Hey friends! I love sharing my latest DIY tutorials and brainstorms, but every month I look forward to getting a little more personal and sharing some of my favorite finds, new obsessions, and best memories of the month. what’s really going on with us. (And what I’m really thinking!)
So here’s what I’ve been up to in February!
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Celebrating our daffodils blooming! Sure, it’s weird that they are already in full bloom in Febuary, but regardless they are beautiful and I plan to enjoy them to the fullest!
Failing at finishing up the kitchen. Whomp, whomp. I set a self-imposed goal to finish up my budget kitchen reno by the end of this month and I have failed spectacularly at it. What is even sadder is that all I managed to accomplish was spending three weeks working on installing the over-the-range microwave. And we’re still not done! Ridiculous I know. There are actually a few good reasons/excuses as to why the kitchen reno is getting nowhere fast and I’ll be sharing more about all of that soon. But even I have to admit a big part of the problem is plain old lack of motivation.
Watching Cheers! So to be honest, I was way too young to appreciate Cheers when it came on originally. (I was born the same year the series began!) But my husband and I recently discovered it on Netflix and we’re loving it. Even 30 something years later, it’s still funny stuff.
Napping like a boss. I may not be accomplishing everything I’d like, but when it comes to napping, I’m currently the champ. I’ve learned that with this pregnancy, I absolutely need a quick nap every afternoon if I don’t want to turn into an irritated, exhausted, pain in the neck by dinnertime. It may sound self-indulgent, but trust me, my family thanks me.
Planning a shared bedroom for the boys. With the baby coming in July, Griffin and Asher are going to be sharing Griffin’s room. And of course, by planning, I mean casually thinking about it. Not necessarily, coming up with an actual plan or anything. That will be happening in the next few weeks though. First order of business – find a pair of matching or similar twin beds. I’m hoping to find some great twin beds secondhand, but we’ll see what happens. Even though it has been pretty warm here in Virginia, there haven’t been many yard sales popping up which is putting a major damper on my shopping plans!
- At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. I loved this totally unexpected plot: It’s a book about a group of spoiled, rich Americans who set out to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster…right in the middle of World War II. And in case that doesn’t persuade you to try it, it’s written by the author of Water for Elephants.
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. This one has been on all kinds of must-read lists with good reason. It is technically a sci-fi thriller which is not normally my kind of things at all, but I loved it. At it’s heart, it’s about the ways our life takes a new path with every single decision we make. Trust me, it’s great.
Itching to tear the upholstery off this old couch. I have been wanting to reupholster it since I found it at a thrift store 4 or 5 years ago. And I still haven’t done it! A part of me thinks ripping it apart would be an awesome way to get the ball rolling. The other (more rational) part of me thinks I should probably wait until I figure out what exactly I am going to recover it with. As you read this, here’s hoping the rash, irrational part won out and I’m surrounded by a pile of staples and fabric pieces!