May 10, 2017

Monthly Favourites- April 2017

You guys. It’s May. Where is this year going?! I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by, but I’m so happy it’s finally getting warm! Although it hasn’t been warm the past few weeks. Come on summer! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month in entertainment, beauty, clothing, and more! Okay, let’s get started!

April 2017

Entertainment

13 Reasons Why on Netflix- Guys. This show is brilliant. If you haven’t watched it already, go now! I won’t give any spoilers, but I watched it in less than 2 weeks, which is fast for me. (In my defense there were 4 of us watching, so having everyone home at the same time was an important factor!). After a fellow student commits suicide (Hannah), Clay finds a box at his door. The box contains 13 tapes, which Hannah used to record the 13 Reasons why she did what she did. Each episode covers a tape, and slowly things become a little more clear. That’s all I will say, but the message is so important, especially in high schools today. I really can’t say anything bad about it! It just reminded me of how badly I wanted to get out of high school back in the day, not that anything horrible happened, just I can identify with Hannah wanting to get out.

Monthly Favourites April 2017

The Search for everything- John Mayer’s newest album was completed this month (he released in it “waves” of 4 songs at a time), and I love it! To me it feels like he’s getting back to some of his older stuff, but at the same time it sounds new. Does that make any sense? Plus, he dances in his new music video. I’ve linked it here because it’s the best.

Ellie & Jared– I found a new YouTuber family this month! I think it came up in my suggested videos because they built a house about 6 months ago. We aren’t doing a custom build like they did, but it’s nice to watch the process. You can read more about our house here. Anyways so I watched some of those videos, and then they went to Disneyland so of course I watched that! They seem like really nice people, and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve watched so far.

Clothing

Old Navy Cami Tunics– I stocked up on some of my favourite tank tops from Old Navy! I wear them underneath everything! And they were like $2. A steal!

Fabletics “Megan” top– This top actually goes with the pair of leggings I mentioned a few months ago! I’ve  started running outside (yay!), and while it’s still a little cold this sweater keeps me warm! It also has thumb holes that keep my hands warm on colder days.

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Asics Running Shoes- Since I’ve been running more regularly and it’s finally warm enough to wear running shoes outside, I thought I would share what I’m wearing! Both pairs are Asics, and I love them! Previously I tried Saucony’s, and they hurt my feet, so now I’m sticking with what works! I don’t believe they are still available, but newer versions are most likely available. I use the GT 200’s for running (below), and the Gel Pursuits for walking. I give a bit of a better look in the video near the end of the post!

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Beauty

Tartiest™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit– This was actually part of the birthday gift from Sephora, but I love it so much I’ll probably get the full size at some point! This lip stain is nice because it’s very subtle, but gives my lips some colour and keeps them moisturized. It feels very creamy, which I really like. I would definitely recommend!

Polish Up brush Cleaning Pad– I got this on the same trip to Sephora, and it makes cleaning my brushes SO MUCH EASIER! Before I was using the tiny little thing that comes with the beauty blender solid cleaner, and it took a while to get my brushes clean. This one I just throw in my sink, and it’s big enough to do a great job! Plus it was under $20. Score! It is currently out of stock, but you can always sign up for a notification!

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Recipe

Guacamole!– This recipe is from AllRecipes.com, and it’s pretty foolproof! Since we buy the bags of avocados (because it’s cheaper) and I eat avocado toast every morning, we have a few avocados left at the end of the week. So, I started making guacamole! So yummy. And easy!

 

 

If you’d like to hear a little more about my April monthly favourites, check out the co-ordinating video below!

 

 

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Thank you for joining me for monthly favourites this month, and I’d love to know what you enjoyed in April! Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
April 12, 2017

Monthly Favourites- March 2017

Hello everyone! Could someone explain how it is April already? I don’t know where time is going! It’s time for my March monthly favourites, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month! I’m sharing some of my favourites from entertainment, food, and more! Okay, let’s get started.

Monthly Favourites

Entertainment

Ed Sheeran Divide- You guys, I’m obsessed with this album! I listen to it all the time! I love the variety, and honestly feel there is a song for everyone. When the first two songs were released “Castle on the Hill” was my favourite, but man “Shape of You” is just so catchy! It’s hard to pick my favourite song, but I think it might be “How would you feel”.

The Office- I forgot how much I love this show! It’s been a few years since I’ve watched it all the way through, but Ethan and I started watching it together and now we are on season 5. We definitely slowed down on how much we are watching it, and now only watch it before bed. Every episode makes me laugh!

Candy Crush Jelly Saga- I put a little clip of me playing this game in Weekend Vlog #3, did you catch it? I’ve been playing this game for a few months now, so I thought it was about time I mentioned it! I find it is a good way to relax, and because it takes 30 minutes for lives to re-load, you can only play so long before you have to stop.

Beauty and the Beast- I went to see it opening weekend and absolutely loved it! I have so many good things to say. All of the additions to the story were great, the casting was spot on, and I think it was a great ode to the original. Does it replace it, not in my opinion, it’s just different. I think they both stand alone but are both great. Have you seen it? Let me know in the comments!

Beauty

Vaseline hand cream- I keep this hand cream on my bedside table along with one of my other favourites from Bath and Body Works. Sometimes I just don’t feel like putting on a scented hand cream, so this does the trick!

Sephora Face Masks– I shared these in my Sephora Haul a little while ago, but I finally put them to use! I like to have some “me time” on the weekends, so this was nice to put on and lay in bed while relaxing. I tried the pomegranate one with Ethan, and it left my face feeling so soft! I think buying a lot of them really can add up, but it was a nice change. I also like it better than a mask, because you just rub the excess in after instead of washing it off.

 

Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Mexican Bowls– I think I’m going to try and start sharing a new recipe every month! That way it motivates me to try something new, and I can share something vegetarian with you! This month while Ethan and I were house-sitting, we made these Mexican Bowls, and they were delicious! I love Mexican fare and these were very healthy! I sometimes find the spaghetti squash texture a little weird, but combined with the other ingredients it was great!

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picture from Cookie and Kate

Miscellaneous

Headboard– In this month’s co-ordinating video, you might notice something a little different, I’m facing the other way! The reason for this is just behind me, the beautiful headboard Ethan made! It took two weekends of time, and I absolutely love it!

Monthly Favourites

KyleandCourt pregnancy announcement video– You guys know I have been following KyleandCourt for years now, and I’ve even gone back and watched all of her pregnancy vlogs for each of her kids. Selfishly I wished they would have another baby so I could follow along in real time. Well, they are expecting baby #4! I’m so excited, and their pregnancy announcement video is officially the best I’ve ever seen, so I just had to include it! I encourage you to check it out!

 

If you’d like to hear a little bit more about my monthly favourites, check out the video below!

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for joining me for my monthly favourites! I’d love to hear what you enjoyed in March, let me know in the comments below!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
March 8, 2017

Monthly Favourites- February 2017

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great March so far,  and if you’re like me you are getting excited for spring! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month. From entertainment, clothing, beauty and more, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

Entertainment

Bryan Inc.- You guys know I’ve been on an HGTV kick these past few months, so I thought I would share another one of the shows I watch often! Ethan and I caught I think every episode this season, and I really enjoyed it! Bryan Baulmer brought his wife Sarah into his company to flip two houses, and the series followed that entire process. The house was worth millions of dollars so it seemed a little over the top to me, but it was beautiful!

The Incredibles- I haven’t seen this since I was a kid, and I don’t remember why but I disd’t like it the first time I saw it. Ethan remembers feeling the same way, so when I saw it on tv a few weekends ago, we decided to give it another try. I definitely liked it more this time, and I really don’t know what I didn’t like about it the first time! It’s not my favourite Disney Pixar movie, but I still like it!

Something Borrowed- I was sick this month and spent my long weekend on the couch watching chick flicks. One of the ones I watched was Something Borrowed, and I forgot how much I love it. I have also read the book, and it’s sequel Something Blue, and I think every other book by Emily Giffin. But, when I was watching Something Borrowed, I saw something after the credits I had never caught before! It’s a perfect setup for the movie sequel! While I don’t think it’s happening very soon, I did look it up and I think they are working on a script. So I’m very excited for that!

Podcasts!

I discovered podcasts in February, so I thought I would share the two I’ve been enjoying.

Young House Love has a Podcast– the husband and wife team behind Young House Love now have a podcast! (well it’s not that new, but new to me). It’s funny to hear their banter, and I love the different segments they have each week.

BLT Lunch Break– I’ve mentioned The Tim Tracker as one of the YouTubers I watch regularly. He’s on it as well as two other guys, Logan and Bart, so their initials make up the BLT. it’s hard to explain but in the podcast they just talk about different things, and it’s pretty entertaining!

Clothing

Pretty Little Monograms Minnie Monogram Pullover I had been looking at this sweater online, and finally bought it at the same time I picked up my sister’s Christmas gift. I don’t wear a lot of pullovers like this so it’s nice to have something a little different. And I love the Minnie Monogram! It actually has my future initials on it 🙂

 

La Senza Pajamas– I bought these just after Christmas for $20 and I love them! I hadn’t ever worn legging style pajama pants to bed, (I usually wear Old Navy’s pj pants) and I normally wear a t-shirt, so this 3/4 length sleeve was different also. It was a nice change! Plus they are comfy to wear around the house, and I like the design on the leggings.

Beauty

Silisponge- Did anyone else have this pop-up on Facebook? I was so curious that I headed to Amazon and bought one. At $5 I really couldn’t go wrong, and I like it! It’s definitely different than using a Beauty Blender because you use it to spread the makeup instead of dabbing it, but I think it does a pretty good job! I’m fairly simple in my makeup application, so I’m not sure how well it would work when it comes to blending, but it works for me! It’s also so quick to clean which I love.

Food

Aubergine Parmigiana with Crispy Breadcrumbs– this Jamie Oliver recipe Ethan made for me on Valentine’s Day, and it was so delicious we’ve already made it again! We’re both vegetarians, so it was nice to find something hearty and delicious, while not too heathly. The addition of crunchy French loaf breadcrumbs add that special something, and they’re even good the next day when they soak up the sauce! I’m a little safe in my food experiments, but I really liked the eggplant and zucchini in this recipe.

picture from Jamie Oliver’s website (linked above), not our dinner 🙂

 

If you’d like to hear more about my favourites this month, check out the video below!

 

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What did you enjoy in the month of February? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!

Kelsey