January Favorites

There is really no order to this list this month. These are some of the things that I have been loving this month. I feel like this month has been really hectic, but nothing has actually happened. You know that feeling? Anyway, here it is!

  • Kitchen Aid
    • I absolutely LOVE my kitchen aid. So much. I think Jake is enjoying it too.
  • The Greatest Showman
    • Jake and I finally went to go see this the other day and omg it was so good. I fell in love with this movie and I cannot wait until it comes out on DVD. I have also been listening to the soundtrack on repeat. It is fantastic.
  • Harry Potter
    • I have had the chance to fall back in love with some Harry Potter novels. I am re-reading the series this month and it has reminded me just how much I love these books. Especially Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. I tend to forget about these two because the movies are not my favorite, so I forget that the books are lovely. I love that reading these books again gives me the same feelings that it did the first time.
  • LuLaRoe
    • My mother introduced me to lula a few months ago and I basically live in their clothing now. We are having a party this weekend so check in next week for a LuLa haul!
  • Sous Vide
    • I have started using Jake’s sous vide a lot when I have been meal prepping and I LOVE how easy it is to cook all of my protein at the same time with none of the mess.
  • Minnie
    • My momma got a new puppy this month and she is the sweetest little dog ever! I am loving spending time with her and letting her get to know all of us. She is a rescue and had a terrible life before coming to us, so it is great to be able to make her life better.

How to have a Relaxing Evening

We all have those days where we just need to have a super chill evening and forget about the world. This is what I do when I need one of those nights.

Step one:

Glass of wine. Red or white, it doesn’t matter. As long as it tastes good, it works wonders.

Step two:

Get comfortable. I know I am lucky that I get to work from home but not everyone has that luck. So at the end of a long day, there is nothing better than getting into some comfy clothes

Step three:

Grab a blanket and a good book and take a seat on the couch. If you have a pet, cuddle with said pet. Trust me, it works wonders on making you feel better.

Step four:

Run a nice hot bath with your favorite bath stuff. Personally, I love bath bombs. I was lucky enough to receive a few for Christmas. They are a little smaller than the Lush ones that I normally get, but I combine them and use two. For nights when I want to get to sleep quickly, I add some lavender bath oil and bath salts. I also have this really great lavender soap that is lovely. I love to light lots of candles in the bathroom so that I can truly relax without having the bright lights or the noisy fan going. I like to read a book or catch up on some YouTube videos (Zoella’s vlogmas is always a great option, whether it is Christmas or not).


Step five:

Get in some comfy pjs and put on the movie that calms you down and relaxes you. For me, it is ALWAYS Pride and Prejudice. I tend to watch the BBC version. Yes it is 5 hours….no there is nothing wrong with that. I love this movie. It is absolutely fantastic

So that is how I like to relax. What are your favorite ways to relax? Let me know in the comments!