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November 2, 2016

Woah! Can y’all believe that it’s already November??

While I’m already missing summer (and looking forward to summer 2017!), it’s hard to not love all of the changing leaves and fiery autumn colors all around us in the northeast. What are your favorite parts of November? I’m really looking forward to spending a few days at home for Thanksgiving and for the holiday season to officially begin!


Listening // to the audiobook version ofย The Lake House. The book popped up last month on my Audible recommendations but I’ve finally gotten around to listening to it this past week. I’m already being drawn in by the twists and turns of the story, which follows a police detective’s mission to figure out what happened to a little boy who went missing 70 years before. Definitely a must read!!

Getting back into // my normal workout routine. ย I’ve been traveling a lot lately for both work and pleasure, so I’ve been pretty lazy about going to the gym. Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.. Right? Anyways, I’ve been back at the gym everyday this week and I’m feeling really good about myself and my body because of it.


Watching // HBO’s Westworld, which is AMAZING! A coworker finally convinced me to watch it and I am so glad that he finally wore me down. The storyline is amazing and it really makes me wonder what the future of technology and humanity hold in store for us.

Loving // Essie’s new fall nail polish line. I bought a few of their colors last week and I love the dark goth-y colors. Perfect for autumn and my favorite is the Berry Naughty shady!

Reading // Refinery 29’sย Money Diaries series. I’m a self-professed snoop and so I read this blog series weekly to see what other millennial women are spending their money on everyday. I’ve actually been so inspired by the stories that I’ve started an unofficial log for myself to track what I spend money on each week.


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  • reneejessome

    Time sure is flying! Going to check out essies new fall shades now!

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  • It’s crazy with November. But nope haha, I’m not ready to embrace summer 2017 yet, I’m so excited about Thanksgiving, Christmas and then some snow haha. But I can definitely skip spring and go for summer at once!

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  • Isn’t Westworld INCREDIBLE? I’m obsessed, too!

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  • OMG That pizza looks absolutely amazing! And I am loving Essie’s fall line! I haven’t tried Berry Naughty yet so I’ll have to pick that one up next! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    I really think I would like Westworld, I’ve heard a couple other people talk about it and I need to check it out! I know, isn’t Essie’s fall colors so beautiful! I think I want every single one! I hope you are enjoying a great Thursday so far! The weekend is almost here!

  • Ianne Cabangon

    i know. I am a summer person too but I couldn’t resist all these beautiful fall colors around me.
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  • What a great roundup!! Those green pumpkins are amazing, btw!!

  • Great post! Need to check out that blog series and the berry polish sounds right up my alley. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rosy Flynn

    This year has gone so quick, I can’t believe it is November already! I love the pumpkin pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jodi-Kay Edwards

    I love these photos, so fall like and so cozy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to track my spending better too, might take a look at that!

  • Lovely post! Want a slice of pizza))

  • I always love getting back into my normal routine. October, November, and December are my favorite months of the year personally.

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  • Shauna C

    Calories don’t count on vacation, or during the holiday’s – so you’re all good!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Eat all you can!


  • Len Dela Peรฑa Parent

    Beautiful pictures.Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Good for you going to the gym every day, puts me to shame! Have a great November

  • Such a lovely post! Love November!


  • Patricia Stelmach

    Those pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  • That porch is serious goals!! And isn’t Westworld amazing?? I’m hooked too!


  • merel

    Great post! I loved reading it. Have a lovely fall!

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  • I’m glad to hear you’re feeling good about yourself for having switched back into your gym routine ๐Ÿ™‚ And I totally agree, Essie polishes are gorgeous!

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  • I also cannot believe it is November, this year is going so fast but to be honest I am so ready for it to be over! The food just looks delicious Courtney, have a lovely week!

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  • Nina

    I also can’t believe that it’s alreay November. I love automn colors and can’t wait for the holiday season to start.
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  • I’m trying to get back into working out as well. I don’t really like going to a gym. Instead I put on songs that get me pumped up (Kanye’s “Fade” is on repeat) & dance myself tired (for at least fifteen minutes) & I feel great afterwards. :]

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  • Shauna C

    That pizza looks amazing! Yum!


  • Oh my gosh, I’m right there with you on so many of these. Trying to get back into working out, check! Westworld obsessed, check, check! Weirdly can’t get enough of Money Diaries, check, check, CHECK. That series is so fascinating!

  • Those pumpkin decorations are amazing!


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  • Mary

    I’m obsessed with West World. Completely obsessed! I’m going to check out the money diaries… sounds so interesting to think about priorities and how we all might spend a little differently (or the same!)

    Love, Mary

  • My favourite parts of November are starting my Christmas shopping and going for long walks…I love Autumn! I haven’t seen HBO’s Westworld yet, it sounds really good! Angharad x

  • OMG I am obsessed with those pumpkins in the first photo! So cool. I need to check out Essies’s new fall line – i love a good moody fall nail!


  • Emma Corrie-Hill

    I cant believe its November either, how quickly has this year gone?

    Great post!!

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  • You are right absolutely right Courtney, calories don’t count when you’re on vacation! At least that is what I’ll be telling myself when I go on vacation next month! I’ve never heard of the Money Diaries but it sounds like something I would love to read. Thank you for this awesome blog post. I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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  • What a great post Courtney! I am finally back on track with my workout routine too and totally agree with you! Calories shouldn’t count while on vacation and also before our period haha! I am going to read too the budget planner by refinery 29, thanks for sharing!!
    Wishing you a great start to the week dear!

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