October was such a whirlwind! I’m totally okay with this shift into November though, because a) it’s my birthday month, and b) I’m all about getting into the Christmas season super early. Seriously, my roommate and I have already covered our apartment in pink Christmas lights and started jamming out to “All I Want for Christmas.”
Nonetheless, October was a pretty bomb month and I have quite a few favorites of the month to share with you today.
So theoretically, corgis are my favorite every month. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with them, but that obsession definitely hit a peak this month. At the beginning of the month, one of my friends and I drove to Jekyll Island for the weekend to take part in a corgi meet-up. Did we bring a corgi with us? Nope. We literally just went to play with other people’s dogs. I regret absolutely nothing.
A whole post on my Boston weekend will be coming to the blog soon, but I visited Boston for the first time this month. A couple of the law schools I want to apply to are in Boston, so I figured I should at least get a good sense of the city before I apply. It’s such a gorgeous city and is filled with all sorts of history. I could definitely get used to constantly using the gorgeous townhouses and parks as a source of Instagram photos and backdrops, and the city itself just feels so vibrant.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk
Yeah, yeah, pumpkin spice is probably somewhat overrated. That doesn’t stop me from consuming everything pumpkin-flavored for a solid month and a half. I like Starbucks PSLs, but can’t really get over the fact that I’m consuming an inordinate amount of sugar. Also, I’m on a college student budget and therefore can’t afford to blow $5 on a latte on a daily basis. That’s where this awesome almond milk comes in. I’ve been adding a splash of it to my morning coffee to get a sweet pumpkin flavor – it’s a way better deal financially and since a whole cup of this stuff is only 100 calories, I basically get all that good pumpkin flavor for 20-ish calories.
La Croix Muré Pepino Sparkling Water
I wasn’t intending to put 2 different drinks on this favorites list, but I couldn’t not include this stuff. I’m trying to drink less soda (I have a weak spot for Diet Coke even though I know it’s terrible for me), and flavored sparkling water is a reasonable compromise. This flavor – Blackberry Cucumber – in particular, is my new favorite. It tastes so refreshing, and has zero artificial sweeteners or other questionable chemical compounds.
“This Town” by Kygo and Sasha Sloan
This song is seriously so pretty. I’m a huge fan of songs with pretty, simple melodies, and this one fits the bill perfectly. I also just love the mood it invokes – it makes me want to go for a long drive at night down an empty road, ya feel? (P.S. if you want more of my favorite music, hit me up on Spotify! I’m constantly making new playlists.)
I use Lightroom and Photoshop for all things blog-related, but I recently discovered Canva and have been using it for so many work-related graphics! It’s extremely user-friendly and has really great templates for everything from social media posts to resumés. Making a media kit for the blog has been on my to-do list for quite a while, so I think I’ll be using Canva sometime in November to finally put one together.
I think that’s about it for October! Now it’s time to say goodbye to PSLs and start pulling out the peppermint mochas (my personal favorite seasonal Starbucks drink, if we’re being honest).
I need to try the TJ’s almond milk! I am sure it would be great in coffee 🙂