The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #42


Ultimate Rabbit Hole 42

Hello friends! Bubbles Bunny and I would like to welcome you to this weekend’s link up party! It’s been a week of fun and frolics. During the week, I was Shannon’s plus one, at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Telstra Womens Business Awards

It was awesome to get to hang out with Shannon and be in a room of so many amazing women. It’s all about the girl power, innit?

Anyway, now it’s the weekend, let’s party our pants off!

If you’re celebrating today, let me wish you Happy Halloween! Be sure to check out my favourite spooklacious treats from some of my favourite Aussie bloggers or check out these six scrumptious ways with pumpkin. Aargh, so much deliciousness and so little time!

Not Quite Nigella is the Halloween Queen. If you need any last minute tips for your Halloween party (and even if you don’t,)  be sure to check out her helpful hints and spooktastic recipes because her party takes Halloween to the next level. It really is a scary sight to behold!

We’re not celebrating Halloween but we are celebrating having the outlaws in town. They’ve just arrived from the mother country and we’re very excited that they’re here. David and I are running in the 10k Summer Starter tomorrow morning so our celebrating is going to be a little more restrained than usual, at least until we’ve crossed the finish line!

Today is National Caramel Apple Day and here are 29 ways to get some caramel apple deliciousness in your life.

While we’re still on the subject of celebrations, can we talk about Christmas for a minute? I know it’s still 55 days away but I’m already excited! Where do you stand on the whole When To Put Your Christmas Tree Up debate. I am firmly in “the earlier the better camp” and right on cue, here are 5 reasons to put your Christmas Tree up early.  There is no such thing as too much Christmas tree!

Halloween, Christmas, visitors are all special celebrations but really every day is something to celebrate. This free printable is a lovely reminder to make every day a lovely day.

Do you remember Emily? She’s so inspiring, not least because she’s broken her chocolate addiction. If you’re like me and a hardcore chocoholic, you need to check out Emily’s top tips for breaking a chocolate addiction too. Failing that, we could just be founder members of CA (Chocoholics Anonymous)!

I’ve given our apartment the pet name “Brown Town.” I love our place and all, but it’s very, very brown. I’m no interior designer but I’m hoping these five tips will transform our apartment from zero style to hero style!

I love free time, I just don’t get nearly as much as I would like. If and when I do get more free time, I’m totally going to check out these 7 super productive ways to use it.

Talking of being productive, making your own beauty products is a the bee’s knees and here’s why. Have you ever made your own? I haven’t yet but it’s on my list of  Things-To-Do.

Finally, if you have an iphone, you need to check out these 7 neat tricks you can do in ios9. It’s a revelation, I tell you!

Now I’d best be off… I’ve got 10k to run, family to catch up with and a weekend to enjoy! Have a good one, friends!

So are you going to get your spook on tonight? Let’s talk Christmas trees… When do you put up yours? Are you a chocolate addict too? What colour is your home? How do you like to spend your free time? Tell me all the things!

Every Saturday morning, we will open up the rabbit hole link up for bloggers to add their link list posts or even just their favourite post (if you are not of the link list kind) for the week.  Do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. Link up here, over at Calm to Conniption, A Little Part of the World or My2Morrows. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on all four blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

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  • Happy weekend gorgeous lady!
    Enjoy the visitors (how lovely!)
    Our house is quite White and light but a little creamier than I invisaged when we were building.
    Our Christmas tree usually goes up around the last week of NOV.

    • Compared to brown, white and light is good, I promise you! We are loving this visitors, the idea of running 10k, not so much! Hope your weekend has been as gorgeous as you x

  • What a busy fact, you “used to fit work in” to your week, remember? Sounds like you have your usual ‘jam(gettit)packed’ weekend coming up.Enjoy. D x

    • I loved the jam joke! And yes you’re right, about the olden days. How did I ever have time to “fit” work in! Hope you’ve had a fantabulous weekend! x

  • After reading Jen’s post my Christmas tree will now be going up in November! Thanks for all the good links once again. I love my Saturday morning blog reading time!

    • Thanks for always joining us down the Rabbit Hole. PS Sorry I missed you on Thursday. I got so caught up with getting Outlaw-Ready that I totally forgot. Hope you had an ace weekend!

  • Lozzie@MessyRainbows

    I’m totally inspired to put my tree up mid November now! & yes pumpkin pie all the way. My parents are American & my mum use to make a pumpkin pie for thanksgiving & sometimes still does for Christmas. It’s delicious served cold with whipped cream!! You definitely have to try it x

    • Mid November for the win! Do you still celebrate Thanskgiving? I can’t believe I have never made a pumpkin pie. I think I’ll have to change that soon! You had me at whipped cream… here’s to a sweet weekend!

      • Lozzie@MessyRainbows

        No we haven’t done it in years now, but mum did mention doing it next year so we might start up the tradition again 🙂

  • Jenni from styling curvy

    My wreath is STILL on the front door from last Xmas! It’s twiggy and white with seashells so I figured why not leave it there 😀

  • Looks like you lovely ladies had a beautiful night!
    I LOVE Christmas! Everything about it. Fav time of year! No excuses to put up decorations early.
    I’ll b doing so after Halloween I think 👍🏼

    • It was a really beautiful night! I’m with you, I don’t think there’s such a thing as too early for Christmas decorations!

  • Simplify.Create

    Whoa so many questions lol Halloween party with friends for the kids this arvo. 1st of December always, never quitting chocolate, White House with blue accents & im a published scrapbooker… And current member of the Becky Higgins project life creative team. I don’t create as often as I should though. 3 blogs, 2 kids & a biz is hectic 😉

    • You know me, I’m always with the questions. I am naturally nosey and cannot help myself! Your house sounds just dreamy and I don’t know how you juggle all those balls and blogs in the air. I have trouble keeping up with one! Hope you had a great weekend x

  • This is our first Halloween in our new home, so it will be interesting to see if we get any trick or treaters…and it’s the one year anniversary since our cat, Oscar passed away 🙁 🙁
    Every year we put our Christmas tree up on the 1st December and put it down on the 31st Dec – ready for the new year 🙂 Have a great weekend!! xx

    • Thinking of you on the Oscar-versary – losing a pet is just like losing a member of the family, isn’t it? Did you get lots of trick or treaters? However your Halloween panned out, hope you had a lovely weekend xx

      • Thank you Sammie. We had 3 big groups of trick or treaters! and we still had some treats left over! phew 🙂

  • I love Christmas! But our toddler is on the destructive side, so I think we may have to hold off from putting the tree up for a bit longer. We have a tradition for Christmas though that the kids get a new tree ornament each year, relating to something they have liked from the year – eg a truck when my eldest was obsessed with construction vehicles, and we write the year underneath them in marker pen to remember 🙂

    • I LOVE that idea with the ornaments, what a gorgeous idea! What magical memories… and talking of magical, I hope you had a magical weekend xx

  • I haven’t gotten into Halloween before – and I wonder if it will be big in my local area tonight? I don’t think that I will participate in it this year {as the boys are too little} – but they may get into it as they get older.

  • Happy Hallowizzle! I’ve just pulled my intended costume out of the dress up box, the chocs are on deck, the front yard is decorated and the spooky music soundtrack downloaded!

  • That is a sensational round up of Halloween delights. I’m having serious FOMO this year about not celebrating!
    I’m purposely not clicking on Emily’s link about quitting chocolate, because ignorance is bliss (when it comes to chocolate.) Although I probably should……
    I’m off to put up my Christmas tree now. Very persuasive argument!

    • There are lots of things that I could give up, but chocolate is not one of them! Hope your FOMO isn’t too acute, because after all there’s always Halloween 2016 to look forward to! Hope you had a great weekend xx

  • Good luck with your race tomorrow!

    We aren’t doing anything for Halloween here – well, other than dressing the boys up in what could pass as a costume,ha! I did it last year so thought it would be good to continue the tradition.

    • I bet they’re going to look super cute! Thanks for the good luck wishes, we’re going to need all the luck we can get! Happy weekend! x

  • merilyn

    lots to look at here thanks sam!
    too busy with dad’s 90th celebrations!
    good luck for the run tomorrow!
    love m:)X

  • Tash from Gift Grapevine

    Have fun in the 10k this weekend! I’m off with Handy Hubby to a friend’s birthday party tonight and it’s an 80s dress up theme. I’ve got a black and white hideous polka dot dress and red bolero jacket ready to go – I’m so grateful in these situations that my folks kept their questionable clothing for the dress up box at their house! As for Christmas, it’s December 1 for the tree and house lights for us. Although Miss T now has me looking at the Xmas Countdown website every day to see how many days, hours, minutes and seconds there are to go!! xx

    • Sounds like my kind of party – the eighties were the greaties in my opinion! I hope you’ve taken lots of photos of the outift! I want to see! I love that Miss T is so on the Christmas ball. She doesn’t have long to wait now! Happy weekend, lovely x

  • You do make a great plus one. I’ll have to check out what’s been happening with Shannon. So many lovely links, thanks Sam. xx

    • Awww, thanks. Shannon has the coolest job ever and I was so excited to be invited. Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend xx

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigela

    Thank you so much gorgeous Sammie for the shoutout! Lovely pic of you too! And now that Halloween is over, it’s definitely Christmas time! I’m just thankful (no pun intended) that we don’t have Thanksgiving. That’s so much to deal with in a short space of time!

    • If your Halloween is anything to go by, I cannot wait to see what secret tricks and cunning plans you have up your sleeve for Christmas! I have a bit of FOMO about Thanksgiving because PUMPKIN (sorry for shouting but it always makes me so excited) but the break in festivities certainly brings some welcome relief; it’s a time to readjust the waistbands and get busy in the kitchen!

  • Had to laugh at your Brown Town! It is funny when all of a sudden you notice how one coloured everything is and ‘safe’. I too had 50 shades of brown in my home once, now all timber and white and I LOVE it – so fresh, light and airy! Hope you are having a great weekend x

    • I hear ya! I am living in 50 shades of poo brown with a bit of cream thrown in for good measure. Brown Town is what I call the place on a good day, it’s also known by it’s pet name of “Poo Vortex.” I’ve seen pictures of your place and it is totally swoonsome. You’re basically living in the home of my dreams! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend xx

  • How did you go in the run? I think I’d like to start making my own beauty products so am liking that link very much. Hope you have a fabulous week and love the photo of you and Shannon. x

    • We made it to the finish line. We’re never going to break any speed records, we’re slow but we go. I think David ran it about seven minutes quicker last year, but the fact that he was able to run it at all this year was pretty miraculous! Hope you had a fantabulous weekend x

  • How did the 10k go? I always put up my tree right after Thanksgiving. I keep my Harvest decorations up through then. 🙂 And all those caramel apple concoctions look delicious!

    • We finished the 10k – it was hard, but it was worth it! I love bringing home the bling! It really is the season of festivals on your side of the pond, from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas – what a jolly time!

  • I love how with each IOS update there are new things to discover. Enjoy your out-laws and Brisvegas if you are still headed this way. xx