5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Well, it's November! Can you believe it?  I can. Only because time moves on regardless if I'm paying attention or not. Stay updated & make sure you catch up on last week's installment of 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥. Last time I talked about the importance of taking a moment for yourself & releasing the stress you harbor in your day-to-day life. Today I want to speak about thankfulness since it is officially the month of American Thanksgiving.

Whether you have a lot going on, harsh problems to solve, health issues that won't let up, a never ending pile of bills, there is something in your life you can be thankful for. It may be small, it may be momentary, but there is a teeny tiny little thing to be grateful for. Take a second to ponder & figure out what that is. 

For me, I am thankful for my overall health. I've had a myriad of appointments since it's the end of the year -- doctor, dentist, optometrist, periodontist. It was seriously unpleasant because going to the doctor's is not my favorite. However, everything is in order for the most part so I am quite happy about that. What are you thankful for? Moving on with the thankfulness, here are some things that I'm totally loving right now!

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Rain 

Although it was brief & fleeting like the air you just breathed, I remain enamored by the rain. It lasted for a good 20 minutes & I excitedly relished its entire existence. Feeling the frigid air in my lungs & the smell of wet asphalt left me wistful for more. Oh well. A San Diego girl can dream. And dream I shall.

grimes, beach goth


Music Festivals 

Being a blogger has given me the opportunity to frequent concerts, shows, & music festivals that I normally wouldn't have attended. I've experienced so many artists & enjoyed every moment of it. That's something I am massively thankful for. A couple weeks ago I ventured to Beach Goth & witnessed some crazy cool sets from Die Antwoord, DIIV, Grimes (pictured above) Juicy J, Mac DeMarco, RiFF RaFF, The Adicts, The Growlers, Warpaint, & more. 

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Worst Cooks in America 

I am consistently consumed with cooking shows at the moment. Last time it was The Great British Bake Off otherwise known as The Great British Baking Show in the United States. This time around I am flying through Worst Cooks in America starring chefs Anne Burrell & Bobby Flay. I absolutely wouldn't consider myself to be a terrible cook, but I can say that I've learned a thing or two from blasting through this. It's astoundingly inspirational to see just how awful some of the contestants were & where they end up.

grimm, beanie baby


Grimm

I found this little guy in the 50% off Halloween section & could not resist. There was a supernatural force enticing me to him. I haven't bought a stuffed animal in many a year but I don't regret this purchase whatsoever. Grimm is a Halloween Beanie Baby or more creatively called a Beanie Boo. I am enchanted by this adorable stuffed friend & he is so, so soft.

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Fresh Herbs 

A casual stroll through the dollar store turned out quite lucrative. Whilst browsing aisle by aisle, I was thrilled to see they had fresh herbs for the unbeatable price of one dollar. I ended up choosing thyme & curled parsley. Can't wait to use these fresh herbs & add them to my petite but growing herb garden.

What are you loving right now? Like anything that I like? What are you thankful for? :]

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51 comments

  1. This is a lovely post!!!
    Kisses my dear! www.vanedresscode.com

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  2. It's so strange for me to see someone excited by rain, it hasn't stopped for a few days now here, I'd be so excited by some sun.
    Aww Id love to grown my own herbs, think I will try when we move into our new house.
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    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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    1. Talk to any southern Californian & you'll see that we all love those fleeting moments of rain. :]

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  3. Great round-up of things! That little Grim is adorable, haha!

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  4. Hahaha I can't believe you're excited by rain - you should come to London! I dream of San Diego sunshine! xxx

    The perks of being a hipster- Christmas Yankee Candle Giveaway!

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    1. I can't believe you're not excited by rain. :]

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  5. I totally agree with the fresh herbs thing - I've just planted up loads of new ones as we'd gone a bit snip happy on the others. nothing nicer to add to meals! Alice xx

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    1. Nothing wrong with going snip happy on herbs in your own garden. :]

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  6. I love Worst cooks in America! such a hilarious show. I love planting fresh herbs but something kept eating them so I gave up. :(

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  7. Great post, however I can't say I'm a fan of the rain myself haha! X

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  8. I need to watch this show! Sound like something interesting and funny!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
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  9. I wish we could get some rain here, I love listening to the soothing sounds!

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    1. In the last couple weeks we've had two days of rain for about 30 minutes each day. :]

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  10. Love rain too mostly during summer though so refreshing!

    ARedLip&Love

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    1. We definitely don't get any summer rain. :]

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  11. I'm totally into fresh herbs right now. I'm working on a small garden here to always have some in hand when I need.
    And I'm very thankful for a lot of things in life. For being able to live with someone I love and who is my best friend. For being able to travel with my friends this month. And for the health of all my family :)

    xo sweetie :)
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    1. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. :]

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  12. Right now I'm loving hot drinks such as hot chocolate and pumpkin spice latte :)

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  13. I love the Grimm - I would have bought him too! I am thankful for my health as well. Al other things seem trivial if you don't have your health. And I will be thankful when the rain stops here. It's been raining for almost a month straight. I'm definitely looking forward to some sun.
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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    1. Here in California we could certainly use some rain due to the disturbing draught we've been having. Hopefully your rain lets up soon. :]

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  14. I've been feeling down lately for no particular reason. Well, up and down. I should probably try to consistently do something like this too (write down 5 things I'm loving). Hmm... #1 I'm loving Oh Wonder and bought tickets for their North American tour and I'm so freakin' excited! #2 My friend is coming to watch with me and she also visited me a few days ago because she's on break. #3 Sleepovers!! #4 Kungfu Tea bubble tea is the absolute best and I spoiled myself by having it for two consecutive days. #5 Chinese/Taiwanese bakery pastries are so good. I think I'm feeling homesick, so friends and foods that remind me of home make me happy -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. It's perfectly understandable to have those days where you just feel like you're in a funk. That's why having this little thankful exercise gives you a look into the things to be happy & thankful for if only for a moment. Wishing you the best. What is kungfu bubble tea??! :]

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  15. Lovely post! <3 I have so many beanie babies (my fav is the unicorn, lol), haven't seen Grimm here in the UK! x Looks super cute :)

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You can't go wrong with the unicorn Beanie Baby. :]

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  16. I don't think we have worst cooks in Amercia here in England! I'd love to watch a different kind of cooking show for once!

    Musings & More

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    1. Maybe you can find it online. What's your favorite show? :]

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  17. i love it when it rains as well! Weather in my hometown has been horrible the past couple of months but when it rains, it's beautiful!

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    1. I love the way the rain clears the roads & makes the air smell so fresh. :]

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  18. Lovely post, and your Grimm is super cute and very cuddly. Enjoy the festive season.
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  19. That Grimm toy is actually adorable! Lovely post, love reading about the lifestyle bits people love.

    Kirstie | www.kimamelybeauty.com

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  20. Lovely list, really pleased to hear you're feeling in ship shape again
    We sadly don't celebrate thanksgiving here, but couldn't agree more that's its so important to be grateful for the joys in life, no matter how fleeting!
    Adorable little Grimm! haha

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Thanksgiving or not we can always give thanks. :]

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  21. OMG I WANT THAT CUDDLY GHOST. It's soooooo cute! I also love music festivals, they're just so fun! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Isn't he cute? Who knew the Grim Reaper could be so adorable? :]

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  22. Worst Cooks in America sounds amazing!
    Jas | Jas Poole Blog

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    1. I'm seriously subtest of it. Do you have any favorite cooking shows? :]

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  23. Love the things you love :) Great post

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  24. Rain! It's actually raining right now and I've always loved rainy days, they can be so cozy. Love this post, it's so true that there is always something to be grateful for!

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I absolutely love the coziness of rainy day. :]

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