October Favorites + Gratitude

October 27, 2017
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Has October flown by for everyone or just me? I swear it was just the start of summer, and now I am gearing up for the trifecta of holidays. September was a rough month for me, so October was full of late nights with friends and fun. Here are a few of my favorite things I discovered this month.

Favorite quick meal

I discovered Luvo at Kroger and Tom Thumb and have become quite a fan. Luvo creates healthy, delicious, low-sodium and sugar freezer meals with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Unlike many healthy brands, Luvo offers a variety of meals with flavors from around the world. Not to mention, they have a great selection of vegan and vegetarian choices. The steamer meals come right out of the bag and plate beautifully. Find your nearest store that carries Luvo products, or order directly from the website and have it delivered to your door.

Favorite restaurant

Colton and I love trying new places, so each month I like to feature my favorite. City Hall Bistro is my new favorite restaurant in downtown because of their delicious tapas and hand-crafted cocktails. Check out the recap and see why the food is drool-worthy.

Favorite State Fair food winner

The fried sheet cake is worth every ticket. I enjoyed a ton of the savory foods, but the sheet cake will be a new annual regular (like the Fletcher’s corn dog). Seriously, I highly recommend trying it next year.

Favorite night activity

My best friend and I found out that our favorite karaoke bar we found back in August is closing. We are heartbroken, but have spent every weekend this month there singing and dancing the night away. This has become something I truly enjoy and is exactly how I want to remember my October. I hope you find a new home, Rose. You have brightened my 2017 more than you know.

Favorite Instagram gem


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Have you ever found a social media gem that makes you smile every day? This Dad Jokes account does that for me. Every time I scroll past one of these incredibly cheesy jokes, I feel instantly happier. You’re welcome.


  1. I was featured as a woman redefining success on Ariana Travelstead‘s blog. Check out my interview here and leave some love. Also follow her for weekly motivation from amazing women that I am honored to be featured along side.

  2. Colton and I spent several hours eating through the State Fair. This is one of my favorite traditions we have as Texans.

  3. Despite being incredibly busy, I completed the Barre Code Back to Sweat challenge this month.

  4. D Magazine reposted one of my photos in their “favorite Dallas food pics” post. Check it out.

  5. This weekend we will finally have some cold weather. It puts a kink in my Halloween costume plans, but I am so excited! Bring on the fall weather, please.

  What are you grateful for this month? Leave me a comment below. 

  • Beth Kondrick October 27, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Looks like you had a good October! That cake from the State Fair looks amazing! I’m sorry your favorite karaoke bar is closing. Maybe you’ll find another one you like just as much!

  • Carrie Hurst October 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

    The fried sheet cake looks amazing! Isn’t it funny how carnival and fair food can fry anything and make it look delicious?!

  • Lauren October 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Great month for you! That pi thon joke is a good one! 🙂

  • ShootingStarsMag October 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Sounds like a lovely month. It’s really cold where I live now too, so it should be an interesting weekend. haha Hope you don’t freeze too much with your costume!

    Yay for a fun state fair and lots of yummy food!


  • kat October 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    haha love the insta gem. This is such a cute, fun post. thanks for sharing 🙂 xoxo

  • Akaleistar October 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    That fried sheet cake looks amazing!

  • DIVYA October 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

    What an eventful month. The karaoke thing makes so much sense now. I follow your Insta stories and I’m like, “Man, Jessica REALLY likes to karaoke!”


    I'm surprised Torchy Tacos didn't make the cut this month! (Is it because the queso is a permanent fav?!)

  • Megan Anne October 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Congrats on all the fun stuff that happened & you completed this month! I wish I would’ve gotten to go to the State Fair this year but maybe next year!

  • Sara October 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA the Pi-thon. I’m dead. Love that.

    Also… the fried sheet cake? LOOKS SO GOOD!

  • Shannon October 30, 2017 at 9:57 am

    This post made me so hungry! I am excited we are finally having fall weather, too! It was so cold and windy yesterday though, with the rain, we thought we were going to lose power and a lot of people did! That dad joke Instagram I followed right away, lolol

  • Brittany October 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Great month in review! We are definitely have fall weather here in the PNW. It’s been sunny and in the 60’s (rare for us) but we’re expected to get lots of rain this week! xo, Brittany |