Monthly Favorites & Sharing Love

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Health, Lifestyle
on January 25, 2017

Hey January, Where’d You Go?

But really? How are we already at the end of the first month of 2017? It doesn’t help that it’s January, yet the weather has been acting like it’s March—so I’m all sorts of disoriented with the new year so far!

Today, I’m sharing some things that I have been loving this month and sharing some posts from bloggers I have loved throughout each month as well. Make sure to leave a comment below telling me what you have been loving this month. Also, leave your favorite post from January, so I have some reading to catch up on over the weekend.

What I’ve been loving this month:

1| New Girl 

Why has it taken me this long to watch New Girl on Netflix?! I am in love with this show; and I’m not going to lie…it has been the reason for a lot of my lack of productivity some nights. Let’s be real, we all have lied and said we were going to do 10 things in an hour, but then we watch two episodes instead. It happens. Anyway, leave your Netflix recommendations below because we’re almost done catching up with the seasons.

2| Salads

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “she can’t be normal if she likes salads.” Hear me out. I’ve been making my salads more fun, exciting and enjoyable to east. TBH, I’ve been looking forward to making unique mixes every week with different ingredients. Now, salads have been what I’ve eating a ton of in January.

3| Essie in Muchi Muchi (104)

There was a period of six months where I would never paint my nails because I’m far too lazy for the upkeep that follows. (Please tell me there are other people who pick off ALL their nail polish once they see one chip because girl, same!) Once I bought this shade, you can’t even notice if there’s a small chip, which means I’m not driving myself crazy after a few days of painting my nails.

4| 52 Lists Project

If you know me, you’ll know that lists are my everything. I feel joy as I cross of the items on that list. (P.S. I am that girl who has written down something I’ve already done JUST so I can cross it off. It’s fine.) This book is 52 different lists you do every week throughout the year, and I love that it is broken down by seasons. This is part of my Sunday morning routine with a fresh cup of coffee and I have been loving it!

5| Taylor Jenkins Reids 

Guys, I read three books this month; and I don’t feel once ounce of shame! “Maybe in Another Life,” “After I do,” and “Forever, Interrupted” are all amazing! I read each book in one sitting, and I love when I’m able to pick up books that are page-turners, and you simply can’t put them down! Leave a comment below telling me what books you’ve been reading recently!

Sharing Love:

1| 28 Productive + Free Things You Can Do Instead of Watching Netflix

Because let’s be honest, I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has been unproductive and has watched too much Netflix this month, right!? Carolyn has some awesome options if you’re looking to do something other than binge-watch Netflix and that won’t break the bank!

2| How to Use Boardbooster and Tailwind to Increase Your Traffic

Jenny is amazing when it comes to explaining the pros and cons of certain tools for your website, social media, etc. I love heading over to her blog to learn a little more about tools and resources that can help me with my blog! Good thing I did because I’m hoping to learn more about SEO, traffic increase, etc. If you’re interested in learning more, head over to her blog!

3| 5 Conversations to Have Before Getting Engaged

Rachel brought up some amazing conversations that you NEED to talk about with your SO before you consider getting engaged. (Before I get a flood of comments, no I am not engaged—but I thought this post was very important). I know many people think they’re on the same page with these topics, but you might be surprised. I’m happy to say that Josh and I are pretty open when discussing big things like this; and we’re on the same page with all of them.

4| Essential Tips for an Organized Mind

If you know me, you know that I love reading anything and everything that has to do with organization! I love Erin’s post because I know that I have found so much help with keeping a planner and keeping a clean, organized workspace. She also taught me about brain dumps, which I have been loving!

5| How to Gain Genuine Instagram Followers

I love Cara’s post on how to gain genuine Instagram followers! I found her tips very helpful and they definitely helped me understand how I can improve my Instagram altogether. Personally, I want to work on building my cohesive feed and making sure I comment/follow/like people in my niche!

What have you been loving this month and what blog posts you have loved this month, so that I can catch up on your favorites! Make sure to leave a comment below!

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  • Thanks for including me in your fave monthly posts! I’m truly glad you found the post helpful and don’t hesitate to ever reach out if you have any other questions regarding Insta! Also, New Girl is amazing! I love that show! 🙂

  • jennadesigns

    Sounds like you’ve been busy! Great resources for other bloggers in your list. I’m off to check a couple out!

  • Wendie Schneider

    OK I was looking for a new series…I’m going to have to check out New Girl!

  • I love Lost, Gosdip Girl and Parenthood!!! All great addictions! ?

  • First off love New girl too. and totally agree with @adrienneatbentleylikethe:disqus , parenthood and gossip girl are amazing!

    Secondly, thank you so much for shouting out my article!! so happy you enjoyed it!!

  • I have never watched New Girl before. I’ve heard it was good though. I love salads as well so I don’t think you’re weird at all for that. Lots of great posts you picked out. I read all of them.

  • I’m totally digging salads right now too which is really surprising because my sweet tooth is ridiculous! I love the sharing love aspect of your post! I clicked on post of them to check them out. As a blogger, I find that as a really cool way to collaborate- totally never thought of it but just might have to copy sometime if that’s okay!

  • Tara Berries

    I enjoy watching The New Girl as well!

  • I used to LOVE watching New Girl when I was in college. I’ve heard of the 52 Lists books; the happiness one is catching my eye! Thanks for the links to other posts! I always love catching up on what other bloggers are reading.

  • You’re too sweet for sharing my post, Kiara! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Also, a few books by Taylor Jenkins Reids have been on my list for quite some time – now I totally need to check them out.

  • Reeni Geiser

    I also love salads and New Girl! 🙂 I am going to have to try the 52 Lists Book since it sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • I used to watch New Girl as well. Can’t remember why I gave up watching thought… I think that Jess is simply not “my type” of girl.

    Cristina | *janded

  • Salads are so much better if you mix a little pleasure in there, as well! I like adding bacon bits, egg whites, and avocado slices to spice it up.

  • Courtney Patterson

    I too have been on a salad kick as of late although I will admit, they’re not always the healthiest haha. I looooooove bacon bits, eggs and lots of cheese on mine. Life’s too short to eat boring salads, right?

  • I did the 52 Lists Project last year after I received it as a gift! It was a nice way to journal my lists and remind myself to be grateful. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Cassie

    I love reading posts about what people love! It’s such a neat way to get to know someone a little better.
    And girl, trust me, I’m notorious for picking off my nail polish if there’s just the smallest little chip. That’s why I switched to gel polish/shellac!

  • I do the same thing with my nail polish! The problem is, I LOVE bright colored nails! But I do like pastel pinks. I have one that is similar to muchi muchi, but it is a little brighter and still shows chips. Should have gone with yours. haha.

  • I’m wondering where January went too!! I’ve been eating a lot of salads too – I love them!

  • I’ve been eating a lot of carrot sticks and greek yogurt dill dip this month and I’ve been loving it! It’s been a great snack! And I am so glad you love the 52 lists project – I can’t wait to tell Moorea that another one of my friends is loving her book!

  • Candy Kage

    I can’t seem to get enough soup and salad here lately. Been decluttering around my house.

  • Leah

    Love this post idea! Especially the sharing part. Fantastic!

  • Neely

    Taylor Jenkins Reid is my fav! I acually just got an ARC of her book that comes out this summer! Also 52 lists is a favorite of mine as well!

  • Stephanay Jnote

    I love that you share things that you love and other people’s blogs that you appreciate. You seem like such a down to earth and cool person. God bless the rest of your year.

  • Shani Ogden

    This is a great round up of the month! I read some of the same posts you did and was definitely inspired!

  • Kristen Lawler

    Muchi Muchi is one of my favorites!

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