January 2023 Blog Post Round Up

The first month of 2023 has come to a close! I will admit that getting back into the routine of my daughter going daycare and me going to work was tough. It was too much fun being on winter break! I’m finally starting to feel back to normal. Things at work have been going well. Just chugging along. Our weather here is been kind funky (which is actually normal lol). The temperatures keep fluctuating from warm to cold.

I cut back on Door Dash orders and it’s helped our family get back on track financially. With holidays and traveling, we were spending quite a bit. It’s crazy how much it costs to order food through a delivery service. We still get take out once or twice a week, but have been picking it up ourselves. I also have been cooking more at home. Alot of it is super simple stuff like sandwiches, easy frozen foods, scrambled eggs, etc. But I have been making at least one meal prep type of meal to have throughout the week. With working full time and my husband’s work schedule, keeping up with chores and meals is so hard.

January was a GREAT month for me blogging wise. I hope I can keep up the momentum!

Here are my January Posts!

Book Reviews

No Quiet Water by Shirley Miller Kamada

Rating: 3/5 What It’s About: After the U.S. declares war on Japan in 1941, all persons of Japanese descent in the Western U.S. come under…

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Rating: 5/5 What It’s About: In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year…

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Rating: 3/5 What It’s About: Set against Iceland’s stark landscape in 1829, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with…

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Rating: 4/5 What It’s About: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more…

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Rating: 4/5 What It’s About: Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in…

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

What It’s About: Elspeth needs a monster. The monster might be her. Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked…

I hope you had a great month! Thanks for reading!


  1. I found when my kids were little, that throwing a whole chicken in the crockpot was beneficial. We could have that one night and the leftovers could be used for at least a couple nights or frozen and used later. I’d also buy burger and cook it up and freeze it. Then, it’d be easy to take out and I could add it to something for supper. Take out is too easy and expensive yet you need to rely on it sometimes.

  2. Ahhh good luck with everything!!!! And yes agreed, getting back to everyday life after breaks is SO HARD?? have a great February though!!!

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