10 Things I Loved In October

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Happy November!!

Time really is FLYING! October felt like it lasted 30 seconds, amiright?!?

If you’re on my newsletter, you know October was a tough month for me emotionally. Every time I turned on the TV it felt like another tragedy, and it all weighed on me pretty heavily.

Anniversary

It was our first wedding anniversary this year! I decided not to write a blog post about it because, well TBH, I don’t feel like I “learned” a lot this year. This year felt like the last five years we’ve been together and I’m grateful for that. If anything we just got to have more fun together!

Hanson

E did surprise me with tickets to see my all time favorite band: HANSON! Don’t hate! I was really bummed that I wasn’t going to make their Middle of Everywhere tour, and checked the Epcot Food & Wine Festival “Eat to the Beat” line up since Hanson has played often in years past – but they weren’t on the original line up! I guess they added a few shows and E luckily stumbled upon them and it ended up being a complete surprise! #Winning.

Halloween!

Halloween is actually one of my favorite holidays (if not my most favorite!). We would totally deck out my house and throw a massive party every year in elementary and middle school! I am  talking like a 30 girl sleepover! I honestly thought I was a witch or some sort of clairvoyant as a kid and would practicing contacting the spirits, elevating, and all that fun stuff.

Since we were already in Orland for Hanson, I decided to spend the night before at Halloween Horror Nights!! I LOVE HHN! It’s always a really fun time going through the haunted houses and spending time in the park after dark!

If you’re still craving some spooky vibes like I am, make sure to check out my ultimate list of scary and not-so-scary Halloween movies!

Networking

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times: your network = your net worth! I’ve been messing around on Bumble Bizz to grow my local network and it’s been so fun to make my community feel smaller, but my reacher grow greater! If you’re an introvert like me, who despises networking, don’t worry, check out these 7 ways to network like a boss, even if you’re an introvert!

Living Room

Of all the rooms in our home, the living room was stressing me out the most! I won’t rehash the struggle of deciding what to do with it, and then ultimately bringing out West Coast Boho meets Mid-Century Modern vision to life since you can read about it in our living room reveal here. But, let me tell you, it feels SO good to finally be done with it! On to our bedroom which will be revealed later this month!

Answering Your Questions!

You guys send some of the best questions! I’ve been slowly making my way through the folder I keep them all in and finally had the time to answer two last month! So if you want to hear my advice on overcoming perfectionism and fear click here! Or if you’re looking to move out on your own, check out my tips here.

Don’t forget you can submit any questions here and my answer may appear on the blog! I would just suggest that if you have a blogging related question that you 1) check out the content already on the blog because I’ve been getting a lot of questions that I’ve already answered and 2) remember part of how I make a living is blog consulting! So if you send me a list of 20 questions where you are looking to get all the answers for free, maybe consider saving some money and investing in some 1-1 sessions with me!

Stranger Things!

Ahh who else has already finished binge-watching it?!? Seriously, can’t get enough of this show! I guess this might be a minor spoiler but it’s not a big one so I have no shame in saying it: I really thought Barb was going to come back! Even in the last 30 seconds I was still expecting her to pop up! Anyone else?!?

 

Jack Johnson

Another one of my all time favorite artists! I got to see Jack in concert in October!! Legit, he is SO talented! It was a massive amphitheater but felt like you were in this intimate setting watching them rehearse. It was so clear they weren’t working off a set list, but just took songs that people called out from the crowd and transitioned between songs that felt right for them. It was SO fun.

Cleaning Up Our Beaches

After a Hurricane the beaches are always a little… trashy. You really see just how much pollution exists in our sea as it all ends up beached. Going to Jack Johnson and enduring Hurricane Irma, really re-awoke my desire to to clean up plastic and trash from the beach every week.

I am pretty good about limiting consumption of single-use plastic, however straws were my kryptonite. So I decided to go green and ordered this awesome pack. It has silicone straws for my smoothies, and these dope aluminum straws for my water, plus a bristle to clean them! I never used aluminum straws before but am obsessed! It actually makes my drink colder! I already only use Tervis cups (literally bring one with me EVERYwhere I go, unless it’s to the beach, at which point I use a bubba keg. Make sure to use recyclable grocery bags, or ask for paper if you forget them. It’s projected that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fishes in the sea! Do your part.

Getting Vulnerable

Last month I shared the first post in a series coming out about pregnancy; more specifically my fears about being pregnant! The response was so overwhelming and supportive. I’ve loved reading through all your comments and knowing I’m not alone. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read all about my fears about pregnancy here.

Lumberjack Tuck

And of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without revealing Tucker’s Halloween costume: a lumberjack

Trying to decide which tree to chop down 😜

Get the lumberjack dog costume at Target here.

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  • LOVED this ha! and your sweet lumberjack puppy costume!

  • Omg I love that you went to a Hanson concert. I didn’t even know they still performed!

    • YES! They do shows every year but this year they did a massive 25 year “middle of everywhere” tour! They put out new albums every 2-3 years basically! They just released their new christmas album last week too!

  • I thought they were going to revive Barb too! So disappointed haha. And I love that little lumberjack costume!

    • Right!? I went back and read, and they promised to give her “justice” and i guess this was their way, but I really thought she was coming back from the dead!

  • Loved your living room reveal!!

  • I didn’t think Barb was going to come back, but I assumed SOMETHING would happen with/to her. But no… And how awesome that you went to a Hanson concert! A few years ago I saw the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block perform together on stage. That was very cool too.

  • What a fun October you’ve had! Love this girl. And how fun that you got to go to Hansen! #90sbabyforlife

  • Stop it!! Tuck looks too darn cute!! And I can’t wait for the bedroom reveal!

  • Kristen Jones

    I’m SO jealous that you went to a Hanson concert! Your living room reveal was amazing and I can’t wait to see your bedroom!

    • GIRL YES! Hanson foreverrrrr! Seriously, they are my ALL time favorite band and have seen them so many times in concert! Have you listened to the new christmas cd??

  • Ha! It’s SO fun! I’ve been a few times and definitely my favorite way to experience Universal

  • My Veteran Woman Life

    My favorite thing about October was the weather finally turning a bit cooler. South Texas is HOT so 80 degree weather is a welcomed change!

  • Oh my gosh I love how obsessed you were with Halloween as a kid. I still adore Halloween too. Tuck is beyond adorable as a lumberjack. I have a giant soft spot in my heart for pets in costumes!

  • I didn’t even know Hanson was on tour until I starting seeing a lot of Snaps/Instastories about the band being in town… and then I went on an one day binge of listening to their songs again, haha. Gave me major nostalgia.

  • I’d love to see Jack Johnson in concert again – he’s SO good. Sounds like you had an amazing October.

  • It sounds like you had a wonderful month – an anniversary, 2 concerts, and fun at Universal! And loved Tucker’s lumberjack costume!

  • I think we really are long lost twins, lol! Halloween is basically my favorite holiday too! And so sweet that you celebrated your first wedding anniversary!

  • OMG LUMBERJACK TUCK. How cute tho?!?! Also how the heck did I miss your anniversary? Probs cos you didn’t post about it – ha! But seriously tho, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Also v sad about Barb. And also Bob. RIP.

  • JeeYoung

    HANSON!!!! MMMMMMMBOP. Octobers are pretty amazing. Happy anniversary!

  • Taylor Smith

    These are all fantastic! I loved your living room reveal personally.

  • LUMBERJACK TUCK IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

  • October flew by SO fast! Jealous of Hanson + HHN! With everything that happened with Sheba I didn’t really get to head over to Orlando like I usually do. Hopefully next year! And SAME feelings about Barb with Stranger Things. I already can’t wait for season 3!

  • Ash Neverson

    Halloween this year was awesome for me! It was my first and I loved it!

  • Your dogs costume was absolutely adorable! And jack Johnson is an all time favorite for sure

  • I had many of the same fears about pregnancy that you wrote about. They are definitely real and it’s great to get them out in the open. Also, I’m so jealous you got to see Jack Johnson!

  • Omg that lumber jack outfit is adorable!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love Hanson too. Jeal! Tucker’s outfit is adorable!!

  • I really wished I had been at Epcot for the Hanson concert! I was there earlier in the season and saw Starship, but it certainly wasn’t Hanson!

  • Happy Anniversary again!! Hanson and Jack Johnson both sound like amazing concerts and Tucker is soooo sticking cuteee!! I’ve really been slacking in the pup costume department these past few years

  • Becca

    It’s sounds like you had an amazing month! Cleaning up our beaches is something I really want to get more involved in because it’s so important to clean up the environment! I ALSO LOVED LOVED LOVED STRANGER THINGS this season, it was soooo good!

  • Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! And wow, Hanson! I saw another blogger friend who went to their concert, and it was so nostalgic when she shared a video of them performing MMMBop! Really, that’s just one of the very few songs I know of them. Hahaha!

  • Happy anniversary! I’m yet to get into Stranger things. Everyone else seems to be really into it but I couldn’t get into it the first time around. Maybe I need to try again.

  • I lovoooved Hanson growing up too! How fun that you were surprised with tickets to their concert! This was an enjoyable read with lots of fun highlights. I always enjoy seeing how well you put your content together 🙂 Thank you for sharing all this!

    xxx,
    Mary

  • My friend is obsessed with Hanson and she got to see them this month as well! We’ll be finishing up Stranger Things this weekend. I resisted the urge to watch it all in one day. Went back and read your post on pregnancy fears! I have a lot of the same. Just a general fear of the unknown which creeps into all aspects of my life. Glad to know I’m not alone!

  • Girl you had such a busy month! I’m not a big Halloween fan, but I love how people get into the holidays. (I’m already listening to Christmas music!)

  • Oh my Gosh yes, October flew by way too quick!! I celebrated my Birthday in October and I went to a Pumpkin Patch for the first time and loved both! I’m definitely a Fall Baby at heart so October is my favourite month!

  • Happy Anniversary and I loved your living room reveal!

  • Thena Reading-Franssen

    So fun, sounds like you had a great October. Your living room reveal was so great! Keep up a Great November!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Oh my goodness! Look at that little lumberjack outfit! Such a cute little pup! Also, hooray for Hanson! I’ve been keeping up with this concert series and Epcot through Insta Stories and was surprised to see them there! Very cool!

  • Amanda K

    Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had a fun month!

  • Audrey Knizek

    i’ve only watched two episodes of the new Stranger Things season, but it is SO good! I can’t wait to finish it and then wait a year for the next season, haha! I really enjoyed the pregnancy fears post you did, so I’m excited you’re doing a series!

  • Happy anniversary! I loved your fears about pregnancy post this month. So relatable!

  • Allison Ellzey

    Sounds like a great October!

  • JELLY that you got to go see Hanson.
    I’ve also been loving Stranger Things. We only have 2 episodes left from season 2.

  • Sydney Power

    Looks like you had a busy month. I will have to check out “Stranger Things.”

  • Happy anniversary! I loved watching Stranger things but sad I’m already done!

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