What I am Loving Lately – November 2015

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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!




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!




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!



  • Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie
    November 23, 2015 - 6:57 am | Permalink

    That Bean Box looks awesome! I love coffee – I MISS coffee. I can’t drink it much these days for health reasons, but a coffee subscription box is genius. Someone needs to make a tea subscription box!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      November 23, 2015 - 8:26 am | Permalink

      Sarah, I know! I’ll bet there is a tea subscription box out there and we just haven’t heard of it yet! What a perfect holiday gift, right?

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