Sparkles and Sunshine: October 2018

Amazing Grace Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

So, I just realized that yesterday's blog post revealed my new haircut! I didn't even realize until I started writing this post. In case you didn't see my Instagram story, I actually cut off and donated 12 inches of hair. Originally, I was just going in for a trim (still wanted at least five inches off), but then I started thinking and was like what the heck! I've always wanted to donate my hair and it was time for something fresh and fun. I am starting to really like it too. I have thick hair, so anything that makes it easier to manage is fine by me!

Today's blog post is all about one of my favorite traditions: going to a pumpkin patch!

3 Last Minute Funny Halloween Shirts

Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy Halloween Eve!
Who already has their costume lined up? This year I really wanted to get one of those inflatable dinosaur costumes that you always see in those funny YouTube videos. However, time and budgeting got the best of us so maybe next year! Unless we want to be something else haha!

If you are in a similar situation or are looking for something that's more casual but festive, then today's blog post is for you! Tonight on the blog I am sharing 3 last minute funny Halloween shirts from Victoria's Secret Pink that are cute and clever.

Brunette girl wearing Victoria's Secret Pink Resting Witch Face Campus Long Sleeve Tee at pumpkin patch in jacksonville florida

Weekly Round Up

Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Friday!

Does anyone else feel like this week just flew by? I'm still in shock that it's already the end of October. Where did the time go?! I am excited for the weekend ahead because it's filled with horses which is all I could ask for! Tonight I have my riding lesson and tomorrow I'll be at HSITP (Horse Show In The Park) supporting M&M Training and I can't wait to see how great our barn does. We have some great riders and it's always cool to watch other people who have been riding longer compete. If you'll be there too, please say hi! I'm always wanting to make more horse friends! :)

Below are today's weekly round up posts! I hope you love it!


Horse and Rider DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Thursday!

A few months ago I heard about how at the end of the month of October, people dressed up themselves and their horses for Halloween at a horse show. I thought that was the coolest thing ever! Since I was little, I've always dressed up our dogs for Halloween. It's so much fun!

Today I wanted to share two super easy do it yourself costumes for you and your horse. Now, some of the ones that I found on Pinterest are A LOT more involved but I'm ballin' on a budget haha! These require very minimal effort and most of the items can be found at any local costume/party store and craft store like Joann Fabrics!



Being An Independent Woman In A Relationship

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Since I was little I've always been an independent person. I've never felt like I needed someone to go to lunch with, or get groceries with, or do pretty much anything. Now, am I happier when I'm with someone for some of those things, absolutely! But, I'm not dependent on someone else to the point where I can't do anything by myself.

Brunette boy pushing brunette girl on a swing in the North Florida woods

Fall Wedding Guest Dress/Bridesmaid's Dress

Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Monday!

The other day I shared a post about how you can wear a romper to a fall wedding.

If you missed it, you can read it here: Can You Wear A Romper To A Fall Wedding?

In that post I also mentioned that I love wearing dresses to fall weddings. Depending on where you are and what your weather is like, you could wear a midi or maxi dress. While I was looking around at the Town Center the other day, I stumbled upon this beautiful purple Marionette Maxi Dress from Altar'd State. Anytime I'm looking for something very classy and beautiful, I always go to Altar'd State. Their dress collection is always stunning and they have a great selection of mini, midi, and maxi dress lengths. Their website only has a few colors of this dress but in store you can find a few more like the one featured below.



Weekly Round Up

Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Friday!

So, I've always been known for either very corny or down right horrible jokes (in everyone else's opinion ha!). However, I think I've finally come up with an awesome one that should be shared world wide. Some may call it a dad joke, others may call it genius. I like to think it's both. Here is goes:

Why did the ghost quit Broadway? (See answer below)


Can You Wear A Romper To A Fall Wedding?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

Have you received a handful of fall wedding invitations recently and are already thinking: "what am I going to wear?". When I think of fall wedding guest attire, I usually think of a dark color dress that usually has some lace, or is midi/maxi in length. This is of course dependent on the the wedding's theme or specific dress code (if there is one). 

I never considered wearing a romper to a fall wedding, until I saw this American Eagle Long Sleeve Lace Romper. This romper literally has everything I just described in my ideal dress, but in romper form! 

Brunette girl wearing dark forest green long sleeve lace american eagle romper at camp milton preserve in jacksonville florida

Saddlebox Review

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Monday!

Who else loves subscription boxes? Some of my favorites out there include Fabfitfun and Barkbox! I'm on a budget, so if I get a subscription box it's because I truly believe what comes with it is valuable and is worth the monthly cost. I recently discovered a horse subscription box (that's right horse lovers!) called SaddleBox

SaddleBox is a monthly subscription box for horse owners that includes treats, grooming products, tack, and more! When you sign up for SaddleBox, your first box ships immediately and then all future boxes ship out on the 15th of every month! Plus, shipping is free, which we all love that!

Below is a breakdown of everything that I received in my SaddleBox. 

Saddlebox horse subscription box items

Weekly Round Up

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Friday!

Another busy week done! Can anyone else believe it is October? I still feel like it was June two days ago. It is still pretty warm down here in Florida, but the temperatures are starting to cool off (finally!). I live in north Florida which means it actually gets cooler here compared to say central and south Florida. The low's are finally starting to get into the 70's and the high's are not in the 90's anymore. It feels like 90 some days because of the humidity but it's better than being 95 out plus the humidity making it feel like the 100's!

If i had to pick my favorite moment of this week (so far) it would definitely be yesterday. Yesterday I cantered without reins for the first time and I did my first lead change! Of course I'm not a pro yet, but every time I learn something new it's so exciting. All I want to do is improve every time I go out there!


Why I Chose M&M Training and Why I Stayed

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

Today is the my second post of my horse series. I'm so excited to say that! I hope you all loved my first post that introduced the horse I ride, Brandy (pictured below). If you missed it, click here to read! Today's blog post is all about why I chose to ride at M&M Training and why I stayed.


How To Dress For Fall When It Feels Like Summer

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

While it's starting to cool down in many places, it's still pretty hot here in Florida and a few other states. If you're living in one of those hotter states like me, it almost feels like it's impossible to dress for fall...until now! Today's blog post is about how you can dress for fall when it still feels like summer.

Brunette girl wearing red patterned smocked high low maxi dress from red dress boutique

The Happy Grilled Cheese Restaurant Jacksonville, FL

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy Monday!

This may sound cheesy, but I think you're grate. Sorry, I couldn't resist! Today's blog post features the BEST food truck in Jacksonville, FL in my opinion: The Happy Grilled Cheese! I love supporting local businesses because they are usually some of the most unique and creative restaurants, boutiques, etc. out there!

The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck has been around for five and a half years and they were within the first 10-15 food trucks to open in Jacksonville. They opened a restaurant a year ago in downtown Jacksonville and have loved all of the support they have gotten since their opening. The restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm and if you're wanting to find where their food truck is, they post their schedule weekly on their social media!

Brunette girl holding menu at The Happy Grilled Cheese restaurant in downtown Jacksonville Florida

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