personal life

october favorites.

monthly favorites

{favorite beauty items}  

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china glaze nail polish in leather – it is the perfect, completely opaque shade of black nail polish.  plus, it lasts a long time.

naked basics 2 palette – i love the cool tone shades

nivea lip butter – i like putting this lip butter on while i’m doing my make-up and before lip liner.

nail tek II nail strengthener – this stuff has saved my nails!

{favorite snacks}

malt shoppe ice cream from blue bell – so so good.

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i can’t get enough of thin crust pizza in weird flavors from some local pizza joints.

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{favorite books}

wild by cheryl strayed (this is a re-read)

in your dreams by kristan higgins (i love this author’s books.  this one was good but not great.)

war brides by helen bryan (i’m almost done!)

{favorite new music, tv shows, movies}

william clark green – great texas country artist.

eddie vedder – i’ve been listening to this pandora station for weeks.

Scandal – this show is so addictive!  i want to both be olivia and shake the hell out of her in every episode.

The People’s Couch – i want to be on this show.  it makes me laugh so much.

{favorite words}

have the courage #stevejobs

energy is power #erinbrown

{my own favorite posts}

the best 24 hours. ever. (aka my Paul McCartney experience)

how to make a concert shadowbox

going outside to feel better inside

{favorite posts from other bloggers}

fall capsule wardrobe by unfancy

my story of (and how you can avoid) exercise addiction by fitness blondie

cardio vs weights by skinny meg

i told you i was strong & independent.  i lied.  by the single woman

{most memorable moments}

going to the paul mccartney concert.  it was an amazing experience that i will never forget.

i got my new iPhone 6 and love it.  i didn’t think i’d like the bigger screen, but it’s the perfect size.

a field trip with some of my students.  i had to drive a little bus full of ten teenage boys.  surprisingly, it went really well.  just give them some snacks and music, and they’re completely distracted.

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going out to the canyon after a long hiatus.  i needed the fresh air and outdoors.

pumpkin carving with my friend’s family.  in general, i hate carving pumpkins – it’s gross and i can’t ever get my design just right. but this time was fun.  plus i got to pet all of their farm animals and eat some great food.

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turnpike troubadours concert.  i’ve seen them multiple times, but i’ll always go again!

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and then…there’s this photo of our vice president looking like a badass eating an ice cream cone.  i don’t know why, but it made me laugh all month.

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11 thoughts on “october favorites.

  1. Yes to the Black nail polish! Then again, I love it all year round. At least in the fall and winter people don’t think I’m completely nuts.

  2. Everyone keeps saying how great the iPhone6 is. I still don’t know if I want to commit to that big of a screen.

    Thanks for saying you like the Naked2 Basics. Like with the iPhone, I still can’t figure out which one I want so it’s nice to hear what other people think.

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