Monday, November 2, 2015

What I'm Into - October

Wow, do you agree that October flew by? Seriously, I cannot believe that it's November 2nd already. Last month I started a new series of sharing what I'm into each month, but I switched up the categories a bit. 

Painting: Essie Gel Setter Top Coat
I've previously expressed my love of Essie in this post, but I recently discovered this product. I love having painted nails, but manicures are not in my budget at the moment so I researched at home gel manicure products. I decided to give this top coat a try and I love it! It's super shiny, dries fairly quickly, and keeps my manicure looking awesome for about a week and a half.

To Drink: Dunn Bros Infinite Black Cold Press
I enjoy hot coffee, but cold press is my jam. What I love about a growler of Infinite Black Cold Press from Dunn Bros is that it's super easy to customize depending on your mood that day.

Reading: The Speechwriter by Barton Swaim

Texting: New emojis!
I cannot even choose my new favorite! (Sorry Android users - those square outlines are sad - I understand your pain)
Zipper Mouth? 

What were you into in October?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Throw Out 50 Things

After seeing this post on Jess Lively's blog, I grabbed Throw Out Fifty Things from the library. I'm only a few pages in, but I had already started a pile of items to consign so I decided to jump into collecting 50 items to toss over this past weekend! 

The "throw out" phrasing is a bit misleading. I'm interpreting "throw out" as removing from my home, not putting in the trash. In my 50 items I included magazines to recycle and a few things I tossed, but most of the items I collected went to Stuff (a consignment shop) or will be donated.

Here's a pic of most of the items in my most recent purge:

I'd say my first attempt at throwing out fifty things went well and wasn't too challenging since I already had a "get rid of" pile started. I've put a reminder in my calendar to try the challenge again at the end of November, but I've already thought of additional items to exfoliate my home of since completing this yesterday. I'm exciting to remove some clutter and hopefully become more conscious in the purchases I make! I'll keep you updated in the progress. And maybe I'll finish reading the book...

Have you participated in anytime of "purge" like this before? What was your experience like? 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall To Do List

Autumn has officially begun 

and I've created a To Do List 

with the all of the fall essentials! 

  • Visit an apple orchard. 
    • Done! I visited Stone's Apple Barn with my girlfriends yesterday and came home with a bag of delicious apples!
  • Visit a pumpkin patch. 
  • Drink fall-ish beers. 
  • Enjoy fall leaves and foliage. 
  • Savor hot espresso drinks. 
  • Go to a bonfire and eat a s'more. 
  • Make a homemade soup. 
  • Donate to a shelter or food pantry. 

What's on your "Fall To Do List"??