November Wrap Up!

Living Life

Is it just us, or did it really feel like November FLEW by? Here’s what we did!

Elizabeth and Mr. Ray went to a Relient K concert.

Elizabeth and Mr. Ray went to a Relient K concert.

Lindsey became a wine club member at Oak Farm Winery in Lodi, CA.

Lindsey became a wine club member at Oak Farm Winery in Lodi, CA.

Elizabeth, Mr. Ray, and their fur child, Bentley, had a photo shoot for their Christmas cards.

Elizabeth, Mr. Ray, and their fur child, Bentley, had a photo shoot for their Christmas cards.

Lindsey got bored one evening and decided to give herself bangs.

Lindsey got bored one evening and decided to give herself bangs.

Elizabeth put up her Christmas tree.

Elizabeth put up her Christmas tree.

Lindsey's work was voted in the top twenty dealerships to work for (out of 22,000 competitors!).

Lindsey’s work was voted in the top twenty dealerships to work for (out of 22,000 competitors!).

Elizabeth's school had Flashback Friday, and her middle school students insisted that she looked SO DIFFERANT when she was a junior higher. (What's your vote?)

Elizabeth’s school had Flashback Friday, and her middle school students insisted that she looked SO DIFFERANT when she was a junior higher. (What’s your vote?)

Lindsey got some good reading time in at the doctor's office (stupid lost voice!).

Lindsey got some good reading time in at the doctor’s office (stupid lost voice!).

Elizabeth found herself in a Winter Wonderland.

Elizabeth found herself in a Winter Wonderland.

Lindsey had a delicious Thanksgiving.

Lindsey had a delicious Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth, Mr. Ray, and Bentley had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth, Mr. Ray, and Bentley had a lovely Thanksgiving.

 

Lindsey and her hubby volunteered as red kettle bell ringers for the Salvation Army.

Proudest Posts

Missed some posts over the last month? No worries! We’ve collected some of our favorites over the past month here in one spot. Enjoy!

sherlock holmesFab Five Free Books!

the babysitter's club

Throwback Thursday – The Babysitter’s Club!

desperately ever after

 Desperately Ever After Review

Image obtained from Hallels.com  http://www.hallels.com/articles/2292/20140708/cinderella-2015-movie-spoilers-set-march-release-same-storyline-interesting.htm
Image obtained from Hallels.com
http://www.hallels.com/articles/2292/20140708/cinderella-2015-movie-spoilers-set-march-release-same-storyline-interesting.htm

Cinderella

duck dynasty

Man Crush Monday – The Men of Duck Dynasty!

touch of power

Touch of Power Book Review

Ravenously Reading

This month was a mixed bag as far as reading goes. Here’s what we read:

Elizabeth read a total of six books this month, bringing her yearly total to 79! Meaning, her 75 books in a year reading challenge is COMPLETE! Way to go, Elizabeth!

Lindsey, too, read six books this month, bringing her yearly total to 98 out of her 100 book goal.

Loving Links

There were so, so many great articles this month. Below are some of our favorites!

5 Ways to Improve Your Body Image Right Now

Scientific Proof Thoughts & Intentions can Alter Physical Worls Around Us

Why Independent Bookstores are More Than Just Places to Buy Books

What Would You Tell a Twenty-Something About Living Simply?

Cornell to Add Massive Open Online Courses in 2015

Chance Encounter Leads to a Two Book Deal!

Dreaming and Doing

nanowrimo

Well, as y’all know, November is National Novel Writing Month, and we were DETERMINED to crank out our novels this month! Sadly, that didn’t exactly happen.

Lindsey was too chicken to even begin, but Elizabeth DID manage to turn out another 3,000 words! Woo Hoo! At least one of us made progress, haha.

During the month of December, we have several personal and professional goals.

In an effort to save every penny towards buying her first house next fall, Lindsey has taken up couponing. That’s right. She’s gonna be that Crazy Coupon Lady in the grocery store line, making multiple transactions, clipping coupons in the aisle, and wheeling a heaping grocery cart into the parking lot after only spending $12.95 for a month’s worth of food and supplies. Or at least, that’s her goal. We’ll see what that looks like on a practical, day-to-day basis.

To support her endeavors, she is embarking on a new adventure-  A lifestyle blog! She’ll post grocery challenges, fabulous deals, and personal experiences as she works her way towards purchasing her dream home. It will be a place where women in similar life stages can ban together, encourage one another, share tips, and know they are not alone. The site is set to launch around the first of the year, but never fear! Lindsey will still be reading, reviewing, and contributing here at Chick Lit Chickadees!

It’s just that more books will be checked out of the library instead of purchased on her kindle.

Elizabeth has some lofty ambitions as well! She’s gearing up for Christmas by reading several holiday themed books, including two as part of a book tour!

With all of the holiday madness about to hit, we’ll see how far we get in accomplishing our goals!

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