Monday, February 3, 2014

January: Music, TV, Books and Looks

Since clearly I am not logging any real miles, I changed up the Music, Miles, Book and Looks and added a TV section. I enjoyed reading Amber's recent post about what she was watching, so I decided why not add that this month? Believe it or not, I actually haven't watched that much TV and I'm kind of behind on some of my shows. 


Darius Rucker- Radio 

Danielle Bradbery- Heart of Dixie 


Aerial America: This is a fantastic show on the Smithsonian channel. It goes state by state (each episode) and gives you a bird's eye view of the state along with fantastic facts/stories about what the state is famous for. Last night, Eric and I watched the Ohio episode, so there was a lot about the Wright Brothers, some of the big sports rivalries in Ohio, the rock and roll hall of fame, and even a bit about the rubber made in Akron, where Ashley lives! Since we love to travel, we love to watch this show and learn some new things about places we now want to visit, ha ha. 


Big Bang Theory: I actually missed last week's episode (what with my annoying sleeping schedule at the moment), but this is just SUCH a great and hilarious show. If you don't know the premise, it's basically about a bunch of seriously nerdy guys who live across the hall from a wanna-be actress. Honestly, it's just hilarious. If you don't watch it, you should. 


I'm happy to report I managed to read 3 books this month, and I bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite that I am in LOVE with, so I think I'll be reading even more in February. Lots of 3am reading/nursing happening in these parts. 

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Orphan Train: This was our blogger book club pick this month. It's about an orphan girl named Molly who befriends and old woman who was also an orphan as a child. Their two stories are told side by side as they get to know each other. 

Touch and Go: Just another Lisa Gardner thriller. I enjoyed it and it was the perfect book to be reading in those last few days of pregnancy and first few of motherhood, just enough distraction :) 

Olive Kitteridge: This is a collection of stories all related to a woman named Olive Kitteridge and characters who live in her small town. The premise sounded good, but I should know myself better than to read books that win awards. I found this book super depressing and was counting down the pages until it was over. It was obviously well written, but that wasn't enough to hook me in. 



Not that anyone ever looked towards me for actual fashion advice, but this month will be more absurd than most. But hey, maybe you are having a baby and want to know what clothes you will need. If not, you can ignore this :) I am currently in a weird in-between maternity and regular clothes time, so I'm basically wearing both of them. I am probably the only person in the world who was hoping to be in maternity clothes longer because I love them so much ha. 


Pants: Motherhood Maternity Yoga Pants, Gap Loungewear Pants, Victoria's Secret Yoga Leggings


Nursing Tanks: Gap, H&M 


Zip Up Sweatshirts: Old Navy Maternity, Old Navy Activewear


I am not setting any goals for February, but I do hope to read some great books and to enjoy the early days of Max (and maybe less of the nights would be great too). Feel free to share a book or TV show you are enjoying right now in the comments, I need some recommendations! 



  1. I forgot to include the Big Bang Theory in my TV post! We watch that show every week and LOVE IT. So freaking funny.

    I will have to check out the Orphan Train. Sounds like a good book! I am NOT a new mom but I'm basically living in leggings and comfy clothes lately too. Our work is really slow and quiet in January and February so our office becomes SUPER casual. I'm not complaining. Haha

  2. I started the Perfume Collector last night and read 150 pages straight before forcing myself to put it down. It's really interesting (takes place in NYC, London & Paris) and well written. I still have 300 pages to go so my opinion *could* change but so far I recommend it. Otherwise I've been reading a lot of romance novels since they are a good distraction and always have a happy ending.

  3. Way to go on reading 3 books last month on top of everything else! I am glad you liked Orphan Train too. I thought it was such a great book and a very fast read.

    I probably should have taken 'miles' out of my recap like 10 months ago. Instead I complained for 10 months about how I wasn't running. ;)

  4. I recommend Revenge or Nashville for Tv shows. And The Intercept by Dick Wolf for books!

  5. I've been listening to Heart of Dixie too! It's first up on a recent playlist I made for myself!

    I have been a reading fool the past week - mostly romances, but all good ones with a couple of historical novels and a YA novel thrown in for good measure. I just started another book last night so we'll see. It's so nice to feel like I have my reading momentum (or as my best friend calls it "reading mojo" back). Woo!

  6. Hm...that aerial views America show sounds super cool! I love stuff like that!

    Okay, those maternity-like clothes you posted? I would like to wear those as a non-pregnant person! Cute and comfortable!!

  7. I need to read the Orphan Train! I've heard really good things about it. I am a fan of Ohio! If you ever come over this way, definitely let me know (thought to be fair, if you came to my area, we would be in WV more than OH likely) but Akron/Cleveland is only a few hour drive!

    I love Nashville -- its a fun show and the music is amazing. The actors are really talented singers, especially the sisters (who are real life sisters).