I always like to read posts like this from other bloggers. So I figured Iâ€™d throw my ring into the hat with a list of the books, movies, shows, products, and concepts that Iâ€™m adoring lately!
I just read â€œAboveâ€ by Isla Morley â€“ it was so good! It starts off a lot like â€œRoomâ€ (also a very good book) but then there is this CRAZY plot twist. I donâ€™t want to say anything else (and donâ€™t read the back of the jacket or the reviews), and the second half of the book will totally take you by surprise!
Favorite TV Show:
Itâ€™s a tie between two shoes that are on the polar opposite end of the spectrum â€“ The Walking Dead and Parenthood. Isnâ€™t The Walking Dead good this year? Thatâ€™s saying something because the last two seasons have been really rough, and I only stuck with the series out of a strange sense of commitment. Finally â€“ itâ€™s turned around and is so scary/creepy/interesting again. Iâ€™m also loving the final season of Parenthood, but Iâ€™m also so sad that the series is almost over. Iâ€™m hoping everything gets wrapped up with a neat bow!
Edge of Tomorrow was very entertaining. If you love adventure, action, and sci-fi, this is the perfect movie for you! I actually stayed awake through the whole thing, which at 36 weeks of pregnancy is saying a whole lot.
Favorite Body Wash:
Ahhh, this stuff is great. I never thought Iâ€™d have a â€œfavoriteâ€ body wash â€“ I usually just use Trader Joeâ€™s stuff and think itâ€™s alright. But this wash by Jason is super moisturizing. I get out of the shower and feel like Iâ€™ve rubbed in lotion already!
This gluten-free granola from Trader Joeâ€™s is so flavorful and crunchy. Itâ€™s awesome with vanilla Greek yogurt!
Henry and I had these Pumpkin Pie Popsicles when we stayed at Kathâ€™s house â€“ then I eagerly waited for her to blog the recipe on her blog. Weâ€™ve made a batch since (butsans candy mixâ€¦the candy version is better, obviously). I love giving these to Henry because they are actually healthy treats. And they taste really good!
On a related note, my current favorite â€œKid Trickâ€ is to freeze green smoothies and serve them as popsicles (he wonâ€™t drink the whole container, but he sure will lick it!). Henry loves having them as â€œdessertâ€ and doesnâ€™t know heâ€™s basically eating almond milk, peanut butter, and spinach. Heâ€™s going through a picky stage so Iâ€™ve got to sneak those veggies in however I can!
Oh man. So good. I love this tea because itâ€™s an actually tasty green tea (green tea is so tricky). Plus, it tastes like dessert!
How cute does James look here?
Favorite Motivation to Run:
Not that Iâ€™m doing any running lately. BUT â€“ if I were â€“ Pile on the Miles would be my motivation! Monica does this challenge every year (way, way back in the day, I even helped co-host it), and I think itâ€™s super fun. You can read about how the challenge works (and what prizes you can win) right here.
All the cute photo collages and little infographics that I post on the blog, I create on PicMonkey. Itâ€™s such an easy photo editing tool â€“ I use it for practically every blog post. Itâ€™s a great way to create customized holiday cards, too! I have the Royal version (paid) and think itâ€™s worth it for the wider range of options; the free version would work just fine for every now and then use!
Favorite Recent Accomplishment:
I am almost done with Henryâ€™s baby book! All I have to do is put the pictures into the book when they arrive on my doorstep â€“ but thatâ€™s the super easy and fun part. Just writing everything out, organizing the pictures, and selecting which photos to print was a HUGE undertaking. I am so proud of myself for DOING IT. I knew if I didnâ€™t do it before Little One arrived, I would literally never, ever do Henryâ€™s baby book. My plan for Little One is to try to keep up with it more on a month-to-month basis. We shall see if that actually happens!
What are you loving lately?