Started some Halloween home decorating today! But ... I still have much more to do. I also wanted to reminisce last years Halloween photo's and try to remember what all I still have in the attic to bring down which is way too much! And so it begins ...
Here are two pictures of Bella and her best friend Nora from our spooky party last year.
This past weekend I went to my grandmother's house and I acquired some family treasures. Below is a photo of my great Grandmother - Annie Laura
As far as I could remember, I loved and wanted these Victorian tea cups that were Annie Laura's. How awesome are they! The Black and White one always caught my eye. So glad to have them, part of my childhood memories.
Now that Autumn is officially here, I picked up some fall beauty colors for my lips and nails. Deep plums and ripe berries are some of my fall favorites!
Here we have China Glaze nail polish in Don't Make Me Wine that has a more purple tint then wine which is why I liked it! Next we have Maybelline's Color Sensational in Plum Paradise which has a rich shimmer and seems to blend more naturally with your lips.Last, I have THE BEST hand cream ever, recommended by Miss Kate! Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream. This hand cream is not only amazing but has repaired my splitting, peeling nails which has made my nails grow healthy and strong! A must have for the chilly weather to come. Click Read More for more more more!
Today I received my Perfumes from Enchanticals Perfume! The owner, Monica Valentine, is such a sweetheart and her creations are more then delightful treasures for your soul. Today's parcel, which is always carefully packaged in a small sturdy box with fast shiping, contains a sweet gift bag with my items - Ghouls Night Out and two samples of Harvesting Zombies and I Tricked Your Treat!
They are all perfect for this time of year and I would say that I might just have to order a full size of Harvesting Zombies with it's spiced orange, soft patchouli and a touch of leather scent - well, that is what I'm getting from it and divine it is!
Enchanticals Perfumes also have many samples and sample sets to try before you buy a full size item as well as body butters, body scrubs, soaps and lip balms. Check it out!
Happy Autumnal Equinox! Strangely enough, the morning air was Autumn scented before I remembered what day this was. What a lovely surprise, perfect for putting out my pumpkins and burning some spicy candles ;)
Uh-Oh, I found some Trouble to get into! I love sweets and found these gems to make and bake for this Autumn & Halloween season.
I made the Quick Bread tonight using the muffin directions using a small glass square pan instead, followed by homemade spiced butter cream icing - powder sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and pumpkin spice.
As I have mentioned before, for this Autumn season, I wanted to change it up some and explore some Apple scented perfumes. With that, I have also had a craving for Blackberries! Deep, dark Blackberries and that I indeed found! Delicious and mysterious with hints of Black Tea and Black Musk - Blackberry Noir from Alkemia, perfect for what I was dreaming upon.
I also received two requested samples of Alkemia's fall collection - Devil's Dandy and Vixen. Both intriguing with Vixen being my top choice with her soft, light yet warm Pumpkin Amber blend. I'm never disappointed in their quality, service and long lasting perfumes - definitely in my top 5 perfumers!