Monthly Musings: September

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When I opened the “new post” page for this recap, I just kind of stared at it for awhile. My September was nothing but just another mediocre month. Nothing worth mentioning really happened in my personal life, to be honest.

The most exciting thing happened the last weekend of the month, aka 2 days before this post will be published. I’m taking a class on wine, beer, and spirits (yes, we drink every week in class!), and one of our assignments is to visit a winery or distillery. My mom always wanted to visit Cedar Ridge distillery since she’s a fan of their bourbon, so my parents and I set off to Swisher, IA to taste some wine and tour the facility. I’ll be posting about this experience more later in the week!

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Oh, and I’m also applying for post-grad jobs. So if you know anyone looking for a dedicated apparel merchandising major, hit me up because I need a job!


Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur – So I finally jumped on the bandwagon and read this amazing poetry book! It’s essentially the authors story of love, hurting, and finally self-love. It’s a great book that every woman should read!


Small Town Murder Podcast – This podcast by James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman puts a twist on true crime podcasts. Instead of being somber and serious, they incorporate humor (never at the victims’ expense, though!). Definitely recommend for anyone who likes crime + comedy!

Too Much To Ask by Niall Horan – Niall released a new song and he recently announced his album will be coming out next month! So excited!


Grey’s Anatomy – Grey’s is BACK! I won’t spoil anything from the two-part season finale, but I got so. mad. at the end of it! Why must Shonda Rhimes hurt us so much??

House of Cards – I FINALLY started watching this show, and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. Y’all probably know I’m pretty into politics, and it’s kind of cool to see the kind of things that happen behind the scenes. I know it’s fiction, but I’d like to think it’s at least somewhat accurate!

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30 Replies to “Monthly Musings: September”

  1. Southern & Style says: Reply

    I too am so excited for the return of Grey’s-I haven’t watched the new episode yet, but it’s on my list for today!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    1. It’s so good!

  2. I’m so excited that Grey’s is back — but I’m so mad that my DVR didn’t record it. Will be watching it tonight though.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    1. That’s annoying! Hope you like it!

  3. My sister has Milk and Honey and RAVES about it. Is it as good as everyone says?!?! I am so excited about Grey’s too – you need to watch The Good Doctor if you haven’t, too!

    1. It is SO good! I love it!

  4. Just finished the Grey’s premier last night! I don’t know how Shonda comes up with new ways to torture us every episode, but she does!


    1. Ugh that was killer!

  5. Ooh I’ll have to check out that Small Town Murder podcast. Sounds right up my alley!

    1. Hope you like it!

  6. I’m so excited that Grey’s is back! Love that show!

  7. The Small Town Murder podcast sounds so good! Is it a fictional story or more of a documentary style podcast?

    1. It’s all real!!

  8. Ohh that Podcast sounds awesome! Have a great October!

    1. Thanks Alix! You too!

  9. Def wanna listen to that podcast because I’m all about crime related podcasts. 🙂

    1. I hope you love it!

  10. It’s so good reflect. The poetry book sounds like something I’d like to check out and read 🙂 Happy October!

    1. Thanks Mary! Happy October to you too!

  11. Distilleries are so fun! We have so many up here in Vermont! & a lot of Breweries!

    1. That’s so cool!!

  12. I read Milk & Honey this summer and loved it. Also- I am obsessed w House of Cards!! Hope you are enjoying it 🙂

    1. I enjoyed both!!

  13. That sounds like such an interesting class! I want to see if anywhere near me offers such a class. Also, I have SO much House of Cards to catch up on but I just love how deliciously infuriating it is. Like yes, Frank sucks but he’s so good at being a bad guy I can’t handle it.

    1. Omg I feel the same!!

  14. I’ve heard House of Cards is so good! I haven’t watched it yet!

    1. You need to watch it!

  15. I need to hear that Small Town Murder podcast! That sounds like something right up my alley.

    xo //

    1. It’s such a good podcast!

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