I’m a sucker for Instagram ads, especially if it’s a gadget that promises to solve one of my (ridiculously first world) problems. I’ve been looking for a phone dock to put in my car, but being picky AF like me, none of them appealed to me.

Y’all! I adore when brands are smart and witty enough to send fun, unexpected gifts to people who talk about their experiences on social media. Check out this adorable gift box of penguin love that I received from the folks at Spiffy mobile car washing service!

I’m officially a grown up. For the first time in my 44 years on Earth, “practical” things dominated my Christmas wish list.

Last summer, I made a mid-year resolution to myself that I was going to start reading again…or for the first time. I’ve never been much of a reader. A few novels here and there over the course of a decade, but no real consistency or interest. My new goal was to read about a book a month. Ultimately, I read eight books over the past year, which I consider a close-enough success.