The start to this year was rough for all of us. And I know so many of us hoped that at 12:01 AM on Jan 1 things would immediately start to get better, but I have a feeling that this is like an injury; it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. And while I still find myself emotional and upset at the state of the world, I try and truck on with things that bring me a little joy. I kicked off the year with a new post on the books I plan on reading in 2021, and since that is one of the things people respond to most on social media, I thought I’d share that in my monthly round-up as well! As you scroll down you’ll now be able to see the books that I read this month and a quick snippet on what I thought about them.

I hope February brings us a little more positivity and a little less 2020 vibes…









Three Women

This wasn’t exactly what I expected from this book when I bought it, but it was still interesting. It follows three women’s stories through their relationships and struggles, and while it opens your eyes to the role of women in a way, it is a little much at times. If this particular topic isn’t one that you are super comfortable with, maybe skip it?


Work In Progress

I love reading people’s stories like this, and especially those that are in my field of work! Leanne Ford is honestly one of my design icons and I knew that she and her brother were cool people, but to be honest, now I love them even more! It doesn’t just tell you their life story but it gives their perspective on so many aspects of life, creativity, business, and just putting yourself out there for the world! It is a great read as well as super inspiring for me considering she didn’t start working in interior design until after she was 30 too 🙂


Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

I think literature like this is so freaking important. I am a huge proponent for learning as much as you can about the world around you, and the people in that world as possible to continue to evolve into a better human being. Books like this might be difficult to read, but that’s exactly why they are so necessary. I particularly loved the section about Feminism and how race is an often unconsidered factor in how people view and talk about it.


Rising Strong

Give me all of Brene Brown’s books!!!! Well, actually I already have all of them, and read them all a well. I love this one because it talks a lot about particular conversation, how you see them and therefore before within them, and how to direct and correct them for the most efficient conversation possible! If you like Brene or this genre, read this one for sure!


The Hunting Party

I read Foley’s other book The Guest List in one day because holy crap it was so good!! Once I finished I immediately bought this one and have been looking forward to reading it ever since. And OH my gosh this one was so good! I finished it in two days because on day two I couldn’t put it down. If you’re looking for a book to keep you in suspense, well, then you need this book right now!


I’m also keeping the DIY vibes going strong this year and have a ton of great ones planned for the future, but this month I was able to get this coffee table all done and SOLD! The how-to video is on my reels but the materials are really basic and can be found below. I did it without any major power tools so if you’re a beginner or in an apartment, then this is a totally doable project!

And don’t miss my pantry glow-up reels, beginning to end! It has reached over 1M views which is absolutely bonkers!

Next up? A great IKEA hack to save hundreds on a piece like this.



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