It’s March 1st! I can see the light at the end of the very, very, very cold tunnel (said while watching 4 – 6 inches of snow falling. In March. Seriously?) As a goodbye to the chillathon that was February, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite things/moments from the month (in no particular order) that brought me light even during the cold and dark days that the sun was wintering elsewhere.
This idea is SO genius! I definitely had a “why didn’t I ever think of this?!” moment when I saw it. My stepmom Elaine visited this boutique, Laudi Vidni, in Chicago where you can, wait for it… custom design your own handbag! Since a handbag is one of my favorite accessories, I am obsessed with this idea! The good news is you don’t have to live in Chicago to play purse designer; they have an incredibly user friendly website. Check out the awesome article and details on Elaine’s blog, OMG Lifestyle Blog, as well the handbag that she designed.
Favorite Super Bowl commercial and subsequent favorite hashtag
The Always #LikeAGirl commercial. Such a powerful statement of empowerment to girls, and a reminder to everyone else that we have a responsibility to nurture their self esteem at such an inpressionable time in their lives. If you didn’t catch the commercial, you can watch it here, and you can check out the hashtag posts here.
Because, well who doesn’t love some spooning puppies?
Favorite Oscars performance
Lady Gaga’s medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Love her or not love her, this was an incredible performance commemorating the 50th Anniversary of this movie classic. My mom and I watched this movie when it would come on TV every year for countless years. This medley brought back many wonderful memories.
Favorite sporting event
Ohio State basketball game vs. Nebraska. Not only because we won, but because for part of the game we had the once in a lifetime opportunity, generously courtesy of my dad, to sit on the floor. And then there was that time that Brutus Buckeye stopped by for a photo opp.
Favorite pantry night delight
Rosemary & Olive Oil Crusted Chicken. Because there’s rosemary and there’s Triscuits and there’s crispiness. ‘Nuff said.
Favorite house project
Half wall stencil . Not for the project itself (it took a whole day!), but for the end result. We’re getting close to being done with the kitchen which I’m so excited about! I’ll post the before and after when the whole thing is complete. Including the baseboards, obviously. 😉
Shopkick. I’m late on the uptake on this one, but seriously?! I get gift cards for just walking in stores?! Sign me up.
Favorite mail arrival
My Popsugar gift subscription from Ry. This beauty box is really more like a lifestyle box, and full of so many goodies! And FULL SIZE goodies, no sample sizes! One of my favorite items for this month was this lovely Tarte Cosmetics blush. It’s a perfect imitation of a natural flush, plus a little added glow for my Winter skin dullness thing. Popsugar currently has $5 off with the promo code MUSTHAVES.
Favorite creative time
A delightful crafternoon with my mom. I’m always inspired by her creativity and we had so much fun playing with felted wool (you can see the mug cozy tutorial here).
These are some of things that helped counteract some cabin fever during a cold, wintry month. February will always be a month of celebration, Polar Vortex/Arctic Chill aside. It’s the month of my beautiful mom’s birth. Happy Birthday mom!
What were your favorite things/moments about February? I’d love to hear them in the comments below or always feel free to email too!