November 8, 2017

Monthly Favourites- October 2017

Hello everyone, and Happy November! I can’t believe another month has already gone by! It’s monthly favourites time again, and today I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month! From entertainment to beauty, and a recipe, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites- October 2017

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Entertainment

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick– I put this ebook on hold through my library in maybe February, and it was finally my turn to read it! I’ve seen Anna Kendrick in a lot of movies, but didn’t really know much about her life, so I really enjoyed her book! She has a great sense of humour and has some funny stories, so her book was really fun to read. I think I finished it in just under two weeks, and I would definitely recommend it!

Will & Grace- Will & Grace is back! I watched the original show when it aired, and I love seeing these characters again! I wish we got to hear a little more about what has happened with everyone in the years between seasons, but it’s still just as funny!

Monthly Favourites- October 2017

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood– I read two books this month! I flew through The Handmaid’s Tale, and now I’m starting to watch the tv show. I think the book is fitting for the month of October because it’s eerie, but Margaret Atwood does such a good job of creating a whole world. I think the creepiest part is that it could actually happen. Not that I’m saying it’s a prediction, but it’s very easy to picture. I won’t give too much away because the whole story is complicated, but it’s definitely a good read!

 

YouTube

My New Channel! (A Sticker Obsession)-  Did you guys know I started a new channel? It’s for when I eventually open a stick shop up on Etsy, but for now I’m posting weekly “Plan with me” videos on Mondays! If you are into planning like I am, definitely check it out! Shameless self promotion 😀

Pretty Neat Living– I have followed Jen for almost two years now, and for some reason I didn’t want to share that I followed her. I think it’s because some of our content is similar, but I finally decided to share! I’ve watched her different channels as well, but I really enjoy her content! I’ve watched her since before she had her daughter Charlotte, and now she is expecting a baby boy in February! I linked her blog, but it also has links to her YouTube channel from there.

Beauty

Vichy Normaderm Skin Balance– I’ve mentioned before how red and bad my skin has been lately, and a little while ago I got a sample of this cream at a drugstore, and I found it helped! I ended up buying the full size, and have been using it for most of October! I find it’s smoothing my skin, and taking the bumps away from my chin and forehead. I’m slowly transitioning the face products I’m using to Aveeno, but I found this cream has made the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time!

Monthly Favourites October 2017

Clothing

Moccasins in Cast Iron (colour)- So the story of how moccasins got on my radar is a little funny. I bought a sticker kit that had a little piece of clipart of a pair, and I just thought they were SO CUTE! Then I realized my slippers were pretty old, and I only paid $4 for them, and my feet are always cold, so I could use a pair! So I got this pair from Old Navy and I absolutely love them! I like that I got them in gray, so they are a little more subtle, but they are comfortable and keep my feet warm!

monthly favourites October 2017

picture from Old Navy website

Food & Drink

Tea (from Steeped Tea)– Since the weather has been cooler lately, I’ve been enjoying a cup of tea at night, especially when I’m sitting at my desk editing videos and doing blog things! I recently got a bunch through my cousin who had a Steeped Tea store, and I love being able to try something new every time! Some of my favourites are from the fruit collection, and harvest spice!

Thai Red Curry– You might guess that this recipe comes from Cookie + Kate, and you’re right! What can I say, I’m digging her recipes! I’m not one for spicy food, but the red curry that we have made a few times in the last few months is so good! It just warms we up without setting my mouth on fire! Plus the kale and veggies make it fairly filling!

monthly favourites October 2017

picture from Cookie + Kate website

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

 

I’d love to hear what you enjoyed during the month of October in the comments below!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

 

Kelsey
October 11, 2017

Monthly Favourites- September 2017

Hello friends! I hope October is treating you well! It’s finally cooled off in the greater Toronto area (which made thanksgiving feel a bit more like thanksgiving), and while I’m sad to see the warmer weather leave, I love sweater weather! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of September! Okay, let’s get started!

September 2017

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entertainment

The Bucket List Family– I discovered this YouTube family while they were completing 30 Stays in 30 Days at Walt Disney World, and I now want to follow them on all of their adventures! Two years ago the Gee family sold their belongings and started travelling the world, and wow have they seen a lot! After watching their Instagram stories and the ones shared on Walt Disney World’s Instagram, I really feel like I’ve gotten to know them, and I will definitely continue watching them!

Monthly Favourites September 2017

Hercules– Okay so funny story. When I was a kid I went to a babysitters after school, and they had the Disney movie Hercules. Well I didn’t own it, so I watched it there EVERY SINGLE DAY. After really wanting to watch the new fireworks show at Disney which Hercules is featured in (which Ethan said it wouldn’t), I really wanted to watch Hercules! One night while I was editing a weekend vlog, I heard the beginning of a Disney dvd :D. So Hercules had to make the list this month!

Friends From College- I started watching this show on Netflix, and I’m enjoying it! It makes me cringe a little bit (because it involves people having an affair), but maybe the more episodes I watch the less that will happen. I’ve only watched 4 episodes so far, but it definitely has made me laugh!

The Child by Fiona Barton– I mentioned I was reading this in my 10 Books I’m Loving Right Now post, and I finished it a few weeks ago. IT GOT SO GOOD! The subject matter is pretty dark (the remains of a baby are found in a construction site), but I really liked the ending. I would definitely recommend it!

Orange is the New Black- I’ve been catching up on the last few seasons of Orange is the New Black in the mornings, and while I think the first two seasons were the best (I’m currently watching season 5) but I’m still watching because I want to know what happens!

 

clothing

Boots from Aldo– I got these adorable booties to wear in the engagement pictures Ethan and I had done in September, and I love them! They are comfortable and not too high that I can’t walk in them! Plus I love the black, and the wood heel helps it to go with even more things.

Monthly Favourites September

 

Dress- This dress I also bought (from H&M but unfortunately I can’t find it online!) for the pictures, and I love how it fits! I was stressed the week leading up to our pictures because what I thought I was going to wear was way too big on me, and I just love this dress! One of our wedding colours is navy as well, so this fit :).

Monthly Favourites September 2017

beauty

Micellar Water by Garnier– Okay so in the craziness of baking and packing and getting everything ready for my cousins wedding, I forgot my makeup remover. So I thought I would try the micellar water, and I really like it!

Food

Peanut butter cookies- I had to mention these because I made probably about 200 in September! 120 were for my cousins wedding, but my Dad and Uncle love them so much I knew the extras wouldn’t go to waste. My Grandma always made these, and having the recipe in her handwriting is so special to me. She passed away when I was in high school and had Alzheimer’s so I dont’ remember much of her when she was healthy, but I remember the peanut butter cookies. My family loves when I make them 🙂

 

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

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

Thank you so much for reading about my favourite things from the past month!

 

Kelsey
September 6, 2017

Monthly Favourites- August 2017

Hello friends! Happy September! Holy cow this year is flying by! I hope you are all well. It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of August! From entertainment, beauty, recipes and more, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

august favourites

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Entertainment

Brendan James- I could probably write a whole blog post about this musician! We first were introduced to Brendan on the second John Mayer cruise, and absolutely loved his music! We’ve traveled to Ohio and New York to see him, and actually think of him more as a friend! He’s even played in our backyard :). I recently got into the mood to listen to his music, so I did just that! He’s a singer-songwriter who plays the piano, and I definitely think you should check him out! I couldn’t find his newest EP on Amazon, but it’s called The Howl! I’ve linked all his other cd’s below 🙂



farm hero saga- I used to play this game all the time and reached a level I couldn’t pass so I forgot about it! Well I rediscovered it and I love playing it to relax! It’s like Candy Crush just with crops like apples, strawberry, carrots ect. They now have challenges that only last for so many hours, so it’s fun to try and beat those! If you are looking for a new game to play, I would recommend it!

Since we fell by Dennis Lehane- I flew through this book! I could not put it down! It’s by the author of Shutter Island, and because I don’t want to ruin anything here’s the synopsis from Chapters.ca

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

 

Beauty

Body Scrub by Stemulation– I have these small bumps on my arms that are really annoying, and are almost like little ingrown hairs that can pop (it’s called Keratosis Pilaris). I’d seen a post in a Facebook group I’m in with recommendations for getting rid of them, and an exfoliating scrub was one of them! I had this one around after getting it in a FabFitFun box, so I’m finally putting it to good use! I use it every other day in the shower, and I find that it’s working like a charm. Plus this one smells so nice and fruity!

youtubers

ScribblePrintsCo.– I’ve been really into watching Plan With Me’s on YouTube lately, and ScribblePrintsCo. is usually my go-to! I usually put them on while I’m getting ready in the morning, and I find them so relaxing and soothing! While I’d love to watch the video and buy the stickers, they are a little out of my budget. So I watch them instead and enjoy it just as much!

Jenna Rose– Another sticker related YouTuber, I found Jenna Rose this month! She runs Planning Roses, and I follow her on Instagram so I think that is how I found her channel. She recently moved so I enjoyed watching those vlogs and her getting all set up in her new house. Seriously, I cannot wait to move in to our house! Another funny thing is she looked familiar, and I actually think I may have competed again her in gymnastics at some point! We are both from around Toronto, so it’s definitely possible!

Recipe

Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower– oh man. This recipe was SO GOOD! I’ve been really wanting to try cauliflower in different sauces because there are tons of recipes for cauliflower bites as versions of buffalo wings, and after this recipe I want to try ALL OF THEM! Ethan made them on a whim and they were delicious! I could have eaten all of them! Plus they were baked and not fried, and it’s cauliflower so it’s fairly healthy. Definitely give this a try! I put a little clip from a weekend vlog in the video below if you want to check it out.

Love Real Food- I’ve mentioned a few recipes from the blog Cookie+Kate before, well this month I’m mentioning her cookbook! We’ve tried a few of the recipes so far and definitely enjoyed them! I even went through the entire book writing down what I want to try, and it’s almost two full pages! If you are looking for some good vegetarian recipes, definitely check out this cookbook!

Miscellaneous

La Croix– I’ve been on a sparkling water kick this summer, and I’m loving it! This brand it VERY popular in the US, so I wanted to try it! It’s pretty much only available at Whole Foods, so when I finally got the chance to go, I stocked up. I grabbed a case or cran-raspberry, lemon, and peach-pear. All different, and really good!

If you’d like to hear about my favourites from August, check out the co-ordinating video!

I’d love to hear what you enjoyed in August, so let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading my August favourites!

 

 

Kelsey