November Journal Prompts with Free Printables

Do you journal? It can be a great way to de-stress after a hectic day or a method to go deeper into connecting with your true self. Maybe you do so in a private way for your own personal reflection. Or maybe you like to put it all out there on your blog. Here is a collection of November journal prompts for you to use on your own or to inspire different posts on your blog. There are 30 suggestions to cover each day of the month, but you are not obligated to only use them on that particular day. You can also choose from some of the November monthly themes as fodder for your thoughts. Use your own journal or these November Journal Pages. You can also use them in your classroom.

November Journal Prompts: Monthly Themes

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Greens and Plantains Month
  • Historic Bridge Awareness Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Movember
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National COPD Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Fun with Fondue Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Gratitude Month
  • National Home Care and Hospice Month
  • National Impotency Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Life Writing Month
  • National Long-term Care Awareness Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Family Literacy Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Raisin Bread Month
  • National Roasting Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
  • Spinach and Squash Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month (See also February)
  • NoSHAVEmber (U.S. – Beard Month or Movember; Australia – Moustache Month)
  • Vegan Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

Print off the November Special Events list for easy access.

November Journal Prompts: Daily Prompts

  1. What is your main goal for this month?
  2. Ten things you are grateful for?
  3. I am grateful to?
  4. What do you love about the autumn colours?
  5. What traditions do you have for Fall or Thanksgiving?
  6. Your favorite Fall evening ritual.
  7. What is the best thing you have done this month so far?
  8. What’s new Fall food or recipe are you going to try?
  9. Your favorite Fall childhood memory.
  10. What book do you want to snuggle up on the couch with?
  11. Best memory about sitting by a fire?
  12. Nicest walk you have taken this month.
  13. What’s your biggest challenge this month?
  14. What one business goal do you have?
  15. Travel plans for this months.
  16. What’s your favorite item of clothing that makes you feel cozy and warm?
  17. Your best motivational quote.
  18. Your Christmas wishes.
  19. Your Fall exercise routine is…
  20. Five beliefs that help your live a good life.
  21. The best piece of advice you received.
  22. Top 3 qualities you see in others.
  23. An act of kindness you can do to show gratitude this month.
  24. Four ways I can be selfless.
  25. Something you would change if you could.
  26. Your goal for next month – personal and business.
  27. Compare this November to last year.
  28. Write about one area of nutrition you want to concentrate on.
  29. The one thing you did really well this week.
  30. Expand on this sentence: There is always something to be grateful for…

Download Daily November Journal Prompts.

Need even more inspiration? Here is a list of November Fun Words. Use this with students as a writing challenge, or simply challenge yourself!

Please feel free to share your answers to these prompts in the comments!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Variations

Pumpkin spice season seemed to have actually started back in about August. Products started creeping in on the shelves at stores (I’m looking at you, Trader Joe’s!) and all of the memes started flooding my feed. In September, it started to feel a bit more acceptable, as the fall season technically starts. And of course, October is the month that there’s no holds barred when it comes to all things pumpkin. You can even keep it going through November and get away with it.

But grabbing those pumpkin spiced lattes on the go can add up quite quickly. Yes, the bonus points are great, but your pocketbook may not always be appreciative of the addiction. Or now that the weather is getting colder, you may not feel like trying to go out into elements to get your tasty treat. Just imagine curling up with a tasty cup of fall flavors while curled up on the couch. (I know, sometimes it is a total pipe dream, but we’re imagining, right?) So here are a few ways to go about it.

(And yes, I will be including some affiliate links here. I can earn a small commission if you use them, but I am only sharing products I think you, my readers, may find useful.) Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Latte Variations”

Canvas Print by CanvasChamp #Giveaway Ends 10/1

Canvas prints are an amazing way to share beautiful shots of your family. CanvasChamp is one company that can create these for you. It’s a great time of year to upgrade that family photo hanging in your house. The holidays are also right around the corner. This could be a great gift for the grandparents or other family members! Or surprise your significant other with an amazing print.

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Ballpark Hot Dogs With Grilled Peppers and Onions

Nothing says summer like grilling ballpark hot dogs with peppers and onions. I don’t care what time of year it is. It’s like a bite of sunshine in your mouth and makes you dream of relaxing days under a blue sky. And the best thing is, you can bust out the grill at any time of year to make them.

Plus they are so easy to make. Your biggest concern is whether or not you want to use traditional hot dogs or if you want to use hot or sweet Italian sausages. And then are you going to cook them whole, or do that thing where you slice them in half? Apparently here in Rochester, it’s a thing to cut them in half. I will never understand this, but when in Rome…

So here is a quick and easy classic way to make your ballpark hot dogs or sausages.

Ingredients for Ballpark Hot Dogs

  • 3 green bell peppers, cleaned and cut into strips
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 package (14 ounce size) hot dogs, smoked hot or sweet Italian sausages, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 hero rolls, sliced open
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Making Ballpark Hot Dogs

  1. Heat grill to medium-hot.
  2. Toss peppers and onions with oil in a bowl, then put in grilling basket or tray.
  3. Cook basket with peppers and onions on grill and sausages directly on grates.
  4. Cook peppers and onions until just starting to char, about 3 or 4 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for 3 or 4 minutes or until soft and nicely charred.
  5. Cook hot dogs sausages about 3 or 4 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for about the same time or until they get nice and hot and have good grill marks. If you leave them whole, it may take a little bit longer.
  6. Put open side of rolls down on grill during the last minute of cooking to toast.
  7. Remove everything from grill.
  8. Toss peppers and onions and hot dogs or sausages with vinegar and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl.
  9. Use tongs to serve 2 sausage halves and a generous amount of peppers and onions on a toasted bun.
  10. Add a bit of mustard if desired.

I admit that I would probably pick out more of the onions on mine. And then trying to decide which mustard to use would totally depend on your taste. I have a serious thing for horseradish mustard, but dijon could also work.

How do you like your ballpark hot dogs?

September Food Holiday Observances

Are you looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? Looking for some food prep or units to do in the classroom or for homeschooling? I have collected the September food holiday observances from around the web to give you some inspiration. If I have a particular collection put together, it is already linked, with more to come. Please share some of your favorite recipe collections in the comments! Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas.

September Food Holiday Monthly Observances

September is Better Breakfast Month. Who isn’t always in search of a tasty new breakfast idea? A couple of my favorites I have shared in the past include Pound Cake French Toast and the Maple Bacon Donut. And of course, a fancy breakfast just isn’t the same without mimosas. I love mimosas.

It’s also Honey Month. Honey has so many uses and is so good for you. Same with papaya, as it is National Papaya Month.

September is also National Chicken Month, which makes me happy, because I love chicken. And then you have to have the accompanying mashed potatoes, because it is National Potato Month. And I guess if potatoes aren’t your thing, then you can just enjoy National Rice Month. And then you can add in your Whole Grains Month celebrations and top it all off with National Mushroom Month.

Harvest season means an abundance of fruits and vegetables, so of course we celebrate Fruits and Veggies: More Matters. Keep your focus on health with Family Meals Month, Hunger Action Month, National Food  Safety Month, Food Allergy Awareness Month, and Childhood Obesity Month observances.

Finally, it is National Blueberry Popsicle Month. Did you know that was even a thing? There are all kinds of recipes out there. Check out the post I did over at My Crafty Life for 20 of them.

But my favorite September food holiday observances would have to be California Wine Month and National Bourbon Month.  😀

September Food Holiday Weekly Observances

First Week in September – Celebrate National Waffle Week! Because it’s also chicken month, you should check out my favorite Chicken and Waffles.

Second Week in September –  It’s Biscuit and Gravy Week and Vegetarian Awareness Week.

Fourth Week in September – National Wild Rice Week

September Food Holiday Daily Observances

You can find at least one food to celebrate each day in September. Which ones are you looking forward to?

September 1 – National Cherry Popover Day

September 1 – National Gyro Day

September 2 – National “Grits for Breakfast” Day

September 2 – National Blueberry Popsicle Day (Whether it is a monthly observance or a daily observance depends on the source.)

September 2 – International Bacon Day (The date changes yearly, as it falls on the Saturday before Labor Day.)

September 3 – National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 3 – National Baby Back Ribs Day

September 4 – National Macadamia Nut Day

September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6 – National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7 – National Salami Day

September 7  – National Acorn Squash Day

September 8  – National Beer Lover’s Day

September 8 – National Date Nut Bread Day

September 9 – National “I Love Food” Day

September 9 – Wiener Schnitzel Day

September 10 – National Hot Dog Day – Try traditional Ballpark Hot Dogs with Grilled Onions and Peppers. Or for something different, go for Hot Dog Stuffed Pitas. 

September 10 – TV Dinner Day

September 11 –  National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 – Fortune Cookie Day

September 13 – National Peanut Day

September 13 – Snack a Pickle Time

September 14 – National Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 14 – Eat a Hoagie Day

September 15 – National Double Cheeseburger Day

September 15 –  National Creme de Menthe Day

September 15 – National Linguine Day

September 16 – National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

September 16 – National Guacamole Day

September 16 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day

September 16 – International Eat an Apple Day

September 17 – National Apple Dumpling Day

September 17 – National Monte Cristo Day

September 18 – National Cheeseburger Day

September 19 – National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day

September 20 – National Punch Day/National Rum Punch Day

September 21 – National Pecan Cookie Day

September 21 –  International Banana Festival

September 22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day

September 23 – National White Chocolate Day

September 23 – National Great American Pot Pie Day

September 24 – National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25 – National Lobster Day

September 25  – National Food Service Workers Day

September 25 – Crab Meat Newburg Day

September 26 – National Key Lime Pie Day

September 26 – National Pancake Day

September 27 – National Chocolate Milk Day

September 27 –  National Corned Beef Day

September 28 – National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 28  – National Drink Beer Day

September 29 –  National Coffee Day

September 29 – National Mocha Day

September 30 – National Mulled Cider Day

So which holidays are you looking forward to celebrating the most this September? Let us know in the comments below!



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