Happy Halloween 2019!

Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain! The day of all days is here! Today is the perfect day to let go of heaviness, the things of the past, and set good and new intentions as the season changes to winter.

I have had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween season and year so far and wanted to reflect on and highlight some of my favorite things to celebrate HALLOWEEN.

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Halloween Travels: Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City

I was so excited to go on a mini excursion to celebrate my favorite season of all! I went to visit the inaugural Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City Amusement Park in Branson, MO this past weekend.

Branson is a quick three hour drive from where I live and I have lots of fun and fond memories going to Silver Dollar City with my family growing up. It was always a summer vacation spot for us, but I’ve never been to visit this late in the year. The last time I was there was in the summer when I had to have been about 11 or 12 years old.

Let me tell you something though about this trip – the fall foliage driving through the Ozarks this time of year is absolutely magical. I was having an equally fun time soaking in all of the colors of the leaves as I did enjoying the masterfully carved pumpkins in the theme park.

If you would like to take a look at what the first ever Pumpkin Nights is like, keep on reading to see lots of photos!

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Get Hallow-clean with the MAD Optimist!

There’s nothing like a good clean Halloween feeling – and my friends at the Mad Optimist are delivering just that!

The Mad Optimist is a Bloomington, Indiana based all-natural body care company started by three best friends.

They create customized bar soaps,  bath soaks, lip balms, and sprays. You can select the scents you like, your skin type and other add-ins to your liking and name your price on what you pay as well!

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FatBoy Ice Cream Cookies and “Scream” Milkshake

When you think about Halloween does ice cream come to mind? Perhaps I’m the only one who has ice cream on the mind all the time! It’s the perfect treat for any time of year (for some reason I think I crave it more when it gets cold than when it is hot out!).

I was thrilled when I was asked to work with FatBoy Ice Cream to share some ways that you can spookify your ice cream treats this month!

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Spooky Good Style: Beautifully Unique Halloween Leggings

 

Do you like comfy clothes in the fall?! Heck, I like comfy clothes all the time! I normally do not wear leggings much – but I recently was turned on to Beautifully Unique Leggings and my whole opinion on leggings has changed. You can find me living in these leggings every evening as soon as I get home from work and on weekends.

Owner Jill, has a passion for Halloween as well and has a huge variety of Halloween/Fall themed leggings in her store along with matching bandannas for your pet! (Oh, and did I mention these leggings also have a hidden pocket!? SCORE!)

Keep reading to get some style inspiration and to see just a few of the faBOOLous styles there are available! (Plus find out how you can get 10% off your purchase!)

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A Voyage to Spirit Halloween

Ahoy, spooky shoppers! The telltale sign that Halloween season has officially arrived at the harbor is when Spirit Halloween stores officially open!

Nothing is creepier than visiting the building where an abandoned Toys”R”Us or Sears retailer once thrived to find that they have been usurped by demonic animatronic creatures, walls of masks and costumes, and orange and black everything.

I made it a point to visit the first Spirit Halloween of the season on Friday, Aug. 9 (only ONE day after it just opened) on 71st Street in Tulsa, OK.

I always get a kick out of their displays and was giddy with Halloween glee to find that this location was well stocked and all of their frightening displays were working without a hitch. Keep reading to see some of the sights you can expect at Spirit Halloween stores in 2019!

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Spooky Sounds: Ingrid Michaelson’s “Stranger Things” Inspired Pop Record

I have always loved singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson – and there’s even more to love with the announcement of her Stranger Things inspired record coming out June 28!

She has released two singles so far from the record, “Missing You” and my personal favorite “Jealous“. Ingrid tweeted the following about her inspiration around the tune:

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