October Favorites

I’m going way back to OG blog and YouTube days and figured that I would do an old-fashioned favorites post. In my memories planner (more on that in another post), I’ve kept an ongoing list of a few favorites I’ve wanted to mention in this post, broken down into “read”, “watch”, “listen”, “activity,” “food” and “beauty”. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Read // “Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media” by Brittany Hennessy

I first came across this book on Julie Garza’s of Julie’s Plans Instagram story and immediately had to check it out. Brittany Hennessy is the Director of Influencer Strategy and Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines so she knows a thing or two about signing social media influencers. I follow a number of “influencers” on social media and YouTube and knew a little bit on how they operate behind the scenes, but this book tells it all — how to create content., finding an audience, and how to monetize it. Super fascinating read for anyone looking to build their personal brand and how to monetize it. It’s a great, eye-opening read that should definitely be on the top of your reading list.

Watch // Fall TV

As you know, I’m a huge fall TV fan, which is why I was so excited to see all my favorite shows return for a new season. In particular, I’ve been especially loving how “Grey’s Anatomy”, “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Riverdale”, and “This is Us”. Their new seasons have started out strong so I’m excited to see where it’s going to go.

Listen // Office Ladies podcast

If you are a fan of “The Office”, you have to check this out! Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey reunite for a podcast where they rewatch every episode of the podcast and discuss it. Listeners get to ask Fischer and Kinsey questions about the episode, while Fischer and Kinsey share behind the scenes tidbits, “fast facts” and more. I can’t say enough about this podcast. It’s just so fun to listen to. It’s even gotten me to rewatch the show again to keep up with the podcast.

Food // Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

While I’m always on the hunt to cook and consume good food throughout the month, this month, I’ve been obsessed with Trader Joe’s. One item in particular, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese has been my absolute favorite. It tastes just like fall. I must have had at least half a dozen boxes of it so far this season. I’m trying to get as much as I can before it goes away! If you like mac & cheese, butternut squash, or a combination of the two, I highly recommend checking this out before it’s gone.

Beauty // Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment

I love this product! I will admit that it is a little pricy ($52 a jar), but it lives up to the hype. I first saw this on an influencer’s vlog who used it to cover up redness post-workout. Her skin looked flawless! I purchased a jar for myself and it doesn’t disappoint! It blurs any redness on my face, giving it a smooth canvas to work with. I can’t even tell you how good it makes my skin look under makeup! Needless to say, I love it! If you struggle with redness, this is worth the investment.

Activity // Blogging

It’s no secret that my favorite activity this month has been blogging, especially with the launch of this new blog. It’s a different type of blogging from what I get to do for work. It’s like an online journal of sorts where I can share my thoughts with all of you guys! Something super low stress that I’m very passionate about!

That’s it for my favorites this month! Hope you guys try out some of these for yourselves!

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