Happy Halloween! No tricks here, though. Just my usual monthly post where I share some of my favorite things, ranging from clothing, accessories, and beauty items to home goods, multi-media picks, and tasty treats.
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Clothes & Accessories
❊ Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover – I bought this cozy, plush pullover last year when I was pregnant and found I was just too hot to wear it at the time. This fall is a different story, though! I’ve basically lived in it for the past few weeks as the weather has turned crisp at last in the midwest. It’s my go-to to pop on for morning walks with my girls and to run errands. It is incredibly soft and warm. I feel like I’m being hugged by a giant teddy bear every time I wear it!
❊ iPhone 7 Plus – I’ve had major iPhone Plus envy ever since I purchased one as a gift for my husband last year. I’m glad I waited until the iPhone 7 was released. The new features such as the camera upgrades and water resistant casing were worth the wait. I’m obsessed! And of course, I immediately bought one of my favorite Sonix cases for added protection (and cuteness!). They’re sleek and lightweight and add just the right amount of texture around the edges to make the phone less slippery in my hand.
❊ Ulta Miss Fabulous Eyeshadow Palette – Jenny Fox, one of my favorite beauty YouTubers and just a really sweet person all around, released this beautiful eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Ulta a couple of months ago. She was kind enough to send me one as a gift (no strings attached, I promise!) along with a super cute outfit for my daughter, Charlotte. I don’t wear a full eyeshadow look every day but when I do, I’ve only been reaching for this palette. It includes a wonderful variety of warm-toned shades perfect all year round but especially for fall. I love how soft and buildable the colors are. At just $20 it’s a great price for the makeup lover.
❊ Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Apple Cider Dish Soap – I’ve been a fan of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products for many years, especially the dish soap and multi-purpose spray, which I use daily on my kitchen counters. When I saw the apple cider limited edition scent at Target my heart skipped a beat. I actually like doing the dishes. I find it very calming. Having an apple cider scented dish soap is the icing on the cake for this season gal. It is a truly festive scent. You can bet I ordered a whole bunch to last me through the holiday season!
❊ Views by Drake – I’m not that into rap music, but I do love Drake’s albums and always look forward to new ones. His latest did not disappoint! I’ve enjoyed listening to it while I work out lover the past couple of months. I find the beats and tones he uses in his music help me feel focused and centered, which is great when I’m trying to pack a punch with a short workout.
❊ Pretty Little Liars – Season 6 – Every October I look forward to catching up on the last full season of PLL (I’m always a year behind because I like to wait and watch it all at once). I know it’s a frivolous show, but I just love it. I save it for October because it’s a bit spooky and it just fits with the season in my opinion! The plot line gets more and more ridiculous each year, but I’m still smitten. It’s just fun!
❊ Stick With Me Shop – I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole with planner stickers (for real this time) and I have another favorite shop/YouTube combo to share. Jenny’s Plan With Me videos are my absolute favorite right now. I’m hooked! Her voice is so soothing and her spreads are so neat and too cute! She also has a sticker shop that she only opens once a week or so since she works full time as a teacher. You have to stalk her Instagram to know when she restocks because her stickers sell out super fast. She draws and designs her own stickers. I just received my first order and I’m already chomping at the bit to place another! if you like planner stickers and watching PWM videos I highly recommend checking her out.
❊ Three Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – They’re baaack! Last year I discovered the joy of this super simple recipe and I made it over and over again throughout the fall and holiday season. I’ve waited patiently for fall to roll around again and I’m back at it! I’ve taken the advice so many have shared to substitute cinnamon chips. I do half cinnamon, half chocolate chips and it’s divine! I like warming the muffins up for about 20 seconds in the microwave and enjoying them with a hot cup of something scrumptious for a sweet treat. Yum!
❊ Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea – One of my favorite teas is finally back on the shelves at Trader Joe’s. This tasty pumpkin spice rooibos is the perfect accompaniment to one of those delicious muffins. I enjoy a cup with a nice helping of honey for a truly soothing, fall treat.
If you’d like to hear more about my favorites this month, check out this video:
It’s giveaway time! I wanted to share the awesome Miss Fabulous palette with two of you. The October 2016 Favorites Giveaway will run until Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. TWO winners will receive an Ulta Miss Fabulous Eyeshadow Palette.
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I would love to know what some of your October favorites were if you care to share.
I hope you have a happy & safe Halloween! 🎃
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