‘Editor’s Corner’ is a monthly-ish series highlighting what I’m loving, what I’ve been up to, what’s on my mind and more!
Welcome to my first Editor’s Corner!
I’m really excited about this series because it’s a place where I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to, what I’m loving, what’s on my mind and more. It will essentially be a casual ‘any and everything’ type of post. Assuming I have things to share, I’ll post one every month on or around the last day of the month.
So…let’s get into it!
First of all – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I think it’s pretty safe to say that we’re all happy to close the chapter of 2020…although I truly hope the year had some silver linings for you.
1. Let’s back up to Christmas. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/holiday season, however it may have looked like for you. I had intentions of writing a Christmas-related post or two and a year-in-review, but #postfail. I did, however, post My Favorite Photos from 2020 this month.
2. I love fresh starts and also enjoy setting New Year’s resolutions, or goals, as I prefer to call them. Two of my main goals in 2021 are to de-clutter and read more books/listen to more audiobooks.
3. T celebrated his birthday this month! He’s never been big on receiving gifts (although sometimes I give them to him anyways), so I made him one of his favorite meals: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, baked beans and brownies. (If you make the meatloaf – which by the way is the best meatloaf ever – double the sauce mixture so you have some to top on the leftovers).
4. If you’ve visited my blog before, I’m sure you’ve noticed it has both a new look and a new URL. I’m loving the new design and how easy is it to remember ‘itsjolene.com?!’
5. T and I are watching “The Bachelor” (Matt James) this season. We don’t watch every season, but we decided to give this one a go. Abigail is definitely my favorite so far. If she doesn’t win, I’ll be rooting for her to be the next bachelorette. This article about this season is pretty entertaining. I feel #4 on a personal level (ha!) and I totally agree with #16!
6. I bought these shoes this month. I wanted some basic black ankle boots to wear on the regular to work. I got them one size bigger than my usual size since I can’t stand when toe boxes are narrow, or feel tight. I really like them and they pair great with these socks.
7. A few songs I’m loving this month – I love the lyrics from this song, the 80s vibe of this song and call me 16, but I love this song and am looking forward to her album later this year. I’m also most definitely still rockin’ Taylor’s folklore and evermore. Speaking of Taylor, according to Spotify, this song was my most played in 2020.
8. Kevin posted on his Instagram account for the first time in a year. It was totallyyy because he saw and resonated with The Social Dilemma and not because his mom neglected his Instagram account. (Riiight). 😉
9. I used to be obsessed with fashion. I still adore it but not as fever pitch high as in the past. I still love flipping through fashion magazines to see the latest trends as well as clicking through looks from red carpets and fashion week. Chanel has and always will be my favorite high-end fashion house. This was my favorite look from their Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 collection. Absolutely stunning!
10. I love this tweet T posted earlier this month.
11. I don’t want to get political, but I also don’t want to just ignore it. To be swift, I was appalled at what took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Inciting violence/violence was absolutely not the right way to go about the situation. On a much lighter note, I thought all of the Bernie Sanders inauguration memes were hilarious.
12. I chose this book as my first to read in 2021. I’m listening to it on Audible and have less than an hour left. It’s one of those books that you’re so grateful has been written (and lauded) and has been extremely eye-opening to say the least.
13. T and I watched this movie this month. I read the book back in 2017 and while I did enjoy the movie, I liked the book much more. Glenn Close and Amy Adams were phenomenal in it, though. We also watched this documentary, which I loved. I thought it was even better than the first and highly recommend it. There are gems that everyone can take away from the film.
14. How ‘bout those Cyclones?! Their victory over Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl at the beginning of this month was such a great way to cap a great and memorable season.
15. And lastly, ONE GOOD QUOTE:
“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.”
I hope your New Year is off to a great start! Cheers to 2021!
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