January 2021 | Monthly Faves

Ahh, it's been a hot minute since I've done a Monthly Faves. I'm baaacccckkk *she says in haunting voice.*

The thing is, I used to put in SO much work for my Monthly Faves posts. I'm talking hours. And there's not anything wrong with that per se, but I realized that if I'm devoting such time to smaller posts, I won't be able to devote as much time to the bigger postsor create them at all apparently.

This whole blogging thing is NOT something you become adept at overnight, let me tell you!

But alas, a fresh year, a fresh start. Here were some of my faves in January (ft. cool new categories 😎).

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Favorite TV Show: Gilmore Girls

Gilmies, Gilmies, Gilmies!!

One of my best friends, Morgan, raved about this show. It's an older one, so I'm very late to this fan club. Finally, I started watching it.

It was the show I'd watch on my own. You knowthere's a series you watch with your mom, a series with your partner, and then a series of yours that you watch on your own time. I had this playing while I worked on my Etsy orders (read more about that here) as background noise, but I watched it pretty closely.

Then, THEN, guess what happened? Thomas watched a few episodes with me, and what did he have the audacity to do? He claimed it as OUR show now, so I couldn't watch it without him!

We dedicated hours to watching it every night and even appropriated a cute nickname for it—that's how you know it's one of our faves, when we throw an "ies" at the end (The Vampire Diaries became "Vampies," for instance). We actually just finished the series too. Bummer!

Song: "driver's license" by Olivia Rodrigo

I mean, who doesn't love this song? Or perhaps a better question, who doesn't get their favorite tunes from TikTok? (Those who don't use the app are probably rolling their eyes at me... yeah, yeah, whatever). This song is huge right now.

I also really liked a few others. "Slow Dancing" by Aly & AJ (yes, they're back!). "Stunnin'" by Curtis Waters ft. Harm Franklin (this was by far my feel-good song). "Prisoner" by Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa. "Judas" by Lady Gaga.

Food: Olive Garden copycat tiramisu

Original Recipe: Chef Pablo's Olive Garden™ Tiramisu