I think technically there’s only so many weeks of fall left making this post relatively useless, but I’m not really bothering to pay attention to that. Arizona really only has about two real seasons anyway. Since there are still plenty of fall time left, I put together somewhat of a fall shop. It’s filled with things I really love right now and things that just are great to have. It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things only I’m not Oprah, and this isn’t a special segment on GMA.
I feel like its such a cliche girl thing to say “I can’t believe it’s already November!,” but I genuinely can’t believe it. It feels like literally just a couple of months ago it was New Years Day and I was eating those pancakes hungover in a diner feeling so hopeful about 2017. It’s such a bummer to realize maybe I should have set the expectation bar just a little lower so I wouldn’t be so shocked it’s November. Since October just ended about 5 minutes ago, I thought I would share some things that have been on my radar lately (or over the last month really). You know, same ol’ same ol*
*And laundry is really, really boring today
I won’t lie; I love dressing up my dog. For whatever reason she loves it. On my Instagram you can find her in a rufferee costume, springtime cape, and her Halloween costume last year: pinata. Where normal dogs would be completely irritated and sad by being dressed in clothes many people believe they should not be wearing, Chloe loves it. She completely changes her personality and she begins to show them off to everyone who will look at it. I’m pretty positive she even has a dog model walk she’s perfected since she was a puppy. Her little outfits have even gotten her (randomly) asked to make an appearance at someone’s Super Bowl party while on a walk in her rufferee costume.
There’s a line from one of my favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, that goes like this:
Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand not knowing has its charms.
Now, sure, I don’t live in New York, and it’s not remotely close to fall around here. But there’s something about going blissful about going back to school. Since that film was released in 1998 I’ve always used it to encompass my feelings about the fall. Maybe it’s my Type-A personality or just the longing for a time where stress wasn’t a constant, but I genuinely love going back to school. Now that I’m entering what is supposed to be my final semester at college going back to class will be something I miss. Buying office supplies just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
These are a few of the things I find essential to making it through the semester. Headphones to drown out the noise, comfy clothes for hours spent studying, and the supplies to keep everything in line. Okay, so maybe its an attempt to keep things in line. College is a whole new breed of chaos sometimes.
A few months ago it seemed like everyone was throwing around their most trendy wellness tips, and one of the most popular, especially according to Hollywood, was grounding. No, it’s not the kind we used to get as disobedient kids, but rather, exactly as it sounds: creating balance via the ground. Grounding, or Earthing, is using the ground and it’s natural electrical current to balance out your body. It made me super curious because we didn’t really talk about that in Earth Science so I decided to do a little research on Grounding.
I always feel like all I do for posts on this blog is make lists, but I’m just really good at lists. They are really useful for combining tons of stuff all at once without me having to ramble on and on. It’s the beginning of a new month (what the heck) so I thought I would try something new. Rather than sharing some of my favorite things from the month at the end of said month, I thought I would share some things everyone should know about at the beginning. Kind of like those release radar or things to do this month articles in magazines.
Since it’s a work in progress, I tried to combine local things to do with some things everyone should check out no matter where they are. I thought it would be good to cover things like live music, movies, album releases, and just other things worth knowing about. Of course, they will be catered to things I want to recommend, do, or enjoy. So as much as random karaoke night at some dodgy bar sounds, it’s not likely to be found here. I think this is a great way of making my blog more personal since when blogs first came on the scene they were about our personal lives. There’s probably a really sad LiveJournal or Xanga record out there of my incredibly emo high school years. But rather than go that far I thought why not try to be myself a little bit more?