{moodboard / NOVEMBER}


Happy first Monday of November! As I like to do every first Monday of the new month, herewith is November's moodboard to help depict this month's state of the union. November is bustling with gatherings and celebrations, so I'm adhering to visual minimalism. It seems most appropriate considering all that is going on.



  • It's finally feeling like fall in these parts, so this first photo with the layers, oxblood nails, coffee, and some quiet, reflective writing is speaking loud and clear to me.
  • That cake represents the many events my family and I will be celebrating this month. First up is my mom's birthday, which is today. (Happy birthday, mom!) Then, my husband and I will celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary, tomorrow! A few weeks later, me, myself, and I will celebrate another year wiser. Let me tell you, I'm smart! Oh, and before I forget, this here blog will be turning two! Whew, so much to be thankful for, truly.
  • That beautiful and moody place setting represents Thanksgiving and giving thanks. My husband and I will embark on our annual trek to Dinner in the Park where we will help to feed homeless families and/or those who find themselves alone this holiday. (If you're in the area, please join us.) We are grateful for all that we have in our lives, so this is our small way of giving back. In addition, my kids' school will hold its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday to include fund raising and silent auctions. I will be working all this week to put together silent auction baskets and volunteering at the event this Saturday. Let the fund raising and giving back begin!
  • Last, but certainly not least, this month will mark a very important day for our governing system. Make your voice heard and ... 

You better believe that I've got about five different lists created to help keep track of everything that is happening this month. In the midst of it all, I'm going to make sure to slow down and be present as much as I can. If I let it, this month could quickly turn into a high-speed race to next month, right? How is November shaking out for you guys? 

Before I set you free, and continuing the giving theme, I wanted to let you know about an Esty shop that Joy (of Frock Files) is setting up to help raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims. If you have anything you would like to contribute, please consider contacting Joy.

Ok, I'll let you get back. Make it a great Monday!


image source: Kinfolk via Veanad / cake via The Patterned Plate / table setting via Style Me Pretty

14 Send Me Your Thoughts:

  1. Lovely November moodboard, it makes me want to crack open the hot chocolate.  Happy Birthday to your mummy and Happy Anniversary you guys for tomorrow.  And you were married in November, that would be a very cold month for that here - do tell us about that some time :-)  I'll go check out Dinner in the Park but good on you guys, that's really impressive work and I'm sure very rewarding.

    November will shoot past in the blink of an eye, and then we are on the approach to Christmas and the end of what has been an eventful year.

    Happy November T xx

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  2. I am totally ready for November - the weather is beautiful here and it's finally getting cooler.  Happy early anniversary to you and your husband!

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  3. Oh, I love this moodboard. Goes with all my brown clothes! Seriously, beautiful colors and a great feel to everything. I love November. One of my favorite months of the year. This lead up to Christmas is such a great time of year. It's cool here and we alternate between crisp and sunny and moody and gray. I love them both.

    But so much to celebrate for your family. Anniversaries, birthdays. A lot of good going around.

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  4. I am thankful for this beautiful moodboard! What a great way to kick off the month, T! And I love that you and your husband go and deliver meals for the less fortunate, that is so wonderful, I don't even know why I'm surprised. I will also be thankful when this election is over so the knots in my stomach can subside. In a little more than 24 hours we'll know! How very exciting. 

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  5. Great mood board Theresa! I'm totally feeling it - calm but determined. I think I will be back for a few glimpses of it this month to calm myself, and remind myself that I'm not alone in these busy times ;)

    A great November to you!

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  6. Christine DinsmoreNovember 5, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    perfect mood board. congratulations on your anniversary and all the celebrations this month has to offer; and great advice about staying present, so important. i voted this morning!

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  7. Thank you for the shout out, Theresa! It's wonderful that you're taking the time to give back to your community this Thanksgiving. At this time of year, it's so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doing and to forget about actually being grateful for all the gifts we've been given. I want to follow your lead in trying to remember to be present and in the moment.

    And most importantly: happy birthday! That little cake is perfect. I hope that you have one just as beautiful and that your wishes come true this year. xo

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  8. wow, you have a lot to celebrate!  happy birthday to your mom, happy anniversary!, and then happy birthday to YOU!  oh, and this lovely blog - i know how much thought and dedication you've put into it, so congratulations early!  also i honor you for your thanksgiving work.  write.  relax.  that's how to catch it all and not let it rush by you like a freight train.  one day's joy each day.  best, n

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  9. It sounds like there are some wonderful things in store for your November.  Thanks for sharing the Etsy Link and Happy Birthday to Mom!

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  10. Aw, thanks everyone for your well wishes. You guys are the best!

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  11. Looks so cozy! That Dinner in the Park sounds so great, I wonder if we have anything like that near us. November sounds like an exciting month for you! Happy birthdays and anniversary!

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  12. Ah, sorry, missed mum's Birthday. many happy returns:) BUT didn't miss your anniversary (today) here's to another 50 years!!!

    I hope you'll share your Birthday with us when it's actually happening....AND happy 2nd blog anniversary. My first one is coming up on 1st January (eekk)

    Yes, lots to be greatful for! I like your annual Dinner in the Park. I also volunteer in a homeless shelter (very humbling).

    I sincerely hope that America will do the right thing and vote for Obama!! Waiting in anticipation.

    Lovely mood board!! Just returned from Holly Becker's Book launch. Bird, Sam and Chi were there too. Great to see everyone. I'm cold and tired so off to bed. Enjoy yourself today and be greatful for your lovely hubby:))

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  13. I cannot believe that is is November already. Wasn't it just September? I think we might have skipped October...It looks and sounds like your November will be filled with many great things. The first images makes me want to paint my nails and I rarely wear nail polish on my hands because I keep messing it up after just one day...I will definitely check out Joy's etsy shop!

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  14. how is it november already? 5 lists honey! hope it all comes together xx

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