Happy Friday, from the front porch!
I hope your first week of February has been a blessed one.
Last night as I was recapping the week and filling in my gratitude list, I wrote, “This is what January should feel like.”
I can’t even explain the fresh start February has gifted us already, but it’s been life-giving.
I’ve been working on lots of projects behind the scenes and after a guilt-free weekend retreat, I feel like a million bucks ?
While I know life stuff will get in the way as we continue into February, just taking the time to reframe the month and our expectations, refocus our energy on what’s needed most, and reclaiming self-care time have helped tremendously.
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for the mantel in the living room…
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
Loved this beautiful garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape with Kim and this gorgeous Galentine’s Day celebration with Stacy. I swear they come up with the most creative ideas no matter what the season!
A home tour 3 years in the making and totally worth the wait!
The super cute bunk beds we need at Loblolly for the littles.
The stunning kitchen dreams are made of.
Speaking of dreams, this gorgeous before and after bathroom makeover is bananas!
The 100-Year-Old Workman’s Cottage I need at the pecan grove.
A complexion smoothie for breakfast? Yes, please!
The 5 Step Kitchen Cleaning Plan that feels totally doable.
Words to Live By…
February Book of the Month…
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Dirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful by Mary Marantz
On the Menu this Week…
02/08 – Monday: One Pan Greek Style Easy Baked Chicken Dinner
02/09 – Tuesday: 7 Recipes to Celebrate National Pizza Day
02/10 – Wednesday: Skinny Taco Salad
02/11 – Thursday: Light Broccoli Cheddar Soup
02/12 – Friday: Chinese New Year Menu Ideas
02/13 – Saturday: Galentine’s Day Inspired Charcuterie Board
02/14 – Sunday: 60 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
Sweet Treat to Try This Week…
Last Minute Valentine Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…
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If You’ve Missed Anything from the Blog This Week or the Archives, Here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To…
February Bucket List…
- Wake up at the same time each morning
- Journal before work
- Walk or bike 45 mins each day
- Mg supplement and stretching before bed
- Order and deliver Valentine’s Day goodies
- Reclaim afternoon teatime
- Learn new camera
- Plan Spring home décor and porch projects
- Buy a cooling mattress pad
- Read the Book of the Month
- Watch Season 2 Dream Home Makeover
- Host Sunday Suppers with candlelight
- Keep Sundays Sacred
Simplified & Organized Home Focus This Month…
Cleaning Schedule, Self-Care, and Healthy Routines:
- 02/06 Establish or Continue Morning Routine & Workout Routine
- 02/13 Establish or Continue Nightly Routine with 15 Minute Clutter Catcher
- 02/20 Continue or Tweak Cleaning Schedule
- 02/27 Declutter and Refresh Breakfast Nook
TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…
- 02/07 – Super Bowl Sunday
- 02/09 – National Pizza Day
- 02/12 – Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox)
- 02/13 – Galentine’s Day
- 02/14 – Valentine’s Day
- 02/15 – President’s Day (US)
- 02/16 – Fat Tuesday
- 02/17 – Ash Wednesday
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.