Happy January, folks! A few days late for January, but just in time to share a lot of great finds!
CURRENT 10 YEAR CHALLENGE PICS
Facebook recently reminded me that I was in Hawaii 10 years ago this week. In a fun twist of events, I volunteered to cover an event in Honolulu for work… and turned it into a vacation getaway. At the same time that I loved being in Hawaii, I remember feeling a bit uncomfortable in my skin (which wasn’t uncommon at that time.) I remember it being harder than I’d like to get around, and I remember wishing that I wasn’t so sweaty all the time.
Ten years later, I’m guessing the girl on the right wouldn’t have the same issues and as my body transforms, it’s only going to get better and better! Here’s to the next 10 years!
CURRENT TV DRAMA
I picked up a new show this month… Have y’all watched ABC’s A Million Little Things? I just binge watched it a few weeks back, based upon my friend Jaede’s strong recommendation. It’s a bit of a mystery, and mostly a story about beautiful friendships and the interconnectivity of life. This show has a very Parenthood feel to me, for those Braverman lovers out there.
CURRENT NETFLIX SHOW
Like the rest of America, I got sucked into Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. While I didn’t love the show itself, I loved the concept and the inspiration that followed. You likely know by now that I love a good closet cleanout, and Marie got me back into my closets again.
The show itself is just ok, but the techniques are brilliant. The folding of clothes into squares, the vertical storage, the simplicity of storing things in boxes, the getting rid of that which does not bring you joy? I can get behind all of these and have implemented all of the above! For me, it only took two episodes to get me inspired and on my way… watch as much as you need!
CURRENT MUSICAL MOMENT
I traveled to LA this month to see the one, the only Kelly Clarkson! When her Meaning of Life tour dates published and Denver wasn’t on the list, I took this as an opportunity to plan a getaway with one of my favorite Denver peeps! The show did not disappoint! Highly recommend seeing her live if she comes to your town, y’all.
CURRENT WEST COAST BEAUTY
I’m obsessed with the ocean, and loved that we had some time to spend on the coast. The weather was exquisite and the views even moreso. Here’s a glimpse of our time in Santa Monica – – such a beautiful evening.
CURRENT INSTAFRIEND MEETUP
While at the concert at Staples Center, I also got to meet the lovely Kelsey from @Kelsey_Gettin_Healthy on Instagram! If you’re not following her, you totally should! Love this lady… and so inspiring!
CURRENT CLOSET MAKEOVER
I decided to do a slight closet makeover (and have plans for a more dramatic makeover long term) inspired by Marie Kondo. I picked up these thin rose gold and velvet covered hangers from Amazon to replace my rainbow of plastic hangers that I’ve collected over the past twenty five years.
These hangers are thin, uniform, and look fantastic. Highly recommend them. More details here.
CURRENT NAIL POLISH
I spotted a girl at brunch wearing a pretty purplish polish, and I’ve been wearing it every since! OPI’s I Manicure for Beads has been my favorite…
CURRENT LIGHTING UPDATE
I had a living room light die this month, and had to find a replacement for it. After ordering two lamps from West Elm that arrived in terrible condition, I took a chance with an Amazon lamp that had a beautifully gold-accented shade. It’s gorgeous! Details here.
I’ve had it for months, but I’m finally reading Winter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand. I’ve been whisked away to St. John for this story, and I’m loving it so far. Be a dear and send my things… I’m never coming home.
CURRENT BEVERAGE OPTION
I haven’t gotten behind the sparkling water craze. I know I’m literally the only person that doesn’t die for LaCroix or Bubly or any of those other brands… but I just like regular water.
I did try a new water option from Hint this month, however, and I’m hooked! As part of my partnership with Sprouts, I sampled the Pineapple flavored water and quickly picked up the blood orange, pomegranate, and watermelon. Really delicious, zero calories, and refreshing!
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