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Easy DIY seashell crown, perfect for the girl who wants to be a mermaid.

Anyone else kind of suck when it comes to costumes? Do you also end up resorting to a black cat or a skeleton every year because it’s easy (and everything you own is black)? No?

While scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration a while back I stumbled upon mermaid crowns. Some were ridiculously complex, some were dainty and delicate, but all had the same basis: a whole lot of shells. I had never considered trying to dress up as a mermaid for Halloween, but I was so drawn to how dreamy all the tiaras looked (and how easy it seemed like they’d be to make), that it was worth a try!

All together, the crown took me maybe two hours to put together (streaming movies from here slowed me down). Paired just right with a fish hook earring, soft waves, blue makeup, and some netting, and you’ve got yourself a mermaid queen.

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Halloween is just around the corner, and because it took until mid-October for the weather to kind of catch up to the season here in Philly, it’s been hard to get into the “spooky” mood. Not only does it feel like summer out there, it doesn’t make sense that we’re at the end of the year. How? What?!? To help us get into the Halloween spirit, my friends and I took a trip to Linvilla Orchards yesterday to snag some pumpkins and check out the festivities. I used to go with family when I was a kid, and I definitely remember the maze being much bigger!

I’m pretty sure the highlight of our day was the apple launcher, but getting to feed and pet deer came in at a close second. Y’all, their noses are nothing like any animal’s nose I’ve seen before. Scroll down for a few photos from the trip, and a little list I put together for ya! View Post

I know everyone was talking about it for months (hello facebook), but somehow Halloween still found a way to sneak up on me. I’ve got a lot of costume ideas but don’t quite feel as festive and in the season as I’d like, so I decided to make a little mood board to help get myself feeling spooky. Or at least a little more haunted by the fun stuff and less haunted by daily life, if ya know what I mean (I know you do). I hope you can take a bit of inspiration from the witchy vibes I’m putting down and get into the spirit (I’ll stop with the puns).

mood board

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Feel free to leave some inspiration below as well!
What spooky songs have you been listening to this October??