holiday engagements

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Have a very sketchy iwaoi kiss meme (*¯ ³¯*)♡ This is part kiss practice, part expression practice, part i have too many feelings about iwaoi and can’t possibly satisfy the need with just one picture.

I like to think that Iwa-chan is as physical with his affection as he is when expressing other emotions <3 Oikawa is just obnoxious when it comes to pda.

Here’s a quote captured from a person waiting in line at a food bank in Vancouver, BC. At this time of year, when it’s common to see food drives happening at businesses and schools, consider two things: 

1) If you’re going to give food, don’t give crap food. Consider the mental and physical health impacts of living in poverty, having limited to no choice in what you eat, and then being handed a tiny box of unhealthy, preserved, processed food. That’s not supporting that person. Where would your mental health be at if you were in that position?

2) Work to end food banks. They’re evidence of systemic failures in our society. Throwing some cans in a box doesn’t address the inequalities and injustices that created that need. Take a look at that quote again up there. Do you think people should have to live in that position? If not, this coming year is a great opportunity to get engaged in investing your time and energy to support change instead of a canned band-aid (like a food bank). Advocate for policy change at all levels of government, volunteer with food security organizations, donate your skills to innovative organizations that are tackling poverty. 

Everything coming to Netflix in December:

December 1

  • Always (1989)
  • Angels in the Snow (2015)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Beyond Bollywood (2014)
  • Black Snake Moan (2007)
  • Chill with Bob Ross: Collection (1990)
  • Compulsion (1959)
  • The Crucible (1996)
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
  • David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
  • Dreamland (2010)
  • For the Love of Spock (2016)
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, season 2 (2015)
  • Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (2016)
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
  • Hitler: A Career (1977)
  • Holiday Engagement (2011)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • House of Wax (2006)
  • Hannibal (2001)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Merli, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Merry Kissmas (2015)
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
  • Picture Perfect (1997)
  • Rainbow Time (2016)
  • The Rock (1996)
  • Rodeo & Juliet (2015)
  • The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
  • Swept Under (2016)
  • Switchback (1997)
  • Toys (1992)
  • Uncle Nick (2015)
  • Waking Life (2001)
  • Way of the Dragon (1972)
  • We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)
  • White Girl (2016)
  • Wildflower (2016)
  • Zero Point (2014)

December 2

  • Fauda, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Hip Hop Evolution, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Pacific Heat, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 3

  • Lost & Found Music Studios, season 2 (Netflix original)

December 5

  • The Good Neighbor (2016)
  • Mad (2016)

December 6

  • Blue Jay
  • The Devil Dolls (2016)
  • Homeland (Iraq Year Zero), season 1
  • The Model (2016)
  • Reggie Watts: Spatial (Netflix original)

December 8

  • The Cuba Libre Story, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 9

  • Captive, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Cirque du Soleil Junior - Luna Petunia, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Club de Cuervos, season 2 (Netflix original)
  • Fuller House, season 2 (Netflix original)
  • Four Seasons in Havana, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Medici: Masters of Florence, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Spectral (Netflix original)
  • White Rabbit Project, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 10

  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  • Phantom of the Theater (2016)

December 11

  • Breaking a Monster (2016)

December 12

  • Ricardo O'Farrill: Christmas Special (Netflix original)

December 13

  • Colony, season 1
  • Killswitch (2016)
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
  • Nobel, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 14

  • Versailles, season 1 (2015)

December 16

  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots, season 4 (Netflix original)
  • Barry (Netflix original)
  • Call Me Francis, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Crazyhead, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • No Second Chance, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Rats (2016)

December 19

  • Miss Stevens (2016)

December 20

  • The Break, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Disorder (2015)
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (Netflix original)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, season 6 (2016)
  • Ten Percent, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 23

  • Travelers, season 1 (Netflix original)
  • Trollhunters, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 25

  • Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • When Hari Got Married (2013)

December 27

  • Ajin, season 2 (Netflix original)
  • Chasing Cameron, season 1 (Netflix original)

December 28

  • Comedy Bang! Bang!, season 5 (2016)

December 29

  • The Hollywood Shorties (2016)

December 30

  • The Eighties, season 1 (2016)

December 31

  • Big in Bollywood (2011)

And here are the top titles that are disappearing.

~Pool bed~

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ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH & FENNEL FRITTATA WITH HERB SALAD.

This post was created in partnership with Clover Organic Dairy. All opinions are my own.

Good morning from back in LA! It was a cozy and sweet week on Maui, filled with north shore rainstorms, crystalline south side beach trips, and the deep, restorative quiet of nights in Ulupalakua, where I grew up. The quiet in Ulu is transcendent, filling, steady. It simultaneously demands nothing and creates space for deep reflection. I’m in awe of the life my father and his partner Susan have created there, stillness flourishing amidst the cattle ranch and vineyards.

Susan and my father and I spent a lot of time sharing stories about our past few weeks, the state of our hearts and minds post-election, their time in a meditation retreat, joy over the news of their engagement. The holidays provide such a sweet space to come together, to ask difficult questions of ourselves, to discover the people we love anew.

Read more and get the recipe here.

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they call it the season of giving (i’m here, i’m yours) | a bawson christmas au

A year after catching his wife with another man, newly divorced Mike Lawson is desperate to skip town this holiday season. The loneliness of his empty house he can handle, but seeing the woman he loved with her new fiancé is another ordeal he refuses to suffer through. So when old friend Blip Sanders invites him to spend the holidays with his family, Mike accepts. Only, he doesn’t realize what he’s getting himself into until he arrives in a picturesque snow globe scene. He doesn’t envision engaging in holiday festivities but somehow finds himself chopping firewood and hanging wreaths. And Mike certainly doesn’t anticipate this off-the-map town mending his broken heart until he’s standing underneath the mistletoe with a certain twenty-three-year-old with aspirations greater than this place could ever satisfy.

Ginny Baker has dreamt about leaving her hometown since forever. Her big plans, however, are set aside in order to help run the family business after her father’s tragic accident. These days, she spends her time either checking in guests at the lodge and accommodating their every need or hiding in the kitchen of her best friend’s restaurant to quietly lament her dream deferred. But when she is introduced to their newest guest for the holidays, Ginny finds herself gravitated to him. Perhaps it’s because he lives on the West Coast and has actually seen and experienced what the world has to offer. Or maybe it’s because he’s in serious need of Christmas cheer. Whatever it is, he leaves Ginny both starry-eyed and hopeful for the future once again.

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How he asked:

“Connor & I have been dating for about 2 years so this was a long time coming. Little did I know Santa would give me my exact wish… We threw a Christmas party for all of our friends & family. We all ate dinner. Then the next thing I knew Santa Claus barged in. After the kids sat on his lap it was my turn. He asked me if I had been a good girl and i hesitantly said “yes”. Then he continued to ask me what I want for Christmas. I thought two things… || Either I could be a pushy girlfriend and ask for a wedding ring or else I could ask for something else. All eyes on me I finally asked for a wedding ring. || The next thing I knew Connor was on one knee asking me to marry him. I was shocked & ecstatic, instant tears filled my eyes. Little did I know I didn’t plan a Christmas party, but I planned my own engagement party! I couldn’t be happier! April 3rd couldn’t come soon enough!”

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It’s been a good week for Rob and Twigs. We saw a pic of them strolling around London last night, and dining with the family and friends on Boxing Day in Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast, about a two hour drive from London. Pics on IG show that they took their dog along and they stayed at the Sibton Park Estate, a grand Georgian Manor with big bedrooms and baths, thousands of acres of parkland for long walks, advertised as “Gatsby meets Huckleberry Finn – a decadent trip in nature.”    

There was another account of their Boxing Day outing, and confirmation that took their adorable little dog with them:
Annabelle Baldock added 4 new photos. 
“Well finally unpacked after our wonderful Christmas break, just happened to bump into Robert Pattinson on Boxing Day (although I have to admit I had no idea at the time not ever watched Twilight!). Had a little chat with him and his parents whilst Dexter had a run round with his dog.”