photo from One Fab Day
Happy Halloween! I love the days leading up to Halloween. We’ve got all our super creepy crawly Halloween decorations out, from a light-up pumpkin to our Halloween tea towels on the oven to a Halloween banner hanging in front of the windows by our TV. I made it a point so that everywhere you look in our apartment, there’s some sort of Halloween decoration. Not to mention every day I’ve had to beg my fiance to watch a Halloween movie with me (don’t even get me started on my favorite Harry Potter movie marathon). I love these 6 spooktacular grown-up Halloween party ideas that would be a super fun way to bring your friends together!
So, I shared on my Instagram & recipe blog post yesterday that we received some bad news. We will not be making it to Nashville for the 4th of July and my boyfriend’s best friend’s wedding. But instead of staying down about it, we whipped up a batch of these raw peanut butter cookie dough balls and went back to the drawing board. The good news? Now we’ll be taking a trip to Paris + the south of France for 2 weeks! As we plan like crazy, I’ve had my mind on the recent summer solstice and strawberry moon. It’s the longest day of the year and the rose moon is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting that hasn’t happened since 1967. Which just makes me feel like everything is going to be okay.
Some days, my head is just in the clouds. Today was one of those days. I was talking to my mom on the phone and wishing my dad a “happy birthday” when it hit me- I miss the outdoors. I miss my family and I miss the South. I miss being able to walk outside and be surrounded by trees, the sounds of birds chirping, and the cool breeze of the autumn air. Especially this time of year, I’m dreaming of home. I wish I could sit outside on my back porch and have a dinner party with my friends and family.