January Favorites: Lifestyle.

january favorites I howsweeteats.com

I’m here with a (rather late!) favorites post about a few things that I was loving in January!

Dining In. This is the cookbook that the internet-breaking cookies are in. And the cookies are GOOD. But better yet, this cookbook itself is AMAZING. I keep a very small stack of cookbooks in my kitchen – just ones I’m currently using – and this is at the top. I find myself reaching for it constantly. It’s awesome.

I can’t stop watching or listening to Bruno Mars Finesse… so that’s obviously a favorite.

Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Butter. This is a frozen find from Trader Joe’s and if by chance, you caught my TJs haul on instagram stories the other day, you know that we love it! It takes seconds to prepare – you throw it in a skillet with a tablespoon or so of water and it comes together like a dream. It’s super flavorful (tastes like homemade!) and makes a great side dish for something like chicken or steak or even a salad. It’s been a great time-saver since I gave birth!

Sorel Lea Wedge Boot. This is repeat but honestly – pretty much the ONLY shoe I’ve been wearing all month (aside from my adidas ultraboosts!) since it’s been super snowy and cold. I just adore that these give me height and I can walk in them comfortably while having two kids. I’m hoping next year I can get my hands on an all-black pair before they sell out!

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. This by far is my favorite TV pick of the month! Well, it might be tied with This Is Us. It’s embarrassing how fast I blew through it though. The outfits! OMG!

Also? I, TONYA. This should come as no surprise as I can’t stop talking about it, but the movie was so.freaking.good. I want to see it again. I have to see it again!

Smeg Citrus Juicer. I talked about this over in this post, but we have used this nearly every single day since getting it. This was something that I got from Crate and Barrel because I do freelance recipe work for them, featuring certain/new products, so it isn’t something I purchased and honestly, wouldn’t have every purchased. BUT! It’s so nice because Max can help juice the citrus and he thinks it’s SO fun. It gets out every last bit of juice! We’re really enjoying this and I am so glad that we ended up with it because we LOVE it. And I never would have known!

BBG! And with that, I almost typed BBQ. The BBG workout, to be exact. This is the workout that I started when Emilia was about 8 weeks old. I swore I’d never do it, I said I’d hate it, but I have ended up really enjoying it. I use the SWEAT app and it’s so easy to use. What I love: it’s all exercises and moves that I’d do in workouts myself if I was putting something together! Think tons of lunges, dips, step ups, etc – things that are HARD but that I can do at home. The app has a timer and it shows you the exercises and I just find it overall… motivating? I’d be lying if I said I was getting 6 days a week in (the resistance + cardio) but I’ve been reeeeeally good at getting three solid days right now which is pretty much a miracle.

These Bauble Bar earrings. I am absolutely OBSESSED. Cannot get enough. Wear them constantly and probably look ridiculous. They are really light too! I’ll be sad when in a few weeks, Emilia starts grabbing them and I won’t be able to wear them! So getting as much out of them as I can.

I pretty much only wear the Lululemon Align pant (because they are like BUTTER!) for leggings and have stopped wearing the long wunder unders because they are super thick and hot – especially after wearing the Align ones. However, I had a gift card and got this pair of wunder unders and LOVE them. They are so cute! Def won’t work out in them, but they’ve been great to wear otherwise.

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself aside from the smeg juicer which was part of a freelance project with crate and barrel. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]