Posts on this site may contain affiliate links.
So last month I did a post entitled, Things I can’t get enough of lately. I started the post by saying that, I know a post called “What I do to make $4,000 a month blogging would get more traffic” but I was shocked by the amount of love this post got. I guess like myself, readers like learning about new things they should try- watching, eating, listening to, drinking, etc. So I thought why not make this a regular thing? So let’s jump right into things I can’t get enough of lately May 2016.
Aquafina sparkling water
I moved jobs and apartments within the last year, so my regular shopping spots have had to adjust depending on traffic. I’ve found myself stopping into Target to pick things up for easy convenience. I am a huge sparkling water fan and flavored water fan, as I refuse to routinely drink anything with calories that isn’t a green smoothie or doesn’t have alcohol in it. I stumbled upon Aquafina sparkling water and I love it. I bought 2 cans the sparkling water- Lemon Lime Flavor and Black Cherry Dragonfruit. Within a week, I was back in Target buying a 4 pack of each. While these don’t make the alcohol/green smoothie cut, it’s okay because they are only 10 calories!
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
I don’t drink beer that often besides the overly full feelings and beer poops I get the next days, it’s not always worth the calories…unless you’re at a sporting event watching other people exercise and then the calories don’t count….that’s how it works right? But I love a good Shandy and Leinenkugel is my go to. They have several Shandy’s that I love; Grapefruit Shandy, Lemon Shandy, Summer Shandy to name a few but I just discovered their Watermelon Shandy and it’s delicious! If you’re looking for a light and tasty beverage to take to summer bbqs or crawfish boils (gross) then this will do it.
Side note: Not a fan of crawfish boils. I went to my first one last year and wanted to take them home as pets. That’s not the worst part, I can’t take the smell. I ended up throwing up because the smell!
I dunno what took me so long to hop on this train! A show with Amy Poehler at the helm starring two badass millennials in New York City?!?! It’s so funny and I see myself a little in both characters. I didn’t really think Hannibal Buress was funny until I started watching. Besides the two awesome leading ladies and show creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, they have crazy amazing guest stars; including but not limited to the aforementioned Amy Poehler, Whoopi Goldberg, Hillary Clinton, Kelly Ripa, and Tony Danza.
If you don’t already know what that stands for, then I can’t help you. Fine! Robert Downey Jr. Now this guy has had my heart since the first time I saw The Pick-Up Artist but like a fine wine RDJ has gotten so much better with time…which is ironic since he is sober. I saw Captain America this weekend and it was AMAZING! Like always, Tony Stark was there with funny witty playboy banter. And I’m definitely team #IronMan but even Chris Evans was looking damn good himself.
Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement Speech
If you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to Facebook C.O.O’s commencement speech at the Class of 2016 Berkeley graduation then you need to! Not only does she talk about the best parts of starting a new chapter but she speaks openly about dealing with the death of her husband a little more than a year ago. It is moving, motivating and mandatory listening for all the Girl Bosses out there.
As I mentioned last month I’ve been getting into podcasts lately and I am loving the ladies over at she percolates. They host two podcasts a week, an interview with an amazing female business owner and then Friday Coffee Talk where they focus on a topic and discuss together.
I listened to their podcast my entire way to and from my best friend’s wedding. That’s about 7 hours of driving! It’s that good.
Panic at The Disco’s Death of a Bachelor
So I’m at one of my favorite cafe’s writing like I often do and I hear this song that just hooks me in. I pull the words from the chores and type it in to discover its Panic Disco’s Death of a Bachelor. As someone who had a bit of an emo taste in music I was in love with Panic’s music. So I didn’t hesitate to buy the whole album on Google Play.
I love the whole album but my favorite tracks; Death of a Bachelor and Don’t Threaten Me with A Good Time.
Harden My Heart
Yes, I mean the original Quarterflash version from 1981 (before I was born). I’ve heard this song sporadically over my life and of course jammed out to the Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige version but I’d never really felt it till one day, after a bad day I heard it on the radio and was like I need this is my music collection, so I purchased it. Hi I’m Dia and I have a Google Play addiction. Now I probably listen to it at least once a day.
So my mentor Melyssa Griffin from MelyssaGriffin.com (Formerly The Nectar Collective) has been raving about this product for as long as I remember. It’s a Pinterest app that repins your Pinterest pins for you sporadically to increase your visibility, engagement and ideally Pinterest referred website traffic. There are different levels of commitment and even a free level. This way my pins are getting more attention and I don’t have to do anything.
Okay so I have been in love with this show since it premiered but since it’s Spring Premier it has really gotten back to what made it such a great show. Drama, great music and randomly awesome guest stars. Me and the boy have dubbed this the “Black Game of Thrones” because you never know what’s next.
Which brings me to my next point… Game of Thrones *SPOILERS*
This season is AMAZING (like all of them). From the rebirth of Jon Snow, his being reunited with his long lost sister Sansa, or the ONE and only Khalessi kicking ass and burning huts only to rise from the ashes like a phoenix…or a dragon I suppose. Haha.
Once Upon A Time
I fell in love with Once Upon a Time on Netflix in the Fall of 2014 watching seasons 1-3, just in time for season 4 to start. Now, to be honest, Once and I have had some up and downs post the Netflix honeymoon phase, the Frozen arch drug on way too long for my liking last season and this season I had no interest in King Arthur and as the season 5 finale approached I found myself more than half a season behind. I managed to catch up in time for the finale and I can say the love is rekindled and I can’t wait for season 6 next fall!
When I heard about the Catch last year Bethany Joy Lenz was cast in it (you know Haley from One Tree Hill) and I couldn’t wait. Then after some executive decisions she was out, as well as another actor replaced by Peter Krause (you know Adam from Parenthood). Now I really wanted to like this show, as I love all things Shonda (well I don’t know about Private Practice…), but when I watched the first episode I felt unmoved. I started the 2nd and didn’t finish. But as a loyal Shondalander I gave it another try and now I’m emotionally invested in Alice Vaughn and her gang. So if you didn’t love it the first episode, I recommend at least giving it 3 episodes.
So are you into anything on my list? What is something you can’t get enough of lately?
If you’d like to see last month’s suggestions, then check that out here.
Couldn’t read it all now? Pin for later!