Quite a bit has been horrible about 2016. Instead of discussing all that, however, I’m joining Andi at Estella’s Revenge, Tanya at Girlxoxo, and Tamara at Traveling with T to share all the wonderful that 2016 offered. While I probably won’t do every topic they’ve scheduled for this month, I’ll do as many as I can because I absolutely loved A Month of Faves the last time I was able to join in.
Today is all about our favorite things. So here’s my list:
- My fave thing to eat this year – Shortbread. I’ve made it twice, and it’s dangerously easy to make. It was loved by all at Thanksgiving.
- My fave thing to drink – This year, it’s been all about tea. I’ve been big into tea for quite a while, but my BFF gave me a gift of assorted teas from Teavana, and then I discovered Pique tea, and then the Boyfriend bought me the best version of a pumpkin spice tea that I’ve ever had, and then I fell in love with oh so many more different teas along the way. I had to put a moratorium on tea buying until I found another tea I wanted to try of course….
- My fave smell – The wonderful candle that the Boyfriend’s Mom got as one of my Christmas gifts last year. It’s not often that it gets cold enough to burn candles, but when I do, my go-to candle is that one. I don’t know why, but I call it my “Outlander” candle.
- My fave thing to wear – I haven’t loved pajamas nearly as much as when I went back to work full-time. Where I work is fairly casual, but nothing feels as right as pajamas after a long day at work. Nothing makes me crankier than telling me I need to put on some real clothes and go out to do anything after I get home from work.
- The fave thing I saw – “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, quickly followed by the “Wonder Woman” and “Beauty and the Beast” movie trailers.
- My fave purchase – Do I have to pick only one? Not counting books, it’s a tie between the reading gloves from The Print and Plaid Company, and the book pins from Pigsey Art.
- My fave thing to do – If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you might remember me complaining about not having much time to read while I was in college. HAHAHAHA! Oh, silly college student me! Though I still manage to read an average of 300 or so pages a week despite my full-time job and other adult responsibilities, it feels like I have no time to read at all post college. In fact, most of my reading is done in the car via audiobook during my commute to and from work. Another way to make me cranky very quickly is to tell me I don’t have any time to read during the weekend because I have to be an adult and get stuff done.
- The fave place I visited – The Texas Book Festival! This was the first year I was able to go, and I had a blast! I was lucky enough to have just gotten my overtime pay and therefore was able to afford all the hardcover books I bought to get signed.