I know this is a little different, but I think I’m going to start doing monthly favorites from now on. Being the lifestyle blog/youtube obsessed person that I am, I just love watching and reading people’s favorites, so I thought I’d do my own. I don’t want my favorites to focus on one specific food or product, or anything like that, I just want to talk about everything I’ve been enjoying this month.
Snack: Apples and almond butter
Since this is a food blog, I’ll start with food. My favorite snack this month is apples with almond butter. I go through phases with this snack, and right now I am very much into it. I get the big giant apples from Harris Teeter and drizzle some Trader Joes almond butter on them and it is so delicious and filling. The other day I was so full I couldn’t even finish it, so if you’re looking for a good afternoon snack.. this is it.
Meal: zoodles with turkey meatballs
My lovely grandmother got me a spiralizer a month or so ago and I’ve been using it non-stop every since. My favorite thing to make is zoodles (zucchini noodles) with marinara sauce and turkey meatballs. I must admit that I cheat majorly and use trader joes frozen turkey meatballs and their basil marinara sauce. But this meal is one of the easiest things you can fix at night and it is even more delicious than I thought it would be.
Scent: Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow
Since we’re now into the heart of Fall, I’m now into the heart of my candle phase. I love a good, sweet, fall candle, so I went to Bath & Body Works to pick up a few new ones. They have so many amazing scents, but my favorite right now is the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. It’s definitely a sweet scent, but those are the kind of scents I love. Also, since its Bath & Body Works it seriously fills up the whole house with deliciousness.
Product: The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer
My favorite product for the last couple months has been The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturizer. I never really used to moisturize my skin much because everything I used seemed to leave my face feeling gross and greasy. This moisturizer is more of a gel than a cream and it feels sooo good on the skin. It also sinks in a dries up as soon as you put it on, so it doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy at all.
Website: Estée Lalonde
Formally Essie Button, aka my favorite Youtuber. A friend introduced me to her channel about a year or so ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Estée just went through a bit of a re-branding and I personally think its working out really well for her. I love the new style of her website and videos and all of her pictures make me want to just go travel the world, go shopping, or redo the entire interior of my house.
TV Show: House of Cards
I finally gave in to the hype. My boyfriend and I tried watching this a while ago and just couldn’t get into it, but we finally decided to try it again. It was better than we expected, but still it was just kind of meh. Now we just started the second season and, holy crap its good. I’m now in the phase where I just want to go home and watch it all of the time.
Activity: The State Fair
For everyone in Raleigh, October is State Fair month. People come from all over the state to come to the fair and we are lucky enough to have it right in our backyard! While the fair is crowded and expensive, it also makes for the best people watching every and some amazing fried food. The fair is the one time each year I get fried oreos, aka the most amazing food ever. This year I also got a caramel apple that was dipped in caramel, rolled in marshmallows, dipped in chocolate, and then rolled in graham crackers. Yeah. I know I’m a nutrition student but you just have to indulge sometimes.
So these are just some of the things I’ve been enjoying this month. What have you all been getting into? Anything I should try?