Another month is behind us and that means I have some new favorites to share with you! I am enjoying these posts more and more and, I think, a large part of it is that it makes me mindful of the things I’m really enjoying. I take note of them as something worth sharing. Whether it’s something I’m watching, listening to, eating, wearing, or whatever. Paying attention to what I enjoy makes me all the more thankful for the little things.
Here are some favorites from November…
Alias Grace on Netflix
I love, love, love period dramas. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared that before. I will watch them as fast as they can crank them out. Remake Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Elizabeth Gaskell just as many times as you like, Masterpiece. I will watch them all.
So, when I spotted Alias Grace on Netflix, I hopefully and eagerly clicked play. And I tore through it. It’s well made and keeps you guessing.
This one is random, but I love citrus fruit in the winter just as much as I love cherries in the summer. Grapefruit and clementines capture my fancy especially. And I think Halos are the best.
This is another random one, but I love Thanksgiving leftovers more than I like the actual Thanksgiving meal! My favorites are open faced turkey sandwiches (on toast with gravy) and mixing leftover cornbread sausage stuffing with eggs and cheese to make it a scramble.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, we had a family from our church over and had such a wonderful time. The kids disappeared and played for hours and we enjoyed fellowship with some new friends. The Redskins even won. It was just what Thanksgiving should be.
I am still thoroughly enjoying painting! While it is frustrating sometimes, when things don’t turn out the way I envision or when I feel like such an amateur, it’s also fulfilling to see my progress and that’s what I choose to recognize.
Progress over perfection.
And, speaking of painting, I bought this gadget and it has turned out to be the handiest thing. When I first got it in the mail, I thought I might’ve been a total sucker for buying it, but it works brilliantly.
And, I found another great instruction book. I received Oil Painter’s Solution Book for Landscapes in the mail last week and it has been an excellent read so far. Very informative and has addressed so many of my questions with detailed, practical answers.
I often have music playing in the background on my Instagram Stories and I’m regularly asked what I’m listening to. I finally figured out how to share my playlist with you, so here it is – my painting/creating playlist. I will rotate songs, adding new ones and removing others when I get sick of them. I try to only have songs on there that I really love (at the time), so I never feel like skipping them and the music doesn’t pull me out of a creative groove. Obviously, music is such personal taste, so you might only like some of these or all of them or none. It’s a random mix of alternative, singer/songwriter, jazz, classical, etc.
Cute, Comfy Clothes
I shared these on my Instagram Stories, but I thought I would share them here as well. I bought a few things on Old Navy while they were having their 40-50% off sales and they are definitely share-worthy! (Get 20% off by using coupon code “SWEET”.)
I love this Old Navy Plaid Twill Dress. I actually ordered two of them (one in the black/white check). They are soft and comfortable, but still look put-together. I just wear them with leggings and boots and I’m good to go.
I also love these Old Navy High-rise Secret Soft Jeans. I have a few pair of their Rockstar jeans and I like them, but they are a little scratchy. Okay, scratchy compared to fleece pajama pants. So, I was excited to try the secret soft version. They aren’t as soft as fleece, but the interior is a brushed cotton, so they are very comfortable. They come in mid-rise as well, but the high-rise are…let’s say, more forgiving!
Lastly, I’ll share a new-to-me Instagram account – @jenniferlanne. She paints landscapes on old cigar boxes, paint palettes, and more. She’s so creative and talented. I couldn’t resist buying this box and I’m inspired to try painting some landscapes that have more of an antique look to them.
If you’d like to see some of my other favorites from this year, you can find them here…
What were some of your favorites in November?
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