My Top 5

The go-to conversation starter in my inner circle as of late is what are your top 5. Top 5 movies first, which then leads into TV Shows. But, I also love to find out peoples generic top 5 things in life.  Here are mine.

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1.  Father of the Bride Part II (The part 2 part is very important. I love the first one but the second one reigns supreme)
2.  It’s Complicated
3.  You’ve Got Mail
4.  That Thing You Do
5.  Remember the Titans

TV Shows:
1.  Gilmore Girls
2.  Barefoot Contessa
3.  The Hills/Laguna Beach
4.  Parenthood
5.  Friday Night Lights


In General: 
1.  Mornings (I sleep with my blinds open because I love being woken up by the sun. I’ve been an early riser my whole life. I used to get annoyed I couldn’t sleep in and now I love it. I love mornings so much I even wrote whole posts on them you can read here and here.
2.  Washington D.C.  My love for this city will never die. 
3.  Watching Food Network (especially on Saturday mornings in bed with a cup of coffee or tea)
4.  Cooking/Baking (duh)
5.  That feeling when you slip between the covers and lay your head on your pillow after a long day. 

Your turn. Let me here it in the comments below! 


Bites While you Watch: TV Binge Edition

'Tis the season for binge watching TV shows. I think it has to do with the weather change and the feeling of winter's arrival that suddenly makes you not want to leave the couch. I also attest binge watching to happening during the busier seasons of life. Anyone else? I used to be notorious for starting a new TV show during finals week. Scandal - finals week 2013, One Tree Hill - finals week 2014. Life is crazy, but sure I'll binge 5 hour long episodes in one night...

I've done two different installations of "Bites While You Watch" seen here and here. Today's install is all about what to eat while binging TV shows on Netflix. Because what is binge watching without snacks.

And yes this post is 100% inspired by my recent obsession with all things Riverdale. If you aren't watching it jump. on. board. 

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Riverdale -- diner style milkshakes
My mouth instantly waters every-time they show the cast at Pop's sipping shakes. I'll take strawberry just like my #1 Jughead. 

Big Little Lies -- latte
With only 6 episodes, BLL is the ultimate/easiest binge watching show. Anyone else covet over the foamy lattes Jane, Madeleine and Celeste sip on at the ocean side cafe? Had me craving one during each episode. 

Gilmore Girls -- Chinese take-out, coffee and Mallomars
Basically just all the junk food + coffee. Rory and Lorelai are known for their outrageous eating habits of take out, burgers and copious amounts of coffee. Also Mallomars. They always remind me of Lorelai's birthday episode when Rory spells out Happy Birthday in Mallomars. 

This Is Us -- comfort food
Despite making you cry every episode, This Is Us also gives you the best warm fuzzy feelings the same way comfort food makes you feel. A cozy dinner like this is perfect for curling up on the couch with an episode of This is Us. 

Scandal -- red wine and popcorn
It's not an episode of Scandal if Olivia isn't pouring herself a glass of vino in her iconic long stemmed wine glasses. 

Binge, bite and enjoy!

Let Me Entertain You

The fun part of a new season is the new entertainment that comes with it. New TV shows, new (and old) movies, books, yes books, blogs, songs and more. Let's take a bite of how I've been spending/wasting my time shall we? Thanks for the post inspiration MB!

What I'm Reading ::
On my nightstand: Present Over PerfectSavour

In my mailbox monthly: Bon Appétit

In my inbox daily: The Newsette

What I'm Watching / movies ::
New releases: Sully, Girl on the Train

As I fall asleep: Dan in Real LifeYou've Got Mail (the best fall movies)

THis is Us // Starring my #1 Gilmore Crush Jess aka MIlo Ventimiglia

THis is Us // Starring my #1 Gilmore Crush Jess aka MIlo Ventimiglia

What I'm Watching / TV :: 
On Tuesdays: This is Us (WATCH IT!!! Especially if you are a fan of the the next two shows listed)

On Netflix: Gilmore Girls, Parenthood

What I'm Listening To ::
My current fav: This Girl by Kungs vs. Cookin'

All day everyday: oldies by Van Morrison

On my neighborhood walks: OKC Over Easy, Bon Appetit podcasts

What I'm Playing ::
Even though I'm no help to the team: Kickball (They just keep me on around because I bring snacks and make up cheers).

How have you been entertaining your days this fall? Next up for me, a dinner party of sorts. Something that I always plan to do and never get around to. 


To Get You Through Your Tuesday

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Clear your schedule tonight. At 8/9 central LC returns

And November 25th

Loving doing this detox yoga before bed or Saturday mornings after long Friday nights.

What does being healthy really mean?

Rose` all day, in a can

Perfect gift for a friend who is moving away, a family member in another state, or to just love on your home state. Except they don't have Oklahoma yet, so that's rude. 

Growing up is expensive.

For those times you spill coffee all over your white shirt.

This is a littler hard, considering my job revolves around social media. But I'm taking in these tips when it comes to my personal feeds. 

Sis is hosting, but here is everything you need for your Olympics viewing party.

Beware of Zika and other crazy Olympic stats.


Copper Boom

If you know where Stars Hollow is, who Amy-Sherman Palladino is and what a Gilmorism is, then stick around. If you can't answer yes to any of these questions, then this blog post probably isn't for you.
After the announcement of Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix October 1st, the Gilmore fan base has really come together and re-established our obsession with our favorite Gilmore Girls. There have been various BuzzFeed's, quizzes, articles and ABC Family marathons getting everyone ready for the brilliance that Netflix is about to bring us.
I grew up watching Gilmore Girls everyday after school at 4 o'clock on ABC Family. I'd sit on the couch eating a pint of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream, "doing my homework," and having my mom roll her eyes and say, "Annie-I've even seen this episode 100 times, turn it off and do you homework." Then I'd have to assure her, "Yes mom I have too, it's just background noise, I'm not watching, I really am doing my homework." haha jokes on you mom. 
The fact that I'm about to have access to Gilmore Girls 24/7 hasn't really set in yet. My life is about to be filled with numerous Gilmorisms, Lorelai's life lessons, episodes with Jess and Logan on repeat, watching "You Jump I Jump Jack" over and over, skipping most episodes where Dean and Rory were together, wondering if the coffee at Luke's is really that good and finally wishing I could stay the night at The Drangonfly Inn. 
Gilmore Girls was my life all of middle school and high school and it's about to be apart of my life again. I can't wait. GG was so apart of my life, Kathleen and I even dedicated a whole day one summer to pretending like we were in Gilmore Girls. We had coffee at Luke's (our house), took a trip to the video store (Blockbuster), had a cafe lunch at Westin's (McLaren's, for all you Edmonites), and, Kathleen help me if I'm making this up but I'm pretty sure we paid a visit to Grandmother's and referred to her as Emily. 
Did you know you can take a tour of the Stars Hollow set at the WB studies in LA? Ya I want to do that. 
Like most Gilmore-crazed fans, I've taken all the quizzes, read all the BuzzFeeds and taken advantage of all the ways to brush up on my GG knowledge before it airs next Wednesday. 
Some fun facts I've learned along the way...Rory actually hates coffee and would drink Coke out of her coffee cup while filming. There was almost a Jess spinoff show after he ran off to visit his dad in California. And the worst, Paris originally auditioned for the part of Rory, can you imagine?
Kathleen challenged me in the Vultures quiz yesterday, she beat me, wha wha, but we both got "Luke," as our result. I have to be honest, I was never a Luke fan, I was especially never a Luke and Lorelai fan.
Some of my favorites are:
Favorite boy from Lorelai's life...Christopher. Yes, I know, but for the sake of Rory I always wanted them to end up together.
Favorite boy from Rory's life...Jess, ah Jess!
Favortie episode...You Jump I Jump Jack. In omnia paratus.
Favorite gilmorism...Copper Boom! It comes from the episode when Rory moves into college. I just think it's a fun phrase and I surprisingly can find ways to sneak it into everyday conversations. 
In my research for this post I came across quite the collection of Rory and Lorelai pictures. Entertain yourself with seeing how they changed throughout the seasons. 




BAM! weird...what was this photoshoot for??

and this, what?

and again...Rory, you a little tired?
Sing it with me now, 
"If you're out on the road
Feeling lonely and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I'll be there on the next train
Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead"