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1. Halloween!

As I’ve already mentioned, I had a SWEET Halloween. I dressed as a Gingerbread Girl, and my best friend and I volunteered at a kids trick or treating event. Afterwards, we went to our school’s Halloween party followed by a movie with our friends and Waffle House! My mom also made the day extra special by sending me delicious dark chocolate bark and gingerbread men cookies! 

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2. My birthday

I turned 21 this past Friday and had a wonderful evening with friends. We went out to dinner, and I had a delicious thai noodle salad (pictured below) and brown butter vanilla ice cream. Fancy! Then, we watched The Importance of Being Earnest with our friend group. My mom also sent me a box filled with birthday goodies and . . . cupcakes!!! 

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3. I’m a chef now

A little over a week ago, my hall went to a cooking class where we learned how to make White Bean Chicken Basil Chili, and we each got to take home a bag with all of the ingredients to make it ourselves. So I tried the recipe and guess what? It worked! A first for me when it comes to cooking. 

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4. Fall outfits

It’s finally time to wear knitted hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots so how could I not be happy about that?!

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5. Finally reading a new book for my Contemporary Novel class!

The last highlight of my week has been completing a book I really hated and starting one I really love. I won’t name the book I disliked, but let’s just say that I was relieved to finish it along with everyone else in the class. The book I’m reading now is Atonement by Ian McEwan, and so far, I love it! I have seen the movie so I know what will happen, but reading the book adds layers to the characters and the scenery, and it’s just quite lovely after the other book (which will remain unnamed). 

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5. Dress from Anthropologie

pretty look for the fall #anthrofave  http://rstyle.me/n/r37pwpdpe

4. Beautiful chalkboard art

chalkboard wall flowers

3. Norway (or heaven, basically)

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2.  Matchstick bobby pins

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1. DIY coffee candles?!

DIY coffee candles - because sometimes a whiff of coffee is pure heaven....... That's BRILLIANT!!

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