Favorites of the Month #1: June

I am starting a new blog series called "Favorites of the Month!" This series will include my favorite things of the month. Each month it will vary: favorite movies, favorite drink, favorite place, favorite experience, and so on. Now welcome to the first blogpost of this series: JUNE!
TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Damon, Elena, and Stefan. *SIGHS*
I was not expecting to fancy this show. First of all, vampire culture never interested me. The Vampire Diaries came out during that whole Twilight stage. Everyone was fascinated with vampires. And of course, before you know it, hundreds of vampire books, movies, and tv shows came out. Then, on one rainy June evening, when I was hacking into my boyfriends netflix, I decided to watch the pilot. Why? I'm not really sure. Whenever I heard someone reference The Vampire Diaries, it went in one ear and out the other. But I gave it a shot. Now...I'm addicted. I haven't been so invested in a TV show since The Office. While this show is certainly about vampires...it's a lot more than that. There are three main characters: Elena, Stefan, and Damon. Stefan and Damon do not have a lot of common, other than the fact that they are both vampires and that they are brothers. Elena is the girl that they both are interested in. She looks exactly like Katherine Pierce, their 1864 lover who turned them into vampires. The three of them go through a lot together, mostly bad things, but somehow, they always end up sticking together. I love this show because there is a huge plot twist every episode, and it almost always ends with a cliffhanger. Another perk is: The actors are phenomenal. They know how to convey a lot of emotion. This show is a heavy drama, therefore, the actors must be able to foreshadow certain events with a simple glance or movement; which they do perfectly. And, as you can see by the photo, everyone is insanely attractive. Mystic Falls (the town they live in) is like a really messed up utopia. I highly suggest giving this show a shot. I'm only on the second season right now, but I plan on finishing all of the seasons. The Vampire Diaries is incredibly dark, mysterious and sexy. Come on, just watch the pilot...I bet you won't be able to stop there.
Fashion Accessory: Flower Crowns
Me with my favorite flower crown, from Charlotte Russe
June is the perfect month for flower crowns: leaving spring and starting summer! Flowers represent rebirth and new beginnings. Isn't that what summer is all about? Regardless of the season or occasion, I am almost always wearing flower crowns. I own about 7, and a lot of the times I make my own. Sometimes with real flowers, sometimes with fake flowers. They are easy to make- and they add zest to your outfit. On the left, you will see me pictured with my favorite flower crown. I like it because it goes around my whole head, opposed to just have three flowers on one side. It gives off medieval vibes, with pastel pink rosebuds, green leaves, and gold lining. A lot of the flower crowns I own are really flashy, meaning they are either too big or do not go with a lot of outfits. But this one is perfect! Flower crowns are not for everyone, but if they are for you: I suggest making your own so you can personalize it.
Chang's eggrolls! Not my photo.
Food: Eggrolls
Eggrolls were without a doubt my favorite food this June. I love how they are so crispy and crunchy on the outside, yet bursting with delicious taste and warm delicacy on the inside. I usually purchase Chang's frozen spring/eggrolls and make them myself. Veggie eggrolls, obviously. With sweet and sour sauce on the side. I can't even count how many eggrolls I ate this June, but each and everyone one of them were perfection. Yum.

Snack: Good Greens Bars
Blueberry bliss bar I had for breakfast a month ago. 
Good Greens Bars are quite literally flawless. They are packed with all the daily vitamins you need, directly from fruits and vegetables. They are vegan and non-gmo. And most importantly  they are delcious! I've tried every single flavor and there is not one I do not like. I love their slogan too: Infinitely good! As you can see by looking at the photo on the right, it has omega 3, 10g protein, 5g fiber, probiotics and antioxidants. These bars are very new, and originate in Ohio. (for once, I'm proud to be from Ohio) They recently expanded there company to Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York I believe. But if you cannot find them at a store near you, I recommend going to their website.

Movie: EPIC
Me, when I saw EPIC! :)
If you aren't a fan of animated movies, you will change your mind when you see EPIC. Me, being the transcendentalist nerd I am, loved it and saw the underlying message within it. The message was basically: We are all one. You are never alone. We are all individuals but we all stick together, working for a good cause. There is a reason you are here. You may not be able to see it, but we are all connected. Just because you can't see something, does not mean its not there. Believe in yourself, others, and have faith. This movie hit home. I cried, but I always cry at movies. The animations of the characters were so adorable, the light humor made me laugh, and the cinematography was gorgeous  There was a part where the two lead characters were riding on a deer, and the sun was setting. I felt heavenly. Plus, the queen Beyonce is in this movie. Where can you go wrong with that? Many other awesome people such as Steven Tyler, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, and that bald guy with sunglasses who pretends to be a rapper are in it as well. This movie will make you reevaluate things. It takes place in nature, and I can guarantee you it will take you on a glorious adventure. 
She is literally a cupcake. A really cute cupcake.
Fictional Character: Rachel Berry
Yeah, I said it. Rachel Berry. Yes, the one from Glee. It took me years to realize it, but, Rachel Berry and I have a whole lot in common. I seriously die of laughter every time I watch Glee because of her little quirks. I find myself saying, "I THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY." She takes life very seriously. Every outfit she wears has to be perfect and she loves coordinating her outfits. She takes her relationship with Finn very, very seriously and sometimes annoys people with it. But she doesn't care because she is deeply in love. She is so committed to her dreams of performing and becomes a complete narcissistic bitch when performance season comes around. But she doesn't care because she knows she is capable of becoming a star. I love that about her. But under all of that drama queen craziness, she is the sweetest girl, who has a wise heart. Rachel Berry makes me feel less alone in this world, and gives me hope. I resonate with her deeply and I loved re-watching episodes of Glee this June, it made me feel full of joy. 

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