June 2018 Favourites

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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Wearing:

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!

SPEW tee | For the Sake of Good Taste

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.

Reptar | For the Sake of Good Taste

Using:

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!

Gold Bond | For the Sake of Good Taste

I love Sanrio’s Gudetama, so I had to download Gudetama Tap as soon as I learned about it! I’ve lost count of just how much time I’ve spent on the game.

Gudetama Tap | For the Sake of Good Taste

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!

Sea-bands | For the Sake of Good Taste

Listening:

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.

Gorgeous TS | For the Sake of Good Taste

Eating:

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!

Audrey Hepburn Pasta | For the Sake of Good Taste

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!

Chips | For the Sake of Good Taste

Drinking:

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!

Dunkin | For the Sake of Good Taste

As it gets warmer, I’ve also been trying to drink more water once again! Always room to progress.

Water Track FB | For the Sake of Good Taste

Reading:

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.

Handmaid Goodreads | For the Sake of Good Taste

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!

Constant Princess | For the Sake of Good Taste

Watching:

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.

THMT - Hulu | For the Sake of Good Taste

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.

Tim - Chopped | For the Sake of Good Taste

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!

When Harry Met Sally | For the Sake of Good Taste

Diffusing:

I’ve been a bit stressed this month, complete with 15-hour workdays almost daily. Lavender, Stress Away, and Trauma Life have helped make it bearable!

0618 Oils | For the Sake of Good Taste

Learning:

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.

Duo Spanish Tracker | For the Sake of Good Taste

Working:

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!

Blog Views June | For the Sake of Good Taste

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!

Merch Site | For the Sake of Good Taste

Have a favourite line or poem that doesn’t have merchandise yet? Let me know!

Posts this month:

Life Update: Where to Now?

Wish Haul: Beauty

My Skincare Routine and Favourite Products

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

June 2018 Favourites

June 2018 Favourites

What were your June 2018 favourites? Stay tuned for July’s!

Comments

  1. kerry says:

    I love a monthly favourites post. I think its so interesting to see what others actually use and love. Book recommendations are always welcome too as an avid reader! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Agreed! I nearly always add things to my wishlist (or TBR list!) after reading them. Thanks for stopping by!

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