I know these types of roundup posts aren’t exactly original in the blogging world, but I always enjoy reading them, and really like the idea of taking some time to write them each month. Especially in the wintertime, I find it’s easy to slip into irritable, negative moods. But by just taking a few moments to focus on the good (even if it’s seemingly trivial), it’s crazy how quickly your mood will follow suit. Gotta love the power of positive thinking!
I just put together a few for this month’s post, but I’m going to consciously jot them down moving forward, so next month’s will be jam-packed full of goodies. Here are the little, random things I’m loving lately:
It’s nuts how drastically your taste buds change as you grow up. I was never a fan of brussels sprouts as a kid (was anyone?) and so I’ve gone through most of my life just assuming I didn’t like them. It wasn’t until recently that I gave this veggie another chance, and now I can’t. Get. Enough. I’ve been cutting them in half and tossing them in with veggie stir fries and roasting them with a little garlic to eat plain or add to salads. If you have other yummy brussels sprouts recipe suggestions, send ‘em my way!
Reading Books on my iPhone
I haven’t read this much since my college days as an English major! Having a book right there on my iPhone, a device that I’m literally never without except when showering, is so convenient. Yes, the screen is small, but there’s something satisfying about flicking through “pages” (paragraphs) so rapidly. I have a long list of books I want to read in 2014, and now that I’m using iBooks to read while riding the T, waiting in line, walking to the grocery store, and before going to bed, I think I really might get through them all this year—and then some! I’m currently reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Adding Basics to My Wardrobe
Lately, instead of spending money on funky, unique statement pieces, I’ve been investing in basic, practical clothing I know I will wear all the time—plain tanks and shirts for layering, flat/low-heeled shoes in neutral colors, simple sweaters—all those good wardrobe staples.
WHY HAS IT TAKEN ME SO LONG TO DO THIS!?
Getting dressed each day is a million times easier and I’m spending money on things that won’t just hang in my closet waiting a year for the next time it’s appropriate to be worn. $9 black t-shirts from H&M FTW!
Following @dog_dada on Instagram
I can’t even handle the cuteness.
I get sucked down some pretty random Instagram rabbit holes, and a few weeks ago, somehow stumbled upon this little longhaired Chihuahua in Asia with 136,000 Instagram followers (??). I’m in love.
What were your favorite things this month?