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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

February Goals

Happy February, friends!
I am proud to say that I was able to make a big dent in my goals for the month of January...let's recap:
Finish Tax Prep
I have finished my part of tax prep (itemizing everything and making sure Chris has everything he needs to get it all organized for our accountant). We should be able to finish up really soon!
Organize some of the boxes in our garage
My sister came over one day in January and helped me tackle part of the boxes in our garage and I have made a huge dent in this project!
I have two boxes (plus a box upstairs) that need to go out as donations, and then two or three boxes of teaching supplies that I'm giving to a sweet friend who is in school to be a teacher so those will all be gone really soon. Then I just need to organize everything that is left into plastic tubs and give them a place against the wall in our garage and we'll have a lot more room in there!
Research & make a list of what I'd like to plant for Spring
I'm going to call this one partially done, because I didn't make a paper list of what I want to plant this Spring, but Chris & I had a conversation about what we're planning on planting in a vegetable garden and I have been planning what I'll be doing for our house too. I'm definitely doing zinnias and maybe some knockout roses, some more herbs, and of course just my pretty planters filled with florals and some hanging baskets.
I'm adding four more planters this year on our patio, so we'll be up to 12 planters, plus hanging baskets, and anything I plant in the yard. I'm excited!

So since I'm on such a roll for the year, I hope to keep that going in February and tackle three more goals:
Read Two Books
I know this isn't a lot for some people, but I don't have much time to sit down and get into books lately. I've started one that is a little slow, but I think I'll like it when I get into it. Overall, I'd like to finish two books this month.
Clear All Donation Boxes out of the Garage
Since I made such headway on my garage goal last month, I'd like to get those 6 boxes cleaned out and to their new homes this month. That will really help me snowball the rest of the garage clean out!
Get Caught Up on Office Work
My husband & I have our farm & a small trucking business, I have let myself get a bit behind on invoicing and such, so I would love to get all of those things caught up before the end of the month.
Categorize All of January & February for our Banking
Last month, to complete my portion of our tax prep I had to go through and categorize all of our debits and credits to our bank accounts to make sure everything was categorized for taxes. In hopes of not having to do that all in one week next year, I'm trying to stay on top of it month by month this year, so I would love to make sure I'm caught up on that.
Enjoy Ourselves at the Alabama Cattlemen's Convention, National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet, & Alabama Young Farmers Conference
We have lots of fun things coming up in the last three weekends of the month & I'm stoked to spend some time with friends that we don't get to see regularly!
My goal is to finish up all of the things on this list during the weeks so that our weekends can be fun-filled and relaxing!

Well, those are my goals for the remainder of February...what are yours?
Here's to making the best of each day and reaching our goals!

Until next time. . .

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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Happy February, y'all!
Did anyone else feel like January lasted 409 days, or was that just me?
Anyway, we're here into a fresh month and I couldn't be more excited because we have so many fun things coming up this month AND it's the month of love, too!

Who am I kidding, I love my husband, my kid, my life, and myself every single day 😉
But anything is a good excuse to treat yourself or those around you, or if your significant other could use some help in the gifting department you can just send the link to this post right on over to him, easy peasy!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to round up some cute Valentine's Day feeling things that would be fun to receive or to gift, so please check them out and let me know what you love, love, love! 💖

I am a big lover of Fiestaware and I honestly have pretty much started to collect it ever since Christopher & I got married. If I had more room, I would totally request these cute bowls for my collection! I think they would be adorable serving in or just having a fun soup or stew for dinner.
These earrings are so precious & I think they would be fun for Valentine's Day but also for all Spring & Summer they are currently marked down to under $20!
Nail polishes are such a fun and inexpensive way to treat your friends-this one is a bright, poppy pink that would be perfect for nails or toes going into the warmer months.
I'm a huge fan of Lilly and especially their new Valentine's Day print!
This would be the perfect gift for someone who just wants to have a cozy and low-key Valentine's Day-or a new mom, that would be so sweet!
This is such a trendy brand right now & I have heard such good things about this product.
If you are buying for someone who loves pampering themselves and good skincare, this would definitely be a winning product!
This is the cutest insulated champagne flute I have ever seen!
I love the glittery pink (but it comes in tons of colors!) and I haven't even told you the best part-it holds up to a half bottle of champagne, so you don't have to worry about your bubbly going flat and getting warm.
I am honestly wearing this as I put this post together, that's how much I really love and use this product! It's only $8 from Ulta, so it's an awesome buy for those on a budget.
I love how thick and hydrating it is, perfect for February since we still have lots of cold weather left before Spring.
I love these zip around jewelry cases, so handy for trips or just storing your everyday jewelry in.
The initials on top are the icing on the cake, everyone will know who's is who's!
This has been on my Amazon wishlist for forever, maybe I should just spoil myself for Valentine's Day and pick it up for me?
In all seriousness though, I have heard nothing but good things from this book & I love Reese so much-I think this would be a great buy for any reader or any Southern gal!
I think these are just precious & are under $8, making them the perfect ones to grab for yourself and all of your girlfriends to take cute pictures with on Galentine's Day!
I love a good personalized gift & I love a good cheeseboard, coincidence? I think not.
This is the cutest gift and would be perfect for newlyweds, too!
Talk about perfection!
I love the initials, the fringe, and the color of this heart keychain...but even better? I love the under $20 price tag!
This would look awesome on a bag, too.

All of these are wonderful gift ideas, but also I just wanted to remind you that it's important to show the ones you love that you love them all year long. It doesn't have to be with expensive (or even inexpensive) gifts, but maybe just time spent with them, a nice note, or a surprise chore or errand that you took care of!
Until next time. . .
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