January Rewind

Wow, I feel like January kicked off with a bang! I’ve been so filled with ideas for new content here and honestly right now have more ideas than time or space! Maybe that’s why I’ve been having trouble sleeping! Sometimes, even if I’m exhausted, I have trouble turning off my brain!  And if you read yesterday’s post about how I was gonna give up coffee for 5 days to see if it improved my sleep, I’ll fast forward and let you know I’m a big wimp and only lasted ONE day! Pitiful, I know!! But, I decided to allow myself that morning cup of coffee that I enjoy so much, but none after that.  The effects should surely wear off before bedtime with that plan. #coffeelover #withcreamer 

My goal this year is to make Honey We’re Home a more well-rounded lifestyle blog digging into topics like fashion, beauty, fitness, and intentional living (think goals, productivity and organization), and even Mom life and decor because I’m passionate about all of those topics and I know you’re interested in them too!

I like to start the new year by taking a look back at the previous year, so you got a recap of my most popular fitness posts and the home decor, but not without some new stuff!  I also compiled a list of 30 healthy habits to incorporate into your 2018 lifestyle!

30 Healthy Habits 2018

I shared a an easy no-bake recipe for a healthy snack that I’ve been enjoying – after all the Christmas cookies and desserts were gone!

Bliss Balls

The #1 thing y’all said you were looking for advice on lately was how to plan your meals, so I hope this meal planning post was helpful! I shared my routine and tips and a real life pic of what grocery shopping with kids looks like!

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Moto Leggings 40% off! • Sports Bra • Athletic Top • Pink Sneakers • No Show Socks 

Zella high waist moto leggings and sports bra

High Waist Leggings • Sports Bra

Every year I like to challenge myself in new ways for personal growth.  Last year I took up meditating and tried yoga and started waking up early to get my workouts it.  I didn’t stick with yoga, but I still like to meditate and wake up early because it just feels so good to get a jumpstart on the day! The goal this year is to wake up each day with more energy, motivation and focus. So, basically, with The Miracle Morning where you set aside some time in the morning to go through a routine that taps into the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual parts that make up every human being. The Miracle Morning Routine consists of 6 daily rituals “SAVERS” : Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing (writing).

Lots of you have asked how this is going for me so I will do a separate post in detail with what my miracle morning looks like and also shared the affirmations and visualizations I use.

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I know it sounds crazy or intimidating or both, but have you planned out your entire year yet?! I walked you through how I’m trying to keep it all together this year and maybe add a little fun into our year!!

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Sweater • Similar Necklace

I also shared my First Free Printable (and I have another one coming for you next week!). There’s still time to have an organized 2018 – print this out now and get to planning!!

We’ve had record cold temps all across the country – and Houston has not been spared. It was bitter cold here for a couple days and even snowed and closed school for two days! Which was good news, because I got to put to use some of those great winter outfits I shared!!  If you’re still feeling the chill, check out these looks for some inspiration to get you through those Winter months.

30 Cute Winter Outfits

Since January always signifies a fresh, new start, my January Loves featured some workout faves, a budget-friendly high-waist skinny jean, a few new tops, and my winter skin saver!

January Loves - all the things we are loving in January

Striped V-Neck Tee • Gingham Top  • Cute Gym Bag  • Be A Nice Human Tee • High Waist Crop Jeans

Star Necklace  • Pullover  • Moto Leggings  • Pink Sneaks  • Face Oil  • Swimsuit

In my first full fashion post of the year, I got out of my jeans and fleece (AKA my comfort zone) and shared two winter skirt outfits that are super cute and fun!

Plaid Skirt w black sweater and over the knee boots 2

Skirt • Tunic Top XXS • Similar Jacket Size Up • Bangle Bracelet • Earrings • Necklace • Boots • Bag • Watch • Rings

Pink sweater and print skirt 2

Sweater XS • Skirt XS • Shoes • Necklace • Bangle • Watch • Earrings

The first dressing room post of the year came in the middle of the month! I found some great items from my go-to stores, but also found some favorites when I stepped out of my comfort zone!  And I found not one, but three pair of quality, budget-friendly jeans and gave them a thorough review for ya!

DR- high waist skinny jeans

White Tee XS • High Waist Skinny Jeans 25

DR- LOFT distressed jeans striped top

Stripe Top XS •  Modern Skinny Jeans 25P

Striped ruffle sleeve dress

Ruffle Sleeve Dress XSP

 

Next, I took you on a personal tour of my My Closet and showed you exactly how I organize everything from shoes to clothes and accessories.  I also talked about how I donate or get rid of my older clothes.  Many of you have reached out asking if I had things I could sell to you! I just launched HWHCloset on Instagram, where I sell gently used (and some new) items.  Go ahead and follow and HWHCloset if you’re interested.  I list items on Tuesdays!

Organized master closetTop • Jeans • Heels • Bracelet

I still love to put together outfits and show you ways to accessorize.  It also helps get me out of sweats and into something cute for the day!  This month’s Outfits Lately, was full of good sweater and jeans options! Love that bright pink sweater!

OUTFIT INSPIRATION - cute outfits to inspire your wardrobe!

Pink SweaterWhite Convertible Sweater • Black Everyday Tunic • Stripe Butter Soft Tunic

I get asked all the time how I curl my hair so I’ve put together an updated Hair Curling Tutorial with all the appliances and products I use to get loose, wavy curls in SIX minutes!! If it takes you longer at first, don’t worry, you’ll get faster!

how to get loose waves in minutes- step by step tutorial

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In my first fitness post of the year I partnered with Nordstrom and shared 8 Fitness Tips for a Happy Mind and Healthy Body! Getting in shape isn’t always ONLY about our bodies!

8 Fitness Tips for a Happy Mind and Healthy Body

Crop Sweatshirt • High Waist Crop Leggings • Seamless Sports Bra • Similar Running Shoe

Zella high waist pants and pullover

Cowl Neck Pullover 40% off • High Waist Leggings XS • Sneakers • No Show Socks

What’s on your Valentine’s Day Wish List? I’ve made gift-giving super simple by putting all of the most LOVEly items in one place with direct links – to avoid confusion!!  #yourewelcome!  But I didn’t forget about the guys,- I have 3 gifts he’s sure to appreciate! And all are around $20!

Valentine's Gift Ideas for Her

Gingham Top • Tassel Earrings • Necklace •  Tee • Mug • Robe • Mademoiselle Fragrance • Pullover • Undies • Tory Burch Sandals • Throw Blanket • Heels • Bamboo Bag • Red Sweater

As winter starts to drag on and on, we could all use a little sunshine in our lives! Am I right?! When visiting the Galleria this bright yellow bag was a BEACON from across the store. And now I’ve styled it here with some stripes and my fave mid-rise jeans!!

Stripe Bell Sleeve Top with skinny jeans and yellow bag 10

Stripe Bell Sleeve Top XSP • Midrise Skinny Jeans 0P • Purse • Watch • Sunglasses • Shoes • Necklace • Earrings

Stripe Bell Sleeve Top with skinny jeans and yellow bag 10

Looking for inspiration for your Valentine’s Day date? Whether it’s a casual night out or a hot, romantic date – I’ve put together a couple outfits to WOW whoever you’re going out with!

Valentine's Day Dressy & Casual

DRESSY : Dress XS • Clutch (Similar) • Shoes • Sunglasses • Similar Moto Jacket (size up) • Earrings • Bracelet
CASUAL : Stripe Top XS • High Waist Jeans 25 • Heels • Necklace • Customizable Bag • Watch • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Earrings

It’s been crazy around here lately – I’m living proof that you can plan as much as you want and some days just have a way of getting away from you! So now seems like the PERFECT time for a This & That post with all kinds of fun things (and sales!) going on these days!

coffee warmer

Coffee/Tea Warmer • Hello Gorgeous Mug

Love & Happiness Top

Love & Happiness Top XSP

Pink dress

Pink Dress XS

LOFT striped top and modern skinny jeans

Blue Stripe Top XXSP • Modern Skinny Jeans 0P • Booties 50% Off

Have you been following #HappyHealthyYou on Instagram?? I joined two of my good friends (Veronika and Sara) to start a weekly chat pertaining to all things health, beauty & wellness. I compiled the first month of chats here in one blog post! There’s so much good stuff here, don’t miss it!

Striped Pajamas • Striped Sweater XXS • Tank • Leggings • Jacket • Sneakers • No Show Socks 

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s been January forever!  Maybe because I packed so much into it! At any rate, I’m happy to welcome February tomorrow! It’s my and Jordan’s birthday month!! 

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14 Comments

  1. January 31, 2018 / 6:33 am

    Loved following along this month! On a side note, I picked up and tried out the gummies you recommended yesterday when I went to bed last night and I slept SO good! Hoping that did the trick!

  2. Kathryn
    January 31, 2018 / 8:44 am

    What does “scrub your skins until they shine” mean?

    • Megan
      Author
      January 31, 2018 / 10:30 am

      AHHHH! SINKS!!! oops!! I put the wrong pic! 🙂

    • Megan
      Author
      January 31, 2018 / 10:33 am

      What a dork I am! Fixed it! Thanks!!

  3. January 31, 2018 / 9:22 am

    loving everything in this list

  4. Karen
    January 31, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Glad you caved into coffee. It is a warm hug and you couldn’t let all that creamer go to waste! I think a cup in the morning is fine and great!

    • Megan
      Author
      January 31, 2018 / 10:28 am

      ALLLL the creamer!!!! 😉

  5. Julie
    January 31, 2018 / 10:51 am

    I LOVE your goal for the blog this year. Lifestyle blogs with lots of different topics are my favorite. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  6. January 31, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    What a fun recap! I’m also glad you gave into coffee (that sounds a little evil, haha). I liked your idea of just cutting out the afternoon cup. Everything in moderation, right? 😉

  7. Jess T
    January 31, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    30 Healthy Habits—great reminders on how to maintain a more peaceful, stress-free life. Great post!! Thanks.

  8. Lindsey G.
    February 1, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Sometimes I too just can’t turn my brain off no matter how tired I am. Something that I’ve recently started doing is using the “Insight Timer” meditation app and using one of the sleep meditations. Seriously has worked every.single.time!! I was just telling my hubby he needs to give it a try next time he can’t sleep. The app is free so definitely worth a shot. The last one I used was a 7 minute one and I was literally asleep before it ended!

  9. February 2, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Hey! I love your blog and I am excited for it to be more well-rounded this year. I really love your productivity blogs! I have a request for more information on how someone can improve their blog and photography and create at least a side hustle doing it! As a newbie I am always looking for tips!

    BTW my husband loves he coffee warmer I got him!

  10. February 3, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! So healthy and the color is beautiful.
    Do you have any tip on products you use?
    Thanks . http://niccimarquart.com/

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