January 2015 {The Favs}

I've almost finished deciding on my New Year's Resolutions, so it's safe to say January is drawing to a close. How about you? Still keeping your resolutions or are you like me... still writing them?

Here are a few of my favorite things from this month.

Favorite new TV show: Cristela

I had heard of this show, and I knew it depicted a Latino family. Still, I resisted it for some reason. HUGE MISTAKE! Cristela (also the name of the primary actress) is hilarious. She's a Latina comedian, and now I want to know everything about her. You can learn some about her on her website.

Favorite attempt to get more sleep: Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight

This little clock lets us set a time for it to turn green. It's our futile attempt to keep Ella from wandering into our room at 6:20 on Sunday mornings. Sometimes it works.

But there's also mornings she comes out saying, "It was taking toooooo long." I think if we'd started it younger, it'd be a bit more effective. But it has super helped the rest time "coming-out-of-the-room-every-three-minutes" since I can show her when rest time ends.

Still my favorite attempt.

Favorite sunrise:

Billy and I were in Mexico for a bit this month. I didn't really have a favorite sunrise. They were all so beautiful. But here's a favorite pic.

Favorite book: Crazy Rich Asians

When I was studying sociology, one professor discussed the fact that so much research is conducted on poverty because it is impossible for researchers to have access to the ultra rich. This novel was so fascinating in its insider view of a world I know not at all. I've only got a few chapters left. Super fun read!

Favorite blast from the past:

My mom brought me this shirt she had saved since my high school days. It goes without saying that I was obviously a cool kid in high school. Once I arrived at college, however, my two girlfriends screamed and sent me back to my dorm when I appeared wearing this gem.

(Catch me on Instagram for more incredible photography like what you see here.)

What have been some of your favorite things this month?


  1. It's the shirt everyone loves to hate! ;)

  2. That shirt is hilariously bad! I will have to check out Cristela.

  3. I've never heard of Cristela, but now I might need to check it out!

  4. For sure! It's on Friday nights on ABC. Or I catch it after the fact on Hulu. Let me know what you think!

  5. That shirt...well...it's something! ;) I watched a couple episodes of Cristela and thought she was really funny. Not sure I'll add it to my regular rotation, but I did enjoy her! Also, we have that clock, and it is THE BEST EVER. I hope it starts working more consistently for you!

  6. Glad to hear you've had success with it! She definitely likes it, and slowly is responding to it more consistently. :)

  7. Ooo, ooh, pick me! We watched a documentary last year called Born Rich. It was so fascinating. It was made in 2003 and when I just looked it up to verify the title I also came across a "where are they now" article from 2013 about the main people in it. But I highly recommend watching the documentary first. We watched it free on youtube, but I think you have to pay a few dollars now to watch it and it's available various places. I really highly do recommend it!
    Here's the article, but don't read it before you watch: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451031/Jamie-Johnson-documentary-A-decade-Johnson--Johnson-heir-lifted-lid-growing-millions-HBO-documentary-got-sued-MailOnline-looks-films-precocious-stars-doing-now.html

  8. Hi Krista! I think you meant this comment for a different blog. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in the documentary! Thanks! :)

  9. Ha ha, no, it was meant for you because of the book you read and how you said it was interesting to know about the rich.

  10. Whoops! I actually thought it might be that connection later. The "pick me" part threw me off. Haha! So glad you let me know about this doc, though. I hope to check it out!

  11. No worries. I'm just a dork sometimes. ;)

  12. I think I'm definitely a fellow dork, because I love that shirt! :) Beautiful sunset!

  13. Haha! Yes ~ a supporter! :) Thanks so much.


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