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Halloween OOTD: The Mummy

☥☥☥☥☥☥☥ The Mummy (ala Brendan Frasier) is one of my favorite films of all time and when I'm in the mood for a "classic" horror movie monster, mummies always seem to do the trick. So I've finally done a tribute to my fave supernatural entity... ☥☥☥☥☥☥☥ All Clothing - Thrifted Necklace - Target Wrappings - Target ☥☥☥☥☥☥☥

Why I'm so Fond of Halloween

Halloween holds a special place in my heart. And it's not just because I'm a weirdo who really likes all things spooky, creepy, and decidedly paranormal. It's a day (or night) with a lot of spiritual and historical import - at least for a witch with ancestor ties to Ireland. What we know today as a spooky night of frolic for kids (or an excuse to get absolutely "graveyard smashed" on a weeknight - in costume ) has its roots in a much more somber observance. And since this information has been floating around the internet in some iteration or another, I'm gonna hazard a guess that most of you, dear readers, have at least read the name Samhain (pronounced sow-en, soh-een, or sha-vin , respectively) or heard tell of its pagan origins. "Autumn has arrived, and with it comes the advent of  Samhain , a Gaelic holiday  celebrated  by Pagans and Wiccans, which is the year's third and final harvest festival. ... Rituals surrounding  Samhain  incl

Five Obscure Scary Movies You Should Watch This Halloween

If you're anything like me ( though I have my doubts here.. .) you enjoy a scary movie this time of year. The air is crisp and cool, the trees are eerily bare, and the darkness creeps on us faster and faster each evening. The veil is thinning and spirits run amok, it's the perfect time for a spooky film or two. With reboot  IT being all the rage right now - a hard pass from me, Tim Curry is the only Pennywise in my heart - I figured now would be the perfect time to remind you all that there are some positively wonderful and scary films floating around out there that have been around for a hot minute now and here are five that you should definitely see: 1.) Housebound A horror-comedy from New Zealand - " A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking." This film is hilarious in that you get a taste of a very dysfunctional family forced under the same roof t

Releasing "Toxins" And Other Wellness, Fitness, and Diet Myths We Shouldn't Buy Into

What are toxins? Toxins, as the scientific community knows them, tend to be things like snake venom, varieties of poison and other plant or animal derived agents that can cause harm to the human body even in low levels. Examples, aside from the rare snake bite, include things like lead, BPA, and mercury. Stuff we could potentially come into contact with while living our lives out in the real world. But your favorite fitness or wellness influencer might try to convince you that "toxins" come from the food we eat or the things we drink or what kind of sunscreen we're putting on our skin. And while it may be true that sometimes we consume and use products that are rather heavy-handed with the chemical compounds, not all chemicals are bad. And for the ones that are, our bodies are usually pretty good at taking care of that stuff on its own. Myth #1: We can  purify our systems by drinking water. Yes and no. Drinking water and staying hydrated is absolutely good for you

Keep St Paul Boring

Keep St Paul Boring started off as a funny inside joke, according to the Minnesota newspaper, the Star Tribune, but it didn't stay that way for too long. Since it's inception on Twitter, the slogan has cropped up on bumper stickers and t-shirts all around the Minnesota Capitol city. But St Paul really isn't all that boring, as I and countless other residents know, but we are definitely pushing to keep (and make) St Paul more walkable, bikeable, and hip. When competing with our much livelier neighbor, Minneapolis, it's important to point out what St Paul does better. City Parks The Twin Cities are home to several dozen city parks, but St. Paul has some of the more interesting ones. Within Lowertown (that's downtown for you non-locals) you will find Rice Park, which overlooks the George Latimer Public Library and hosts a variety of street talent. Last year it was home to a plethora of Pokemon Go players and over the winter was the location of the St Paul Wi

OOTD: Friday the 13th

What?! I couldn't resist - and this follows on the heels of my post: How To Goth up your Office Look So, normally Friday the 13th is a super fun day for me. 13 has always been a lucky number and I adore all things spooky, weird, and superstitious - the lore behind a lot of these common beliefs tends to be super interesting and tied into the cultures they come from. This year, however - my alarm failed to wake me up twice and I started my period. I was almost late to work and then the Chinese food I had for lunch made me feel really ill. It was kind of redeemed afterwards by hitting some awesome sales at the grocery store (yeah, Chobani Flips!) and finding some cute stuff at Goodwill. Rundown: ~Dress - Victoria Beckham for Target~ ~Leggings - Xoho~ ~Boots - Mossimo~ ~Coat - Merona~