Bwahaha…Its Halloween!

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Hello Y’all! How have you been? I hope its bright, sunny and all things Fall-ish in your part of the world. It’s the end of October and I have given up hope of this year ever slowing down. Well, I have myself to blame for that…judging from the saying ‘if you give a dog a bad name, you might as well hang it’. 😀 I remember whining early on about the year and likening it to one big zip-line and guess what it turned into…EXACTLY!

So Halloween is here. For someone who decorates once a year, its just like any other day to me. There is no way in hell I am going to be putting up and then taking down decor; and doing the same thing in the span of just a couple of weeks in between. No ma’am! There are places you go to for that like malls, shops, studios and friends houses. 😀

The countdown is on and right now, I can’t even flip through the channels on TV without seeing blood bath scenes or someone being chased through the woods with a chainsaw,  reruns of Chucky or Ghost Adventure marathons which by the way, were a favorite of mine  (at one time) until they started getting a little too creepy for me. It’s almost like a competition between the networks to show movies that are as gruesome and as scary as they possibly can and the end result is the absence of the fear factor because you’ve literally seen it all. What could be worse?

This year, the forecast for North Texas predicts rain on Halloween…lots of it unfortunately. But I can bet you that this will in no way deter kids from getting their much beloved candy or will it? There are a lot of fun things I like about Halloween and others not so much. But hey, people are people and we like what we like. I for one do not celebrate Halloween but I do look forward to a couple of fun and lots of amusing things about it.

Things I Find Fun and Amusing!!

The Dress Up! I love clothing. I love fabrics. I love the push and the pull of attire. I love the way people invent personas and tell stories of who they are by the clothes they put on and the accessories that are the cherry on top. You get to be anything you want for fun!

Your Pets Get To Join In On the Fun! Don’t you just love those cute dogs all dressed up as characters. Even though they sometime look harassed and helpless…ha ha! In my opinion, that’s the least they can do for all the free food and boarding they’ve been given. LOL! But seriously, if that doesn’t make you smile…I don’t know what will. 😀

Drinks Baked Treats All Around! Being a self proclaimed taste tester. I absolutely love trying baked treats. We can always put in a few more hours at the gym sometime… ‘later’ (in my best French accent).

There’s always going to be that one bad incident, that bad tale or rumors about sinister happenings about town so the best thing is to be safe. Growing up as a kid, there were incidents of people poisoning candy or sticking pins and pieces of scrap metal into soft candy that was being given to kids (I know I just ruined someones Halloween by saying this and I am sorry), so you have to be careful and keep your eyes peeled.

To those who do celebrate Halloween, have a fab time and for the rest of us who don’t, it will be business as usual! Until I come your way again, I remain

 

Periwinkle Starr

 

 

 

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Winter Weather…At Last!

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Hello Y’all! Its been a while since my last post. I would like to say that I have been away for work and rest and boy I’m I glad to be back! I missed you guys and I hope everything is going amazingly well in your part of the world. Fall is finally here…Do I hear a sigh or relief or am I just about the only one ready to start layering already 😀 😀 The last quarter is here guys and I-JUST-CANNOT-WAIT for Christmas!! I caught myself contemplating setting up my decor a little earlier this year; the reason being it’s  already cold in North Texas and the two kind of just go together.

For most of us, the change of seasons come with a reorganization of our closets. We exchange the light and Summery for the heavier and sometimes gloomy Wintry garb. I find that the more items our layers can blend with, the more options we have which sometimes translates into boring and or frumpy.

My Light Bulb Moment!!

The weather is already going to be gloomy outside. You don’t have to mimic it.

There are certain items you can use to spruce up your closet this winter and I’m sharing a few of my favorites with you below:

•   Boots – Instead of sticking with black, grey or brown just because these colors go with almost anything; try getting something cheery and bright that you really love that comes in multiple lengths as well!

•  Scarves – A scarf can brighten up or put a damper on an ensemble. If I am wearing dark clothing, I love to layer on a scarf that pops and brightens my whole outfit and vice versa.

•   The basic 3’s – A minimum of three coats is required – one to run errands and groceries in, one for work and one for really nice outings. You can have more but these work well for starters.

•   Layer nicely – I tend to layer with jumpers and tees that (in all honesty) have lived past their expiry dates…ha ha! Just because it won’t be seen, doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be nice. 😀

•   Hats – Get in touch with your inner child by investing in nice head socks and winter caps instead of the proverbial black, brown or grey that you’ve always worn forever.

•   Goodwill – It might be time to take a look at your winter clothing and get rid of those items that you and I know, you will never wear…including those old ugly sweaters you were gifted 10,000 years ago but still keep at the bottom of your ‘what in the hell were they thinking’ pile.

•   Invest in a good Snuggie! – And please, no cow print patterns. I find that they look horrendous which defeats the amazing purpose that they fulfil…if you own one, you know what I mean. 😀

Its been predicted that 2018 is going to be a cold winter so be safe, stay warm and feel free to share what your winter must haves are! Until I come your way again, I remain

 

Periwinkle Starr