Saturday, September 15, 2018

Candle Haul

Hello, all!

A few months back, I fell in love with Canterbury Road Co. candles (post here), and they recently had a sale, so obviously, I had to buy more to add to my ever growing candle collection. Seriously, the storage space in my room is filled with boxes of candles. It's becoming a problem.

I had recently read and watched the film adaptation of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and loved both, so I thought it only right to buy this candle as well. It does actually smell like Oreos and I really dig it cause Oreos are also my favorite cookies.

You know I love my sweet fruity scents, so I just had to pick up this one. It has hints of lemon, berries and sugared ice and it's perfect for the summertime.

So I was initially just drawn in by the label, and then I saw the scent and I couldn't hit "Add to cart" fast enough. It's raspberries and marshmallow for cryin' out loud! I don't know how it's possible, but it even smells like a fluffy marshmallow and it's so good.

Now for my absolute favorite of the bunch-- IT'S SAILOR MOON THEMED AND IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! It was as if this candle was made especially for me. I love it so much that I think I need to repurchase it in the bigger size (as well as like 3 more so I can hoard them). I'm also obsessed with the Sailor Moon design in the label. I just freakin' love it. A+, amazing, best candle ever.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Bookish Box: Hogwarts House Box Review

Hello, all!

So, I have to admit, I'm not super into The Bookish Box. I've gotten two other boxes from them (a Stranger Things themed box and a random box I picked up at Book Con), and both left me pretty underwhelmed, but I'm a sucker for anything Harry Potter related so I figured I'd give them one more shot. Third time's a charm, right? All the items were curated to whatever your specific house is, so all my goodies were Hufflepuff related.

First up was this nice pillow cover by Ink and Wonder. I love the design of it, but I'm not really sure how to put a pillow in it cause the zip doesn't open too far or wide. I'll have to MacGyver something.

I've always seen these types of necklaces where they have little parts of books in them, but I've never actually had one, so I thought this was really cool. This one was made by Authored Adornments, and I love how subtle it is and the little pale yellow charm next to it is a nice touch.

The head of Hufflepuff house is Professor Sprout, so having a candle that smells of herbs and flowers was a given. I've gotten a few of Novelly Yours Candles in other subscription boxes, and they always smell so nice and burn really well, so I'm happy with this one.

There wasn't a label or anything on this, so I'm just assuming it's regular coffee. Since I'm not a coffee drinker, I passed this right along to my roommate. I do like the design on the packaging, though.

I love how they included coffee and then something to drink it out of as well. It's very convenient. The design is very simple but it works.

Lastly, was this shirt. Normally, I'm iffy about shirts that come in these types of things because they're always very hit or miss, but I really like this one! I like the white design on the black and then the pop of yellow. It's not too busy and the actual quality of the t-shirt feels really nice as well.

I was pleasantly surprised with this box. Besides the coffee, I really liked everything that they sent. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much just due to my previous experiences, but this one totally made up for those.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Back to Hogwarts Tag

Hello, all!

In honor of it being the first day back at Hogwarts, I thought it'd be fun to do the Back to Hogwarts tag created by Michelle over at A Geek Girls Guide (her post is here).

Have to go shopping in Diagon Alley! What store do you go to first?

Flourish and Blotts, for sure. I usually spend the majority of my time in bookstores anyways, so a magical one sounds like a dream.

You’re on the train! What are you getting from the trolley?

I'd probably go for either a cauldron cake or licorice wands.

It’s time for the welcome feast! Which house table are you at?

Hufflepuff all the way!

You get an elective this year! What will it be?

It'd be a toss up between Divination and Care of Magical Creatures.

You’ve got a break between classes! What will you be doing?

Hanging out in my house's common room.

You get to go to Hogsmeade this year! Where do you go first?

The Three Broomsticks for some food and Butterbeer.

You’re meeting up with friends to hang out! Where in the castle are you all going to chill?

Either the Great Hall or if I'm just meeting up with friends that're also in Hufflepuff, probably our common room.

The end of year exams are coming up. What test will you do the best at?

History of magic. I've always loved history, so I feel like I'd ace that class.

This tag was super fun, so if you'd like to participate here's the questions!

Have to go shopping in Diagon Alley! What store do you go to first?
You’re on the train! What are you getting from the trolley?
It’s time for the welcome feast! Which house table are you at?
You get an elective this year! What will it be?
You’ve got a break between classes! What will you be doing?
You get to go to Hogsmeade this year! Where do you go first?
You’re meeting up with friends to hang out! Where in the castle are you all going to chill?
The end of year exams are coming up. What test will you do the best at?

Friday, August 31, 2018

FairyLoot August Review

Hello, all!

If you couldn't tell by now, I love me a good subscription box. I've been getting the OwlCrate one for a while now, but I'd always been interested in the FairyLoot one as well, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to check it out. The theme for this box was Mutinous Pirates, and I've gotta say, I was pretty impressed with what they sent.

The first thing I pulled out was this candle designed by Nerd Poured Candles inspired by To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I'm usually not that big of a fan of musky sea scents, but this is actually pretty nice.

This is a fun magnet by Miss Phi based off Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. I love the colors and the subtle little treasure chest in the background.

I think this was by far my favorite thing in the box. It's a little pot of sugar scrub by Geeky Clean based upon the book of the month, and it has such a lovely sweet scent. It reminds me of sweet pea from Bath and Body Works and I love it.

This pirate wax seal was a FairyLoot exclusive and I'm not really sure when I would use this, but it is pretty cool. The seal itself is the typical pirate skull and crossbones, and I know it was going for the whole swashbuckling thing, but it's totally giving me Game of Thrones vibes.

You can't have a box about pirates and not include something Captain Jack Sparrow related. This water bottle was designed by KDP Letters and I love it. It's a nice size so it's not too bulky to carry around and I really like the lettering on it as well.

This is a lovely hanging print by Reverie and Ink based off a quote from the Shadow and Bone trilogy. The material is very silky and I love the silver writing on the black background. Unfortunately, there is a typo on it, but the FairyLoot team is sending out replacements which is nice.

The book they sent out was These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch. This story, inspired by the Spanish Inquisition, is filled with adventure, magic, deception, and conspiracies. I've actually not heard much about this book, so I'm interested to see how it plays out. I'm really diggin' the neon green sprayed edges though.

I'm not sure if I'll be subscribing to this box or not. I think the things they sent were pretty cool, but it comes from the UK so it was a bit pricier shipping wise than the OwlCrate one. It might just be one I treat myself to every once in awhile!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

OwlCrate August Review

Hello, all!

The theme for this months OwlCrate was Ruthless Royals and it was full of goodies fit for a Queen, so let's get right to it.

First up was this genuine agate ring from GeoCentral. I doubt I'll get much use out of it because I have small hands, so it looks a bit much on me, but it is super pretty.

This lovely pocket mirror was designed exclusively by Catarina Book Designs and it's based off The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Now you can always make sure you're the fairest of them all.

Next up were these adorable magnetic bookmarks designed by Craftedvan. All the other magnetic bookmarks I have are all just one character, so I think the dual design of these are really fun and different.

I think this tea towel designed by Little Inkling Designs was my favorite thing of the bunch. It's based off Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass series, and I love everything about it from the typography to the constellation designs in the background. I almost don't even want to use it as a towel, I just want to hang it up like an art print!

This little book tin designed by Stella Bookish Art is so pretty and unique, I've never seen anything like it in a subscription box before. All the quotes are from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, and again, I just think the design is so pretty and it's decently sized too which is nice.

The book for this month is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. This is a story of two sisters living in a world where women have no rights and very few choices. Serina has been training her entire life to become a Grace, someone who stands beside the heir and is an example of the perfect woman. Nomi works as a handmaiden but dreams of so much more. The sister's world is turned completely on its head when Nomi gets chosen as a Grace instead of Serina, and Serina is thrown into prison for a secret that Nomi has been hiding. Both girls must now find a way to save each other before they run out of time. This is a story of survival, family and feminism and I'm super here for it.

Also, I've been toying with the idea of filming these and doing it as a sort of unboxing instead, so lemme know if that's something you guys might be interested in!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Top 5: Pops Funko Should Make

Hello, all!

I love Funko Pops. I already have a decent collection of them, but there are still certain characters that I wish that they'd make. Funko seems pretty good about diving into cult favorites and turning them into cute little figures, so these are just a few characters that I've been holding out for.

1. Clue: Clue is my absolute favorite movie. I just love how campy and funny it is, and I've been dreaming of seeing a little Mrs. Peacock or Colonel Mustard in Funko form for ages now. I feel like this movie especially has a massive cult following, so I'm hoping it'll just be a matter of time before these become Pops.

2. Spaceballs: This is another one of my favorites. I think Darth Helmet is already the perfect design for a Pop and I can envision the Funko special edition of the Alien chestburster with a little top hat and cane.

3. Spice Girls: C'mon people of the world, it's time to spice up your Pops. I vividly remember playing with my Spice Girls dolls while watching a pay-per view of one of their concerts, so for the love of God I need these to be made.

4. Bill Nye: BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL! Consider the following and imagine that little bowtie and blue lab coat in Pop form. They've made directors and athletes, so why not a beloved children's science teacher?

5. Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Aside from Army of Darkness, this is my favorite horror movie and I already have an Ash Williams Pop, so I need to add in some creepy clowns! All of the space clowns in this movie are so colorful and wacky that I feel like they'd make the funnest looking toys.

What're some Pops you'd wish they'd make? Lemme know!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mini Thoughts

Hello, all!

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cuppa and let's get into some books. These two books are both anthology books, meaning they each are comprised of a bunch of different stories by different authors, but are all along the same theme. One of these I really liked and the other was just pretty meh. Both were provided to me by the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for honest reviews, so a huge thank you to them.

The True History of the Strange Brigade: This book goes hand in hand with a video game called Strange Brigade and it basically tells the story of how this group of people came to work together. The Department of Antiquities, also dubbed the "Strange Brigade", is tasked with going up against the supernatural and evil that threatens our world. Each of these 8 stories focuses on a different member of this mysterious government group and how they were inducted into the organization. The book kicks off with a bang, literally, with the story of Gracie Braithwaite, a young woman in England who goes to work in what she believes is a normal run of the mill factory, but in reality, is a den of human-skinning demons. So, she does what any sane person would do in that situation: blows the whole sucker up. Thus, her place in the Strange Brigade is solidified. After that, the stories seemed to go downhill in my opinion. The next story, following a mind parasite which leads to obedient, meek, hive minded individuals was pretty interesting (very Invasion of the Body Snatchers-esque), but the rest of the stories just bored me. You had ghouls, pterodactyls, a vengeful tiger goddess, all the makings of what could've been really interesting stories, but they all just hit below the mark. It got to the point where I was just reading them to finish the book because I'm not one of those people who can leave a book unfinished. I was hoping for a lot of Indiana Jones-meets-Supernatural vibes, but really I got a lot of stories about people trekking through jungles with a dash of something unnatural going on.

Authors: Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Cordova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart,
Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia
Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, Brenna Yovanoff
Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood
Pub. Date: 8/28/18 by Harlequin Teen

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft: I was beyond excited when I was approved for this because I've wanted to read it from the moment I heard about it. I'm so pleased to say it was even better than I expected. I freakin' loved it. I've always been into witches, and anything that name drops Willow from Buffy and Sabrina (as in, the teenage witch) in the description is something I can totally get behind. Plus, the cover is gorgeous as well. All 15 stories in this collection range from historical to contemporary to dystopian, and all feature strong, powerful witchy heroines. As if that wasn't enough, they are also a brilliant mix of race, religion, orientation, sexuality-- I mean, the representation and diversity included in this book is off the charts, it's amazing. Each author brings their own light and life and voice to these stories. And yes, these are all stand-alones, but they all flow together so nicely. There were a few which I thought were cream of the crop (The Gherin Girls; The One Who Stayed; Why They Watch Us Burn) and some I thought were just ok (Death in the Sawtooths; The Well Witch; Afterbirth), and one I even felt had a bit of a Three Dark Crowns sister-against-sister vibe (Beware of Girls with Crooked Mouths). Despite some not being as gripping as others, each story in this collection is about a girl/girls coming into their own and learning who they are and the powers they possess. These are stories of revenge; stories of love; stories of healing; stories of sisterhood. These diverse stories are so refreshing and unique, and are being told from such different, modern perspectives. I cannot recommend this one enough.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hogwarts is My Home

Hello, all!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter, and seeing as how today also happens to be Harry's birthday, I figured what better way to celebrate than by telling you all just what the Harry Potter series means to me. In short, everything. I know, I know, it sounds so cliche, but honestly, no book series (or anything, really) has affected me the way this series has.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone came out in September 1998 (in America, at least) which was two months before my 10th birthday, and for that birthday I remember my Grandma sending me a copy of it which came with a pair of cardboard glasses. I remember thinking how awesome it was that a character had the same kind of glasses as me (kids in wire rimmed glasses were never the coolest) and so I felt an instant connection with this shaggy black haired kid, and couldn't wait to dive into his story. Needless to say, I was hooked from the very first page.

Growing up, I was always into fantasy, so a story about witches and wizards was right up my alley. This story in particular came out at the perfect time in my life; a time where I sort of needed to be immersed in a world that was completely different than mine. A world that would let a little 10 year old know that magic is real. Rowling's writing style was what first drew me in. Her imagery and the way she painted the scenes was fascinating to me, it really made you feel as if you were in the story running around Hogwarts. I could picture myself sitting in potions class or lounging in my house's common room. The fact that it was also a really great story was just a bonus.

Aside from the plot, the characters are my favorite thing about these books. The friendships amongst not just Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Neville, Luna, Ginny, Dean, Seamus, all of them just feel so genuine and real. I felt like these were my friends. And I think everyone's family goals are the Weasley's. Molly Weasley is just like the most perfect book mom, and the way she takes Harry under her wing and embraces him into their family is so wonderful and makes me so happy. Besides the characters, I also think these books have really great morals to them that are totally relatable. They teach you it's ok to be afraid, while also showing you how to confront those things that make you afraid. They teach you that even though you may value and love your friends, sometimes you have silly arguments, but you'll always make it work in the end. And my favorite, that even if people may make fun of you for being different, that's what makes you special.

As I got older, I became an even bigger HP fanatic. I went to every midnight release, whether it was for the books or movies. I bought so much HP merch and even got a huge golden snitch tattoo. I would talk anyone's ear off about the tiniest little details. I went to every HP exhibit that came around, from movie props to watching the first film with a live philharmonic orchestra playing the score. Oh, and Pottermore! I had always wonder what my house would be, and now I was finally able to actually be sorted (I'm a proud member of Hufflepuff), and even find out what my Patronus would be (a Tonkinese cat). This world quickly became my world.

My peak HP moment was about 4 years ago, my Mom actually took me to Harry Potter World in Florida and it was so amazing being surrounded by these places I had spent most of my life reading about. These were places I'd only pictured in my head, and now they were right in front of me. I ate at The Three Broomsticks and drank Butterbeer. I played with all the prank pieces at Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes. I stocked up on candy at Honeyduke's. I picked up a wand at Ollivander's. I even rode the Hogwarts Express. I also got to walk through Hogwarts and I held up the entire line because I was just holding on to the wall and crying. I was literally standing in the one place I had always hoped to visit, and it wasn't a dream-- it was all real. It turned out to be a Harry Potter celebration while we were there, and I even got to participate in a wand demonstration hosted by Luna Lovegood herself, Evanna Lynch. I was dying the entire time because Luna is my absolute favorite character. It was such a great trip and everything I could've hoped for.

For 20 years, these stories have been with me. They've been my constant comfort whether I'm sick, happy, sad or what have you. Whether I'm cracking open one of the books, or turning on one of the movies, I'm instantly cozy. Every year, I re-read the books and each time I pick up on something that I didn't previously, and that's such a testament to how great the writing is. I truly believe that Harry Potter has something for everyone, and just like J.K. Rowling said, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. Until the very end and always.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

OwlCrate July Review

Hello, all!

I eagerly await my OwlCrate box every month, but this month I was counting down the days till it arrived. The theme was Strange & Unusual, and I was beyond excited to see what goodies would be in it. Lemme just say before getting into the items how impressed I was with just how much stuff they sent out. Literally, the box was so jam packed that I even had a hard time opening it and it was just such a great selection. So, without any further ado, let's get into it!

First up was this pennant banner designed by Risa Rodil. It's inspired by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and while I read the first book, I didn't continue with the series because it didn't fully catch my interest, but I do like the flag. I've always been a fan of letting your freak flag fly, and now I literally can do just that.

 I was super pumped when OwlCrate announced they'd be including a Stranger Things item in this months box because I'm just obsessed with that show. I love everything about it and I'm so glad that out of the Eleven or Dustin option they sent out, that I got Eleven. No offense to Dustin cause I do actually really love him (especially in Season 2), but Eleven's my girl. She's such a badass and I wish I could be her when I grow up.

I love when subscription boxes send you items that are practical. If that item also happens to be stationery related, then I am the happiest gal in the world. These skull push pins created by Team OwlCrate are so adorable and the perfect additions to my cork board.

One of my all time favorite characters is Luna Lovegood. I love so much about her and the way she views the world and how she isn't afraid of walking to the beat of her own drum. Needless to say, this sticker designed by TJ Lubrano was my favorite thing in the whole box.

How cool is this mint tin designed by Boston America Corp? I used to love Ouija boards when I was younger, I found them so fascinating but also terrifying. I vividly remember playing with one right before my friends mom took me and him to see The Craft in theaters (side note: we were definitely too young to see it), and when we came out, it was all windy and stormy and I ran inside my house and launched myself under my covers cause I was sure it was ghosts. Also, I really hope these are spirit-mint flavored. Get it? Spearmint, spirit-mint? I'll be here all week, folks.

I love how they included a nice mix of quirky things in this box. One of the lesser spooky items was this lovely whimsical print designed by Aun-Juli Riddle. I love how there's all these stacks of books and tea cups and kettles on the back of this whale. It also really gives me Doctor Who vibes to when Amy saved the star whale, and that makes my little Whovian heart happy.

The last item was this wallet designed by Reverie and Ink inspired by The Raven King. I've never read the Raven Boys series, but I've heard such great things and it is on my TBR. This is such a pretty quote and I love how this is an item I've never seen OwlCrate, or really any other subscription box, do before. It also came with a little wrist clip on to make it a clutch which I thought was a nice touch as well.

The book this month is My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. This is the second book in the Lady Janies series (however, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one), and loosely follows the story of Jane Eyre with some supernatural Victorian Ghostbust-ing thrown in. My Plain Jane takes a classic novel that so many people either know or have heard of and completely flips it on its head. It's adventurous and spooky and not to mention witty as anything. There's ghosts and the occult and fun characters, what more could you want?

I was so hoping this would be the book of the month, and I'm in love with the purple and lime green combo of the OwlCrate exclusive cover. I had actually recently read the first book, My Lady Jane (which I loved-- it was a retelling of Lady Jane Grey, England's 9 day queen, with some animal shape-shifting thrown in), so that way I could be familiar with the series. Usually, I'm a bit wary of a book if it has quite a few authors writing it, but Hand, Ashton and Meadows' styles flow seamlessly and they bring together a perfect blend of historical fiction and fantasy. I also just recently read a manga version of Jane Eyre (review here), so I can't wait to dive into this retelling.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Let's Talk: Manga Classics

Hello, all!

You all know how massive of a Sailor Moon fan I am, and about 5 or so years ago I started getting into the manga and from there, I've been slowly inching my way through different series. As I was browsing through Netgalley, two covers immediately caught my eye-- one was The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe and the other was Jane Eyre, both done in manga form.

I immediately requested the two and to my delight both were approved the very next day. This was also my first approval on Netgalley so I was even more excited, so thank you to them for the e-copies. After spending far too long trying to figure out how to download/read the copies (told you, I'm a technology doof), I eagerly jumped into the Edgar Allan Poe one.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this version of Poe's work. This collection has 5 of Poe's famous stories, from the ever popular "The Raven" (which was my favorite of the bunch) and "The Tell-Tale Heart" to "The Fall of the House of Usher." There's something so chilling about seeing the words come to life in the artwork, each story took on a whole new level of creepiness, which I loved. And let's talk about the artwork for a moment-- every story is depicted so wonderfully and with such detail. Everyone knows these stories, but reading them in this form brings a whole new perspective in such a cool different way. Besides the stories themselves, there's also some facts about Poe and tidbits about his work in here as well. I would've loved to have seen "Annabel Lee" done, but overall I thought this was great. I read the whole thing in one sitting. This is definitely one to pick up if you're a fan of Poe or horror in general.

Now, I'll admit, I've never actually read Jane Eyre before. I have a copy of it and I'm familiar with the premise, and I've always said I'd get around to it eventually, but anytime I pulled it off my shelf it's just seemed daunting. So for those like me, this was such a nice intro to the classic tale because it didn't feel so cumbersome. The story itself came across very clear and easy to understand and from what I gather, it represented the original quite nicely. Obviously, not every little detail is included in this version, but even with the omissions the story is still pretty easy to follow. Everyone always has a picture in their heads of how they think characters should look, and I feel like this was done really well, and they did a lovely job of capturing the atmosphere of Thornfield Hall also. Overall, I thought it was pretty good.

I liked these because it was like breathing a new life into these classic tales and it was so refreshing. I feel like a lot of people, young kids/teenagers especially, aren't drawn to classic stories because they feel as if they won't connect to the characters or whatnot, but I think these are great ways to ease kids into them. There are a bunch of other stories they've adapted into mangas, such as The Scarlet Letter and Sense and Sensibility, so I may check those out as well. If you're a fan of the classics, definitely check these out!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Current Favorites

Hello, all!

I've been loving a lot of things lately, so I figured I'd share them with you all. I've been having a really solid run with Netflix lately (we'd been on the outs for a while), so most of these are things I've been binging non-stop. So let's get into it.

1. Peaky Blinders: This show is set in the 1920s in Birmingham, England and it revolves around a crime family and how they'll stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter the consequences. Usually, I'm not super into crime dramas, but it caught my eye and I ended up binging the first 3 seasons in a weekend. Currently, there's 4 seasons on Netflix and each are only 6 episodes, so it's really not bad. Plus, Cillian Murphy who plays Tommy Shelby, the head of the clan, is such a babe in it. He gives me such Kaz Brekker vibes from Six of Crows and I love it.

2. John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous Stand Up: My roommates and I are obsessed with John Mulaney, so once we heard about his newest stand up on Netflix, we dropped everything to watch it. Lemme tell you, we had to watch it twice cause we were laughing so hard at some bits that we couldn't even focus on others. Also, it was just really good and we haven't stopped quoting it back and forth since. My favorite part was his skit about his elementary assemblies with former homicide detective J.J. Bittenbinder teaching them "STREET SMARTS". Just watch it, you won't regret it.

3. Set it Up: Now, you know I love me a good ol' rom-com and Netflix did not disappoint with this one. I can't even express how much I loved this movie. I've already watched it about 4 times and keep harassing other people to watch it as well. Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are so adorable together and the entire story just reminded me of a 90s rom-com with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks (my fave rom-com couple). Zoey's character, Harper, reminded me so much of myself at points and Glen's Charlie was just so cute. And Lucy Liu is still such a badass, I love her.

4. Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Series Blu-Ray: I love this cartoon. The characters are so fun and the storyline is great. Once the pre-sale for the blu-rays came out, I knew I had to snag it and I'm so happy with them and now I can revisit Aang and the gangs adventures whenever I want.

5. Overdrive Live-brary App: No big surprise that I'm a massive reader, so I'm a little ashamed to say how long it took me to learn about this app. Basically, it allows you to borrow ebooks from your local library and it's pretty much the best thing ever. I've been noticing a lot lately that my local library won't physically carry a book I want to read, but it's usually always available on the app instead, so it's super convenient and allows me to always have something to read. It's also really easy to borrow/download the books since it goes through my Amazon account on my Kindle, and I'm all for ease when it comes to technology because I'm such a doof when it comes to that stuff. If you have a Kindle, I'd definitely recommend checking this app out!

So that's just a few of the stuff I've been loving lately. Lemme know what some of yours are!