Halloween

Halloween 2019

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I know I’m a little late to posting about Halloween but better late than never in my mind!

This year, I decided to give myself a little Halloween challenge to keep my mind preoccupied and not allow myself to continue to swirl in sadness over the loss of my precious furbaby, Alice. I’m quite happy with the results and it did, indeed, help me to find some extra joy, which is precisely why I gave myself the challenge in the first place. And while I’m still incredibly sad and hurt about losing my best furry friend, this gave me a creative outlet that I so desperately needed.

In most cases, I already had the clothes and wigs to create the looks that I wanted so that I wasn’t being wasteful and buying something for single use. I did order myself two dresses, one for Morticia Addams and the other for Bride of Frankenstein. I ordered them both from Lulus so that I would get multiple uses out of both and boy, are they adorable dresses! I can’t wait to wear them out.

Comment what you dressed up as for Halloween and what your favourite Halloween costume I created this year!

Stay spooky,
Katt xx

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Our Little Roadtrip to Massachusetts and Vermont

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Massachusetts and Vermont, how do I even begin to describe this magical trip? Both places completely surpassed any expectation that I had before we left. It also provided some much-needed distraction and joy since this was a week after our beloved furbaby, Alice Juniper, passed away, and things were and are still very raw and tough for the both of us.

We started our trip by driving to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. It was perfect. Winding roads that were full of rich and warm autumn colours as far as the eye could see, it was an autumn lovers dream! The little towns were all so friendly, cosy and beautiful. We didn’t get to spend as much time as we would have liked to have spent in the Berkshires since most of the trip was focused on exploring Salem, but the little bit we did get to experience, we adored!

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Speaking of Salem, it was full of Halloween spirit, and it was only the beginning of October! Everything about this town completely spoke to us since we are both big Halloween lovers! We dressed up in costume, took photos with some of our favourite movie psychopaths, explored a spooky and downright amazing wax museum, learned about owls, enjoyed the jack-o-lanterns and scary stories at Pioneer Village and had such an amazing time exploring the town and learning more about its history. And of course, we made sure to visit the Hocus Pocus filming locations, as well! Amuck, amuck, amuck!

After our time in Salem, we headed to Vermont, and we were blown away by its beauty and charm. The mountains there were gorgeous and full of colour, the entire drive was truly breathtaking. We spent a day in Woodstock, which is the most beautiful little town I have ever seen and I fell in love with it. I swear, everywhere looked like the most idyllic scenes from a Hollywood movie. This part of the USA is another autumn lovers dream, and I’m from Ontario, Canada, where the autumns are epic! What we saw of this state was more than I could have ever hoped and I look forward to returning and seeing more of its beauty.

We came home with complete joy from the experience and if I’m to be completely honest, it has been incredibly tough going about day-to-day life without having our little fluffy best friend with us, but I do believe that the trip was the best thing we could do for ourselves. Danny and I are already discussing returning in the future, during the autumn season again, and extending our trip so that we can explore and enjoy more of it. Needless to say, we loved what we did get to experience and would highly recommend taking the journey!

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Katt xox

 

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Halloween Couples Costumes

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I struck gold on my very first date with Danny. Not only did I find a supporter, cheerleader, confidant, best friend, lover or partner in crime, but I also found a fellow nerd in him. Within the first few months of dating, Danny and I bonded over a lot of things that we both love. One of those things being Halloween. That was over six years ago.

Every year since we have decked the house up full of spoopy Halloween decorations and helped one another with our costumes. We usually end up checking out the local Halloween shops at least three times – some years we have ended up having multiple Halloween costumes because we are that enthused for it. We carve or paint our pumpkins, play festive music, watch several Halloween films, drink hot apple cider and Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we visit the local pumpkin patches multiple times.

I love that he wants to do all of these things with me and that he is equally excited for them! When I told him I wanted to do a post for couples costumes, he didn’t even bat an eye and immediately agreed to join in on my cheesy idea, as long as he got to choose a costume too.

Most of the items we used we actually had in our closets prior to planning this out.

Happy Halloween, cuties! Stay spooky and enjoy!

Gryffindor Wizard and Hufflepuff Witch. This was my idea since I’m the big Harry Potter nerd in this relationship. I’m so happy with how these turned out! You better believe it that when we go to the Wizarding World, these scarves are coming with us!

Friday the 13th. I’m more of the horror film fan and will watch them alone at night and in the dark. He’s not as big of a fan but he’ll still watch them. He does have a big love for monsters so it wasn’t a complete shock when he said he wanted us to do a Friday the 13th look. In regards to his love of monsters, I think we’ve already decided on our costumes for next year!

The final reveal! Jimmy Jr and Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. These are our actual Halloween costumes this year. We originally had planned on Wreck it Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz but with our schedules, it just didn’t happen. I’m not too disappointed though because I LOVE TINA BELCHER and I’ve been wanting to dress up as her for some time. All of what we’re wearing we pieced together from our closets. Easy peasy!

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We obviously had to bring in our little Louise Belcher for a photo ūüėČ

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Halloween Costumes With Your Feline Friend

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Hello there! It’s Pocket Sized Katt with her actual pocket-sized cat, and I’m here to tell you that cats can do Halloween too. While we absolutely adore seeing pups and their people dressed up for Halloween, we have been wondering where all of the dressed up cats and their staff are at?

I love my cat. She is my sweet furbaby, is totally the best snuggler (my boyfriend will agree) and is one of my very best friends. And while I do have a post of Halloween couples costumes coming up featuring my wonderful boyfriend, Danny, I wanted to write a post that featured our adorable little soot sprite of a cat, Alice. While she may not be totally enthused about this feature, I am beyond ecstatic. Most pieces I used were items I already owned save a few exceptions.

They weren’t necessarily the easiest photos to get. She gets a little spooked being far from the house outside, she really doesn’t like to model and basically thinks that being in my arms or on my lap equals naptime but we made it work.

Here it is ladies and gentlemen: couples Halloween costumes with your little feline friend. Stop everything that you are doing right meow and take a peek at these adorable photos.

A skeleton and her pumpkin. My mom bought Alice the cutest little pumpkin outfit this year and I really wanted to figure out some way to incorporate it into these costumes. When I came across this oversized skeleton sweater from Value Village, the idea was set and ready.

Pumpkin Costume: Petsmart  Tights: Modcloth  Everything else: Old items from my closet

Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love the show My Little Pony. I just think it’s absolutely adorable! Fluttershy and Discord (he’s hilarious) are my favourite characters and when I came across a Rainbow Dash tutu for Alice, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Fluttershy: pieces of older items I have in my closet   Fluttershy Skirt: Amazon

Mabel and Waddles from Gravity Falls (this piggy costume was so cute but way too big on her haha.) Gravity Falls is one of my favourite series and Mabel and Waddles are just too adorable, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of dressing up as the two of them.

Mabel Sweater: Hot Topic  Pet Pig Costume: Amazon

Two cute lumberjacks. This was so much fun that I think we’ll be revisiting these outfits again during the Holiday season with Danny and take some family photos.

Alice’s Onesie: from Petsmart years ago ¬†My Onesie: La Senza Romper from last year

Soot sprites and Totoro. My Neighbor Totoro holds a very special place in my heart. I am in love with this soot sprite dress I got from Hot Topic years ago and luckily I had bought Alice her Totoro onesie a year ago (I still need one for myself.) It was a match made in heaven!

Soot Sprite Dress: old dress from Hot Topic   Totoro Onesie: Amazon

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Witch, Please

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Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, The Craft, Halloweentown, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter… things I loved when I was younger and still love this very day.

The theme of witchcraft in books and film has always been something that I have adored. While I do love all of the other films and television shows I aforementioned, Practical Magic was one that I was absolutely obsessed with. I remember feeling so emotional over all of the women joining hands and I’ve always loved how they portray witches in that film. I also remember reading the book Time Cat as a child and falling in love with the tale of when they were in Salem during the witch hunt. My all-time favourite is Harry Potter. It is a book and movie series that I can read and watch over and over again. It fills my heart up. That magical world, I’ve always been a little upset that I never received a Hogwarts letter (excuse me, hello! Little Witch here!) I’m fairly certain I’m not the only person that feels this way, either!

This year, I decided that I would put together some quick and cute outfits from my closet of different witches to celebrate my love of the occult. I went with a more simplistic approach this time around but I have got some big ideas for next year. Enjoy!

Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing/Elvira    Hat: Rubies Costume Co

Old Lace Top   Skirt: Space 46 Boutique   Hat: Rubies Costume Co  

Dress: Shein   Blouse: Modcloth   Hat: Rubies Costume Co

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Dress: Modcloth/Collectif  Old Hat: Joe Fresh

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The Pumpkin Patch

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I adore pumpkin patches! Some of my most fond memories from childhood are of my family, friends and I going to the pumpkin patch. I don’t remember any specific details, just the overall feeling of excitement, seeing lots of pumpkins and running through the corn fields trying to get lost. Looking back on those times fills my heart up.

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Nine years ago, one of my closest friends and I decided to start the annual tradition of going to the pumpkin patch together. It started out with just the two of us, sometimes another close friend would come along, and then the significant men in our lives started to participate and now she is a mother and her two children also join in on the fun. This tradition means so much to me. The fact that we have kept it going is so special and now that we get to share it with her children and experience it from a child’s perspective makes it even more magical.

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Have I mentioned how much I love pumpkin patches? I try to make it out a few times every October to get a healthy dose of pumpkins and corn fields while sipping on some hot apple cider.

This year was full of sunshine and so much excitement. My favourite part remains to be picking out “the Great Pumpkin” (or pumpkins in my case!)

Do you go to the pumpkin patch during the festive season? What’s your favourite part?

ACS_1096Star dress from: Boohoo Clothing   Tights from: Modcloth

 

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Seasonal Love

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I have been asked many times what my favourite season is and it has always been a bit of a headscratcher for me. How can I choose just one and why should I choose just one? I suppose this is a commonly asked question when you live in a part of the world that gets to experience all four seasons.

Spring is beautiful with nature’s blooming return and the return of all of the adorable animals. Summer is fabulous because it really does seem to be adventure time, there is so much to see and do because everything is alive and happy plus going swimming outdoors is such a treat. Autumn is gorgeous with the rich colours of yellow, orange and red, and it is harvest time and Halloween. Winter is pure magic with fresh snowfall, a blanket of sparkling white and pretty twinkle lights adding to the magical atmosphere. I also find people to be at their very best during the holiday season in Winter, which is pretty wonderful to see and I absolutely love Christmas.
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When it comes down to it, I love all four seasons pretty equally but I think Autumn may be just a teeny tiny more than the rest. It has a certain magic that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s bewitching, whimsical, magical, beautiful, enchanting, a little bit mysterious with a touch of sadness as it is the death of nature in its’ neverending cycle of life. And I can’t lie, the fashion and the costumes and the leaves and the apple cider and the pumpkin patches make it all that much sweeter.

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