Halloween is this coming Saturday night and I’m so excited about it. However, I have to ask myself where did autumn go? One minute I’m hounding the Starbucks baristas about when the PSL will be available and the next minute someone else is asking about gingerbread latte season. I walked into Target today (surprise, surprise) and all the fall stuff was on clearance and employees were unpacking boxes of reindeer and LED Christmas lights. I’m a little bummed out honestly.
Anyway, since Halloween is like any other holiday that requires some preparation, I’ve created a little list to help get you through the day. By no means is it an exhaustive list (especially if you’re having a party) but there’s a few things on it that you might have forgotten. Add a comment with anything else you’d suggest!
- Pumpkin carving kit
- Assorted pumpkins
- Battery-operated lights for the pumpkins
- Candy to hand out to the neighbor kids
- Supplies for baking (sugar, sprinkles, butter etc.)
- Accessories for costume (tail or ears, makeup, jewelry, shoes)
- Fake spiderwebs to put over the bushes outside
- Flashlights for trick-or-treating
- Uber booked for pickup after parties
Enjoy what’s left of this season! I’ll be showing you my costume later this week if all goes according to plan. My Halloween plans include a masquerade ball at a haunted inn, here’s a peek at my costume! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for blog updates!
Last week and this week I’ll be preparing for my final exams in my final semester of college. This time of the year is exhausting and full of sleep deprivation. I have a paper to work on right now actually. It’s usually about finals week when I find a new show I have to watch on Netflix or a hobby I find interesting. Anything to distract myself!
In true college kid fashion, we sport our sweatpants and a Starbucks coffee cup every day of the week leading up to when we take our finals. There are always a few who found ways around this or even prepared months in advance for these all-important few weeks. These are the same ones who look at you perplexed when you say you’ve barely slept all week and have been eating easy mac and cheese at least once a day.
For your convenience, I’ve included a checklist of things to bring with you to the library for your 8 hour study sessions:
- Spare notebook paper
- Index cards
- Fine tip pens
- Antioxidant enriched teas to keep your immune system healthy
- Motrin for headaches
- Tissues for your emotional breakdown
- Small blanket because the library is always cold
- Carryout/Delivery menu for late night cravings
- Cheap pair of reading glasses to use when your eyes start to strain
- Protein Bars
- Travel mug