October 2018 Mood Board - 5 Minutes of Fall Inspiration

October 15, 2018

Photo by Elora Alleneberhard grossgasteigerVanessa von WiedingAaron Burden  
October has become one of my all time favorite months. I can walk around without sweating to death.  The leaves are a beautiful color and the fluctuating weather means it's the optimal time for layering mini skirts with chunky sweaters and expanding my boots & booties collection. Then you add in Halloween, spiked apple cider, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and classic Disney Halloween movies and it's no wonder that most people like fall more than the other seasons. Even though I still have A LOT on my bucket/to-do list for this month (sometimes an overwhelming amount), I can't help but feel inspired every time I take a long stroll through an NYC or JC neighborhood. Maybe that's why I love fall so much? It' full of second, third and fourth chances. I hope this mini mood board inspires you to seek out beauty in your own neighborhood, go on a fall adventure, or create a warm and cozy environment in your home. I'm dying to know what inspires you the most this season. Leave a comment below and then I can share your tips with the rest of the community. Have a glorious Monday; you deserve to have a whimsical and magical season. Until next time my friend, and thanks for spending a little time with me! Your support means more to me than you think!

Weekly Reads 10.14.18

October 14, 2018

Photo by Kerstin Wrba

I'm so sad that October is flying by! This is one of my favorite months, and I have so many fall things to do before the season ends! I'm sure you do too, but for now, I hope you grab a warm cup of tea or coffee and dive into the links below. Thanks for spending some time with me!

Gotta Get My Mind Right: Heard about this cool mental health community on Julia Engel’s IG stories. I’m excited to check it out.  I also loved this article that explores a few reasons to seek out therapy.

Rich Bitch Money Tips: Let’s get cookin! I love this 2-week challenge of cooking all your meals at home. Very inspiring and a great way to save extra money.

All the Fall Fun: I’ve never been to new england in the Fall but I’m DYING to go to vermont after reading Abby Capalbo’s Vermont Fall Foliage guide!! AHHHHH I want to do all of the stuff on this list.

Lovely reads - I think I just found one of my new favorite writers. Even though I’m not planning on getting married anytime soon, I resonated with her fear about staying engaging/exciting.

Chill Out: I seriously want to try this CBD drink! I need all the help I can get when it comes to relaxing.

Cup of Jo: I need to go to Felix now! I’ve never seen such a beautiful coffee shop!

Do Your Part: This is a great guide for us to inform ourselves and vote for what we believe is best. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just hope everyone who is eligible to vote takes time to do their research.

Bingeworthy: I’m so obsessed with Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul Documentary which explores whether Jake is a sociopath and exposes a dark side of YouTube. It’s sooooo good you guys

Let’s Talk About Tax Cuts: More tax cut info to help us adult better and understand a huge political issue.

Out East: If you need a reason to go to the Hamptons in the fall, this is your answer. You’re welcome

Shop Til You Drop
This is what’s in my amazon cart at the moment

Weekly agenda - I need to organize & purge like crazy!! This article inspired me.

Gotta Have IT: I’mma need these inserts for the fall and winter.

Pick Me Up: Watch this Puppy Bachelor video to instantly be happier.

Menu: I think this Trader Joes list was personally written for me because it answered all of my prayers

Dressed to the Nines: I loved this article because I miss getting dressed up for no reason! I want to challenge myself to dress up a little bit like I used to in high school and college. It was so much fun and that's when I felt my best… because I actaully took the time to invest and respect myself by doing something that makes me happy. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never give up my yoga pants, but there’s nothing wrong with putting a little pep in your step 4 out of 7 days of the week.

Recent Highs
I had an AMAZING time in Austin, TX the other week with a few of my friends from college. I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time! It was nice to be around a core group of people who have my same, twisted sense of humor

Recent Lows
I’ve been pretty sick recently. And because I’ve been sick, I physically haven’t been able to follow through with most of my goals ie.) going to the gym, going hiking in the Bronx, waking up at 5:30 to work on my blog… and so on. And at first I was totally fine because I knew I needed to rest, but now I just feel sad and behind. I've also had a lot of issues in my romantic relationship, but luckily, that seems to be turning around. Life tends to throw a lot of stuff at us all at once, but it always gets better eventually.

The Fall Home: Cute & Affordable Amazon Fall Decor Pieces

October 10, 2018

Photo by Elora Allen on Unsplash

One of my favorite things to do every fall is decorating my space (ie. bedroom, bathroom, office cubicle, porch/front door, kitchen, living room)! There's something refreshing and therapeutic about adding a little bit of joy and celebration to my everyday life through simple, relevant decor and kitchen pieces. So I've rounded up a few of my favorite items that will hopefully put a smile on your face each time you glance at them. I am actually planning to buy everything on this list... but I'm going to space out my purchases because there's no point in going into more debt (hey there student loans and past shopping addiction) in the name of fall decor. Remember my friend, we can everything we want in life; we just might not be able to have it all at the same time. So cheers to us being financially responsible this season while still finding ways to enjoy the small stuff. I'd love for you to share your fall decor plans in the comments below!! Share your ideas; you never know who you'll inspire! Until next time my friend, and thanks for spending some time with me today. So much love!!!!

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Happy Fall! 

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