5 Things to Try This November

November is one of my favorite months. I love the colors and beauty of October, but the weather can still be too warm and unpredictable for me to really become comfortable. When November comes around, everything becomes a little more solidified. It cools down permanently, the leaves are still pretty in their way, and the general feeling of the upcoming holidays makes everything cozy. I love cold nights cozied up with a good book and some tea, or watching a good film noir - Laura is one of my favorites! 

Here are a few things I'm looking forward to trying out this month! 

Make a Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

I'm a pretty basic white girl who likes her pumpkin spice, but lattes aren't my thing. After my spin classes there's nothing I want more than my favorite peanut butter protein smoothie, and adding pumpkin seems like the perfect way to amp it up for this time of year!

Host A Game Night

I love charades and pictionary for group game nights because they are classic ways to get everyone laughing and involved. Dominoes and Scrabble are also a lot of fun, but we all know it's the snacks that really make the night. I'm planning one for next week - wish me luck! 

Try out Friendsgiving

Sometimes our real family aren't related by blood. You don't have to have Friendsgiving as a replacement to your normal Thanksgiving activities, and it certainly doesn't have to be fancy. There's nothing like a good night with good people, and I think that the colder months are the best time to get together for a night in! It's a very "adult" thing to do, and it's fun to pretend to be an adult sometimes. 

Up Your Sweater Game

SWEATERS. They are the best part of the cold. I just really, really, love layering up and feeling all bundled up in the perfect sweater. Plus, they are the most amazing garment for covering up those areas you might not love so much - aka basically my entire body. 

I love this, this, and this one

Experiment with your table

Decorating my table has never been a strong suit of mine. I always worry too much about where the food will fit, if people can see each other, and the messes that could be made. In short, I overthink it. If you're going to host Thanksgiving (not me, thankfully), or Friendsgiving (maybe me), then these ideas are so cute, and budget friendly!

I'm so, so excited for my first holiday season married to my best friend