New MailHave you been keeping your post office busy this month? Why not send off some mail with items from this month's animal themed Stationary Wishlist? Or you and a friend could start a game of Correspondence Chess! And if you're thinking of indulging in a subscription package for you or someone else, don't forget to look at my review of Popsugar's Must-Have box.
New (Old) MoviesWe popped the popcorn to watch the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate. For this month's Cinema Style, we took our fashion cues from Bogie and Becall film Key Largo, and Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece City Lights.
New PlansWe kicked this year off on the right start with this list of fun ideas you should try. With this month's Q+A, several other bloggers shared the last thing they tried for the first time, some of whom included new New Year's traditions! Speaking of, the Boy and I have tried several new things recently, including going snow shoeing for the first time and by doing a photoshoot or two with one of my best friends about one of our favorite brands, Popbasic. In addition to sharing a few new ways to get rid of old clothing, I also gave a closet tour and drew a new design on our chalkboard closet doors.
When it came to reading, I shared a very dogeared page from a favorite book, Jeeves, and talked about some good books on personal style. I also started the year off by getting back into the reading groove, working my way through both Where'd You Go Bernadette? and the Pride and Prejudice companion novel Longbourn. Did you read some good books this month?
All this was probably good to try and keep motivated; this month has not been an easy one with bad weather and the loss of a friend. How have you been keeping upbeat this January?
New FindsWhat happens when a language loses it's last monolingual speaker?
Confessions of a former vintage addict
How to throw a frock party
Screenwriters talk about the toughest scene they had to write.
What are your Must-Read Books?
Become an art expert in less than a minute. Plus, Italy votes what art to preserve.
Could Marlen of Messages on a Napkin get anymore stylish? Yeah, didn't think so.
An artist colors his children's drawings.
I want this book.
Holy bat-mobile! Contacts to help diabetics monitor glucose levels?!
Five ways to wear a flower
Love new words? Try out these. Or these.
Twitter Rec: Follow the Girl Scouts to be empowered and uplifted about women.
List of "Made in USA" brands
This is pretty much exactly what it is like to live in Wyoming. Exactly.