Favorite Songs of 2017

We are just about halfway through Blogmas (Day 12 to be exact) and I appreciate every single one of you that has kept up with daily posts and even left comments along the way. I’ll continuously thank you all. Anytime someone reads what I write, I still get excited like a little kid. Alright, enough sappy stuff, let’s get into today’s blog post. I’m sharing all my music favs of 2017. Let’s get into it.

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What I’m Loving in 2017 | April – June

We are entering the second half of 2017. It’s crazy how fast the year has gone by and it’s that time again for my collective favorites. It’s easier to share what I’m loving over a span of a few months versus one month. Sometimes, nothing new is on my radar for a particular month which leaves nothing to share. This ‘What I’m Loving’ series features my quarterly favorites.

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Sound Off: BEYONCÉ PREGNANT WITH TWINS!

Yes, I am that person that had to run to my blog to share my excitement of Beyoncé being pregnant with not ONE, but TWO babies! QUEEN BEY IS HAVING TWINS! Now, if you’re not a loyal member of the Bey Hive than something like this would just be, “oh, another celebrity pregnancy.” BUT THIS IS BEYONCÉ!

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May Favorites | NCIS, Music, & YouTube

So long May. It’s crazy that we are halfway through June and Summer Sixteen is right around the corner. As usual, I wanted to share my monthly favorites. This month I have a TV favorite, a couple YouTubers, and of course music. Let’s get into it. As always, be sure to click the highlights links throughout the post.

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March Favorites

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS! I managed to make it through the entire day without any jokes on me. Cheers to that. I wanted to share my March favorites which isn’t that much PLUS what I would’ve like to accomplish this month. 

EDITING 

I came across Canva at the top of the year and it is definitely an essential for me in creating thumbnails for my posts. In addition to Canva, I’m a huge fan of Polyvore and I like to combine the two. No sense in hiding what you use. If it works, share it. Everyone has their own creativity within. USE IT!

TV

I’m still obsessed with NCIS and I’ve actually started watching the show over on Netflix. I plan to buy the entire series before the year is over. Preferably around Black Friday when the price drops to $10 a season. Anywho, I’m sad that Michael Weatherly (Dinozzo) will be leaving at the end of the season which is next month. Speaking of people leaving shows, I had no idea that Shemar Moore (Morgan) from Criminal Minds was leaving. The ending of that episode was just so sad. 

MUSIC 

Just like I shared in January and February, I’ve been compiling a list I’ve been compiling a list of music favorites for the year. I’ve actually been listening to the Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ plus Taylor Swifts ‘New Romantics’ on rotation, but new to the list include:

  • Desiigner – ‘Panda’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Company’
  • Kent Jones – ‘Don’t Mind’ 
  • Rachel Platten – ‘Fight Song’

Aside from what I’ve enjoyed this month, there’s a lot I would have liked to accomplish. 

  • More job searches.
  • Starting a new book.
  • Daily devotions!
  • More videos. I’m tired of the repetitious planner vids.
  • Better eating habits PLUS daily workouts.
  • Better money management. 

I think it’s essential in taking note of what you would have liked to accomplish in a month to start you up for the upcoming month. I know that I would like a new job by June as well as losing weight and getting in shape for a fall lung cancer run. Taking action with these steps and really focusing on what I want to accomplish is a great start to the month. I’ll be able to prioritize better for sure.

Cheers to a productive April and be sure to check out my playlist below!

January 2016 Favorites

January 2016 has been an amazing start to a new year and I’ve fallen in love with a lot of stuff, but I’ve separated my favorites into two categories: fashion and entertainment. Click here for my 2015 obsessionsLet’s get into fashion first.

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I’ve been loving to layer and a lot of my favorites revolve around that. I love my plaid shirts and right now I only have 3 and I’d like to add a black/white/grey one along with a black/red one. Then there’s the turtle neck trend. Modernly known as the “mock neck.” I prefer for mine to be ribbed opposed to the typical cotton shirt. I need to a grey one for sure.

I also have been loving basic long-sleeved shirts, preferably crew necks. I like v neck t-shirts, but as far as long sleeved I just prefer crew necks. I definitely need to buy a black one soon. Lastly as far as layering are these tanks that i have and unfortunately I don’t know the brand at all. I love these because they’re long and if I’m wearing leggings they’re long enough to cover my bottom.

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My last fashion favorite for the month are my Timbs. I’ve had them for about 8 or 9 years now and they’re my STAPLE for winter. I wear them with any and everything. They just work. Eventually I want to get a new pair, but I just can’t let these go. Links to similar styles mentioned are below:

3044178-inline-i-1-la-la-anthonys-power-playbook-lessons-on-success-from-a-woman-who-wins-at-liMoving on to entertainment I have a book, a TV show, plus music. First up for the book, I loved reading and taking notes on La La Anthony’s “The Power Playbook.It will be the first installment to my ‘Chaotic Reads’ series so be on the lookout for that. As for a TV show, Netflix comes through again. I fell in love with ‘Fixer Upper’ which is similar to ‘Flip or Flop’ and ‘Property Brothers.’ I just love the vibe of this show so much more.

Lastly, it just wouldn’t be a favorites list for me without music right? Right. I’ve created a playlist on Spotify that I’ll be adding to frequently to highlight all of my music favs. If I had to pick just one song from my list as #1 favorite, I’d have to go with Yo Gotti’s ‘Down in the DM.’ I freaking love that song. Check out the playlist below:

 

Sound Off: Beyoncè’s ‘Formation’

I was pondering whether or not to write about Beyoncè‘s latest single ‘Formation.’ It’s all over Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. It’s everywhere. I mean, it’s BEYONCÈ (Oprah voice). No this isn’t a video review. While the visual was dope, I wanted to focus more so on the lyrics.

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2015 Summer Favorites

Although Fall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd which means there’s a good two weeks left of Summer, I wanted to share my Summer favorites from music to YouTubers, my top 3 planner layouts and my latest TV obsessions. Be sure to check out both my May & June favorites and my 2014 Summer favs below:

So I wanted to break up my favorites month by month, but since I never got around to doing one for July I figured I’d combine the two. Starting off with music there’s not much that caught my attention. Of course I have my Summer Vibes playlist, but as for songs that have been on rotation there’s nothing really new. I have been loving:

  • Walk the Moon, ‘Shut Up & Dance’
  • Drake, ‘Back to Back’
  • The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’
  • Mark Ronson x Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
  • Fifth Harmony x Kid Ink, ‘Worth It’

The beef between Drake and Meek Mill (read my reaction HERE) was quite entertaining and I’ve been debating on whether I want to spill my dislike on “Omeeka.” Maybe. Moving on, enjoy my Summer Vibes playlist below:

Next up, YouTube! I’ve really enjoyed making videos this Summer and it’s fun when I can just turn on the camera and share whatever with the world. It’s really fun for me. My goal between for the remainder of the year is to add more vlogging. As for my favorite YouTubers, I have quite a list, but I’ve narrowed it down and noted what I watch each YouTuber for:

So since I’ve been making at least ONE YouTube video a week, I have fallen in love with my planner again throughout August. During the end of July, I really wasn’t into my planner spreads. Then I started to use the Darice sticker books that I had purhcased from Michaels and I’m in love all over again. I’ll be sharing all of my planner layouts on my Instagram, but here are my top 3 of the Summer. Click each pic to go directly to that particular Plan With Me. Also be enjoy my planner playlist below:

+Planner Used: Mambi "The Happy Planner" +GlamPlanning 4th of July Weekly Kit +TheSassyPlanner Trash Cans +Dollar Tree Paper Tape +Hobby Lobby Movie Sticker  +ThePaperlyBowtique  +Wendaful Water Tracker Printable +MAMBI "Song on Loop This Week" Printable

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Lastly, I have a new TV obsession. In June it was Hawaii Five-0 that I discovered on Netflix and binge watched over the course of two weeks. Since I’ve made the switch from Comcast to Fios, I have a new found love for HGTV. In particular, “Love it or List It,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Property Brothers.” I’ve always had a thing for people fixing up houses and the design of it all, but now I’m on this kick and those three are my new craze.

I’m so excited Fall is almost here because I am more than ready for Shonda Rhimes Thursdays and my crime shows like Criminal Minds, the second season of NCIS: New Orleans, and of course Hawaii Five-0. I’m also looking forward to Modern Family and Blackish. Lastly, I hope Scream Queens will be good.

MTV VMA Instagram Moments

The 2015 MTV VMAs aired last night, ,and in case you missed it there were plenty of hashtags on Instagram to keep you up to speed. Congrats to all the winners including:

  • Best Female Video / Pop Video / Collaboration: Taylor Swift, ‘Bad Blood’
  • Best Male Video: Mark Ronson x Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’
  • Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap, ‘Trap Queen’
  • Best Editing: Beyoncé, ‘7/11’

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This Week In Music (V.41): New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + More

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. There’s so music that I’d like to highlight along with my take on the “new” sound of music. Click HERE to check out my previous edition and let’s get into this week.

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