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Below is a roundup of some of my favorite things for October and November. Be sure to head over to my Instagram Post to share what you have enjoyed this month!
1. YouTube TV - We finally cut the cable cord in October. I LOVE it and haven’t looked back! One of the biggest reasons we (read: “I”) were so worried about cutting the cord was due to the Bravo channel. You all know I love my Housewives! (In my dreams I am going to sleep-train Teddi Mellencamp’s baby.) By ditching DirecTV, we are now saving over $120 a month! YouTube TV has everything we need (including Bravo!) for just a fraction of the price of cable. Yay for saving money!
2. Veggie Chopper – Fall and winter is ‘soup season’ in our house, which means lots of chopped veggies. But really, who has time to chop veggies? Not me! This little gadget is a life saver! A simple spin and you have chopped veggies for days.
Best part is, you no longer have to worry about teary eyes when chopping onions.
3. Throat Coat Tea – I battled sickness for two full weeks at the end of October going into November. As a serial talker, losing my voice is less than ideal, so last year when one of my followers recommended this tea, I gave it a try. It is now my go-to anytime I get sick with a sore throat! I pick it up at my local Kroger, but I am sure you can find it anywhere. (I linked it here on Amazon!)
Tip - add a little bit of lemon and honey and you will be good as new in no time!
4. Succession – We just wrapped watching both seasons of this show on HBO and it is easily one of the best I have seen this year. It is witty, smart, drama-filled, and oh so funny. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be laughing or not, but then I looked it up and saw that it is listed as a drama/comedy, so I was in the clear.
The show is about a media mogul who is trying to figure out which of his adult children he should leave in charge of his company. Definitely some of the best writing I have seen in a while!
5. Colder weather – (Don’t quote me on that one. I have the right to change my mind in January when I have grown tired of the cold, short days.) It’s around this time of year when I start to get questions about what children should be dressed in for sleep. My first piece of advice is to be sure to check the TOG rating on each product before putting your child in it for sleep. Remember, the ideal sleeping temperature is between 68-72 degrees.
Here is what you should be dressing your little one in at bedtime:
· Newborns - Onesie and swaddle
· Infants - Onesie and sleep sack
· Toddlers - Footed pj’s and sleep sack
· 2+ - Two-piece pajamas