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
February 8, 2017

Monthly Favourites- January 2017

Hello everyone! I hope February is treating you well! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month! This month definitely features more categories than last month, and I’m sharing some of my favourites in entertainment, clothing, beauty and more! Before we get into it, can you believe I’ve officially been posting monthly favourites for a year? Where is time going! I just wanted to say a quick thank you for following along :). Okay, let’s get started!

Entertainment

The Magnolia Story- You guys know I love Fixer Upper, so I got Chip and Jo’s book for Christmas, and read it right after I finished Lauren Graham’s book. I really enjoyed it! There is so much more to them than you get from watching the show, but when you watch the show they are really being themselves. They’ve accomplished so much in their lives, even before they got their tv show.

Spotify– Ethan had been debating buying Spotify premium for a while now, and he finally bought it in December when they were offering 3 months for 99 cents. Since he’s bought it, I’ve been listening to it a ton! He’s downloaded some stuff to his phone so we can have music in the car (aka so I can listen to the Moana sountrack), but I also listen to it while we are hanging out in our room. My favourite playlist right now is Contemporary Blend. And the Moana sountrack. I’m obsessed.

Clothing

Fabletics Gia leggings– This was one of the things I was going to put last month, but because I had so many things it got bumped! I think Fabletics legging might be my favourite, and this pair is the warmest, so it’s the best in winter! They’re almost fleece on the inside, but they still aren’t too hot. I’m loving them!

from Fabletics website

Roots Sweatpants– I bet you saw this one coming. I actually bought a second pair! They are so comfortable and not too hot. I love changing into them when I get home from work!

Hunter Boots– It’s was definitely more rainy than snowy in January, so I got to wear my boots a lot! They are comfortable (they just don’t have a ton of support when you are walking a LOT), and I love the look of them! They are simple and yet make rubber boots look fancy 🙂

Beauty

Naked 3 Palette– I have been wearing this every day and loving it! I love having so many different shades to pick from, but sometimes I can’t make up my mind! Some of my favourite shades are trick, buzz, and burnout. I only use one shade at a time currently, so I’ll have to play around with using more than one soon!

Evolatree Ultra Soft Hair Towel- I bought this from Amazon, and really like having something that I know is good for my hair! It’s big enough that I know it will accommodate my hair as it grows, and with the button and elastic, it stays in place. I may even buy another one to use when one is in the wash!

Cortex 4 in 1 Curling Wand- I bought this using a groupon or WagJag (I’ve had it for about a year so I can’t quite remember), but I really like using it! It gives my hair a nice wave that I can get a few days out of, and it’s quick and easy! I’ll admit that when I first used it I had a hard time getting used to holding it upside down, but now it’s easy! I’ve been thinking of doing a “Get Ready With Me” style video, but I do my hair a couple of different ways, so let me know if you would be interested in multiple versions!

Food

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn- I mentioned in my Hello 2017 post that one of my goals for the year was to not eat chips, and so I’ve switched over to popcorn when I’m really craving chips! We have an air popper, so it’s healthier than the bags, although I do melt a bit of Becel to help the flavour stick. I use Kernerls flavouring, it’s the best in my opinion (second to the ones you can get at the movie theatres. Those are my #1).

 

Check out the video below for a closer look at my favourites!

 

 

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What did you enjoy in January? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
January 11, 2017

Monthly Favourites- December 2016

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great December, I know I did! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and thinking of things to share for the month of December was so easy, I actually had to save some things for next month! Let’s just say I was very entertained this month. Okay, let’s jump in!

 

 

Monthly Favourites December 2016

Entertainment

My Fairytale Wedding- You guys probably know how much I love The Bachelor franchise, so of course I found that Desiree had written a book. I didn’t just buy it because she was on the Bachelorette, she actually has a lot of experience in the wedding industry, and from her own wedding. I’ve mentioned before how lost I felt when I first started looking at wedding planning because I’ve never planned a wedding before! This book lays it out so simply, and the best part is it’s budget conscious. I’ve already noticed how quickly things add up, so looking at things from the perspective of saving money really helps. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is recently engaged!

Fixer Upper- I think this is my favourite show on HGTV. I could watch it all day! Joanna and Chip are adorable together and so funny! I love how they change ugly houses and make them beautiful, and I absolutely love Jo’s design style.

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Elf- I was trying to think of my favourite Christmas movie because there are so many I watch every year, but there is really only one I can watch multiple times during the month of December. It’s Elf! I remember going to see it in the theatre when it came out, and I still enjoy it so much! I wish I could answer the phone asking people their favourite colour, but that might be weird. What’s your favourite holiday movie?

Moana- I am MOANA! Guys, I loved it. Like I listen to the soundtrack every day. It’s constantly stuck in my head. It made me cry, twice. I want to see it again! If you haven’t already seen the movie, please go see it! I love the story, and how not-typically Disney it is. The music is amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it!


Welcome Home Potter- Another HGTV show I’ve really been enjoying! It features Monica Potter (who I know from Parenthood), and she and her sisters as they fix up their childhood home in Cleveland. Each episode focuses on two spaces, and they’ve transformed the entire house! It moves pretty quickly because each episode is only a half hour, but it’s funny, and it gives me all the good feelings.

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Pentatonix- I think I’ve been living under a rock guys. I hadn’t ever listened to a song by Pentatonix (except the one that was in Pitch Perfect 2, but I didn’t know who was singing). So I put one song on, and let YouTube do it’s thing. I think their version of “Hallelujah” is so good. I sang that song in one of my high school choirs so it’s always nice to hear it, but Pentatonix did such a good job with it. Because it was December I mostly listened to their Christmas songs, and based on what YouTube played, but it’s definitely nice to hear an a Capella group!

Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham- I got this for Christmas and read it in less than a week! I already talked about it in last week’s post, but I couldn’t read this fast enough! It made me realize how much I miss reading, and how I need to make time for reading regularly!

Beauty

Tréstique Mini Shadow Crayon– I’ve seen some people review eyeshadow sticks and just how quick and easy they are to apply, so I started looking at buying one. Low and behold I found this one in one of my ipsy bags (I got the bags for a few months before cancelling my subscription because I wasn’t really wearing makeup at the time), and I love it!

Miscellaneous

Hedgehogs chocolates I was walking around the grocery store looking for a Toblerone bar to make Toblerone Shortbread, and I hadn’t gotten an advent calendar so I wanted some chocolate. I found these hedgehogs, and although they aren’t Purdy’s ones (the best in my opinion), they were pretty good! The hazelnut and chocolate combination is so delicious, so I got my Mom some for Christmas too! I couldn’t find a link to the specific brand I had, so I linked to Purdy’s hedgehogs 🙂

Hayley Paige– I’ve been watching her YouTube videos on and off for the past few months, but with Vlogmas going on in December (vlogging every day in December), I watched her all the time. She got married in the summer, and gave birth to her daughter a few days before Christmas. I enjoyed watching her and her husbands banter, and seeing her become a mom! I’m now in the process of going back and watching her wedding ready videos for any advice. Watching her vlog every day made me want to try vlogging more, but we’ll see!

I hope you enjoyed taking a look of some of my favourite things from the past month! If you’d like to hear a little more, check out the video below!

 

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What was your favourite thing in the month of December? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you for reading!

Kelsey