12/1/16

November Favorites

 Well, its over. We made it through November. It might have felt impossible, but here we are: December. If I'm honest, I had a hard time coming up with favorites this month. It's not that the whole month was bad, but it felt like there was this dark cloud looming over head for much of it (see: election). Nonetheless, I've put together the things that I was enjoying this month, because the show must go on!

Noms: 

When I was putting together my list of favorites for November, I came to realize that all of my food related favorites were drinks. I've fallen in love with Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk because it is addictively delicious. I also have been enjoying the Super Fruit Emergen-C (A target exclusive...ooh,...ahh!), and I drink it pretty frequently - not just this past month, but I don't think it has been mentioned here. Lastly, the Green Machine blend from Naked Juice is really delicious, even if it is green.

Beauty: 

I don't really have much to talk about in the way of beauty or body products, as I am currently doing a no-buy in this category, which you can see more about on my Instagram. I have however, tried out a few things, and I've been loving the Hurraw Cinnamon tinted lip balm, and the Doc Bronners Lavender Peppermint Oil Soap.  Keep it simple, Keep it safe.


Entertainment: 

In the way of entertainment, I've been enjoying my escapes from reality through two tv shows which I am a regular viewer of: Scorpion, and MOM. Certainly different genres but I'm pretty much all over the place in terms of what kind of television I like (although sitcoms are always a firm win). Scorpion is cheesy at times (as is MOM), but this past month I really appreciated that. Light hearted escapism was much needed.

On the other end of the spectrum, I enjoyed reading Twilight of the Elites by Chris Hayes. 
While the book is certainly about government and politics, I also ended up learning quite a bit about baseball, and the Catholic Church along the way. It was a really interesting book (although, I did find the beginning a bit slow going), and I enjoyed the chapter that dealt with the idea of the inner ring, which reminded me of a Frasier episode (or a few of them really). There is an episode where the Crane brothers become obsessed with reaching the most inner secret level of an elite spa which they have gained access to which I kept thinking of while reading this part of the book. Frasier has a recurring theme of obtaining and maintaining status which I think correlates well. I can bet that I am the only one whose brain thought of Frasier while reading this book, but hey, that's just how my brain works. Hayes has a new book coming out next year, called A Colony in a Nation, and hosts All in with Chris Hayes on MSNBC - 8pm, weeknights.


That pretty much sums up my favorites for November. It's been a long month and honestly, I'm glad that its over. Here's to hoping that December is much better!



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