I’ve decided to rename my Friday Reflections posts to Feel-Good Friday, since I usually use these posts to talk about discoveries that I love, or things that make me feel good, so to speak. Now that it’s officially December and all of the malls and office buildings have their Christmas decorations up, I feel completely justified in going crazy for all things Christmas. I’ve been waiting for this since the beginning of November!
I’ve started watching This is Us on Netflix a few weeks ago, and I have fallen in LOVE with the show. I went into it completely blind, hearing rave reviews about it but not knowing what it was about at all. It has so much heart and is so touching and heartbreaking all at once, and I feel like I’ve missed having a show like this in my life since I’ve been watching darker stuff lately. I usually watch TV at my desk while I’m writing up blog posts or working on calligraphy stuff, and my husband is sitting at his desk behind me playing video games. He’s admitted to me that he hasn’t been able to concentrate on his games because he’s been sucked in to This Is Us! This coming from the guy who is usually into shows with car chases, explosions, and/or cliffhangers – basically the opposite of this show – so you know it’s good!
We did our Christmas gift exchange at work last week (since a lot of people will be away in December). I went shopping with a coworker to find our gifts, and he bought this colour-changing mug from David’s Tea as his gift. I thought it was so cute that I went to buy it for myself this weekend. The little fox changes colours when you pour a hot beverage into it! It comes with an infuser, which is great because I’m the only one that drinks tea in our household, and I usually find it too much to brew a whole pot for myself. A single mug of tea is the perfect amount!
I recently went to Bath and Body Works to purchase some hand soaps, and they have these new soaps with packaging and scents that are highly man-approved. We recently opened the garden sage and mint scent in our master bathroom and the Focus Aromatherapy scent in the guest bathroom, and the husband is loving the modern design on the front and the slightly masculine but fresh scents. They’re a departure from my usual fruity soaps, but I’m really loving them too!
I’ve been into high-waisted compression leggings for working out lately; they’re so comfortable to wear and they suck everything in! I want these Lululemon ones but I don’t even spend $118 on regular pants, let alone on pants I wear to the gym. I found a bunch of really cute Old Navy workout leggings like this one, which are really good but much, much cheaper. I also love the sheer panels on this one, although it’s only mid-waisted.
The Coastal Christmas collection at Michael’s is giving me serious life. My favourite holiday & my lifelong obsession with the beach? Yes, please. I have finally convinced my husband (it took two years of convincing) to go for a subtle coastal theme in our home, so I’ve bought a few things from this collection for the holidays. Can’t wait to look for more beach themed things for our house in the spring and summer for year-round!
In my last Feel Good Friday post, I was looking for a ghost chair, and I finally found one at Structube – for $49, which you really can’t beat! However, Stashy warned me that they’re uncomfortable for long periods of time and Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life said they’re slippery to sit in; luckily, this chair caught my eye instead. It only costs $10 more than the ghost chair, and I love how different the back is! It hasn’t come in yet, but I’m so excited to see what it will look like at my desk.
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law told us about a co-op video game called Overcooked. We downloaded the game, and now we and our group of friends are all obsessed. The premise: you and your friends work in a kitchen and must prepare food orders by working as a team; for example, chopping, cooking, and assembling a burger or fish and chips together. As you progress in the levels, there are roadblocks that make it harder and harder to cook (cooking in the dark, a kitchen that shifts around, etc). Chaos ensues – watch this gameplay video to get an idea of the game! It always ends up with us yelling and swearing at each other like the players do in the video, but it’s so addictive. I just wish more than 4 of us could play at a time, because more often there are 5-8 of us.
Credit: Featured Image from Ivory Mix