1. My Erin Condren Planner: Yes, they're expensive. Yes, there's a lot of hype around them. But really, I love mine. It goes everywhere with me. I've become so much more organized because a) it's pretty and I like using it and b) I've been able to customize it for my needs. Of course I use it for the basics like appointments and events but I also use it to meal plan, for blog post ideas, and to plan my study schedule. Especially now that I'm not tied to an Outlook calendar at work (and therefore had everything electronically on my phone), this planner has been really helpful. If you want one of you're own, here's a coupon for $10 off your order. Full disclosure- Erin Condren has a great referral system so if you use my coupon, I'll get a coupon too, but that's it. I just really love mine and want to spread the love!
2. Oils: I am totally one of those people who panics about wrinkles. I've tried so many different face regimens and haven't ever been 100% satisfied with anything. After reading a billion things about people using oils for their face, I took the plunge and ordered two different ones (rose hip oil and argan oil). I'm not sure if they're making me look 19 again, but I do like the way my face feels really soft and moisturized, especially during the winter months when it normally feels so dry and rough. And don't worry, I won't become a
3. Yoga with Adriene: Since I haven't been able to run and have been struggling with tight, crunchy hips, I've been heavily focused on yoga. A while back, I searched YouTube for some yoga videos. I stumbled across Adriene and have been a fan ever since. She recently launched a 30 day yoga camp and I've been doing 2 or 3 videos each week. I love it and feel like it has really helped with my strength and flexibility. She also has a good video on yoga for runners and a specific video on hip openers. I have those on speed-dial or whatever the YouTube equivalent is!
4. Travel Trends for 2016 from Frommers: More health and wellness-focused trips? Yes please!
5. ThredUP: Have you heard of it? It's basically an online consignment store. I learned about it from Allison at Life's a Bowl. Last fall, I had a big goal to clean out my closet and really downsize my clothing. Since we don't have a consignment store for my demographic terribly close by, I tried this. It's unbelievably easy! They send you a really thick plastic bag that is about the size of a lawn and leaf bag and you add clothing, shoes, and accessories and mail it back. It takes 2-4 weeks to process your bag and then you get a payout which you can use as a credit in their online store or receive a payout via paypal. I've sent in two bags and have about $130, so not bad considering that I would have sent this stuff to goodwill otherwise. If you're interested, here's a $20 coupon for your first order. Like the EC coupon, this one also gives me a coupon as well, and I am more interested in sharing this cool concept than the coupon!
|My first shipment!|
7. Valentine's Day: I know, I know, it's very much a Hallmark holiday. But the thing is, it doesn't have to be. It doesn't have to be expensive or contrived or obligatory. It doesn't necessarily mean over-priced dinners at a restaurant, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, silly stuffed animals, and the like. We're not planning to do anything terribly extravagant. I usually make some cards and we plan a fun activity to enjoy together.
|From last year: I decorated the bathroom mirror with cheesy conversation |
hearts, we made a nice brunch, I made some yummy treats, and Adam planned
a "speak easy" in our very own kitchen with some fun cocktails.
What's rocking your February?