November 1st and All It Brings.
Aside from my super, awesome, and entertaining blog going live today, the beginning of November kicks off my absolute favorite season of all. Though I must confess, growing up my holiday season always began with Halloween. Following it was the start of November which meant the moment certain things were now socially acceptable, even if only slightly. (ahem!)
Now follow along as I detail this and share a little bit of my soul, my Fall foliage, Christmas film-laden soul.
So let's start at the beginning (and a little bit before November). Halloween. My season begins with a barrage of horror film goodness, almost nothing reality-based, all hokey, and the corniest of the corny. My dad has always loved special effects and through 70's and 80's horror films, he was always able to illustrate this interest. I love bonding with my dad over this and it has always been a strong start to this season. Also, over the years I have picked up some minor make-up artists tips, which would eventually allow me to maintain my own personal make-up routine and rock some zombie make-up for a high school production of Night of the Living Dead (so yeah, Halloween has served me well).
November 1st is here!
November 1st: The Day. Oh you magnificent, glorious day. You are the day my husband hates. Why, you ask? Well, it's the day I insist it is officially okay to bust out my Christmas decor and Christmas music. Boom. Guys, I have two precocious cats and a toddler, and I still don't care. My casa must be lit up with the brightest six foot faux tree, garland, and autumn themed candles on repeat. I keep it simple, I keep it classy, but dag nabbit, I keep it festive.
Mama loves her some Christmas music. So, yes, I'm human. I love bouncy, heart-felt music. I'm pretty sure my heart naturally skips to the beat of N*SYNC's Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (a personal favorite of any 90's gal). When I scroll through my Spotify playlists, I cannot wait to press on my pre-made holiday list, and this sucker is boss. Let me tell it to you straight, it's got Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, the soundtrack of A Muppet's Christmas Carol, N*SYNC, Josh Groban, and the list goes on and on. I jam out to this bad boy in the car, dance around my living with my daughter to it on the weekends, and quietly play it to myself while doing the dishes. This holiday song catalog is the soundtrack to my life for the next 2 months and I have it on lock.
Don't get me wrong folks, I love to shop, eat, and of course spend time with my family (the great loves of my life), but I am also someone that tries to take joy in the little things. Yes, all the awesome, little things that the holidays bring.
Enjoy your November 1st and beyond.