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!


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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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

  9. Great pics, loving the outfits!

    Hurrah to having an idea motivating you for Nano!

  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?

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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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