Nine Favorite Things
How is it already the last Sunday of January? This month flew by. To recap, all that really needs to be said is that it was a very cozy month. We’ve had a lot of snow, cold temperatures, and typical January days. It’s been good, not too crazy/hectic. I’ve been really focused on work things, which is exciting!
I’ve laid low travel-wise, but I’m excited to pick things back up again this week. I have a quick trip to LA for work. I’m filming something fun with Benny (Blanco) that I’m really looking forward to! Then, if everything lines up, I’ll be in New York in early February. I feel like the year is really moving again after the holidays, which makes me very happy. But having a whole month at home with nowhere to go has been nice too. There was no stress of packing or travel days, and I think what I enjoyed the most was the few days I had with just my brothers here in Colorado. They’re so much fun and always make me smile, even when I don’t want to.
I got to cook for them, hang with them, and just spend time talking, which can be really hard when you have everyone around. I also made so many phone calls this month, trying to reconnect with as many people as possible. Wishing them a happy new year, seeing how they’re doing, and just catching up. I had a couple of calls with my cousin Abby; we love to chit-chat!
Aside from that, I listened to a ton of podcasts and got a lot of work done. From cooking to plotting out my ideas. I’m happy to report I did finish up a big project that I let get pushed into the new year. And now we’re talking about new ways we can expand and do even more to bring you all the best content! I feel so energized!
And we have so much to look forward to this February. The Super Bowl is right around the corner (I really want to make wings), and Valentine’s Day is on the 14th.
I’m curious as to what recipes you’re looking for ahead of the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Do you guys enjoy celebrating these holidays? I always have fun with Valentine’s Day! As you’ve hopefully seen, I’ve already been using roses throughout my content. And Super Bowl recipes never disappoint. Let me know what you’d love to see!
Lastly, as mentioned last week, I’ve been surrounding myself with the things I love. Flowers, candles, and online shopping. At this point, it’s becoming an addiction.
Have fun today! Enjoy some favs below.
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…the Preserved Lemon Mint Bouquet I ordered. I just received these and they are so pretty. They’re making my weekend!
not loving…the Slim Metal Twisty Pens. These are super cute, but they don’t work. Not sure if I received faulty ones, but none of the pens seem to have any ink. So sad.
wanting…everything from the. So pretty.
Really into these new navy blue Adidas handball sneaker. Asher has them and they’re so cute!
Love a cozy sweater, this Madwell sweater is perfect.
listening to…Rob’s podcast too. I’m looking forward to diving through his previous episodes.. Forming a bad habit is easy, but breaking a bad habit and forming a good habit is much harder. This breaks down some easy ways to create a new habit. I enjoyed this a lot and started following
burning…ok, this is fun because I finally received all the candles I ordered last week. I splurged on two new Trudon candles, the Salta Les Belles Matieres Candle. I always hesitate to share these because I understand that they are way too expensive, but I love them and want to share them! They’re perfect for winter and they add a pop of vibrance to the home. I’m currently burning the Snif Big Flirt candle, and The Boy Smells Brocken Rosary (and it’s on sale at Bloomingdale’s!). And I’m excited to burn the Hypernature Fleurshadow Scented Candle next. In my cart is the Woodphoria Scented candle. And I just received the limited edition Chamberlain Coffee Scented candle. It smells like coffee (obviously), which is different, but I think I love it.
dreaming of going…Palm Beach. I talked about Palm Beach last week, and then Vogue came out with their Palm Beach travel guide. Now I really need to go. I’d stay at The Bazillion Court, and lunch at The Breakers – followed by some time at the pool. I’d pack both this cute bikini top and bottom and definitely this Jeanie bikini bottom + bikini top. Then, maybe even try to find time to go to the spa. I’d round the trip out with a day spent wandering up and down Worth Avenue window shopping.
loving…Eterne basics. Yes, these are higher-end basics, but the fit and materials are worth it. These tees feel so soft on your skin. I legit live in the boyfriend long sleeve. And after scrolling their website, I now need to order their oversized thermal and long-sleeve thermal.
for dinner…salad. Perfect Sunday dinner!. Creighton is always asking for this. And on the side, I’d serve and this
Everything in my cart (beauty)…makeup for dry winter skin. The Airbrush Flawless Filter, Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation, and Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 are all in my Sephora cart. Which to try first? I love the Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer and Kosas Super Creamy Brightening Concealer. I need to try this Translucent Setting Powder, I’ve heard good things about it.
I’m currently using the Saie Glowy Super Gel, but I just added the Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Highlighter to my cart. And for the lips, I love the Dior Lip Glow Oil, Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil or Lip Butter Balm, and Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment.
watching…Tarzan. Growing up, we’d watch Tarzan all the time. To this day, I still play the movie’s song, “You’ll Be In My Heart.” When I’m feeling down, it reminds me of days spent with my mom or hanging with my brothers. I didn’t even know this movie was a thing until I saw it on Netflix!
wanting…the Antrho Norma Bar Cart. I love how they styled this in the bathroom with towels below. Super cute.
thinking about…the Bala Bangles 2pc Wrist & Ankle Weight Set. I figure, why not wear these around the studio? Strengthen up my legs!
everything in my cart (high)…how cozy is this hooded shell-trimmed wool-blend fleece jacket? The price is crazy, but the jacket is cute. Also, these bead-embellished wool-blend flared ski pants. So warm and cozy looking, but not sure I would ever splurge for a ski look.
Lastly, the Prada Technical Canvas Blouson Jacket. It’s so cute.
dreaming of going…Inness. Situated between the Catskill and Shawangunk mountain ranges with 220 acres. This upstate New York hotel has a restaurant, member’s club, golfing, and other activities. I scrolled their Instagram, and it looks like the perfect relaxing weekend getaway.
following…FORM. I’m really excited to try their online strength workouts. A New Year intention of mine is to build up my strength. I would love to try and commit to more strength work 1-2 times a week. Hoping this will help. Also loving their podcast, .
shopping…these adorable Valentine’s Day hand towels. Our social media manager, Mckenzie, found them. Love them all!
2. Favorite Game Day Recipes I Love.
3. Color For the Kitchen.
cute for valentines day
everything cute from Target
4. The 1-1-1 Method.
I learned about the 1-1-1 method while listening to on The Skinny Confidential podcast. They talk about the 1-1-1 method. It’s his daily journaling practice. He said he always had a hard time journaling until he started doing this… . Towards the end of the episode, Sahil talks about
Every single evening, at the end of your work day, open up your journal (or favorite digital tool/application) and write down three simple points:
- 1 win from the day
- 1 point of tension, anxiety, or stress
- 1 point of gratitude
You can hear him discuss it here or read more on his site. I’ve found it to be a really approachable way to get into journaling. My goal was to do this every single night this week. I skipped one night, but I did get it done six nights! I ordered this notebook to help inspire me to actually write these three things out. It’s been really nice, and I’ve found a lot of peace in writing these. It’s a good way to quickly feel gratitude before going to bed.
5. The Winter Home.
All these pieces are from Shoppe Amber Interior and each piece is so unique. I love scrolling through their sight when I want to find one-of-a-kind pieces. It’s a high price point so I usually only get one thing a time, but they have such a pretty collection.
6. Inspiring Me – all the things on Pinterest.
Do you follow on Pinterest? I spend more time scrolling Pinterest than I do Instagram. It’s been one of my favorite platforms since we started the website. I love to look for home decor ideas, find quotes, travel, holiday ideas, and florals. It’s my favorite tool when I need a boost of happiness.
(find the beauty in everything, even on our darkest days)
(here for the Gucci gondola)
(let’s go to Paris)
(haters going to hate, keep smiling)
7. Favorite links i’m Loving.
…some new places to try.
…I want to subscribe to them all.
…what are your must-haves?
…yes, yes, yes – do this.
…we love Vail.
…to keep in mind.
…our minds are so powerful if used well.
…here for tights under jeans.
8. For the Aspen Ski Trip – my favorite pieces right now
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.