happiest birthday.

today is my 28th birthday! i will have to wait for the birthday festivities till this weekend, as i have another exam in three days, but i am excited for a birthday drink, gone girl with my best friend, celebrating with family, and of course planning for hawaii! i have always loved having a birthday in october as this month is full of all the best fall activities – pumpkin patches, leaves changing, crisp cool weather, and halloween parties.


what are you up to this weekend? here’s to hoping 28 is going to be WAAAAY better than 27 was 🙂 this year has been a hot mess.


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five fall things

happy halloween! the title of this post should be ‘girl stays in on halloween; hates herself.’ the weather is terrible tonight in tennessee so we will be staying in, catching up on magazines and eating inhuman amounts of candy. i am sad to say my ideas for halloween costumes will have to wait till next year-idea one and idea two.

besides tonight’s weather, i love this season. i love october. it is not only my birthday month, but the most beautiful time of year and i am sad to see it go tomorrow. to celebrate october, here are five things i love about this fall and also a little peak into this past weekend.

1. front porches (cinderella pumpkins)

Cinderella Pumpkin

2. firepits and smores


3. fireplaces filled with wood…furbabies (meet sampson!!)


4. flowers – decorative kale

Kale and Pansies

5. family – my sweet cousins


a few fall links from around the web. how to cozy up your home for fall. spiced pumpkin seed recipes. thirty wonderful autumn ideas. ten halloween movies to watch tonight. festive creepy cocktails for tonight.

and check out my lovely ‘fall’ pinterest board.

all images in the post are mine. xoxo madeline