Happy Friday from the front porch! We hope your January has been filled with fun and adventure as we prepare to welcome the month of February.
As always, it goes by way too fast but we’re thankful for the time we’ve had to make extra special memories this month.
At the end of every month this year, we’re making a concerted effort to review 3 things…
- What worked well this month?
- How can I improve next month?
- Ways I celebrated reaching goals, making progress on establishing new habits/routines, and creating time for things that were important to me.
Sometimes the progess we’re making, especially in the beginning of a project or goal can feel so s-l-o-w, it can be hard to justify our efforts.
But I promise if you keep going, it’s going to be so worth it.
Whatever your goal was this month whether you’ve made a ton of progress on it or barely any at all, take the time to evaluate the things that helped you most and give yourself permission to let the things that didn’t work well for you go.
And make sure to write down your journey along the way! By June you’ll be amazed at how far you’ve come ?
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
This home tour is being shared all over the internet and for good reason. It’s really beautiful!
A gorgeous portfolio you’ll want to get completely lost in!
If traditional style is your jam, you’ll love this home in Cartersville, Georgia.
This cabin is a bit more modern than my typical farmhouse style but the before and after makeover is so awesome it really speaks to the power of paint!
I’m already seeing people on social media decorate for Spring! While I can certainly relate to dreaming of flowers and warmer weather, I truly believe we were given seasons for a reason. This post, How to Enjoy Winter is such a beautiful reminder of why it’s important to make time to slow down and savor the season.
The 9 Best Money-Saving Personal Finance Hacks was really interesting. Especially, the $5 bill system which I’d never even heard of!
Quote of the Week and Free Printable…
What We’re Reading in February…
This month we’ll be reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy which was recommended to me by a fellow blogger. It’s short but promises to be impactful! (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Podcast We Loved This Week…
I caught up on several of Christy Wright’s podcasts from the Business Boutique and they were all so good I had a hard time choosing just one. If you’re looking for a more balanced life in February, listen to Episode 88 How to Be a Successful Woman and Live a Balanced Life
On the Menu this Week…
*We mostly eat lean poultry, fish and plant-based meat alternatives which you’ll see reflected in our menu plan each week. That said, there are some recipes you might be able to substitute plant-based products, turkey or chicken with beef or pork so be sure to check the recipe!
Week of February 1 – February 9
02/01 – Saturday – Spicy Fish Stew
02/03 – Monday – 15 Minute Sesame Steak Stir Fry (we’ll be subbing steak for tofu)
02/04 – Tuesday – Slow Cooker Cheesy Mexican Quinoa Casserole with Everyday Mexican Salad
02/05 – Wednesday – Super Food Detox Salad
02/06 – Thursday – Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup
02/07 – Friday – Winter Grain Bowl with Balsamic Dressing
02/08 – Saturday – Maple Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
02/09 – Sunday – Chicken Pesto Pasta with side salad
Sweet Treat to Try This Week…
A Few Valentine Fashion & Beauty Ideas We Spotted on Amazon This Week…
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If You’ve Missed Anything from the Archives or the Blog, here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To…
52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge…
Here’s a look at what we’ll be working on in the month of February…
- Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping (Week of Feb 1)
- Morning Routine and Work Out Routine (Week of Feb 8)
- Nightly Routine and 15-Minute Clutter Catcher (Week of Feb 15)
- Cleaning Schedule (Week of Feb 22)
- Breakfast Nook (Week of Feb 29)
TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…
- 01/31 – National Hot Chocolate Day
- 02/01 – Buy Valentine Cards/Gifts and February Birthday Cards/Gifts
- 02/05 – World Nutella Day
- 02/07 – National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Awareness
- 02/09 – National Pizza Day
- 02/11 – Make a Friend Day
- 02/13 – Galentine’s Day
- 02/14 – Valentine’s Day
- 02/17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
- 02/20 – National Love Your Pet Day
- 02/25 – Fat Tuesday
- 02/27 – National Chili Day
- 02/29 – Leap Year Day
That’s all for now!
As always, we appreciate you so much and we hope your weekend is peace filled and relaxing. We can’t wait to share even more with you next week!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.