Miscellaneous Monthlies: January 2014

January has come and gone and we’re officially one month into the new year.  How’s it going for you?  For me?  So far, so good!  I always kick off the beginning of a new month with my monthly favorites mini series videos on TBBB, starting with my Miscellaneous Monthlies where I share some of my favorite things from the past month (not including beauty – my next post will be my Beauty Buzz update) in the video below:




I would love to know what some of your miscellaneous favorites from January were. Leave a comment if you care to share! I hope your February is off to a great start 🙂


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16 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Monthlies: January 2014”

  1. Loved the video and blog post Jen! When you finish Allegiant I would love to see a book nook on it if you would be interested in doing one 🙂 Seeing as it has a some what of a controversial ending I would love to hear your thoughts! 

  2. I really enjoy your Miscellaneous monthly ! I really like the Dogeared necklace you showed I will be looking into that. TFS 🙂

  3. Have only just started watching your Miscellaneous Monthly videos and am really enjoying them…think I will have to go back and look at the ones from last year! Love the PJs…soo cute! I am living in PJ bottoms far too much at the mo…too cold to go outside! Really enjoyed Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews so think I will give the book you recommend a go…love chick lit! As an English teacher it is nice to escape in something that is a bit easier and enjoyable to read than some of the novels I have to teach lol! Thanks for sharing x

  4. I am in love with the Selma bag. She is on my purse list. I found myself carrying my Coach Willis bag most of last month. I needed a hands free option due to all the snow and sub zero temps we had. Bring on Spring! 🙂

  5. Hi Jen,

    I am a new fan having discovered your blog and videos when I was home for a week with the flu in early January. I love your tips and ideas and have already learned so much. I wanted to let you know about a great company for finding more of your holiday china. It is called replacements limited and their website is replacements.com. They have thousands and thousands of patterns of china and silver many of which are no longer made. I’d be willing to bet they have yours. My mother and mother in law have both used them and been very pleased. Hope you can find more of your china!

  6. Hi Jen! I hope that you and Don both had wonderful birthdays! I was reading your FAQ page and I read about with your husband and the software company and I saw that it was shut down! :'( I’m curious, what happened?

  7. Hi Jen, I was inspired by you to list some of my misc. monthly favs for January below!

    scent: See by Chloe – ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla, its my fav perfume this time of year 🙂

    décor: I finally found the Cameroon JuJu Hat in the color I wanted – Im using it as wall art, its become a real wow factor – love it http://www.neimanmarcus.com/White-Feather-Headdress-Wall-Decor/prod149170143/p.prod?ecid=NMCIGoogleProductAds&ci_sku=prod149170143skuWHITE&ci_gpa=pla

    book: Daniel Boulud’s new cookbook –he is such a great chef, I love all his restaurants in NYC, and he is opening his first restaurant in DC, where I live, cant wait – hope to get him to sign my book! http://www.danielboulud.com/

    jewelry: the hark necklace by Jenny Bird – Im obsessed with all things Lucite

    candle: this winter, I feel in love with the home scent collection from Restoration Hardware

    handbag: my LV Neverfill on the weekends, and the Michael Kors Hamilton bag for work

    make up: Tom Ford black orchid lipstick (it’s the best, Iperfer it over my marc Jacobs, and dior and chanel lipsticks), if I could only have one make up item for all times, this would be it (and the colour is perfect for my skin tone!)

    music: still loving Celine Dion’s latest cd, also replaying Marc Cohn debut cd from the 90s, and the music of Zucchero, an amazing Italian musician with a strong, heartfelt voice, if you have not heard of them before, please check them out. I would love to know what you think!

    charity event – fundraiser – I go to and/or /support at least one a month – Jan was Sips & Suppers, a fab foodie event I went to a couple of weeks ago. We helped raise a lot of money for charity, plus I got to met Alice Waters –I was in total awe http://www.sipsandsuppers.org/

    dvd: Made in Chelsea – my guilty pleasure – I’m totally addicted (if you liked GG, you will like this!)

    tv: the only thing I watched on tv last month was the Australian Open – two weeks of unbelievable tennis matches and lots of upsets –lots!! — what a way to kick off the new season of tennis!!!! Its going to be a great year of tennis! (Jen, do you watch or still play?? I recall in your earlier vlogs you were taking lessons, are you a fan of the sport? ) 🙂

    Sorry this is so long – I hope you like some of my favs!

    Have a great month ahead!!


  8. Hi, Jen. You’ve inspired me to pick up my knitting needles! I’d love to also start again with a fairly simple project like a scarf. Do you mind sharing some additional pattern information? e.g., needles used, number of stitches (cast on,) number of rows you knit (approximate?) Thank you for sharing your excitement–it’s contagious!

    1. I didn’t follow a pattern for the 2 scarves I knit last month. I just cast on enough stitches for the scarf to be as wide as I wanted and then stopped when I thought it was the right length. That’s the beauty of a simple scarf, it’s totally up to you 🙂

  9. Hahaha, “You can touch it, thats fine. I can wash it. That was weird.” I so have said those same things in my head. Awkward high five from one weirdo to another. 🙂

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