Monthly Favorites | October

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I don’t have as many favorites for the month of October because I already spoke about a few of the things I’ve been loving in my Autumn Essentials post from last week! But I did come up with a few items that I extra loved throughout the whole of October!

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Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle: There’s nothing cozier on crisp Fall nights than having your home lit with yummy scented candles and I have been burning Pumpkin Pecan Waffles on repeat all month long. In fact, I purchased it twice in October! It embodies everything I want in a Fall scented candle, sweet .. warm .. homey.. all of it. Sometimes I think B&BW candles aren’t very strong, but this one can be smelled throughout the entire house when it’s burning. I hope they bring it back next year!

Hold Fast Money Maker in Tan Bridle Leather: This dual camera strap is a must-have if you’re a wedding photographer. Not only does it evenly distribute weight on your back, but it also prevents me from carrying a camera bag over my shoulder all day, which means less back pain after the wedding! I was a little bit worried that my camera wouldn’t slide very easily up and down the leather strap, but I was totally wrong, it’s an extremely smooth design. As the website states, if you’re a girl that likes to shoot with your hair down, then I would recommend custom ordering a strap without the “d rings” at the top so your hair doesn’t get caught. Overall, this strap is completely worth the investment!

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin: I recently bleached out all of the dark in my hair, leaving it stripped of most natural proteins and looking extra blonde! Because of this my hair felt extremely tangled and dry so my friend suggested I try the Its a 10 leave-in conditioner. I definitely recommend this product! It makes my hair feel healthy, smooth, and it smells wonderful.

Painting: As a young girl I watched my Papa paint, and there were even times where we’d paint together. I have a distinct memory of the two of us sitting in his beautifully manicured backyard garden, and he’s teaching me how to shadow the oranges and bananas in a fruit bowl, using oil paints. For years, my family has said that my love for art must have come from him, and I’ve always agreed :). I seem to be my happiest while doing anything remotely creative or artistic, in fact I used to spend hours drawing, painting, and creating all kinds of artistic pieces when I was younger and knew that I would one day find a way to “create” for a living. I’ve touched on this in past posts, and I’ll definitely go into more detail on this in a later post. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to brush off my old acrylics and spend some time painting. I’m so happy that I’ve picked up this creative past time of mine because I absolutely lose myself in mixing colors and shading, it’s the perfect way to wind down and check out after a long work day. And I like to think my Papa guides the brush :)

For past monthly favorites go here and here.

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