Wednesday, November 4, 2015

October 2015 on Instagram

Anyone else feel like the end of 2015 is just flying by before our eyes?!  I think what's really throwing me off is this warm weather in November, it's been in the 70s in Pennsylvania today and yesterday, which in my opinion is crazy.  While October was just a little too warm too, it was a good month for me and included a trip to my favorite city in the world, New York!  Here I have a recap of what I did last month.

At the beginning of the month I shared a recipe for my favorite Quinoa Arugula Salad.  If you haven't checked it out I recommend giving it a try, it's packed with protein and veggies and happens to taste delicious, what more could you want?

Like I said above I got to take a trip to New York City last month while I was home from school for October Break.  I'm lucky that at home I'm a little over an hour from the city and I can visit pretty frequently.  On this trip I did a Gossip Girl Tour with On Location Tours, which you can read all about here.

On the Gossip Girl Tour we stopped at Dylan's Candy Bar, which it is the cutest candy shop.  It's decorated to look like candyland come to life and is so much fun!  If you're in New York City you should definitely stop by to check it out and get some fun, hard to find candy.

Over October Break my sister and I went pumpkin picking and had a blast!  We went full on basic and took a million pictures, we even found these two really nice girls who were doing the same thing so we all helped each other out (major props to them for this picture's pose).  You can see all of our pictures from the pumpkin patch and our outfit details here.

With the gorgeous warm weather I decided it was necessary to sit outside and appreciate my beautiful campus between classes one day.  I realized I really take the beauty for granted and don't take enough time to really take it in.  I also had the realization that I'm graduating in May so I better enjoy it now.

I took this with two of my sorority sisters before Hoopsmania, which is like a big pep rally at school to kick off the basketball season (our biggest sport).  It's always such a fun time and this year Big Sean performed!  He was really great and definitely got us all hyped up for the season.  Before college I literally knew nothing about sports and now I am a huge basketball fan; I can't believe this is my last season as an undergrad and am hoping it's our best yet!

Fall is my favorite time of year because of all the gorgeous trees on campus.  Villanova used to be an arboretum so there are over 250 different species of trees and they are all beautiful this time of year!

I took this picture while I was painting pumpkins for my D.I.Y. Princess Pumpkins post.  I think that pink is an appropriate color for all holidays so it was only natural I painted my pumpkins pink for Halloween!

This picture is from one day last week on my way back from class when it was raining out.  I can't get enough of how pretty all the leaves are even if they're on the ground.  I also couldn't resist the chance to get a shot of my Hunter Boots because what blogger doesn't love Hunters?!

I had a bad sinus infection for Halloween so I landed up going home for the weekend to rest.  Since I couldn't dress up I put Coco in her adorable bunny costume, but she's not really a fan of being a rabbit so this lasted for about two minutes while I took the picture.  I then stopped torturing her and gave her a treat to make up for it, she wasn't mad at me anymore after she ate the treat.

So this was my October in pictures!  Come check me out on Instagram (@theblushblonde) and follow along with me to see more of what's here!  How was your October?

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Today I'm linking up with WIWW, Mid Week Muse, and WIWW.


  1. You had me at Gossip Girl Tour! Seriously dying, didn't know that even existed and now I must bucket list it! Also dying for the pink pumpkins, so cute!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  2. Sounds like you packed a lot of fun into the month! Villanova's campus at fall is just the prettiest, your photos are making me quite nostalgic :)

  3. I have your salad post saved and need to make it soon. I love all your pictures! I bet NYC in the fall is so lovely. I've only been once and it was in the heat of the summer...let's say it was a long few days walking around, but still fun!

  4. The color on the trees is beautiful! Oh how I love fall!


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