Life Lately, Vol. 2

Happy Tuesday y'all! Only four days left to get your Halloween costume ready and stock up on candy!

Can you believe that? I talked a little bit last week about how fall seems to be flying by. I feel like I say that every year. Even though I feel so behind, I definitely haven't had a lack of events or fun things that have been going on. So I thought I'd share another Life Lately post this week!

As a reward for reading, I added a few sale links at the bottom of this post! So be sure to read all the way through and take advantage of some amazing deals going on this week! I'll be sure to update the post throughout the day! (Below Image Via)

Halloween: Last week one of my coworkers came up and asked me what I was going to be for Halloween. It dawned on me that I hadn't even thought about it! Usually I'm crafting my costume weeks in advance. In the past I've been Cyndi Lauper, an old timey bank robber and last year I was Mary Poppins! I love getting creative. This year? Not as much. Just with the craziness of the past few weeks, I totally overlooked it.

Thankfully, a last minute idea popped into my head. Luckily I own pretty much everything I need and only spent $20 on accessories. I can't wait to share with y'all on Instagram later this week!

Upcoming Events: My favorite season for events in DC is upon us! As the holidays approach, most of my week nights and weekends will be filled with fun parties, events, and receptions! There are talks of another Bloggersgiving (a pre-Thanksgiving meal with some of my blogger besties) and I'm hoping to coordinate a fun dinner for friends at Christmas.

Travel: Honestly, this has been the slowest travel season for me since moving to DC. Last fall I had quite a few trips going on to Knoxville, Memphis and Chicago. It was a crazy few months. This fall is definitely a nice change of pace. I traveled home a few weeks ago and will head home again for Thanksgiving.

What I'm looking most forward to is heading back to Disney World + Universal Studios for Christmas break!!

My family decided this year to do something rather unconventional and definitely off the cusp of our normal holiday traditions, and take a trip to Orlando. We haven't been since my senior year of high school. I'm really looking forward to Christmas Eve dinner overlooking the Animal Kingdom!!

Yearly Skin Cancer Screening: If you take away just one thing from today's post, make sure it's this.

About four years ago I had a little mole on my arm and I decided it was time to get a professional opinion. Mainly so I could put my mind to rest. Thankfully, it wasn't anything to worry about! But, that tiny mole changed my whole outlook on skin cancer.

When I swam growing up, I spent many nights after practice at the tanning bed. Mainly because the heat really helped relax my muscles, and at the same time kept me looking tan since I spent half my life in a bathing suit. At the time, I never realized the damage I was doing to my skin or that I was increasing my chances of skin cancer drastically.

So, every October I schedule a yearly skin cancer screening. Did you know that most insurance plans will cover one skin cancer screening a year?! Yes!! For me, a small copay and a 10 minute exam is the least I can do to make sure I'm staying safe and I'm not missing anything. Just pick a month for you, and decide each year to make an appointment with your local dermatologist.

What I'm Loving Right Now: Right now I'm really focused on gearing up for the holidays. Since I let the fall get too far ahead of me, I definitely plan to make up for it by diving into the Christmas season. That means way more decorating, baking and holiday events! Sorry roommates!

Once Halloween is over, I'll start rolling out my gift guides for the holidays... including Thanksgiving. Don't you worry! I'm not wishing away another holiday!

What's Ahead on the Blog: As mentioned above, holiday gift guides will soon start being added to the blog. I plan to change over my 25 Before 25 page to a shopping page, which will make things even easier for y'all to shop!

Before we dive head first into the holidays though, I'll be sharing some Thanksgiving related posts. Like tablescape inspiration, my favorite side dish and what to wear for your Thanksgiving Day meal!

Once we get past November, I'll be sharing a series of posts each Thursday leading up to Christmas. I'm teaming up with some blogger friends to share outfit inspiration for the holidays! We have some fun things planned + giveaways!!

Oh, and speaking of giveaways... there will be several coming at you in November too!! Lots of fun things planned for the rest of 2015 on Primp & Proper. And if that's not enough, P&P will be getting a little face lift by the new year + I'll eventually be switching over to Wordpress from Blogger. Don't worry though, you shouldn't notice much of a difference site wise (aside from a few minor tweaks).

Thankful: As always, THANK YOU for being such loyal readers! I love when y'all comment on posts or send emails, giving me your thoughts on a post or something you'd want to see on the blog! If you haven't reached out yet, please do! Let me know in the comments below or email me any thoughts or suggestions!

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Monica {Cake and Lilies} said...

All the events this time of year are the best! Sounds like you have some great things up your sleeve...can't wait to see them! xox

Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/Twitter said...

You are absolutely a girl on the move and I can't wait to tag along.

the only thing I wonder about your transition to Blogger is how that will effect your comment section.

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks Monica!! Appreciate you reading :))

Primp & Proper said...

Thank you!! Appreciate your support as always!!

And don't you worry! It'll be just as easy to comment on each post. I'll make sure I choose an easy to use widget. And of course will make sure to explain things to everyone. Appreciate your comment and concern about that!

Rachel Gault said...

You have lots of exciting things coming up! Disney + Universal will be awesome, except the crowds that time of year = ahhh!

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks Rachel!! Yeah, I'm a little nervous about the crowds and wait times, but we definitely got fast pass! So hopefully that helps!!

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