Jennifer Blake

Weekend to-do

February 25, 2017

I hope you are sitting down with your coffee & cozy blanket, enjoying the warmer weather outside and soaking up the weekend!

Why quitting is okay, and living your life based on other people expectations isn't okay. Happiness is an inside job.

Ever wonder how successful people prepare for the week ahead, a great read with some Sunday night habits you can start adding to your own life!

53 small things you can do if you need a break from Trump, the media ban and all the  political stress.

This was hysterical, talks between best friends.

4 desserts with 3 ingredients, so good.

Sick of hearing "I'm so busy", because everything that is on your plate is something you said yes too. A great video from Lululemon about being present.

Take a walk outside
Start a new show on Netflix
Prep for the week ahead
Paint your nails
Stop at Starbucks for your favorite drink or treat
Be grateful for this wonderful life

In case you missed it...
I shared a little February recap
I also shared my Tuesday top 3 picks for apps, books and Netflix/Hulu shows

Tuesday's Top 3

February 21, 2017

Top 3 Netflix/Hulu Shows: 
Brooklyn 99, Aaron recently had me start watching it and I can't stop. So funny.
Parks & Recreation, I constantly watch repeat episodes, Knope 2020!
West Wing, with all the political stuff happening it is nice to watch a show with a down to earth President.

Top 3 Books:
Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner, I love reading books by bloggers that I have followed for ever.
Big Little Lies, not only is the book good but the HBO mini series just started too!
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, as someone that cares about everything

Top 3 Apps: 
1sec, this app lets you take a 1 second video clip a day and then puts them into video! I have been so bad at doing it every day, but it is a goal for March!
Cartwheel, my love for Target is real and to offset some of the spending Carthweel always saves me money.
Instagram, it has been a favorite for a while but my love for it hasn't wavered. Plus I love Insta stories.


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!