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Some Treats to Beat the January Blues

Amy WileyComment

Hello friends and Happy New Year!  I intentionally stayed away from my computer to soak up time with my family over the holidays.  It's been glorious, and we've slipped into full-on frat house mode:  staying up late, sleeping in, lots of junk food and too much TV!  I really don't want it to end, but we are gearing up to re-enter society this week.  We only have one of day of school, so surely we can do it, right?!

I want to share a few fun things that are bringing me joy and fighting the post-Christmas blues. (Some contain affiliate links, a free way to for you to support my little blog.)  Hopefully they will brighten up your January... or should I say, Janu-Arie.

First up, Sisters First.  I DEVOURED this book in less than 24 hours.  As a Texas girl, I've always had love for the Bush twins and I think Jenna is delightful on The Today Show.  (I also have a large scar on my foot from the day I interviewed Laura Bush, but that's a story for another day!)

This book is charming, sweet, sad at times, meaningful and deliciously entertaining.  If you have not read this, pick it up.  

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Remember the Christmas cereal bowls?  Well, y'all, Target has the Valentine's version out now.  I grabbed 4 matching ones and I'm just tickled about them.

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Next up, my tea towel display.  I saw this idea on Totally Tikaa's instagram and immediately thought, "well I need to borrow this and I know just where to do it!"  I had a ball with all my Christmas tea towels and now it's "neutral" for January.  Next up, Valentine's, then birthday season for my kids.  It brings me such joy.  And no, I didn't need to run out and buy tons of tea towels.  Sometimes it pays to be a hoarder.

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If you're like me, you binge-watched The Crown last month and are still a little bitter than Downton Abbey is over.  My husband and I watched Victoria and Abdul and it fills that void (at least for a couple of hours.)  

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My mother-in-law gifted me a Happy Everything plate for Christmas.  I wanted one forever and true to form, I'm now obsessed and want all the fun attachments.  Along with the tea towels, I look forward to changing this up all year long.

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Ok, last but far from least, did y'all see Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon covering the Rose Parade?  My dad gave us a heads up that it was on Amazon Prime.

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I laughed until I cried!  It's exactly how I want to start off 2018.

I'll be back next week posting regularly with movie nights, parties and plenty of fun!