Thursday, February 26, 2015

february recap

Every month at the end of the month or at the beginning of the new month, I recap my monthly activities and goals and link to various personal blog posts. See this year's monthly recaps here. See 2014's monthly recaps here.
february goals
(Printable calendar from Jillian McClenahan)

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays- making and receiving Valentine's is a major part of the fun. (I'm a paper crafter through and through).

For Valentine's Day this year we decided to pair dinner and a movie (after seeing this idea on Tracy's blog). We watched Back to the Future 3. As Back to the Future 3 was partly set in western United States in 1885, we tried to have foods that would have been had then. I don't know if this is historically accurate, but we had steak with grilled onions, rotisserie chicken, artichoke, corn, baked potato, and a biscuit for dinner, and custard pie for dessert. Historically accurate or not, it was delicious.
february recap
I gave Jesse this "You're my favorite husband" card along with a favorite cologne. We also promised we'd go on 12, monthly dates this year. I got an arrangement of beautiful flowers as you can see above. That picture of us was taken in Idyllwild, CA a few years ago. See here.
12 dates // valentine's day or anniversary gift idea
My sister Jasmine guest posted this month sharing 12 Dates // A Valentine's Day or Anniversary Gift Idea. That's what inspired our 12, monthly dates promise.

This month I shared 3 new, Greek yogurt dessert recipes for my project Greek yogurt 52 ways:
february recap
#3 fruit salad
#4 banana pudding with vanilla wafer crumbles
#5 almond joy mousse

This month I completed my December Daily 2014 book:
february recap
See week 1 here; see week 2 here; see week 3 here; see week 4 here; or browse this year's December Daily here.
february recap
This month I shared what I was working on for Workspace Wednesday (see Workspace Wednesday posts here).

I also shared several pictures of my craft space. See here:
february recap
This month I shared my top ten favorite memory keepers/pocket scrapbookers on Instagram. See that post here:
february recap
Speaking of which, are we friends on Instagram?? @jessicarrodarte
february recap
This month I reopened my etsy shop, and took a stroll down memory lane sharing various, artistic kits I've put together over the years. See that post here:
february recap
This is one of the limited kits I'm currently offering in my etsy shop:
february recap
I feel it was a productive month. As far as my goals for February, this is how I did:

  • Create a family mission statement (sounds kinda cheesy, but I think it's a good idea. ha)
  • Well, we have our mission statement. Now it's a matter of creating a visual of it. I tried a few things that didn't turn out this month, but it's a work in progress.  Maybe the great idea will hit me next month! ;)
  • Prep meals on Sunday (totally inspired by Tracy)
  • I did- not as much as I would have liked, but it is a habit I intend to develop.
  • Repurpose a thrifted find
  • I didn't. I did go thrifting a bit, but didn't find anything I wanted to repurpose.
  • Reopen my etsy shop
  • See above!
  • Complete my December Daily book
  • See above!
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with my lifelong crush
  • See above!

    This was a dense post. If you made it this far, good job. ;)

    See you tomorrow for Five on Friday. (It's almost Friday!)