Happy Halloween! I’m a couple days late, but I couldn’t let October slip by without sharing my favorite links and articles of the month! Maybe it’s better on a Monday anyway…eases you into the week with something good, no? This month’s list is a bit shorter than usual, since I prepped this before jetting off to Kauai. But, I hope you enjoy!
PUMPKIN OBSESSED // A great article on the history of America’s pumpkin obsession. I won’t lie though — Pumpkin Spice Lattes are REALLY not my thing. Blech.
A REALLY GOOD GIVEAWAY // I’m plugging a giveaway that’s not my own, it’s just that flippin’ good. My friend Rebecca partnered with a ton of amazing brands, and this prize package is definitely worth the two seconds it’ll take you to enter. You can bet I submitted multiple entries!
DESIGN NO-NOS // Jacquelyn shares the 5 design mistakes almost everyone makes. Are you guilty?
ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE IN YOUR FIRST PLACE // In tandem with the above, the Times shared a great beginner’s guide to decorating your home. These are amazing tips if you’ve just moved, or simply want to give your place a makeover!
YOUR BRAND IS NOT JUST A LOGO // I always tell clients this. Regardless, I loved this video Vox made on the different types of logos, and how logos are just really symbols.
HOW YOGA WORKS // You can bet I’m going to be taking at least one yoga class in Hawaii! If you’ve ever thought about starting a yoga practice (or need to get back into one, like me), here’s why it’s so good for you. In similar news, an interesting story about a school replacing detention with meditation, and fantastic results.
PLANNING MY WEDDING WITH MY…PERSON? // A great piece on why the word fiancé is falling out of fashion.
NOTHING’S SCARIER THAN A CLOWN // Except maybe a doll. Two posts on why people are scared of dolls and clowns. I mean, they are pretty creepy, right? Hey, it’s Halloween!
FAVE VS. FAV // How do you spell the shorthand for the word “favorite?” This came up in discussion with a client last week, and I have to tell you, it drives me insane when I see it spelled “fave.” No people, just no. Here’s why I’m right.
UPSET STOMACH? // I’ve always wondered why ginger ale was recommended as a quick cure!
ABOUT THAT LIP WHIP // I heard from a few of you that you tried out the Kari Gran Lip Whip I wrote about here and loved it — I’m so glad! A quick review follow up to say I purchased the Marsala color to take on my trip, and if you’re looking for a little bit more color (especially a deeper tone for the fall season), it’s beautiful!
HALLOWEEN WAS VALENTINE’S // This blew my mind! Up until the early part of the 20th century, Halloween traditions mostly included a lot of games to help people find a husband. Crazy. And in related news on this former dating holiday — are dating apps over?