My Delicious October Mood Board

Pumpkin pies. Ghost stories. Golden leaves. HOCUS POCUS!!!

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October is absolutely my favorite month (followed closely by December), so today is a day of skeletal, pumpkin-spiced celebration! When I was a child, my little bro and I would go wild with the scary films and candy. We had The Nightmare Before Christmas playing on a loop while we carved pumpkins to decorate the house, hoping to scare the life out of a neighbor. Then, of course, there were the costumes, all made by my Mom – mermaids, witches, werewolves, princesses, and one year I went as a pair of conjoined chickens. Obviously, I was a strange kid.

The themes of Fall – the spookiness, the dying off of all the green, and other aspects – never frightened me. On the contrary, I found the possibilities of magic and wonder more exciting than anything my regular-degular life had to offer in Kansas. To me, a roaming vampire would infuse a little adrenaline into my town. I’ll always love October for those reasons, and I hope that never changes.

My mood board in honor of the coolest month is below. Enjoy!

          

   

          

                               

         

               

 

Let’s get spoooooooky 🙂

June Mood Board

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For most of my life the coming of summer has signified a new beginning. Spring is regularly considered the rebirth of the Earth and our own return to living rather than surviving brutal cold, but summer is my time for jumping into action. The warmth is constant, you’re free of the confines of a classroom, and you could for a few months transform into a brand new person courtesy of a good tan and band-aids. I feel unstoppable in the sun, almost super-charged by the smell of flowers and the feel of warm grass.

This mood board – something I love to do when I make the time for myself – is in honor of the power and beauty of the first official month of summer, June. My brother and father are June babies, so it holds an especially close place in my heart. Each image represents an aspect of this month I adore: adventure, celebrations, boldness, renewed bravery, and energy.

I also wanted to make this board to remind myself and you to get out and claim the day for what it needs to be. Whether it be slaying a dragon, or simply laughing in the sun, this month is ours. How are you celebrating your June?