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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress

1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Snapshots from the Week

Are you still recovering from daylight saving, as I am? I hit snooze about ten times this morning before I finally got up at 7:30 am, when I typically get up between 6 and 6:30 am. Clearly my body is still on the old time. None the less, I had a very fun and relaxing weekend as usual, with my fiance.

Before the weekend hit, we went to dinner and a movie for a weeknight date. We saw The Other Side of the Door. It was a pretty great scary movie. I have a problem with horror films these days as they can sometimes have incredibly disturbing parts that your aren't aware of until you're in the theater about to have a panic attack. But this one was a good suspenseful creepy movie without a lot of gore or violence.

For dinner we at at Smoke on Cherry Street for the first time, and holy shit, it was amazing. Like, those were the first words out of my mouth after I took my first bite. All I ordered was gnocchi with vegetables...that's it. Yet the flavors were so intense and complex, I literally had to stop and take a moment after every single bite, because it was just that good. The atmosphere is also very cozy and romantic but with a cool and modern vibe. I didn't try a dessert that time, but looking back over that menu, I may have to try one next time. We are definitely going back there.

For our Saturday date, we stopped by Woodward Park and Philbrook to see what was in bloom. The first picture up above was taken inside the Tulsa Garden Center near Woodward Park. I'd never been in it and was so happy to see how gorgeous it is inside, because I hadn't yet decided where to get our engagement photos taken. Between the gorgeous interior of this building and the pretty gardens outside, I think I've found the perfect place. The shot just above was taken at the Linnaeus Teaching Garden. Also a very beautiful place to enjoy spring in Tulsa.

There wasn't too much blooming at Philbrook yet, but that didn't keep my from snapping pics. As my fiance noticed and pointed out, I like to focus in on the details. There were also lots of clovers throughout the grounds....quite appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.

For dinner we opted out of a 30-minute wait at Outback and found ourselves at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse. It was, um...interesting and quite entertaining. We went from thinking this place is nice, to wondering if it was perhaps too nice, to finding out that it is in fact on of the top two highest-quality steakhouses in America. Their "special of the day" was a $100 steak. As I overheard a nearby patron complaining about her latest cruise, I turned to my fiance and said, "We're the riff raff in here." Then a water girl came to pour us bottled water called "Hydro Sommelier", and a waiter with a heavy French accent took away our wine glasses and salad forks when he realized we were only ordering entrees. "You won't be needing zees," he said, with a tone of disgust. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner none the less; we laughed, split an average-tasting steak and some surprisingly delicious fried shrimp, and spent the rest of the evening poking fun of the place in our best British and French accents.

At last, we ended the evening at our hotel. We love to get away once a month, even if just in town, to enjoy a night of no kids, no responsibilities, a fancy hotel suite, and of course the whole point of the night - romantic time with each other. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza at Southern Hills, which was nice enough, but we decided to not put it on our list of places we must return to. All in all an incredibly wonderful weekend, as always. I hope you had a great weekend and have a lovely week!:)

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  1. Fantastic roundup! Hugs, Kait

  2. I think I'd have to have one of everything on that dessert menu.

  3. I agree with my partner in crime (William)!


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