What I’m Lovin’ in January and February

I hope your new year is off to a fabulous start! I am kicking 2021 off a month late so clearly “no more procrastinating” is not one of my resolutions this year 😉

Since I missed the January deadline, I’m combining it with February so consider this a BONUS – two whole months of all the things I’ve been lovin’ lately!

 1. These 50 Tweets from Introverts that Perfectly Summed up 2020

So relatable.

 2. Fashion’s Pant-demic

Jeans are finally being seen for the restrictive clothing choice they are – may all bellies be free to breathe now! I’m all-in on stretchy clothes continuing to be a closet-staple even after this pandemic is over.

 3. Decluttering every single room of my house

2021 ushered in an undeniable need to reorganize every space – including the kitchen. So this list of 8 things that should not be in the kitchen was extra motivation to my already ruthless purging.

 4. Angie Thomas is releasing a new book

According to Apartment TherapyConcrete Rose*, is THE book to read in January! I’m already on the wait list for my local library.

I’m a huge fan of her two previous books: The Hate U Give* & On The Come Up*.

 5. Tiny Living Spaces

This 100 square foot shed turned minimalist dream house has me wondering how much stuff I can let go of and move to the woods.

 6. Bernie Sanders at the Inauguration

From his understated outfit to his socially distant seating, he represents everything on my 2021 Mood Board.

PS: His mittens were gifted to him 2+ years ago from a teacher in Vermont. They are made from a repurposed sweater & lined with fleece made from recycled water bottles. Obviously this was my favorite part of his outfit (aside from the manila envelope, of course).

 7. What Joe Biden said about fatherhood when he was sworn in as a Senator in 1973

Grab tissues.

 8. “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

If you missed her recitation of her original poem at the Inauguration, watch it now. Wow…!

 9. These funny family holiday cards

2020 is over but this collection of holiday cards perfectly captured last year’s dumpster fire.

10. This Little Free Art Gallery

The pandemic has brought out all kinds of quirks and creating a teeny tiny free art gallery in your front yard is one I can certainly get behind.

The lost poster for the chef made me chuckle.

 11. Why pronouncing Kamala Harris’ name correctly is so important

The author did a great job sharing her experience and that of others “whose names don’t roll off the tongues of white men” – worth your read.

 12. These 40 iPhone Tricks That Will Make Things So Much Easier

I got a new iPhone for Christmas and have never felt so outdated. These tricks came in handy.

 13. Patchwork Quilts as garments are finally being viewed as “trendy”

This idea is not new to the sewing world (example) but I’m thrilled to see that patchwork quilts are “making a comeback” (LOL).

 14. Organization doesn’t require purchasing expensive bins

I have long reused shoe boxes, empty yogurt containers, and other tiny boxes to organize my drawers, pantry, and closets. This post helped justify my frugalness and had lots of new upcycling hacks for pantry storage.

 15. These tips for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle from 3 Experts

Plastic is mother nature’s non-renewable resource, and time is ours. Let’s not waste either one. – Anita Vandyke

 Podcast Episodes I’m Lovin’ Right Now:

No F*cks Given Podcast: 103. The Joy of No

  • I am a lover of saying no. This podcast helped me think through more eloquent ways of continuing my practice 😉

Red Table TalkMom Shaming: The New Epidemic

  • This is not a new topic but it feels more intense during this pandemic. I love the conversations and experiences shared in this episode.

Life KitThe Life Kit Guide to Online Privacy

Life Kit: Kindness Can Be Taught. Here’s How

  • Specifically for parents – loads of tips for raising a kind kid.

Thank you for reading along & being a part of my community. ❤

{Catch up on all of my monthly What I’m Lovin’ posts here.}

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Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

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