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What I'm Loving Now

December is a hard month to find time to read or catch up on television shows. There's always something to do to get ready for Christmas and if I have some time, I end up pulling out Christmas movies to watch.

Stars Above

However, I was able to finish up the Stars Above audio book between cleaning the house and baking cookies. It took a little bit to get into it since it's a compilation of short stories surrounding the characters of The Lunar Chronicles. But by half way through I was hooked on the short stories, especially the last one - Something Old, Something New. I actually teared up a few times during this story. I guess it's from the attachment I have with these characters from reading all the other books in the series.

Green Tea

I've been trying to incorporate at least one cup of green tea a day. I figure this month is full of sweets and alcohol so I should squeeze in extra fruits, veggies, and healthy drink alternatives when I can.

Right now my favourite green teas are:

I might have to pick up Honeycrisp Apple from Davids Tea since it sounds similar to the Mom's Apple Pie. The Spice is Right might be my favourite green tea ever. It's incredibly spicy. Like someone threw in a handful of cinnamon hearts into your tea. I absolutely love it. Do you have a green tea you'd recommend?

I hope December is going well for you!
xo Jen


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