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That’s A Wrap – January 2018

That's A Wrap - January 2018

Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA the past few wks. My computer decided to break & my husband & I had to decide whether to get it fixed or get a new one. We decided on a new one & it just arrived today, Jan 31st, aka just in time for me to write & post my monthly wrap up. Let’s get to it…

That's A Wrap - January 2018

01. LIVING ROOM DANCE PARTY – One of my resolutions was/is to be more active & one of the ways I’ve done so is by having living room dance parties with my husband. We put a thirty min playlist on & then we boogie. It usually starts with just kind of walking around, then there’s a little jumping around here, a little bumpin & grindin’ there, w a little bit of square dancing & who knows what else in the middle. It’s definitely not pretty, but it’s fun!

02. UnREAL CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS – Do you like peanut butter cups? If you do, screw Reece’s, you NEED to try UnReal brand’s Peanut Butter Cups. They are freaking amazing. Like literally THE best thing (after the potato) that I’ve ever had in my mouth. Words cannot describe the amount of yum. I’ve had their Dark Chocolate PB Cups which are the smoothest tastiest pb cups in all of the land, their Dark Chocolate Crispy Pb Cups which are basically a pb cup meets a crunch bar, & their Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups which are a unique twist. All three are heaven & I’m telling you that you’ve GOT to try them!

That's A Wrap - January 2018

03. EDUCA PUZZLE – Okay so I’m not sure if it’s “right” for me to include this puzzle in my Jan wrap up because it’s far from complete. But since Zo & I purchased this puzzle in Jan, I’m including it anyways. This gorgeous London Ariel View Puzzle by Educa is the first big (fifteen hundred piece) puzzle that Zo & I have ever done, or I guess I should say started on. I cannot believe how long it took us just to get the outline done, but it’s a neat little way to spend our time.

04. NO CIRCUS MEANS NO PROTESTS – Usually my January includes four-nine circus protests, but NOT this year. As most of ya’ll probably know, Ringling Barnum & Bailey no longer exists – thank goodness! And the smaller animal exploiting & abusing circus that usually comes to town skipped all of Florida & Georgia because of protests / low sells this year, so there were no circus protest to be had this January. Yay!

That's A Wrap - January 2018

05. B12 – I started taking a new B12 supplement this month. The supplement I picked is Nature’s Bounty Sublingual Liquid B-12 5000mcg . I chose this particular supplement because it’s a sublingual liquid & it tastes pretty dang good (berry flavored, almost no medicine/vitamin like after-taste). B12 deficiency is common not only in vegans, but in vegetarians & meat eaters alike. My bloodwork has never shown a deficiency, however it may be helpful for me to get more. I’m about two & a half weeks in & I haven’t noticed a difference yet, but I hope to soon notice more energy & better circulation.

06. FUN GET TOGETHERS – Considering I barely left the house this month (damn you anxiety), I went to my fair share of shin-digs. First was couples game night that my Momma hosted. Lorenzo & I kicked ass at the newlywed game. I mean we absolutely annihilated the rest of the competition, haha. The very next day was one of my BFFL, Tracy’s Baby Shower. It was beautiful & I cannot wait to meet my niece Brookelyn next month! And this past weekend our friends Chris & Elizabeth hosted a breakfast for dinner / bon-fire evening & it was great! Anytime there’s vegan hashbrowns, cinnamon rolls, etc included in dinner, uhm yeah I’m down!

That's A Wrap - January 2018

07. GILLIGAN & O’MALLEY PJ PANTS – When it comes to the attire that I sleep in, I like cute, but I’m all about comfort. With these Gilligan & O’Malley PJ Pajama Pants you get comfort while looking cute! I usually hate elastic around my ankles because it feels constricting & really bothers me when trying to sleep. These pj pants, however are tight enough around the ankle for the pants to not move up to your knees while tossing & turning, but loose enough that they don’t feel obnoxious. I love them so much that I’ll be ordering them in black as soon as I’m done publishing this post!

08. ELEVEN YEAR FIRST DATE ANNIVERSARY – The 27th of this month marked ELEVEN years since Lorenzo & I had our very first date. We both had no idea that first date would lead to so many years of love & marriage, hell I didn’t even know it was a date at all at first, haha, but thank goodness that’s how it worked out! It’s crazy to think of what kids we were back then (just seventeen & nineteen years old). Now we’re older, fatter, & happier than ever, haha.

That's A Wrap - January 2018

That's A Wrap - January 2018

09. “TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY” – In my post “My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018” , I mentioned that this is the year Lorenzo & I plan to make a baby. I’m a super planner & I like to do things the right way, as in the healthy, responsible, & as educated as possible way, so I’ve been reading a bazillion & one articles, studies, books, etc. I loveeeee this book “Taking Charge Of Your Fertility“. It’s a book on really getting to know your body & how it works throughout your entire cycle. Some of it is common sense, but some of it is surprisingly not. It’s written in a fun, personable way that educates without getting boring. Whether you’re trying to conceive, planning to start trying to conceive soon (like me), or with no plans to conceive any time soon, or even ever, this book is great for all females!

10. DAVID G McAFEE ARTICLE – Plans to make a baby soon definitely came as a huge shock to all of my family & friends, Lorenzo’s too. Why? Oh because for many years we planned to NEVER have kids. We were child-free & proud to be. We had basically no plans to ever have a human child (though we occasionally spoke of adoption), & everyone knew that. Well shit changes & I’ll definitely do a longer blog post on it in the future. For now, I’d like to share an article written by David G McAfee. He & his wife also planned to remain child-free & recently changed their minds. His article is pretty dead on to how Lorenzo & I feel, even including the fact that we do still want to adopt in the future, but minus the whole polygamy thing, like no thanks. Give it a read here.

That's A Wrap - January 2018

Well that’s all for January 2018. It wasn’t the best month ever, unfortunately my anxiety that I hoped to leave in 2017 is still around & super active, BUT I will say some neat things are in the works & my husband & I are in the most freaking love ever, so it was a month full of smiles & joy! I hope everyone had a great first month of the year & that February is even better!

That's A Wrap - January 2018

XOXO, Kara

29 Comments

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    Jennifer

    February 1, 2018

    Those peanut butter cups sound delicious!! I’m so glad I was able to comment. I’ve been trying for months but for some reason, I could never scroll down on your blog. And it was just your’s. It was so weird.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      Hmm that’s weird. I’m glad it’s working now 🙂

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    sophie

    February 2, 2018

    I really love the boots in the second picture.
    http://sophieatieno.com

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    Victoria

    February 4, 2018

    You are so pretty and I am just in love with your style!
    Victoria-Maria xx || Vidcaria

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    Sonia De Macedo

    February 5, 2018

    I honestly can’t believe circuses still use animals in their performance. It’s just the most horrible thing to see. They look miserable (and are treated poorly no less) too. I don’t understand how anyone can sit in an audience and not see how sad these animals are and “enjoy” it. I don’t think circuses are big in Australia anymore. I don’t ever see those kind of ones at least. Not that I ever show any interest period so I can’t exactly say for certain!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      I don’t understand it either! I guess it’s willful ignorance.

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    Lisa Grossman

    February 5, 2018

    Yeah!! no more Ringling protests!!

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    Lauren

    February 6, 2018

    Can not believe that we are already into February!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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    Shann Eileen

    February 6, 2018

    Love reading catch up posts, and this was no exception! Your hair looks so healthy and beautiful, what’s your secret? The peanut butter cups sound amazingly delicious.

    Shann Eileen | http://www.shanneileen.com

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      Thanks so much. I don’t think it’s quite as healthy as it looks in photos, haha. I wash it A LOT more than most people do, like 5 days a wk,
      that’s about all, haha 🙂

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    Camille

    February 6, 2018

    Great post, thanks for sharing! It sounds like you had a super January 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    Straight A Style

    February 6, 2018

    I love your dance parties. What a good idea! Those pb cups sound amazing. So glad you and your hubby are so happy and happy date anniversary!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Vivian

    February 6, 2018

    You had me at peanut butter cups 😉

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

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    Jessica

    February 7, 2018

    what a great wrap up! You look gorgeous!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

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    Rach

    February 7, 2018

    You had a lot going on in a good way! Good luck with your fertility plans and happy anniversary!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    LENA Revealed

    February 7, 2018

    Love this! My computer broke down on me a few months back! grrr! So glad to hear about the Circus!

    -L.
    LenaRevealed.com

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    caroline

    February 8, 2018

    Very cool January my dear, cool pics !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

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    Stella

    February 8, 2018

    What a lovely post my dear Kara! But first, congratulations on your first date anniversary! Wow eleven years! Wish you all the love and happiness in the world! We are having a 5 year anniversary with hubby soon, but our first date anniversary is around 15 years ago haha! You seem so adorable and happy together, and those body suits you are wearing are goals 😉
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      Thanks Stella. Glad to hear you’ve had around 15 years of happiness with your boo! Cheer to many more 🙂

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    Kim

    February 8, 2018

    Your month sounded awesome! I love the idea of a living room dance party! And I actually love puzzles hahah. My friends all make fun of me for it though. Good luck with your fertility plans!

    Kim
    http://www.simplylovebirds.com

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      The puzzle is so much harder than I would’ve ever guessed!

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    swisstwins

    February 9, 2018

    Love your look<3
    thank you for sharing
    we wish you a lovely day.
    xoxo
    http://www.swisstwins.ch/

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    Just discovered your blog, this was great to read as I got to learn about you! I’ve recently been diagnosed with crohns so I struggle to absorb B12, so this is reallyyyy good to know! Thanks for sharing x

    Yasmin 💗
    The Sweet Seven Five

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      Kara Aragon

      February 12, 2018

      You should def give the b12 I shared a try. It’s so easy, just a squeeze under the tongue & taste like berries.

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    Kathrin

    February 9, 2018

    I love the idea of the living room dance party! Now to convince my husband that it’s in his best interest to go along with it…

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    Anne

    February 11, 2018

    Such a beautiful post sweety.

    https://modernastrega.com/

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