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November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving + Travel Diaries



Happy Thanksgiving, readers! I hope your day is filled with yummy food and lots of laughter and love from family and friends.

Delicious food, eclectic bars and stunning nature — all of these things come to my mind when I think about Birmingham. My boyfriend, Ashton, and I spent a three-day weekend here, and we fell in love with its big city feel mixed with hilly streets and mountain scenery.

If you have never visited Birmingham before, it’s an excellent weekend trip if you live in the southern region. Once we packed up Ashton’s truck Friday morning, it only took us about three hours and 20 minutes to get there.

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Monday Inspo: Being mindful about holiday excess

Monday inspo: Being mindful about holiday excess

Here’s my dose of inspiration for #motivationMonday: Be mindful of holiday excess. Don’t get me wrong, the months of November and December are my favorite time of the year. I love the cold weather, fall outfits and the abundance of food and gifts.

But just picture this: We gluttons stuff our faces with food and feel absolutely miserable afterward and head to the couch for some football. The next day, we make our way to the mall with the masses to buy Christmas presents and things we probably don’t need. It’s a common Thanksgiving tradition, right?

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Packing List: Fall weekend trip to Birmingham

Packing List: Fall weekend trip to Birmingham

Ashton and I are heading to Birmingham this weekend to relax, rejuvenate and visit a city we’ve both never been to. I’ve created a packing list for the trip with some of my favorite fall pieces. I have to admit, it’s not easy to pack light for a fall weekend trip. Sweaters, in themselves, take up half the duffel, am I right? As for the weather, it’s going to be beautiful all weekend, high 50s during the day and high 30s at night. (Yikes!)

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Style tips: My 3 go-to outfits for fall

fall outfits

We are finally getting some cool weather down here in the South, and I usually have outfits ready to go when the weather permits! Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season. Sweaters, cardigans, vests, kimonos, scarves, boots – you name it – they make my heart beat fast. And if it’s cozy, I’m wearing it.

When I’m on the go, there are three different variations of outfits I typically wear in the fall. They’re easy to throw on, yet they are comfotable and stylish. It’s still a little too warm here most days to wear a heavy sweaters, so I’ll take their lovely alternatives.

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Amazon gift card giveaway!

For the next week, I am teaming up with Annie from Home of Malone’s and 16 other fab bloggers to give away a $300 Amazon gift card to celebrate Annie’s blogiversary! It’s the perfect opportunity to get yourself (or someone else) a wonderful gift for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are! The giveaway ends on Friday, Nov. 18, at midnight. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these awesome blogs!

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