Celebrate the Small Things and Express Yourself

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week.


This week I'm celebrating:

- Spending the afternoon at my dad's on Tuesday; my sister and I don't see him too much, so it was nice to spend some time with him. We ate steak pie and played silly games, a lot of which I won - definitely a surprise! 

- I got an idea for my NaNo novel on Sunday that's made me really excited to get working on it - great motivation! 

- I wrote my first draft for Spooktoberfest on Wednesday, and so far I love what I've written. I also started on a different Halloween themed story for another blogfest, so I feel like I've got a lot done. 

- I injured my back earlier in the week, and it's much better now. It's nice being able to move freely again!

- I'm going to Hull fair this afternoon, which should be a lot of fun!



And now for the Express Yourself Meme, co-hosted by Dani and Jackie. Each week bloggers answer a different question, so they can get to know each other better.


This week's question is: What is your favorite Halloween costume ever (yes, you've had to have worn it)?

I don't actually have many costumes to pick from here! I've only ever dressed up as a Fairy and a Witch, but I have to say I preferred the Witch. 

The boyfriend and I last Halloween, at a costume party.

My sister and I, a few days before when we went out for Halloween.
(I know, I know, mirror pictures!)

I loved this costume because it was fun doing my make-up and nails all witchy, and my super-long dyed-brown-underneath hair already looked like it belonged to a witch. Also, I was able to be a little stingy and only buy the broomstick and hat, since everything else I'm wearing I already had in my wardrobe - apparently I dress like a witch anyway!

Comments

  1. You make a good witch. And I mean that in a nice way!
    What is a Hull fair?

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  2. I love the Halloween outfits Laura, your day at your dad's also sounds just great!

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  3. You look so adorable in the pics! So nice that you spent time with your dad. What's steak pie?
    And I can't wait to read your Spooktoberfest entry!

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  4. You have so much going on! Love the costume! And super excited to read your Spooktoberfest piece - thanks again for entering in the blogfest!

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  5. Sure glad your back is better. Sounds like you had a lot of fun at your dad's.

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  6. Congratulations on all you've accomplished with your writing, Laura! Glad your back is feeling better and you had fun with your dad. Happy weekend.

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  7. Great pics. I love your costumes, how fun.

    Glad you got to spend some time with your Dad, that's great. And good luck with your NaNo idea!

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  8. Awesome witchy outfits :D

    Glad your back is better and that you got to spend some time with your dad. Congrats on winning most of the games lol

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  9. Great pics, loving the outfits!

    Hurrah to having an idea motivating you for Nano!

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  10. They all sound like good things to celebrate. I'm so glad you've come up with something good for NaNo. It's so exciting to have a fresh, shiny idea and to know that in 4 weeks it'll be out there on paper. I love doing NaNo, but I just can't this year because my book is coming out soon and I still have edits to do. Ah well. There's always next year, right?

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  11. Sounds like you had a great week. It is always wonderful to be out of pain.

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  12. I'm glad your back is feeling better. Congrats on the NaNo idea. I'm all signed up, too, and my idea is finally starting to come together. Have a great week!

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  13. Glad to hear you're excited about NaNo. Great costume, too. I'll be plugging away during NaNo, too.

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  14. steak pie- I HAVE to have that recipe. Is it anything like the meat pies I in the States?

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  15. Great outfits! It's surreal that it's only a few days to Halloween - this year has flown!

    I must sign up for NaNo. I've got an idea too, which I attribute to a cliff on holiday where I could walk the dog and be inspired by the great views. Definitely makes it easier to have an idea.

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  16. Hi visiting from the 'Express Yourself' hop....my writing was candy because I just joined! Fun, and Happy Halloween! sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

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