I Do Love A Theme…

…and the theme is Little Mermaid!

I am not a huge Disney person. Enjoy the movies but never go out of my way. But for my nephews first Disneyland trip I am going all out. I plan on being Ariel the first day. I got Ariel themed minnie ears, mermaid print leggings and a purple top. I will do mermaid scale makeup accents. Anyone else have suggestions? I will take general Disneyland tips as well. I am more a Universal Studios ‘lets pretend we go to Hogwarts’ theme park person. I haven’t been to Disneyland in years. I am excited to make it a family trip though! Gotta keep up my reputation as a cool aunt (OK I am his only aunt, but still).

My Happy Place Is…

…anywhere there is Halloween decor.

It sounds silly, but I am completely serious. I got to decorate for our Halloween event at work and it took me from a terrible mood to a great one. It helped me let go of the anxious thoughts running around in my brain. Walking around Michael’s with all of the Fall and Halloween decor is just bliss. I pick out all the things I would buy if I could and get a few small things that make me smile and I can afford. Seeing my neighbors decorations when I am out walking my dog is absolutely great. There is a whole grass part of the complex that is now dedicated to Halloween. The dollar store has pretty good affordable decorations. The value section of Target has one of my favorite new decorations this year, my bird wall. It’s black crows you bend and tape to look like they are flying. So cool! It all makes me incredibly happy. I imagine it’s how a lot of people feel about holiday displays or how I hear people describe visiting Disneyland. My twisted little heart loves Halloween.