Crappy Hallmark Christmas Romances // Why? Because I’m a SUCK-ER for cheesy romances in the first place, but add a holiday theme and I am all in. Am I going to be on the edge of my seat even though I know Judy is going to end up with the shop owner/high school sweetheart even though he broke her heart in the 9th grade and he’s still poorer than dirt and wont be able to support her and her two children? Abso-friggin-lutely I’ll be on the edge of my seat. I am here for Judy and her terrible choice in men
My real Fir Christmas Tree // We bought a real Christmas tree this year, and I literally can’t get enough of the six foot tall drink of pine flavored water. It’s freakin gorgeous and my house smells like a damned forest. I’m literally living in a winter wonderland, and all my Christmas dreams are coming true.
My wife // She’s still one of my favorite things. She’s pretty chill and I dig her.
Snowflake Decor // Pumpkins are my fall decor obsession, snowflakes are my winter decor obsession.
White Mini KitchenAide // Like my two lovely partners, I am also obsessed with my Kitchen Aide. Why? Because I use it for anything and everything. I mashed approximately 100 lbs of potatoes in it for my huge family on Thanksgiving (25 people over at my house ya’ll) and this week I (obviously) made Christmas cookies with it. And white is just such a clean color to have on your kitchen counter.
Sriracha Turkey Meatballs // I would share the recipe, but my wife has it on her phone so I can’t (but we will link it here eventually because Alicia wants it too). I’m obsessed with all Asian type foods, but this really takes the cake lately. We try to be as healthy as we can in our diet during the week, and we whip these up, put them in Tupperware with some brown rice, and take them to work for lunch all week. Eating well doesn’t have to suck.
Morphe Brushes // I know I’m really into the makeup game, but I was missing out on Morphe Brushes products for yeeeaarrsss which is such a tragedy because all of their products are affordable, high quality, and professional grade. I recently ordered their 35os eyeshadow palette, and I cannot get enough of it. $23 for THIRTY FIVE COLORS you guys! Color me shocked, but you couldn’t get that many Covergirl eye shadow colors for that price (and Covergirl blows, TBH). Morphe is a cruelty free company, and as I said all products are professional grade as well.
Jack Black Lip Balm // Been using this stuff for close to a year now, and it’s incredible. It’s expensive, around $7 a tube, but I suffer from extremely dry and flaky lips, and this really keeps them moisturized. It comes in three different flavors: mint, lemon, and shea butter, and they are all delicious and inoffensive (also cruelty free). You can buy it at Ulta or I’m sure Sephora carries it as well.
Wet N’ Wild // I’m literally wet n’ wild for their products right now, especially their MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals. Your cheekbones could cut a biatch when you use this stuff. I’m also using their foundation, setting powder, and setting spray right now. Beauty doesn’t have to come at a cost, my friends, and ALL of their products are cruelty free.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick // A good, solid lipstick is really really hard to find, especially a good liquid lip. I’ve been obsessed with the suede creams for a few months now, my favorite color is ‘Softspoken’. It comes in a bunch of different shades to suit your needs. This product is, as all NYX products are, cruelty free and affordable at around $7 a tube.
Amazonian Clay Healing Face Mask // This bad boy has TWELVE THOUSAND REVIEWS on Amazon, an average of 4.5 stars, and it’s only around $13 for basically a lifetime supply. Need i say any more? I finally decided to take the plunge when I read this was Lili Reinhart’s favorite mask (I’m a sucker for celebrity endorsements, ok??) and it’s incredible. It makes you break out for a day or two after, because it’s literally sucking all the gross crap out of your pores from deep down, and detoxing your face. You can use it on your armpits, bottoms of your feet, basically anywhere on your body that you feel needs to be detoxed. It’s magic, I swear. I mix it with apple cider vinegar, slap it on, and wash off after half an hour or so and BAM. Detox heaven.
Arm and Hammer Essentials Fresh Deodorant // I’ve been in the market for a natural deodorant for a looonnngggg time you guys...I’ve tried all the expensive ones that you buy in the health food store and they all suck. I still end up smelling like complete and utter trash by 12 o’clock noon every day, and I’m so sorry but that just doesn’t work for me. A friend recommended that I try the Arm and Hammer version, and I’M SHOOK. It’s less than $2 at Walmart, and it actually does work. I like the ‘Fresh’ scent.
My H&M Fur Vest // NOT REAL FUR. But damn, it looks good. I’ve been trying to step up my style game in recent months, and I had to have a fur vest. It was worth the $20, and God Bless my wife who snagged one for me just because she knew I wanted one.
Cheeseburgers // My first and last love will always be cheeseburgers, and I really do not feel that a further explanation is necessary.
Harry Potter Audio-books // I get emotional just thinking about HP, and I’m not even afraid to admit it. I’m 100% positive that I’ve used this as a favorite thing in the past, but I’m re-listening to the versions that Jim Dale narrates, and I’m in love all over again (for the two thousandth time, mind you) with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It’s worth the money, I promise.
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What are you favorite things for 2017?!