Monthly Favourites August 2016
Hey everyone! Well, here we are again to another monthly favourites & round-up! Can you believe it’s September and August just passed us, waving it’s figurative hand and saying ‘get ready for the cooler weather…byeeeeeee’! Ha,ha…just kiddin’. I love Fall. Every season has their moment, right? Anyways, onto the good stuff – this has been what’s turning my crank this past month 😉
RECIPES I’VE POSTED THIS MONTH –
P.S. I realized I included the recipe above on my July favourites, when it should have been included here. Twice as nice, I guess 😉
FOOD & FOOD RELATED SHINANIGANS-
These are some scrumptious recipes from good friends and fellow food bloggers that I’ve been loving this month. Give ’em a try!
Blueberry Almond Butter Energy Bites from Pumpkin n Spice . I made these little bites of deliciousness (substituting dried cranberries for the dried blueberries ’cause that’s what I had on hand) and they are completely awesome. I was throwing these babies around like confetti, giving them to family ’cause they are so good. I had to make a second batch and everything! No doubt about it that these are now going to be made on the regular in our household. Plus, they take, like, minutes to make…extra bonus points there!
Trippy Gin Julep from Tasty Ever After. First of all, just look at it! Just LOOK! Doesn’t all the condensation on the cup just make you want to reach out and take a sip? So cool and refreshing, right? Secondly, absinthe. Yes, that crazy drink that supposedly makes you see Leprechauns or something. Ok, ok, I must admit, I have tasted this stuff and I did not…I confirm…did not see Leprechauns. However, absinthe is delicious. It has this subtle anise/licorice flavour that is just wonderful and then combined with lime and mint? Don’t mind if I do 😉
One Pot Pasta Bake with Sausage and Wine from Fox and Briar . I mean, seriously! One pot. Pasta. Cheese. Sausage. Wine. What more could anyone want? If that’s not pure comfort food, then I don’t want to know what is. If I could climb into that pan, I would. This looks deadly – aka wicked, aka the bomb, aka just delicious!
So, we just started watching Stranger Things on Netflix. I’ve heard good things, but didn’t have any desire to watch it. So, having some of our shows finished for the season, we were on the lookout for something new to watch. Figured we’d give it a shot and so happy we did! Finished the whole season in no time. Bring on Season 2!
Another show which is a complete laugh is BBC’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys (which can also be found on Netflix). The show is filmed in front of a live audience (I feel like I just said that like it’s something you hear from shows years ago, remember that? That little announcement before the show starts?) The show is soooo funny. A fair bit of swearing (not that that bothers me, little sailor over here), but so so funny! Can watch the episodes over and over.
The newest season of Married at First Sight is back on. Ok, you guys, it’s reality tv. Basically strangers are matched by professionals and literally married at first sight. The show covers them going through the matching process, getting married, honeymoon and then back to ‘regular’ life. After 6 weeks the 3 couples decide if they want to stay together or get a divorce. Don’t laugh, but I’m completely hooked on this show. Hooked, I tells ya!
‘America’s Sweetheart’ by Elle King. The video is here. This is a feisty little song that I always blast in my vehicle. Every time I hear it, I’m like, ‘Yeah, you GO girl. You GO!’ Do you guys have a song that gets you pumped like that?
As you guys may already know, I love make-up. However, I think I love skincare even more and I’ve been totally loving face masks lately. Loving them and trying all kinds. Holding onto that youth, I guess, lol. Um, er, trying to, I should say…hehehe 😀 I just recently tried a mask that you leave on for 5 minutes. It’s by Vichy and you can find it here. I got the ‘Double Glow Peel Mask’ and pleased so far! Whatevs. It may just be in my head, but I think it gives a little glow. Just let me have my sweet delusions, ok 😀 ?
Hubby and I have tix along with my brother and sister-in-law for Jerry Seinfeld in September!! How cool is that? I seriously can’t wait; it’s gonna be a laugh (literally 😛 ). Update on how it goes later, of course 🙂
Anyway, you guys, hope you’ve enjoyed these Monthly Favourites August 2016! Have a fantastic weekend & chit chat to you next week!