Saturday, November 30, 2013

Quick Pics

Compared to October, November has been a very chill month. It's also literally been chilly, with the temperatures dropping from the 50s/60s to the 30s. Oh winter. You just can't wait, can you? I started reading a little more this month. I finished Carrie, which was really really good. I have started The Haunting of Hill House, but haven't gotten too far into it yet. I go through reading phases where I get into a book and then want to read more, but then end up not having the time to do it. Sometimes I wish I could take a vacation from life and just stay in bed under the warm blankets with a bunch of good books to read for a week.



I got a couple of fun new things this month, such as my Harry Potter ring. It was getting this ring and styling it with Gryffindor colors that led me to do the Inspired by Hogwarts outfit series this month. I had a lot of fun creating outfits based on the colors of each Hogwarts house. I also recently got two new dresses from ModCloth. One is the space-print dress that was featured in my last post. The other is the dress that I wore for Thanksgiving that you will see sometime soon! It's really comfy, and was perfect for a day of feasting.



Speaking of Harry Potter... I started trying some new drinks at Starbucks. You may already know, but Starbucks has a "secret menu". This menu contains recipes for drinks that aren't on the traditional Starbucks menu. One of the recent additions that I learned of was Butterbeer! They had a hot version and a cold version. I've tried both and both are absolutely amazing, but I think I like the hot one more. It tastes like some sort of Christmasy treat to me, and I love it. I can't get enough. Neither have coffee in them, but I'm sure you could get it in there. I hate coffee, so it was perfect for me. I also tried the gingerbread latte (sans coffee) and that was tasty too! This month I also attended another Reel Big Fish concert and watched The Emperor's New Groove for the first time. I know. The first time? For shame.




Of course, the month ended with the gloriousness that is Thanksgiving. I was really looking forward to this year's Thanksgiving, since I was sick on Easter morning and couldn't eat any of my family's wonderful food. Thanksgiving was my next chance to. Of course I had one of the legs, tons of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and bread. For dessert, I made a cinnamon streusel topped pumpkin pie. I'll be posting the recipe soon! Oh, and since it's almost December, I broke out the Christmas music already. I couldn't help myself. I also went on a present buying spree last night. Hooray!






My pie came out great, and in addition to that the pumpkin pie, I also had apple pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin chiffon pie. I definitely pied it up. It was amazing. And now tomorrow my friends and I are having Second Thanksgiving, which will be a sort of Friendsgiving. It will be the first time that I will cook a turkey. Sarah and I are doing most of the cooking, so it shall definitely be an experience... hahaha. I hope you all had a great holiday!


  1. That Starbucks drink looks so good! Great photos!