I hope everyone had a good week. Other than pulling my back out Wednesday night (😩), it was an overall pretty good week. My family was in town this past weekend and we had SUCH a great time. We knew it was going to be crazy in the city because of the holidays, but it was worth it. My dad, sister, and I went ice skating (while Meesh watched from the sidelines). It. Was. Freezing!!
It’s crazy that in just a week I’m going back to Florida to celebrate Christmas… and then it’s basically 2019. Whatttttt!
Okay…. here’s what was on my radar this week:
ONE // Sweetest Christmas Ad
This is for a European Bank (I think), but man did it give me all the feels!!! It’s the cutest, sweetest, and most heartwarming commercial I’ve ever seen. I usually feel like Publix’s holiday commercials can’t be beat (#FloridaGirl), but this one takes emotional Christmas advertisements to a new level.
TWO // Mini Ugg Boots
I bit the bullet last week and bought a new pair of Ugg boots. I have had a discontinued pair for years and they are the best, but I wanted something shorter. Two of my roommates in college had the mini pair and when one of my friends recently wore them with leggings, I was reminded of how cute they are. I already love them and feel like they’re a great addition to my winter shoe arsenal! I found them to run super, super large. I usually wear a 7 and ended up getting the 6, but I feel like a 5.5 (if they did half sizes) would work. Definitely go down a size (or two if you’re in between).
THREE // Easy Roasted Chicken
One of the things I wanted to do before I turn 30 is to nail a signature dish. Even though it’s not the most exciting, I think I’m going to make it a roast chicken. I’ve become a little obsessed with it actually. It’s surprisingly SO easy to do, but you feel like Martha freaking Stewart when you pull out a perfectly golden, crispy chicken from the oven. One of the food bloggers I follow just released a post + video on how she roasts a chicken in a cast iron skillet. I’m going to test it out for my next cooking night!
FOUR // Tampax Menstrual Cup
I just found out that Tampax released a menstrual cup and I am so excited to see it. “Excited” probably isn’t the right word, haha, but I do think it’s a sign that menstrual cups are going mainstream. You may remember that I made the switch from tampons to a menstrual cup this summer and I have NOT LOOKED BACK. I’ve gotten a handful of emails asking if I’ve stuck with it and the answer is: YES.
FIVE // Netflix
I’m finding the amount of content Netflix is churning out to be a little overwhelming. Everything looks amazing, but there are simply not enough hours in the week to watch it all! I did end up watching The American Meme while I was typing in addresses for stamps for my corporate gifts and found it to be pretty interesting. I actually think it the fact that it was filmed in 2017 and it already felt a little outdated was one of the craziest parts about it. I think they could have picked better– or more– people to feature, as the stories were a little predictable. Different stories would have been interesting or more stories that featured the same kind of psychological trauma would have made for a better thesis. It’s easy to cherry-pick storylines with just a handful of creators. Still would recommend watching!