Lifestyle, Monthly Wrap

It’s A Wrap Double-Tap! Time To Unpack The Months of December & January.

Hello friends, and welcome or welcome back to the blog!

Happy February 1st! I hope everyone is doing well and adopting some healthy habits this year. Remember to stay hydrated, get plenty of rest, and give yourself some grace.

The holidays were a busy time here on my end.  So much so that I didn’t do a wrap of the month of December. Now, with January in our rearview, I figured I would do a double-tap and unpack the months of December 2023 through January 2024.

I love, love the holidays, but last year, I veered away from my typical 12 Days of Christmas posts and did a “Countdown to Christmas.”  I still posted some of the old favorites with a few new things added to the mix.  Halloween is my tippy top, but Christmas is pure joy.  I also want to point out that while I love Christmastime, this was probably the one instance (in the history of my histories) that I felt a sadness creep in.  I had a lot going on with my parents and in general, and that culmination of events began to suck the fun out of what is typically a great time.  I put on a “fake it till you make it” mentality, but deep down, I didn’t feel my usual joy.


posts for December

“January has been the month of new beginnings, and I’ve promised myself that in 2024, I would put myself first in my health, happiness, and well-being and adopt some new habits in the future.  I will no longer carry around the guilt of telling family members NO.  Because it’s ok to say NO even to people you love when it comes to taking care of yourself because if I’m not around, they’ll move on to the next one.  Hey…I know how this sounds, but in the words of Nee-Nee …I said what I said.”


posts for january

winter book haul!

I’m still building and curating my library for my Good Reads challenge, so I purchased some and was gifted a few titles to help me with this challenge.
(Thank you “B”)

Holly, Stephen King
Kill the Boy Band, Goldy Moldavsky
The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar, Robin Mean Coleman
Don’t Fear the Reaper, Stephen Graham Jones
We Lie Here, Rachel Howzell Hall


the styling boards

Here are all the idea boards I created between December 2023 and January 2024.

all the movies

My movie-watching has ebbed and flowed for the last two months, but I did manage to watch a few titles. Some of these I’ve seen before, but A Haunting in Venice and The Holdovers were my first time and great, by the way. A Christmas Story, however, I know it’s a classic, but it just wasn’t anything special.

winter reading

I managed to get in two more books before finishing my Good Reads challenge.  January has been off to a good start, and I’m currently reading Her Lost Soul (and ARC book) The September House, and I was able to borrow The Echo Wife from the library so I jumped on it.



Leslie F*ucking Jones Review
What Moves the Dead Review
The Lake House Review
Episode Thirteen Review


february calendars are live!

You can find all my calendars as well as all of the printables used on the blog.

podcast series

There are still no updates for Season 3, but here is a link for Season 2.

Well, Friends, I think I’ve covered everything in this round-up. Thank you for stopping by today as I unpacked December and January. And many thanks and blessings for supporting this blog.  It means the world to me.  Don’t forget to follow and subscribe to my little piece of happiness. — Peace