. A set of Dia de los Muertos ones is going up soon, whenever I decide where they'll go best.

Speaking of fall, Kate is still fighting a cold from last week. It's gradually getting better but she's still majorly snotty and not sleeping her best. All you who use essential oils: if I were to dive into them (which I haven't yet) and I wanted something to prevent colds or heal them quickly, what would I get? I'm nervous about making a big commitment until I've seen some proof (realist alert) but since you can't give "real" medicine to kids under 2, I'm willing to try anything. (Right now we're using this cold "medicine" but it doesn't seem to be doing much good.)

I jumped on the THM way thanks to Colleen and Theresa's recommendations. (And yeah, I don't want to call it by its full name either.) I'm working my way in slowly, trying to remember what the heck all the acronyms stand for and what kinds of foods fall under carb or fat headings. (Why is that so hard for my brain? idk.) I'll let you know how it goes once I've got a few weeks under my belt!

If you're in need of some fall music to listen to, my three favorite fall artists are Alexi Murdoch, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Nickel Creek. In fact I have a pretty baller fall playlist if you're interested...


I'm itching to do a saint peg doll exchange like Theresa posted about the other day, but lots of moms around here have already been in one and so I'm not sure if I should proceed or not! Has anyone been in one where it's people from all around that you could ship them to? Or how do you work it when someone's out of town? Also if you're interested in joining me (if I ever get my stuff together and do it) email me or hit me up in the comments!!

I haven't been keeping up with this current season of Doctor Who, mostly in protest of how much I'm not really enjoying it lately. Last season was okay - but I miss Matt Smith, David Tennant, and some supporting characters who had a storyline. (Sorry but Clara is just kind of blah at this point!) Should I give it another shot and watch this season? Bueller?

S'all for now, folks.
HG

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9 comments

  1. I'd totally do the saint doll exchange! I think my sister would too.

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    1. Great!! I can't wait, seems like there's a good group of us who want to!

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  2. Dia de los Muertos lights?? Where did you get them?

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  3. Also I've given up on DW and moved to The West Wing so...I'm aging rapidly and becoming less cool

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    1. THE WEST WING IS THE BEST. Ahem, allcaps completely necessary. I'm tempted to do a rewatch soon.

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  4. I want to do another exchange! The one I'm doing is people from all over... It's just the added cost of shipping everything twice, about $10-12 if you use priority mail I think. (also depends on how many dolls)

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  5. I am tempted to dive into essential oils..... but first would have to get Drew on board. And come up with some extra $$$... maybe one day!

    Also, I did a doll exchange last year with some focus wives. We all mailed them to one person along with money for them to be dispersed and shipped back to everyone. It was so fun to get the box in the mail! Now we have them lined up on JM's window sill creepily looking down from the second floor facing our neighbors.

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    1. Ugh, I know - the cost majorly has kept me from trying them so far. Especially because everywhere I read it says don't even bother unless you're getting the good ones...aka the expensive ones!

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  6. Annie at Annery at Home has posted photos working on some dolls...you may check with her?

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