November Goals

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October was a really fun month! I kicked it off with my college roommate’s wedding in North Carolina, went to Austin City Limits, made a trip back home, started my last semester of grad school, and rung in the end of the month with Halloween. The holiday season is quickly approaching which means so is the end of the year. It’s time to get busy. Here’s what I am getting into this month:

  1. Get to chatting. My work goal for this month is to get back in to the Twitter chats I used to be involved with. I’m sure #AdWeekChat has missed me 😉.
  2. Learn a new recipe. In the spirit of Thanksgiving this month, I want to learn a new Thanksgiving recipe. I think it may be corn casserole but time will tell.
  3. Get those steps in. My goal is only 5,000 a day so it is pretty doable. Looks like I’ll be doing some laps around my complex.
  4. Learn some trivia. The election is days away, I’m so nervous y’all. Anyway, in honor of us electing a new President I should learn the other 43 (in order) and the US state capitals. Bonus points for learning political parties of the presidents.
  5. Create an evening routine. Now that I have my skin care routine down (and I hard wake up time), it’s time to integrate other steps to get me in the mind-set of sleep.
  6. Finish Duolingo. I’ve got to get it done with an extra 30 days, right?
  7. Hydrate. Now that I’ve replaced one drink a day, I hope to meet the minimum goal of 64oz per day. I just got a new water bottle from Target with an infusion compartment so hello fancy office water. Today’s special: strawberry cucumber. Share your combos if you have any good ones!
  8. Collect can goods. For my community goal this month I want to collect cans for a local food drive. And not just with me. I’m going to work with others to get donations up.

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The Perfect Recipe for a Chilly (Chili) Day

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One of my to-dos on the Autumn Adventures list is to host or attend a chili cook off. This recipe will probably not win you top prize, but it will keep you warm on crisp winter and fall nights.

This is one of my go-to recipes when I want to cook something warm and cozy. It makes about 6-8 servings and is great to take as leftover to lunch in a cold office.  Continue reading →

A Delightful Summer Treat

While I was home for the Fourth, my mom and I made one of my favorite summer recipes: Pineapple Fluff. It is a really simple, sweet dessert perfect for any summer party. You only need four ingredients, a medium sized bowl and a spatula. It takes about 5 minutes to mix together and is ready to serve. (You may want to put it in the fridge to make it cold if you’re ingredients were sitting out for a while.)

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