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At the end of 2018, I knew that I wanted to keep talking about personal things here on my blog. I’m great at over-sharing online, which is something I want to be better at. But, I still want to keep things real and personal over here. I decided to share a life update every month (or every couple of months, depending on how often you want to read posts like this) sharing the things I’m currently loving, watching, reading, or doing with my family.
January was a great month! I’m ready and excited for everything that 2019 holds. I’ve got some big goals in regards to my family and my blog (which you can read about here). And even though January started off with the flu and a hospital visit, it only went up from there!
…I am trying to watch less TV in 2019. I feel like I spent a lot of time last year on the couch watching some of my favorite shows. Especially right after Von was born, I was trying to figure out how to function and well, we made it through with lots of TV shows. But now that Von is getting older I don’t really want her to see me watching TV all the time, so I’ve definitely been cutting back on my TV time.
…That being said, I’ve been watching some really great shows. I’ve been watching The Bachelor, Grey’s Anatomy (I am LOVING this new season so much! It’s giving me a lot of feels that remind me of Grey’s at the very beginning, anyone else feel this way?), and I just started A Million Little Things because my sister recommended it! So far so good on that front + lots of tears because it’s a sad show.
…Older shows that I’ve been watching are Friends (I’m almost done and idk what I’ll watch when it’s over!), Criminal Minds, Bones (re-watching), and Burn Notice (re-watching). I don’t watch most of these shows every day, but I’ve been turning to one of these during the day. In the evenings and on the weekends, Griffin and I have been watching Kitchen Nightmares.
…I also finished Girl, Wash Your Face (review coming soon) which was the Book Lovers Book Club pick for the month of January. We’ve been talking about it on our Facebook page this week and overall I really enjoyed it. In February we’ll be reading Sky in the Deep which is a fantasy novel that’s part Wonder Woman part Viking. I’m stoked to read it! Be sure to join my book club if you want to read good books and meet more book lovers!
…ConvertKit. I am upping my email game in 2019 and just made the switch from MailerLite to ConvertKit and already I am loving it. ConvertKit is easy to use, simple, and well already worth the price! Plus, once you get your account set up and get things going, ConvertKit will send you a free shirt! I love mine!
…Space Heaters. Specifically this one. It’s been a cold winter and living in an older (and less insulated) apartment has made for chilly days. The heating in our apartment is electric and works okay-ish. We have space heaters in both bedrooms and one in our family area for the cold days and nights and I’m grateful for them!
… 2-hour church! And more specifically, the new Come, Follow Me curriculum. I am loving studying it on my own and at church. We’re still figuring out how (and when) the family study works best for us, but so far I am loving it. And the kids in our primary class love how short everything. It’s great too because every Sunday we talk about Christ, get to read a few scriptures, and we almost always have some sort of coloring activity. It’s awesome.
…Grocery Pickup. I have been a huge fan of Walmart’s grocery pick-up for years and this year is no different. I love it because I don’t end up with random things in my cart because I don’t walk around the store while being hungry (and let’s face it, I’m still nursing and I’m still hungry all. the. time.) Which means I know exactly how much everything will cost (which is great in helping us keep our budget!) and pick up is fast and easy. Love it.
…My Simplified Planner. I would be lost without a planner. I forget nearly everything unless I write it down, and I’ve been loving mine. It’s beautiful and there is so much space! So far it’s one of my favorite purchases from 2018, definitely worth every penny. They still have planners for 2019, so if you don’t have one yet you can snag one + get $10 off here.
Well, that’s everything for now! How has 2019 been treating you so far? Tell me something that you’re currently loving, reading, and watching! Especially watching, I need some new shoes or else I’m just gonna re-watch Grey’s Anatomy until the end of time… which I might still do 😉