Currently: January 2015

It's that time of year when I'm still feeling the post-holiday-season high, and I'm not yet so tired of winter that I'm crying into my ankle boots. I may be singing a different tune in February, but so far, so good, January. Here's what I've been up to lately.



Planning: weekly and monthly goals. I just made a list of my goals for 2015, and now I'm breaking them down into bite-sized pieces. The only thing better than making a big list is checking it off. 2015, it's on! 

Hoping: to win the picky eating battles. Jona went from eating everything to being Picky McEat-Nothing. Lately I've been serving up the old standbys because I know he'll eat them, but it's time to get creative and get that boy to eat something besides fruit, yogurt, and peanut butter. 

Baking: Graham Cracker Toffee from Gimme Some Oven. So the last thing I need at my house is more sugar, but I saw this recipe and couldn't resist. It's ridiculously easy and oh so good. If you need a quick party snack this is a great one to try! 

Wearing: clothes from my winter capsule. This capsule is a lot of neutrals (again) and coziness and warmth, with a few bold colors thrown in for good measure. What I'm most excited about wearing are a couple of pairs of new shoes I got, some taupe leather ankle boots and a cute pair of desert booties. 

Resolving: to focus on contentment. While I'm definitely a resolution/goal-maker, I also like the idea of having one word or theme to focus on for the year. My word for 2015 is contentment. Too often I get caught in the comparison trap, and I find myself feeling like what I do and what I have isn't enough. This year, I'm going to try my best to be content with and grateful for what I have. 

Check out what other bloggers are doing this month at the Currently linkup at In Residence and Dearest Love

21 comments:

  1. Uh oh, I hope you're able to get Jona away from being picky. I am a lifelong picky eater. I hate it but my palate won't budge.

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  2. I know it me too. I think I want him to not be picky because I was SUCH a picky eater as a child. I've gotten a lot better as I've gotten older, but as a kid I wouldn't eat anything! I hope that's not the case for Jona :/

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  3. I keep fearing Ollie going through a picky phase too, he kind of went through it after he recovered from his stomach bug but now he seems to be back into eating anything and everything so I hope it continues. I hope Jona gets past it, from what I understand it is kind of a phase - their way of testing us and trying to gain control. Silly toddlers!

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  4. contentment should come easy with a handful of graham cracker toffee <3

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  5. I hope Ollie just breezes right past the picky stage and keeps eating everything. (And if he does I'll have to get all your secrets, haha!) But yes, from what I've heard it is a phase. I try to just give him a variety of things so that he at least will eat SOMETHING, and try not to make a big deal out of it when he doesn't eat. It's hard though!

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  6. Hehe, yes, you're absolutely right. If I just walk around with that all the time how can I NOT be content? :)

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  7. Very apt description of early January... I'm still feeling good about the possibilities of the year and going strong on resolutions. Let's try to keep it that way :) Love your word for the year. Sorry to hear about the picky eating though! We had a little trouble last week, but Hendrik was sick, so fingers crossed we get back to normal. Hope the same for you!

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  8. I love your word of the year. Contentment is such a great thing to have and it's definitely something I am working on, too. And graham cracker toffee??? GIMME!

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  9. I feel like I'm always working on it (and having a hard time with it) but this year I'm really going to try to make it stick.
    And the toffee is so easy to make. TOO easy. :)

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  10. Picky eater stage is awful. We ended up having to put all of my daughter's food, cut up, into an ice tray so they all had their own spot. It just made it fun for her to eat. That might be good for you too.
    I'm also focusing on being more content where I am in life. I think a lot of people get caught up in comparing lives. I know I'm one of them.

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  11. The ice cube tray is a good idea! I may have to try that sometime, especially when he starts getting worried about food touching (he's not there yet, but I can imagine that's coming).
    And I agree, it's so hard not to compare, we all do it.

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  12. My daughter loved picking which sections he was going to eat next and I put dips in some of them too. Good luck!

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  13. Sounds like a great January so far!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  14. I love this. I think my goal word for the year will be happiness. - I want to focus on the fun things, and the things that are good for me. Not the busy-ness. Back in the blogging game! - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  15. Thanks Melanie! It really has been :)

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  16. Oh that's a great word too, always something that's good to focus on. I'm going to try not to focus on the busy-ness either!

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  17. The graham cracker toffee sounds so good! Definitely going to try it soon.
    Thanks for linking up!

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  18. Thanks Jenna! It was good and dangerously easy to make... too dangerous! :)

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  19. I definitely agree about making lists and checking them off! Such a rewarding feeling! That graham cracker toffee sounds delicious. I hadn't heard of Gimme Some Oven until recently, and now I'm finding delicious looking pins from the blog all over Pinterest!

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  20. It is so good, and so easy to make, I'd recommend it. I just started reading Gimme Some Oven too, I really like it! (Plus I love that she's in Kansas City, like me :) )

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