5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

How's your January going? This is the last 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥ for the month, so it gives me a moment to reflect. Overall, January has been quite kind to me. I admit that I wrote "2015" on paper several times; I question when I'll figure out it's actually 2016. I've been going hard at work & on my blog, consistently trying to up my social media strategy & knowledge. I'm working on a couple new Social Media Basics posts for you guys, so stay tuned for that. Until then, browse through what I'm loving right now to keep you occupied!

latte art

Latte Art - Sometimes you have to stop by a mom & pop shop to get a good coffee. I like to bring my laptop & maybe my boyfriend or a girlfriend & just get some work done. Latte art simply adds to the experience. However, I often feel bad slurping it up since it ruins the art. Oh the dilemmas of life & lattes.

glamping hub
Photo courtesy of: Glamping Hub
Glamping Hub* - Vacations are seriously one of life's best things, so I'm excited to have a stay in one of Glamping Hub's California Getaways locations. There are several tempting options like a bed & breakfast in Joshua Tree, a cozy cabin in Yosemite, or even a tent & tipi in Lake Tahoe. Now I just have to narrow it down. I'm excited for a mini vacation! Now if only it came with a massage...

southern california winter

"Winter" - I am liberal with my usage of the word "winter" in Southern California, but I've enjoyed the slightly chilly temperatures here. Every morning when I get up, I have the opportunity to actually wear a jacket or coat or some type of layering garment. It makes me incredibly happy. I'm aware I talk about the weather & the temperature a lot, but bear in mind this is as good as it gets here (as far as winter is concerned).

romantic anniversary

Anniversary - The boyfriend & I celebrated our three year anniversary! We are just as in love as ever, if not more. We've reached a level of understanding about each other's personality, dreams, goals, insecurities, & all that relationship jazz. It's been a good three years & I look forward to many more! Woo!

making a murderer
Photo courtesy of: Netflix
Making a Murderer - This documentary series comes highly recommended. It's been buzzing all over social media, so do yourself a favor & watch it immediately — binge watch it this weekend. My boyfriend & I indulged every night after a long day of work until we completed the series. I can't really reveal much because you just have to watch it. In short, it's about a man accused of murder. Let me just say that it'll leave you spinning with emotions & questioning everyone.

What are YOU loving right now? :]

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63 comments

  1. You have to tell me how you find Glamping, I wanna go xo

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  2. How good is the Making a Murderer series. My boyfriend watched most of it and then I watched the last two episodes with him, but even just those to had me so into it! I need to go back and watch the others, but it's just insane!

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    1. It's WAY good. You have to watch the others, especially since the last two just summarize it. :]

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  3. Very nice photos) Have a nice day!

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  4. Congrats on 3 years! :) That's so awesome! And I just love some good latte art too

    Just Gigi Fashion

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  5. I love Latte Art, I took a coffee making course and attempted to make latte art but discovered it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Congratulations on your anniversary too!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. That's so cool. I can only imagine how hard creating latte art would be. :]

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  6. I really enjoyed watching Making a Murderer as well, though as you said it definitely did leave me spinning with emotions. After the last episode especially, I really didn't know how to feel. Also, congratulations on your three year anniversary :)

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    1. I still don't know how to feel, especially since there's no way to know what really happened! >.<

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  7. I also love latte art! I used to work as a barista and done some training in it. Although I'm probably a little rusty at it now haha. Also, congratulations on yours and your boyfriends' anniversary, that's so lovely.:D

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    1. I worked as a barista back in the day but never did any latte art! :]

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I am in love with latte art, I always try to do in my house but end up with a puddle of caffeine!!

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    1. Thank you!! Haha, as long as the puddle of caffeine tastes good. :]

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  9. I need to check out that Glamping website! It sounds absolutely amazing and I've been dying to go to Yosemite soon! Congrats on your anniversary! 3 years is a huge deal but I'm glad you two are doing better than ever :) Also, I have to tell you that Making a Murderer sucked up 10 hours of my life as well... I only started watching it because everyone was talking about it, and then my boyfriend and I got totally sucked in as well XD It's SO INTERESTING!!! Have you seen all of the "hidden" confession tapes all over the internet now with Brendan and the fiancee?? I'm going to need a second season... ASAP!
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend :)

    -Rachel
    www.blonderhombus.com

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    1. I haven't done much research after-the-fact. No matter how many conspiracy theories, tapes, etc. I don't think there's a 100% clear verdict. :]

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  10. Nice photos, I love Latte art as well it makes the coffee looks even more delicious.
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  11. Yesss glamping is definitely the way to go!!
    xx elainea

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  12. Congrats!!! :) I am still writing 2015 on everything too.

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  13. Congratulations to you and your boyfriend! Also, I don't drink lattes but I love latte art! :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't drink many lattes, but I would just for the art. :]

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  14. Congratulations on three years! It's beautiful (and rare) that you're more in love today than you were back then. <3

    Minaali
    The Snap Narrative

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  15. Ooh there are loads of glamping places in Europe too! I think I've found my next holidaaay :) happy anniversary, how lovely to hear that you're both so very happy! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

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    1. You can't go wrong with a little bit of glamping. :]

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  16. So far, I say my January is good. And I like Making A Murderer too :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  17. Making a Murderer is so amazing, isn't it? I watched it all last weekend not having planned to watch more than a couple of episodes but after each one ended I would tell myself: one more! Ha ha.
    Congrats on your anniversary!

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

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    1. I know the feeling. We would watch a couple episodes each night, then have to go to sleep because we work early in the morning. We'd just countdown to when we could watch it again. :]

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  18. I love Latte art, it's so pretty!
    Have a nice week!
    Love Laurence
    www.laurencemagaly.com

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  19. Joshua Tree is on my list of places to go (also, California in general is also on the list..)! I may be the only person out there who actually loves winter and all that comes with it. I love the snow, the cold (to a point) and the big marshmallow jackets that we get to wear (especially here in Manitoba). So, I guess that is something that I have been loving this month- winter!
    Also, congratulations on three years together! :)

    Take care,
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    1. I have minimal experience with the snow but I totally agree about marshmallow jackets. :]

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  20. Congrats on your anniversary! Also, glamping rules.

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  21. Congratulations on your three year anniversary! xx

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  22. Congrats on your anniversary! I've heard a lot about Making A Murderer, I wanted to watch it last weekend but I just put it off. I'll give it a go this week :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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    1. Just watch it & get it out of the way! :]

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  23. Congrats on your three year anniversary! Wishing you the best. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  24. I think I am still writing 2015! I will only get used to writing 2016 in December..

    I am slowly starting to like winter (here in the UK), I still cannot wait for some sun though!

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  25. I was completely hooked on Making a Murderer! It's such a good binge tv show! x

    Albana Janjeva | Stylist | Glamming up a Sunday Stroll

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    1. Yes! Quick to view, but unsettling to see. >.<

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  26. Happy anniversary with your boyfriend! I've heard all this week about the series "Making a Murderer", I think you convinced me to watch haha.

    Camy xx
    www.osiarah.com

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  27. What a lovely thought for a post! I've put you as one of the blogs to follow this week over on my blog, Links here if you want to check it out! TheBrondeGirl

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. :]

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  28. Cute list! You´re so lucky living in southern California, in Norway we swing a bit due to global warming, but we hold a 18 - C or -0.4000000 Farenheit most of the time, so just throwing on a jacket seems delightful right now, haha! xx

    Kinkx

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  29. I see there you have a great winter, here in Ukraine is too cold and so many ice outside!;(

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  30. Lovely list! I've always wanted to camp in Joshua Tree - perhaps glamping is the way to go!
    xx
    Neelam
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  31. Loving grey clothes and green tea! <3

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  32. I'm loving Winter too! I enjoy wrapping up warm with scarfs, hats, layers. Coming in and having hot drinks and warming up. My boyfriend and I also celebrated our three year anniversary recently too (In december) x

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  33. I reaaaaallly need to watch making a murder, can't believe I haven't yet!

    Alexandra | www.alyspace.co.uk

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  34. Glad you have these things that you love, to me I would have loved winter in California, because these days the winter in Egypt has been brutal.
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  35. I love latte art, it always makes for a perfect Instagram picture haha!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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  36. Totally know what you mean about enjoying "winter" in california! It is so fun to be able to layer though, we have the best weather over here :)

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