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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween

You know, I was never super into Halloween. But as the years have gone by I have a new appreciation for it. And I'm sad that the kiddos around the world won't get to go trick-or-treating or do their thing in the normal way this year. I usually curl up with some candy and watch movies so it isn't that different for me. But I will miss seeing the inventive costumes that come to my door. I hope, however you celebrate, you let yourself enjoy this holiday as it should be — fun. — xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Perfect Rugby Shirt

My parents surprised me with this rugby back in March but of course...I had nowhere to wear it! Then it got hot but now it's cooling off again and I'm determined to wear it because I'm kind of in love. It's one of the most flattering shirts I've ever owned, it keeps you warm but isn't aggressively hot and I love the dark green/navy combo. We went to Maize in the City to grab some pumpkins (and take photos of Julia's dog) so I jumped on a pile of pumpkins to take some photos — don't worry we were socially distanced & as you can see from some of the photos I was wearing my mask most of the time. Are y'all into rugby shirts? If so I 10/10 recommend. If you're a medium the shirt is on sale on Poshmark. I'm wearing a KN-95, you can buy those here — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Reminder to vote if you haven't already!
Happy Wednesday! What a cold week it has been. I finally went on a walk around my neighborhood yesterday after being inside for more than 48 hours due to the snow. This weekend I'm taking Monday off to go on a little trip with Julia, which feels much needed. It's also less than a month until I fly home for a bit and I'm pumped. Denver is starting to go back into lockdown and that plus the sun setting earlier has been a bit of a challenge mentally. But we're getting through it. How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden

The leaves are basically all gone & I miss 'em already. 
Tried a few bits from Enstrom Candies.
Finally got takeout from Yak & Yeti.
I feel like downtown Littleton looks like Stars Hollow in fall.
Had a New Age Cheesesteak on Saturday for lunch.
Decorated this bad boy for Vlogoween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Links From Around the Web

I don't know if y'all love these posts, but I do! It's so fun collecting things from around the internet that I find interesting to share with y'all. I hope ya enjoy 'em — xoxo darling, Hayden.

My state is currently on fire, please consider donating to the relief fund

Bought this to see if it will help with my headaches.

Interesting read on Kamala.

A beautiful piece by Megan Thee Stallion on Black Women.

Julia Reed was one of my favorite writers and, sadly, she passed away. You can see her amazing home here.

Saving this for the next time I visit London.

Y'all gonna watch the new Princess Switch?

A Susan B. Anthony Barbie doll is kind of cool...

Restaurant chain beginnings fascinate me.

100 percent going to watch this.

This marg would be perfect for getting through your family Thanksgiving.

10 spooky reads to start on before Saturday.

I adore KULE and I'm into this partnership with Madewell.

10/10 recommend this group if you love writing letters & Pride & Prejudice.

Such pretty pie crusts for the fall months.

Ways to stay cheerful as the days get shorter & colder.

I feel like I NEED this sweater...even though it is so expensive.

Going to carry this stuff into November.

Have you tried any of these afternoon teas in London?

Seriously considering buying these and these for bread...

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Fall Moon Milk Recipe

I spotted this recipe (here & here) on Pinterest and thought...let's try it! But I wanted to change it up by making it more of a hot chocolate and going a little less crazy on the spices. Plus, I'm a sucker for whipped cream so I swapped out the marshmallows. One thing I want to make note of, patience is key with this one! You want that silky, creamy drink so let it heat and don't add everything at once. But if you do it properly, this drink is delightful! 
Fall Moon Milk Recipe
You'll Need:
-1 cup 2% milk
-splash heavy whipping cream
-3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla
-whipped cream
1. Add milk, cream and hot chocolate mix to a pot over low heat. 
2. Once the liquid is warm add cinnamon, pumpkin spice and vanilla.
3. Stir vigorously until incorporated.
4. Let the mixture heat for an additional five minutes.
5. Pour into a mug, add dollops of whipped cream & sprinkle it with pumpkin spice. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cozy Reading List

In the past I've talked about books I've read but I thought I'd compile a list of cozy reads I'd like to read this fall. Do you have any recommendations? Are any of these on your list? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Friday night treat at Slater's 50/50.
Ugh, it's finally hump day. If you noticed last week I took an unexpected week off. I just didn't feel like making blog posts...as wild as that is. I've been feeling off for the last week and a half I would say...going for my daily walks & working has kind of been all the energy I've had. Maybe it's the days getting shorter? I'm really trying to pick it back up and this week has been a bit better. It's finally cooling off, which I love so I'm trying to get out while I can. We're starting to shut down again here (no more than 5 people hanging out at once) so I'm trying to eat out (outside) as much as possible as well. How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Friday night Fazoli's.
Saturday morning hike at Lair O the Bear.
The pumpkin patch latte at Morrison Joe.
Got my copy of the RBG cover.
My usual walk is so beautiful.
The Helping Hen food truck was delightful.
If you don't know, my state is on hella fire. Please consider donating here.
Got the sweetest PR package from Love Crunch.
A bit of pumpkin patch action at Maize in the City.
Katsu from today Hawaiian BBQ in Thornton.
Saturday walk around the neighborhood.
Visited West Side Books.
And bought this bad boy!
Grabbed take out from Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Latest TikToks

Catch up on my latest feminist cocktails — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Vlogoween Update

Catch up on all the episodes of Vlogoween from the last week — xoxo darling, Hayden!

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Day 16

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Vlogoween Update

Some of y'all might have seen last week's post about how I'm participating in Vlogoween with Serena. Every Saturday I'll be posting a round up of the videos (which you can always find on my YouTube channel) here so you can watch 'em all at once...if you feel like it — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Two Schitt's in Halloweentown...
Happy Wednesday my dudes! And what a wonderful week it has been. There are actually photos in here from the last two weeks because I completely forgot to do a re-cap last week, but we back! And if you haven't been checking out Vlogoween, I highly encourage you to do so! Marcus visited this weekend for the first time and I didn't realize how much I needed to see a familiar face and how much I needed to drive around with the windows down singing WAP. We had an amazing time — fall leaf drive, fall hike, pumpkin patch visit, milkshake moments, etc. I celebrated both my friend and my friend's dog's birthdays as well and went on a lot of walks as per usual (I'm even listening to the audiobook of Pride & Prejudice now so it just feels right). Also, most nights this week I've come home, poured myself a glass of wine or beer and sat on the balcony reading my book because the weather is unseasonably warm and I'm trying to get it in while I can. How are y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Tried the JCB at My Brother's Bar (well, delivered). 
The birthday gal!
Her rooftop is amazing.
Such a pretty sunset.
Spicy garlic edamame — maybe my favorite thing at the new Temaki.
A pumpkin chip cone from Little Man Ice Cream Factory.
Sent out even more postcards & letters encouraging people to vote.
The pumpkin spice cone from Hamburger Shack is amaze.
Breakfast tacos from Broadway Roxy.
It has been really freaking beautiful recently.
50 more postcards!
Lil weekday hike.
Ugh a killer sunset.
Guinness, Chocolate Mint milkshake from Slaters 50/50.
Hot chicken sandwich from Slaters 50/50.
Just a little leaf photo shoot.
Cheesy honey bread from Beau Jo's in Evergreen.
Mountain pizza from Beau Jo's.
Saw some friends in the creek.
Pumpkin milkshake from Magill's.
Brunch in Boulder Saturday morning.
A morning hike near the Flatirons.
Kind of obsessed with Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch.
Tacos from El Tejado.
Sunday morning walk around Wash Park.
Brunch at Charcoal Bistro.
It was this little gal's birthday.
The biggest of Cosmos's Pizza.
Eloise in cake form.
Truly one of the most beautiful walks I've been on in a while.

Made this wreath the other day and I'm kind of in love.
Finally tried Snarf's and I really liked it! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Monthly Inspiration No. 12

October is here! It might not feel like it in Colorado (we're having some record breaking heat) but I feel it in my bones — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Links From Around the Web

These popsicles look amazing.

Very excited to watch this film for Halloween!

Paris bakeries to remember when we can travel again.

Airbnbs in Ireland & the UK that just look amaze.

Need a dose of cuteness? The baby panda at the National Zoo brings me so much joy.

10/10 recommend this Paris Hilton documentary.

What are your favorite leggings?

The final season of Schitt's Creek is coming to Netflix!

Very excited to see the Rothko Chapel reimagined.

Fall decor from Etsy that you need.

Learn about the murder of indigenous women.

I am desperate to try Aldi's wine advent calendar this year!

I'm volunteering to write postcards here (I bought these) and letters here

Have y'all watched the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read?

Carly's wedding was beautiful.

Find where to bulk grocery shop in your state.

If you haven't already purchased some vote merch, here's more! And some for Biden.

16 books to read this fall.

This is a fall dream scene.

Coffee table-book round-up of my dreams.

Do y'all remember the first time you voted?

Might have to make these pancakes sometime soon...if I can find pumpkin.

Live in LA? These ice cream shops seem amazing.

How many fall items have you tried from Trader Joe's thus far?

Adding all of these to my must-watch list right now.

These shots crack me up because they are so true.

If you want to know how your friends have voted, there's an app for that.

Ugh, the south of France is my ideal holiday.

2005 Pride & Prejudice is one of the best movies ever created.

These two are just adorable.

Famous authors share their reading spots.

Did y'all see Schitt's Creek swept the Emmys?

This jacket looks so cozy.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Welcome to Vlogoween

We can all agree 2020 has been more depressing that most years. And my best friend Serena talked me into creating Vlogoween. It's like Vlogmas but for the best season ever...fall. However, unlike Vlogmas it will be more like an old-school main channel video. Instead of filming our entire days, we'll be doing an activity each day and filming that. We're also asking for participation from our friends. Every day you'll see Serena & I on my YouTube channel but you also might see some new faces. Below is our calendar, with each activity listed. I'm excited for all of it...maybe most excited for our book club (we're reading this) and Serena's birthday brunch. I hope you enjoy these videos, I know I'll love making them — xoxo darling, Hayden.