I recently took to Twitter asking for opinions on my starting a monthly favourites series in addition to weekly blog posts. Those who voted in the poll voted unanimously to do so, so here are my June 2018 favourites!
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My mom discovered Primark a few weeks ago and found me what may the world’s cutest top. Consider me the new president of our local SPEW chapter!
I can’t find a link for the Dobby shirt but if you happen to find it, let me know and I’ll be sure to link it here!
We also picked up this Reptar t-shirt at Boscovs and the 90s kid in me is in love.
As I mentioned in my skincare routine post, I’ve struggled with eczema throughout my life. After a particularly stressful couple of months, it flared up again. I searched for a product that would help, especially with a particularly determined patch on my hand. While it hasn’t cleared up entirely, this Gold Bond Eczema Relief Hand Cream has made a world of difference!
I ordered a pair of Sea-Bands, too. Between migraines, fibro, dizziness, and nausea, they were highly recommended for my various conditions. I’m still getting the hang of positioning them properly, but so far, so good!
I was on a bit of a Taylor Swift kick this month, so she’s made up a huge portion of my music-listening, especially Gorgeous and End Game from Reputation (moment of gratitude for her music returning to Spotify). I’ve also listened to the Daddy Long Legs soundtrack, Bad Idea/Bad Idea (Reprise) from Waitress, and rediscovered Jewel’s Standing Still and David Archuleta’s A Little Too Not Over You.
I stumbled across this video featuring Audrey Hepburn’s favourite pasta recipe and knew I had to try it. It was great (and will likely be the subject of a future blog post!). I even inspired a friend to try it with his family, and they really enjoyed it as well!
I’ve also been working on quite a few other recipes that are upcoming here on the blog! Stay tuned. . . .
When I’m not cooking, I’ve eaten a lot of salt and vinegar chips as of late. Gotta balance out all those veggies!
Now that I’m mostly back at my parents’ for now, I have Dunkin’ access again! That means lots and lots of iced tea, aka my favourite beverage of all-time. Plus, their summer cups are adorable this year!
As it gets warmer, I’ve also been trying to drink more water once again! Always room to progress.
I picked up Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale from Prime Reading and became mildly obsessed. I’d read the first few pages while working in a bookstore years ago, but had never had a chance to finish . . . until the two days early this month in which I quickly remedied the situation. Especially in today’s political climate, I can’t recommend this one enough.
I moved on to Philippa Gregory’s The Constant Princess from there. I’m a longtime Gregory fan, as it fuels my Tudor era fascination with just enough intrigue balancing out the facts. I haven’t moved through it quite as quickly as I did The Handmaid’s Tale, but I’m enjoying it nevertheless!
Having read The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s only natural I watch the series! I got my mom and sister hooked too, after gushing about it (in fact, my mom’s since surpassed me in watching!). I quickly decided I prefer the book, but the series is wonderful regardless. Plus, Alexis Bledel as Emily messes with my mind after years of Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and I kind of love it.
I started Chopped towards the end of the semester and am reaching the end of the seasons available on Hulu. I’m not a fan of Martha Stewart, so there’s a good chance I won’t be watching the upcoming season; I’m trying to savour those that I can access in the meantime! Hopefully the episodes in between come to Hulu so I can watch those, too.
I also had the opportunity to introduce my sister to When Harry Met Sally, a long-time favourite! Thankfully, she liked it – almost as much as I do!
I picked up my Duolingo practice again (focusing on Spanish right now!) and learned that you can now learn High Valyrian! I’ve also worked through a poetry class on FutureLearn and a class on plot on Coursera.
The blog has been my primary focus this month and the results have been phenomenal! I’m so happy to be sharing posts with you all through this site and social media. I’ve “met” so many amazing people through blogging and it makes me absolutely ecstatic to see the site and brand grow. Check back in a few weeks for our first 2018 Blogging Goals check-in!
Additionally, I’ve been working on my “day job” as a transcriptionist, as well as some writing projects. It’s almost the one-year anniversary of Mistakes Were Made, so it’s been really exciting to prepare for special events surrounding it! I also launched the merchandise shop, featuring some of readers’ favourite lines on everything from t-shirts and prints to mugs and phone cases!
Have a favourite line or poem that doesn’t have merchandise yet? Let me know!