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It’s Alllllmost Halloween!

And what does that mean?! Pumpkin patches! Corn Mazes! Adventures! Kettle Corn! Hot apple cider! EXCITEMENT!!! Yes, there are a lot of adventures to be had in this season and this last weekend a couple friends and I set out to make all our autumn dreams come true.

The first stop on our outing was the huge pumpkin fields. I’m not kidding, friends, this was one of the biggest pumpkin patches I’ve ever been to- we’re talking different sections or “Pumpkin Lands” as I started to mentally call them as we explored deeper into the land of the gourds, several breeds (I’m sure that’s not the correct word…but it’s my post so I can call pumpkins whatever I want) of pumpkins, and a couple acres of well fertilized-ok, let’s be real-smelly land. After trudging through a ton of mud (and artfully avoiding the gaggles of excited small children), I found the pumpkin. And this folks, is me and my pumpkin.

And THIS is Harry Pumpkin…yeah I don’t know but he was located next to a miniature horse.

We also completed the “challenging loop” of the Alice in Wonderland corn maze. I have to say the big lesson we learned on this trip is when a maze says loop, it means you’re going to end up right back where you started no matter how much you try. We walked down almost every off shoot of the challenge side only to realize the exit was through the simple path. But, hey, we had a blast and took some silly, Alice themed pictures along the way!

We met the White Rabbit on the way in-down the rabbit hole we goooo!

The signage was awesome (and led to some interesting arguments about which direction we were heading? “I said here!” “But I think we should go there” “This sign says yonder…should we go yonder?”).

Our very own Mad Hatter found the real Mad Hatter…it was a VERY exciting reunion!

And I had some tea with Alice.

Sweatshirt:Hollister//Jeans:Gap//Shoes:Asics

As far as pumpkin patch fashion goes, however, this was a very utilitarian day. Dark colors so it wouldn’t stain from the dirt, old running shoes that wouldn’t be out of commission because of some mud, and comfy pants I could run around in. Not my most fashionable outfit, but it definitely served it’s purpose.

Tune in on Sunday for the carving of my pumpkin friend!

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Stripes: Two Really Awesome People pt. 2

After reading Sequins sweet words about our dear friends, I thought I might include some pictures from their gorgeous day (and give you all a break from Stripes’ vacation central). Again, Sequins and I don’t want to make any sweeping political statements because that’s not what this day is about-it is about celebrating the love between not only two people but also the support and love of a community and that’s just what this event achieved. It brought back together our college community and allowed us all to not only come together and share time with our old friends but also support our good friends as they made the biggest commitment two people can make to each other.

I did manage to snag some pictures with my iPhone! Here you have our beautiful grooms and a few of our friends:

And then an epic photoshoot and a jam sesh broke out. Best.Wedding.Ever.

All in all, yesterday was a day filled with joy, smiles, love, and friendship. I was so happy to see so many of my college friends (many of whom had left our college town in the last year or two so it had been a really long time since we’d all been at one place together) and I am so grateful to be reminded of the simple joy of just spending time bonding/catching up with/listening to/laughing with old friends. I suppose all I can say is that yesterday was absolute perfection and I’m so glad to have all these people in my life.

Stripes: Moving Day

Hey lovely readers, yesterday was The Day: the day I finally packed up all my stuff and left this town I’ve come to view as my home over the last 5 years. Although this move is definitely bittersweet and I have all sorts of feelings I would love to share with everyone (I am terrified to leave the safety and comfort I’ve found up here but I’m also really excited for my upcoming travels and starting a new job…are a hint of the emotional roller coaster that is leaving your college town) I honestly am a little caught up with everything that goes into moving. As such, and to save my overworked, emotional brain, today I want to spend a little time celebrating this change with some totally hipster instagrams of some of my favorite parts of this town that I am going to miss so dearly.

And yet, I get to move home to this little lady, making all these changes quite a bit sweeter (you can also expect to see a whole lot more of her around these parts!):

Alright, it’s time for me to start unpacking and settling in.

 

Stripes: Hunger Games

Confession: Sequins and I are both HUGE nerds (ok, this is less of a confession and more of me stating the obvious). Now that you are armed with that piece of information, you can better imagine how excited we were when the opportunity arose for us to go to the midnight showing of the first Hunger Games movie.

So, late last night, we made our way to the movie theater with Plaid and Monsieur for the show of the year (aside from Titanic 3D…I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE THAT!). Since Sequins got Monsieur and herself matching t-shirts* I decided to make some matching t’s for plaid and myself so we wouldn’t be left out of the nerdy festivities. It was my first time freehanding lettering so I was pretty proud of the end result (though, admittedly, I got a little too into it and made my left hip fall asleep not one but three times in the quest for the most ideal angle to approach the fabric).

To make my (and Plaid’s) shirt, I just bought a cheap t from Michaels and painted it using Tulip brand fabric paint and some throw away brushes from another project I did last year (just incase the paint ruined my brushes-I do this every time I try a new paint just to be safe). To do the glitter section, I used Tulip brand glitter and glitter glue because it is supposed to withstand the washing machine…we’ll see. I’m not too worried about it, I just had a ton of fun making the shirts and getting a chance to channel some of my repressed crafting urges.

As far as the movie goes, I thought it was done in a very interesting manner. I definitely prefer the book but I thought the movie was artfully done although it leaves out some important details that would not have taken all that much time to incorporate. Aside from that, I really liked the shifts in perspective and how human the movie felt. The costuming and make up designs were awesome! So much better than how I had imagined it from the book. It would be really fun to have a Capitol themed party and dress up like we came from the Capitol because their outfits and styles were so cool!

All in all it was a great night (and my very first mid-night premiere!) and I am so glad I got to share it with so many great friends.

*Sequins here! Just a quick note on my shirt: Ilene over at Much Love Ily shared her Hunger Games shirt, found from an adorable etsy shop and I quickly snagged up two more for Monsieur and I– this one for me, and this one for Monsieur. The whole movie was super exciting, and mad props go out to Plaid, who introduced us to the whole book series. She turned me on to the books right almost exactly two years ago, before the third book came out. We sucked them down and talked about them endlessly, until finally Monsieur read the series a couple months after I finished them. We brought Stripes on board when we started planning the midnight premiere, and she was totally gung-ho. It probably didn’t help that I threatened her repeatedly that I would spoil the endings if she didn’t finish the book before the movie. She rocked, though, and no spoilers were necessary! (Although Pinterest spoiled a MAJOR devastating plot twist for her). Bye!!