February started off with a bit of a bang in the sense that we made the decision to start selling presets. It was something I never really imagined myself doing and was actually sure I wasn’t going to, but because the demand for the free ones I created was so in-demand, I realized that perhaps I should share some of the other ones I created and sell them. Even the decision to sell felt a little weird, but it came down to how much worth I saw in the presets plus how much time I actually spent creating them.
We’ve been slowly checking things off of our home decor list, trying to tackle things as we see them on sale as opposed to rushing to finish entire rooms. It’s definitely easier said than done, but I feel doing so is helping us decorate reasonably and intentionally. In fact, I’ve been making some small changes to the mood board I created for our kitchen that we’ll share sometime after we finally finish doing what we want to do to the kitchen.
You may have also noticed that some of the Freshly Pressed Edits formats are changing a bit. They will continue until we sort of figure out how often we want to do these and what they should look like. We’ll get to a format and schedule soon that feels user-friendly, but we thought we’d give you a heads up in the event that you begin to see these posts more often, with less or more information or images.
Between class, work, and some personal commitments we made for the month of February, it was a bit of a busy one, but it was so exciting getting to catch up with so many people. I am looking forward to March and excited about some of the things to come this spring. Here are some things we’ve loved this month!
LINKS WE’VE LOVED
I recently started reading Audrey’s blog, “Brunch at Audrey’s” and I am honestly hooked. I love her blog’s simplistic style and appreciate that most of her posts read like the blogs that originally got us hooked on blogging – very journalistic yet well written. I love her book recommendations!
This beautiful piece regarding the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna about Kobe sharing that he loved being a girl dad. Since this video, there’s a hashtag trending on Twitter with the most beautiful pieces from dads of girls. It warms my heart – especially considering that girls tend to get a bad rap as kids for whatever reason as being too much to handle, etc. It’s nice to see a different perspective being shared on the beauty of being a parent to girls.
This post by Jess is really helpful as I try to find ways to be more green-friendly.
How incredible is Kelly’s dining room? It’s so cute and preppy!
Is it a bit strange plug to include our preset shop on the list? I’m both nervous and excited about this because I have never sold anything on our blog before. I have created items on my old blog that I’ve put up for sell, but we didn’t really think about doing anything like that here. Whatever happens, I knew that if I didn’t at least try, we’d always be left asking the age-old question of, “what if?” Looking forward to seeing where this goes! It’s definitely taken stepping out in faith!
THINGS WE’VE LOVED
This one comes from both of us. Han has purchased both pants and shoes from Target recently while I purchased a gift for my mom and Oat Milk last month. In short, we’ve been too Target a lot and it’s come in right when we needed it on multiple cases when we were out and needed to grab something at the last minute. I also finally got a TV for our bedroom because Target had such an incredible sale on them.
Han’s been really into this show called Gentified lately and has got me watching a few episodes. It’s funny, but definitely has it’s moments where it’s pretty sad. So good so far!
Without giving any spoilers, all we can say is that we both really, really enjoyed it. I can honestly see why it won so many awards because it was so incredibly done. This director is the same one who made Okja, another movie we enjoyed. If you haven’t already, I’d highly encourage you to check the film out.
We were recommended this app from a mutual friend who knows Korean and said it’d be a great resource for me as I seek to learn it. I downloaded it and I love it so far! I’ve been using it alongside classes to review and keep everything fresh. It’s so so helpful and I’d recommend it for anyone looking to learn a language or a new concept.
NEXT MONTH’S READER’S ROAST
We’re also still accepting responses for our Reader’s Roast! This one is centered around coffee and we’d love your responses. We’re thinking about doing them once every couple of months instead of monthly. Feel free to submit a response either in this post or on our Instagram or Twitter.