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Friday Five | November To Do's

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Getting back into the swing of things this week wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I have a few November To Do's that I'd love to get done & really don't want the month to fly by like other's have. This is my absolute favorite time of year! 

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^first cut at the closet^
  • Closet Remodel || Late in the Summer, Gary and I worked with California Closets to create a custom closet in our bedroom. This is just for my closet since Gary uses the closet in the second bedroom for his clothes! I'm excited to have this project completed in the next couple of weeks and can't wait to share the before and after photos with you! I do have a few closet organization pieces on my list to buy like this closet divider for my clutches and smaller purses and then I need to find a great way to organize my larger bags so that they don't lose their shape. Some of my bags have dusters that I can stuff them with, but for the others I thought a couple of these inflatable bag shapers would be a good way to go. 
  • Order Holiday Cards || I can't wrap my head around the fact that it's time to gear up for the holiday's and the first way I do that is by ordering our holiday cards. Figuring out what photo(s) to use is the hardest part, but I think between our trips this year I have some options. I like to get ours out right after Thanksgiving - so here's hoping I'm on the ball this month. 
  • Pure Barre Classes || I had taken a break from Pure Barre classes for a while, but then the studio that I go to running a great special (6 weeks for $100) which I jumped on and then for Halloween they ran another special ($13 for 13 classes and a year expiration) so I decided to load up on that one as well. These will take me until the end of the year and I hope that in November I can go at least 3 times a week! That's the goal! 
  • Start Holiday Gift Shopping || It seems like we get further on into the season and are left with less time to shop for the holidays. I love that I'm able to do the majority of my shopping online and with easy shipping, but I want to make sure that I'm leaving plenty of time for delivery and my favorite part, wrapping! Usually Gary and I are almost done by Thanksgiving so I'm hoping that we can get a lot of gifts bought by then! I already know this scarf is going to be purchased for a couple of ladies on my list, including myself 😂
  • Make an album from Iceland || I am the absolute worst about printing photos of our trips - I'm still working on an album from our trip to Paris and London...that was 3 years ago! I'm just going to forget about those for now and start small with Iceland! Do you have a tip for where I can easily make a photo book? I usually just opt for Shutterfly, but if you have any other ideas I'll take them! 

What's on your to do list for November?  Are you planning on decorating soon? 

45 comments

  1. It is so crazy to think that it is time for holiday shopping and cards! I just told my husband the other day that we need to take our pictures for the cards! Where is time going?! Have a great weekend, BIana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Shopping time! Thinking at this moment for the whole year! Closet remodeling is on my list too!

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  3. I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas cards! You mentioning that just reminded me we better get on the ball with our family photos! How fun that you're going to have a custom closet and it is so cool that you got to go to Iceland!! Happy Weekend!

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  4. I'm the worst at making albums for my trips! I seem to forget about Shutterfly. I'm with you on trying to shop early for everyone. Can't believe it's November, here's to a relaxing weekend girlfriend :-)
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  5. I can't wrap my head around the fact that it's November & Christmas is so close! Ahhh! It sounds like you're already getting a great plan in place to master the holidays :) have a great weekend!

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  6. I aim to start holiday shopping this month too. I would love to get some out of the way before the rush starts. Can we talk about that gorgeous photo of the horse? I cannot wait to see more of your posts from Iceland.

    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. I can't believe it's already time for the holidays. This year just went by so fast!!
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  8. I need to start figuring out my holiday cards too! I can't believe it is already November! How awesome to remodel your closet, it is so nice to have an organized closet :)

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  9. Girl your post put me in a holiday mood. Ive got to get cracking on these too 😊

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  10. Lovely post! I plan mostly on getting ready for December haha, Christmas is coming! But also generally enjoying Autumn and doing some more Autumnal things.

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  11. Oooo I can't wait to see your closet! What an exciting project to have wrapping up! I need to get started on gift shopping too, but it's stressing me out even thinking about it! lol ;)

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  12. How exciting for the closet project!! I can't wait to get a bigger one :) Such a steal on Pure Barre classes too!!

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  13. I'm drooling over your closet project! That is going to be the best! I stuff my bigger bags with tissue paper and put them in their dust bags. It works out really well!

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  14. i felt so proud i started shopping this week. i bought only a couple things but i like to space it out (i've realized) to feel less pain on the wallet ha. plus i like to get people a couple little things. your closet is gonna be so kickass when it's done! have a great weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. SO exciting about your closet! I can't wait to see how it turns out! And good for you for starting Christmas shopping already, I REALLY need to get on that! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  16. Yayyy for the return to barre! I need to get back into the studio as well, there's just no comparison. I can't wait to see the new closet once the project is finished. Mine is in need of an overhaul and shelving, major shelving! Happy Friday girlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  17. UGH-- so so so JEALOUS of that gorgeous closet!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!! XOXO, R

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  18. Yeah so excited about your closet! I never knew I could get so excited about something like that hahahahaha. Awwwww that horse picture is so adorable! I'm horrible about getting pictures out of my computer and actually doing something with them.

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  19. Happy Friday!! I bought a couple packages of PB and I'm hoping to continue to go 3-4 times a week through the end of the year, too! I've been on the lookout for Holiday cards already, can't wait to send them out. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Your closet design looks so awesome, I can't wait to see how it turns out. I want to get started on our shopping this month too-- we usually wait and it ends up being stressful! I'm hoping to finally tackle a couple of albums from our trips this year too. Your Iceland pictures are all so stunning!

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  21. I'm excited for your closet to be finished! Every girl needs a good closet space. I'm so with you. It takes me forever to get around to printing pictures from trips. A couple months ago I made a trip to Michaels and purchased 6 frames for the shelves that hang on my living room walls and I JUST printed the prints last week and finished my frames, hooray! Can you tell me how you create your signature that links back to your blog? I can't seem to figure that one out.

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  22. This is my favorite time of year, too! November-December are my faves and then after that, I want to speed right through winter into spring, lol! I can’t wait to see how your closet comes along, I know I’ll get some ideas for redoing mine, too. You’ve also given me the push to start designing and ordering our holiday cards, too. I always wait until the last minute or never end up getting around to them. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  23. Oh gosh, I haven't even thought about ordering holiday cards yet - I need to get on that this weekend, I guess! I can't wait to see how your closet turns out.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  24. Those are some great Barre deals!

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  25. Gosh I desperately need to start Christmas shopping. Usually I am way more prepared than I am this year :(

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  26. Oh your closet is going to be fantastic. I haven't even started my Christmas shopping, I need to get on that. So not prepared this year. Have a fab weekend.

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  27. I always got to Shutterfly for photobooks too. I cannot wait to see your closet! That sounds amazing. I need to get on Christmas shopping, I want to be done too! Have a great weekend.

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  28. SO exciting about the closet!! I really need to organize mine again.. sigh. I was also thinking about holiday cards yesterday too. Glad that I'm not the only one! Haha. Love all of these photos from your trip too. Have a wonderful weekend lady!! :-)

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  29. I need to organize my closet SO BAD! I use Shutterfly and have been pretty happy with the books I made. I'm not ready for all the holiday madness!

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  30. I need to start Christmas shopping and order our Christmas cards too. I am just waiting on our family photos. Love the closet remodel!!!

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  31. I was thinking about holiday cards yesterday and was shocked that it's already that time of year again! It's going by so quickly!!!
    Can't wait to see the closet remodel! We've been talking about doing something with ours for the last 3 years but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Maybe yours will be what inspires me haha

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  32. I can't wait to see your closet. I LOVE stuff like that!! And I always love Shutterfly for photo books. That's where we have always gotten all of our photo gifts and Christmas cards from.

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  33. Jealous of your closet!!! I want a pretty designed closet!! That is my goal at my next house, a must! Cant wait to see how yours turned out. I am with you, I am the worst at printing pictures in general. Zoe will be 11 months old tomorrow and other than her school pictures we ordered, I have one photo of her printed from last Christmas. Yikes! Hope you have a great weekend! Get one item knocked off your Christmas list and you will feel better!

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  34. I'm always happy with Shutterfly. I always feel like they are the easiest - at least for me.

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  35. My closet could do with some serious organizing! Glad to hear getting back into the swing of things after vacation went pretty smoothly. I always dread that "going back to reality" part after a lovely vacation. You guys all look soo awesome in your winter gear. Thanks for reminding me about Holiday cards!! Have a great weekend pretty lady and get lots of rest! xo

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  36. Christmas shopping and cards are on my list too. Have a good weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  37. I JUST started looking at holiday cards!! it seems so early!!! xo jillian

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  38. Great post, I'm very curious to see how your closet turns out!

    Marije | thegfguide.com

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  39. Yay for a new closet. Danny uses the closet in the second bedroom for his clothes too. We simply cant fit it all in one closet.

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  40. I only use blurb for photo books. I'm obsessed with them. I would love to hear more about your California Closets experience (and cost). I'm thinking we're going to have to do that with the master because it's one of the things that ended up half finished in the remodel and it barely functions. It's SO frustrating.

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  41. I'm having a hard time accepting that its November already! I agree there is so much to get done this month.. and I can't wait to see your before and after closet makeover!
    xo- Beth
    www.behindmyheels.blogspot.com

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  42. This is such a good list! Our Christmas cards already are here, and I’m so glad to have that checked off the list. I’m jealous of your closet, I bet you’re so excited! And, I’m horrible about photo books. I’m considering going back to old school photo albums, or just printing photos and storing them in photo boxes so we can flip through them that way. The books just become such a chore it seems!

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  43. I've heard great things about California Closets! I can't believe it's time for holiday cards either. We are thinking about taking our pictures this weekend. I already started my shopping and I'm hoping to have it all done by the end of this month. It maybe wishful thinking but I'm being optimistic. xo, Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

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  44. Thanks for reminding me of my holiday cards dear. And good luck on your closet remodel!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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