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5 Things to be Happy About: October

Posted in Lifestyle
on September 27, 2017

Goodbye September + Hello October

I think I say this way more than I should, but I love fall. I love the season so much that I wish it could last a little longer, so we have more time to enjoy it before the holidays roll around. September was another month filled with work, blogging, wedding planning and other fun things. And I’m ready for a new month, with a new gratitude post on what I’m looking forward to.

1| Popcorn + Movies

Doesn’t October put anyone in a movie marathon mood? Whenever this month rolls around, I’m pumped about watching the Halloweentown movies on repeat throughout the month because they are essential during fall. P.S. What’s your favorite Halloween movie? Even on Halloween, Josh and I relax at home and watch movies. (And eat something delicious, duh.) It’s a cozy way to enjoy time together.

2| Fall Bucket List

I think it’s horrible to say I’ve lived in the Northeastern United States, and I’ve never been apple picking. I’ve done a lot of other stereotypical fall things like mastering a corn maze, carving pumpkins, movie marathons, baking and cooking all the fall recipes saved to my Pinterest board, etc. But your girl needs to: go to a football game + tailgate, have a bonfire, go apple picking, and made a homemade apple pie. What are your favorite things to do in the fall? Do you do a fall bucket list each season?

3| Wedding Dress Shopping

I’m surprised to say Josh and I have checked off a lot on our wedding to-do list, which will be wonderful to not worry about planning anything during the holidays. This month, I have two appointments booked to go look at wedding dresses for the first time; and I couldn’t be more excited. Although it’s just under a year away, it’ll be nice to have most of the wedding planning done early, so we can enjoy being engaged and celebrate time together.

4| Fall Drinks

There are so many awesome cocktails and hot drinks you can enjoy during this season, and TBH I want to host parties all-month long so I can have an excuse to make all these delicious drinks. I personally want to try the apple pie cocktail or this sangria that I would have pitches of! Do you have any other drink recipes you want to share—leave a comment letting me know, so I can make more drinks this month.

5| Decluttering + Packing

There will be a post on this coming in the next few weeks giving you all the details.; but let’s just say I’ve been taking my decluttering skills to the next level, and I’m extremely happy about how this experience has helped me see what I truly need and don’t need. Minimalism is refreshing when it comes to realizing how much we own in comparison to what we actually use.

What are you happy about now that it’s October? Are you ready for decorating pumpkins, cider donuts, and all the fall things? Make sure to leave a comment below telling me what you’re excited about this month! 

 

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How To: Feel (truly) Happy

Posted in Health
on July 24, 2015

How do you define happiness? Maybe it’s spending time with loved ones or living a life you’re proud of. We all have different interpretations of happiness, but there is common ground on what makes us feel happy. I’m going to talk about fives areas in your life where you can “happify” (yeah, I went there) your life. You’ll add some bliss in your life knowing that happiness doesn’t have to be a struggle.

Find your bliss:

What do you love to do? This can be in terms of your career or with the hobbies you do everyday. Find what makes you the most happy and spend the rest of your life doing that. Whatever it is (career or not) it should make you want to get up in the morning with a smile on your face. Now go find your bliss!

Cultivate meaningful relationships:

I would rather have five best friends who I can trust my life with rather than have 20 friends who don’t know much about me. I appreciate the people in my life and I’m comfortable with a small friend group. My relationships are meaningful and important, and I wouldn’t change them for the world.

Express gratitude:

Instead of thinking about the bad things in your life (low-paying job and paying high rent) think about what’s good in your life (you have a job and aren’t homeless). It’s easy to lose sight of positivity, but it’s important to keep life in perspective. You have a lot to be thankful for, so express gratitude.

Love unapologetically:

You know the saying: live, laugh, love? Apply this mantra to your everyday life. If you don’t like your job, quit. Have negative people in your life, get rid of them. Don’t like where you live, move! You deserve a life where you love everything: your job, the people in your life, where you live, etc.

Begin the day with a plan:

People who don’t plan are more stressed. Think about it: you wake up with 24 hours and you have no idea how you’re going to spend it. If you want to feel stress-free and have a productive day, take ten minutes of your morning to plan your to-do list. You’ll get things done and feel accomplished.

What makes you truly happy? How do you live a happy life? Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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