January is for…

Annnnnd we’re back! And by we I mean you and me. You reading, me writing, you commenting, me replying — I like this little cha cha we’re doing here. Much more fun than just talking to myself. Which I do do and can be fun but there is a limit. (Eventually.) It’s taking everything in me not to binge watch Marie Kondo’s new show (have you seen it?) but I know just from watching the first episode that I’d end up spending the next couple of weeks sorting, folding and donating anything that isn’t nailed down (I suspect we have many, many things around here that don’t exactly spark joy) and now isn’t the best time. Not to go whole hog anyway. (Maybe half hog, if that’s a thing.) Instead, here’s what January is for. 

SHARING / Reviews of Looker: A Novel (a psychological thriller out today), Fantastical Cakes (remember this cake from the book?) and A Story About Cancer (With a Happy Ending), out Jan 29. Also the Little People, BIG DREAMS: Women in Art set with Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Frida Kahlo and two new additions to the series, Stephen Hawking and Muhammed Ali (both out Feb 5). Watch for a couple of giveaways in there too. (I can’t WAIT to share those with you!)

UNBOXING / The first YA box from Sweet Reads Box (YES!), which begins shipping next week. What book would you like to see? I’m really REALLY hoping for Five Feet Apart (and in the spring, No One Here is Lonely).

CELEBRATING / My birthday! I’m not sure what we’ll do that day, but on the 15th my buddy Cathy is taking me for lunch.

MEETING / One of my favourite blog partners to chat about some more potential collaborations. (Too early to say anything more now but the minute I can, you’ll hear!)

TRAVELLING / To Target Florida for two weeks. I’ll stay with my aunt who has a place down there and my mother-in-law, who joins her for the winter. (Word is the Twistee Treat got a new coat of paint!)

SHOPPING / All the fun things at Target. Every. damn. aisle.

WEARING / White jeans (The Gap had some AMAZING after-Christmas sales on their wearlight collection), my white Tretorns, and a comfy sweatshirt or two (it can get cool in the evenings. And at Target, ha ha.).

WATCHING / The Bachelor. I’m really REALLY not a Colton fan but I can’t help myself. Who’s with me?

MAYBE PLANNING / A Valentine’s Day party for my tween and her friends. (We had so much fun with her Christmas party!)

THANKING / Jill at Hygge Canada for sending me fantastic box of cozy goods. I can’t WAIT to review their first subscription box! Also my new bookstagram friends Dana and Laura who sent me some bookish treats just before Christmas, including two of Christy‘s wish bracelets (you might remember one from September’s Sweet Reads Box).

Oh, and I’ve got a giveaway for an art print by Small Moments over on Facebook until this Friday that you might like. (Open to CAN and US readers, but I’ll do an international one soon!)

What are you reading/planning/watching in January? Has Marie Kondo sucked you in too? Tell me what you’re looking forward to!

10 thoughts on “January is for…

    1. 😆We used to have one close to the gym I was going to at the time and I often stopped in after a workout to reward myself with a little treat. It got pricey after a while, ha ha. And then all of our Targets closed. 😭😭😭Sooooo disappointing!!

  1. Oooh the book suggestions sound wonderful! I have JUST started reading the newest book by Mitch Albom and I am already hooked 🙂

    ….and for the record, Target is also my weakness. I cannot walk in without finding a dozen things I didn’t know I needed lol Enjoy and share your finds with us!

    1. I’ve never read Mitch Albom. Which one should I start with? And a Target haul reveal — you got it! ❤️❤️

  2. Love this and you!!! So many exciting things ahead for you this month. An excellent start to 2019!! I can’t believe I somehow missed that Colton was the next Bachelor. Honestly shocked by this … can the guy even make a commitment to anyone without screwing it up??? I’ll definitely be watching! Hoping he’s got himself sorted and is legitimately ready for this journey 🙂

    1. You mean, is he there for the right reasons? 😂😂 I find him as bland as melba toast and YET… Damn that show! I can’t quit you!!

  3. You are going to be a very busy lady and congrats in advance for getting them all crossed off your list….. me …. some of all of the above – well almost all of the above….your list includes all the good things to do to start a new year….plus purging – out with the old and in with the same, but cleaned and refreshed. Happy 2019 🙂

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