Friday, March 11, 2016

Things I wish were on Netflix

I think I'm the last person in the world to get Netflix. I held out for the longest time because I was convinced I'd become addicted if I got it. Well I now use my sister's account and while I'm not addicted I for sure am guilty of seeing the "are you still watching" question a few too many times. I'm currently on a Gossip Girl binge and I don't really know what I'm going to do once I finish. In an effort to make it last as long as possible I've tried to limit myself to just one three episodes a day. That means I have to watch other things in-between. I've tried watching Fuller House and I'm just not loving it. Maybe because I was never in love with Full House? Any way, as I sit and scroll through the choices there are a few choices I always wish were there that just never are.

1. Beverly Hillbillies - This was one of my favorite shows when I was little. It reminds me of being little at my grandmother's house and being spoiled.

2. Zenon - By far the best Disney Chanel Movie of all time. Let's throw 2 and 3 on there too just for good measure.

3. Sex and the City - Not the movies, the television show. Sex and the City has long been one of my favorite binge watching shows so it only makes sense it be on the binge watching enabler.

4. Every Disney Princess movie - Because let's be honest just a few at a time are not enough. Binge watching them in the order they came out sounds like the perfect day off to me.

5. The entire Harry Potter series - I know ABCFamily, or whatever they're calling themselves now, has Harry Potter weekend about once a month, but that's just not enough.

6. Troop Beverly Hills - Please tell me someone else remembers this movie! The only thing that ever made me consider being a girl scout.

What do you hope to see on the coming soon list each month?


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Out West Wednesday: 4 things your wardrobe needs for a ski town

I've lived in a ski town for a little over 4 months. This is the longest I've ever gone wearing a jacket in my life. My family back home in Mississippi spent Christmas in shorts if that tells you anything about the weather that I'm accustomed to living with. One of the biggest adjustments I've had in moving here has been learning how to dress for this new weather. I've narrowed it down to 4 things your wardrobe needs for a ski town.


1. Boots - These are the number one thing I'm thankful I invested in before moving out here. Riding boots are cute, but they have zero traction. Unless you enjoy slipping on the hidden ice you'll need a pair of snow boots. I lucked out and found these Sorel boots for a steal during the ShopBop sale and I've worn them literally every day this winter.

2. Beanie - I'll admit I went a little overboard buying these when I moved out. I'd never had an excuse to own a beanie and they're relatively inexpensive so I bought about 8. In reality you only need 2, the one you'll wear all the time and a backup. If I were to buy another I'd go with this one from North Face because it's a well known solid brand and cute enough to wear everyday.

3. Coat - Obviously you need a coat to live in a ski town. I bought this bright blue Patagonia down puffer that I love! It's warm and very comfy plus I love that it's different enough that it never gets accidentally taken at the bar. Now that I've decided to stay past the end of this season I'm looking to invest in another non puffer coat similar to this trench coat or a quilted Barbour type one.

4. Under layers - I cannot even stress the importance of layering while living in a ski town. When you live in layers you need to think strategically about them; nothing bulky. My favorite are Under Armour Cold Gear. I wear then under my regular jeans and sweater going to work early in the morning and then can throw them in my bag on the way home later when it's warm. They're what I wear under my ski gear too because they wick away moisture making sure I don't get cold when I sweat from skiing all those bunny slopes. I have probably 3 pairs of leggings that I've worn continuously all winter and they've held their shape and elasticity perfectly.


Don't plan on moving to a ski town, just coming for a vacation? These are still great tips of what to pack. Also, people don't get dressed up here. A couple of cute sweaters/going out tops and skinny jeans or leggings are all you need to get through the weekends. And unless you want to get some serious side eye from the locals leave the furs at home.

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