Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What's Up Wednesday - February 2018

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Well, it’s official… my least two favorite months of the year are over!  Although, I do have to say, this year is off to a good start, and even though I do feel like my winter funk settled in a bit, it didn’t seem near as bad this year for some reason.  Maybe because I’m loving that stay-at-home mom life??

Anyway, as always, we’re welcoming March with open arms!  Bring on the flowers, warmer weather, and greenery!

What We’re Eating This Week

Mon – Tacos
Tue – Sandwiches after soccer practice
Wed – Fetuccini alfredo with shredded chicken and broccolli
Thu – Leftover White Chicken Chili after soccer practice
Fri – Out
Sat – Out
Sun – Chicken parmesan with roasted green beans, French bread, & Hershey pie

What I’m Reminiscing About

Since the weather has been really warm these last two weeks my mind has already started drifting toward the beach.  I’ve been thinking about all of the fun that we had on our beach trip last year and I’m counting down the days until June so we can get back there again!

What I’m Loving

All of the stuff that we bought from the Old Navy sale!  We received our package this past week and everything is just so cute!  Olivia is excited.  Links to purchase are below each picture.  :o)






I’m also LOVING these closet extenders that I purchased for just $10.  They have completely solved all of our morning problems when it comes to getting the kids ready.  They can now reach their own clothes so they are totally independent.  They are really excited about this so they have both been so excited to get ready in the morning whereas getting ready used to be a struggle.  I also bought a couple of these cheap over-the-door shoe organizers so their shoes are all organized on the inside door of the closet.  No more shoes strewn all over the closet floor.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.

And finally, I’m loving that we purged and organized both kids’ rooms and rearranged some things for maximum functionality.  Both of them are loving their new spaces and Jacob is really loving having his bed up against the wall.  And all of the baby stuff is officially out of Olivia’s room!  February was a pretty ol’ productive month! 

What We’ve Been Up To

February was all about soccer and celebrations – Valentine’s Day, Brian’s 40th birthday, and Olivia’s 4th birthday!  And since it was so warm, we spent loads of time outside!  We had some fun play dates with friends!

What I’m Dreading

The possibility that my allergies may go crazy soon from all of the pollen.  Ugh!  That stuff is everywhere already!  Last year I didn’t get super sick from it until the end of April, I believe, but I’m praying that I’ve already had enough allergy shots to protect me somewhat.

What I’m Working On

My main project right now is still purging and simplifying.  My MIL is going to have a yard sale in the spring, and I’m going to bring all of our stuff over, so I’m preparing for that as well.  February was extremely productive.  As I already mentioned, I got both of the kids’ rooms rearranged, purged, and organized and I also did a lot more work in my office.  I’ve accepted the fact that it’s going to take months to get my office in order at this point, so I’m moving on to some other rooms in the meantime.

February was also for purging and organizing all of the kids’ school papers.  I finally found the perfect, no-fuss method and it only involves one box per child.  I’m basically making a time capsule for each of them and it will contain school papers from every single grade plus all keepsakes, report cards, test scores, awards, and pictures from their entire school careers (preschool through college).  And yes, it will all fit in one box.  See the post here... it includes category ideas, ideas for what to keep and what to toss, and links to everything you need to make them for your own kids.

What I’m Excited About

I’m really excited for warmer weather, lazy evenings on the back porch, and even though it takes me forever to recover from the spring time change, I am looking forward to it so we can start taking our walks after dinner again!  Woo hoo!!!!

What I’m Watching/Reading

Watching – We watched a little bit of the Olympics, but now that our regular shows are back after the hiatus, we are watching those again – The Bachelor, This is Us, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Scandal, and Shark Tank.  We also just finished Friends from College on Netflix.  It is so good!

Reading – I’m STILL working my way through Winter Solstice.  I think I’ll be finished in the next couple of days, though.

What I’m Listening To

I’ve still had JT’s new album on repeat as well as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, and I’ve also started incorporating some of my favorite spring music like The Lumineers as well as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.  They are so fun!  I love them! 

What I’m Wearing

Well, for several weeks we had some very warm weather so I had started wearing short sleeves and walking around barefoot, but it is going to be slightly chillier these next couple of weeks so we’ll be back to long sleeves.  During the week I’m still living in my beloved Zella Live-In leggings, this workout top (I LOVE IT), and my Nikes.  If I had to pick one “momiform” this would be it.

What I’m Doing This Weekend

Saturday Jacob has his first soccer game, so we are excited for that!  And other than that, we’ll just be doing the usual weekend things – church, Sunday lunch with my in-laws, and then Sunday for dinner I’m going to cook for the whole family so everyone will be coming to our house.

What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month


BUT I’m not announcing on the blog just yet.  Womp womp.  Sorry for the suspense!

What Else Is New

Olivia starts soccer next week so we’re looking forward to it!  She’s really excited!

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

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  1. You've been busy this month!! I am loving the way you organized all the papers, I am going to have to do that (since they are currently in a huge pile).

  2. Despite February being a sucky weather month, it was a good one for you guys!! Eek I am sooo excited abut your news!! LOVE workout uniforms, I live in them. Have a super day beautiful!

  3. I already told you how impressed I am by your organizing skills - I need them in life!! Can you offer skype services LOL! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

  4. I totally agree that I'm looking forward to the time change and being able to stay outdoors longer! I love that February is a month of celebration for y'all! That makes it at least a little more bearable ha! And we still have yet to pick a beach destination this summer and I'm afraid everything is going to be booked up by the time we decide!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. I'm currently reading Winter Solstice too but I haven't picked it up in weeks! I just can't get in the reading mood lately!

  6. Can't wait to see what you big exciting thing is :) I am ready for longer sunshine days and you packed February full to the brim :). You have been killing it with all your organizing! xoxo ERIN

  7. I hate these months too and I am SO ready for warm weather and walks after dinner! And coffee on the patio in the mornings!!

  8. Your opening paragraph described exactly how I feel this year. Glad January and February are over, but it wasn't so bad this year! I'm so glad you liked Friends From College. Such a funny show!

    1. Isn't it such a relief that they weren't as yucky as usual?

  9. One more question about school paper organizing - are you keeping art projects separately? Ours are too big and I don't want to get rid of them all!

  10. Girl, you are killing me with that suspense!! And your insane organization skills have definitely been motivating me to up my game and get stuff done, so thank you! Excited to see what you are moving onto with giving your office a bit of a breather.

  11. Ok I must head to Old Navy! Also, the box/school idea - genius!!

  12. You are so organized!! You totally should be a professional organizer, you know how many people need that!! Me being one of them!! haha Ok, We don't have krispy kreme around here and it kills me. They are my favorite donuts ever and I don't even really like donuts.

  13. You should come organize my stuff! Haha! I thought I was organized, but I feel like a failure. LOL! Loving all of Olivia’s new clothes and best of luck to Jacob, hope he’s enjoying soccer!

  14. Oh I soooo want to know what is going on next month!!!! Loving all the clothes from Old Navy. I stocked up for the girls as well.

  15. Y'all have had a great month! I can't wait for the warmer weather to be here to STAY! It's cooler and raining here today! YUCK

  16. Although they certainly are the worst months of the year, you had so many fun things to celebrate! Not looking forward to allergies either but definitely looking forward to all the activities that come with spring and summer!

  17. I'm not ready for allergy season, either! Yuck! Can't wait to see what your big news is! <3

    1. Ugh, I know! Last year was so awful for me! It was definitely the worst ever!

  18. I can not wait to move the clocks ahead for spring but am not looking forward to allergy season.

  19. Jan and Feb are my least favorite months too, so glad we're heading into March and all things spring! How precious are those little girl dresses, and still craving one of those donuts <3
    Green Fashionista

  20. Your beach vacation is going to be amazing! We are trying to figure out where we're going this year. Olivia's celebration looks like it was so much fun! Goodbye, February! Sierra~Beautifully Candid


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