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I have such incredibly fond memories of picking pumpkins as a kid. We used to go to Lohrs Orchard to pick apples and pumpkins. My grandma used to love taking us there and challenging us to climb the trees to find the best apples :)

I think my most vivid pumpkin patch memory is actually of my brother. I’m not sure exactly what year this was, but I think he was about 6 years old. We took a hayride to the patch, scoured for the best pumpkins, and headed back to the store to pay. Upon arrival, Orion tossed his pumpkin off the side of the tracker (spoiler alert: this did not end so well). The pumpkin exploded. And Orion, lost it. He was beside himself. I don’t remember if we ended up having to pay for the destroyed pumpkin, but not even a pre-picked pumpkin could make him feel better._1480059

Dress: Thrifted (Similar) // Cardigan: Target // Boots: Modcloth // Belt: Thrifted // Hat: Threadsence (similar) // Scarf: H&M

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Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House — a charity that provides temporary housing to families of sick children — and to celebrate, the organization launched a #Sockie campaign. The initiative called on people to buy Ronald McDonald’s iconic socks from the organization for $10 a pop and share a photo on social media using the hashtag #Sockie. Inspired by one of their own, Roslyn Talley, who has used the charity’s services, the Philadelphia Police Department allowed a one-day mass uniform violation, as the officers proudly displayed their silly stripes, Check out the adorable photos here.

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Last year was the first year I really did anything with Halloween makeup. Instead of a deer, I decided to try my luck at giraffe makeup. For this look, I used everyday makeup items and Neutrogena cleansing towelettes for cleanup.

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Most of the products I already had lying around. I grabbed a few extra things from Wal-Mart, including a new pack of those life saving Neutrogena cleansing towelettes I mentioned earlier.

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Remember that Youtube channel I said I was going to start months ago? I finally uploaded a new video to it – this time, showing off a really easy giraffe look for Halloween. Check out my Halloween look and see how I took part in the #NeutrogenaFaceOff challenge..

Now, it’s your turn! Show off your Halloween look and how you use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to remove your festive look for the #NeutrogenaFaceOff.

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? What will you be?
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Melissa Vasquez, 28, lost control of her Chevrolet Cruze around 2 p.m. Monday, driving off the road east of San Jose, California, and tumbling hundreds of feet down a steep slope, ultimately coming to rest in a spot where the OnStar GPS system in her car couldn’t pinpoint her precise location. After spending 18 hours trapped in her car at the bottom of a 500-foot deep ravine, a California woman was rescued by officials Tuesday morning — thanks to an ingenious police officer and an app on her iPad. Technology really is a lifesaver! Check out this full story here.

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As many of you probably realize, it is breast cancer awareness month. In an effort to raise even greater awareness, the theme for this months #monthlymani link up is #thinkpink. Thought I’m not typically a huge pink person, I really loved this ombre effect using three shades of pink and a sponge.._1480517

A Few Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

 Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S.

 Every 13 minutes, one woman in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer.

 One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

 At the current rate, about 5.8 million cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. over the next 25 years and 1 million people could die.

 In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.

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 Sinful: I’m Blushing // La Vie en Rose // Sally Hansen: Bubblegum Pink // Sally Hansen: Hard-Core Party

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I also wanted to introduce to you a new organization a fellow blogger, Raewyn turned me on to, Not Just October. An organization committed to raising money and awareness for breast cancer all year long.  In order to help raise awareness and help Not Just October grow their social media presence a few bloggers and I are hosting a giveaway for one of their amazing chance bands! Bonus – the winner will receive a $50 gift card to Target and a $10 gift card to Starbucks! Enter below, and feel free to link up your Breast Cancer Awareness posts during the rest of the month! Winner will be picked on November 1st!
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gnotdThe American Cancer Society actually hosts a website that allows breast cancer survivors to share their stories of hope. There are some really beautiful stories here, check them out here!

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