Monday, February 29

Family Night In and What You Should Be Watching On Netflix

This post is part of a year-long partnership with the Netflix #StreamTeam

hot chocolate recipe

So what's a family night-in look like in your house? At our house it usually involves some couch-cuddling, fleece blankets, popcorn with Kerrygold butter + salt, and something all three of us can watch. Usually we all pile on one couch (plus Gemma on someone's lap) even though we have two in our living room. 
Delicious beverages are included, obviously. Meaning, a good local craft beer for Tom and I (usually something from either Tree House, Iron Duke, Trillium, or Night Shift), and some hot chocolate or Naked Green Machine juice for Carter. It's his fave. 
Carter's Favorite Chocolate Milk Recipe:
  • 1-2 T Native Forest Coconut Milk (the full fat kind)
  • 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 T Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Maple Syrup
Heat it on the stove or in the microwave, then throw it in the blender. Delicious.
So here's what's on our list for some future nights in at our house:

1. Fuller House
Why: If you have any respect for the 90s, you'll watch it as a moral obligation. Quite honestly, I have not had the time yet since starting a new job at the end of January (!), but it's on my mental "to-watch" list. I don't have high hopes for it (did I say that?) but it's just one of those things where you have to give it a chance, if only for your six-year-old self. 
How Rude. You got it dude. Cut it out. (Had to get all that out at once.)

2. Grace and Frankie
Why: So unique. Season 2 is released Friday, April 15, so you'll want to be all caught up in time for that. It's definitely not a show where you feel like, haven't I watch this 15 times before?

The characters are all the age of your grandparents, which is a nice change from the main character 20-somethings in every show ever.

3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Why: It's hilarious. Do you need another reason? 

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And now a not-so-subtle segue into life happenings.

I got a new job as an inbound marketing consultant. It's been a great transition and I'm very excited about it. I'm still working from home, which is and always has been a priority for me. It just suits my personality. You're either someone who can work remotely and ignore your dishes and laundry all day, or you aren't (and if that's the case, I don't really understand you as a person.) 

Carter is going to be 5 in a couple months, which I can't even comprehend. He's hilarious and he still has a fantastic sense of style. Or maybe I'm just good at pushing it onto him? Either way, he has strong opinions about what he wears. It took us a good two months of wearing too-small sneakers for him to decide on a pair. They had to be all green. We spent a good five times scrolling through Zappos, but none were up to par. There was always a stray black sole or white Nike swoosh to be found. Enter the lime green (called safety yellow--but we'll go with it) sneakers from Gap. Finally his toes have a little wiggle room.

boy sports outfit

We're going to Disney at the beginning of May and I can't wait for it. Fort Wilderness cabins, here we come! The magic bands have been chosen, the stroller is rented, everything is good to go. The planning has been much less stressful this year than last (which was our first time doing Disney). It really takes a while to get a feel for how everything works. I had a near panic attack last year while planning fast passes (don't judge), but now I can't wait for it. In particular, we're looking forward to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, and Tower of Terror. 

Carter's cousins are going too and I see a super-fun time for all of us with zero sleep and too much salty Disney popcorn. Bring it on!

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