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The Best Things About November

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The month of November can be quite underrated by some. In between the excitement of Halloween and the preparation for Christmas, the month of November tends to fall by the wayside. But there are so many amazing things that I love about November that I refuse to let it be forgotten so here are a few of what I think are the best things about November!
 One of my favorite parts of November is the re-introduction of Starbucks red cups, which can only mean one thing, the return of my favorite Starbucks drinks (hello peppermint mocha)! It's always a social event when the cups return as everyone alerts their friends to get to a Starbucks fast. I got three text messages and saw several Instagram posts!
 Another reason to love the month of November is the weather! Fall is officially in full swing and the weather is definitely showcasing a bit of a chill. October tends to be a bit too warm in San Francisco, feeling more like summer than Fall, so November is my month to take advantage of all the cute sweaters, tights and boots that I couldn't wait to pull out for Fall.
 Now, it may seem like a little early for Advent calendars, but you definitely need to grab them before December 1st! There are some awesome advent calendars coming out this year like Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar, or the Yankee Candle Countdown to Christmas or even the David's Tea 24 Days of Tea (Davids Tea already sold out online, but i'm sure they'll get a new shipment soon!). I waited until last November last year and there were no cute Advent Calendars to be had anywhere! They had sold out weeks prior to all those who knew to get their Advent Calendars early. I will not make that same mistake this year so be sure to grab your favorite Advent Calendar early this year and have it stashed away until December. 
Now, who could forget about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it brings family and friend together under the banner of food and thanks. Who couldn't love that?! I spend the morning making the Pumpkin Pie for our families' T-day dinner, while my sister makes crescent rolls from scratch and my boyfriend makes his homemade cranberry sauce, which my sister like to refer to as 'crackberry sauce'. While we all cook, we re-watch every awesome Thanksgiving episodes from some of my favorite shows, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and Friends (seriously, they each have the best Thanksgiving episodes ever) in between watching clips of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's just a wonderful day that I get to spend with the people close to me. 
Now, this may not be one of the best things about November for some, but the sales on Black Friday, are one of the best things about November to me because of the tradition it holds for my mom and sister. Every year, my older sister, early riser that she is, gets up at 3 or 4 in the morning to come wake me and my mom up to get dressed. I spend the next 20 minutes complaining and swearing in whispers, because my dad is still asleep like a normal person, that it's crazy for anyone to get up this early and we're all very crazy for doing so. This complaining continues until we pop into our local Starbucks and my sister usually buys me the largest skinny Peppermint Mocha known to man. The complaining officially subsides after about an hour of shopping when I look around at all the oodles of goodies I got and the amount of people I got to cross off my Christmas list. After a couple of hours of shopping, my mom, sister and I always love to pop into a local diner to grab an early breakfast while we chat. It's always been an amazing tradition for us to have together and I'm excited to see it continue this year!


How about you? What do you think is one of the best things about November?

30 comments:

  1. You got this list down, 100%. I look forward to each and every one of these, maybe a little too much! (Especially the red cups, haha!)

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    1. Seriously! I had practically squealing texts from my friends about them! I quickly navigated to my nearest Starbucks!

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  2. Starbucks red cups are my FAV!! haha! I love the black friday sales, too. I've only got one location on my list at the moment. Hopefully I can keep it that way this year, for my wallet's sake! haha!

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    1. Ya, I blame my sister. She always eggs me on with the shopping! ;)

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  3. i will have to agree with you on the red cups! such a great marketing tool for them! every time i see one, i have to have one!

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  4. I love when the red Starbucks cups arrive! They always get me in a festive mood.

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  5. I love November because of the weather and the beauty, but October is my favorite. I can't wait for Thanksgiving.

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  6. I was so excited to see the red cups too, although my go to holiday drink is Caramel Brûlée Latte!

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  7. Did you know STARBUCKS even has an Advent Calendar? I want to buy it..

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    1. Ya! But i'm not big on the chocolate calendars. So far, I already have three. One for beauty products, one for candles and one for a little lego christmas scene.

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  8. I like to watch football and yell at the TV when my team does something exciting and awesome.

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  9. I like 4 days off in a row and red cups!

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  10. I want stacks and stacks of those Starbucks red cups at home and in my office.

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  11. I love November because of Thanksgiving (but mostly because my birthday's in November!!)! :)

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  12. The weather and family have to be my favorite thing of all.

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  13. I like a lot of things about November, especially cooler weather and Thanksgiving.

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  14. haha these are so true! Black Friday shopping is probably my fave.

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  15. Had my first red cup starbucks yesterday!! Peppermint white chocolate mocha! YUMMMM!

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  16. I've already started getting our advent calendar ready. The boys get so excited for it!

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  17. I swear you guys across the pond get the best out of the festive celebrations! I haven't bought any advent calendars yet. Need to get my act together!

    Katie <3

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    1. What can we say, we're addicted to celebrating! But you guys get the BEST advent calendars! I can't count the number of times I've seen a crazy awesome advent calendar that I wanted to buy only to find out that they only sell in the U.K.!

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  18. You got everything on my list! Love it.

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  19. I completely agree with you! November tho is my jam!

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  20. I am always so happy when the red cups appear, and then I'm happy again when they disappear because it means warmer weather again lol! :)

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  21. Isn't it funny how red cups brighten a day? I need to get one before I leave the states again.

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  22. Oh man, if I can manage to squirrel a bit of money away I definitely need to check out Cyber Monday this year (since what I really want is camera equipment). Actually live in a country where that's a thing now, sooo.

    And the Starbucks cups! I love that they're all decked out in red already. Not so sure about the Christmas music, lol, but I'm into the rest of it.

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  23. I just recently discovered david's tea on a trip to Vancouver. I bought a couple teas from there but have yet to try it. I guess I never really noticed all the advent calendars until you just pointed it out. :)

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  24. Everything about this post just warmed my heart. I love this time of year so much!!

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