I have a few categories that I will be sharing each month. If you notice one category there one month, and not there the next, I didn't forget it! I take them out if I haven't done anything with them.
Instead of sitting and explaining it any more, I'll just jump right into it!
This month I ended reading two books, and "starting" a third one.
The first book was Misdiagnosed. It was a very interesting autobiography about a woman who was diagnosed at a young age with a disability that affected her ability to walk. She lived for this for 30 years until she was diagnosed again with the proper disease. She can now walk and live a normal life! The reason I had started reading this was because I actually listened to her speak at my university. I rated it 3.5/5 stars, and was happy with it.
The next book I read was L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. It's about a girl and her best friend, who move to Los Angeles to start a life there. They meet a producer, who introduces them to reality TV. There's not a whole lot more to describe this book, honestly. I did enjoy it though! It definitely gave a very chick lit vibe, and would be so good to read at the beach. I hope I can find the second book soon! I have the third already. I rated this 3.5/5 as well, and liked it.
Finally, I continued reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! I've had this started since July, and I've enjoyed it, but I've been so busy doing a million other things, I haven't been paying attention to this. It really is good, though! No rating, considering I haven't finished it yet.
If you guys are interested in more of the books I've read, check out my GoodReads and feel free to add me!
Honestly, this entire month was terrible for watching any sort of Netflix! I only watched ONE episode of Gossip Girl (Season 2, Episode 22). I really love the show, but Netflix is pushed to the back burners for everything else I want to get done. Thankfully, winter break is upon me in a week, so that means free time to get ahead on my shows!
By far the largest category I have this month, and what will likely remain this way, is my haul throughout the month. I don't put any of my food purchases on here, just items that are intended to last for a while or serve a purpose! Some of these aren't just purchases, however. I do include things like gifts or items I received for free in here as well.
I bought AND received 12 books this month! War & Peace, Half Way Home, and Habit Stacking were free on Amazon. I purchased The Madman's Daughter, Tell Me Three Things, and Marked from Amazon on sale. My mom bought The Poisonwood Bible, The Glass Castle, The Alchemist, Unbroken, and The Help from Goodwill for me. Side note; if you guys want to buy books, go to your local thrift stores! They have tons of books that are popular, and super cheap. Finally, I also received Shadow Bright and Burning free for review. I'll be getting on that soon!
I had a couple purchases from TJ-Maxx this month! I bought a picture frame that I couldn't say no to, and a small kit from Buxom that includes a mascara and bronzer!
This is what the frame looks like with a picture in it! I bought a set of 6 gallery pictures from TJ-Maxx a few months back, but never had good frames for it. I was so happy to find this one, but it took about 4 different tries for me to find a picture I liked in it! I do think I've found the one, however.
Wow, has this month been busy for me! I've had a lot of things happen that are going to shape the way my next semester is going to be, for one. I got signed up for my spring classes, and I had two different interviews for some organizations I wanted to join in the spring. I was chosen to be on the College of Business Dean's Advisory Board as an at-large member (so exciting!), but unfortunately I was not picked for a spot on Panhellenic. It's for the best though, I'm sure, as I'm about to have a busy semester!
I had a couple different things happen in my sorority. First, I was chosen to be on two committees (Events 1 and Education). Second, we had Initiation, so now I'm a full fledged member! Finally, Panhellenic hosted an event called Foxy and Fierce, where we had a self-defense class. I really enjoyed hearing about it and practicing; it was interesting and definitely something I think more people should take seriously and take part in.
Finally, I had a few opportunities to speak on behalf of the college. I gave campus tours to groups of students and their families, and I traveled to a nearby high school with a few other ambassadors and talked to them about what it was like to go to college. I absolutely loved the experience and would definitely take the opportunity if it were presented again!
Of course, we had Thanksgiving, and I got to spend a lot of time with my family then! It was wonderful having the chance to spend some time with my sister especially, who I don't see often. I surprisingly didn't buy a single thing for Black Friday or go shopping, so yay for me!
Project Use it Up & Rolling Project Pan
I only used up two items this month; how disappointing. However, I know that this month I'm about to add a whole lot of really exciting items I'm almost done with!
I finished one item from my project use it up, and that was the Kaunis Anti-Aging mask. It was a sheet mask, so not that difficult to get used, but I'm always bad about using even the easiest things. With that, I have only two masks left in that project!
I also finished one item for my rolling project pan, which was my Olay Makeup Remover wipes. Only 5 left before I complete that goal!
Finally, I want to share with you guys what I've been listening to on Spotify. It has almost exclusively been the King Arthur soundrack! I love that movie, and the soundtrack is fun to listen to while I'm trying to crank out my homework I decided to procrastinate on. I also had a brief time where I listened to some piano ballads, which are also gorgeous and my other obsession.
So, what do you guys think? What have you been up to this month? Let me know!
Hugs and Kisses,
The Cornfed Princess