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Weekend Recap: When the Plague Hits and Plans Change

Hey Internet! I had some great plans for the blog this weekend – I was going to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with Adorabeezle Winterpop on Friday and decorate the apartment for Halloween on Saturday and write all about Fall and Happiness and it was going to be magic…

Here is how my weekend really went: Adorabeezle and I DID go to the Halloween Party Friday night. We opted not to do costumes this year and went full Halloween instead. We met Moana and Tarzan, Turk, and Jane. We got some pretty treats and I got a few new Disney Alex and Ani bracelets. The we went to Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and it started pouring…  Adorabeezle was sick and I was tired and we are going to another party, so we decided to call it a night. It was probably good we did because it rained the rest of the night and all of the entertainment was pushed back super late.

Saturday I woke up with the death. I stayed in bed late and watched a lot of TV and drank a lot of tea. Sunday I actually made it to Target (which did NOT have Halloween decor out yet! c’mon Target!) and Publix before coming home and crashing.  The trip was needed, but I would NOT recommend going to Target while sick.  You will put anything in your cart if it means you may get out of there sooner. You will spend way too much money and then not even remember what you bought because of the brain fog.  BUT YOU WON’T HAVE BOUGHT ANY HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS THAT IS FOR SURE…. stupid Target… I may be bitter..

Monday was more of the same – I stayed in bed until around 2 and then managed to get up and make myself some tea and then Adorabeezle (aka patient zero) and I sat around and tried to breath normally. I did manage to get out some of our Halloween decorations. Then I ordered Chinese food and settled in for the first Hocus Pocus showing of the year!

It wasn’t the weekend I had planned, and I would really like to breath through my nose again, but it was still fun to

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Galentine’s Day Recap

Hey Internet! I don’t know about you, but I have to work/school today and Monday’s got me being like this:

Tired Puppy

BUT I had a great Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day weekend and I wanted to pop in and share some pictures!

The weekend started at a BBQ restaurant with my carpool buddy on Friday. GUYS. This place. The food was AMAZING. ANDPLUSALSO? THERE WAS A CAT! AND the cat looked so much like Binx. I called him Binx II, and he crawled right into my lap and I maybe almost cried. Pictures:

Binx II DIS FOOD DOE Love at first sight

If you are ever in the area, the place is called Yellow Dog Eats and it is the best.

After lunch I went home and Adorabeezle and I finished Broadchurch (its a BBC crime series and its AMAZING. Go watch it on Netflix. Right now.)

Also, this happened. It’s a common occurrence, really, but I can never get over the cuteness:

Cat Love

Then I turned in for the night and spent some time reading Make it Happen. I’ve been reading this for a little over a month now, and it has been SO GOOD for my heart. I’ve been really savoring it and taking copious notes. So. Much. Goodness.

Make it Happen

Then Saturday was a sleep in and be productive kind of day. It seems weird, but I cherish the days I am free enough to really clean the kitchen. Just doing laundry and getting all the dishes done and organizing things. I LIVE for that on the weekends… Does this mean I’m officially a grown up? Maybe. Also? I cleaned ALL of my make up brushes. That may seem like small potatoes to you if you have your life together, but this was a big deal for me. I’m not going to tell you how long it’s been since I’ve done this, because I want you to think I’m a fancy person who isn’t living in filth. Just go with it.

A Thing of Beauty

After the productiveness, Adorabeezle came home from work and we hit up EPCOT for Galentine’s Day. (If you don’t know what Galentine’s Day is you need to watch Parks and Rec ASAP!!!)

What is Galentine's Day
The Best Day of the Year

We grabbed some fish and chips (I ate the fish. Adorabeezle ate the chips). and then we headed to France where we waited 20 minutes in line for a cocktail and then 20 minutes in line for the patisserie. We regret nothing.Fish and Chips Drank Drankin in EPCOTRaspberry Mousse

The drink was a specialty orange passion fruit slushie, that came in a “souvenir glass,” which I thought was kind of silly since it was just a sphere and made my drink cost three extra dollars, but it was delicious and I have NO REGRETS.

After Epcot, we came home and I treated myself to a nice lush bath bomb bath complete with Christmas lights, candles, poor girl sangria (wine with a splash of oj and some cut up oranges) a touch of chocolate and a episode of Fixer Upper on my Kindle.

Bath of Champions

Sunday was church and then ALL THE ERRANDS. I did some cooking for the week and finished some apartment projects I’ve been putting off. I also put together a breathtaking doughnut diorama. Because I don’t play around when it comes to holidays or doughnuts.

Breathtaking Doughnut Diorama

The rest of the night was spent with netflix and putting that souvenir glass to good use:

Succulent globe succulent

(yes the succulent is fake – who do you think I am? a real grown up person?) But I’m fairly certain the moss I bought from Joann’s is real… which kind of freaked me out…

Anyway, that was my Galentine’s weekend, Internet. How was yours?


Fall Swag Swap!

HELLLOOOO Internet!

I know, loooong time no see! I have been keeping very busy. Mostly with school. (I had two exams this week which means I have been doing A LOT of math and computers recently). I also went home last weekend for a good day and a half and just, well, blogging has gotten put off.

BUT I did need to drop in today because I recently participated in my first ever blog swap! I signed up for the Fall Swag Swap! Basically, you get paired with another blogger and you send each other some fun fall swag!

I was paired with the wonderful host of the swap, Lindsay from Bourbon, Lipstick and Stilettos. Lindsay did SO GREAT putting together my package!

She sent me some fun Halloween towels, some AMAZING scented candles, some great nail polish and lipstick, a pumpkin bottle pourer, a Gobble Gobble ’til You Wobble sign, some candy corn m&ms and last (but CERTAINLY not least) a Starbucks giftcard! (PSL here I come!!)

I mean look at this stuff:

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And I couldn’t resist throwing in a picture of the cutest photography assistant in the world!

Fall Swag Swap Cat

What is your favorite fall swag internet? Don’t forget to go over and visit Lindsay’s post on what I sent her!

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Celebrating Halloween a Month Early

Hello Internet! I’ve been gone for a week because school is time consuming, but I wanted to drop in and 1) say thank you for the wonderful comments/texts/messages I got on my last post. It was s lovely to have people reach out and assure me that I’m not alone and offer their support. And 2) I wanted to share with you the super fun times Adorabeezle and I had at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on Friday!

I know it seems early for a Halloween party, but Mickey is very popular and he needs to hosts a ton of parties in September and October just to fit in all his friends! If you’ve never heard of it, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a special event at the Magic Kingdom. It starts at 7 and goes until midnight and has a special parade and fireworks show, as well as special character meet and greets and stage shows.  And people dress up. And there is free candy. And basically everything is awesome.

For the party Adorabeezle and I went as Joy and Sadness from Inside Out. And we basically killed it. I mean:

#feelingnotsoscary

A photo posted by Liz (@liz_tippy) on

JOY!! #feelingnotsoscary A photo posted by Liz (@liz_tippy) on

Sadness. #feelingnotsoscary

A photo posted by Liz (@liz_tippy) on

We saw the parade twice, which was great because it is my favorite parade of all time. We also got to see the fireworks (the best fireworks of the year) AND the brand new Hocus Pocus stage show which was basically perfection.

MNSSHP is one of my favorite things of the whole year and if you find yourself in the Orlando area in September or October, you need to do yourself a favor and get a ticket to a Halloween party!

What are your favorite Halloween traditions, Internet?


How I Become A Basic White Girl Every Fall

Hey Internet! I hope you had a great labor day weekend! Over the FIVE DAYS I had off I began what has become an entirely inevitable transition that I go through every fall.

Every September as the weather begins to change (not where I live mind you – but somewhere – or so I am told), I become your classic basic white girl. I get out my scarves and my boots and I stop drinking iced coffee and switch to pumpkin spice lattes (ALWAYS hot, never iced). My hair finds itself in a constant top knot and everything orange and mustard yellow and pumpkin somehow makes it into my shopping cart. Fall candles are constantly burning. When I sleep, I dream of pumpkin patches.

My first pumpkin spice latte of the season #pumpkinspiceforlyfe

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This weekend Starbucks released the pumpkin spice latte and you can bet your boots I was there – I even got it fo’ free because I had earned a reward! Target also busted out there dollar section Halloween decorations and everything was wonderful. This weekend I made two batches of chili, two batches of butternut squash soup and a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Made a few batches of chili and butternut squash soup this weekend. Because Fall. A photo posted by Liz (@liz_tippy) on

The transformation has begun. Soon it will be nothing but Hocus Pocus and red wine up in this house.

Just as a sample of what it is like in my neck of the woods, this is what I bought at Target yesterday. (OF COURSE it was Target).

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The best part? It was less than $20! The Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s are my JAM. They are seriously the best. And I cannot wait to try the pumpkin spice chai!

So, Internet, what are your favorite ways to celebrate the fall? Do you have any Basic White Girl tendencies this time of year?