Bingelist: Issue #01
This Week’s Bingelist is a stream-worthy entertainment guide featuring the best content from across the web that can be enjoyed wherever there is an internet connection. Figure out what to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and more.
Throughout the years I’ve realized how important it is to indulge in a little self-care. There are many ways to practice self-care like bingewatching a tv show on the weekends, watching a movie after a long day, listening to a podcast in the shower, blasting a new song while cooking dinner, reading a book before bed, or discovering a new blog. Any time you are taking the time to do something you enjoy, that is self-care and we all need it. Indulging in self-care isn’t selfish it is a necessity.
This is why I’m putting together these bingeworthy entertainment guides to share with you the books, blogs, tv series, movies, & podcasts I’ve been enjoying during my self-care routine. I’m a busy homeschooling mom of boys where most of my time is spent taking care of my family but at the end of the day after everyone has been tucked into bed I try to take a break for myself. Just a few hours at the end of the day is all I need to watch a few of my favorite YouTubers, an episode of a tv show I’m currently bingewatching, listen to a podcast while I take a relaxing bath, treat myself to a movie I’ve been wanting to see, read a new blog, or just simply a chapter in a book. It’s not a question of what to watch but what is the best show to watch right now.
I want to encourage you to take a “mom break” to be mindful of your own self-care and not just the care of others. It is so easy to get caught up in the “busy” of life, going from day to day to day. It is so important to schedule some time in the day just for you to do whatever nourishes your soul.
3 TV Series you are going to want to Watch on Netflix
The Crown- Seasons 1 and 2: the older I’ve gotten the more fascinating I have found history. In high school, I loathed social studies. I just didn’t get it nor did any of my teachers make it interesting for me so I kind of snoozed my way through to graduation. But now I can’t get enough of historical events with shows like the Crown. The Crown dives into the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal family. This eye-opening look at history will have you googling the lives of the historical people these characters are based off of.
Alias Grace: a 6 part tv-mini series. I didn’t know what to expect when going into this show. I started it on a whim and thought that I wouldn’t like it. However, one of the characters is Anna Paquin, who I’ve loved since True Blood, so I gave it a chance and I’m so glad I did. This is such a good series you’ll want to binge watch the entire series in one sitting. This one is dark and twisty with a surprising ending. The best way I can think to describe Alias Grace is that it is like a mash-up of Downton Abbey and Wentworth.
Victoria- Masterpiece on PBS- Season 2. I’m so glad that PBS has another show that I love just as much as I did with Downton Abbey. You have to catch this one either online or TV, but if you are a fan of historical period dramas you’ll like this one just as much as the Crown. It is kind of mind blowing following the story of Queen Victoria knowing that she is the great-great-grandmother of the current queen, Queen Elizabeth II. It is also interesting to compare the two periods in history to see how far society had progressed between the years.
Podcast of the Week
The Mile Higher Podcast is a fairly new podcast but don’t let that discourage you from giving it a listen. This podcast will get your mind thinking in the best kind of way. I prefer to listen/watch the podcast on YouTube but you can also subscribe to this podcast on your favorite platform.
Movie to Watch on Netflix
Aliens Among Us: Exploring Past and Present by Barry Strohm I first stumbled across Barry Strohm when I heard him as a guest during a podcast I listen to. His story is unique and different in the fact that he didn’t believe in aliens or ghosts for the majority of his life. It wasn’t until recently all of that changed. With the use of a Ouija board Barry and his wife communicate with those on the other side. The answers he is given from spirit is quite surprising. He’s been keeping track of what the spirits have revealed to him and compiled what he learned into this book. With the recent launch of a Tesla into space on board the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, I think a lot of us are curious. What’s really out there? I don’t know about you but I’m more than ready for some answers.
Blogs Worth a Look
- We Cook, We Clean & We Tend to the Children. We are Extreme Feminists—& We are Rising.
- 9 things that quiet, awkward introvert wishes you knew
- 10 plants for your moon garden
Snack of the Week
Whether it’s something homemade or a new product spotted at the grocery store, binge-watching your favorite show always calls for a snack break.
This week I tried out the new popchips nutter puffs. I was sent 3 different flavors of popchips nutter puffs from a PR company to try: peanut butter, peanut butter & honey, and peanut butter & chocolate.** My favorite out of the 3 was the peanut butter & honey. The peanut butter is unmistakable with these snacks. I felt the peanut butter & honey flavor was the best flavor choice. The tiny bit of sweetness from the honey seemed to balance out the saltiness from the peanut butter. These snacks aren’t very sweet but also are not extremely salty either. I feel they would be paired well with something a bit sweeter like fruit or a glass of vanilla milk.