January 11, 2018

what i'm loving this january


It's winter in Nebraska, and that has meant super low temperatures and even lower wind chills. Thankfully, I have THINGS and ENTERTAINMENT to bring some sunshine into my world. (Oh, boy. That sounded super lame, but I can't come up with anything more clever, so moving on . . .)

Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation for any of the products mentioned below. I just really love them and wanted to share the recommendations with you in case you might love them too!

Here's what I'm loving this January:


AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream
An oversized bottle of this came in my inaugural Fab Fit Fun box, and I am a fan. Winter hit Nebraska hard just in time for the holidays, and this has saved my hands from drying out and cracking (which they were in real danger of doing). It has a nice, clean, basically odorless scent and makes my hands feel like heaven. I'd fill my bathtub with this stuff if I had enough to spare.


Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton
This was one of those presents I never expected, but it immediately became one of my all-time favorites when my sister gave this to me for Christmas. While we earned an eye-roll from one of my brothers, this book combines two of my great loves: crafting and smashing the patriarchy. I'm already dreaming up making my own "cats against catcalls" needlepoint, bra pocket, and a Ruth Bader Ginsburg puppet.


Stranger Things 2
I'm super late to the party on this one, but I finally binge-watched the second season of Stranger Things during winter break, and oh my goodness! Somehow, the creators managed to do the nearly impossible: they created a follow-up that met (and maybe even exceeded) the high expectations I had following the stellar first season. I love how this show blends nostalgia for the 80s with an intriguing storyline and compelling characters to produce a show that keeps him hitting "next episode" until I run out.


Hotel Quality Pillows
After years of wishing I had pillows as fabulous as the ones you get in swanky hotels, I received not one but two pairs of these puppies for Christmas. My life has changed. For the better. In ways I can't really explain. I'll just say that when I curled up with these for the first time, I sang a rendition of "At Last" that would have done Ella Fitzgerald proud. Don't be surprised if next year's Christmas card has a picture of me and these pillows with the words "We're Engaged" printed across them. If you think I'm exaggerating, trust me, I'm not. My life is better because these pillows are in it.


Sheba Meaty Tender Sticks
Not since the invention of yarn balls or laser pointers has there been something that so completely unites Jane and Bingley. Technically, this isn't something I personally use, but Jane and Bingley love them. Another gift from my sister, the cats perk up every time I open any kind of package in hopes I'm about to give them one of these sticks. There are so few things that both Jane and Bing enjoy, it makes me so happy to see them so happy.

That's it for this month. What are you loving?


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