2018 Favorites

Great British Baking Show

This show really resparked my love for baking. Everyone is so pleasant, and so talented. I do miss Mary Berry and Mel and Sue on the new seasons, but as long as I can go back and rewatch the old seasons, I’m okay. Also, it’s just so delightfully British and makes me feel at home.

Anxie-T

This stuff has helped tremendously this past year. I’m so grateful for my friend Rebecca for letting me try a sample, because there have been times that I’m genuinely not sure what I would have done without it.

“Good Thing” by Leon Bridges

I’m actually listening to Leon Bridges as I type this, but if you haven’t heard this album, you absolutely need to. He’s just so brilliant and soulful and magical and this album (all of his music really) puts me in such a good mood.

ANNA Dana-20 Ballerina Flats

Finally a pair of black flats that I genuinely enjoy wearing and are adorable. I will say, I have 10″ ankles and can comfortably wear them (yes, I measured my ankles just for this post), but they do leave marks when I take them off, so if yours are much wider, they might not be super comfy for you. I do love that they dress up any outfit I wear them with and that they’re neutral enough to wear them with anything.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t completely sold on this show after watching the first few episodes, but then it just got fantastic. Shane and have drug out watching season five so we can start six as soon as it airs, but usually we’ll burn through two or three episodes at a time. It’s such good, funny, appropriate humor.

Almay Liquid Eyeliner

Y’all. I really didn’t think I’d ever find an eyeliner that would last on my oily eyelids without transferring or coming off, but thanks to Kristin, I finally did. I got the brown, because it’s not as harsh on my green eyes, and it’s just so pretty. I was also unsure about liquid eyeliner because I’ve just never had the right touch with it, but not only is this easy to apply and quick to dry, I’ve always got eye makeup remover and Q-Tips close by.

Conair Quick Blowdry Pro Air Thermal Round Brush

I really can’t say enough good things about this brush. I recently just got my hair cut much shorter (probably 3-4″ off) and I haven’t tried it on my new hair yet, but even when my hair was long, it took maybe 20 minutes to blow my super thick, super coarse head of long hair dry. Plus, who doesn’t love a good blowout?

White Converse All-Stars

Like I said in the attached post, these aren’t even close to new, but I’ve been wearing them so often lately that they feel new again. I love that they’re back in style, and that they go with pretty much everything I wear. But I mean, even if they don’t actually go with my often, I’m still gonna wear them.

Silhouette Cameo 2

Okay, but, I don’t think I was prepared for how obsessed I’d get with this thing. I will admit that I haven’t touched it much since Christmas came and went, but just knowing all the things it can and has done is astounding. Even if you don’t have one or aren’t interested in buying one, I would suggest going to check out some ideas on Pinterest or videos on YouTube of ways you can use the Silhouette Cameo.
December Favorites:

JiffyShirts.com

Not gonna lie, I genuinely didn’t expect a t-shirt wholesaler to be in my list of favorites, but Jiffy Shirts has an incredible selection of t-shirt brands, and they ship so fast. I will admit, I don’t know how they compare to other wholesalers because I haven’t tried anyone else yet, but so far, I love them.

651vinyl.com

After loads of different company recommendations in my Silhouette groups, this company popped up most frequently. After ordering with them, I totally see why. They’re inexpensive, quick, and super friendly and helpful. They have almost everything I could ever even think up, and they defintiely made gift-making/giving so much easier this year.

Cricut Easy Press 2

Let me just tell you how much easier this is to use than a stupid $7 home iron – exponentially. Now, I’m sure an actual t-shirt press would probably do a much more professional job, but the Easy Press is easy to use (hence the name), compact, quick, and doesn’t heat up my entire art room. Plus, I don’t worry that it’s going to catch everything on fire like I would with a heat press. Would absolutely recommend to anyone starting out making shirts and bags and stuff to use HTV on.

Google Home Mini

I actually got my GHM for free when I upgraded to the family plan on Spotify (which I’m pretty sure I was paying the price for anyway) and I love it. It gets such good sound for such a small little speaker, and I love that I can still use it and play music and stuff on it even when my phone is off (read: DEAD). I also like to ask it random questions throughout the day. I don’t think I’m using it to its full potential yet, but we’ll get there. Maybe.
That’s it, my loves. Those are my favorites from 2018. I hope you enjoyed this list and had a decent year, and if you didn’t well, at least it’s over. Both the list and the year.

Love,
Angel

 

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