February favorites

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Every month I find a gamut of things that I want to share from blog posts to recipes I tried.  However, until now, I’ve never shared them on my blog.  I really enjoy reading favorite posts from other bloggers because it helps me understand what they are interested in and more about they things they enjoy aesthetically.  I hope through these you’re able to get to know me just a little bit better! 🙂

February favorites// a round up of some of my favorite things throughout the month! | Stay gold Autumn

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS

  • My friend Paige collaborates on a food blog and recently shared this doughnut recipe!!  I tried them and they were really amazing!
  • I am a plant lover so I loved this post by Dandelion Pie about how to take care of an orchid without killing it.  I’ve always been weary of buying orchids because I was worried I would kill it.  Looks like it is easier than I thought!
  • I loved this post by Allison Fallon about helping yourself with anxiety by finding yourself.  It sparked a really interesting conversation on my personal facebook page.  While I understand that some people have disordered thinking and this may sound like mumbo jumbo, the tips she includes are the very things I do outside of therapy + medication to manage my anxiety disorder.
  • I found Sallie’s blog via a competition she was in that a friend was also in.  I think she is adorable and I have been strongly coveting her little suburban backyard chicken fest.  The county where we live does not allow  chickens because of zoning laws….wah wah wahhhh!

FAVORITE MUSIC

My friend Jenna is starting to publish videos of her singing on Youtube.  She is really talented and I can’t wait to see what she ends up putting next!! 

FAVORITE BOOKS

My favorite book from this month was Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson.  I am seeing that the author wrote a few more books since I checked last and I want to read those as well- all of the books I’ve read from her have been amazing!!  I can tell from the books I am reading for next month that I might possibly have a few favorites for March though :)!

FAVORITE CLOTHING

We have spent the last few years doing nothing but saving since we bought a house and I have been in grad school.  When we did have money, I had to buy clothing that would double for work and casual stuff because we had financial goals we were working towards.  Now that I am graduating soon debt free (more on that later), I want to start trying to build up a wardrobe again.  Devin’s request is that I buy some t-shirts.  Lucky for me, I married a “I love pony tails, no make up and t-shirts on girls” kind of guy.  I bought these items this month and I have been loving them!

FAVORITE DATE

I gave Devin one specification for Valentine’s day and it was: I don’t care if we go to McDonald’s, I just want it to be a place we haven’t been to before.  We ended up going to Buckhead Diner for our Valentine’s date because we had a gift card.  We had macaroni and cheese tater tots for our apetizers, for our main course I had crab cakes and Devin had a steak, and then Devin wouldn’t share dessert so he ended up with banana cream pie and I ended up with chocolate cake.  The food was really good, but the price + distance will definitely keep us from being regulars.

What is something that was your favorite from this month?

  • You’re so sweet to mention my donuts! Also, I loved Jenna pre-youtube, but I have a total girl crush on her now. She’s amazing.

    • For real, I have super talented friends. Thanks for being one of them 🙂

  • I love that striped shirt. I am a huge fan of stripes, especially in my shirts. I would totally wear that!

    • I really liked that shirt a lot because it could be dressed up or down very easily! The shirt is super comfy too 🙂

  • Of course my sweet tooth made me click on the doughnut link. LOL. They look amazing.

    • Those doughnuts were AMAZING!! Paige brought them to a party and I had to be like “okay Autumn, control yourself” the whole time. Good thing she didn’t turn her back 😉

  • blackmore sounds interesting. I love the second t-shirt, though both are pretty awesome.

    • Blackmoore is really good and I love that even though I have read a few of her novels, I still can’t super predict them!! Sometimes authors write every book the same way and she doesn’t.

  • Blackmoore sounds like exactly the type of book I enjoy, too, so I am going to check it out. Thanks! I enjoyed reading about your February favorites!

    • I hope you love Blackmoore as much as I do! I’m excited to check out the new books that she just recently published!!

  • Sounds like a lot of great blog posts, and other fun stuff this month. Your friend has a beautiful voice. I’m glad you guys had a nice Valentine’s date too!

    • Thank you!! This post was more fun to put together than I thought it would be. I’m looking forward to doing them in the future. I hope Jenna keeps making these youtube videos 🙂

  • Great post. I love the T-shirts you got.

    • Thanks! It has been fun to have some more t-shirts 🙂

  • This is a really lovely post! I LOVE that you are talking about other peoples blogs rather than just your favourite out of your own posts. So nice to show an interest in what fellow bloggers are into

    • My whole blog talks about my blog so it is fun to be able to share some stuff from other people’s :)! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • I love those casual outfits. Sounds great.

    • Thank you! 🙂 I am excited to wear them out when it gets cooler outside!

  • I LOVE that song & she pulls it off so well. So pretty!! I’m so glad you loved The Buckhead Diner! We really need to go back and try it again.

    • Jenna is so crazy talented… she sings like this on her first try without editing. Insane! Buckhead Diner’s chocolate cake was SOOO GOOD!! We were so close to taking your meatloaf suggestion 🙂

  • This is a great idea!! And I am loving your book selection. I will be checking it out! I am always on the look out for my next read! So happy to have found you! ?

    • It was really fun to be able to share what other bloggers did that impressed me. Thanks for the sweet comment and I’ve been enjoying reading your stuff off of The Peony Project too!! ♥

  • Oh, Autumn, thank you so much for sharing my post!

  • Chantel

    I love posts like this! They feel so connecting with so many like-minded people. I also have bouts of intense anxiety, so I appreciate feeling a connection with you over that difficulty.

    • I stopped doing favorite posts because I didn’t buy enough to continue them, but I’m thinking about adding them into my goals post for every month…we’ll see. I love how many comments and love you’ve given me over the last few days. Thank you!

  • Chantel

    I love posts like this! They feel so connecting with so many like-minded people. I also have bouts of intense anxiety, so I appreciate feeling a connection with you over that difficulty.

    • I stopped doing favorite posts because I didn’t buy enough to continue them, but I’m thinking about adding them into my goals post for every month…we’ll see. I love how many comments and love you’ve given me over the last few days. Thank you!