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Loving Lately

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Hey Everyone! I hope you're having a great Tuesday! This post is to share with you some things that I have been loving lately! The following list are some of my current favorite things, and I hope you will love them too! 

1. Food Network

How have I never discovered Food Network before??? I mean, I knew it existed, but I never watched it, and I think I may have even poked fun at people who did watch it. Boy was I wrong! It started with Cutthroat Kitchen and went on a downward spiral from there. I partially blame Netflix for having so many Food Network shows available. I've become obsessed. I even downloaded all the apps on my phone and saved over 50 of Bobby Flay's recipes. And put Giada De Laurentiis'  new cookbook on my Christmas list. If you've never watched Food Network, I suggest that you start. Because it's awesome. 

2. Yankee Candle Scent Mixing

I started working at Yankee Candle last month, and other than absolutely LOVING my job, I've been loving everything I've learned about candles. You've heard me talk about my love for candles before and read about how I have 23 of them on Asa & I's wedding registry, so learning all these awesome facts about a company that I already loved has been awesome. 

My favorite thing that I learned in orientation was "scent mixing" with our tart melts. They are little tart shaped wax blocks that come in all your favorite Yankee Candle scents. How you mix the scents is break two tarts in half (they break easy) and put half of each scent in your tart warmer, and when melted together, create their own unique scent! My two favorite combinations so far are "Macintosh" and "Salted Caramel" which ends up smelling like a Caramel Apple, and "Pink Sands" and "Soft Blanket" which ends up being a really soothing, relaxing, stress relieving smell. I can't wait to try more combinations! If you want to try this too, go to a Yankee Candle store near you, or online, and order a tart warmer (around $10) and some tarts ($1.99) and start mixing! 

Image below is the "Macintosh" and "Salted Caramel" combination! 

3. Carrie Underwood's New Album

I have loved Carrie since the day she won American Idol and have all of her albums, so when she announced her new album "Storyteller" I was wonderfully excited! I've been listening to it on repeat and am absolutely loving it. She's such a powerhouse vocalist and her range is ridiculous. If you don't like country music, you don't know what you're missing with this album. So far my favorite songs from it are "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted", "Smoke Break", "Church Bells", and "Dirty Laundry". Take a listen! It's great. 

4. Blindspot

Have you been watching this new show? My family has and we LOVE it! It's so good and different from most other cop shows I've seen. There are so many twists and turns in every episode and everything is so well thought out. The characters are all excellent and every episode leaves you wishing that it was on Netflix and you could watch the next one immediately. If you haven't watched this show yet, start now! :)

5. Adobo

Have you ever had this stuff? My Nana's hubby started putting it on chicken, so we bought some too from Costco and let me tell you, this stuff is good on EVERYTHING. Chicken, steak, burgers, mashed potatoes, omelettes, ham and cheese, spaghetti, tacos, chicken salad, EVERYTHING. I'm not kidding. It's good on everything. I haven't put it on anything that I didn't like it on. Get yourself some, and start enjoying everything you eat that much more. :) 

Those are some things that I have been loving lately! Have you been loving any of these things too? What have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments box below, I'd love to hear from you!