December Recap

Sharing a December 2018 recap a little late but also still can’t believe the month (and year) is over! 

Louella Reese December 2018 Recap

PHOTO BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

WHAT I BOUGHT 

Line & Dot Sheridan Ribbed Sweater
Line & Dot Alder Sweater 
Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans

FOR THE HOME

We received a couple of beautiful pillows from Caitlin Wilson Design. Two 24×24 pillows in Vienna Floral and  one 20×20 in Navy Leo. My sister-in-law also crocheted us a extra cozy, fluffy blanket – similar to this beauty

WHERE I WENT 

Raleigh, NC – We traveld to Raleigh to spend Christmas with my side of the family. We were there for four days and enjoyed lots of time with family! Especially our niece and nephew – we absolutely love spending times with them. 

MOVIES WATCHED

Tramps – Probably our least favorite movie of the month but it was still pretty good. A little unexpected here and there which keeps you entertained. But also a little weird and slow moving. 
L.A. Confidential – We came across this one, one afternoon over Christmas break and decided to stick to it. I actually saw it years ago but Joshua had never watched it. We both really liked it and found it to be a good mix of romance, suspense, and drama. A good movie for a chill afternoon or evening. 
Dumplin’ – So stinking cute! An absolute must watch! Jennifer Aniston is quite fabulous and entertaining in this one. The movie has a really great message as well. A good one for ladies and gals to watch! This one is available on Netflix. 
A Simple Favor – I heard so many mixed reviews about this movie that I put off watching it but when RedBox has limited selections over Christmas break we opted to give it a try. And y’all, I loved it! Joshua, too. We both thought it was a little weird but very entertaining, quirky, and fun! I’d recommend renting for sure. 

RECIPES TRIED 

Magnolia Table Cola Cake
Homemade Oatmeal Fig Newton Bars

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS ON LOUELLA REESE

Readers Favorite: The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots

My Favorite: This is 29, I’m Savoring It – 29 Life Lessons Learned

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS 

THE 2012 BLOGGER VS THE 2018 INFLUENCER: 6 THINGS I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS, PART 1 – The Champagne Edit

THE 2012 BLOGGER VS THE 2018 INFLUENCER: 6 THINGS I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS, PART 2 – The Champagne Edit

Three Reasons to Visit Charleston in the Winter – My Style Vita

Crystal Clearwater – prêt-à-provost 

FAVORITE SONG

Grown Up Christmas List – Amy Grant

WHAT I WATCHED 

Still watching Meet The Foster’s. Currently on the last season and things are intense! I am loving it and as always, not ready for it to end. Joshua and I also watched all of season 1 of Narcos Mexico. It was really good! Not as graphic or violent as a lot of those types of shows are and amazing acting! What are y’all watching during off season?

Favorite Finds 

Moon River Houndstooth Double Breasted Coat
UGG® Blanche II Short Robe
Anthropologie Tasseled Mittens
Chelsea28 So Sweet Pajamas

Fitness Update

December 3rd I started FASTer Way to Fat Loss and y’all, I am HOOKED! I have never in my life seen results are quickly and felt so good. I have more energy, I’ve lost inches (and pounds), I’m eating more, and I’m working out less as well as enjoying my workouts. It is amazing! I’m going to do a full post on it later this month so stay tuned. If you have any specific questions, please DM me on Instagram with them or comment on this post. I’ll be sure to answer them via the post. 

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

28 Comments

  1. dana mannarino
    January 4, 2019 / 9:50 am

    Ahhh thanks for sharing my posts, lady!
    You had a great December, and YOU GO GIRL for loving FWTFL!

    The Champagne Edit

  2. January 4, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    I can’t wait to start FWTFL with you!! Oh – and that Cola Cake was BOMB!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      So excited for you to join it – you’re going to love it! And thank you 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Liz
    January 17, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    Aww I love this recap! I’ll have to go back and read those blog posts!

  4. Anabelle
    January 17, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    I have been thinking about starting that workout program – I’m so glad to hear it’s working for you!

    • January 17, 2019 / 5:20 pm

      I’m sharing a review/experience recap about it tomorrow so definitely check back!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. January 17, 2019 / 4:52 pm

    I recently watched A Simple Favor and was a little disappointed because the preview looked so good!

    • January 17, 2019 / 5:21 pm

      The preview definitely showed a lot of the bigger moments of the movie. I do hate when they do that!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. Stephanie
    January 17, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    You’ve given me so many ideas for things to WATCH – which is good because I’ve been feeling super behind on all the movie/tv trends lately haha! Sounds like December was a great month. Can’t wait to hear what January holds for you!

    • January 17, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Yay!!! It definitely was a great one! Hoping January is a little more chill haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. January 18, 2019 / 12:44 am

    I love this post babe!! Definitely need to add these movies to the list, they sound like a fun watch!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  8. Emily | Life with Emily
    January 18, 2019 / 8:45 am

    those made well jeans you bought are my FAVORITE! Sounds like such a fun month – excited to hear more about FWTFL

    • January 18, 2019 / 9:14 am

      They are SO good! Literally the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. Just posted about my FWTFL experience!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. January 18, 2019 / 10:21 am

    Great round-up!! Happy New Year!

    xoxo, Sarah

  10. Annie
    January 21, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I absolutely loved the movie “Dumplin'”, it was so sweet!

  11. Caitlin
    January 21, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Dumpling was such an awesome movie!

  12. January 23, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    Madewell jeans are everything!! They’re basically the only jeans I buy anymore

    • January 24, 2019 / 10:01 am

      100% could not agree more! Will absolutely only be buying jeans from there.

      xo Laura Leigh

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