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What I am Loving Lately – November 2015

Hello! Happy Friday! This week was been nuts at work, so I am really looking forward to a super low-key weekend around here. Travis and I have no plans, and I couldn’t be more excited. Tonight we’ll probably eat leftovers and binge watch some TV on Hulu. I know, crazy stuff, you guys!

 

I thought I’d kick off this Friday with a list of things I am loving lately. Let’s do this!

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

How could this not make the top of the list this week?

I am ECSTATIC to go home to Boston next week and spend Thanksgiving with my favorite humans in the world. Thanksgiving is the biggest tradition for our family, and this year will be the last year we celebrate in my childhood home. It’s going to be a very sad for us, but I can’t wait to soak up every second of family time and, of course, eat tons of delicious food. It will be so nice to unplug from work for a bit and enjoy actual fall weather on the East coast.

 

Bean Box

Bean Box

Have you heard of Bean Box? I swear there is a subscription service for everything these days.

I received a free month of Bean Box and I was instantly HOOKED. I am a big time coffee lover, but I tend to buy what I know and love. It’s rare that I branch out and try new beans. Bean Box sends you small samples of beans that you’ve likely never heard of and it’s a great way to try new coffees without buying a full bag. I’ve already tried a few new brews that I am in love with.

The great part is that if you like what you try, you can always order from Bean Box at a special discounted rate. If you have a coffee lover in your life, I highly recommend this as a holiday gift this year!

 

Quantico

Quantico

Does anyone else watch this show? Travis and I are hooked. It’s about a diverse group of FBI agents training at Quantico. After they graduate, a big terrorist attack happens in NYC and basically everyone is a suspect.

I will be 100% straight up and tell you now that the writing is a little bit silly, but the plot is addicting and every week I can’t wait to find out what happens next every Sunday night.

 

Tusk the Dog

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ll remember that Travis and I used to foster dogs before we adopted Bessie. (In fact, we fostered Bessie for 7 months before we finally realized she was part of our little family and it was time to adopt her!)

One of the 14 dogs (!!!) we fostered was Tiara, an adorable senior terrier mix with one tooth and who’s tongue hung out the side of her mouth. She was adopted fairly quickly and I knew she was going to a very loving forever home.

Recently, I was THRILLED when I saw that she is now an official Instagram celebrity with over 41K followers. Like, what!?!?

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Her mom renamed her Tusk (because of her one tooth) and has officially made her a social media star. I love when I see happy endings for all these adorable homeless pups.

 

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile Logo

Speaking of giving back, do you guys know about Amazon Smile? I buy #ALLTHETHINGS on Amazon, so I was pumped when I found out that you can buy the same exact items with the same great prices AND donate to your favorite charity. If you use smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates a small portion of the purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice.

I selected Much Love Animal Rescue, the rescue organization Travis and I volunteer for (where Bessie and Tiara/Tusk came from!), and it’s so awesome knowing that a small amount of the money I am spending on Amazon is going to a cause I care so much about. It’s SUPER easy to sign up and if you’re a big time Amazon shopper like me, I highly recommend you do this!

 

Have a great weekend, friends! See you next week!

 

Loving Lately

What I am Loving Lately – June 2015

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions are my own and I truly appreciate your support!

 

Hello! Good morning and happy Friday! I am kicking off the weekend with a “What I am Loving Lately” post. Feel free to share something you’re loving in the comments below.

 

Amazon Customer Service

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I am VERY picky about workout headphones. Many of the earbuds on the market are too big for my very small ears. When I find a pair that I like, I buy them over and over until the manufacturer stops making them. I recently purchased a new pair that I loved, but they broke in the middle of my workout on Tuesday! Since I ordered them from Amazon, I used their Chat service to contact customer support to see what my options were. The chat service is the BEST. You get connected to someone right away, and my representative refunded me for the old headphones and sent me a NEW pair with same day shipping. Talk about unreal customer service! And that’s why Amazon is going to take over the world…

 

Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds

Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds

When Blue Diamond offered to send me their NEW Sriracha-flavored almonds, I JUMPED at the opportunity. We cook with sriracha a lot in our house, so I was curious how this new flavor of almonds would taste. Travis and I brought a jar of these to munch on while traveling to Chicago and we both loved them. They aren’t too spicy and I like them much more than other savory-flavored almonds. I plan on using the other jar to make a spicy almond crusted shrimp or chicken dish.

 

Fresh Flowers from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Flowers

I try to go to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market as often as I can. There are a few vendors who sell beautiful flowers, but I usually pass them and just head for the produce. Last weekend, I noticed that one vendor had a sale for two bouquets for only $5! I jumped at the opportunity and brought home some gorgeous flowers. Later that day, I spent some time placing small bunches of flowers in mason jars throughout the apartment and I just LOVED the way that it looked. These flowers seem to be lasting much longer than other flowers I’ve purchased. From now on, I am making a point to pick up a bouquet or two from this vendor once a week. It’s the little things that make me happy!

 

Bessie’s Egg Bed

Bessie's Bed

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen many photos of Bessie in her bed. Let me tell you, this bed was the best $20 we ever spent on Bessie. I found her bed at TJ Maxx and I honestly just picked it up because of the color – it matches our living room perfectly. As soon as I brought it home, I immediately could tell that Bessie was obsessed with this bed. The “egg” shape allows her to rest her head on the side like a pillow and it’s the cutest thing ever.

About a month into owning this bed, I started searching online for another one, so we have a backup for when this one gets too worn. It’s called the “Deep Dish Cuddler” from Best Friends by Sheri. I found it on Amazon listed for an INSANE price (over $100), which I could never justify spending on a backup bed. Every couple weeks or so, I search on various sites for the bed. PetSmart has some but not in the same color. In case your pup would want a pink bed, Amazon recently dropped the price to $29! If you have a small dog, I HIGHLY recommend this bed. Bessie gives it her wag of approval.

 

What’s one thing you’re loving this Friday? Let me know in the comments below!