Thursday, November 12, 2015

5 Things To Do At The End Of A Bad Day

1. Take a hot shower or bath

Wash the day off. This will relax you and make you feel refreshed and renewed. 

2. Change your clothes

Take off what you wore all day and change into something different. Opt for something comfortable that makes you feel better. I'd probably go with a cozy sweater and pajama pants or yoga pants this time of year. 

3. Drink something warm

Some hot tea or cocoa will comfort you, warm you up to make you all cozy, and feel like a bit of a treat after a hard day. 

4. Watch or read something comforting

Choose something cathartic if you're in the mood to cry, or something you know will make you laugh and cheer you up. Above are some of my faves but I also love watching old episodes of shows I love, like Gilmore Girls or The Office. I know what's going to happen so there are no unpleasant surprises and there's something comforting about returning to characters you old friends greeting you.

5. Go to bed

If you can do any or all of the above from the comfort of your bed, all the better. Get into some cozy jammies, bring your hot drink and your funny book/show/movie to bed. The sooner the day ends, the sooner a new one can begin and hopefully it will be a better one! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015

Yesterday was really fun! We carved our pumpkin in the afternoon.

Usually I clean the pumpkin and Stephen carves it. Our pumpkin this year was huge! (and green). Some of Stephen's students donated it from their garden.

This year he carved a pixel Mario, inspired by all the Super Mario Maker we've been playing lately. Stephen freehand drew his own stencil and it turned out great. 

Then we got into costume to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, and then our friends came over for a Halloween party! It was lots of fun. 

This year we dressed as Joy and Sadness from the movie Inside Out.
The costumes were pretty simple but really fun. 

We had a great Halloween. Hope you had fun, too!
Happy November!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Women

Halloween is less than two weeks away so if you don't have a costume idea yet, don't worry, I'm here to help! All the costume suggestions below are perfect for if you are short on cash, feeling uncreative, or don't have any plans and something comes up at the last minute and you have to scrounge together a costume from items you already have in your closet. All of these costumes are DIY, easy and cheap, and all of them are awesome feminist ladies! What more could a girl want?

1. Rosie the Riveter
What you need: denim shirt, jeans, bandana, red lipstick

2. Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What you need: an orange hoody, a wig or hair dye (blue, orange, or green), blue hand warmers (optional)

3. Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation
What you need: business clothes: blouse, skirt or dress pants, suit jacket, blonde hair
Bonus: carry around a waffle (real or fake) for added authenticity.

4. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's
You have a couple options here. Look #1: glamorous. Look #2: pajamas

What you need for Look #1: black dress, black gloves, tiara, statement necklace. accessorize with a cigarette holder, or with sunglasses and croissant (optional)

What you need for Look #2: eye mask, mens' white dress shirt, cat (optional)

5. Wednesday Adams from The Addams Family
What you need: white collar, long-sleeved dark dress, or sweater and skirt, two braids (helps if you have long, dark hair already)

6. Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers
What you need: light blue t-shirt, darker blue skirt, gym socks, high tops, black glasses, yellow barrette, a black bob with bangs (wig or your real hair)

7. any of the ladies from Orange Is the New Black
What you need: (depends on the character you want to be). orange or tan scrubs, a grey zip-up hoodie, and grey or white long-sleeved undershirt will complete most of the looks.
Some characters have signature accessories like Alex's black glasses or Morello's red lipstick so it's up to you. 

I have never dressed up as any of these amazing ladies but I love all of the ideas so I hope some of you use them! I have a different costume planned for this year, I'll post pics after Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Good luck making an amazing costume!