Loving Lately- January

I don’t know about you but I love the month of January. While the weather in Michigan is not so pleasant, January signifies a fresh start. A whole month for me to pretend like I’m actually going to start working out regularly and cleaning up after myself.

I wanted to share some of the things I have been loving this month!


  1. “The Popcast” Podcast, podcasts are seriously my jam. After months of Jeff telling me to give them a try and me rolling my eyes and declaring them “nerdy and boring” I found one that I adore. The Popcast covers various aspects of pop culture in a light and hilarious format. While I do listen to more “serious” podcasts too (I’m deep and complicated) the Popcast is something I listen to every single week I recommend starting here >>>> Popcast starter episodes
  2.  The documentary “13th” and the book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Both of these discuss mass incarceration in the US and racial inequality. I would highly recommend you check both of these out.  “13th” is streaming on Netflix.
  3.  This recipe —Vegan Buddha Bowl. This month I have been following a whole foods/plant-based approach to eating (more on this later). This recipe is so simple and delicious. The red pepper sauce takes it to ANOTHER LEVEL.
  4. These jeans – I had never even heard of Uniqlo before my trip to New York earlier this month (thank you, Melissa). These jeans are incredibly comfortable and fit really well! I have a hard time finding jeans that fit the way I want them to and these rock and the price is right!fb6fc22d493d098b603cee2fd800af095. This ^^^^^^^^^. Amongst all the turmoil and division I find this simple reminder very powerful. As I say to my students “friends speak kindly to each other”. We all deal with enough stuff on our own, let’s build each other up. Sound good? Great!

What are you loving this month?

xo, Meredith