1. Un-decorate Your Home.
The Christmas season is officially over which means it's time to take down the decorations. I haven't taken mine down yet because I just got back last weekend, so I planned on taking them down this weekend. In my boyfriend's house, his step mom keeps the tree up all year long. I know that it can seem daunting to take down all of your holiday decorations right when December is over. I mean, just the Christmas tree alone is a messy hassle! This month, take down your decorations before you get sick of looking at them—and maybe even clean de-clutter while you’re at it too.
2. Add a New Twist to Your Favourite Go-To Cocktail
Sure, Baileys on the rocks, Sex on the Beach and Mimosas are hard to beat—but sometimes changing up tradition can be a good thing. Take your favourite cocktail recipe, and add a new flavour to it. My go-to is a glass of wine, so lately I've been adding various to the mix to make a Sangria for a little burst of flavour. But a White Chocolate Peppermintini is next on my must-try list.
3. Get Some New Tunes.
There’s nothing that puts more pep in our step than having some new tunes to blast. It can change the tone of your workout, your get togethers with friends, or your drive to work. Last month I discovered more music by a female rap artist named Snow Tha Product, which I love because I get to channel my inner gangster. I also finally let go of my dislike for Taylor Swift after the release of her latest album and I'm really digging her sound.
4. Send Hand-Written Thank you Notes.
Something that I've gotten really fond of lately, is sending hand written notes to people on custom designed stationary. It adds such a personal touch; and isn't that what life is about? Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to send your thanks to family and friends who were lovely enough to give you a gift. Have you ever received a hand-written thank you note for a gift you put a lot of thought into? I don’t know about you, but personally feel so appreciated afterwards. Write out those notes (on cute stationery, nonetheless!) and drop them at the post or drive to your friend and hand deliver it.
5. Pick up a New Book
I've started a book club this month and we're going to read After You, the sequel to Me Before You. Starting the year with a new book is awesome and you won't be alone! Red more about it here!