September Favorites

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.”

“It’s October 3rd.”

Happy Mean Girls day! And Happy October! With the start of a new month, I thought I’d reflect on some of my September favorites. I sometimes hate posts like these because often, at least the ones I read, they’re full of consumer/material goods and I just don’t really spend a lot of money on that sh*t.

All pumpkin everything

I got a head start on fall flavors this year with these delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffins. I also attempted to create an Apple Cider cupcake but those have yet to turn out. I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aside from the homemade muffins, I went further into basic-territory when I bought Pumpkin Spice Granola from Trader Joe’s. And you know what? It was everything I imagined and more. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you can order it on Amazon! What a win for everyone!

When life gives you lemons, pray they are lulu

I will 100% admit that I was a lululemon fanatic at one point in my life. Now? I’m mostly over lulu since their prices are stupid and the quality is lacking. But I got a gift card last Christmas and decided to finally use it in September. I was in dire need of some black crops that are suitable for running so I got the Final Lap Crops. And boy, oh boy, am I in love! They’re high rise and the bottoms don’t ride up my calves. They also have a ton of pockets! Which is great because I’ll need them to stuff some marathon snacks into. I have also read that lulu brought back some old favorites like the Astro Pant (now under the Throw Back Pant) and the Cool Racerback tank. Who knows if the quality is as good as the older versions but we can only hope! I may have to make a trip to my local lulu shortly ๐Ÿ˜‰

New mealtime staples

September has been quite a busy month for me for reasons I don’t entirely understand. Maybe it’s the commute to/from work, working, and then having to run for 1+ hours afterwards. Maybe it’s the fact that the sun sets earlier? For whatever reason, I feel busy. And I feel tired. And the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is cook dinner so I’ve been relying a lot on 30-minute meals. Like this Korean Beef I shared not too long ago! Matt and I have it once a week for dinner and then again for lunch the next day. We love it. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it tastes oh so good. IN FACT! We’ll probably have it for dinner tonight since we’ve got a busy evening ahead of us (mine has running + catching up on some of my shows ;))

And those are my favorite things from the month of September!