pumpkins and rainbows

Yes, it's pumpkin-carving time! My gentleman friend and I created, respectively, a Kanye West-esque post-apocalyptic scarred badass pumpkin of some type (him) and a gummy grandpa (me). Last year the pumpkin I carved looked really evil, so I tried to do a rounder, kinder version this year. I kept making it talk to my bf in a wheezy voice, so it is really about the same level of terrifying as last year's.

I posed Beatrix with them and she is looking very autumny in this Woolyrockers dud for a girl with mint green hair!

Something else that made my weekend: my sister did a rainbow manicure on me! Literal multi-colored rainbows on my every nail. I have quite small nails (and hands in general) and nail art doesn't tend to suit me, nor am I typically attracted to it.  But I saw an animated gif set of this video tutorial on Tumblr and thought, "Cutest ever, I want!" and we winged it from there, combining our polish collections to pick out rainbow combinations. I stuck with something similar to the tutorial and I think my sister did a really sweet job!

Colors used: Alpine Snow (O.P.I.) for the white; Salsa (O.P.I.) for the red; Need Sunglasses? (O.P.I.) for the yellow -- I don't recommend this yellow, by the way, surely there is a better yellow polish out there; For Audrey (China Glaze) for the blue-green; and Seche Vite for a top coat. My sister's doing hers in shades of purple and green, so it's really customizable. I think it would look really cute in pastels...

I do a lot with my hands, like playing my ghosty boo guitar and crafting, so this only lasted a couple of days before clouds chipped away, but it was great fun while they lasted and very cheery!


My girls are all getting dressed for autumn and colder weather this past week... I'm really ready for cooler weather! I've been watching Sleepy Hollow (I'm in the thick of my annual Katrina van Tassel obsession) wearing this adorable knitted fox hat around since I got it (from awberry)! It's still a bit warm here during the day, but who cares?? You know how I love an animal-eared hat!

Other stuff I love this month:
  • Adventure Time
  • Gossip Girl (it's so bad, but I'm invested in Dan and Blair's relationship, okay! They are soulmates!)
  • "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen
  • the mint green manicure my sister gave me
  • writing... I've been trying to write a lot!

these are the golden days

Hello, October! I love you and I'm glad you're here!

Tiny delight of the day: my nails match the gold lettering on my Fender guitar pick. This polish is outrageous. It's Milani Gold Glitz. I love gold nail polish of all types, but this is the only glitter polish I've tried that doesn't take about a billion coats to get a good glitter-encrusted disco ball build-up.

I'm still playing the guitar daily. It's been four months since I took it up, and I really love it. It's very relaxing for me because it takes intense focus for me to play and sing at the same time and it really helps me forget everything outside of what I'm doing... music is the best therapy!

(Blythe and crafting are pretty good too, of course!!)