Finally, the last of the 2015 Favorites videos (and blog posts)! I don’t know how some people have boiled the whole list down to 15 items…I clearly couldn’t even get close! These favorites can be broken down into 3 distinct categories: books, “stuff”, and recipes.
My love of reading is no secret, and I definitely have a preference to the type of books I read. I prefer to read books in a series, because I really like to get to know the characters and “spend” a lot of time with them. I also like to read mysteries more than any other genre, although if I can combine some sort of paranormal feature with a mystery, then I’m in heaven! Here are my favorite books from 2015:
I didn’t know what else to call this category–it’s just the random objects or things that I’ve discovered this year that have made my life a little better, a little easier, and a little more fun! I included two planners in this list. One is the Cozi App, which so many of you have asked about and which has made grocery shopping and planning for family events SO much easier. The other, which I feel needs justification, is the Erin Condren Planner. I know I complained about the customer service ad nauseum during my June vlogs. It still stinks…but the actual product doesn’t, and so far it has worked the best for me out of all the planners I’ve tried. You know I’m all about telling the truth, and even though I might get raked over the coals for this one, it is my favorite!
Finally, we come to recipes. I do enjoy cooking, but I’m not terribly creative–I definitely rely on recipes to get me through cooking for my family. I have a few “go-to” chefs, namely Giada de Laurentiis and Laura in the Kitchen (I think I was Italian in another life), but there are some other family favorites in there as well. One of my goals for 2016 is to put a dedicated “recipe” page on my blog, so these recipes will be easy to find for everyone. Click on the names below to get the full recipes:
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading/watching this series as much as I’ve enjoyed making them! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings all of us!