Monthly Favorites // September

It’s the last day of September.
That means that our baby boy is due in just over two months…..AHHHHHHH.

I know I say it every month, but SERIOUSLY, this one flew by!
Between having friends visit from out of town, meeting our new nephew, camping at the Coast, Cam’s busy work travel schedule, an insane food weekend at Feast, and coming to Michigan for my baby shower, it’s felt like a little bit of a whirlwind. And for that reason, I feel like I don’t have a ton of favorites to share? But I figured since I’ve been doing these posts pretty consistently for awhile now, I’d stick with it and share a few things that I’ve been loving this month…

So yeah, I’m kind of obsessed with my new phone and getting it was definitely one of the highlights of my month! Before this, I had a crappy Android phone that did not have a good camera and I’ve never been one of those cool people that gets the latest thing right when it comes out. But it just so happened that I was due for my upgrade at the end of August and I knew I wanted to switch to an iPhone prior to the baby coming so I could FaceTime with my family. My sweet husband pre-ordered the gold one for me so I got it the first day it came out without having to wait in a crazy line, which was great. I’ve been really happy with it so far, the only thing is I still have yet to get a case for it! I need to do that ASAP because it’s so thin and slippery, but I just  haven’t found one I like yet. Any suggestions for cute and durable iPhone 6 cases are welcome!

The Mindy Project/New Girl/The Voice
Another thing I’ve been loving this month is that my favorite shows are back on TV! I’m actually already a little behind on episodes since I’ve been busy lately, but I did watch and enjoy each of the season premieres.

Aidells Chicken Sausage with Sun-Dried Tomato & Kale
Super random, but I’ve been loving these this month! We buy their chicken apple sausage a lot to eat in the mornings, but I picked this flavor up earlier this month at Costco and it’s really good!

I feel like I always hear other people ordering cute things online, but I’ll admit, I primarily stick to shopping in store anytime I buy something. However, I recently ended up buying a few maternity pieces from ASOS and I was really happy with everything. (Maternity clothes post coming soon!) Plus getting mail is just kind of fun, you know?

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
 This month, the new Ken Burns documentary about the Roosevelts premiered on PBS, and although I didn’t end up watching all 14 hours of the seven part series, I did see quite a bit and really enjoyed it. I love documentaries and thought that this subject was particularly interesting, plus Ken Burns is really great at what he does. I’m hoping to go back and watch the whole thing sometime soon!

Nars Laguna Bronzer & Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter 
I feel like I’ve been pretty simple with my makeup this month and I haven’t had time to play around with a bunch of new products. In fact, this month I have hardly worn eye shadow at all and instead I’ve been using bronzer and highligher on my eyes instead! I’ve been using Nars Laguna bronzer in my crease and then I’ve been using the Betty Loumanizer highligter on my lid. Together they create a shimmery neutral eye that’s perfect for everyday. Plus I then use both products on my cheeks as well, and I love that they can do double duty!

Eb & Bean
I first tried this place over Labor Day weekend…and then I went again later this month as well. It’s a new artisan frozen yogurt place that opened in Portland earlier this summer and it’s SO good! They have a few different flavors of homemade organic fro-yo that rotate constantly (including a non-dairy option) plus a bunch of locally sourced and organic toppings that are all delicious. The whole concept and vibe of this place is super Portland-y, but I think it’s awesome and absolutely delicious. If you live in PDX, you need to try this place out ASAP!