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Fall Swag Swap!


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!


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:


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?