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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?

August 2014 Favorites

favesfaves 2faves 31. Yes to Coconuts facial cleansing wipes. These are refreshing and do a great job of removing makeup.
2. Maybelline Baby Skin facial primer. I know this was in last month’s favorites, but it’s just sooooo good.
3. In the Cab-ana by Essie
4. The More the Merrier by Essie
5. True blue Spa paraffin hand lotion. Guys, my hands and cuticles just get so so dry and this stuff has been helping tremendously.
6. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joe’s. These are way more delicious than both Reese’s and Justin’s peanut butter cups.
7. Coconut Oil, Always and forever. Lately I been using coconut oil as a butter substitute while baking. It’s especially delicious in chocolate chip cookies.
8. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond. I read a portion of this book several years ago when Ree was posting it in segments on her blog. I’ve really enjoyed reading the rest of her story.
9. Grey flats from Payless
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10. Twin Peaks, obvs. Can you feel the obsession?
11. Reid Wiseman, aka @asto_reid, on twitter! Reid is an astronaut currently living on the International Space Station (which I saw being built when I went to Space Camp in 6th grade). He posts the most amazing photos of the earth. I promise this will be your new favorite twitter account!