How is it already the end of November and almost the end of 2017?! So much has been happening lately but it’s always around this time of year that I start reflecting on all the events that have defined this chapter of my life, the goals I want to reach before the year ends and all the fun that I was lucky enough to be a part of. With only a few weeks left in 2017, I’m trying my hardest to enjoy the little moments instead of rushing through my to-do list like I usually do.
Here are my Five Things for November 2017. It’s been a pleasurable month.
I had a work party where I was designated to be in charge of the desserts and I was STRESSED. I didn’t want to be the person that brought all store-bought treats and I obviously needed my coworkers to think I was a baking goddess. I found the recipe for these Turtle Chocolate Apple Slices and – even though they don’t actually require any baking – they were a HUGE HIT. I’ve linked them so you can impress everyone you know too. 😉
This podcast by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark is actually a godsend. I’ve always had a discreet passion for true crime stories and unsolved murder mysteries but often can’t stand to sit down and read or research them because of how dark and depressing it can become. These hilarious/relatable/slightly insane comedians made a podcast all about their obsession with murderers, ran with it and created a community for people to discuss true crime while still keeping it light with a few jokes here and there. Definitely give them a listen if it interests you.
I read this when I was in a creative funk. Some days, I can create content like I was born with a million original ideas. Other days, I fall so far down this hole of thinking that nothing I create will ever be good enough, be seen or cared about, that it’s hard to pick myself up and keep going. If you’re ever in one of these moods, this book is for you. Keep on keeping on. You’re doing great, sweetie.
When I went home to Salt Lake City this month to visit my friends and family, some of my favorite conversations happened at the Publik Kitchen over coffee. I was staying at a friends apartment just a few blocks down from the restaurant so I ended up grabbing breakfast there almost every day. Also, this is the spicy chai latte I can’t seem to find anywhere in Orlando because apparently sprinkling some cayenne in your coffee is unheard of in this city! Plus, nothing beats your favorite cuppa from home.
I always try to fit everything I need in a carry-on because I have an incurable fear of airlines losing my luggage. I don’t care how long my trip is, I’ll do the most to pack light but for my trip to Utah I definitely needed to check a bag. I found mine from Kenneth Cole and it’s been my best friend ever since. Everything has a compartment and it looks so chic! Love love love.
I hope November treated you all well!