My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1 & Changes to the Blog! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1 & Changes to the Blog!

Hi everyone!  To get to the fun part of the post, click here!  Otherwise, keep reading to hear about the blog changes coming up...

My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1 on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Temporary Blog Changes...

Besides the exciting changes with Do Tell Tuesday, there are going to a few temporary changes here.  Loyal readers will notice that I have a sort of schedule around here:

Well, I mentioned back in August about a big exam that I was going to study for, and that meant that I would have to scale back my 5 posts a week to probably less.  Ironically, I started to post all seven days a week as you can tell!  Well, I ended up having to postpone my test, and now it's finally time to study for the exam.

Basically, for the next 7 weeks, I probably won't be spending time coming up with as many new recipes to share.  Yes, I will most likely be eating lots of my tried-and-true recipes, like my fave Breakfast Sandwich, Caprese Salad, Fish Tacos, and Ricotta & Fruit Bowl over the next few weeks, and not whipping out new ones.  Also, I won't have as many Wednesday crafts, although I have a few in the backlog to share.  And those Weekly Wrap-Ups take a long time to write about, so those may be out for a few weeks.

However, Do Tell Tuesday, the Blogging 101 Series, Shop Small Saturday Showcase, and Sunday Synopsis will definitely be intact!  To recap, since I have less time to cook and create, Mondays & Wednesdays may be spotty over the next couple of weeks.  We'll see!


Since I don't have a recipe for you today, I wanted to share a few favorites of mine lately, some of which you might like!

My Favorites (jump to):

Cuteness Break  //  bobaepapa

I actually subscribe to this channel because I need my daily dose of cuteness!  Yerin is much older now and now she has a cute little sister Yeseo, but the videos are just as adorable as ever.

App  //  Drink Water

My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1 on Diane's Vintage Zest!

I forget to drink enough water, especially when I'm sitting down studying for the whole day.  And with the super hot weather, I need to keep hydrated!  I love the drinking sound when I click on the glass.  Download it here if you want!

Selfie // Gabriel Valenciano

I don't take selfies myself, but I love these selfie videos that dancer Gabriel Valenciano make.  They're so silly, and they're super short so you can pretty much watch all of them in a row.  :)  Oh, and it may be NSFW because of the signature ending move, which is tame but possibly not work appropriate.  The one above is only 16 seconds long, so make sure there's no one walking by, and hit play!

Oasis  //  Succulent Garden

My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Lately, my favorite oasis is my mom's succulent garden.  It's pretty all year, but I just love it even more during the summer months because she spends more time in her garden!  Maybe I'll steal a couple for some pots on my desk...

Distraction  //  The Voice

Okay, I know that we're down to the last couple of weeks, but I love The Voice.  I love singing and dancing shows, and this one is the best!  Side note: I'm happy that So You Think You Can Dance is coming back in a couple of weeks to take over when The Voice wraps up.  Anyways, I always like the underdog, so I'm pulling for Josh, but Christina is going to be tough to beat.  I remember this awesome version of DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love from a few years ago that I just loved.  Either way, all of the contestants are super talented!

Sweet Treat  //  Chupa chups

My Favorites Lately - Vol. 1 on Diane's Vintage Zest!

At Costco, they used to sell huge containers of the ice cream flavored Chupa Chups.  I was hooked!  Now that they don't sell the lollipops anymore, it's hard to find them at a reasonable price.  Well, what's better than cheap candy?  Free candy!  I won Brittany's blogiversary giveaway and one of the prizes was Chupa Chups, along with some amazing treats that I'm excited to try.  By the way, this was on my list of favorites to share even before I entered the giveaway, so yes, this is kismet!

Do you like any of my faves too?  What are you loving now?  I'm need some study breaks.  :)


  1. Thanks for sharing your win on all your social media. Lovin it!!

  2. Of course! It's exciting to win SUCH an awesome prize. :)

  3. Great organization. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.

    Debi and Charly

  4. I love The Voice and will miss Shakira on it in the upcoming seasons! :(

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. Yeah, I'll miss Shakira too. :( All of the coaches have been pretty awesome, so I'm hoping that Gwen & Pharrell are just as good. :) We'll have to chat about it when the new season starts!

  6. Agreed! Pharrell was pretty good as a mentor, so I'm thinking he'll be like Usher, but a little more tamed. LOL :) I'm not sure about Gwen...hoping she's not another Christina!


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