I love birthdays! I love celebrating the day that my friends and family were brought into this world. Life is worth celebrating and no matter how many birthdays you have had it's a great time to reflect and have some fun. I look at it as just one more opportunity to find magic in the everyday.
When November hits I start to shift into Christmas mode! It's also my birthday month so between the excitement of starting the Christmas season and the fun of celebrating my birthday with friends and family there have been no shortage of favorites for me this month. Here are just a few things I was loving in the month of November:
From the Kitchen
Coconut Milk Beverage by So Delicious in Nog and Mint Chocolate
We've been loving both these yummy holiday coconut milk treats from So Delicious. I personally prefer the Nog, but my kids loved both the Nog and the Mint Chocolate Coconut milk. A great alternative for those who are dairy free.
This is a favorite time of mine every year. I sit down and create my baking 'wish' list for the holidays. There are some that are a given and make the list every year. Then I also try to add a few new choices to try out on my friends and family. I don't always get everything on the list made but our family really enjoys helping and sampling during the process :).
I LOVE baking! It's a wonderful time to create something with love and a time I love spending with my children as they love to join in.
Teint Miracle Foundation by Lancome
I purchased this foundation at a beauty event I attended at the beginning of November and I have been wearing nothing else since. It has really buildable coverage and I feel like it leaves my skin with a really healthy glow.
Magnifix by Lise Watier
I also bought this at the beauty event I mentioned above and I have to admit I felt like it was a bit of an indulgence when I bought it and that it wouldn't be something I would use much. Boy was I wrong. This stuff is awesome! It really does help my make up stay put all day and of course it has an amazing smell as it contains white tea. I have been really happy with this product just as I have been with my previous Lise Watier purchases.
November GlamBag from Ipsy
I know, not again, but I can't help it. I love Ipsy! This months fun galactic bag and awesome selection of beauty products make me giddy :). I just love getting a chance to sample all these great brands every month. Michelle Phan knows what we beauty product lovers want and Ipsy delivers month after month. Love it!
Wearing it Out
Fluffy Cat Sweater from Urban Behaviour
Who can resist a fluffy cat sweater? I bought this sweater about two years ago and not only do I love it but I always get numerous compliments whenever I wear it. It's so soft and cozy, has these awesome golden cat faces on it and it's kind of over-sized so it's that perfect mix of comfortable and put together.
Flowers from Quik Pik
Got these for my birthday and as usual Quik Pik did an amazing job. This ultra trendy little flower and gift shop always makes me smile with their use of beautiful flowers and unique design and style.
Here are a couple of other things that made me smile this month. The first is my very own Coca-Cola!
My son saw this and just had to get it for me for my birthday! That boy knows me so well :).
The other is a little craft my daughter and I did. We made cornstarch dough and created some little food items and a couple of boxes of tissues for her Ever After High and Barbie dolls. It was so fun!
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorite things from November. If you have any questions or would like me to do a more detailed post on the recipes I baked or the cornstarch dough please leave me a comment above. You can also find me on Instagram @theeverydayjournalista. I would love to hear from you :)