October Favorites

I can’t believe this month is already coming to a close.  Monday will be Halloween, and then it’s on to more Fall celebrations and Thanksgiving in November!  A lot of bloggers tend to share their favorites at the end of the month, so I thought I would share a few of mine.

Clothing

At the beginning of this month, I wanted to refresh my fall wardrobe a bit.  Usually, I go to Ross and find a couple of cute tops, but the only one I managed to find was this one by Tru Self.  My husband and I love owls, so it’s hard to pass them up when I find them.

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However, I went to Target (where I used to never be able to find clothes, beyond a few basics) in hopes that I might find something else, and boy did I hit the jackpot.  I found a collection called Knox Rose.  The colors, textures, and style of this brand are a perfect fit for me.  The only downside was that I could only get three tops in order to stay in budget, but I love them and wear them frequently (I wore two of the tops in both my pregnancy loss video and the follow-up video).

App

When I was pregnant, I used the app Nurture by Glow to follow my pregnancy.  This app was amazing.  It kept up with all of the symptoms.  It gave information about the week you were in with a nice animation included.  It also has a great community as well.  And all of these parts of the app were free.  Then, when I lost my daughter, the app removed all the pregnancy related parts and every day, it posted an encouraging quote, recommended different articles about healing, and still gave insight into the symptoms you feel post pregnancy loss.

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Now, I use Glow, which is the same company, but it’s for period and ovulation tracking.  Again, it follows whatever symptoms you have (through the entire month, not just during your period).  It has a community built in as well.  It also includes a host of tracking tools – from the ovulation kit you use to how you are emotionally feeling that day.  It’s pretty phenomenal.

 

Book

I’m reading a few books right now, but I wanted to share one that I’m re-reading.  It’s a devotional book called Holding On To Hope by Nancy Guthrie.

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Guthrie loses two children very early in each of their infancies, and she grapples with what that all means in the book.  However, it is also an excellent study of the book of Job as well.  I am re-doing the Bible study in the back of the book, but the story she shares is moving as well.  If you have been through tragedy, or are dealing with it now, and you are asking God, “why?”, then I would highly recommend this study.

Do you have any October favorites?  Do you write a blog post about them?  Link the post down below so I can check it out!

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