February Favorites

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing all my favorite things from February.

Feb Favs 2019

Everybody, Always – This has been my favorite book i’ve read this year, so far. I highly recommend it.

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Try Treats – I bought the monthly subscription service back at the end of December as a Christmas gift for the kids. We really have loved getting the treats from a different country every month. February we got treats from Ireland and they were fantastic!!

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Teaching Textbooks – In February we switched my oldest son from Math-You-See to Teaching Textbooks and it’s been wonderful. He was really struggling with Algebra 1, even after watching the DVD lesson he would end up needing tremendous help with his worksheets. Finally we decided to make the switch and it’s been really great. He is understanding his math so much more!

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That’s all for my February favorites. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

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Goals For February 2019 *Update*

Hi Guys!

Last month i shared my goals for February, and today i’m going to tell you how i did with my February goals…

Feb 2019 goals update

I’m kind of scared to share this update because February was a tough month for me, but here goes.

  1. Read 4 books – This is the same goal i had last month, however this goal will increase next month. I completed this goal easily, and even started reading a 5th book!
  2. Lose 5 pounds – Since February is a shorter month and it has a few different holidays, plus one of my kids birthday, i thought i would make my goal smaller. This was sooo tough, but i did it! I lost 5 pounds last month!
  3. Buy only 1 coffee from a coffee shop – I feel like if i don’t have this goal i will buy coffee every time i leave the house, so this goal is sticking around. I failed this goal HARD! I got 4-5 coffees out last month. 
  4. Get at least 15,000 steps each day – This shouldn’t be too hard of a goal for me to accomplish, but it is a step up from last month. I did it, but man some days i just didn’t want to take another step. This was tougher than i thought it was going to be.
  5. Go on 2 field trips – Last month my goal was 3 field trips and i believe that if i didn’t set that as a goal we probably wouldn’t have gone on any, so i’m keeping them in for now until it becomes a habit. Another failed goal, we didn’t go on ANY field trips last month. 
  6. Workout 5 times a week – Another goal that is the same as last month. I feel like it works well for me though. I completed this goal, but not without trouble. 
  7. Blog 3 times a week – I don’t know if you noticed, but my January posts were not consistent at all. I really want to get more consistent with blogging, so hopefully having this goal will push me to get better at it. I kind of completed this goal, but not really. I tried my best and i think there was one week where i only ended up doing 2 posts that week. So it was close, but not a complete victory. 
  8. Do some form of scripture writing every day – I really want to get more into the habit of studying the bible, memorizing scripture, etc., so i’m hoping this helps me with that. I started off strong, but completely failed this one. I maybe did it for like a week, and never did it again. So another failed goal. 

 

As you can see February was just a tough month for me, lots of failed goals, but i’m not giving up. March is going to be amazing, and i’m going to crush all those goals. Tomorrow i will be sharing my goals for March.

If you set goals for yourself for February, i’d love to hear how it went for you. Did you crush all your goals? Did you struggle (like i did)?

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February Reading List

Hi Guys!

I’m back today with our February reading list!

February Reading List

Here are all the books we have planned to read this month…

Samuel (13 years old/ 8th Grade)

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Infinity Ring book 4 

Dasean (10 years old/ 5th Grade)

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The Great Escape (Secret of the Hidden Scrolls book 3)

Karina (7 years old/ 2nd Grade)

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May I Please Have a Cookie?

Cruz (4 years old/ Preschool)

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The Kissing Hand

Veronica (Me!)

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Everybody, Always – I actually just finished this book yesterday. It is was so good, i highly recommend it!!

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Mere Christianity 

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Emptied

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It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – I have loved every Lysa Terkeurst book I’ve read, so i expect this one will be no different.

Read Aloud Book

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

That’s everything we have planned to read this month. What book(s) are you reading?

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Goals For February 2019

Hi Guys!

At the beginning of last month i shared with you my goals for January. Tomorrow i’ll share how i did with my goals for January, but today i’m going to share with you my goals for February.

So without further ado, here are my goals for February 2019…

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  1. Read 4 books – This is the same goal i had last month, however this goal will increase next month.
  2. Lose 5 pounds – Since February is a shorter month and it has a few different holidays, plus one of my kids birthday, i thought i would make my goal smaller.
  3. Buy only 1 coffee from a coffee shop – I feel like if i don’t have this goal i will buy coffee every time i leave the house, so this goal is sticking around.
  4. Get at least 15,000 steps each day – This shouldn’t be too hard of a goal for me to accomplish, but it is a step up from last month.
  5. Go on 2 field trips – Last month my goal was 3 field trips and i believe that if i didn’t set that as a goal we probably wouldn’t have gone on any, so i’m keeping them in for now until it becomes a habit.
  6. Workout 5 times a week – Another goal that is the same as last month. I feel like it works well for me though.
  7. Blog 3 times a week – I don’t know if you noticed, but my January posts were not consistent at all. I really want to get more consistent with blogging, so hopefully having this goal will push me to get better at it.
  8. Do some form of scripture writing every day – I really want to get more into the habit of studying the bible, memorizing scripture, etc., so i’m hoping this helps me with that.

 

Those are my goals for this month. I’d love to hear what goals you are working on this month.

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February Favorites

Hi Guys!!

I know this post is way late, March is almost over, but i still wanted to share with you all my favorite things from February!

Feb Favs

My favorite book i read in February was She Is Yours: Trusting God As You Raise the Girl He Gave You. by Jonathan and Wynter Pitts. It was a really great book with lots of good prayers to pray over your daughters.

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My favorite app I’ve been using on my phone is Fetch Rewards. I’m so happy i stumbled upon this app. It’s so easy and fast to get your rewards.

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Check out Fetch Rewards, and turn any grocery receipt into rewards! Save on over 250 brands EVERY time they’re on your receipt. That’s thousands of products, and all you do is scan any grocery receipt!

Enter my referral code, JY6CW, during signup and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points ($2.00 in points!) when you complete one receipt.

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No more entering codes, completing tasks, or jumping through any hoops! Just scan your grocery receipt and get rewarded.

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Because i went without coffee for all of February, i was drinking this delicious smoothie and it was definitely one of my favorite things for February.

It only takes 4 ingredients:

  • Almond Milk (about 1 cup)
  • Peanut Butter (1 to 2 tablespoons)
  • Frozen Bananas (1 to 2 bananas, depending on size)
  • Frozen Strawberries (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)

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Blend all the ingredients together until smooth… Add more milk if necessary.

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Enjoy!

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And for my last favorite thing for February, K-Love radio station.

At the end of January/ beginning of February, i decided i wanted my life (and my children’s) to be filled with more positive and encouraging things. I randomly changed the radio station one day in the car and found K-Love, which i had never heard of before. I haven’t changed the station at all since finding K-Love. I love their music!

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One of my favorite songs right now is “More Than Anything” by Natalie Grant.

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Those are my favorite things from February, i hope you enjoyed them! And, as always, i’d love to hear what you are enjoying as well!

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February 2018 Holidays {Free Printable}

 

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I don’t know  about you, but when i think of February i think of: Valentine’s, chocolates, flowers, football, and Mardi Gras.

I definitely don’t think about International Dog Biscuit Appreciation day (seriously what?!), but that’s just one of the wacky holidays you will find of my list of February holidays.

However; Eat Ice Cream for breakfast day (yes, yes, yes!), national pizza day (love me some pizza!), and national drink wine day (cheers!) are some of the more pleasant holidays February has to offer.

So if you are looking for some wacky holidays or some really fun holidays to celebrate either way, there is something on my list for you.

Download it for yourself, HERE.

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February Challenge {Diet & Exercise}

I was doing really well during my weight loss series week. I was doing 25,000 – 30,000 steps every single day that week! Then the next week i did really poorly with my diet and exercise. So, I’ve decided to really push myself this February.

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Here’s the diet portion of my February Challenge

        NO:

  • Candy
  • Cakes
  • Chips
  • White Bread
  • Fast Food
  • Chocolate
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee

Those diet restrictions are what i stuck to last April when i lost a lot of weight, except the coffee part, that’s something new i’m challenging myself on.

And here’s the exercise portion of my February Challenge

Squats:

Day 1 – 10

Day 2 – 15

Day 3 – 20

Day 4 – 25

Day 5 – 30

Day 6 – Rest

Day 7 – 30

Day 8 – 35

Day 9 – 40

Day 10 – 45

Day 11 – 50

Day 12 – Rest

Day 13 – 50

Day 14 – 55

Day 15 – 60

Day 16 – 65

Day 17 – 70

Day 18 – Rest

Day 19 – 70

Day 20 – 75

Day 21 – 80

Day 22 – 85

Day 23 – 90

Day 24 – Rest

Day 25 – 90

Day 26 – 95

Day 27 – 100

Day 28 – 105

Squats are such a good and effective exercise.

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I created it into a PDF for you to print out and hang it on your fridge or wherever you will look at it on a regular basis.

You can download it for free HERE

I hope you’ll join me for this challenge. If you decide to join, let me know. I’d love for us to be able to encourage one another.

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