Just like that, we’re already at the end of January. January typically feels like the longest month of the year and it has definitely lived up to that association this year as well. Have you gotten used to writing 2022 on all of your new documents yet?
We’re both feeling much more hopeful heading into this year after a rough previous year for us and for our family. While we haven’t and don’t plan on choosing a word for this year, the words “redemption,” “jubilee” and the phrase “God is able” have been coming up quite often, so I guess we’ll say that’s our hope and prayer for this year. We pray this year redeems what was lost and that all of the tears sown in 2021 will reap lots of joy this year. We’re praying, hoping, and believing that this year will be much kinder to us and that we’ll have lots of reasons to rejoice this year. We hope you’re feeling encouraged, too!
You’ve probably noticed that our Fresh Pressed Edit is a little later than usual. That’s because we realized it made more sense of us to share these posts at the end of the month as opposed to the beginning. All of our posts would typically have links from the month before, so it didn’t make as much sense to label the post for the following month. So, from here on out, expect posts like this closer towards the end of the month.
There are a few presets like this one that you can anticipate going live in the next couple of months, and some posts we’re both thinking of writing. In fact, by now you should have seen at least one of the preset packs we’ve been working on. We hope that you like them!
Here’s what we’ve enjoyed and liked recently!
I stopped reading “The Vanishing Half” for the time being because of some unexpected things that happened at the end of last year that left me looking for a lighter read for the time being. I’m now reading Last Girl Ghosted which is more of a mystery book. He’s reading Crying in H-Mart.
We started listening to Kendall Rae’s “Mile High” podcast here and there, but so far we haven’t really found a new podcast we’ve truly been hooked on. We have continued listening to Stephanie Soo’s “Rotten” podcast and particularly enjoyed the most recent episodes.
We watched “Don’t Look Up” and although it’s long, it was good. It’s pretty funny and it was cool seeing Leo in a role like that. We also watched a couple of Korean films, that I can’t remember the exact names of right now.
How beautiful are these photographs from Samantha’s birthday trip to France?
Krystal’s photographs and words are always so stunning. I enjoyed the edits in this post a lot.
Enjoyed Cat’s and Coffee’s post sharing some of the things she loved recently. Recently found out about her blog on Twitter and enjoy her content (and her blog name is so clever!)
Is it strange to put your own link? Han wrote his first post in a while (click the “why does Ro write most of the posts” question on our F.A.Q page to find out why that’s the case), and I may be biased, but it was one of my favorite reads this month.
I always enjoy Carly’s diary posts and I love the sweater she did for her son.
Like much of the world right now I’m sure, we’ve been loving this song lately from “Encanto” on Disney+. Then again, what music haven’t we loved from Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Remember that post from us sharing out we wanted to organize our home? Well, that didn’t happen because a lot happened last year that kind of put those plans on hold. After reading Caitlin’s post, I’m thinking maybe we should try to work on organizing the fridge after all.
Rynetta’s style is always so aspirational and nicely done! I always enjoy seeing her outfits on her blog like this post sharing ideas for wearing whites in the winter!
Remember Kidada Jones? This video shared some information about her life that I had no idea about. A very interesting video to watch!
Kelly shared some of the ways she’s hoping to bring hygge into the new year!
- Snow Day: It snowed this month in our area and we got around 4 inches, I believe. We’re admittely not “snow people” who love it when it snows, but we went out the weekend it snowed, took some pictures, briefly walked and watched people slide on sleds down the hill briefly at a nearby park. It was a rough week, but honestly taking pictures helped get my mind off of things, so it was nice of my husband to go along with me. It was very cold, so we weren’t out there long, but it was nice to get some Vitamin D.
- Pour Richard’s Coffee: We love going to Pour Richard’s Coffee when we’re able to because their service and coffee is always great. It’s a nice little treat on the weekend that we often look forward to.
- New Presets: While this photograph is old, I’m sharing it because we shared a new preset in our shop! I’m not going to lie, sometimes I wonder how long I should share presets I create since it’s quite difficult to get started on actually making profitable sales, but then I remind myself that’s not why I decided to start sharing them for free and for a fee in our shop. You check more about the recent preset packs I shared in this post!
- Hip, Hip Hooray for Three Graces: We grabbed some Three Graces Coffee and it was so good. I’ve been really into seasonal drinks so I ordered a Peppermint Mocha Latte while my husband got their Twix latte. Both, per usual, were incredibly delicious.
in case you missed it
Our Experience Dining at Le’ Cavalier in Wilmington, Delaware
Cafe Film Preset in Our Etsy Shop
What to Know Before You Go to the Isabella Gardner Museum