Top 5 Random Videos I obsessively watch on YouTube

1.  Apartment Tours

I’m nosy, especially when it comes to home decor. There’s a reason I love apartment therapy and that HGTV is the background sound to my home life, I love to see how people style their spaces. So it wasn’t long until I randomly discovered apartment/home tours on YouTube.  I’ll admit many of the apartments rely heavily on IKEA for decor, but everyone has different taste so it can be fun to see how people style those pieces. There are some that are more unique, like the ones above, which are always nice to find. But I’ve seriously found myself watching apartment tours on repeat for way longer than I should.                              

2. Thrift Hauls

I enjoy looking at what people find at thrift stores/ flea markets. Watching thrift hauls really gets my thrifting mojo going and fulfills that thrill for times when I’m not in the mood to thrift or can’t for whatever reason.

3. Lookbooks

Lookbooks are fun simply to see the outfits people put together, but it’s also a good place to find some outfit inspiration. There have been times when I’m unsure how to style an item and have turned to lookbooks for inspiration, they can be very helpful.

4. Thrift / Flea Market shopping videos

These videos are even better than thrift hauls as the people take you with them to thrift stores/ flea markets. It’s fun to see what other people are looking for at the thrifts. I follow some YouTubers that do these videos that search for things I know little or nothing about and don’t collect, but it’s still fun to learn about what they’re into and see what they find. For example Pat from Pat the NES Punk searches for retro video games and toys at Flea Markets around his San Diego home and Lazy Game Reviews thrifts for vintage video games, PC games, old computers, computer accessories, as well as other vintage electronics. Will I collect these things? prolly not, but it’s fun to learn more about them and get a secondhand thrift high.

5. Daily/ weekly Vlogs

I love a good reality show and Vlogs are basically self-made reality shows, with slightly less drama. For some reason even mundane things like grocery shopping or what the person is watching on TV can be interesting in a vlog. I think vlogs can satisfy that voyeur side we all have.

These are a few of my favorite things (this week)

1. Happiness is only a Hair flip away!  I watched  Cris Crocker’s (of leave Britney Alone viral video fame) documentary Me at the Zoo last weekend and it was actually pretty good. I didn’t know if it would be  interesting since I only knew Cris Crocker from the Britney video but it was actually really interesting. I learned  a lot about youtube, like that certain people with a lot of hits on their videos get invited by Google to basically get paid for their videos. For some videos, the video poster gets paid some amount every time someone clicks on those ads that pop up over their video. Anyway he has an interesting life and you kind of understand why he was so impassioned about Britney Spears. You also get to see a lot of his videos. This one is my favorite:

2. 10 things that Make Jonathan Adler Happy.  As it’s 4th of July week nothing is on TV. So I randomly recorded this 10 things that make me Happy show on Bravo. The first part of the show is about Kyle Richards’ favorite things, which was kind of boring, but the second is Jonathan Adler and his list is really cool. My favorite thing of his was this random burlap George Washington bust he and his husband picked up at an antique store. It’s so cool and super weird. Anyway if you can you should totally watch it for the burlap George, gratuitous dog shots and the adorable couple that is Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler. 
 3. Olympic Trials. I would say the Olympics but they haven’t started yet, but they’ll definitely be on another list. The few times I get super patriotic are on the 4th of July and during international competitive sports. I’m not really sure why I’m so into the Olympics, but I am. Last week I watched some of the swimming trials and of course the gymnastics trials. Gymnastics is my favorite sport at the summer olympics and one I watch if it’s on TV on non-olympic years as well. This year I’m super excited by the diversity on the USA’s olympic gymnastics teams. John Orozco, Gabby Douglas, Danelle Layva and Kyla Ross are all representing this year. This isn’t to say I wouldn’t be excited if both teams were all white, it’s just nice to see more diversity on our teams!
2012 US Gymnastics Olympic Team (Source)

4.  Megan Draper’s Style. I know Mad Men ended last month, but I never got around to doing and end of season post so this will have to suffice. This season we got to actually learn more about Megan and we also got to see her awesome style. Megan’s style is very mod and very cool. Anyway here are a few of my favorite Megan outfits:

* All images via Pinterest, Google and AMC

5. 90’s R&B. I watched VH1’s 40 greatest R&B songs of the 90’s countdown ( you can see the list here) a few days ago and now I’ve been having a serious craving for nothing but 90’s R&B. I’m in the middle of making a playlist on itunes and downloading some of the songs. Here are a few of my favorites: