Friday, September 25, 2015

In vs. Out Link Up

Happy Friday!! I'm super excited to be linking up with the lovely Allison of Because I Said So for today's post. She has a great post every week where she discusses a few things that are "in" in her life, as well as those that are "out". Since I do not do this every week, I thought I'd share a few in's and out's of the whole month of September! I hope you enjoy, and head over to her site to join the link up!

The official start of Fall. Growing up in Georgia, I didn't get to experience too much of what fall truly is about- mainly the gorgeous scenery! Virginia is absolutely breathtaking during this time of the year and I'm really thankful to have been given the opportunity to experience a true fall!

Visiting Family. I started out the beginning of the month by spending Labor Day in Tennessee with my family and came back refreshed. It shouldn't take a trip to remind me, but I'm extremely blessed!

New Music. This weekend will be spent at the Landmark Music Festival, and I couldn't be more excited! I'm an avid country fan, but I've been spending the last few weeks listening to some of the artists I will hopefully catch- and I haven't hated it!

Twitter Chats. Y'all, I may have created a monster. I totally LOVE attending Twitter chats now! I've really enjoyed getting to know new people through them, and the discussions are invigorating to me. A few favorites are #CreateLounge, #TipsyChat, and #CreativeCoffeeHour.

Project Runway. I have no idea where I've been, but this show is fantastic! I got sucked into a marathon yesterday and can't wait to fill in the gaps of what I've missed. I have never been a sewer, sans high school home ec, but this really gets my creative juices pumping!

Insomnia. I have had a terrible time sleeping this month. I don't take prescription sleep medication and will occasionally use OTC, but I refuse to do it for a long period of time. I've tried lavender essential oil, chamomile tea, and exercise.. nothing is consistently helping. Yuck.

Hotel Pillows. I've been in a hotel at least one night a week for the past month and I am O-V-E-R the flatness of the pillows! It's almost like they aren't there.

Eye-area Wrinkles. Need I say more?

Papercuts. How this keeps happening, I'm not sure. But I feel as though I'm consistently rocking a cut at all times. Hello, bandaids!

Negativity. I've harbored and been surrounded by a ton of negativity lately- which is so not my jam. Typically I'm an optimistic person, so I would love to shake this cloud of negative thoughts and get back to finding the silver lining. Here's hoping!


In case you've missed them, here were my favorite posts in the month of September:

How to Save Money in your 20s
My First Outfit Post (!!!)
Tips for Long Distance Friendships
How to Appear Confident (even when you don't feel it!)

What are your ins and outs for the month? What was your favorite post from September?


  1. Oh my goodness this is the cutest idea, I love that! It reminds me of the book The Clique where she would always write her in and out lists.

  2. Thanks so much for linking up! I love that's its finally fall too--but in Louisiana it's nothing like Virginia or really anywhere up north! Have a great weekend!

  3. Love this linkup! This is my first fall outside of my home state of NC and it's so weird to not see changing leaves everywhere down here in Florida - I'm already missing the cooler weather!

    Pick Your Beau

  4. I'm joining this next week! I need sleep and like 5 hours to be lazy! I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I definitely feel your pain when it comes to insomnia. I've struggled with that. I've been using Essential Oils (calming) and its helped on a certain nights.

  6. I always have issues sleeping and will occasionally take melatonin.
    I've been wanting to try essential oils for awhile.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. Have fun at Landmark! Please share a recap of your favorite acts - I love discovering new music! So sorry that you're suffering from insomnia - yoga has helped me a lot!

    Alessandra |

  8. This is really cool! I like this linkup the more I see it. :)


  9. These posts are so much fun to read. Twitter chats are the best! They get good conversation going sometimes and it's a great way to chat with new bloggers :)

  10. Flat pillows and eye winkles are definitely no fun, I just bought new pillows yesterday and swear I slept SO much better. Glad you're experiencing a true fall, yay for crisp air and bright leaves!

  11. I love this linkup! I'm also so over insomnia and flat pillows-my husband and I need to invest in some new, good ones soon!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  12. Twitter chats are so absolutely perfect! And I have to take my pillow to hotels, their pillows just never compare! (I bought myself a satin pillowcase, so it's absolutely worth). And I have the same insomnia problem! I'd never sleep ever if I didn't take melatonin- natural sleep aid, non habit forming, knocks me out like a light. Win!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  13. Yes to Twitter chats! And noooo to negativity! I'm right there with you. I cannot stand bad vibes.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  14. Found your blog through the link up today :) I would love to visit the east coast during fall since I've heard it's beautiful! I'm in the Midwest & it still feels pretty summer-like around here but I'm looking forward to the cooler weather. I feel you on the not sleeping thing too! This week has been awful! (I just read your melatonin lotion post too--- I've never heard of that but I'm so intrigued now because I always just take the melatonin pills). Have a great weekend!

  15. Twitter chats are so much fun, I'll have to check some of those out!

    Kayla |

  16. Love these kinds of reads/lists - so fun and have a great weekend!


  17. Ooo, I'm so jealous - the Landmark Music Festival is packed with so many great artists! I've seen George Ezra live and he is amazing!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  18. I am LOVING Project Runway this season! Their last unconventional challenge was amazingggg.

    Diary of a Debutante

  19. Yes! Hotel pillows are the absolute worst! I am totally enjoying Project Runway! It's Fab!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  20. Can't wait to check out the Twitter chats you listed! I love them too!

  21. Girl, I have horrible insomnia too. It's so so bad. But I take some natural pills that help. email me if you want the names!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  22. Yes to FALL!!!! Can't wait to start wearing some more layers.

  23. I've been wanting to try twitter chats for a while now! I just can't seem to remember them at the right time!


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