April 4, 2018

Monthly Favourites- March 2018

Hello everyone, and Happy April! I’m ready for warmer weather and for winter to be gone! It’s monthly favourites time again and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of March! From entertainment, to podcasts and more, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites march 2018

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Entertainment

Black Panther- I meant to add this last month but I forgot! So we are making an exception because I technically saw it in February (on opening night actually)! I really enjoyed Black Panther, even having zero interest in seeing it. It was so funny, and for once the “love story” wasn’t the main focus, and all of the women kick butt! If you haven’t seen it yet, I would definitely recommend it!

monthly favourites march 2018

Nailed It!– This show on Netflix is GOLD. Amateur bakers try to replicate professional confectionery works, and it’s hilarious. Especially with my background in baking, and I know how to make the different elements. Seriously, give it a try! I think they have already been renewed for a season 2, and I can’t wait.

monthly favourites march 2018

The Party by Robyn Harding– I flew through this book in I think only a week! It was an interesting book that I think people of all ages would enjoy! It is a little on the darker side, but deals with some really interesting subjects. Here’s a synopsis from Amazon:

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

monthly favourites march 2018

90’s Smash Hits playlist on Spotify– I found this playlist, and I’ve been LOVING it! It takes me back to when I was a kid, and I’ve enjoyed playing it in the kitchen on our Google Home Mini. If you like 90’s pop music, check it out!

Monthly favourites march 2018

Podcasts

Gilmore Guys podcast– My friend Lila (who also has a blog you can find here) recommended this podcast to me and I’ve been loving it! It’s hosted by Kevin and Demi, Kevin-who are up watching Gilmore Girls, and Demi who is watching the episodes for the first time. They started the podcast in 2014 so I have a lot to catch up on, but it’s interesting how in detail they go for each episode. I think it lends itself well to people who have watching it a ton (aka me), because I know exactly what they are talking about in the episodes. It also makes me want to watch at the same time, but having just finished Friends I’m trying to watch something new! If you love Gilmore Girls like I do, I think you’ll really like Gilmore Guys.

monthly favourites march 2018

Up & Vanished– This is my new Serial! I actually just finished the season yesterday (two days before this post goes up), and it was SO GOOD! This podcast talks about the Tara Grinstead case, and unravels in real time. I won’t give anything away, but there have been some pretty big developments in the case since Payne Lindsey started looking into the cold case in 2016. There are “case evidence” episodes that go further behind the scenes, and experts are consulted to answer questions that listened submit. I couldn’t stop listening!

Monthly favourites March 2018

Games

Bakery Story 2– I’ve been addicted to this game lately! You are the owner of a bakery, and in the game you have different ovens to bake different items, to complete orders and earn coins. You also have to expand your bakery to keep your customers happy! I like “task” focused games like these and I’ve been enjoying this one!

monthly favourites march 2018

Clothing & Accessories

Lillian and Co. bracelets– If you follow Disney obsessed people on Instagram like I do, you’ve probably heard of this brand before. They sell bangled with Disney quotes and mantras on them, and I’m in love! I currently have two rose gold bangles, “Do as dreamers do” from Wishes, and “Have courage and be kind” from Cinderella. They bend easily to fit my tiny wrists, and bring a little bit of Disney magic to my day!

monthly favourites march 2018

Mid Rise Compression Leggings from Old Navy-While I think Fabletics leggings are my favourite, these leggings are good for the price point! I’ve had them for a few months now and they are comfortable and wearing well! Especially with the many sales Old Navy has, they are good deal!

Monthly favourites March 2018

If you’d like to hear more about my favourite things from March, check out the video below!

 

 

What was something you enjoyed in the month of March? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
March 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- February 2018

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! Welcome to another monthly favourites post. It’s hard to believe I’ve officially been posting these for two years! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of February, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing, and some miscellaneous things. Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

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Entertainment

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware– I got this book for Christmas and flew through it! It was so good, and I would definitely recommend it! I don’t want to give anything away, so here’s the description (that I trimmed down a bit) from Chapters.ca:

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.

At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

monthly favourites february 2018

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – I’m a few episodes behind, but I’ve been loving the show! It’s so interesting seeing Darren Criss in such a dark and twisted role, and I definitely have to watch a few minutes of something happy before going to bed after watching! I didn’t watch the first season, but I’m hoping to watch it eventually!

Monthly favourites February 2018

Serial Podcast– I binged the first season of this podcast in under a week and loved it! I don’t know why but I’ve taken such an interest in true crime stories. If you likes Dirty John or Making a Murderer, you’ll love this podcast!

monthly favourites february 2018

Britt Hanlon– Her videos popped up in my feed on the Youtube app, and I’ve caught up on her pregnancy updates! I don’t know why I find them interesting, but I do! I’m all caught up on those videos and have been watching her recent ones too. She seems really nice, and I like her content!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

Beauty

Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream– I picked this up during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving it! It feels lighter on my skin than a foundation, and has really nice coverage! My skin is very red and I sometimes worry about being able to cover it up, but this BB cream does a great job! I use a silicone blender to apply it, which helps me only use a few drops.

monthly favourites february 2018

Ludwig liquid lipstick by Kat Von D– I got this in a set for Christmas (that was picked up during the Sephora Fall Sale as well), and I’ve been gravitating to it a lot! It’s a nice neutral, and is comfortable on my lips. I’d most likely purchase the full size when I finish the smaller size I have now.

monthly favourites February 2018

Clothing

Hue Pajamas– I had a cold in February, so this set of pajamas made the list! They are fleece so I worried about them being too warm, but I was fine and actually needed more blankets haha. The ones I got aren’t available anymore, but I’ve linked the closest set I could find.

Misc

Notes app (iPhone version)- I figured I would mention this because I use it ALL THE TIME! I have different notes for grocery lists, blog to do’s, things I need to add to my planner, wedding things and more. If I’m out I can just add things when I think of it!

Handlettering 101– I picked up this with some money I got for Christmas, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on hand lettering! I’d like to be able to make some wedding signs and things like that, so I’m trying to work on it when I’m just sitting watching tv. There are a lot of hand lettering books out there, but I’m liking this one so far!

monthly favourites february 2018

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

What’s something that you enjoyed in the month of February? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
February 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- January 2018

Hello everyone and Happy February! I don’t know about you but it fees like New Years was a while ago, when it’s only been just over a month. Today I am sharing some of my favourite things from the month of January, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing and some recipes! It’s hard to believe that as of next month’s favourites video I have been doing these for TWO YEARS! That seems crazy to me. Thank you for following along! Okay, I’ll quit blabbing, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

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Entertainment

9-1-1- This is one of the first new shows I’ve watched in a while! I’ll probably mention the other one next month. It has Final Destination vibes, but I lover Peter Krause and Connie Britton, so I’m enjoying this show! It’s actually already been renewed for a second season!

monthly favourites January 2018

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty– I read my one book for the month! If you missed my goals for 2018, I’m trying to read 13 books this year (which might not be a lot but with wedding planning I wanted to set a somewhat easy goal). It was set up a little differently than Big Little Lies, but I still enjoyed it! I checked and it looks like Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have bought the right to make this a movie or tv show. I look forward to it!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog– I forgot how much I loved this short. I watched it for the first time in high school (in class actually) and became obsessed. Ethan even bought me a Dr Horrible shirt for my birthday one year! If you’ve never seen it, watch it! Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day in a Joss Whedon creation. Doesn’t get better than that. Oh wait, there’s singing. Yes it does!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle- I went to see this a few weeks ago and really liked it! I wasn’t sure how it would hold up to the original, and I found it different but really good! Plus Nick Jonas is in it. But the jokes were funny and I was definitely laughing out loud. I would recommend it!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Beauty

Cherry Scrub– I’ve talked before about how I have bumps on my arms, and I use an exfoliating scrub in the shower to help get rid of them or keep them under control. I ran out of the last one that I was using, so I’m now using the body scrub from The Body Shop! I have a massive stockpile and this scent has been discontinued, but I love this product! It does an even better job than the last one I used. I’ve linked the Grapefruit one that is currently available!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Clarisonic Mia 2– I bought myself this during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving using it! Because my skin is pretty sensitive I use it every other day, but it’s so nice at the end of the day! It’s like a face massage!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Aussie Mega Hairspray– I’ve been curling my hair a lot lately instead of straightening it, so I’ve been going through more hairspray! I love this one from Aussie, and it still gives me the flexible hold I want! Plus it smells amazing!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Clothing

Old Navy Performance Pullover– I’m happy to say I’m finally getting back into my morning workout routine! Since I workout in the basement I’ve been putting this long sleeve shirt on, and it’s comfy without being too warm, and I can still move around without being limited. I also have the matching leggings that I’m pretty sure I mentioned in my first ever monthly favourites! So I’m still loving those as well!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Food & Drink

Slimming Soup– this recipe is actually from the Tone It Up 5 Day Detox that I did at the beginning of January. I could actually see making this again because it was good! And very filling! I’ve linked the sign up page, you just have to enter your email to get the recipes!

West African Peanut Soup– This is definitely one of Ethan’s favourite dinners, and it’s becoming one of mine as well! We use the recipe that’s in the Cookie + Kate cookbook, but the recipe on her blog is very similar. It’s delicious!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

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

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

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey