Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hello November

November is a busy month in the Benjamin household and across the United States. Over the 6-day Thanksgiving weekend, travel of 50 miles or greater increases by 54%, according the United States Department of Transportation. (It only rises by 23% during Christmas time!) This year, we are not part of that statistic, but we do have quite the month of travel, family and friends planned out...

  • Early in November we are taking a long weekend getaway to San Francisco, California - a first for both of us. Look forward to posts about our trip, the bargains that I found booking, and my tips for packing efficiently.
    Share any tips or must-see places around San Francisco with me in the comments below!
  • Ross and I will be hosting our first Thanksgiving - an early "Friendsgiving" celebration - thanks to House Party. I can't wait to write about that later in the month.
  • I will be celebrating my 10 year high school reunion over Thanksgiving weekend with old friends. How time flies! Plan on another fun, trendy fashion post, like my 2016 Fall Wedding Style - Jumpsuit or Jumpdon't? post from October.
  • We celebrate birthdays for my mom and my brother in November. Expect to see some birthday related recipe posts! Need something sooner? Check out my Half-Homemade Ice Cream Cake (On a Budget & a Diet) post from early this summer.
  • Last but not least, November means Christmas is coming (53 days to be exact, not that anyone is counting). That means getting our family Christmas card ready and starting to Christmas shop. My mom and I have always hit the store for Black Friday deals. Missing out on precious early morning sleep is well worth the savings. Even though I am married and moved out, this year will be no different - it just means that Ross can help carry our loot!

Looking forward to a new month of new places and familiar faces!