Jennifer Blake

February in Review: Snow, Birthdays, Fitness & Blogging

February 20, 2017


February is almost over, we are in our last full week, which blows my mind. The months seem to be flying by.

February was...
A lot of snow, were talking over 2 feet in a matter of two weeks (or really like 6 days).
A wrap of all holiday parties, we had Aarons work party which is so late after the holidays that they call it a staff appreciation dinner.
A month of baking, I caught the baking bug and made cupcakes, a pie, cookies, and muffins.
Technically in January, but I welcome a new a nephew right at the end of January!
A good month for staying active. Between running outside and working out at home (a new favorite!) I was happy with how many workouts I fit in.
A big planning month, I blogged more frequently and worked hard to schedule content ahead of time which makes a world of difference for my mental sanity and my readers get better consistency!
A month of planning, we move in March for what feels like the millionth time, I am hoping to be well prepared.
A glimpse of what is to come! We FINALLY had a warm day, like 56 degrees, a tease of spring because we are back to the 20's and 30's but still, I will take every day of warm weather I can get!

February was short and fast, but I am looking forward to warmer weather, getting this move done, and to a whole new month filled with new goals and a fresh calendar page!  

Currently: February

February 14, 2017


loving all the snow days we had had lately, it has given me time to nap, read and catch up on life! 

anticipating Spring, I want need it right now. These cold, snowy, wet days are a serious mood depressor. 

laughing at Brooklyn 99, Aaron finally got me hooked. Oh ya and repeat episodes of Parks and Rec (always a favorite). 

reading I just finished Honest Life by Jessica Alba, loved it. Now I am reading Big Little Lies. 

enjoying sweet tea, a girl can pretend she lives in the South and that it is warm, right?

eating bagels breakfast foods. Give me all the cereal, pancakes, eggs, bagels and french toast. 

thinking about our upcoming move. Cue all the stress of packing, storing, and settling in somewhere new again. We have moved enough for my life time. 

creating content for the blog. Keeping up with blogging is no joke when you work full time.

excited for all the reading time I have been carving out of my schedule lately. Nothing feels better than curling up with a good book.

wishing time would slow down just a little. How is it almost mid-February, but at the same time I really want Spring.

working hard on balancing work, blogging, Arbonne, and general life stuff. 

Weekend to-do

February 10, 2017


Read //
"Nevertheless she persisted." From insult to rally cry. This is an extremely challenge time for our country. Did you miss what happened this week? Oh and this, a must read.

Loving someone who overthinks. "They can’t help how their brain is programmed to process life. They can’t help the thoughts that poke and prod them until they need to explode."

Why setting boundaries is so important. I am a people pleaser and I hate saying no, but I am learning, because time is valuable.

Watch //
Creating warm, welcoming homes for families leaving homeless shelters, I shed tears during this one. In a time of such turmoil, it is a nice reminder that their are incredible people in this world.

I really think SNL is going to have a killer season because of all the insane things that are happening with Trump as president- Melissa McCarthy nailed it as Sean Spicer.

It really doesn't ever get better than Ellen. Her segment on the travel ban was hilarious and so meaningful & a little older but she killed it when talking about what makes America great.

Do //
Watch the season finale of Sherlock, finally.
Start the new Lemony Snicket series on Netflix.
Start & finish January project life spread.
Create one thing.
Read a little bit each day.
Nap on the couch while the snow falls all weekend.

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