What I'm Loving this Month // September

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 30, 2018
September is officially coming to a close, which means it's time to review what I loved this month. From new TV to beauty products, it's all below.

Premiere Month
So many of my shows came back this month! All three Chicago shows, the Good Doctor, the Resident, Big Bang Theory! It's been a great month of TV.

Naked Palette
If you haven't heard, the original Naked palette is being discontinued (I know - so sad!). The benefit - they're currently 50% off! I'm been loving rediscovering the eyeshadow colors in this palette.

Rooftop Bars
A benefit of living in Chicago is all of the cool places to explore. This month, we found some fun rooftop bars with some amazing views!

Express Sales
I may have bought 7 pairs of jeans from Express this month. They had a Labor Day sale where their jeans were 40-50% off, so I took full advantage of it!

Sister Time
I was able to see my sister a lot this month. From being in Urbana for a career fair and her coming down to Naperville, we were able to spend some special quality time together.

Tell me: what did you love this month?

Trip Recap // Nashville to Knoxville

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, September 28, 2018
This week, my work brought me to the state of Tennessee. I decided to fly to Nashville a day early to do some exploring on my own. It rained all day, but I had fun! The next two days were spent with two of my colleagues in Knoxville, recruiting students at their career fair. Below is a complete recap of my time spent in the Volunteer State.

My Summer Bucket List

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, September 21, 2018
Back in June, I started putting together a list of things I wanted to do this summer. Now that summer is coming to a close, I thought it'd be fun to share that list with you. From country concerts to exploring new places in Chicago, I had one hell of a summer.

Home Trend I'm Loving // Watercolor Florals

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, September 09, 2018
In my new bedroom, I chose to go outside of my comfort zone and purchase a show-stopping comforter.  I found this Lauren Conrad floral bedspread and fell in love. It quickly became the inspiration for the rest of my bedroom decor. This watercolor florals trend is one of my favorites right now. I love how romantic and girly it is, while also being colorful. Below are some of my favorite ways to incorporate this trend into your home.

Completing Chicago's Tough Mudder

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, September 03, 2018
Last weekend, my friends and I completed our first Tough Mudder. Back when we signed up in March, we had every intention of training and rocking our race. As it turns out, not one of us trained. That morning, we quickly switched our mentality to "let's go play in the mud." We had a blast! The obstacles were tough, but doable. We did the Half Mudder, which meant 5 miles and 14 obstacles. This is a race that 100% requires teamwork. We were helping pull strangers up, as well as each other.

Currently // August to September

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 01, 2018

August has been a crazy month. The biggest item of note - I moved to Chicago! I started out my month watching a high school best friend marry the man of her dreams; ended it by completing a Tough Mudder; and in between, moved into my new home.


  1. Currently // July to August A recap of last month and a look into this one
  2. Recipe // Pineapple Watermelon Sorbet Popsicles A tasty way to celebrate National Watermelon Day
  3. Weekend Recap // Kristina's Wedding A beautiful wedding weekend spent in Oregon
  4. My Morning Worship Playlist How listening to worship music changed my relationship with God
  5. Looking Back // My Graduation Letter A letter to my 18 year old self about change
  6. Recipe // Any-Fruit Mojito My favorite way to enjoy rum
  7. Moving Series // Why We Chose Bucktown How we picked our new neighborhood
  8. Bible Verses // God is your Shield Reminders that God is there to protect you
  9. What I'm Loving this Month // August A review of everything I loved in August


September 5 Volunteer with my colleagues
September 10 Watch the Cubs play
September 13-14 University of Maryland Career Fair
September 15-16 Explore Maryland
September 22-23 Explore Tennessee
September 24-25 University of Tennessee Career Fair

Have a wonderful September everyone!