In the early fall, my poor car had a run in with a deer on my way to work. (The deer ran away after...) I was a little shaken up, but completely fine. My car had a bruised ego, and some (big) dents, but still ran. But it was old, and my insurance company didn't want to fix it, so they wrote it off and took it away from me. That left with without a vehicle for almost a whole month - and two shift workers trying to share one car. It was not easy at all, and nothing got done that was planned for the early month.
And since that could not go on forever:
We used what little time we had, and purchased a new vehicle - say hi to my new car: a Chevy Equinox AWD in a beautiful Tungsten Metallic! It's a little bit of an upgrade - and seems huge compared to my teeny tiny Cavalier, but we were thinking long-term, family-oriented. A car would not fit our huge dog and potential children in the future; this will. And it will be a lot safer for winter driving - especially with the shift work driving in the middle of the night on snowy roads. I LOVE driving it!
And lastly, Halloween happened! We dressed up, as always, and this year we were skeleton flapper girl and gangster!
I had never had full face makeup on before, and thought it might be bothersome, but it turned out amazing and didn't bother me one bit! I made my costume from a thrift store dress, that I heavily altered:
I wish I had a before photo of this dress. The original dress was a boxy, short sleeve dress - I took the sleeves off, took it in, darted the front a bit and shortened the bottom (to add lace and add shape)...then because I'm not truly a sewing person - I grabbed my trusty glue-gun and glued on fringe and as much sequin and rhinestones that I could :)
Well, that's about it! Wedding planning is in full effect! I'm trying to keep track of all the things I have made for it, to blog about it after the wedding (of course). But even that has been a challenge. Hopefully I'll have something for you all after, and if not, I can link to other instructions that are similar. This wedding has turned into the biggest DIY project ever - it's stressful and so much fun at the same time.