31 Halloween Instagram Captions

Day 2 of Halloween week: Who doesn’t love a clever Instagram caption?! So, let me be frank(enstein), an Instagram caption can make or break your post, no matter how good of a picture you may post. That being said, Halloween is right around the corner so I have compiled 31 of the best halloween-themed Instagram captions for all those cute costume photos, yummy snacks shots, ghoulsquad pics, or pum-king and hallo-queen couple goals or should I say couple ghouls?! Ok, I think you get it…. I’m done with the puns, enjoy!

**Note: I do not take any credit for creating any of these. This is simply a compiled list of quotes I have seen or heard before.

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Shop My Look: Cozy Rainy Fall Day Outfit

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Hurricane Michael is hitting NC today so cozy rainy day outfit is a MUST MUST MUST!!

I found this Thread and Supply pullover at Marshalls for about $35 when they are originally $78. It’s honestly like a warm hug 24/7 when you’re wearing it. I am definitely going to be living in it this season!

I found this great Amazon dupe for only $31 and it comes in 11 colors!!:

or Nordstrom has the original Thread and Supply pull over for $78:

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Hunter boots:

Target Leggings (Only $10!!):

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Mental Health – A Journey Not a Destination

World Mental Health Day is today so in honor of it I wanted to talk about it..

Everyone’s story with mental health is different and different things work for different people and situations, but I’m hoping by talking about it we can all help each other out, even if it’s that someone learns that they aren’t alone. Mental health is one of, if not, the most important thing we deal with as humans. Life has its ups and downs, emotions go up and down, always being in a 100% positive mental state is unrealistic, but so is the opposite and being able to accept that was a very freeing thing for me.

For me, my mental health journey started when I was about 14 and my parents decided to divorce. It hit me out of nowhere. Never in my worst nightmares did I ever expect my parents to ever split up. A lot of other really unfortunate things happened that same year, but I’m trying to keep it short and that’s what got the anxiety and depression ball rolling.

So as any barely-teenager would do, I bottled it up. I didn’t want to talk about my family struggles or how I was dealing with it. I still remember to this day in my eighth grade art class when one of my friends found out everything that had been going on with me and my family and she said, “Wow. I never would have known anything was ever wrong. You always seem so happy and bubbly.” And in truth, that’s just my personality, even if I’m dealing with a lot. But as the years have gone by, I have learned it is ok to talk about my emotions with people I trust and it’s normal to not be happy all the time.

The breakthrough to more positive thinking for me was realizing that some things in life I am just not able to control, which was really tough for a control freak like me… accepting that I wasn’t able to control other peoples actions, accepting that its ok to not be ok all the time, accepting it is ok to spend a little time alone, accepting that it is ok to not please everyone and that everyone makes mistakes, accepting that WE ARE HUMAN.

I have good and bad days, weeks, and months; sometimes it feels like I’ll never get out of the funk I’m in, but here are some of my favorite things to help keep me positive even on my worst days…

  • Breathe – stop whatever you’re doing and BREATHE. For however long you want or need.
  • Exercise/Get moving- endorphins, endorphins, endorphins – your brains best friends!
  • GET OUTSIDE – this is my personal fav!! Getting outside in the sun and fresh air really helps up my spirits on bad days.
  • Drink water and eat healthy – a healthy snack will never make you feel bad about yourself!
  • Trigger Tracking – keep a list of events that triggered certain emotions (anxiety, depression, panic attack, etc) this helps with self-awareness and allows you to avoid those events or situations.
  • Reach out to someone – a trusting, close friend, family member, or therapist. Get it out there don’t hold it in.
  • Write down one to three good things that happened each day – I guarantee there is at least ONE good thing that happened even on your worst day!
  • DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS!! – (especially on social media) EVERYONE is going to post their best self, but you are the only one who can be you and that is so special!

Your mental health is more important that anything/anyone else and it will only get better if you want it to and are willing to work towards a more positive lifestyle. Mental health is a lifelong journey and remember…

Your negative thoughts are lying to you and you are loved, you are worthy and you are only you and that’s more than enough! 

FALL WREATH FOR UNDER $20

Ahh October… the month when it’s officially acceptable to wear sweaters, boots, & decorate for fall & halloween, which is exactly what I started doing without delay!

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If you’re anything like me, you see super cute wreaths in the store all the time, then look at the price tags & it’s always some craaaazy amount that you just can’t justify paying for fake flowers & plants in a circle…Well, I’m here to save your wallet & give you that super cute wreath you’ve always wanted for a FRACTION of the cost!

This DIY wreath took me about 10 minutes to make and only costed $16.40 (thanks to Michaels having all their fall decor 50% off!!)

Michaels had so many fall themed leaves & flowers to pick from. I probably spent more time trying to pick out which ones I wanted than actually making the wreath! I wanted to make something that would last me through thanksgiving, & if I wanted to change it up for winter, I could easily take a few of the more fall-y pieces out and replace them with wintery ones (which they also already had out).

Super easy, affordable, & customizable – what more could you ask for?!

Michaels also had a great deal on fall scented candles! Check out my “sale” highlights on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blondebytheshoree/

This post is not sponsored or associated with Michaels Stores.

3 Quick & Easy Fall Apple Breakfast Ideas

The best time of the year has arrived! These quick & easy fall apple inspired breakfasts  will give you something to do with all those apples you’ll inevitably pick this fall and will give you that warm fuzzy feeling on the chilliest of fall mornings…

APPLE CINNAMON RICE CAKES

img_1525.jpgThis is an autumnal spin on one of my go-to daily breakfasts. With only 3 ingredients, you can make this just as quick as you can pour a bowl of cereal!

Ingredients:

  • Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Granola (optional)

Take your rice cake and spread the peanut butter on it. (I’m nutty for peanut butter so I load that puppy up!) Then sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Easy-peasy apple-squeezy, you’re done! I sometimes like to add some granola or extra cinnamon on top; extra the yummmm.

APPLE BUTTER BISCUITS

A P P L E  B U T T E R… need I say more?! Apple butter is seriously one of my favorite things on this planet!! You can put it on so many different things, toast, chicken, pork chops, waffles, and for this one, we’re putting it on biscuits!!

Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated Biscuits (I used Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits)
  • Apple Butter (I used Trader Joe’s Apple Cider Jam… definitely in my top 3 fav apple butters/jams!!)

This one’s pretty self-explanitory.. bake your biscuits as directed on the packaging, then spread the jam. This is perfect to pair with some scrambled eggs and bacon too!

APPLE CINNAMON & SUGAR CROSSAINTS

We just keep getting sweeter & sweeter, but I’m definitely not complaining! This is a pretty indulgent one, but still quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Can of Croissants
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Large Apples

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thinly slice the apples. Mix together the cinnamon & sugar in a bowl, then roll out the croissants on a baking sheet and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on all of them. Next, lay 2-3 apple slices at the large end of the croissants and roll them up. Bake for 15 minutes.

It’s only the first week of fall, but I’ve already made ALL of these recipes! I have NO shame in saying, I could honestly eat all of these recipes everyday & probably will for the rest of the season.

Carolina Strong

“There’s a Place Where Everything’s Better & Everything’s Safe..” -OTH

Nothing says, “Welcome to coastal Carolina” like the most threatening hurricane the area & state has seen in years, am I right?? Moving to Wilmington we knew we’d be subject to hurricanes but we didn’t realize how quickly it would happen! We evacuated to Virginia to stay with family the just a few days before Hurricane Florence made landfall less than 10 miles from our home, after having just moved there about two weeks prior!

Thankfully because of social media & the amazing community that is Wilmington, we were able to keep updated & know that we were VERY fortunate; our apartment & complex had minimal damage. We still don’t know the state of our specific apartment, but we have high hopes no roof leaks happened & all of our stuff is sitting pretty and waiting for us to come home..

While we were very lucky, others in Wilmington and surrounding areas of North & South Carolina were not so lucky. Below is a list of awesome groups and charities that you can donate to to help the Carolinas rebuild after the massive storm and flooding wiped away almost everything some people had. Personally, I am very selective with what charities or organizations I will donate to because not all of them are transparent in where the money actually goes! I wanted to make this list to give people (like me) the opportunity to make a difference without having to worry about if their money is actually being used for the right causes!

Cajun Navy – The Cajun Navy is an amazing non-profit & has been putting in WORK in NC!!!

Cape Fearless Challenge– The amazing women of the show One Tree Hill (which was filmed in ILM) are raising money to support wilmington disaster efforts! You can also get a “To North Carolina with Love” t-shirt which 100% of the profits will go to the Random Acts’ relief efforts!

We Wilm Rebuild – Started by a group of students from UNC Wilmington that want to help their home

North Carolina Community Foundation – All funds raised for their disaster relief fund are  given to other non-profit organizations working to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Make sure to designate “disaster relief” your donation will go to help Hurricane Florence relief.

Team Rubicon – International non-profit that prepared and sent volunteers from all across the southern united states to help aid those affected by the hurricane. You can donate directly to Hurricane Florence efforts with this link!

Diaper Bank of North Carolina – All babies should have access to clean diapers!!

We are still stuck in Virginia for the time being. Road access to and from Wilmington either doesn’t exist at the moment or is very limited & still extremely unsafe. I wish I could make it back to help those in need in person, but since I can’t I want to do what I can from afar!! Please consider donating or volunteering to help the hurricane disaster relief efforts!

Ultimate Fall Activity Guide 2018

HELLLLLO FALLLLL! This list is filled with fall themed ideas for couples, to-do with your gal pals, or the fam! Keep this list bookmarked to refer back to in when you are trying to make those weekend plans but just can’t think of something!

  • Pick out the perfect pumpkin at the patch
  • Go to a Fall Festival (check your local/surrounding area)
  • Go to a football game OR host a football game viewing party
  • Go apple picking
  • Watch the 13 Nights of Halloween
  • Have a bonfire & make s’mores
  • Eat Halloween Oreos
  • Light fall candles
  • Go on a haunted hayride (or not haunted, if you have kids)
  • Visit a petting zoo
  • Find a haunted wine tour at a vineyard near you
  • Carve or paint a pumpkin
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Visit a farmer’s market
  • Drink apple cider
  • Spend time with your family on Thanksgiving (Extra points if you turn your phone off for the day!!)
  • Go to a brewery
  • Find a Renaissance Festival and spend the day back in time
  • Eat & Drink all the pumpkin flavor things
  • Tell a ghost story
  • Go to a local Oktoberfest
  • Decorate for Halloween
  • Eat loads of candy
  • Make an apple pie from scratch
  • Update your fall wardrobe
  • Visit a haunted house
  • Go on a ghost tour of your town
  • Have a photoshoot in a pile of leaves
  • Have a scary movie marathon

Note: Most of these activities you will have to search in your local or surrounding area for them! Great places to look for local activities is Facebook Events, the local newspaper, or simply googling fall events in your city. Comment below if you find any fun activities in your local area that aren’t listed above!

Keep calm and fall on!