We’re in the last month of 2017 (how?! HOW?!) and I really don’t know how to start this so I’ll just jump in. Here’s my November In Review.

Welcome to the busy holiday season! I found the time to recap my busy November. This post also contains my latest obsession, a joke and a playlist.9
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Monthly recap

So just like my July recap, the first weeks of November was uneventful. The week before Thanksgiving things went CRAZY. Well for some reason I just wasn’t happy with my magazine project. I kept changing pretty much everything. A 4 page layout took me about 2 weeks to design. I’ll show it off later this month.

Thanksgiving was crazy, one tip that really paid off? Cook pretty much everything on the days leading up to it. Tuesday mom and I chopped the veggies, peeled the potatoes and all those things. Wednesday we made the turkey (shout out to Butterball and their freezer to oven turkey!), green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and the cranberry relish.

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And no that’s not all we had-another tip? Delegate! We had about 15 people over and they all brought the side dishes, deserts and appetizers.

Thursday consisted of cleaning mainly. Have you seen this video? Yeah that was basically us.

Everyone came around 12 and we just talked and ate, ate and talked. Here are some pics.

The tryptophan set in so after they left (at like 5:30) we were lazy the rest of the day.

In other news, I FINISHED MY BOOK CHALLENGE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE! My goal was to read 20 books in one 2017. TBH I forgot about the challenge until like August and I’d only read like 5 books.

I started listening to the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries and I’m addicted. It kinda reminds me of Nancy Drew except it’s British. It takes place in 1922 and beyond and centers around a magazine journalist named the honorable Daisy Dalrymple. The series follows her on her adventures, writing deeds and of course her love story with detective chief inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard.

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The books are only 200-300 pages long so it’s a relatively quick read and its also suspenseful. I’ve read 11 books in less than a month.

Quick review: It’s addicting, a good brain teaser and a quick read.

My Latest Obsession

So the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales hit me HARD. I bought almost everything I’ve been wanting. But this bracelet hasn’t left my wrist since I got it in late October. I wore it only once before it broke, I told Happiness Boutique about it and the sent me another one!

Here’s a pic:

The bracelet is rose gold, has rhinestones throughout and has roman numerals around it. It can be worn stacked and layered, but it’s gorgeous and so classy worn by itself. Here is a similar version.

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Blog Stats

I totally understand my low stats this month. Everyone and their mother (literally in my case) is busy, busy, busy! When I get home from school, I work for a couple hours then I shut my laptop and I don’t want to open it again till the next day. Maybe since this month means a break from school/work will mean my stats will go up? A little? No?

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Monthly funny









Why did the hipster burn his mouth?




















He ate the pizza before it was cool.













How was your November?


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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Anna Hubbard

    Yay for having a good month and finishing your book challenge!!

  • I love that bracelet, it’s so cute and dainty!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Marissa Pedersen

    Congratulations on being ahead on your book challenge! I need to participate in one to encourage myself to read more.

    • Haha I really hustled in the end!

  • Congrats on finishing your book challenge!

  • Great job on the book challenge! Looks like a great Thanksgiving too.

  • Sounds like November was a pretty good month! I shopped a lot on Black Friday and Cyber Monday myself.

  • Ciera Chang

    Sounds like you had a great month! I feel you on the Black Friday sales, but I’m happy I am done with most of my shopping early this year.

    xoxo, CiCi

  • Way to go with reading 20 books! I really need to get back on track with it next year – there are SO many books I want to read!

    • Goodness I totally feel ya there!

  • Yay, I’m happy you finished your reading challenge early! I’m pretty sure I have, too, I just haven’t tallied up all the books I’ve read yet lol

    • Haha I try to keep up with it or I would be super lost.

  • Elizabeth Satala

    It sounds like your month was filled with awesomeness! 20 books is a lot to read, so congrats on that!

  • Tami

    Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving. <3 And I just have to say that watch is so pretty! And I need to check out that book because I love historical mysteries. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Petersen

    Sounds like a good month. I love the way you do your recap.

  • Amanda K

    My stats have been lower too. I love that bracelet!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Your rose gold bracelet is so pretty. I am obsessed with rose gold. It sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving, all the prep leading up to the day sounds like it really paid off!

  • Sara Nichols

    Sounds like a great November!!!

  • Looks like you had a great November!!! I love these posts they are so informative.

  • I love that y’all had sushi and shrimp as Thanksgiving dinner. That sounds so delish! Congrats on finishing your book challenge! I failed so hard this year. I’ve been trying to up my reading game as of late though. Hopefully I bring that into the new year. I really need to start prioritizing it. How many books are you challenging yourself to read next year?

    • Oh gosh, maybe 20 again? I might bump it up a little I don’t know yet haha.

  • Great month review wishing you all the best.

  • Congrats on finishing your book challenge! That’s such a good feeling! I need to get back into reading

    • Haha audiobooks saved me on that one.

  • McKennableu

    Great month! Loving your new bracelet!

  • My stats from this month were lower as well! November was a very busy month. And I love your playlist! I’ll be adding some of the songs to mine.

  • Tara

    love the bracelet. that sushi makes me super hungry!

    • Our family friend is Korean so we always have Gimbap on get togethers!

  • My November stats were the lowest I’ve ever experienced haha! Sometimes time away from the blog is okay though. Can’t wait to see your magazine project!


  • My November stats were laughable but such is life. Congrats on finishing your book challenge early. Hopefully I’ll be joining you soon.

    • Yupp lol so far December hasn’t been much better.

  • Sarah Ann

    Your bracelet is so beautiful! I had set myself a book challenge too at the start of the year and I’m not proud to say I’m failing miserably!

    • I always go through Goodreads and it keeps me accountable!

  • Brittany Daoud

    I had super low stats for November as well. I wasn’t very good at doing my usual engaging last month!

  • Adriana

    Love your playlist! Your family pictures are great – such a fun time of year!

  • Omg I LOVE Kina Grannis!!! She’s one of my favorites.

    • I’m sad to say that I just discovered her, but she’s great!