And as one final wish for some happy haunting this evening, I’ll leave you with this photo of me and my sister from Halloween 1982. She went as an adorable ballerina, and we may never know what I went as because I apparently refused to get into my costume (which I’m sure my poor sweet mom had slaved over. Sorry Mom!).
Happy Halloween! xoxo
What are your plans tonight? Out on the town? Masked ball? Maybe just staying home to field the adorable trick-or-treaters? Whatever your plans, have a safe and happy Halloween! Here’s a little something to get you in the spirit. xoxo
If you’re in the Toluca Lake area, you should stop by the Pumpkin Patch! We took a quick trip there for Mr. Lovely’s recent birthday, and had a pretty great time.
The patch obviously has a ton of pumpkins (in all shapes, sizes, and colors), but it also has a haunted maze and a petting zoo if you’re bringing little ones. And the friendly guys who were helping us pick out pumpkins were super-helpful, too — they literally shined the ones that we picked out to take home. At the end, they hauled everything to our car for us and sent us on our merry way!
And speaking of merry, they have a Christmas tree lot in the same location during the holidays. Anyone ever been? If their trees are anything like their pumpkins, they’re going to be awesome. xoxo
Those of you who are hardcore Lovely Indeed readers might remember our engagement shots from waaaay back in the day! Well, the bathroom in our new apartment needed a little something on the walls, so I dug out the chalkboard that we used in our photos and put something new on it.
I dug through my Pinterest board of quotes, searching for something cool that might be inspiring to look at every morning. Now, I’m neither an artist nor a calligrapher, but I decided to excuse myself for my inadequacies and just let it happen! I wanted really saturated colors for the board, so instead of plain chalk I used soft pastel sticks. And the awesome thing about it was that they’re really forgiving and erase easily (and I definitely did a lot of erasing).
The only tip I have for a DIY like this one is to sketch lightly first and have a slightly damp rag ready to correct any mistakes. Once you’re happy with the design, go over it with a heavier hand to darken it up.
I kind of love how it turned out! And it’s a pretty good reminder to look at while I’m brushing my teeth every morning. xoxo
This color is so bam that we only needed a few things to get the point across. The dip-dyed stool is pretty killer, and I love that little lacy something-or-another. But that neon quartz?! That thing is kuh-razy. I can’t get over it! And I just think the color against that gray background is perfect. So splash your eyes with a little highlighter neon this fine Monday morning and get going! xoxo
Phewph. This week the madness ended. I feel like we’ve been on a treadmill since about August, with something happening every weekend, trips all over the place, and people coming and going. It’s all been wonderful stuff, but kind of nonstop. So this week, we settled down. We’ve got one more weekend of performances for our show, and then it’s on to the next adventure. So for the next week or two, I’m slowing down to enjoy fall, focus on work, and get life organized again.
This week Mr. Lovely’s parents were in town for a bit and we hit the Fairfax Farmer’s Market. It was finally a gorgeous fall day and I was actually able to wear pants and a jacket at the same time without overheating! So in honor of that, a few fall faves.
Also, I just have to share this awesomeness with you:
Tell me that’s not the coolest! Mr. Lovely and I put a combined 5 hours in on that pumpkin over a couple of days. That’s dedication, people. Have a great weekend! xoxo
Welcome to Today’s Debate, where we weigh in on the sublime, the ridiculous, and everything in between! Today I want to know how you like to spend your Halloween.
For the last few years, we lived in NYC and so I would avoid going out on Halloween at all costs. There’s something about Halloween in the city that just makes people bonkers, so I’d usually plan something in with friends. But I think this year Mr. Lovely and I might actually figure out a costume situation and hit the town, to see what an LA Halloween is like.
So how do you like to spend your Halloween? Do you get all kinds of dressed up and hit the town? Do you stay home to field adorable little trick or treaters? Or maybe you have some little ones of your own who have some trick or treating to do. I’d love do know what you’ll be doing on Halloween! xoxo