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A Month of Faves: A Few of My Favorite Things in 2015


What are my personal bests of 2015? It’s safe to assume everything about my trip to England and Greece is high on the list, but I had some other great things come into my life this year as well. Here are some of my favorites:

Favorite Tea(s): Cranberry Blood Orange Black Tea and Hot Apple Cider Tea

Favorite Concert: Pentatonix!

Favorite Weekend: Aside from every weekend in Europe, the best weekend of the year was having friends up to my parents’ cabin in June. It was perfect.

favorite weekend

Favorite New Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice from Iowa Girl Eats

Favorite Craft Project: I learned to make a Katniss Cowl!

Favorite Appliance: We grilled out a lot this summer, it was awesome.

favorite appliance

Favorite Soundtrack: Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording

Favorite Playlist: This is a tie between Songs for Editing by Stephen Thompson and Throwback Dance Party from Spotify

Favorite Meal: Afternoon Tea at The Orangery

favorite meal

Favorite Board Game: King of Tokyo

Favorite New Tumblr: Elect Hamilton

Favorite Cocktail: Rhubarb Streisand (leatherbee gin, rhubarb, lemon and bubbles) 

favorite cocktail

Favorite New Hobby: Coloring!

Favorite Bookstore: Foyle’s flagship store on Charing Cross Road – five stories, four miles of shelves, 200,000 books. Amazing.

Favorite View: The Mediterranean Sea from our hotel on Poros. I will never get over this view, or forget the experience of seeing this for the first time. Life goal achieved. 

favorite view

A Month of Faves is a blogging event hosted by Tanya Patrice (Girlxoxo.com), Traveling with T, and Andi (Estella’s Revenge). You can find more on Twitter at #AMonthofFaves.

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  • Andi December 3, 2015, 4:03 pm

    There’s so much good stuff here I don’t even know where to start. All the travel looks simply heavenly. I’d give a kidney to go back to the beach right now…even at this time of year.

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:44 pm

      I am already plotting my next warm weather vacation 🙂

  • BermudaOnion (Kathy) December 3, 2015, 9:15 pm

    I just printed out that soup recipe. It looks easy and sounds great!

  • Laurie C December 4, 2015, 6:17 am

    A great way to look back over your year! I have been so wrapped up in work stuff that it’s all I think about, so I should do this, too, to remind me of all the good things outside of work! (I’d never heard of Pentatonix, showing my age, I guess) but I especially liked seeing the photos from some of your 2015 posts again!

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:45 pm

      It was a nice exercise to look back on the year and remember some of the best things — there was a lot of stuff I’d forgotten about!

  • susan December 4, 2015, 5:15 pm

    That view on the Mediterranean is amazing! What is the name of that hotel? Maybe I’ll get there someday

  • Jennine G December 5, 2015, 11:31 pm

    Ah, I see Angry Orchard there…just telling the hubby tonight I wanted to try it, but we were at Sam’s Club and I didn’t want to buy a huge case of something I’ve never tasted! Lol

    And that view – wow!

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:46 pm

      Angry Orchard is my favorite cider right now. Their seasonal flavors have been good this year.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End December 6, 2015, 8:41 am

    Ahahaha, I wonder how many people have included the Hamilton cast recording on their list of yearly faves. I definitely would! I would include it in as many categories as possible. :p

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:47 pm

      Basically all of the bloggers I follow, for sure 🙂

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