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DIY Halloween Costumes

My husband and I are at a standstill.

I’ll set the scene:

I want to dress up for Halloween since my company is throwing a Halloween party + a costume contest.

But…I want to make my costume. Ernie would rather buy a costume.

He thinks if I make my own costume, it wouldn’t be ‘going all out’. I think if I buy a costume, it would mean less effort was put into it.

We also cannot decide what we should be for Halloween.  He thinks super heroes, Game of Thrones characters. I think of Carl and Ellie from Up and Bert and Ernie. (Which I would be Ernie and my husband would be Bert…hilarious!)

I am thinking, go rouge and dress up for work AND have a different costume for later in the night.

DIY Halloween costume ideas that would be acceptable at work:



So this is where YOU come in. What are couple costumes that you have done in the past? I need ideas!

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October Blog Tips

Blog Tips is a monthly post brought to you by my sponsors. I asked Martha and Karissa to share with you what has helped them while blogging.

Blog + Facebook + Twitter

Martha said:

“You don’t blog for the views or the stats or the hope to get noticed. You blog because you hope that you can help just one person, by sharing your story. Whether it’s your own story, a recipe, and craft or inspiration. You blog with the hope that what you put out there will make a difference in just one person’s life. Once you understand that, you will come to love blogging.”

Blog + Facebook + Twitter

Karissa said:

“Ask for feedback for your blog whenever you can. Other people can help you see things with your blog that can be improved that you just don’t notice because it’s yours and it’s personal. I’ve gotten so many great tips from other bloggers on how to improve my site and it helps a lot.”


 

My October blog tip: stay true to yourself. If you find that you are blogging for others, it’s not going to be fun anymore. If you like writing recipe blog posts, go ahead and share that! Trust me, you will find your audience no matter what you blog about.

Got a tip? Leave it in the comments!

 

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Happy Mail Project – October Partner List

Hey everyone and happy Friday!

Here is the partner list for the October Happy Mail Project. Click here.

You must get ahold of your partner by Sunday October 12. If you do not hear from your partner, please email me at pinkonthecheek {at} gmail.com.

Requirements

GET INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN 2 DAYS – October 12

You must locate your partner either on email or social media. Bloggers who have not heard from their partner within 2 days will be re-matched with another blogger. Bloggers who did not respond to their partner will be dropped from future projects.

BOXES MUST BE SHIPPED BY OCTOBER 18TH

This is so they can arrive by the end of the project date (October 31st). Boxes must have a $20 minimum and include at least 4-5 items. The items must be new, unless you are making something for your partner.

INSTAGRAM YOUR HAPPY MAIL

When you receive your happy mail from your partner, take a picture and share on Instagram. The picture must be tagged to:

@pinkonthecheek and your partner + #happymailproject.

Optional Tasks

CREATE A POST FOR THE HAPPY MAIL LINKY PARTY OCTOBER 27 – 31.

This is a wonderful way to see what other partners gifted and how the project worked for them.

 

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October Happy Mail Project

With each happy mail project I have hosted, there will always be new lessons for me. For instance, this month the Happy Mail Project will run for one month only instead of the original two. I think a month is just enough time to get to know your partner and get packages in the mail. So let’s get to it because we are already 3 days into October.

This month’s theme will be HALLOWEEN!


Sign- ups

Sign ups will run October 2 – October 9.

That gives you just about 1 week to decide if you would like to join this swap.  Please fill out this form if you would like to join.

Requirements

GET INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE PARTNER REVEAL DAY ON october 10TH

You must locate your partner either on email or social media. Bloggers who have not heard from their partner within 2 days will be re-matched with another blogger. Bloggers who did not respond to their partner will be dropped from future projects.

BOXES MUST BE SHIPPED BY october 18TH

This is so they can arrive by the end of the project date (October 31st). Boxes must have a $20 minimum and include at least 4-5 items. The items must be new, unless you are making something for your partner.

INSTAGRAM YOUR HAPPY MAIL

When you receive your happy mail from your partner, take a picture and share on Instagram. The picture must be tagged to:

@pinkonthecheek and your partner + #happymailproject.

Optional Tasks

CREATE A POST FOR THE HAPPY MAIL linky party OCTOBER 27 – 31.

This is a wonderful way to see what other partners gifted and how the project worked for them.


 

If you signed up for the August – September Happy Mail Project + made a blog post about it, leave your post below in the linky party!

Any questions about the project? Leave them in the comments and I will respond right away!

 

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A Guy’s View on Nail Polish + Giveaway

hello world.

My name is Mike and I’m here to give a guy’s perspective.

I don’t know how long L. is going to let me guest post on POTC. I guess it depends on if readership tanks. A little bit about myself – I love steak, hamburgers, beer, scotch older than 14 years, football, taking things apart, (hopefully) rebuilding them, and generally most things that are bad for me when not taken or done in moderation. Oh yeah, I’m also the reason L. and E. got together (maybe she’ll let me write about that later).

How did this happen you ask? Well, it all started a few days ago when I was sent ColorClutch’s Kickstarter campaign* and thought, “this is totally something that L. would put on POTC. She’d gush over how that robin egg blue is ‘totes fabo’ and how it would solve her dilemma of choosing a color for her party nail (Yes, she rocks one). And then it hit me: there’s probably a bunch of stuff that guys would actually buy for their significant others because, well, it would make our lives just that much better.

This product is perfect for me. No, I don’t wear nail polish. But my lovely wife, well she’s an entirely different story. There’s not a day or two that goes by without her breaking out the cotton pads, Sally Jensen’s nail polish remover and applying a fresh coat.

And there’s my problem. I’m not going to lie, her collection has pretty much overtaken an entire shelf on my 49ers shrine:

49ers Shrine
Unacceptable. It’s football season. My Niners are hot and cold. I’m a nervous wreck. I really don’t need a tub full of bottles that looks like what what a unicorn would puke up after eating a bag of Skittles. It’s just bad juju for the season.

ColorClutch to the rescue! No more unicorn puke all over my Niners shrine and she’d actually be able to find what she’s looking for instead of fumbling through 25 different shades of burgundy red. I’d get an extra layer of my shrine back (hello bobbleheads)! Plus, brownie points for being so thoughtful.Color Clutch

Ladies, feel free to flip it on us. If you’re nail polish collection is creeping up on your man’s stuff – his side of the sink, medicine cabinet, or nightstand, let him reclaim his space. He’ll be thankful for it and you may finally be able to cash in on those IOU backrubs/footrubs he’s been promising you (probably not).

And there you have it. A product built for ladies, but perfect for the guys in their lives as well. So #BanUnicornPuke and actually find the color that you’re looking for instead of fumbling through 25 different shades of burgundy red.

 

*Editor’s note. I went to school with Kat. No, I’m not being paid or offered any product to write about it. Just needed to throw it out there for journalistic integrity.

 


LOL – Thanks, Mike. I couldn’t have spread the love of Color Clutch any better.

PS – you are welcome back to guest blog anytime.

 

Now to an awesome giveaway from Vain Pursuits. Remember that time I shared with you about a company that allowed you to personalize your skincare?

I truly loved what they had sent my and I have been faithfully using my ‘Rich Bitch’ scented day cream. Vain Pursuits even upgraded their personalization even more since I last shared their story and now YOU can name your full size products!
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The best part about all this? Vain Pursuits is giving you the chance to win some custom-made skincare products for yourself! Check this out – there will be 50 winners for a total of $1000 in prizes!!

You have until October 6th to get all your entries in, good luck!

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