February Favorites

air plant | Popcorn & ChocolateHello my lovelies! What a short and fast month February was, amirite? I swear this month like didn’t exist… Rose and I have a trip to Oregon and California planned for the beginning of March and all of a sudden that is next week. Like what?!? I thought it was still a month away… We are super excited to travel and explore new places. If anyone has any recommendations on what we should do/eat/see in Portland or San Francisco comment below! We would love to hear your suggestions. Another thing we would love to hear is what you loved through the very short and quick month of February. Here is what we just couldn’t get enough of.

Matcha latte | Popcorn & ChocolateFood:
Matcha tea! When I first tried matcha I was like no this is too thick I definitely don’t like this. Then I started to slowly crave it and finally now I cannot get enough of this deliciously creamy and wonderful tea. We have this set from David’s Tea and I’ve been loving the vanilla flavored matcha. I like to make mine with coconut milk and dip oreo’s into it. Rose likes the plain better and so far we’ve liked this grade best since it’s creamy and not too earthy.

Oreo’s: Speaking of Oreo’s… These. These. are. just. too. good. They feel slightly more natural and healthier than regs Oreo’s so I don’t feel too guilty eating them every single night for the past month. Plus, added bonus, you can have three per serving.

The_four_PLL'sTV/Movies:
Pretty Little Liars: We are a bit late to the game, but we started watching PLL from the beginning last year and are almost almost caught up to the new season. It’s been intense but we are thoroughly addicted now (Rose thought she saw Alison on the street this weekend) and won’t know what to do once we are caught up.

Room: We just watched this over the weekend and loved it. It was really intense to watch but definitely well done. I mean, Brie Larson did win an Oscar for it… so…

tillandsia | Popcorn & ChocolateRandom bits:
Perfume: Okay this comes with a bit of an (embarrassing) backstory… I was watching an interview with Shay Mitchell where she said her favorite scent is this Persian Gardens rollerball that they sell at Whole Foods. Well being the psycho Shay fan that I am, I wanted to smell like her, but once we got to Whole Foods they were sold out of that scent. We smelled all the others and I really liked this vanilla one at the time so I bought it. Every Whole Foods we went to thereafter we scouted out the perfumes until we finally found the one. Let me tell you it was well worth it because it smells amazing and now I can be just like Shay. #noshayme

hanging air plant | Popcorn & ChocolateAir plants: For Christmas, I gave Haley this awesome hanging air plant from a craft fair in Boston. I thought it was just the cutest thing and the girl who made it was super nice and made lots of cool stuff (you should check her out!). And then my mom got me a bunch of cute little air plants too! They’re so silly looking and everyone told me they were so easy to take care of… and then I killed one of mine and it was very sad and only got worse once I killed Haley’s… So you’re probably wondering why are air plants on my favorites when I can’t keep one alive? Because have you seen them?? I want to buy a bunch more and not kill them because they’re so fun to put everywhere! If anyone has the magic touch and can tell me how to take care of them properly please comment! Am I supposed to water them by spritzing them every day or am I supposed to bathe them once a week? Twice a week? For an hour? For 8 hours?

IMG_9787West Elm Vase: Rose got me this guy  for my birthday and I absolutely love to fill him up with fresh flowers. I’m also loving the whole Oh Joy for Target line -especially this painting.

Comment below what you have been loving this past month! Did you do anything fun for leap day? I might have eaten a few extra Oreo’s because, hey, it’s an extra day.

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Melting Witch Chia Seed Pudding Treats

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Today, in honor of Halloween we have a deliciously spooky treat to get you in the Halloween spirit. We have created melting witch chia seed puddings!

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

“I’m meltingggg” That’s what this witch is saying and what ran through my head the entire time we were creating this melting witch pots. Does anyone else remember that scene from the Wizard of Oz?

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

These Halloween treats were inspired in part by the melting witch and also in part to create a healthier version of the pudding gravestones I’ve seen posted on Pinterest. I love the idea of having a little Halloween treat that is also healthy and a little bit spooky.

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Once I spotted these witch legs I knew they would be a perfect addition to the melting witch pot. These hats would have been really cool too. But you could also make a little witch hat out of an Oreo and a Hershey’s kiss.

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Ingredients:

Makes 4

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey or sweetener of choice

For a flavored chia seed pudding add:

  • 1 teaspoon of matcha to make a green melting witch OR 1 tablespoon of PB2 to make a brown melting witch

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and then scoop into mason jars and put in the fridge overnight. To serve, add an extra sprinkle of matcha or PB2 to the tops of the pudding and then stick the pretzel legs in!

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Melting Witch Matcha Chia Seed Pudding | Popcorn & Chocolate

June Favorites

Helloooo summer and happy 4th of July everyone! This past month has been a hot one for us and summer has only just begun. It feels nice to be able to whip out shorts and t-shirts for the first time this year, although my pale legs have blinded a few people on my walk home. Not to mention how I’ve forgotten to shave a few times… sorry coworkers! I’ll get back into the swing of things soon enough (I hope).  Read on for what we have been loving and eating and reading and watching all throughout the past month.

Popsicle

Food: Popsicles – I have been making random fruit popsicles this whole month which meant I got to treat myself to a popsicle as an after work snack a lot. There was nothing I look forward to more than coming home to a nice cool popsicle after a long day at work (okay maybe also changing into pajamas, but popsicles were a close second). I’ve been really enjoying blended fruit, yogurt, almond milk, and a dash of honey yummy yummy! Also, a quick shoutout to Pipcorn! Rose loves this popcorn and recently they started carrying it at TJ Maxx! Woo!

Watermelon mojito

Drink:

Mojito’s – this is a little sneak peak of a post we are putting together shortly. We have been lahhhving making refreshing mojito’s all night every night. Check back soon for the recipe for this watermelon mint mojito we concocted!

Mint! We bought some mint to make those yummy mojitos but Rose has been infusing it in her water with lime and strawberries for a refreshing drink. She also steeped mint into her matcha lattes for a little bit of a minty note. So good!

nashville tv show

T.V.: Nashville – Oh my goodness this show! We have had this on our list of shows to watch for a while and finallyyyy decided to start it. It is so good so far! We are almost done with the first season and at the rate we have been watching we will soon be done with the second. Plus, we’ve been secretly jamming to the songs in the car when we go drive – boys and busses anyone??

The boys in the boat

Books:

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Okay so this is definitely not a book I would think I would like, but I absolutely loved it. It makes me want to start up crew, but not really because it sounds way too intense for me.

Me before you

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Rose has been loving this book and has not stopped talking about it all month, so much so that it is now on my list of books to read and it should be on yours as well!

Alba Botanica Sunscreen

Beauty: Alba Botanica – We’ve been loving this face wash by Alba Botanica. It’s lightly exfoliating and leaves that minty clean feeling after, you know that feeling? We’ve also been loving their sunscreen (we got this one) since it smells so good and feels natural. Especially since we’ve been on the Cape we’ve been applying and reapplying this stuff for days!

Well I hope you all enjoyed our June Favorites. Comment below with what you were loving in June!