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January 2017 Favorites

Here are a few things i loved in January 2017! 

  • So Delicious Coconut Creamer – I decided to try out some healthier coffee creamers this year. I mean, there’s still sugar in this creamer, but a lot less weird-o chemicals. The french vanilla and slight coconut flavor is perfect!
  • Blood Oranges – A constant winter favorite for me! I’m so #blessed to live in Florida where the citrus is abundant and delicious. IF you’ve never had a blood orange, they taste like a cross between an orange and a cherry.
  • Bunny Slippers – I’m a slipper girl. We live in an old house with wood floors and in the winter, slippers save my life! Ray bought these for me for Christmas and I love them!
  • Bergamont Waters Candle from B&BW –  My mom gifted me this candle for Christmas and it’s my new favorite!
  • Copper Bathroom Sink Faucet – Isn’t this beautiful? We found this perfect copper faucet on Amazon that goes perfectly in our downstairs bathroom. I have a few posts in the works discussing some of our recent and future home renovations.
  • My favorite Murder – MFM is my new favorite podcast! 2 female comedians talking about murder and true crime! It’s so good and there are 50+ episode to binge on!

  • Up and Vanished – Another favorite true crime podcast. Up and Vanished focuses on a cold case of a missing woman out of Ocilla, GA. It’s very southern, very small-town, very mysterious!
  • The OA – This Netflix original is hard to explain, but it it’s excellent. A young woman is found after being missing for years under very mysterious circumstances. 

What have you been loving recently?

September & October 2016 Favorites

Taking a moment today to share a few things I’ve been loving recently. 
faves-2Rtic water bottle (and the generic Walmart version as well)
Taking a  – A few months ago Ray mentioned that he would probably drink more water if he had a cup that would keep it cold. I immediately ordered him an Rtic cup and he’s used it every day since it arrived. I bought one for myself a few weeks later! These cups are great!

faves-1Fisherman’s Friend lozenges – Ray and I spent half of September and October sick with colds, which was a total bummer. We’ve both found that Fisherman’s Friend lozenges are the best (and super cheap)!! Warning – They taste entirely like menthol, so for some people they can be very intense.

faves-3Leopard shoes– A true essential in my autumn wardrobe!

Lularoe black leggings – I was skeptical about Lularoe (being a multi-level marketing type company), but I was in desperate need of new black leggings, and decided to give them a try. These leggings are truly wonderful. They’re soft, stretchy, opaque, and extremely comfortable!

Television
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Luke Cage – Excellent! Because Ray is a nerd extraordinaire, we’re big into the Marvel Universe Netflix original shows. Jessica Jones is my favorite, but Luke Cage is a close second. Luke Cage is a man with super strength + impenetrable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment while he was wrongfully imprisoned.

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ww-sienfeldSeinfeld – Ray and I have been watching through Seinfeld for the past few months. I remember watching episodes here and there in the 90’s, but this is the first time either of us have watched through the seasons. It’s hilarious to see how many issues on Seinfeld are almost completely irrelevant 20 years later (ie- long distance phone calls, writing checks, etc.)

Podcasts:
I’ve been really into true crime podcast lately and these are two I’ve been especially enjoying.

Criminal – A new crime or crime-related topic is discussed in each episode. This podcast is very well researched and the episodes cover a multitude of topics.

In The Dark – In The Dark is a podcast that explores a Minnesota abduction that took place in 1989 and was only recently solved.

Truthfully, the last 2 months have been extremely busy, stressful, and overwhelming for me. If I wasn’t working or sleeping (or being sick) I was probably zoning out on Netflix. Hoping the rest of the year is a little more fun and relaxing!

July and August 2016 Favorites

Here’s what I’ve been loving in July and the first part of August!
faves podcast1. Revisionist History Podcast by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors and his new podcast is a great way to experience his expertise without having to wait for his next book! favea HP2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. This is an obvious choice, especially if you know me. I’ve been a fan of the Harry Potter franchise since I read the first 3 books in 8th grade. In 2007 I was working at a Christian summer camp in Clinton, Mississippi. A small group of us went to Walmart at midnight to pick up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It felt slightly rebellious, 1. because half of our staff was still religiously opposed to HP and 2. we probably weren’t supposed to be sneaking off to Walmart at midnight. 9 years later, we have a continuation!! It’s wonderfully magical and I suggest everyone pick up a copy as soon as possible.hedwig3. Ray’s Hedwig Costume. We attended a Harry Potter themed costume party on July 30th (Harry’s birthday) hosted by our good friends, Nathan and Kristi. Since I’m a true Slytherin, I went as a teenaged Bellatrix. For Ray, I made paper wigs and a beak to transform him into Hedwig. It took several hours, but I think the results turned out pretty good! (If I do say so myself, ha!) Look how cute he is!! faves peaches4. Peaches. It’s the height of peaches season and I’m taking full advantage of it. Living so close to Georgia and the Carolina’s ensures I will also be able to indulge in the sweetest, juiciest peaches in the states.tasha 25. Artist, Tasha Boucher. I found Tasha on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her style and aesthetic. Quirky illustrations get me every time! Game-of-Thrones-Season-6-HEADER6. Game of Thrones Season 5 & 6. GoT is one of the best shows of it’s time, but it feels like such a commitment to start a season, or in our case 2 seasons. Honestly though, these last 2 seasons were so wonderful I wish we hadn’t waited! Ray and I both really enjoyed GoT seasons 5 & 6!stranger-things7. Stranger Things. Stranger Things is a new Netflix original sci-fi series. If you haven’t heard much about it, don’t worry because you will soon! Stranger Things has received so much buzz and it’s only been out for a few weeks! The show takes place in the 80’s in Indiana and channels all our favorite 1980’s pop culture, a la E.T., The Goonies, ham radios, Dungeons & Dragons, etc. It’s awesome and you should watch it!

7. Poison and Wine by The Civil Wars. I’m the type of annoying person who absolutely listens to the same song 3214908 times in a row. Lately I’ve been really into Poison and Wine (and listening to it 3214908 times in a row), which is literally one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. I missed the Civil Wars hype a few years ago, but I’m really happy to be enjoying them now.

What have you been loving lately?

February Favorites 2016

Without further ado, my February 2016 favorites!
IMG_0982Lavender and Mint Conditioner by Young Living – Mint scented hair products are always a favorite, and this one sure doesn’t disappoint! This conditioner makes my hair so soft and doesn’t have any weird scary chemicals!IMG_0980 Big Shampoo by Lush – It’s been almost a year since I’ve bought Big and I’ve missed it!!! This shampoo gives my fine limp hair such nice volume! It also smells like a spa!
IMG_0967Pineapples – In December Ray and I attended a Christmas party with a chocolate dipped fruit platter. Our surprise favorite was the white chocolate dipped pineapple. I decided to recreate them for our Valentine’s Day brunch. Since then I’ve been obsessed with pineapple. I’ve been buying 2 whole pineapples a week and I’ve still been running out!
IMG_0965Strawberries – Strawberries are so good right now (at least here in Florida) and I can’t get enough!
IMG_0971Banana Bread – Sunday evenings have become my time to bake. Every Sunday evening Ray records and edits his podcast (check it out here) and I do laundry, bake, and paint my nails. Lately I’ve been really into baking banana bread. It’s easy, delicious, and provides me with breakfast for the following week. My favorite way to eat it is to add a little butter and then toast it until the outside is a bit crispy.
IMG_0975Upgraded Eagle Lamps  – Many moons ago, when Ray and I were just friends and not even dating, we were browsing a local antique mall when Ray spotted 2 eagle lamps he had to have. They lived in Ray’s apartment, and then our living room. While we both liked their shape and uniqueness, they were looking a little shabby. 10 years later, the eagle lamps got a nice upgrade! A few weeks ago we spray painted them rose gold, fixed a wiring issue on one, and added new shades!
IMG_0979Rose Gold Spray Paint- That brings me to my next favorite, Rose Gold Spray Paint. I want to paint everything in our house rose gold! So far, the eagle lamps and a large planter have been the only spray paint victims.IMG_0984 marshmallow earbuds – Hi, my name is Allison and I have really small ear holes. Ear buds are absolutely essential to my everyday life. While I’m at work I’m always listening to podcasts, music, webinars, youtube videos, ect. For years I have struggled with painful too-big ear buds- the original iphone ear buds are the absolute worst. For Christmas, Ray spent some time researching and bought me a pair of Marshmallows. They’re comfortable in my ears and don’t fall out! I love them! If your ear holes (?) are on the smaller side, check these out!
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House of Cards – We are still loving House of Cards! We’re currently in the middle of season 3, and we can’t wait to start season 4! (which premired on Netflix last week) #FU2016
Snapchat – I’ve been a long time lurker, mostly just watching the snapchats from bloggers and youtubers I like… but now I snapchat too! So, if you want to, like, watch me talk to Black Cat or cook risotto- add me! allisondhancock

December 2015 Favorites

December was a strange and busy month for us. You probably noticed a lack in posting, and it was absolutely due to the busy-ness of the season. I keep a running list on my phone of my monthly favorites so I don’t forget anything. When I went back to check December it was super short and a little lack luster. I’m sure this was a result of a busy, event-filled month. I thought about not posting, but then remembered that favorites posts are some of my favorite to read… even when they’re short and lack luster. So, I decided to post! Here are my December 2015 favorites:IMG_0839IMG_0836IMG_0847IMG_5352 -Pink lady apples – For the past several years I’ve been strictly a gala apple girl. I’ve had allergic reactions to other variety of apples, but gala always did me well. In November I tried pink lady apples to see if I could eat them. Not only did they not cause an allergic reaction, I discovered they were DELICIOUS!!
– Pink and blue scarf from Old Navy. Keeping me warm and cute all at the same time.
-Christmas cacti – At the beginning of the month my company threw a client Christmas party. As party favors, I ordered beautiful Christmas cacti from a local nursery – Nobels Greenhouse and Nursery from Live Oak, FL. Our clients loved them and I was able to take a few of the leftovers home! They’re so beautiful!
– Coffee Coolers from Ellianos – These are in no way healthy for you… but they sure are delicious! December had a lot of late nights, early mornings, and long works days so I made many visits to Ellianos!
– Santa Cat- No explanation needed.

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-Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Anything I want to say about the Force Awakens has already been said. It was so so so good. Even if you’re not really into Star Wars you should see it. Best movie of the year!
-Heck Ya the Halls – I’m not a huge Christmas music fan, but this album is wonderful! Their versions of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Auld Lang Syne are some of the best I’ve heard! The album is available for listening on Spotify or you can download it from Noisetrade.


– Making a Murderer- Making a Murderer is a documentary series that debuted on Netflix in December. It follows Steven Avery, a man who was imprisoned for sexual assault and attempted murder, who was later proved innocent and released from prison, only to a few years later be accused of the rape and murder of another woman. There is a lot of shady police work, forced confessions, planted evidence, etc.

What did you love during December? What are you loving now?