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january 2015 favorites.

monthly favorites

{favorite beauty items}  

maybelline the rocket mascara – finally the mascara quest is over.  i kept trying expensive mascaras when this one was right under my nose.  i love it!

laura geller supercharged primer

revlon color stay just bitten balm stain in honey – an oldie but a goodie.

{favorite eats}

whole foods detox salad

vegetarian chili from meatless cookbook (i have it with a dollop of greek yogurt, little bit of shredded cheese, and avocado.

frittata from powerfoods cookbook


{favorite books}

call the midwife by jennifer worth – i love the pbs miniseries and i knew i would like this one!  it was sad and sweet.  there are a few more in the series and i want to read them all by the end of the year.

wild by cheryl strayed – i picked this one up again.  i’m a natural re-reader and this one is just calling my name.

little big lies by liane moriarty – i’m about halfway through.  i’m intrigued…

{favorite new music, tv shows, movies}

the fall season 2 – this is an excellent bbc/netflix series.  i LOVE crime dramas, and i’ve been waiting nearly a year for season two.  it did not disappoint.  jamie dornan is soooo creepy and yet so attractive.  it messes with your head.  the whole show messes with your head…in the best way possible.

selma was amazing.  go see it.  it’s an important part of history.

death comes to pemberley – this pbs mini series is now on netflix.  i definitely fed my jane austen addiction.

{favorite words}


live by grace


{my own favorite posts}

i’m okay being a bundle of paradoxes

what would beyonce do?

stitch fix 3

WOW – this girl can

teaching tip 52. find the balance between humor and honesty

decorating my EC planner

{favorite posts from other bloggers}

do not focus so much on the finish line that you don’t enjoy the journey by jessica smith  (yes!!!)

5 steps to improve your handwriting by paper and glam  (definitley going to work on this)

make friends with your singleness by the single woman  (sometimes i forget…)

it pisses me off that boys lose weight faster that girls by broke and bougie (i can relate and it made me LOL)

drop the “i earned it” excuse by jessica smith  (yep, needed that reminder)

my winter capsule wardrobe by unfancy

{most memorable moments – the good and bad}

signing up (and sticking to it) for a fitness blender 8 week program and being excited about it.

starting my 52 week savings challenge.  i still don’t know what i’m going to spend it on, but i’m committed to it.

my third stitch fix was awesome!

a couple of spats with friends over small (but big) issues.  i’m learning that it’s important to speak up when it doesn’t feel right and when it’s worth it to stand up for myself.

going back to church and all of the mixed feelings that brings up.

cooking a new recipe each week.  some have turned out better than others, but i haven’t hated anything.

setting goals for the new year and trying my best to stick to them even when it pushes me to do things i don’t want to do.

my second #bitcheswhobrunch with my friend jessica.

having fun with my erin condren planner.


past monthly faves:

december 2014

november 2014

october 2014

september 2014

8 thoughts on “january 2015 favorites.

  1. YAY! I was so excited when Netflix had that little “New Episodes” banner across The Fall! It is so good. We’ve been waiting to start it until we finish Lillehammer (which is also good!). I’ve also got Death at Pemberly on my list. And, call me stupid, but didn’t realize Call the Midwife was based on a book (or series). I’m so excited!

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