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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
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Isn’t it crazy that Thanksgiving is this month?! There are 30 days in November, and they are going to fly by. How are you going to spend them? I have some suggestions.
1. Make Thanksgiving plans!
2. Go on a walk while the sun is setting.
3. Practice thankfulness. November is a month that makes it easy to remember to be thankful. Take a minute every day this month to write down something you’re thankful for.
4. Write something. It’s National Novel Writing Month! Even if you’re not doing NaNoWriMo, take advantage of November and write a little more than you normally would, whatever that looks like for you.
5. Pick something new to make for Thanksgiving, then have a trial run. Thanksgiving food early? Yes, please.
6. Take advantage of the cooler weather. Have a picnic, go for a walk, or eat dinner outside. Just bundle up and enjoy the cold.
7. Start planning out your Christmas list. Who all do you need to get gifts for?
8. In honor of Thanksgiving, write letters to the people you love, telling them why you’re thankful for them.
9. Take a night off and rent a comedy you’ve been meaning to see.
10. Read a C.S. Lewis book.
11. Set one goal that you want to have completed by 2015. Not a whole set of goals, because that’s overwhelming. You have two months left in 2014–one goal is definitely doable.
12. Buy the new Taylor Swift Album. Listen to it approximately 87 times on repeat, then tell me what your favorite song is so we can discuss.
13. Get crafty. You know all those DIY projects you keep pinning? Do one of them!
14. Read a whole book. If cooler weather doesn’t make you want to cozy up and read a good book…well, I don’t know what to say to you.
15. Throw stuff away. You’re probably going to accumulate a bunch of stuff over the holiday season. Get a head start on that and throw away junk that’s just taking up space.
16. Spend an afternoon in the library. Check out a book you’ve never even heard of before.
17. Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
18. Make homemade soup. Find a soup you love, and your winter months just got ten times better.
19. Think of a Thanksgiving tradition you’d like to start. Last Thanksgiving was my first married one, and it was so much fun starting our own traditions.
20. Make hot chocolate. Not the kind in a packet, either. Get fancy.
21. Have an Audrey Hepburn movie marathon.
22. Think about what you most disliked about your life in 2014. Was it your job? Your attitude about life? The lack of time spent on certain things? How can you change that in 2015?
23. Plan a surprise date. The holiday season can get super busy super fast. Take the time to make your man feel special.
24. Make a list of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals you want to try and get.
25. Make apple cider mimosas. Substitute orange juice for apple cider and you’ve got a festive way to toast!
26. Watch the Macy’s Day Parade.
27. Get dressed up for no reason. Who says a normal night at home isn’t a good reason to break out the curling iron?
28. Watch Elf to kick off the start of the Christmas season!
29. Get your first red cup of the season at Starbucks. White chocolate peppermint mocha, please.
30. Add to (or start!) your Christmas decoration collection. I may or may not have some really pretty things going up in my shop tomorrow that fall into this category.
What are you most excited about this month?
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