Random|| Books, Furbabies, & Halloween.


I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m here with another random update about things going on in my life and to share some pictures with you. I’ve had my mind preoccupied a lot lately with wedding stuff (and holiday stuff…because I am sucker for this time of the year). I have to get a move on with everything for my wedding! I feel like I am finally making progress though, so I am excited about that.

I haven’t been reading a whole lot lately, especially this month. It’s been hard to update my blog, because I haven’t had a lot to say and I haven’t been reading anything and so no reviews. I actually finished my first book in 12 days today, finally! I finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I probably won’t do a full review on it, but I’ll talk a little bit about what I thought. I gave it a 3.5 out 5 stars. I really liked it, but it didn’t blow me away. It was a bit boring at times and I skimmed a few pages here and there. Overall, it was pretty good and it was cute. I liked the characters, especially Lincoln. I’m glad I finally read it!


On Saturday it was ColbyJack’s third birthday! I can’t believe he is three already, lol. I bought him some toys and treats. I also bought him this birthday hat, which he hated and he wanted to murder me. You can see all the hate in his eyes. I had another hat I bought a couple years ago for him and Dax for their birthdays, but last year CJ tore it apart…I wonder why. 😛

I am dogsitting my cousin’s dog Bella (doxie) again. Here’s a picture of her and Dax (shih tzu) going on a walk. The next picture is of my kitten October. She doesn’t always show that she love me, but sometimes she does and I have to take what I can get. She’s more of a free spirit and likes to do whatever she wants and she doesn’t care about anything, unless you’re the dog (Dax). She loves Dax. Everyone loves Dax.

It’s almost October and Fall (not that seasons matter in Florida, blehhh). I am a huge Halloween fan (I named my kitten October, because she looks Halloweenie) and I love Pumpkins…and I might have a slight addiction. I stocked up on Pumpkin scented body care products and candy!

I’ve also been buying Halloween decorations and decorating my house already, because…HALLOWEEN! Look at my Halloween tree! I’m pretty excited about it. I am still working on the outside of my house, but I found this skeleton for only $5! Speaking of Halloween stuff, my cousin is having a Halloween themed Engagement party for the fiance and I. I AM SO STOKED! HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

Now for all the random pictures. Pictured below is a moth that I saw landing on some flowers. I love taking pictures of bugs, but I really HATE bugs. Mosquito infested land in the second picture. The fiance and I were Pokemon hunting. We have to brave the mosquitoes if we want to catch’em all!

Speaking of Pokemon…I went to Target, because I practically live there. If you didn’t know, Target has these red ball statue things outside of their stores. WELL…at my Target they had some painted like Pokeballs! It was pretty amazing and I was sad there were no Pokemon near it! And here is just a random picture of me hanging by the pool. Summer is almost over…except I can still be swimming in my pool come December/January while everyone is building snowmen. This depresses me more than you know! I want to build a snowman! I can build a sandman, but that’s not as cool.

I found these tiny succulent and cacti plants on Amazon. They are really tiny and they are alive and you can water them and take care of them. I wanted to buy them all, but I settled on one for now. LOOK HOW TINY IT IS!! I’m obsessed with the thing, but I watered mine and it got taller LOL. I don’t know if it’s supposed to do that or not. The below is a picture of it before I watered it. Maybe it shrinks again when it needs more water or something.


Here are some random pictures from my bookstagram account. I’ve been doing the September photo a day challenge. These are a few of the pictures I’ve taken for that challenge. The first picture with the mockingjay pin was for the topic “book (s) that got you into reading” and the second picture is for the topic “character you want to swap lives with”.

The topic for the first picture was “book + stuffed animal” and the second picture topic was “red/white/blue books”.

Living with cats is tough, especially when you want to take pictures for your bookstagram. I would say that ColbyJack is the worst with the photobombing. As soon as he sees my white sheet, he comes running. October doesn’t do it as much (like I said before, she doesn’t care about things), but she will once in awhile. They make it so hard to take pictures. CJ just flat out sprawled on my sheet as soon as I laid it out. LOL!

That’s all for this update! I hope you enjoyed all my random pictures. You can see more of my pictures by following me on Instagram. I have two accounts and I’ll link them below!

heyyitsashley – personal Instagram account
foreverbookish_ – book Instagram account

I hope you have a great Monday and hopefully I can get back into the swing of things on my blog. I think the rest of the year I might be a little busier with all the wedding stuff I need to get finished and then holiday stuff. I will still try to make it a point to update as much as I can and still keep caught up with all of you guys though! This basically explains why I am not on here as much (and reading as much) as I would like to. Love you all though and thanks for sticking by me!


14 thoughts on “Random|| Books, Furbabies, & Halloween.

  1. Aww! I really enjoyed this post! sometimes we need a book break & when you get back to it you’ll be wanting to read ALL the books lol. Awesome cats btw, love that they get along with Dax 🙂 I haven’t read Attachments yet but it is on my TBR. I just added you on Bookstagram, lovely account 😉

    • I’m glad you enjoyed this post! I hope taking a little break from books will help me get back into wanting to read everything! I am planning a spooky Halloween TBR, so I hope I can get out of this reading slump before October starts! 🙂

      I am so happy that my cats get along with Dax. He’s such a friendly dog though, so I think that helps. He loves chasing them around and wrestling, it’s so cute! When I first got my kitten October, she wasn’t really a fan of Dax. She used to hiss at him when he got near her and you could see how sad Dax was that she didn’t want to play with him LOL. He would always go up to her to check if it was okay. I’m glad she loves him now.

      I hope you like Attachments! Thanks for adding my bookstagram, I’ll add you back! 🙂

      • I’m sure a book break was just what you needed! I’d love to check out your Spooky Halloween TBR, it’s not my go to genre (scary things that is) but I’ve been pushing myself to read outside of my comfort zone lately. I think it’s awesome that your babies all get along so well, I’ve had dogs in the past but not in my current home. Hope to adopt one day in the near future. Dax seems like a real gentlepup 💕

  2. October is just so pretty. Halloween is my favorite holiday – I love all of your decorations, especially your tree!! So cute. And that’s awesome that you’re having a Halloween themed party!! So fun! I put all of my stuff up two weeks ago. I don’t even care that it’s super early, I wanted extra time to enjoy looking at it! I love Target – they have the cutest stuff and I got some new Halloween decorations this year.
    I’m glad you enjoyed Attachments. It’s not her best book, but still a really cute one.

    • I am obsessed with how pretty October is, lol. I probably tell her how cute she is at least 10 times a day. I actually tell all my pets how cute they are at least 10 times a day LOL. Thank you! I’ve been so obsessed with buying Halloween decor and decorating this year. I moved into a bigger apartment, so I’ve had more space to decorate! I don’t care if it’s super early either. I love it so much and I want to look at it all the time hahah. Target has the best (and cheapest) stuff in their dollar bin section! It’s such good stuff. I had to stop myself from buying all the Halloween stuff. I will probably be making another trip soon, hah. Yeah, Attachments wasn’t Rowell’s best book, but it was still really good!

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