While everyone's out getting their Fall-enfused lattes and pumpkins, there's one thing I look forward to above all else: new Fall tv shows.

The television market is so saturated with new shows this time of year, so I wanted to share my new favorites. Seriously, they're fantastic.

The Good Place (Thursdays at 8:30pm EST on NBC)

Kristen Bell's return to network primetime and what a return it is! After one episode I was hooked on the highly entertaining quirk comedy that follows Bell's Eleanor who's accidentally sent to heaven after she dies. I know what you're thinking, where do you go from there? Well, there's a soulmate, a clown obsession (the non-threatening kind), and a whole lot of frozen yogurt to boot--and that's just the start. 

This is Us (Tuesdays at 10pm EST on NBC)

Chances are that you've heard about this tearjerker drama, but the tears are not what I'm here for. I love intertwined stories like this and since it's so impeccably cast it's easy to become invested in these characters' lives. The writing is phenomenal, coming from the writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love., and will have you hooked immediately.

No Tomorrow (Tuesdays at 9pm EST on The CW)

The unrelenting positivity and fun that No Tomorrow radiates is what keeps me coming back for more. The premise is interesting enough on its own, but the two leads are a fantastic duo and automatically make me smile every scene that they're in together. I wouldn't call it a guilty pleasure, but more of a meditation in the 'seize the day' mentality (which I wish I adhered too more, to be honest).

Speechless (Wednesdays at 8:30pm EST on ABC)

Speechless is such a refreshing family comedy with a family dynamic that I love from top to bottom. The jokes are genuinely funny and it's one I find myself cringing and yelling at the TV weekly.

What Fall shows are you crazy for this season? Hit me with them in the comments.

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Anyone who knows me is well versed in how much I'm a stickler for all things eco-friendly. Making your life more environmentally friendly can definitely seem overwhelming, but I'm here to make your life easier...at least I like to think so. Here are my quick and simple tips to making a difference for our beautiful planet.

Recycling bags are my saviors. Not only do I use them at the stores, but most are highly functional bags in their own right. Skip the plastic and gravitate towards the reusable bags. Pro-tip: if you go to any sort of convention, vendors always have loads of free ones on their tables, so I highly recommend taking advantage! It's a money and planet saver; win-win!

Donating you old clothes can seem like a drag (yes, my closet is just as packed and messy as yours), but not only will you be donating clothes to those who could rock them as new, you're also freeing your room of unnecessary items. 

Buy in bulk: a story as to why Costco/BJs is your new best friend. Not only is it a money saver (most of the time), it'll also help you reduce the amount of product packaging you're using daily.

Reusable bottles are cute, environmentally friendly, and will save you a hell of a lot of money on water bottles. When I say that I drink a lot of water, I mean that I drink it constantly. Last year, I reached a point where I was disgusted with how many water bottles I was going through (not to mention the cost), so I broke out my trusty Brita pitcher and haven't used a plastic water bottle since. Either utilizing your fridge's water dispenser or buying a long-lasting water filter pitcher will save you countless bottles in the long run.

Use your leftovers in other meals. Few things drive me crazier than food wastefulness. Seeing others throw out food that could've been eaten if proper food planning was implemented is sad. It's easy to make a larger component and repurpose it into other meals during the week. Chicken is my go-to here.

Recycle recycle recycle. Chances are that if you're questioning if something's recyclable it is. Things like batteries, phones, body wash tubes can all be recycled properly. It takes a simple Google search to find places that will take your odd items and break them down to be used again, if they're not taken in your local recycling systems.

Let me know in the comments your favorite eco-friendly tips!


This year's Golden Globes were lackluster to say the least, but there were a few shining moments.

I cringe every time...

Here are my Picks!

Kate Winslet's surprised face. She really is the greatest.

Jonah Hill being high as hell while presenting with Channing Tatum.

Aziz Ansari's being the cutest human. If you haven't watched Aziz's Netflix series Master of None yet you need to immediately!

America Ferrara and Eva Longoria speaking the truth.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg making me laugh more than I ever expected.

Jen and Amy: America's favorite BFFs.

Jen winning Best Actress in a Comedy.

Oscar Isaac winning (and being on stage) is all I ever needed from the night.

Brie Larson: Queen.

Hit me with your favorite moments in the comments!

Here are the things that made my 2015 amazing!

For Dakota Johnson, It's Never "Just A Minute" (Vogue Magazine):
                                  Dakota came onto my radar in such big ways this year. She's subtly chic and the ultimate cool girl you want to just hang out with. I can't wait to see more of her next year between How To Be Single, A Bigger Splash, and more. Here's where she first hooked me. In this simple short film, One Minute, where being chilling has never looked so good.

Ellie Goulding's Delirium
My love for Ellie Goulding knows no bounds. Delirium is filled with powerful anthems that never let up, make me want to dance, and lyrically they're absolutely stunning.


One of the biggest surprises of the year was how much I loved this film. I knew it'd be worth it for Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell, but wow, it's like a revamped version of Can't Buy Me Love. It's immediately a new favorite.

Netflix Originals
DaredevilMaster of NoneThe Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtSense8 and Jessica Jones have all been obsessions of mine throughout the year. One of the things I love most about the Netflix originals so far is that they're all so diverse, yet they all have hooked me and made me want the binge to never end.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

By far one of my favorite YA book series, made into even better films, and I can't wait for The Death Cure. There are movies that reinvigorate you, inspire you, make you want to go out there and fight the good fight; this is one of those films. Wes Ball made a sequel that improves upon the first, expanded the world, and leaves me wanting so much more in all of the best ways.

What are your favorites from this year? Let me know in the comments!

Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas!

I wanted to share my holiday screening traditions. Yes, I watch these all in the week leading up to Christmas and they're the cheeriest of my holiday lot!

The Holiday

A definite go-to, no matter the season. Everything about it is magic.

The OC Chrismukkah episodes

The holiday season always makes me nostalgic for The OC and Seth Cohen's passion for the holidays. Filled with drama, romance, and a whole lot of candles and Christmas sweaters, Chrismukkah became the holiday I wish I celebrated.

The Simpsons: Christmas With the Simpsons

Every episode on here is a classic for a reason. Hysterical and timeless.

Love Actually 

Colin Firth's love story makes me the happiest. Plus, you can't go wrong with a bit of young Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

The Office 'Benihana Christmas'

Every one of The Office Christmas episodes is fantastic, but this one stands out for all of the right reasons.

I'm off to go eat more homemade Chex Mix and watch The Holiday.

Let me know in the comments what your holiday viewing traditions are!
Happy Sunday!

Long story short, work has been taking up all of my time lately, but I'm back more reinvigorated than ever! This week's picks are everything I've been obsessing over lately.

Let's get to this week's Picks and Flicks: Catchup Edition!

Jessica Jones (Netflix)
                               Yes, I am another obsessor. I'm absolutely fascinated with Kilgrave as a villain. He's a classic 'you hate him, but he's so charming.' Kilgrave's about ten time more than that, as well.

One Direction Carpool Karaoke (The Late Late Show with James Corden):

Trust me on this, if you didn't love One Direction before, you will after this video!

Ellie Goulding's Delirium
Since it premiered at the beginning of November, I've been obsessed. Whenever I put it on I never skip a song, which is rare for me. Ellie's music is absolutely electric and it makes me endlessly happy.

Master of None (Netflix)
                              I'm such a huge Aziz fan and this series was more than I ever could've predicted. The last two episodes are so top notch that they're up there with my favorite hours of television ever.

One Direction's Made in the A.M.
The boys have done it again and this time it's by far their best album yet. Wolves is now my favorite song of theirs ever.

Ingrid Nilsen's #DIYDecember is what dreams are made of. If you're looking for fun tips on all things health, beauty, DIY, and more, check out Ingrid's playlist here!

Tune in next week for my year's end Picks and Flicks!


P.S. Have you checked out The December Slate yet? It's up!
Happy December!

Let's get to this month's Picks!

December 4th: Night Owls
                            Looks like the smartest romanic comedy in ages, starring some of my absolute favorites: Rosa Salazar and Adam Pally.

December 11th: In The Heart of the Sea
                            Ron Howard, Chris Hemsworth, and a killer whale? Count me in!

December 18th: Sisters
                            Amy and Tina automatically means that I'm in with Ike being a very welcomed bonus.

December 23rd: The Big Short
                             THE HAIR. Two hours of ALL OF THE WEIRD WIGS.

December 25th: Joy
                             Another opportunity to see powerhouse Jen? Always a yes.

December 25th: The Revenant 
I cannot wait to see Leo give himself over to this role in all of the scary ways.

Hit me with your picks in the comments!