Monthly Moments 2020

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GAH! It’s November already! That’s nuts. 2017, my 30th year to date, has flown by so much faster than I would have ever imagined. Nonetheless, I’d say October was a great time! Looking forward to sharing a few highlights with all of you! Here we go!

Health & Beauty

The workout habit has been a bit slower this month, thanks to lots of hustling and other projects. However, I’ve managed to squeeze in a few days of barre3. Not to mention that I also signed up for the new Downtown Indianapolis Orange Theory location. Who else is gonna need a boost in the new year? Hit up the downtown location to lock in the cheapest rates with me! We’ll have a great time!

My hair is still black! I just refreshed the color a little bit and I have to recommend eSalon! You fill out an online profile, upload a headshot, tell them what kind of color you’re looking for and they create a custom blend for you! It’s super easy! I got two bottles of color for under $20, so it’s more cost-effective than your typical box color! Definitely something to consider if you’re planning to dye your hair anytime soon!


I really bought nothing new in clothing this month! I didn’t really need anything, so nothing to share here! 🙂


Yup, we all know I’m addicted to podcasts! I sped through the Los Angeles Times’ Dirty John. That was some scary stuff – particularly if you’ve ever done any type of online dating. I’ve also started ABC’s A Killing on the Cape, another documentary-style podcast about crime & murder! How seasonally appropriate! LOL


I’ve been reading a few different things, but it always takes me so long to finish. What’s rotating through my hands right now are two different books: The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch and It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After by Andi Dorfman – yes, from The Bachelor/rette.


I seriously always have some sort of TV running in the background of my life. When it’s not Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, or something from the Chicago PD/Med/Fire franchise, I’m always investigating what’s new on Netflix.

If you haven’t watched Mindhunter or The Killing yet, you’re missing out. I also have a minor obsession with Blue Bloods, but it’s probably just because of Tom Selleck & Will Estes. Oh well.


I got to eat and drink lots of yummy things in October! I whipped up my usual fall batches of Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Slow Cooker Apple Crisp, and Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls. When you have a plethora of CSA vegetables that you’re anxious to use before they go bad, big batches of these things are easy to make!

I also found myself trying some really fun cocktails at Plat 99 and Palomino in Downtown Indianapolis and at Mi Pueblo in Decatur, IL on a back-to-campus trip.

Family Reunion cocktail at Plat 99!
Lavender Cosmo at Palomino
One wild margarita from Mi Pueblito!


I went back to Millikin University (one of my favorite places) the weekend before Halloween to see a student production of LIZZIE at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. It was a super fun little trip.

October always brings Trick-or-Treating, so it’s always a blast to hang out with my nephew as he covers Mass Ave for candy each year!

Got to check out the national tour of Finding Neverland! I saw the OBC in 2015, so I was excited to see what changes happened for the touring production – and there were plenty of new things!

Otherwise, there’s lots of gearing up for holiday projects and projects for the new year! It’s a busy, but mostly pleasant time!

Tell me in the comments: How was your October?


One thought on “MONTHLY MOMENTS – OCTOBER 2017

  1. Sounds like you had a blast last month! Mine was pretty chill and relaxing. November is my bday month and the official kick off for the holiday season… i look forward to reading about what this month has in store for you!❤️❤️

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