July 5, 2017

Monthly Favourites- June 2017

Happy Summer everyone! My favourite season is here, but man is it busy! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 2 years already, and we’re already halfway through 2017! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month with you! From entertainment, beauty, a recipe, and more podcasts I’ve discovered, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

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Entertainment

Big Little Lies- If you checked out my favourites last month, or the trip recap I posted a few weeks ago, you’ll know that I’ve been on a reading kick lately! I remember seeing previews for the HBO show “Big Little Lies” when it first came out, and I didn’t even know it was a book! So of course I had to read the book before watching the show. Well, I did both in the month of June! The only downside was I thought there were 8 episode of the show, and there were only 7. I couldn’t believe it just ended! Ethan thought it was hilarious. You can check out the book here.

Pirates 5: Dead Man tell no tales- I went to see the final (?) film in the franchise, and while it wasn’t the greatest movie I have ever seen, I did enjoy it! I haven’t ever seen the 4th one, but this one definitely reminded me of the original 3, which I remember seeing in theatres when they came out.

 

Lady Antebellum: Heartbreak– Their newest album came out this month, and I really like it! I’ve seen Lady Antebellum in concert twice, and they are about as far into country music I go. I wish I was going to see them this summer (I think they may have already come to Toronto?), but I will just listen to the CD on repeat instead.

 

Beauty

Joe Fresh lip gloss in Fresh Glass– I bought this on a whim, and am really happy I did! While I’ve been into lip stains, I like a neutral gloss to put over them to keep my lips moisturized. This one does the job perfectly!

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Bath and Body Works body lotion in Velvet Sugar– My Mom got this lotion in a goodie basket of some kind and gifted it to me! I’ve been using it recently on my legs when I get out of the shower, and it makes them SO SOFT. The smell isn’t too strong and is neutral enough that I really like it!

Monthly favourites June 2017

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brush cleaner– I got this in the Sephora Spring sale (see what else I got in the sale here), and I LOVE IT. You can see it put to work in the video at the end of the post, but I’m so happy I bought it! The smaller size was out of stock, but I’m actually glad I got the full size, because it give you room to swirl the brush. Since I use my Naked 3 palette pretty much every day, I can use this to swap colours without setting the bush wet at all.

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Recipe

The better burger– From the cookbook Quinoa Revolution (but also available on the internet via the link) this veggie burger is SO GOOD. Ethan and I love making a big batch of these and keep them in the freezer for lunches or dinners in a pinch. You can find the cookbook here.

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podcasts

I found some new podcasts this month! Both of them are related to the bachelor universe, so I will detail them below. One thing to note about both of them? They have ads (which I totally understand) but they are SUPER cheesy.

The Almost Famous Podcast– hosted by Ben Higgins and Ashley I, they talk about what’s currently happening on this season of The Bachelorette (which I’m actually not watching), and so many more topics. It’s a weird combination, but I really like the dynamic of the pair!

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Off the Vine– hosted by Kaitlyn Bristowe, she drinks wine and talks about a bunch of different things. She’s had Spencer and Heidi Pratt as guests, Shawn B (aka her fiancé), as well as her best friend all on the podcast, and they are FUNNY. I think my favourite things might be with Shawn B, when they talk about the things that went on behind the scenes on The Bachelorette, and when they talk about their life together.

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

Thank you for joining me in another month of sharing my favourites! Let me know what you enjoyed in the month of June in the comments below!

 

 

Kelsey
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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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