Couples Costumes

Time to get sexy, smart, and spooky this Halloween! Check out these fun Halloween couples costume ideas.

1. Cowboy & Cowgirl

2. TV or Movie Couple

Sandy and Danny (Grease)
(InStyle)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
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Angel and Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
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Jim and Pam (The Office)
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Woody and Jessie (Toy Story)
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Paula Deen and butter
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3. Combos

Salt and Pepper
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Jack & Coke
(ourshabbynest)

Pizza and Delivery Guy
(studioDIY)

Hunter and Deer
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(costume-works)
Although, if you want to go as a doe, forgo the antlers--that makes you a buck!

4. Something Punny

Tooth Fairy
(julieannart)

Party Animals
(brit+co)

Fifty Shades of Grey
(costume-works)

Hawaiian Punch
(brit+co)

5. Iconic Country Couple

Johnny Cash and June Carter
(brit+co)

6. Topical

Uber and Lyft
(brit+co)

Snapchat Filters
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Netflix and Chill
(brit+co)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend 10/9

1. “Head Over Heels“ by The Washboard Union

2. “Sue Sets Down” by Chris Buck Band

3. “Slow Burn“ by Tim Hicks

4. “Die A Happy Man“ by Thomas Rhett

5. “With You I Am“ by Cody Johnson

6. “What Ifs” by Kane Brown

7. “Everybody We Know Does” by Chase Rice

8. “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight“ by Hank Williams Jr.

9. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash

10. “Friends In Low Places“ by Garth Brooks

Types of "Season" People

This isn't like a Buzzfeed quiz where I provide you with a bunch of questions and pictures to click on and then at the end you get the opposite of what you thought you were going to get, but you'll take it anyway.

1. Fall Person
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Likes: Pumpkin flavored everything, Halloween, spooky stuff, costumes, fake blood, "sweater weather", raking leaves, bonfires, football, harvest season, lattes, school starting

Dislikes: Raking leaves, humidity, people who skip Halloween and Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas, "I miss summer!" Facebook posts

Wardrobe: flannels, beanies, boots, scarves, cardigans, t-shirts, leggings

Notes: Fall people and Spring people normally get along wonderfully for they are mild versions of Winter and Summer people. Fall is nature's last hurrah, before the kiss of death of winter. Fall people revel in the warm colors, chilled nights, and constant smells of cinnamon and pumpkin.

2. Winter Person
(huffingtonpost)

Likes: Christmas, snow, cold weather, Christmas trees, hot chocolate, being cozy, Christmas music, decorations, Christmas presents, shopping, candles, cookies and other sweets, sledding, New Years Eve, Valentine's Day

Dislikes: warm weather, summer, being sticky, sweating, the sun

Wardrobe: hoodies, sweatpants, lots of red and black, wool, flannel, hats, sweaters--so many sweaters

Notes: The holiday season is a big deal, being cold is never a problem, makes for the best cuddle buddies

3. Spring Person
(dailyexpress)

Likes: pastel colors, rain, candy, baby animals, wild parties, cleaning, exercise

Dislikes: extreme temperatures, summer people and winter people's constant complaining, allergies

Wardrobe: t-shirts, capris, ankle boots, flats, light cardigans, skirts

Notes: Spring people are a breath of fresh air. They are organized, detail oriented, and peaceful.

4. Summer Person
(blogthings)

Likes: sunshine, the beach, tanning, swimsuits, ice cream, parties, fruity flavored drinks, mason jars, denim

Dislikes: being cold, tan lines, sunburn, warm beer, other seasons, school

Wardrobe: tank tops, bathing suits, shorts, sundresses

Notes: "I live for the summer!" is probably something that is often said, chill and not at the same time, ultimate hosts for parties and gatherings, has great taste in food

 

October 03, 2017 by Lexx Fusco

Playlist to Get You to the Weekend 10/2

 

  1. “Big Canoe” by The Carolyn Sills Combo
  2. “Worth the Fight” by Austin Hanks
  3. “The Fighter” by Keith Urban
  4. “Love Triangle” by RaeLynn
  5. “My Girl” by Dylan Scott
  6. “How Forever Feels” by Kenny Chesney
  7. “One Horse Town” by The Road Hammers
  8. “Gonna Know We Were Here” by Jason Aldean
  9. “Shut Up and Fish” by Maddie & Tae
  10. “Crazy” by Patsy Cline

Playlist to Get You to the Weekend 9/25

 

1. “Friday Night” by Eric Paslay

2. “Summertime” by Kenny Chesney

3. “I Like It, I Love It“ by Tim McGraw

4. “Party For Two“ Shania Twain and Billy Currington

5. “Back To You” by Jason Blaine

6. “Yeah Boy” by Kelsea Ballerini

7. “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young

8. “Black” by Dierks Bentley

9. “We Should Be Friends“ by Miranda Lambert

10. “Road Less Traveled“ by Lauren Alaina

Playlist to Get You to the Weekend 9/18

  1. “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley
  2. “Lawn Chair Lazy” by James Barker Band
  3. “Red Dress” by Jojo Mason
  4. “House Party” by Sam Hunt
  5. “Sinners Like Me” by Erich Church
  6. “Make You Mine” by High Valley
  7. “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean
  8. “First City” by Loretta Lynn
  9. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” by Luke Bryan
  10. “Pontoon” by Little Big Town

In Remembrance of 9/11

  1. “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” by Toby Keith
  2. “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood
  3. “Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin
  4. “American Soldier” by Toby Keith
  5. “Til the Last Shot’s Fired” by Trace Adkins
  6. “Only in America” by Brooks & Dunn
  7. “Home” by Dierks Bentley
  8. “For You” by Keith Urban
  9. “If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw
  10. “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” by Alan Jackson

25 Fall Recipes That Have Nothing To Do With Pumpkin Spice

Fall is upon us! Time for leaves changing colors, scarves, cozy clothes, bonfires, apple picking, and of course PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING. Now, don't get me wrong, Pumpkin Spice is lovely, but sometimes you just need something that's not pumpkin spice, but still need the taste of fall. Check out these ten recipes that you'll fall in love with, for something different!

Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussel Sprouts and Apples
(midwestliving)

Cinnamon Apple Chips
(carriesexperimentalkitchen)

Miranda Lambert's Corn Casserole
(countryliving)

Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
(livelytable)

Cauliflower Chowder
(damndelicious)

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe
(makelifelovely)

Butternut Squash Chili
(savorytooth)

Brown Butter Spice Cake with Whipped Icing
(willowbirdbaking)

Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta
(joyfulhealthyeats)

Easy Roasted Vegetables with Honey and Balsamic Syrup
(keviniscooking)

Easy Cinnamon Monkey Bread
(somethingswanky)

Spicy-Honey Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Kabobs
Chicken chunks + tender sweet potato kebabs in a spicy rub and sweet glaze. Grilled until melt in your mouth juicy good. Such an easy weeknight dinner! | littlebroken.com @littlebroken(littlebroken)

Harvest Turkey Soup
(tootsweet4two)

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies
(damndelicious)

Paleo Chai Spiced Cookies
(texanerin)

Veal Pot Roast with Root Vegetables
(simplebites)

Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars
(littlebcooks)

Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Apples
(whatscookinglove)

Spiced Rum Bundt Cake
(afamilyfeast)

Apple Pie Dip
(somethingswanky)

Chicken Pot Pie Soup
(kitchendreaming)

White Chocolate Maple Blondies
(cookiesandcups)

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner
(cookingclassy)

Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast
(ifoodblogger)

Sweet Potato Coffee Cake
(savorynothings)

Playlist to Get You to the Weekend 9/4

  1. “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood
  2. “The World” by Brad Paisley
  3. “Drinking Me Lonely” by Chris Young
  4. “Down By the River” by Bobby Wills
  5. “I Hate You for IT” by Chad Brownlee
  6. “Drive On” by Johnny Cash
  7. “Found” by Dan Davidson
  8. “Night’s on Fire” by David Nail
  9. “Breakfast Beer” by Gord Bamford
  10. “Too Gone Too Long” by Randy Travi

10 Ways to Make Your House Feel Like Home

Whether you just moved in to a new dorm room, have been stuck inside a cramped apartment for the last six months, or have been nesting in your lovely home for the last ten years, you can always make your home feel more like, well home. Check out these 10 ideas!

1. Be selective and generous with your photographs.

What...what does this even mean? Well, in this day and age, people not only take photos of EVERYTHING, but they take about 10-13 photos of everything. When you are setting up or making home feel more homier, be mindful of what photos you display, but make sure to display plenty of photos. Photographs are a great way to feel surrounded by familiarity and memories. For all of the photos you don't have specific places for, or you want to keep to yourself of a personal inside joke, compile a photo box to stash in plain sight! A photo box can be anything from a dolled up shoebox, to a compartment inside of an already existing piece of furniture. You have access to it whenever you want a personal trip down memory lane, or if you need to embarrass someone in good fun at a moment's notice.
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2. Do It Yourself

Seriously, what isn't more satisfying than admiring your own hard work? Well, there's probably a few things, but none the less, the feeling is pretty darn great. Not only will it improve your skills, allow yourself a creative outlet, and more often than not act as an inexpensive alternative to some other decor, it will also give your home a literal personal touch. What says home more than things that you created?
(mommymentionables)

3. Find What You Love, Not What Anyone Else Does

Just because Susan recently installed the 13ft "vintage" birdcage in her foyer, absolutely does not mean you have to rush to Home Goods to get one too. Home should not only feel cozy, but practical. Home is a space that you should be spending an awful lot of time in. What's the point of a lovely home if you don't love being home?
(countrylivingmagazine)
(adorablehome)

4. Keep A Routine of Clean

These are projects that you can do on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis to make the place feel yours. Simple things such as making your bed, cleaning the bathroom, monthly pantry clean outs, vacuuming, etc. This will keep your home fresh and delightful.
(dailylifebuff)

5. Build Set Ups.

Consider the rooms that you spend the most time in for daily routines: bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, office, etc. Find set ups that work for you. Find a fun shower curtain for the bathroom, keep the bathroom and kitchen stocked, organize laundry supplies, etc. There is a lot of fun in function!
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6. Cozy. Cozy. Cozy.

Depending where you are, and who you are, "cozy" might mean something different--but that ultimately doesn't matter because the idea is to pick a specific spot in your place and make it cozy AF. As repeated several times, a home should be comfy, but practical. As splendid as cozy may be, you don't really need a cozy laundry room, cozy kitchen, cozy bathroom, cozy attic, etc. Find your cozy safe space and GO ALL OUT.
(ae)

7. Find Your Home's "Quirks"

Every place has its quirks: squeaky floorboards, odd temperatures at odd times of day, the bloodied scream-y ghost in the basement, a poorly placed window, deadzones in random rooms, a weird smell, etc. Once you figure out the place, figure out how to work with the quirks. Carpet squares? Fans and blankets? Crucifix? Fancy curtains? Turn it into a reading room? Get a candle? No matter what, you can always make something better.
(buzzfeed)

8. Splurge On Something.

Whether you splurge on a Soda Stream, or just some damn fine sheets, make sure to splurge on at least one fun item. However, when it comes to things you will be using often, or for a long time, more often than not you'll be doing yourself a favor spending a few extra bucks on items like sheets, towels, washer, dryer, cookware, etc.
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9. Make Home for Two.

This is specific for individuals living with a significant other, spouse, or roommate, but make home a place for the both of you. Pick out decor, colors, appliances, etc together so you feel like the place is one that you share.
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10. Enjoy Being Home.