Friday Four: Holiday Treats

Hi friends! I have a few holiday treats for you this week that I think you will enjoy over the Thanksgiving holidays. Let’s get straight to it!

One: Holidate

I watched a new Christmas movie on Netflix called Holidate. Do not go into this movie thinking it will be like a Hallmark movie; think of it more like a little naughty comedy & you will like it so much more. I laughed out loud multiple times.

Emma Roberts’ character is tired of being setup by her mother, sister, & everyone else so she makes a deal with a random dude for a holidate – a date for every holiday. This movie was hilarious, charming, & not for kids. There are a lot of actors you’d know in it as well.

Two: I read another book

Y’all, I am out of my reading rut. Last weekend I read a book in 2 days – The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. I loved this book! The whole time I kept thinking the main character was like if Sookie & Lorelai from Gilmore Girls were the same person. If you like GG, or Hart of Dixie, or Virgin River then you will love this book.

I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with these characters.

Three: Dash & Lily

I have another Netflix find for you, Dash & Lily. This is such a cute little show – it is very YA but I still loved it.

This show is 1 season, 8 30-minute episodes. Dash hates Christmas, but he grows to love it through a scavenger hunt, of sorts, left in a journal by Lily. It’s so cute!

Four: Black Owned Small Businesses

Check out this great list of Black owned small business to for your Christmas shopping this year! This list was curated by @paulapromotesstuff on IG.

That’s it for this week; I don’t have a fifth thing. I hope you all have a great, but small & local Thanksgiving. Have fun, wash your hands, & wear a mask.

Kiss Hug,

Friday Five: So Many Shows!

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Hi friends!  I’m sorry I didn’t post last week; I started the post, but couldn’t come up with five things I liked from the week.  Full disclosure, I spent all week applying for jobs – I got laid-off the week before last.  So, needless to say I wasn’t in a great head space…but I’m better now…ish.

One: New Shoes

I ordered these handmade Margarita Huarache shoes back in May, & just got them in!  They are so beautiful & so comfortable.  They have a pretty strong smell (leather) when you first take them out of the box, so I suggest letting them air out a bit.

Two: Patio Chips

Y’all, I’m so excited that Trader Joe’s finally brought back my favorite summer seasonal chips – Patio Chips!  At first glance they sound terrible, especially ketchup flavored chips, but I promise I have yet to eat a chip that tastes like ketchup. IMG_2505

Three: Netflix

The Babysitters Club: oh, so nostalgic.  I LOVED the original BSC tv show in the 90s.  I watched this show with a 13 year old & she approved.  Although, she did say, “they are so dramatic.  No one my age has this much drama.”  Hahaha.  The only thing I couldn’t get over was that Dawn wasn’t a blonde.  Otherwise, beautifully done. 1178C0F0-16BF-4A4A-A6FD-A0E44FE1E823_4_5005_c

The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia: watch this if you are missing Girl Meets World or Baby Daddy.  Fun fact: it is totally the same house as the one in 2 1/2 Men.  I also watched this show while babysitting a 13yo. BA1B5FAE-61F3-47FF-90F8-321839B0CFED_4_5005_c

Never Have I Ever: This has been on my list since it came out; y’all know how I love Mindy Kaling (she created the show).  This show is so, so, so good & has already been renewed for Season 2!  The soundtrack is also amazing. 7F351495-6C9C-4A5B-BA2B-C2F4A02D42BD_4_5005_c

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich: whew!  This one was a doozy.  Let’s just say Jeffrey Epstein is a disgusting pedophile & I’m glad he’s dead.  If Ghislaine Maxwell dies in jail too, then it is definitely a cover up. 9655981E-865C-4718-8D3B-785D02BC637F_4_5005_c

Four: Hulu

Taste The Nation: Padma Lakshmi visits different cities all over the US learning about the food that makes that city special.  She dives deeper by delving into race, culture, etc.  This show is so beautifully done. EA421CC0-AB73-441A-9BF2-35056A59D2B0_4_5005_c

The Great: this is a satirical dramedy about Catherine the Great, the longest running female ruler of Russia.  Elle Fanning is perfect.  This show is a little more gross than I’d like in terms of blood, but is so fun.  This show highlights a theory that I’ve been working on – Egos ruin the world.D57CB652-8630-46AD-ADC6-2ED2134B6739_4_5005_c

Five: Amazon Prime

Modern Love: I loved this show!  There is 8 episodes, & each episode focuses on a different person or couple & their journey with romance.  The last episode ties them all together.  It was just so well done, I cannot recommend it enough. C3C6B819-3A5D-46AB-88B5-39A85FEDCE65

What have you been watching?

I hope you all have a good weekend!

Kiss Hug,

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