Halloween over the years!


We have to admit that Halloween isn't our be all and end all holiday. We enjoy it and most definitely love the pumpkins, candy and cute dressing up, but we will happily skip the haunted houses, terrifying zombie costumes and scary movies. If that's your thing, we salute you, you brave, brave souls. Growing up we remember it not being a huge deal, it seemed every year without fail we were running round the house trying to find a hat or a broomstick or throwing a sheet over ourselves quickly, so we could go and join the neighborhood kids in Trick or Treating. Trick or Treating consisted of walking to a few houses on our road that Mum had said we were allowed to go to. Alas, at the ripe age of 13, we visited New York to see our family and were set to be there for Halloween. Our Mum's cousin wanted to show us how the American's did it and for us to have some fun. We had an absolute blast going to the Halloween costume, decorations, supplies, candy and everything else you may possible need for Halloween store. To us it was amazing. We really wanted out little sister to be a boiled egg but she wouldn't have it! :p
Here in lies our first picture down memory lane, yes we basically chose the biggest, baggiest, witches cloaks we could find...what can we say? We were going through somewhat of a Pop Punk/Wrestling thing, where if it wasn't black or a wrestling shirt then it wasn't going in our cupboard!!

NYC circa 2003!
With our Auntie Elvira, Mum's cousin Mike and the first Pumpkin we ever carved...yes you read that right and naturally we were representing The Hardy Boyz!

NYC circa 2003!
The awesome witch in the middle is Mum's cousin Diane!

After that fateful Halloween in New York, we quite enjoyed the idea of dressing up more and Mum's cousin would send us parcels each year filled with Halloween treats. Our porch would be the only one on the street fully decorated with window stickers, props and pumpkins. So when we came to Louisville 6 years ago, we were rather looking forward to the Halloween festivities. We have had a lot of fun choosing our costumes over the years, so lets continue with the pictures shall we? :)

Kentucky 2009!
Our first taste of a crazy Halloween party with our new American friends!
Kelly = the diner waitress and Lucy = the slice of pie!
Chris is in the middle dressed as another wrestler known as Fang!

2010
Dorothy and Alice in wonderland!
We were still working on our make up here, we definitely didn't know who Jaclyn Hill was back then, and as for the bright blonde hair...don't ask! :p

                                                

2011
Back to our roots...almost with our brown hair!
Kelly attempting a 60's look while Lucy is Sailor Jupiter!

2013
Is this just not the best one yet!!!??? We just couldn't resist these PowerPuff Girl costumes especially not when they came with these AWESOME glasses! We took pictures with fans at OVW dressed like this and it still makes us laugh so much looking back! Although we still could have done with the wigs! A taste of childhood indeed!

So there you have it, our Halloween costumes of the past! We skipped 2012 as we were in England that year and we think we just spent Halloween making treats with our younger cousins, ooh we also made an awesome Hello Kitty pumpkin with our little sister that year too! :)

Pretty sweet right?? :)

Hope you all have a very Happy and safe Halloween! Feel free to send us pictures of your costumes or Pumpkins, we would love to see them! :)

Lucy and Kelly




An interview with the awesome Serena Deeb! :)

We are so excited to share with you today an interview with the wonderful Serena Deeb. For those of you who may not know who Serena is, she is a former professional wrestler, she has worked for every major wrestling company in the world including ROH, TNA, SMASH in Japan and of course the WWE, where she was a part of the Straight edge society alongside CM Punk.

Our Top 10 favourite Instagram accounts! :)

We would have to say that we think Instagram is probably our favourite social networking platform. We simply love pictures. We are big into scrapbooking and love having photos adorning the walls of our apartments. We adore that pictures can capture wonderful family/friend moments and take you back to that time and place years down the line. We love that pictures can inspire you, being it a makeup look, outfit or actual art. We get giddy over seeing bright coloured, cute, pretty pictures every single day. It's fun to see the creative minds behind photos. No longer do we just snap away but we feel now even taking a simple picture of an object has become an art project. It's exciting to us and we have really loved learning, evolving and thinking about how we take pictures for this blog and even every day! :)
Photo from google images!

Today we thought we would share our Top 10 Favourite Instagram accounts, that we just can't get enough of! :) (In no particular order) All pictures are from their actual accounts, click on their names and go follow them! :) 



We recently came across this delightful account and simply adore it. How cute is this mug? They cover all our pretty book needs and always manage to whisk us away to our dream book worlds. :) 



Ro is one of our favourite YouTuber's and we love seeing pictures of all her creations. Her pictures are always so fun and will make you feel inspired to get in the kitchen and bake, bake, bake!! :) 



LOOK at this picture...look at it!! Goodness, it's just beautiful. We adore Ursula's pictures,they capture our love of books so much and just give us this overwhelming sense of happiness. If you are a book lover, you must take a look at her Instagram! :) 



We challenge anyone to watch The Longest Ride and not fall in love with Scott Eastwood! We certainly did! Apart from just seeing his gorgeous face every time he uploads a photo though, you get to see his fun, outgoing, lover of life personality which we find very inspiring and very sweet. 



We went to High school with this gorgeous lady and couldn't quite believe it when we saw all her pin up photos! Back in school we loved a lot of the same things, namely Johnny Depp and Busted, so when we left and hadn't been in touch for a while it was funny to see that we had also developed a love for all things 50's and pin up! It makes us smile seeing the stunning photos that she has and we definitely recommend you take a look! :) 



It was only recently we came across this account, but every morning it makes our mouths water when delicious images like this appear in front of our eyes! Giada is Italian, so it also means we get a quick Italian lesson as we attempt to translate the descriptions! A foodies paradise for sure! :) 



Amanda Ensing is beautiful inside and out. She is always on point with her style and of course her makeup. We can't help feel a sense of confidence when looking at her pictures. Definitely gives us a boost of girl power and being happy with yourself and who you are. :) 



This is one place that we feel a strong connection with and is at the top of our Must Visit list. Our childhood was filled with these amazing treats thanks to our Grandad's trips back home to Italy. They fill our hearts with so much love and happiness and every time we scroll through our Instagrams and see their pictures we cant help but smile from ear to ear. :) 



So he may be our favourite brother (our one and only) but we promise we are not being biased. Chris is awesome if you are looking for a little daily motivation, be it with your workouts, diet and nutrition or just your daily life. He is often funny to boot too and will make you laugh, we guarantee! :) 



Does this picture need justifying with words...we didn't think so! :p We love the people over at Team C Evans for enriching our lives with the ever gorgeous and always lovely Chris Evans! :) 

We hope you enjoyed this little favourites list and that you take a look at some of these accounts yourselves. Please let us know of any accounts you think we may like in the comments below!

Have a happy Monday!
Lucy and Kelly

'Books are my Reality' Book Tag! :)


There is nothing we love more than snuggling up with a mug of coffee/tea in our hands and settling down to read a good book! We love the feeling of being absorbed in these other worlds that have been created by so many wonderful authors! Nothing quite beats a book that takes you away from the real world for a few hours, where you can picture every little detail and imagine chatting to the characters, some even long after you have finished their stories in the book!
Inspired by some of the amazing books we have been reading lately, we came up with a little 'Blogger Book Tag', one, so we could have some fun and play around answering them and thinking about some of our favourite worlds ourselves, and two, so we could enjoy reading your answers and   allow ourselves to dive into the worlds you love and maybe even add to our ever growing book lists! We hope you enjoy! :)



1) My fictional boyfriend is...

Lucy: Ooh that's a tricky one. I have read so many romance novels lately and adored all the men in them. I have a soft spot for Tanner, Cole and Sam from Jill Shalvis' books, 'One in a million,' 'He's so fine' and 'It's in his kiss' respectively. They are the perfect amount of rugged and sweet for me. Hmm, and Levi Cooper from Kristin Higgins 'The perfect Match', yep this is a tricky one. Oh and the gorgeous Ridge from Rebecca Raisin's 'The bookshop on the corner' I adore a guy who can write and who loves to read too. Eek and how can I forget Henry from Holly Martin's 'Christmas at Lilac Cottage', again the perfect amount of sexy, yes please and aww how lovely! :p And I have to say that Sal Paradise from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' would make the list. Uh for the sense of adventure, the mind, the experience, the boyish free spirit and the need he has to write and see the world.

Kelly: I like how we came up with questions but are now like "This is so hard." I have read so many book that I could think of a million book boyfriends that are so dreamy, but right at this moment, partly because it's so fresh in my mind, but mostly because I am still swooning, I am going to have to say Harry from Jenny Oliver's "Four weddings and a white Christmas" He just seemed so sexy in his own way, not a chiseled Greek god and a little bit grumpy, yet there is just something about him. He is a chef and the way he loves to cook and works so hard is very appealing! He is also handsome and great with kids! :)

2) I live....

Lucy: Hands down Ashford, home of the Gingerbread café and The Bookshop on the corner. What more could you need? I would spend forever in the bookshop and curl up by the fire in the Gingerbread café blogging, reading and writing away.

Kelly: Hmm can I cheat? I live in Ashford, go on Vacation to White Cliff Bay and spend some weekends with friends on Cherry Pie Island!! Haha I have to have something to do with all those places! I do think I am going to have to go with Luc on this one, as far as my home though, as Ashford has become a little slice of comfort. Spending my evenings drinking Lil's gingerbread hot chocolates and reading a book I just bought from Sarah's Bookshop on the corner by the fire sounds perfect!

3) My best friend is...

Lucy: Just for kicks I would love my best friend to be Dean Moriarty, from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' I would adore sitting and talking about anything and everything, exploring the world with someone who has an abundance of enthusiasm for everything around them. Granted things might get a little crazy, but the idea of seeing the world through his eyes and having someone around who lives life to the fullest, who loves words and knowledge and gets excited over the little things would be amazing. I feel like a would learn so much about myself and the world.

Kelly: Oooh Ron Weasley!! I would love to have a friend like Ron, Hermione too! I could talk books and educational stuff with Hermione and then play wizards chess and Quidditch with Ron. I would get to spend time at The Burrow and eat Mrs. Weasley's delicious food and every Christmas I would get a brand new jumper! :)

4) My job is....

Lucy: This would probably have to be a toss between working in 'Once upon a time' from 'The Little Bookshop on the Seine', or 'The Gingerbread Café' from the book with the same name. I think working in a little bookshop with so much character, cozy fire places, tons of cute rooms and little nooks, filled with rich history and working with people who all adore reading and writing, would be absolute heaven. As for The Gingerbread Café, getting to wake up each day and bake and make people happy through food would be a dream come true! :)

Kelly: I'm going to have to say that working in "The Gingerbread Café" or "The Bookshop on the corner" would be pretty awesome, I love the idea of being able to help people find their perfect book and being surrounded by books all day would be lovely. Baking everyday to make people happy and being somewhere that smells like Gingerbread all day would be heaven! Just for something different though I am going to say, because I found it very interesting, that I am an Ice Carver like Penny from "Christmas at Lilac Cottage." The idea of being able to create something beautiful with Ice and surprise people is very appealing!

5) I keep hearing about these amazing sweet treats, I must get my hands on some...

Lucy: I'll take one of everything off the Hogwarts Express Trolley please, oh and one of everything in Honeydukes please! :) Every single sweet treat J.K Rowling writes about in the Harry Potter books sounds amazing and I have to say that I have been very impressed with the selection that has hit all the Warner Brothers stores. Back home at the WB Studio tour in London, you can get Butterbeer and all kinds of sweets, that I think are available in Universal studios too, I think they are all the same anywhere you find them! I have tried a chocolate frog before and it was delicious, I wasn't expecting the actual chocolate to be very good but it was awesome! :)  I felt like I needed to stock up for when I'm sick! ;)

Kelly: Ooh that sounds like a plan to me, I would love to try everything in the world of Harry Potter,  I know you can get a lot of stuff nowadays but Pumpkin Pasties are still something I want to try! I think the biggest thing I would like to be honest, is to be sat in the great hall when all that food just appears!!! Magic indeed!! :)

6) If I could be one character for a whole day, I would be....

Lucy: Oh this is another tricky one. I would love to be Hermione as I adore her knowledge for learning and I would love to explore the Hogwarts library and get to go to class and learn all sorts about the history of magic and spells and potions. And I mean how cool would it be to spend a day at Hogwarts and Hogsmeade hanging out with Harry and Ron??! :) On the other hand, I love the likes of Angela from Lindsey Kelk's 'I heart' series. The fact that she got out of a bad situation my fleeing to New York and then created a pretty kick ass life for herself in the 'Big Apple' is awesome to me. I love that she is quirky and not 100% put together, she's cool and has a really great job being creative working at a magazine, all things I love about her. Ooh and she has a fantastic best friend in Jenny, who is awesome with makeup and fashion. Eeek but I do have to say that I think one of my favourite characters of all time would be Sarah from 'The Bookshop on the Corner' so I might just have to choose her! :p

Kelly: Ooh I am going to pick Jessica Beam from Kirsty Greenwood's "The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance" because I would love to have a day where I am just carefree about everything and only worried about a good party and having fun! She is completely different to me in real life, apart from the fact that she writes. She has a confidence about her and isn't afraid to be herself. I love that about her and her attitude in general. I think I could learn a few things about not taking life too seriously, having fun and being totally confident in who I am! :)


We hope you enjoyed reading our answers and thought about what your answers would be along the way because...

We tag:

Natasha, Alex and Lindsey from http://www.bookbaristas.org/ 

And all of you guys! :) If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your answers in the comments below! :)

If you haven't read some of the books we have mention and want to see why we love them so much, you can find them all here!



Have an awesome Friday! Keep smiling and keep reading!
Love Lucy and Kelly xx


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Daddy's girls!

A few weeks ago we wrote a post all about our wonderful Auntie and how she has been a huge inspiration to us. We mentioned our Dad being another huge influence in our lives but that, that post was for another date and time...well today just happens to be that date and that time! :)

Our Dad is quite simply awesome, he really is. He has taught us so many important things in life and is there for us no matter what. We don't think there is a day that goes by that we don't count our lucky stars for having him as our Dad. There are so many reasons we love him, so we thought, being the list makers that we are, we would write a little list of things he has taught us, as well as reasons why he is the best! :)

*He supports us in everything we do!
We mean everything! He took us to Trampolining competitions up and down the country. He took us to concerts 4 hours away to see bands that made us happy and would go and do his own thing and simply wait for us, while we rocked out to Good Charlotte. He drove us to every single wrestling show whether it be 15 minutes away or 5 hours away, to allow us to pursue our dream and when that dream bought us to America, who was with us every step of the way? You guessed it...Dad! Not only was he making sure we were safe and OK, he loved watching us wrestle and was our biggest fan! He wanted to see us succeed and we knew that from the start! No show was too far, clearly, no late nights were ever a problem, no sitting in the car waiting for us was ever annoying, as long as we were happy and getting to where we needed to be, he was right behind us! We couldn't have asked for a better support system!

*He taught us to work hard!
Well actually, it's more like he showed us how to work hard. We firmly believe that the way we are when it comes to work we got from Dad. Whether it be a regular day job or starting a project that we want to succeed, we will work our little butts off to make sure we reach goals that we set. We want to make him proud and show him that we appreciate so much what he has been able to do for us. Through our hard work, we want to be able to look after him and spoil him one day! We just have stick at it and do our best. Throughout our childhood and to this day he has been and is a continuous inspiration in showing us that if you want to make something happen you never give up, you show determination and you work incredibly hard.

*He taught us that if you are going to do something, do it properly!
This goes for everything, but ties in a lot with work too and we pride ourselves on it. Whether it be picking clothes up off the fitting room floor in Kohls and putting them back on the shelves or promoting our blog every day so more people see it, we want to do things properly. We never want to do things half arsed, even if it's not something we entirely love, we still want to do it to the best of our abilities and that's definitely something that comes from Dad!. His business is a success because of him and the people around him. His work is the best, no short cuts, no half hearted attempts, no slacking! He looks after his employees and treats them right and sets an example. Our Dad doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk and truly leads by example, being a good man, respecting others and in turn getting respect himself. Working for many different companies over the years we have learnt how honestly amazing this is and admire Dad all the more because of it. He is extremely kick ass!!!

*He looks after us and his family!
No matter how old we get, we know he will always be there for us, which is something we are beyond thankful for. We are lucky. Our parents have taught us the value of money and that it is important to work hard, go out into the big wide world and make our own way, but it always comes back to family, that is the reason to be successful, to be able to look after, support and treat the ones you love.


*He loves us more than anything!
Ever since we can remember we have always been surrounded by so much love! Our family is super close and we wouldn't have it any other way! We had family meals when Dad got home from work and still do when we are home. We eat, we share stories, laugh and play games. When we are under Mum and Dad's roof in our childhood home, we are happy and content and we know our house is full of love!


*He loves cool things and has passed that onto us!
Classic Ameican cars, watching Home Improvement, listening to good music!!! We have so many wonderful memories of going to car shows, laughing every weekend while watching Home Improvement as a family, singing along to The Temptations in the car on the way to Nanna and Grandad Georges house and to this day we still love all those things! We get to have Daddy/Daughter days going to car shows or even nights out to see The Overtones...yes Dad actually came with us and enjoyed it! We love that we can get excited about the same things and that the older we get, the more the passion grows in us for things we love because of him...anyone seen my 50's diner...just checking! ;)

*He takes us on amazing trips so we can hang out and spend time together!
Route 66 was a trip of a lifetime and we wouldn't have done it with anyone else! The fact that we had another Daddy/Daughter trip and got to enjoy these amazing places and sights together are memories we will treasure forever. We are lucky that we have never ever been through the "parents aren't cool" phase! We love spending time with our parents, the more family time, the better! The fact that our Dad loves taking us on these trips is lovely to us. Over the years we have been to many places, including Sweden two years in a row for a car show, the fact that Dad likes taking his daughters and showing us off to his friends is so sweet to us! We love that we think he gets a kick out of the fact that we want to go to those places with him too!


*He can fix, build and make anything!
We can't build a cabinet or put together a chest of drawers without humming the 'Tool time' theme song and taking pictures to send to Dad. Naturally with his job, being a shop fitter, he knows his stuff when it comes to building, but he is also awesome when it comes to anything and everything to do with cars, there's nothing he does not know and we think that that is the coolest thing ever. We have him to thank for the DIY wives that we have become...yep we would much rather take over building a piece of furniture than letting our husbands do it! ;p

Did we mention enough times how AWESOME our Dad is???!!! :) We love him to absolute pieces and can't thank him enough for being the most AMAZING role model and more importantly the most BRILLIANT Dad anyone could ever hope and wish for.

P.S. Oh and as if he couldn't get any more awesome, he goes to car shows and comes back with gifts like this for our little sister...


Have a lovely day everyone and make sure to cherish and love your family every single second of every day! :)

Love Lucy and Kelly xx

Makeup Monday: Liquid lipsticks & Champagne Glow!

I think my most obsessed over makeup item of recent months has got to be Liquid Lipsticks. I have to admit that I hopped on the bandwagon with a skip in my step and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the delightful colours that different brands had available. I also found the whole Liquid lipstick premise really interesting and thought it would be great for me, as with them supposedly lasting all day long and not budging, and me being someone that always forgets to take the lipstick they are wearing with them anywhere for touch ups...I am a little lazy when it comes to that...what could be more perfect?! :p Nothing but a product that is basically a lipstick, goes on smooth and liquid and dries matte, doesn't budge and often claims that you won't need to re-apply. Yes please! :)

The first liquid lipstick I purchased was that off my Wishlist a little while back. I saw Jaclyn Hill wearing it in one of her videos and fell in love with the vibrant colour that was 'Carina' by Anastasia of Beverly Hills. I was excited to try something new and really wanted to test these liquid lipsticks out for myself. I have to say the Anastasia formula is rather nice. It's incredibly smooth and easy to apply, no patches or pulling on the lips. This was all re-affirmed when I bought 'Dusty Rose' from the same brand. I love the colour so much and again the consistency is creamy and glides on when applying and the pigmentation is just beautiful. I will admit though, that when I heard people saying how liquid lipsticks can be drying, I wondered what they meant exactly, and now after having tried them, I understand. It takes a bit of getting used too. I for one can not go a few hours without applying my Bliteze or a lip balm over the top. Once I have a balm over the top though, I am usually good to go. In addition, the Anastasia of Beverly Hills lipsticks are truly great for no touch ups, when I wear them they last really well, though I usually have more of a stain at the end of the day rather than a really vibrant colour. I can definitely see the reason why they are so popular after purchasing these two lipsticks! :)

Now, my latest Liquid Lipstick and the one I have been saving and waiting for the most is Dose of Colors 'Stone'. It was released as part of a 3 piece set earlier this year, I want to say for IMATS, and everyone went crazy over the gorgeous colours. I think it may have then been available on their website shortly after but i'm not 100% sure. Anyway, the shade 'Stone' became increasingly popular and I kept seeing it everywhere. One of my favourite beauty gurus, Amanda Ensing, raved about it and the looks she created with this colour were simply stunning, that I hoped I could get my hands on it at some point. A few weeks back they released it for single purchase and I couldn't resist. I think this has to be my favourite packaging out of all the liquid lipsticks, lipsticks and lip-glosses I own, I just adore it. The cap is white with a silver band and the tube frosted. It is so pretty and feels rather elegant. The colour itself is beautiful and again one of my favourite shades, if not my absolute favourite, that I own. It is a nude, pink, mauve shade and for me has the perfect amount of pink in it which I love. I am not a huge fan of the beige nudes, as on me they don't work, so that pink just gives it enough warmth that it doesn't wash me out. It is simply a stunning colour. When I went away last weekend I wore it 4 days straight and got so excited every time I applied it! :) This liquid lipstick smells nice, goes on incredibly light and smooth and has amazing pigmentation. I love it more every time I wear it. :) Overall, I will say that I am a fan of the Liquid Lipstick concept. As I mentioned above I do like that they don't budge and give you such a great colour pay off without too much hassle.

Is there a brand that you think I should try? What are your favourites?



Moving away from liquid lipsticks, for today's makeup post I thought I would do something a little different and talk about an upcoming item that I am super excited about. I really enjoy seeing and learning about the new products hitting the shelves, especially around Christmas time. There are always so many bright, colourful and pretty packages, cool deals and fantastic sets that are to die for. Needless to say when Becca Cosmetics teased a palette with Jaclyn Hill's name on it, I was glued to their Instagram. At first I thought, "well if it's a highlighter palette I don't need it. I love my Champagne Pop but I don't have a need for a bunch of highlighters." Then they opened it to reveal these absolutely stunning shades and I knew it would be on my wish list! :p As I adore Champagne Pop and use it all the time, I thought it would be great to have backup, in addition to the fact that I could immediately picture using the bronzed copper shade as a lid colour and the pearl shade for an inner corner of the eye highlight. It's like a two in one palette, a highlighter set and a eye shadow set! That's justification for a purchase if ever there was one right there! :p What do you guys think? Are you loving this palette? What Christmas goodies are on your wish list this year? :)
So pretty! :) Available from Sephora online October 27th Noon!
I hope you enjoyed today's makeup Monday post and I wish you all a wonderful day! :)
Love Lucy xx


Fall bucket list! :)

We LOVE writing lists. 'To do' lists, 'Grocery shopping' lists, 'Blog idea' lists, 'Must bake' lists, 'Must watch' lists, 'Must visit' lists, we can think of a list for just about any occasion, our notepads often get filled up quick. Our most favourite lists of all to write though are the lists that come about when the seasons change. Nothing quite beats the feeling of putting pen to paper and beginning your Christmas lists, whether it be what gifts you plan on getting for everyone or Christmas activities that you must do. Or when the days start getting hotter and Summer kicks in and you start writing down ideas for BBQ's, pool parties, visiting a theme park or what festivals you want to check out. List's can be so much fun. You can bet Fall is one of our favourite season's for compiling notes and scribbling away in our notebooks. Inspired by the lovely ladies over at www.laurenconrad.com we thought today we would share with you our 'Fall Bucket List'.

Number one!
Get Crafty! 
 
 
I am loving my fire place décor right now. This is our first fall with a fire place and it is perfect. It is definitely going to make for the ideal backdrop for some relaxing, cozy fall nights in. To give our apartment that touch of personal when decorating, I love to get crafty. I highly recommend having a scroll though Pinterest if you need some inspiration. I get so giddy and hyper over some people's wonderful imagination and I just think homemade is the best and most fun way to go. It really makes you feel good too when you look around and know that you created such pieces of art! ;p Why yes I am referring to my Chuck pumpkin. I made it last year and I LOVE it and am still so proud of it. The white pumpkin came from Michaels and it is a great canvas for creating any design you would like. You can paint it, use chalk paint and draw on it, add stickers and sparkles. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like and doesn't it look so cute? :) The reddish vase is an old candle, I cleaned out the wax and made my own mini flower arrangement. Again, these are pieces I picked up last fall and I adore them so much that I plan on keeping hold of them and using them till they get worn out.


Number two!
Treat yourself to a new fall jumper!

For the chilly fall nights you are going to need something to snuggle up in, so why not treat yourself to a new sweater?! This time of year I adore fashion. Now I'm not much of a fashionista but if there was ever a time of year where I get really into new trends and what's hitting the shops, it's Fall. Flannel? Yes please. Boots? Ooh can I get two pairs? Lauren Conrad jumpers? Eeek i'll take them all! :) I think Lauren Conrad jumpers have to be my absolute favourite and I have quite the collection already, they are so soft and light and cozy and the designs are always so pretty, cute and elegant at the same time. I can't wait to take a trip to Kohls to see what she has available this season. We also just treated each other to some jumpers from Human, they are actually supposed to be Christmas presents for each other but we are hopeless at keeping secrets when we get super excited and know the other will love it! :p Go check them out, they have the cutest and best 'Bookworm' sweaters! :)

Number three!
Bake seasonal treats!

 
Hands up if you get super duper excited at the mere thought of cinnamon, pumpkin, hot chocolate, cider, apple pies and pecan pies!! Our hands are waving proudly. We get incredibly excited by food all year round. Grocery shopping is one of our favourite things to do. But there are even more squeals of glee and Cheshire cat grins when the seasons bring with them fresh new produce and flavours that just make you feel warm and cozy. This little cupcake above is one of our 'go to' recipes. A chocolate pumpkin cupcake with a little cream cheese frosting. It is heaven. Rich, moist, chocolately and oh so scrumptious. Try picking an ingredient that a specific season represents and set yourself a fun baking task of creating something yum. We love to do this. It builds up tons of extra excitement each year when you can look forward to a treat that you don't have all year round. 

Number four!
Take a stroll around your local Farmer's market!
Picture the scene, you're bundled up warm in your favourite jumper and scarf, your cute tumbler filled with fresh coffee and you're walking along in the crisp Autumn air, kicking the leaves with your feet, maybe hand in hand with the person you love or arm in arm with your best friend, as the air smells delicious, mulled wine, apple cider, roasted pecans and pumpkin pie. Can you picture it?! Can you smell it? Doesn't it sound amazing? :) I love making a list of events, flee markets or farmer's markets that are going on near where I live. I think they make for such a lovely day out. And there's not much better than supporting local farmer's and business's and coming away with fresh ingredients to use for dinner or unusual gifts or treats for yourself.

Number Five!
Decorate your home!

 
We love decorating our apartments. Photo frames and memories adorn the walls all year round but when it comes to our favourite holidays we get so excited about adding little touches here and there to make it festive. We noticed this was way more common here in the States compared to back home, as we never really decorated for Fall, yes Halloween, but never just for the season. We have taken to it whole heartedly though and we guarantee that you will love it too. Even if it's simply changing the table cloth or adding a string of pumpkin lights, you can't help but smile. We always feel a sense of new beginnings when a new season starts, so the cute decorations are a daily reminder to stop and breathe and take it all in! :)  

I hope you enjoy this little Fall bucket list. Please share some of your favourite things to do this season in the comments below, I would love to read about them! :)

Be well!

Lucy xx

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