Month in Review: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hello, readers. These month in review always sneak up on me. September has been a particularly busy month for me and generally, quiet for the blogging world. Busyness certainly kept me from some of my favorite pursuits this month. (One such thing was reading!)

Without further ado, let's get this month in review started.
1. Baubles, Beads and Stuff: Along with my mother, we made great strides this month towards opening our jewelry store. In fact, the plan is to officially open later today or tomorrow at the latest. We're both nervous and excited about this.
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2. Blindspot: I've gushed enough about this in my rambling review, but I cannot help it. NBC's latest thriller is amazing. Have you seen it?

TV REVIEW: Blindspot Pilot (2015)

3. Dancing with the Stars: It's. Back. I'm super excited to be enjoying this drama-fueled reality show again. There weren't any celebs I was *dying* to see this year like year's past, but I'm enjoying several of the couples. Plus, Nick Carter and Sharna danced a Downton Abbey themed routine this week - what could be more awesome!?

Who are YOU rooting for?

3. M&M's: You know how candy companies tend to release "limited edition" flavors during the various seasonal rushes? Well, M&M's have me addicted to something new. Guys, they have a pecan pie. They are delicious. I'm quite proud of myself for not binge-eating them, however I now cannot find more... anywhere. I'm hoping it's just a case of stores waiting for another shipment because I need some bags to store in my freezer. *wink*

4. Fall 2015 TV: Aside from Blindspot, I've not really watched anything else except Fox's Minority Report. What are YOU all watching: I'd love recommendations.

...Blog Favorites... 

blog posts that, while not necessarily popular, were some of my favorite to write or put together.

1. Blindspot Pilot (2015): Yep, I'm mentioning this one in this category too. Why? Because it's epic.

2. Far From the Madding Crowd (2015): It's a period drama. Naturally I'm going to love having the chance to gush about this. Which is exactly what I did.

3. Hello, Goodbye and Everything In-Between: My first book by Jennifer E. Smith. Loved it!

4. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Season Three: True, this one made it in BOTH of the popular posts (month and week), but I cannot help it. I adore this series and I'll take any chance I can get to gush.

5. Pitch Perfect 2: Saw this one over the summer and apparently I forgot to post the review. Oops. Either way, I enjoyed gushing about this fun comedy.

...Most Popular Posts...

September 2015 (Month)

1. Cover Candy, Edition 29
2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Season Three
3. Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Fall TBR
4. Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Bookshelf Tour (Sort of)
5. Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Favorite Ships

The week of September 22nd - 29th

1. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Season Three
2. Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Fall TBR
3. Blindspot Pilot (2015)
4. Cover Candy, Edition 29
5. Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Watchalikes

...Books I Read This Month...
Current read:
I also had a chance to read Amber Stokes While You're Awake, her upcoming novella. So cute, guys!
...Around the Interwebs...

Silver Petticoat: I had a fun month over on Silver Petticoat. Many of the things I reviewed or spotlighted are among my favorite topics: period dramas! I revisiting one of my most favorite period dramas (to think I had forgotten how much) in Louisa May Alcott's adaptation of The Inheritance. Keeping on that same path, I then featured Edith and James in the Classic Romantic Moment of the week feature. The first Classic Romantic Moment I put together this month turned the focus on Suits Harvey and Donna (love those two!).

Today I gave you a sneak peek on my bookshelf with a list of 15 Fairy Tales I own. Some I have read, others I've not yet. Which should I read first?

What else was I up to on Silver Petticoat? I reviewed Nancy Meyers newest comedy, The Intern, which is still playing in theaters (and you should totally see). In helping to build up Silver Petticoat's period drama archives, I also reviewed: ITV's Emma, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Buccaneers as well as Hallmark's Love on the Air. Finally, I put together a list of 20 Obscure Period Dramas.
That's the month in review here at Dreaming Under the Same Moon. Have any thoughts, favorite finds or reads from the month? Share if you'd like.

Happy (almost) October, friends. Hope you have a wonderful new month.


  1. It's awesome that you're getting ready to open your Etsy shop! Good luck. :) Also, I might have to check out The Intern when it comes out on DVD because I really like Anne Hathaway.

    1. It's been quite the adventure, Kristin. We've enjoyed it... mostly. ;) It's now open and I'm slowly learning the ropes. Thank YOU for sharing some tips. I'd love to know what you think of The Intern if/when you see it. It's quite fun! :)

  2. OH MY GOSH I LOVE MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES SERIES!!! Can we fangirl over that show together???

    And for Dancing With the Stars, I am most excited to see how Andy Grammar and Hayes Grier do!

    Oh and I love Pitch Perfect 2! YES.

    1. YES! Let's fangirl over "Miss Fisher," Raquel! Aren't we fortunate to have been given a third season!? I was seriously "worried" we'd seen the last of her. Fortunately we have a movie in the works too.

      Andy is doing really well from a viewers perspective I'd say though the judges like to criticize him. I'm all like, whatever. ;) Hunter is always entertaining to watch.

      Pitch Perfect 2 = EPIC! :)

  3. Congrats on opening your own jewelry store!! That's amazing!! Love the name--so cute. :) Blindspot! (epic is right!!) The second episode was even better than the first, if that's possible. *gasps* M&M's came out with a pecan pie flavor?! Okay, I'm gonna run out to the store now... lol! And Minority Report sounds pretty good--I'd be interested to hear your take on it. I keep seeing stuff about DWTS on social media. Need to watch soon! Awesome post, Rissi! :)

    1. Thanks, Bekah. We're super excited about this new adventure. Thanks for all the follows. :)

      Blindspot is getting more epic (just watched E2 last night and I agree...). Oh the suspense. :)

      The M&M pecan pie variety are yummy... they really do taste like pecan pie. I'm not too interested in trying the candy corn, but the pecan? Yes, please!

      Minority Report was interesting. I didn't love it, but it has great potential. I did review it on Silver Petticoat and may have a review for one or two more fall TV shows before long. Just have to write and/or watch them first. ;)

  4. I never manage to keep up with DWTS but I was excited to hear Andy Grammer was on this season! I was rooting for Victor Espinoza as American Pharoah's rider, but I just heard he was voted off, so. . . .

    Dance A Real

    1. I get a little "obsessed" with DWTS during the season. It's totally over-the-top dramatic television (and I stay away from other reality TV), but I cannot seem to pull myself away. Andy's doing well though the judges don't seem to like him - well boo to them. ;)

    2. Oh, I know how you feel :) I don't usually watch reality television except when Masterchef comes on!

      Dance A Real

    3. We are both allowed our one reality TV obsession, right!? ;) We'll just keep indulging. It'll be our secret.

  5. Congrats on opening your jewellry store! That's awesome, best wishes with it :)

    Looks like you had an awesome month! I have yet to check out Blindspot but it looks interesting and Jaime Alexander looks amazing and flawless as always xD Wishing you a wonderful October, Rissi! :)

    1. Thank you, Lianne. I really appreciate the well wishes; we've certainly got a nervous kind of excitement about it. But that's part of the fun. :)

      Blindspot is epic (IMO) though I suspect anyone not into a long-term puzzler won't care for it. If the show survives there'll be plenty of things to solve given Jane's unknown identity. Jaimie is amazing as always. She gives a fantastic performance. Let me know what you think if/when you see it - and as always, thank you for visiting. :)

      Hope you're doing well and enjoy October.

  6. Ok, so, DWTS: I am really enjoying Bindi Irwin's routines so far, and I LOVE the fact she is paired with Derek Hough; definitely my favourite couple this season. However, Nick Carter got himself a LOT closer to that spot with his AWESOME Downton Abbey inspired Viennese Waltz; can you say magic?!

    As far as Fall TV goes, while I haven't really gotten into too many of the new shows, at the moment I am loving Blindspot, Limitless, and The Player.

    God Bless
    Eleanor Rose

    1. Bindi is adorable to watch. I have to confess I don't think she's quite as "polished" (yet) as some of Derek's other partners, but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of watching her routines. She has a fabulous style and energy. :) That walk with Nick and Sharna = AMAZING. Like you say, magic.

      The only shows you mention that I did not (yet) watch is Limitless though I do have E1. I'll now have to watch it. But like you I adore Blidspot (what a PUZZLE!) and finally watched E1 of The Player. That one is shaping up to be "fun." :)

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Eleanor. :)

  7. I finally added Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to our que. My husband and I both enjoy a good mystery show, so I have high hopes. We've also just started watching Murdoch Mysteries! <3

    1. *Crosses Fingers* I hope you enjoy Miss Fisher's, Heather. It's pretty amazing if you like period drama (plus a good mystery). Ahhh... I adore Murdoch as well. He's an amazing character; I admire his moral compass and gentlemanly antics. :)

  8. So excited that DWTS is back! I really can't explain how much I love that show! I, like you, didn't have any huge excitement over any of the stars but I definitely have some favorites! My top picks right now are, Bindi, Andy, the PenaVegas, and Alek!

    1. As am I, Abbi. It's my one reality TV obsession! What do you think of the latest "scandal" with last week's rule? I think it was fair Kim was the one eliminated if that's the rule, but I see there is lots of upset viewers.

      Great picks! The ones you mention are probably my top favorites as well. Bindi seems to be having so much fun, and of course, I'm rooting for the American hero. :)

    2. I agree with you that it was fair, especially since it has been a rule since the show began. And it is probably better for her health that she doesn't have to deal with the grueling demands of the show. Honestly I don't think that it's anything to get upset over at all!
      Bindi is awesome! Her dance this week literally brought me to tears and I loved Carlos' dance to Amazing Grace and his testimony!

    3. I agree! I also laugh over the drama that accompanies an injury. Not in a oh-this-is-so-funny way, but the contestants will carry on about the danger to their health if one thing does wrong. If it's THAT serious, dude, you withdraw. ;)

      Bindi IS awesome! I loved her sweet dance this week and she performed it beautifully. As for Carlos', I'm with you there too. I wish he'd gotten higher scores because his dance was wonderful. I'm glad he chose Amazing Grace and didn't feel pressured to go with something else. :)


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