6 Fall Favorites
The past two weeks I've been collecting pics that I absolutely love about this time of year and thought this would be a perfect opportunity for a little weekly round up bloggie Mcgee.
1. Family Fun Photo Walks
Taking pictures with my fiance' out on a walk with the Booger-dog is probs my favorite thing to do. When the pines start bombing our heads with giant cones and the neighborhood fireplaces are kicking out burning timber I could just run like a kid and jump in a pile of leaves...aside from my fear of a rake still being inside of it.
For the longest time I used to think I wanted to live somewhere warm year round and then I realized, I love rain and season changes too much.
Going without it would probably lead to a depression spiral.
2. English Countryside Living
Nearly everything I love comes from the UK. My family tree strongly stems from England so it's in my blood. My fav bloggers are all English. I watch them on Youtube as well and sometimes I notice I'm dreaming with an accent. A cup of tea with a splash of milk in the morning is the BEST and come on, beans and sausage in a full monty style fry-up is ideal for a wintery warm country breakfast.
One day I hope to visit and I would love to have a proper English tea with all those sandwiches with the crust cut off.
How I make my morning sipper is with a splash of flavored creamer and some Constant Comment which is an orange rind spiced black tea, then stirring with my fancy golden glitter spoon I got in a boutique in Upper Queen Anne here in Seattle. Yes, stirring with this spoon makes it taste better. I'm always on the hunt for some good caffeinated teas so if you can suggest any, comment below!
3. Witchy Nails
Sinful Colors had a cute end cap at my local drugstore with Halloweenie looking things. I snagged this nail polish called "Bite Me" and was quite surprised when I layered it on. One layer was sheer with just a hint of orangey red color and black flecks. I couldn't stop building the color on over and over until I got it to be the deepest tone it could go. It's so perfect for October spooky nails but it's limited edition so if you want one you might wanna jump on that! 👻
4. Raincoats Raincoats Raiiiincoats
I LOVE raincoats! The one I have on above with the clear pockets is Betsey Johnson.
Booger in a raincoat is by far the cutest thing I have ever seen. Another reason to look forward to colder weather every year is so I can bring out his little sweaters and jackets.
It's also nice to help keep his fur clean when we go on drizzly walks together.
I'm planning on snagging some nifty clear ones (for both of us) this season.
5. Cheese Balls
My mom gave me some habanero jam that a friend of hers makes down in Mexico and I have been wanting to get creative with different appetizers to go with it. I googled, "cheddar and jalapeno recipes" and got this one for these "Jalapeno Balls" but altered it just a bit cause I didn't have mozz. We don't have sports channels but I would say this would be a perfect snack for a Sunday game with friends. Two or three of these are filling and they cook in just minutes so making a bunch would be a snap.
They came out SOOOO yummy I was shocked at how easy it was to whip up with just a few things in the fridge that I already had. A nice cheesy crispy compliment to the sweet jelly.
6. Halo Smokey Eye & Vampy Lip
I'm really into deep grey hues and burgundy or black lips this month. Here I used the Halo technique on my lids and if you don't know what that is (to brief you) this is essentially done by the blending of a deeper shade on the inner and outer corners of the eye and something brighter in the middle. It really gives the illusion of larger lid space and adds drama.
I like to dab something with shimmer in it on the lid with my finger and blend that out a bit. My Morphe Koffee 35K palette is perfect for this. It has all the mix of autumnal mattes and shimmer shades you could want. The bottom right row is my current fave to dip into at the moment for smokey looks.
NYX makes some great Autumn toned liquid lipsticks for just $7 and I have been obsessed with this color called Vintage the past couple of weeks. It's a mauvey burgundy plum (pic doesn't do it justice) and makes your teeth look whiter!
Well that's it.
I love saving up my favorite pics over a couple weeks and sharing them here on my blog so I may do these more often.
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