Hello! It’s the end of another month and time to share my October 2020 favorites with you. Some of these things may be organizing related and some of them may fall into other categories. I just love sharing all the things with you that are making me happy. And the funny thing is I never know what I’m going to include until I sit down to write this post and pretend that we are in the same room having tea together :). So with that in mind, don’t leave me having a one sided conversation. I also want you to share with me your monthly favorites too. Let’s go!
OCTOBER 2020 FAVORITES
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I found another new Paleo treat and it’s absolutely delicious! Whether you eat Paleo or not, these little chocolate mint cookies are delightful. I need to put in another order with Natura Market immediately (not sponsored). I love finding new treats to eat.
Three things fall into my loving category this month. For starters are these awesome blue light blocking reading glasses. Yep I need reading glasses but I also wanted to try glasses that filtered the blue light from screens. These ones from Amazon do both. And they are floral so what’s not to love? Although if floral isn’t your thing, don’t worry we can still be friends :). They also offer other color options as well. So far they are working great!
Next on my loving list is my new composter for my kitchen counter. I had an open container that I was previously using but I didn’t love seeing (and smelling) my garbage. That got old quick. So I bought the Bamboozle Food Composter after being influenced by Jillian Harris. Its got a carbon filter on the top that keeps the smell in and it’s cute too :).
As for an organizing favorite, spring loaded drawer dividers are the best and are perfect for sock and underwear drawers. I use them to divide regular socks and sport socks as well as in my bra and underwear drawers. They are spring loaded so they work for all drawer sizes and allow you to utilize the entire drawer for your stuff. Bins work too but they will often not maximize the space if they don’t fit exactly right. Do you have these in your drawers?
Christmas! Yes I said it. I am currently planning Christmas. In October. Because I don’t like to be stressed in December. So I’ve started ordering Christmas gifts online and have already finished making my friend gifts. I like to make them a little something each year. Two years ago I did little sleigh ornaments. Last year I crocheted dish cloths and this year I’m doing something a little different again but still homemade.
Here’s the process I use to get my Christmas crafts done.
I’ll share what I made this year soon but it might ruin the surprise for my friends that read my blog. I will tell you that I’m pretty excited about it. I did a trial run earlier in the year and was just tickled about how it all turned out.
Something I’m currently planning for YOU this season is a brand new free 2020 Christmas Planner. I’ve got a few more touches to put on it but I hope to have it out within the next two weeks because the time to get organized for the holiday season is now! Here’s a little sneak peek for you. Stay tuned!
This month, when Amazon Prime Days were going on, I signed up for the 30 day Amazon Prime free trial. Imagine my surprise when I found out that all six seasons of Parenthood are on Prime Video. You guys, this show falls into at least my top five of all time favorites series that I’ve ever watched. I love the Braverman family so much!! So of course I had to start watching it all over AGAIN. And at the risk of sounding crazy, I’ll tell you that as soon as I heard the theme song start up I teared right up. It was like seeing long lost family. And now I’m full on immersed in the show again and I can’t be stopped. Seriously so good. The series finale is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen and I cried big fat ugly tears over it.
I donated a huge purge pile this month and it’s all thanks to my youngest son. He doesn’t love to part with his things but he is currently in the process of changing rooms in the house and I think he just decided he’d rather part with it than move it up a flight of stairs, ha! So proud of him because many of these things he hasn’t used in years but I knew he’d do it when he was ready.
What have you been purging this past month?
So as I mentioned above we are switching up some rooms in the house which is a pretty big job. My middle son is moving back home for awhile so are getting ready for his return. We aren’t quite done yet but almost there.
The one thing I was really excited to share with you in October is how I organize all those random cords, cables and chargers. I love my system so much. If you missed that post I would love it if you would pop on over and give it a read. Let me know if you set something up similar in your own home.
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I hope you enjoyed taking this peek into my life and my October 2020 favorites. Tell me something that you are currently loving in your life. And if you’ve got any questions, let me know.
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