You know how Youtube vloggers do monthly favorites videos? Secretly I love them. I love them because they usually find an awesome range of favorite things – from foods to products to experiences. And, I am a sucker for favorite things.

I’ve started keeping an iphone list of some of my favorite things this month – and now I’m ready to sum up all the things!

Let’s talk about the phrase “all the things“. You know this phrase you hear everywhere? “All the things.” “All the food.” #allthecoffee Where did this start? I told my husband about this trend and now we say it all the time. I mean, all of the time. It’s now one of my favorite ways to talk :).

Ok, now to start. July favorites.

waffle cone

Favorite Food

My favorite food this month has been Breyer’s Waffle Cone Ice Cream. Have you had it? I never knew I could love an ice cream so much. Caramel, chocolate, creaminess. It is now our “go-to” dessert when we need a pick-me-up. We went just last night to the grocery store just for this ice cream. I think you need a pick-me-up.

mindy kalin

Favorite Book

I mentioned this before, but I listened to Mindy Kaling’s (audio book) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) and loved it! It was funny, light-hearted, but incredibly wise. Here’s a favorite:

Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.

Favorite App

I am always looking for houses in other cities. Any other cities! Because we talk about moving all the time, I kind of stalk houses with the app I have decided it’s the best realty website/app and I have decided to endorse them. Just kidding. I don’t endorse things but Elizabeth Banks does. And she said is the best too.


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Favorite Product

I bought some Bath and Body Works Japenese Cherry Blossom Body Cream and can’t believe I am just finding this scent. I found it on the “Top 5 of all times B&BW scents” shelf, so apparently everyone else knows about it but me. But, now I am glad that it is so popular because it will never leave their shelves. I’m obsessed.


Favorite Movie

Y’all. You need to see The Intouchables. I haven’t cried this much during a movie since Legend of the Fall. It is charming, funny, sweet, personal, sad, beautiful – and a true story. And amazing. Oh, it was so good. Watch it now.

garnier fructis

Favorite Hair Product

I haven’t used a ton of these new (Argan & Morrocan) oil products on my hair, but I did start using Garnier Fructis’s Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment and love it! I use it to tame frizziness, smooth out any natural waviness I have – and just to smell good! It really works well and doesn’t weigh down my hair. I totally recommend it.

fight song

Favorite Song

I can’t get enough of this song. I seriously want everything in my life to scream, “This is my fight song!” Enjoy!

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