February's Reading, Watching, Listening, and Loving

It’s hard to believe this is the last Friday in February and time to share what I’ve been up to this month. You know the most obvious one: welcoming little Violet into the family. Along with living that newborn life of eat, sleep, repeat, two snowy days and bitter weather mean there was plenty of time to read, watch, and listen.

February's Reading, Watching, Listening, and Loving - wear she blossoms
February's Reading, Watching, Listening, and Loving - wear she blossoms

Reading: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

If you’re looking for an easy, fun read then you want to grab a copy of Playing With Matches. It tells the story of Sasha Goldberg, a newly graduated girl living in NYC, who lands her first job which just happens to be as a matchmaker. She seems to have it all, including the successful boyfriend, until it all falls apart. It’s a great read and based on Orenstein’s own experience as a Manhattan matchmaker. It’s a beach read that you won’t feel bad reading whenever.

Also read and loved this month: Dumplin’ by Julie Smith and The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Watching: Felicity on Hulu and season two of Friends From College on Netflix

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’m watching an insane amount of t.v. right now. Honestly, there’s not much you can do when a newborn decides to fall asleep on you. I decided to restart an old favorite on Hulu": Felicity. Oh, the nostalgia. Late 90’s fashion, New York City, and college with the early internet and before social media. Also, Scott Speedman as Ben isn’t too bad.

Another show that I watched this month, and actually watched in just one day, was season two of Friends From College. It’s got such a dark and witty humor to it and I’m absolutely devastated that it got cancelled. The episodes are short and sweet so it’s a good show to binge.

Listening: Believed podcast from NPR

There are many great, informative podcasts out there but there is nothing like Believed. This incredible podcast from NPR discusses how Larry Nassar, a doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastic team, was able to sexually assault countless young female gymnasts. The reporters not only dive into the culture that allowed him to manipulate his interactions and access to the girls but also how strong these young women are. It is hard to listen to but it’s also really important to understand how this happens, how we can support victims, and

Loving: Healthy Human insulated tumbler with metal straw

This winter I’m feeling dry, dry, dry. Besides layering on multiple moisturizers morning, noon, and night, I’m trying to up my water intake. I’m loving my Healthy Human tumbler that comes with its own reusable metal straw. I find it’s so much easier to drink a lot of water when I have a straw.

What did you read, watch, listen to, or love this month?

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