This Week’s Bingelist: the Crown, Victoria, Alias Grace, & more! (Issue #01)

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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.

This week's Bingelist featuring The Crown, Alias Grace, Victoria, and more! (Issue #01)

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.

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.

This Weeks Bingelist: The Crown, Alias Grace, Victoria, and more! (Issue #01) - This Weeks Bingelist is a stream-worthy entertainment guide. This weekly series features the best content from across the web that can be enjoyed wherever there is an internet connection.

3 TV Series you are going to want to Bingewatch this Week

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

Currently Reading

Book Review of Aliens Among Us by Barry StrohmAliens 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 and the answers he is given are quite surprising. He’s been keeping track of what the spirits have revealed to him and has compiled what he has received so far 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 are a bit more curious as to what is really out there. I don’t know about you but I’m more than ready for some answers.

Blogs Worth a Look

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.

popchips nutter puffs- snack of the week- This Weeks Bingelist: The Crown, Alias Grace, Victoria, and more! (Issue #01) - This Weeks Bingelist is a stream-worthy entertainment guide. This weekly series features the best content from across the web that can be enjoyed wherever there is an internet connection.

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 because of the tiny bit of sweetness from the honey that 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.

What have you been bingwatching lately? Share your current favorite blog post, book, tv show, movie, or podcast episode by leaving a comment in the comment section below or tagging me on your favorite social media platform (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with the hashtag #WeeklyBingelist

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. Samples of popchips nutter puffs were provided for promotional consideration. As always, opinions are my own.
The Domestic Diva
The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a lifestyle blogger for 15 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking and the challenges of raising a family.

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  1. March 9, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Mine is PLL, pretty little liars, I’m almost done with it. Then I’m moving to the crown because I can’t help but to fall in love with any show the revolves around royalty.

  2. Niki
    March 9, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Alias Grace was SO dang good! I’m a little sad that it’s not coming back! Now, though I’m a little behind on the bandwagon, I’m binging all of the seasons of ‘Gossip Girl’ and I’m shamelessly hooked!

  3. March 10, 2018 / 8:49 am

    We are Netflix people also! I have been wondering about the Crown! We are waiting for Orange Is The New Black to come back on! And also hoping for Travelers to return.

  4. March 10, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I will need to try Alias Grace after reading your review, I had been pondering it for a while. I watched Victoria and absolutely loved it. As for the snacks, I’ve been eating the large round popchips but those peanut ones sound amazing, they remind me of something I used to eat while in Holland!

  5. March 10, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I STILL have to watch The Crown. I’ve heard of so many people watching it. Will have to check out the things you’ve listed. And you’re right, self care is so important. I try to take some time for myself each day. The nutterpuffs sound like a yummy treat to include during those times!

  6. March 10, 2018 / 9:47 am

    When I had my first child I thought “break?..I don’t need a break. This is fun!” After my second child I was like *zombie mode* for the first few weeks and then I spent time learning time management so I could get my kids on the same schedule and incorporate break times for me lol.

    Thanks for the movie/t.v show suggestions!

  7. March 10, 2018 / 10:51 am

    We agree about the importance of self-care. I love the idea of a weekly bingle list, and as I haven’t seen any of the series yet, I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow :D

  8. March 10, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    All three of those sound good! I’m putting them in queue now. I was looking for something new to watch. Thanks!

  9. March 11, 2018 / 1:00 am

    I have been wanting to watch The Crown but I didn’t get to it yet. I will add it on my series to follow list and hope to get to it soon. I’ve heard it is really good.

  10. Elizabeth O
    March 11, 2018 / 4:01 am

    Alias Grace looks really good, one to check out for sure. I really like your idea of a weekly binge list, it gives some great ideas.

  11. Jennifer Prince
    March 11, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Stop. It. I totally LOVE The Crown. I’ll give Alias Grace a try, too. I love that you wanted to watch it all at once. Great recommendations!! :)

  12. Josselyn Radillo
    March 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I keep watching the crown to like it but it didnt happen to me but i loved Alias Grace. never thought it was going to have so many twist

  13. March 13, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Have you tried watching Altered Carbon? I’ve caught it on Netflix with my girlfriend and it is quite good. The other show we liked is Stranger Things!

  14. March 13, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I’ve heard very good things about The Crown, but I just don’t think I have the time to have a binge as so so busy at the moment! When I do however, definitely watching these things!!

  15. August 30, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I love Nutter Puffs! They are so good!