Sunday, February 5, 2017

January 2017 Favorites

The month of January was so great it pretty much made up for the whole year of 2016 being so horrible. I am happy. Like really happy. I am so happy that it almost feels unnatural, like I lied on my taxes and got a bigger bonus than I deserved. I almost feel guilty being this happy. I do not even want to tell people how happy I am because I feel like it could be taken away. (This is why I am sharing this on my blog, obviously). 

Anyways, January was great. The beginning of the month was brought in by New Years in Destin, Florida. Which could not have been a better place. I was not overly thrilled to be in Florida of all places, but the people made the trip the best. We rented a condo, and pretty much just spent three days with all of my favorite people in the world. They were amazing, and I am so lucky to have them in my life. We all went into this trip with the thought that this would be a low key trip, and it out so over the top. 

Then back to reality for the rest of the month. I started my new job. Which I love. I am not going to go into too much details because I would just bore you with my gushing, but it feels like I found my niche. 

Other than that the rest of the month has been just getting into a routine and loving Des Moines. Yes, Des Moines is actually a fun city, but that is off the record. Here is everything that got me through this past month.

1. Comfortable Work Clothes// If you can go to work feeling like you are wearing PJs, that is a win in my book. I like pairing this with a pencil skirt or slacks. I know it is nothing special, but this made winter mornings great. 

2. Work Dresses// Okay, so back to comfortable work clothes. Add black tights and black booties. Pair it with a blazer and it is like wearing an oversized shirt with leggings. Hands down the best work outfit, and so comfy. 

3. Hair Dryer// So I did not get this hair dryer, but I did upgrade mine. It is life changing. Seriously if you think you need to get a new hairdryer, get one!\

4. Fleece Leggings// I am having a hard time keeping up with workouts inside. If you have ever visited a midwest winter, you understand the struggle. Inside is extremely dry. Plus, looking at the treadmill tick by is a struggle. I started running back outside, and the warm gear is much needed. Having the right leggings for the job makes it easier. 

5. Throw Pillows// I am currently working on revamping my first adult apartment. I have no clue what I am doing. However, I have found that throw pillows can make a difference on how the whole room looks. 

6. Couch// I bought two couches this month. I did not get this one,  but it fits the same theme. 

7. Black Heel Boots// Going along with the work dress, these are perfect. I can not wear heels for the life of me. I think I used up all of my heel time in high school, and no it is no longer a thing my body can do. However, boot heels give you all the height and none of the pain. It is amazing what a game changer they can be. 

8. Fresh 20// This program is for the 20 something that has an idea how to cook but does not want 400 ingredients and wants to mix it up. Fresh 20 sends you recipes for the week, as well as a grocery list. There are also pantry ingredients needs that you should have for all the time. I like how they also have different meal plans to fit different needs. I personally use the paleo, I cut the recipe down a size for a single person. 

9. Trader Joe's Peppermin Mocha Coffee// This is hands down the best flavored coffee I have ever consumed. There are no fake sugars, and it taste like you are consuming a chocolate bar. 

PS. I started rewatching Girls. Hannah moving to Iowa, and her over the top reaction is exactly how I feel about Iowa. Everyone should drop everything and come here ASAP;)


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