I answered most of the questions from the prompt below, so read on to see what's been going on behind the scenes this January.
A few months ago my neighbor told me about these Taylor Farms salad bags:
What I'm looking forward to next month:
My 17th Wedding Anniversary is next month and although we don't celebrate in spectacular fashion with extravagant gifts or trips or whatever, it's still something that makes me proud and happy to commemorate. I don't post a lot about my husband here just so he can maintain his privacy, but he is definitely my number one supporter behind the scenes of the blog and I doubt I would have even started blogging without his encouragement.
What I'm loving:
My family and friends who have been my rock in coping with grief. The most painful, profound emotional experience of my life (shared here) has given me a deeper love and stronger bond than ever with my siblings, their spouses, and my best friend. I love them beyond what I can express here and feel fortunate to have some amazing people in my life.
What we've been up to:
I recently finished my 2015 annual family photo album on Shutterfly. It's so much work to stay on top of it but so worth it have the memories captured in one place! Now I just need my editor-in-chief (a.k.a. my husband) to proofread it so we can order it and get it in our hands to enjoy.
What I'm working on:
Being Positive. You know those people who are always happy and pleasant to be around? I really admire that and am working on improving that outlook in myself. Don't get me wrong, I think a little venting here and there can be healthy and I'm not trying to be overly perky or change myself completely. But I want to keep the complaining to a minimum and not let it be a hobby or way of life. Positive people are just more pleasant to be around, so be the change you want to see in the world and all that, right?
What I'm excited about:
Back to Basics Blogging. For me, 2015 was the year of Instagram. It was new-to-me (I joined in late 2014) and I wanted to learn it, know it, and grow it. What I found through that process is that blogging is my first love and my favorite, and (at least for now) I want my blog to be my primary space. So don't be surprised if you see me a little less on Insta, a little more here, and with a few more posts of this back-to-basics blogging nature.
What I'm watching/reading:
Right now, Snapchat is like my Reality TV. I like to unwind at night catching up on everyone's channels. I also want to watch the final season of American Idol once they get to the Hollywood rounds, but I haven't started yet. And am I the only person who is not watching The Bachelor? Watching Snapchat on Monday nights makes me think I'm the only one not watching the Bachelor!
What I'm wearing:
I've been staying true to my Aquarius Style signature formula this month with lots of t-shirts, jeans and moto jackets:
Jacket: Maurice's (I'm wearing the same size as I do in Express jackets) / Tee: Old Navy / Necklace: Express / Jeans: Nordstrom / Booties: Express (Similar)
Jacket: Express (Same Jacket, very similar color) / Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott / Tee: Old Navy / Jeans: Express / Shoes: Sole Society (Same Style, very similar color)
Jacket: Express / Tee: Old Navy / Jeans: Express / Shoes: Nordstrom Hair Extensions: c/o Irresistible Me (14" Ponytail in Platinum Blonde, full review in this post)
Jacket: Express / Tee: Express (My color sold out, Exact Color with Long Sleeves) / Jeans: Express (Similar) / Booties: Target (Similar) / Necklace: Target (Similar)
And of course, you can keep up with my daily outfits on Instagram, check the front-view singles on my Outfit Singles Page, or just check my weekly recaps like my most recent versions here and here. I'd say "What I'm Wearing" is the most well-documented category in this series of questions!
What else is new:
My bathrobe. Those of you who follow me on Snapchat (ontheDailyX) know that my bathrobe was in desperate need of replacement, and I finally got one on Amazon that I'm liking so far:
It works great for what I like, which is a towel-like robe to simultaneously help me dry off and keep me somewhat warm straight out of the shower. I really didn't want to spend a lot on this, and there are some very expensive bathrobes out there that might be more plush, but for $35 I'm very content.
Bonus Question: What's your favorite Valentine's Day treat?
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for sure.
My neighbor made me some homemade chocolate dipped strawberries for my birthday last week and I was so excited. (Yep, the same neighbor that told me about the salad bags - she's pretty awesome.) Luckily Valentine's Day makes them easy to find in store so I can have a few more to get my fix this winter without having to make them myself!
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