January reading list book review such a fun age blog

January Reading List

I had a long list of books planned for the January reading list  but was able to get through four of them. I pushed some of them to February so those are coming soon but in the meantime, here are reviews for the books I finished. This month was a great mix of fun, emotional, and business-centered books. I started with Nora Ephron’s, I Remember Nothing, which I’ve wanted to read for a long time and knew would be wonderful. I love a collection of essays and this book did not disappoint. Braving the Wilderness is so timely and touches about so many things I think about as a parent and human being regarding belonging, bullying, vulnerability and so much more.

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10 rules of bring a freelancer writer

10 Rules of Being a Freelance Writer

With freelance writing, comes a freedom uncommon to most other professions. Of course, there is a price to pay with that flexibility – uncertainty, constant doubt of oneself, little money, unreturned emails. When you think you’ve hit your ultimate low and there’s no way you can go on, you receive a reply on your second follow-up email. Your pitch gets picked up. Someone genuinely connects to your work. There is light. In the meantime, there are rules to being a freelance writer that I have slowly learned over the past year.

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The Sunday Edit // 2.16.20

Happy Sunday! I’m 33 weeks pregnant now and everything is feeling very real. I haven’t been preparing much, or really at all, regarding getting things for the baby. However, I have been highly motivated to address various home organization projects in our home. From our pantry to our bathroom and quite literally under the kitchen sink, I finally have the drive to organize high traffic areas of our home. I included some of the organizational tools we’ve been using below in case you’re also motivated to tackle some long-delayed home projects. 

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in adoration of the little black dress

In Adoration of the Little Black Dress

Part of me feels like it’s boring to adore the little black dress. There are so many other types of clothing to find adoration for in life. Why did I choose the little black dress? It feels too basic and cliché. It even has its own acronym. It’s quite possibly the most universal item of clothing in existence today. It’s somehow simultaneously always on trend and passé at any given moment. It’s everywhere. Yet, I love it despite what I’m afraid it says about me.

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The Sunday Edit // 2.9.20

Happy Sunday! This weekend we have minimal plans and I’m very happy about it. Here are some Sunday morning links from around the internet. 

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clean beauty baby steps

How to Ease into Clean Beauty With Baby Steps

Understanding what clean beauty means is not an easy endeavor. I started including more clean beauty content on the blog because I think it’s important to provide evidence-based data so you as a consumer can educate yourself, recognize toxic ingredients and decide whether you want to incorporate clean beauty in your own life. If you do, the question becomes how do you ease into clean beauty without uprooting your entire way of life? The answer is baby steps.

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The Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

February has arrived, which means I’m two months away from my due date and my fashion choices have gotten significantly more limited. These photos were taken a few months ago and my baby belly is much more large and in charge at the moment. Other than wearing Julian’s t-shirts and sweaters, which are a staple whether or not I’m pregnant, I have resorted to wearing a handful of items repeatedly. One of which, is the ribbed midi sweater dress. Most people are surprised when I tell them that I don’t wear many maternity clothes. Most of the clothes I’ve been wearing are my non-maternity pieces that have some stretch to them.

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