February, You Get No Love!

26 February 2014

February is the shortest month of the year but some how it's felt like the longest. Not only were we slapped with snow more times than we can count but we are also at twice the amount of record snow for our state. There has been a salt shortage which I pray has been rectified as we are expecting snow today - like any minute now.

I am pretty sure you are tired of hearing me complain about the winter so that's not what this post is about. This post is about how I have been surviving this wintery mess. So here are my favorites for the month, these items have helped get me through this brutal February.

First I'd like to give a shout out to JESUS. He's definitely brought me this far because it's been rough around here lately. This month I finished the study on Gideon, I've mentioned how this study has helped me in a tremendous way. I've learned to embrace my weaknesses and to see them in a whole new light. The study was written by Priscilla Shirer and I highly recommended it. If you haven't read the story of Gideon in the bible please read Judges chapters 6-8.

There hasn't been a single colorful thing outside since everything is covered in snow. Unfortunately I wasn't unable to find a spring colored winter coat so I alternate between grey and black on a daily basis. To bring a little color in my life I have been wearing this matte red lipstick by Rimmel. It's not drying and it's long lasting. It cost about 5 or 6 bucks and I wear it almost every day.

Since losing weight I have been trying to see how certain foods affect my weight. I do not believe I have a gluten allergy however I did notice certain foods cause more water retention for me. So I have been keeping this journal as a way to keep up with what I am eating and to see which foods I should avoid. It also helps me to focus on getting out and meeting small goals like fitting into skinny jeans. Which I am happy to report I have been wearing for a few months now.

Coconut Chai Tea, it's cold and I need tea. I drink several cups of this daily - without sweeteners. I absolutely love loose tea and I think it goes further than the individual tea bags. If you'd like to try some without breaking the bank check out Mountain Rose Herbs or pick up this Coconut Chai from Bed Bath and Beyond like I did.

Washi Tape. I have been crafting, well not really. I have been sending tons of note cards to friends and sometimes I use the tape to make cute address labels. One day I will be crafty I know it. This washi tape was found at Target it's Scotch brand. However etsy has a huge array of washi tapes for great prices, if you can wait on shipping that would be the most affordable place to buy.

Oh my Frankie Journal. My sweet friend Meg was the one who recommended this beauty to me and I love it. I have been using it to keep up with every part of my life including blogging. What I like most about are the daily calendar spaces which I have been using to keep up with my word of the year and how it's manifesting in my daily life.

You guys know how I feel about plastic or at least I think you do. Well like I said it's been really cold and I decided to ditch paper cups from coffee shops too. I invested in this little glass coffee cup that was made in Australia. It's called the JocoCup - honestly I've felt so much better about having tea on the go so often because I am not contributing to the landfills at all. I was using mason jars but after way to many burnt hands and spilled tea I decided to get this little cup. I'll share a complete review on this cup in a few weeks.

Micron pens. These things have become my daily go to for writing. I can use them to write in my bible without bleed through our tearing soft pages. They also come with different nib sizes so they are perfect for calligraphy which is on my list of things to learn this year. If you buy them in the store they will rip you off they are nearly twice the price at local retailers. Order them on Amazon for a steal.

My eternity band. When I lost all my weight a few months ago I was supposed to get my ring resized but then I started to think against it because I was praying to be pregnant in the up coming months. So my finger was naked for quite some time. My sweet husband didn't want me walking around without a ring on my finger so he gifted me this sweet little ring to hold the place of my other ring.

Your Turn: Do you have any faves for February? Any favorite people, clothes, books, places? I'd love to hear about them.


  1. Love that Gideon study and so glad it spoke so much to you! Love the idea of having monthly faves!!

  2. I can't think of a favorite from February but I do enjoy your favorites! lol! I need to order me some of those pens :)


  3. Need some of those pens!!! I love writing in my Bible but HATE how everything bleeds!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your list. I just splurged on the same pens a few months ago. They are great!

    Did you do the Gideon study alone or in a group? I have enjoyed Priscilla Shirer's studies in the past, but have only done them in a group with video sessions.

  5. Wow!! I want everything lol. I'm going to look up that bible study! Gideon's a great story!

  6. I love that he didn't want you to have a bare finger :) I have a beautiful ring that is a little big and I've held off on getting it resized for that same reason.

    This Feb I'm loving that I chose one of the most beautiful places in the world (IMO) for my RE since I'm there every.single.day.



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