October Recap

Favorite show: Orange is the New Black

Favorite memory: Going to a pumpkin festival and pumpkin picking with our friends and my boyfriend!

Favorite place: Home! We didn’t go anywhere in October.

Favorite meal: This new taco place opened up by work and I’ve been eating cabbage wrap tacos non stop.

Favorite Instagram: Did I mention we went to a pickle festival?

Favorite Tweet: This post from World Mental Health Day.

Favorite book: In the middle of reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

Favorite blog post: My 4 year blogiversary just passed!

Favorite collaboration: Heritage Distilling sent me an alcohol advent calendar for the holidays which I am very excited about!

Tell me one thing about your October in the comments!

13 Halloween Movies To Watch This October

I’m not a huge fan of scary movies, but I am a huge fan of creepy, weird, and dark Halloween movies. More specifically, any Tim Burton movie. I’ve made my own list of 13 Halloween movies to watch this October, the ones bolded I’ve already watched!

Let me know if you love any of these movies or if you have any other Halloween movie suggestions 🙂

  1. Beetlejuice
  2. Casper
  3. The Addams Family
  4. Edward Scissorhands
  5. Hocus Pocus
  6. Halloweentown
  7. Halloweentown 2
  8. Corpse Bride
  9. Sleepy Hollow
  10. Haunted Mansion
  11. James and the Giant Peach
  12. Ghost Busters
  13. Nightmare Before Christmas

The Hookup On: Pokémon Go

Let me just start by saying that I’m pretty much the worst nerd ever. I like nerdy things, but I never really know enough about them to be knowledgeable so I’m just kind of weird.

Anyway, when Pokémon Go came out I downloaded it right away. Mostly because everyone else was doing it and partly because my tiny, unknowledgeable inner nerd was super excited.

A lot of people have jumped at every opportunity to hate on the game. I’ve heard the stories of people playing and driving or getting into car accidents or trespassing into people’s yards – but as with anything, people just do stupid things sometimes. Pokémon Go didn’t need to come out for that to happen.

I’ve seen a lot of positive things come out of it. People thought it was going to be hyped up for like a week then disappear, but I still see a lot of people walking around with the app open. That in itself is great, people actually get up to play this game.

I actually get up to play this game. Seriously the other day I went to the gym then walked around outside the gym just so I could incubate and hatch one of my Pokémon eggs. I’ve gone outside and exercised more in the past couple of weeks only because of Pokémon Go. It’s pretty crazy.

As an unknowledgeable nerd, I read a bunch of articles along the way to learn about some of the key points of the game. Otherwise, other people who play have given me tips and tricks. It’s all about communication, you get to meet new people and talk about this game that you have in common which is another plus.

Now, if I’m being honest I kind of suck at Pokémon Go – especially for someone who plays it so much. But all in all, the app doesn’t need any hate. It is only looking to get people out and talking about a fun game. If we’re going to hate on anything, it might as well be the fact that Instagram has added 24 hour stories. Like that’s just pointless…



The Hookup On: My Summer Bucket List

It has been proven that writing down your goals will help you to achieve them, but to share your goals with others will hinder your success.

I definitely think there’s a little truth to both parts. So while I’m sharing my summer bucket list with you, I will keep some of my goals a secret – but most I will share here with you 🙂

  1. Read 25 books
  2. Get back into a fitness routine
  3. Visit Nashville
  4. Visit Washington D.C.
  5. Reach 1000 WordPress followers
  6. Dye my hair a crazy color
  7. Shop at farmer’s markets/more locally
  8. Visit the beach at least once a month
  9. Paint a cooler
  10. Reach 2000 Instagram followers
  11. Reach 450 Facebook likes
  12. Be mindful about what I eat
  13. Redo my blog
  14. Visit at least 5 outdoor parks
  15. Go to at least 5 concerts
  16. Go to a soccer game
  17. Watch Italy win the Eurocup
  18. Be happy

Let me know some of the items from your bucket list! And if you have any suggestions for me, I’m open 🙂