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Things I’m Digging 2023 Roundup

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You’ve found it! You’re here! Here is a roundup of the products, books, movies, TV and podcasts I’m digging in 2023 including links and discount codes.

I’m a girl with a lot of opinions. I’m a high low shopper, I’m picky about products and I love finding a great deal. This space is where I’ll be compiling the Things I’m Digging 2023 – lists of my favorite products, books, movies, TV, podcasts and more. These are the things I get so excited about that I text my besties because I need them to know how great they are.

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June 2023 Things I’m Digging

  • I’m beyond obsessed with my Ninja Creami – it turns nearly anything into a frozen treat (and yes, it’s completely different than a blender or a traditional ice cream maker.)
  • Our favorite bakery only sells whole loaves of unsliced bread so we needed a bread knife that didn’t tear up the loaf. I did a ton of research and landed on this one from Amazon (which is under $20.)
  • Cosx Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence. Yup, it’s made out of the trailings that snails leave. And it’s an amazing moisturizer and serum. Paul and I have both been using it for a couple of weeks and we wake up with glowy hydrated skin. Full review to come but it’s back in stock on Amazon and definitely worth trying (under $30).
  • Like a lot of you, I wrapped up watching Succession (HBO) over Memorial Day weekend and I’m now in withdrawal. I thought the final episode was perfect and I haven’t missed a show this much since Breaking Bad. If you haven’t watched the whole series, you’re in for a treat.
  • Also … Ted Lasso. The last few episodes gave me all the feels and there were so many fun throwbacks in the final episode.
  • If you haven’t seen AIR: A Story of Greatness, it’s on Amazon Prime and it was very entertaining.
  • Since I love Indian Matchmaker (Netflix), I recently watched Jewish Matchmaker (also on Netflix). I was hesitant about this series because I thought it was going to be very stereotypical and focus only on Orthodox Jews. But it actually had a ton of diversity and I loved the matchmaker Aleeza Ben Shalom. 
  • READING: Sex Talks – Five Conversations That Will Transform Your Love Life. I discovered sex therapist Vanessa Marin on the We Can Do Hard Things podcast and I am diving into her bestselling book.

May 2023 Things I’m Digging

  • You MUST watch The Diplomat on Netflix. It’s an eight-episode political thriller with a Homeland/West Wing/Tehran vibe. I thought the cliffhanger ending was a bit implausible but the rest of the series was fantastic and I can’t wait for season two.
  • Also on Netflix, don’t miss John Mulaney’s new comedy special Baby J. We saw him perform at Red Rocks a year ago and he is brilliant.
  • It’s allergy season and I’ve found that having an air filter in the bedroom really helps. I just bought this BlueAir model for my Mom and we have the slightly larger model. It’s quiet, runs constantly (if needed) and you only have to change the filter every six months. I’m definitely waking up with less congestion.
  • The No-Recipe Recipes book from the NY Times is a cookbook that I find myself referring to often as I wrestle with ye olde “what in the hell are we having for dinner” conundrum. There are TONS of great ideas with ingredients you probably already have. It’s super practical and most of the recipes are easy and quick. 
  • I’m late (very late) on this book reco, but if you haven’t read Lessons in Chemistry, it’s delightful!
  • I wasn’t sure if I’d be into Prince Harry’s book, Spare, but I loved it. If you liked watching The Crown, you’ll enjoy reading this book as it has all kinds of behind-the-scenes info on the royals. And I was surprised that Meghan doesn’t enter the picture until you’re 80% finished.
  • It’s finally warm enough to break out my outdoor pizza oven. We have the Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven and it is the BEST way to make professional quality pizza at home.

April 2023 Things I’m Digging

  1. Magnesium with Ashwaganda – As part of my ongoing quest for better sleep, I’ve been taking this magnesium supplement at bedtime for the past couple of months. It’s not a “sleeping pill” but it’s definitely helping me get more restful sleep (quantified by the stats I get from my Sleep Number bed.) Fun fact: My sleep scores are the ONLY place I can ever get better scores than my husband, but I’ll take the small victory. A bottle of 60 pills is $22 on Amazon so if you have sleep issues (and who doesn’t?) it’s worth trying. (My mom is making me tell you to check with your doctor before trying any new supplements.)
  2. Custom sweatshirt from Lingua Franca – I don’t even have this yet and I’m sharing it anyway! I’ve been following this company for eons and lusting after their gorgeous custom cashmere sweaters. So when they recently offered sweatshirts (at a much lower price point) I pounced! I will 100% be visiting their retail store the next time I’m in NYC!
  3. No Show Socks – Now that we’re all wearing dresses with sneakers, we need no show socks! I love the Lululemmon no show socks but at $12 a pair, I get VERY unhappy when they get lost in the wash. These dupes from Amazon are so much cheaper ($3/pair) and really stay in place. I’ll be ordering more.
  4. This Airfly bluetooth transmitter – It plugs into the jack on the airplane and let’s you use your wireless headphones (vs those terrible uncomfortable wired headphones they sell/give you). Check out the link for all of the other ways you can use it. It’s in my travel bag – permanently.

March 2023 Things I’m Digging

  • Loving two shows on Apple+. The first is Shrinking which chronicles the life of a therapist who recently lost his wife. It sounds like a downer but it’s actually very touching and funny. I’m also liking Dear Edward  (based on the Ann Patchett novel) about the sole survivor of a plane crash. Both shows touch on loss, love, resilience and what it means to be human.
  • I wanted to watch Poker Face when it launched on Hulu but now it’s on Peacock. I’m only one episode in, and I think it’s going to be good.
  • Don’t miss the new Chris Rock “Selective Outrage” comedy special on Netflix.
  • I just finished reading Dinner For One. It’s about an American woman who moves to Paris to marry a French man and then gets divorced and decides to stay. I love a memoir that also includes recipes!
  • Speaking of recipes, Smitten Kitchen Keepers is a GREAT cookbook.

February 2023 Things I’m Digging

  • The Academy Award nominations are out and we’re trying to watch all of the Best Picture nominees before the ceremony in March. We’ve watched five out of ten so far and I only made it 30 minutes into The Banshees of Inisherin before giving up. Have you seen it? Should I go back and watch the rest of it?
  • Glow in the F*cking Dark by Tara Schuster – This brand new book (coming out in Feb) is a follow up to the runaway hit “Buy Yourself the F*cking Lillies.” I was lucky to get an advance copy and it’s another winner. Tara’s shares honest and very practical lessons for healing your past and owning your future. All preorders will receive a complimentary workbook.
  • The Mindy Project is now on Netflix. We didn’t watch it when it originally aired and I’m loving the short, upbeat episodes. It’s the perfect “palate cleanser” show to watch before bed.
  • You’ve gotta watch Stutz on Netflix. Very good! Here’s a video I made about why I liked it.

January 2023 Things I’m Digging

  • got this gift from my hubby and this weekend I’m gonna take it on a trial run. I suspect there will be lots of treats coming soon.
  • Kaleidoscope on Netflix was my January obsession. If you haven’t seen it, this video will tell you what to expect and why it’s so unique.
  • The price of eggs is sky high but they’re still one of the cheapest sources of high-quality protein. I’ve had this Devilishly Good Egg Salad on repeat.
  • I love a good investigative journalist movie and She Said did not disappoint. It’s streaming on Peacock.
  • And if you’re not watching Abbott Elementary I don’t know what you’re waiting for. It’s comedy gold. I can’t get enough. It’s on ABC, Hulu and HBO Max.


A roundup of the products, books, movies, TV and podcasts GrownupDish is digging in 2023 including links and discount codes. | www.grownupdish.com

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