Thursday, February 26, 2015

{January|February Review}

Getting in my annual eye exam at the very last minute | Battle of the Five Armies | Coffee Time | Very unexpected packaging | I love late presents | Never too late for a caramel macchiato | Ugh. | More Zara things | Discounted holiday chocolate

Movies/TV Shows | Every since getting the extended editions of the first two Hobbit movies for Christmas, I have been watching them non-stop. *Nerd Alert* I watch all of the behind-the-scenes/documentary stuff as well. Some of those actors are absolutely hilarious.

Favorite Recent Purchase | Zara - Pearl earrings. I am very a little obsessed with earring jackets at the moment. While on Zara's website scouting out a new bag for the Spring (yes, Spring. As a Southerner, I am so over this cold weather), I came across these minimalists pearl studs which are just perfect for me. Less is always more. Love them.

New-to-Me Songs | For the past 60 days I have been taking advantage of a free SiriusXM trial... and honestly speaking, I don't think I can go back to the regular radio after this (even though I rarely listened to it in the first place). In the first two months of 2015, there have been two songs that really catch my attention every time they are played. Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz and Chandelier by Sia. I love the beat of Am I Wrong... it is just a great song. Now, Chandelier is something else. When the chorus of this song played the first time, I mentally paused and was like, "What am I listening to?!?!" It amuses me to no end... you have to have a listen. 
By the way, "I'm an Albataraoz" by AronChupa is another "what the what" kind of song that I've been hugely entertained by over the last few weeks.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

{12 Days of Christmas Movies}

Between work and life, it has been a very busy year for me. The decision, very early in December, was to make the most of the Christmas season. With my Sirius radio firmly set on the Holly station for the entire month, I could not help but make sure I watched every one of my favorite Christmas movies.
Instagram helped me keep track and countdown my favorite top 12:
 12. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer | 11. Scrooged | 10. The Holiday | 9. Home Alone | 8. Frosty the Snowman | 7. The Santa Clause | 6. The Garfield Christmas Special | 5. White Christmas | 4. A Charlie Brown Christmas | 3. Jingle All The Way | 2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas | 1. Trapped in Paradise

{Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!}

Thursday, October 30, 2014

{September/October Review}

I'm back! It has been very hectic the past two months and unfortunately I don't really see it slowing down or stopping through the end of the year. Thankfully, I have been reminded that it is not my place to stress over things beyond my control. Just let it go. Below are the four best pics from my Instagram that represent my progression over the last few weeks.
TV Show I'm Loving | Hell's Kitchen - It is back and I love everything about this show.

New-to-Me Game Diamond Digger Saga - I got bored and stopped playing Candy Crush & Juice Cubes months ago. Then of course boredom happened again and I find myself downloading another game... this one. It's from the makers of Candy Crush, so you can kind of guess what this game it like. It is definitely holding my attention at the moment. And it is free.

New-to-Me Show | Call the Midwife - This show is a period drama set in the 1950s about a new midwife, working alongside some fellow midwives and nuns in East London. Not sure what brought me to this show but I enjoyed going through the first three seasons on Netflix.

Favorite Downloads | Great British Bake Off - As soon as I heard the show was back on, I went on a immediate search for the episodes for season 5. Love this show!
Inspector Lewis - What came as a complete surprise to me in October was to find this show had came back with a new season. If you follow this murder-mystery show (surprise surprise), you know the last season ends with one of the two main characters retiring and the other quitting. This season they are both back but there is a twist. After finding out the show had returned, I could not downloaded these episodes fast enough.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

{August Review}

Been gravitating towards spicy foods for some reason. General Tso chicken on the go. | Rainy saturday treat | Starbucks.com haul | A little Death in Paradise for lunch | Finally cashing-in my birthday reward | Interrupting Shark Week to watch one of my favorite Robin Williams movies. | Little surprise on my birchbox this month. How did they know? | Love finding an unexpected coupon on my receipts | A Mountain Dew icee?!?! Amazing! | Monogram decals makes life so much better | I don't know where you've been my whole life, Dunkin Donut bowtie...but welcome. | ThrowBack Thursday: my younger-older brother and me

Favorite YouTube Video/Blog Post | Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube: I am not subscribed to Glozell's YouTube channel but her ice bucket challenge video has to be the best one I have seen so far. Hilarious! There is an edited clip of her video floating around everywhere but if you have not seen the full video, check it out here

TV Show I'm Loving | Shark Week: As always, Shark Week on the Discovery channel was great.

Favorite Shop (at the moment) | OhLaLaAli - Etsy Shop: Monogram decals makes life so much better... and this Etsy shop has some amazing ones. I discovered this shop through Instagram and quickly placed an order. There was a bit of trouble with the post office taking issue with my address and returning the package to the seller. However, the seller handled the situation perfectly... I could not have asked for a better response. I have already placed a second order.