December 2017 Favourites

Let's skip over the "How is it 2017 over already?!" commentary and move straight into the reason why we're here - December Favourites.

FAVOURITE FOOD

I know that this isn't exciting or even original - but this month (even more than other months), I've been craving oats. Maybe it's the cold weather, or maybe it's how satiated I feel afterwards... either way, I'm even more addicted than normal.  

These aren't your grandmas mushy oats - they're topped with crisp apples, tart cranberries, crunchy granola, walnuts, and the pièce de résistance is the splash of cold almond milk on top. OH BABY. The almond milk soaks into the oats, and it's honestly so good. I can (and do) eat these every single morning. 

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FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT

This has been a staple of mine for so long that I almost didn't remember to talk about it - it's just second nature. I wish you could have seen the pure JOY on my face when I looked it up to see if it was cruelty free (I was so nervous as I was googling it, but we're good!). It's the Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner. I've used this for YEARS and can vouch that while it stays on perfectly while swimming, it's also comes off so easily with makeup remover at bed (I've also taken it off with just water and a washcloth!). 

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FAVOURITE BOOK

My mom bought Camino Island for my grandfather for his birthday and then he lent it to her, and then she lent it to me (and now I've lent it to my husband). I've never read a John Grisham book before, but it's safe to say that they're well loved by multiple generations! This book starts off very fast paced (no time for descriptions of scenery), so it sucks you in from the very beginning. My husband isn't as much of a bookworm as I am, and even he's had trouble putting it down at night.

It's technically a crime-fiction thriller, but it's also very light and an easy read. 

“A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.
     Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.
     Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.
     But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.”
— Camino Island
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What did you love in December? Let me know!