January 30, 2019

January Finds

How are we already only a few days out from February!? January is always one of those weird months that feels like it comes and goes in the blink of an eye while simultaneously feeling like it has lasted forever. Does New Years Eve feel like an eternity ago or what? Either way, I hope you all had the best January and that this new year is off to a great start!

I decided to start a new series here on Faith & Fancy where at the end of each month I highlight and share all the things I've discovered over the course of that month. I'm always coming across new and interesting reads, recipes, bits of information, and sources of inspiration, and I thought who else would I rather share them with than all of you!

I hope they all bring you insight, joy, inspiration, or at the very least they are just a good read! So to kickoff the first of many monthly finds, here is all of the things that caught my attention this month. Enjoy!

January 28, 2019

101 in 1001 Update No. III

Here we are, exactly one month out from the completion of my first 101 in 1001 list! Crazy how times flies! My first 101 in 1001 list was crafted on June 3, 2016... yes 2016! Can you believe that? I certainly cannot. Almost three years have gone by (2.75 to be exact!) and it is amazing to see what I have accomplished in that time!

My last update was January of last year, so I thought another update a year later and 30 days out from the completion of this list would be the perfect time. It's so fun to reflect on the accomplishments made since January of last year, and to also see what I think I can still accomplish in the next four weeks. Thirty days isn't a ton of time, but I think there are definitely some things I can check off the list before my time is officially up. Wish me luck!

Of course come the official end of the list, I will look back on and reflect on all I have accomplished, and I will most definitely be crafting another list (!!). Who wants to join me!? Be on the lookout for both of those posts in the coming months, but until then here is a long overdue update! Enjoy!

January 23, 2019

A Little Bit of Altheisure

How are those 2019 health & wellness goals going for you!? And don't even tell me that you didn't make any.. because I know you're lying. Who doesn't set some type of health, wellness, or fitness goal for themselves at the start of a new year!? Maybe you don't broadcast it to the entire world, but I'm pretty sure everyone at the very least wants to try and start the year off on a good foot. Whether that means eating better, drinking more water, or hitting the gym, I support you and today I'm sharing how to do it in style. Even if you aren't working out, who doesn't love a good athleisure look? Enjoy!

xo. G

January 21, 2019

Five Books to Read at the Start of a New Year

It's no surprise that words have this profound power to teach us, move us, and inspire us. I am a firm believer in their ability to change our lives, especially when they are perfectly crafted to do just that.  I love reading inspirational books all year round and especially at points in my life when I need to learn from their lessons. I am almost always left feeling inspired, with a new viewpoint and a little bit of hope.

 Of course I suggest reading these types of books all year round, or when your heart needs them a little bit more, but I thought that they are also kind of perfect for the start of a new year. Who doesn't want a little (or big) dose of inspiration or a new mindset as we head into twenty nineteen? I know I most certainly am here for it, so without further adieu, here are five books to read at the start of this new year. Some I have read and loved, some I am currently reading, and some are on my list. Either way, all containing words that have the power to change, inspire, and move you. I hope you enjoy!

January 16, 2019

An Updated Skincare Routine

With the start of the new year, comes the arrival of any and everything health and wellness related. With that being said, I thought what better time to share my updated skincare routine with all of you! Over that past couple years I've really been focusing in on my skincare routine. It is something I feel is so very important for not only your skin today , but also your future self. Skincare can be an investment and isn't always the cheapest, but it is an investment I think is worth making every time. Your future self will thank you!

January 14, 2019

2019 Travel Wishlist!

One of my favorite things about the the arrival of January is planning out travel plans and wishes for the new year. I love making a wishlist of all the destinations I want to visit in the upcoming months - it leaves me feeling so inspired to get out there and see the world (and even destinations in my own backyard!).

January 09, 2019

Twenty Nineteen To-Do List

Last week I shared the intention I set for 2019 (go check it out here, if you haven't done so already!), and this week I wanted to share my 2019 to-do list. If you remember from last year, my new year to-do list is essentially a list of goals and things I would like to accomplish in this upcoming year. I had such a fun time crafting a list last year & then actually crossing off my accomplishments, that I knew I had to do it again this year.

I've started to stray away from making new year's resolutions... I feel like a list of goals is a better, more productive way to start the year. It not only helps you reflect on the things you want to accomplish in the next 365 days, but we all know that writing a list holds us more accountable and much more likely to successfully achieve those goals. My 2019 to-do list is just that and I cannot wait to start checking things off the list!

January 07, 2019

Loungewear Favorites

This time of year always, without fail makes me just want to cozy up indoors while wearing my favorite loungewear. Anyone else!? After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, a little R&R in January is much welcomed and needed!

January 04, 2019

2019, Year of Yes

Resolutions, goals, and to-do lists. I've done them all when past new years have rolled around. I like the direction and tone they set as we embark on a fresh start come January. I think it's so important to set yourself up for success in the new year by reflecting on and then writing down all the things you want to do, accomplish, or work towards in the days, weeks, and months that follow. I plan on doing just that this year as I've done many times before, but I'm also doing something new!

January 02, 2019

January Wishlist

January serves a a fresh start in more ways than one, and I can't help but feel a desire for a wardrobe refresh come the new year. After wearing all the plaid, red, and sparkles during the holiday season, it's always refreshing to trade those in for more updated, fresh pieces. I know I'm not the only one out there that likes to kick off the new year on a healthy note - clean eating, more exercise, etcetera - and I can't help but feel as though what you choose to wear can also help contribute to that spirit, mind, body balance. Look good, feel good as the saying goes!