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January 2021 Review

Hey there!! Happy, happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful weekend, and I hope you are having a wonderful start to your Monday!! Today, I am sharing my January monthly review, something I have been meaning to share for a while, but as you saw last week, was postponed. 2021 has been a pretty good year so far, and I hope it stays that way! For today's post, the format is going to be a little all over the place, as I am sharing all of the random things that occurred in January!

*Linking up with Heather and Tanya


In January, my daily life was pretty normal. I woke up around 5 AM, ate breakfast, got ready, took Clara to the bus stop, went on a run, worked on school, hopped on zoom meetings, took a walk, and went to volleyball. At the beginning of the year, I was pretty cooped up inside, due to my quarantine, so I tried to get out of the house more, and I think I did an okay job of it! On Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, I don't have volleyball right after 3, so I was able to get out of the house after we picked up Clara from the bus stop. Throughout the day, I try to go on 2-3 walks. Typically one in the morning (after we take Clara to the bus stop), one when I am finished with all of my schoolwork for the day (normally around 12-1), and sometimes (M,W,F) around 3:30 when Clara comes home from school. Getting outside is super helpful to be able to have a productive day! 

Also, you can read my Day In The Life to get a full look into my daily life!!


One of my FAVORITES from the month of January was THIS L'oreal Skin Paradise tinted moisturizer!
I found this moisturizer at Target, and thought it was great!! I use the lightest color they have, Fair 01, and it matches my skin perfectly. Although, I think in summer I might need to use a darker color. The moisturizer is SUPER easy to spread, and is super even! This makes my skin super smooth and clear looking! It is a great product and a wonderful substitute for foundation! 

Another FAVORITE from January were THESE boots from Target!! 
These were a Christmas present, but they didn't come in until a week or so into January! They are SUPER cute, comfy, and very stylish!! The color I got was Taupe, and it goes with very many outfits!! So far, I have paired it with a sweater, leggings, and fuzzy socks!! Super cute boots, and 5 stars from me!!

THESE  sweatshirts from Walmart have been a huge FAVORITE in January! 
They are VERY comfortable, but you can dress them up or dress them down!! I have one in the orange color, that I pair with THESE navy, textured, leggings! I also have the light pink one above!! Great top, and for a great price!!


I had a VERY successful month of schoolwork in January!!

First things first, I finished ALL of my 8th-grade science tests in January!! In our school, we use the program called Summit learning for all of our schoolwork. It has all of the tests and projects right there in one place. That means that we can get as far ahead in tests and projects as we want! I like to be very ahead in tests, and this year I ended up finishing 3 classes worth of 8th-grade tests!
This is what the Summit learning platform looks like! 

Aside from finishing all of my science tests, I have been working on projects! In January we worked on a science project called Don't Feel The Heat in which we talked about heat, thermal energy, and worked on building insulators! In English, we worked on a project called A World Of Choices, in this project we worked on poetry analysis, writing poetry, and breaking down poetry. In math, we worked on the math unit called Functions and Volume! Last but not least, history! In history, we worked on a project called Organization of Societies! We didn't get into the checkpoints, just the introduction. 

So overall, a super great month of schoolwork, and a low-stress month!


I read quite a few books in January! You can read my full book review HERE, but for now, you guys can see my rankings for the books I read as well as the number of stars I gave each book! 

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
6. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
7. This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens - ⭐⭐⭐
8. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐
9. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane - ⭐⭐⭐
10. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐
11. Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐
12. Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi - ⭐⭐⭐
13. Bella and the New Guy by Amy Sparling - ⭐⭐


At the beginning of January, I had to quarantine for two weeks. During that time, I ended up watching all of the Marvel movies. . .! You can read my full January movie review HERE!!



  1. Fun photos!! I must get that sweater/legging duo. Thanks for the suggestion! I have been loving the athleisure look lately.

    I want to try some tinted moisturizer but with my adult acne I have to be super careful. Because some days I don't like wearing full face foundation. Living in Florida it tends to melt.

    1. Yes! I only wear sweaters, leggings, and sweatshirts!!
      This one kind of made my face break out, but that was because I wore it during a tournament wear I was sweating constantly, and my face breaks out from that anyways. I didn’t have ANY trouble with melting or sweating it off, and that was me being at a hot volleyball complex and playing!

  2. Love this update, Abby!! Glad things are going well for the most part. It’s fun to do these recaps and then look back at them later. Those boots are so cute!!

    1. Thank you, Bri! It is! Thank you!! They are actually on sale right now!

  3. Looks like a good month overall. I need some more comfy leggings to wear!

  4. looks like a fun month! so glad i got to see you!!!

  5. Congrats on finishing all yours test! Would love to try that Loreal product and those boots are amazing.

  6. Wow! Love all of the walking you did AND reading- you are amazing!

  7. What a great month! I think it's fabulous that you guys can work ahead and take tests early.

    1. It was!! I was so happy last year when I learned we could work ahead! I might’ve able to start working on ninth grade tests!!

  8. It looks like January was a great month. I am glad you are getting out more. I think getting outside and doing the things we love is so essential right now. You are killing it in school and with your book reading!

    1. It sure was!! Yes! It is so nice to get out when the weather is nice! Thank you!!


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