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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

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start! We've had quite a few nice surprises in our home this month...most revolving around our wedding budget increasing and one involving my fiance getting a new job.:) Though I have continued to struggle off and on with my bad back. Fingers crossed I can recover enough before the wedding without having to go back in for a consult, MRI, physical therapy, meds, etc.

One thing I have gotten better with is taking the bad days as they come. Yes, some mornings I still wake up exhausted from pain, and it's hard not to get down about being physically limited, but I'm trying to take it an instance at a time. Like, it flared up yesterday, for example, so I had to rest and recover - simple as that. And I feel better today...still in pain, as I always have some level of pain, but I'm more functional, so I'm going to make the most of it. Though my fiance and I are also getting better at knowing my limits, like when I need to lay down instead of push through the pain. But, you'll see from my Instagram (and these roundup posts) that we are still managing to get out there and have just as much fun and romance as ever.

Last weekend we went to Warren Theater in Broken Arrow. We started with lunch at the diner and watched Morgan. It was pretty good. We're mostly just waiting on all of the cool movies coming out later this month and in October; like the new Da Vinci Code movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and of course the horror movies in October.

We went with a carbernet sauvignon for our wine this week. The Louis M. Martini Sonoma County cabernet has notes of plum, which I've found I really like in a red wine, especially if it also has hints of dark berries and spice, as this particular wine did. It was quite bold though, so not as much a favorite to me as some of the lighter reds we've had, but for a cabernet, it was definitely something I'd recommend.

The spice in this wine was more peppery than holiday spice. My fiance Ken and I had a bit of a French Kiss moment when he was using the pepper grinder just as I was taking a sip. The smell of the pepper really brought out the flavors in the wine and had me thinking how amazing this red would be with peppered steak.

Later in the week, we had our first pumpkin spice lattes of the season and picked out some seasonal goodies at Target for us and our girls. How cute are those pumpkin pie pops? In the end I decided to try some pumpkin spice pretzels and the new pumpkin spice Cheerios. They were both very yummy. I think next I'll have to try the new pumpkin pie Poptarts!

During an errand at The Farm Shopping Center in Tulsa, we discovered this adorable holiday shop called Hollyberry & Company. We didn't have time to shop that day, but we are definitely going back sometime to check it out.

This weekend we had a hotel date. We try to do that once a month but were overdue this time. I think we both had forgotten just how much that one night away from home and kids and pets and housework can work wonders to get us refocused on each other. Don't get me wrong, we're always focused on each other to a degree, but having more time devoted to nothing else but that person right in front of you...well, it helps you focus on all of the things you love about that person and all of the things you appreciate them for.

We went back to one of our favorite hotels in town this time - the Renaissance. I took a ton of pics and will post a full review on the Tulsa blog this week.

We spent the next day at Barnes and Noble then shopping at Woodland Hills Mall. I can never resist taking some pics of the designer shop windows whenever we're there. And as luck would have it, both The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings had beautiful new issues out.

In recent wedding-planning news, we found flower girl dresses during our shopping trip.:) We also found a photographer within our, an amazing photographer that I feel lucky to have found. And I just found out this morning that our invitation samples will arrive on Thursday. :) More and more details are coming together, and we're feeling less stressed and so incredibly happy and excited.

But tonight, it's all about celebrating my honey's new job.:) We are going out to dinner with our girlies to celebrate as a family.:)

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

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  1. It sounds like you've kept busy, even with the flare up of pains.

    Your blog hasn't been updating in blogrolls for a little while.

  2. Love your nail polish.


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