February ~ A LOVE-ly Month

February 27, 2014



February is an abbreviated month and yet, I am always astonished at how much gets packed into those twenty-eight short days. There are holidays, family celebrations, school vacations, extracurricular activities and snow ~ lots and lots of snow. 


It's amazing that I was able to accomplish as much as I did in such frigid conditions...I am apparently heartier stock than I give myself credit for! My New England bred mother would be very proud!

When I wasn't out and driving about in subzero temperatures, what exactly did I do this February? Well, let's take a look back, shall we?

I began the month with a Valentine craft. I made a Love Banner out of some old puzzle pieces and a few buttons. Ok, ok, I technically published the post on January 31st, but it didn't go out to all of my email friends until February 1st, so I am counting it! I am so rapt with that pretty decoration, it is still hanging in my kitchen!


I am also including it, because around here, February is a month of true love, as my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! He even sent me these gorgeous flowers...three dozen red tulips! It's no wonder I love that guy! No, you didn't miss it, the picture was not on my blog, I posted it on Facebook!


Next, I shared my shopping weakness and a great quote. It's one I am trying to live by!  I'm all about simple and this philosophy is about as simple as it gets!


I humiliated myself, yet again, with a story about losing my underwear at Kmart.  In case you were wondering, toddlers with big mouths are no help whatsoever in an embarrassing situation.



I shared my ridiculously simple recipe for beef stew...


and the reason why I needed something warm to eat!


We were also quite crafty. My daughter made a few projects with some paint swatches she had stashed away. I think this is my favorite post of the month...proud mama moment, for sure!


I was pretty crafty, too. I spruced up a tiny corner of my master bedroom.


I also posted a tutorial on how to make a super simple pillow cover and I may have shared a bit too much about my very dysfunctional relationship with my sewing machine. I don't think that we will make the twenty year mark!


Last but not least, have you noticed the subtle new addition to my blog?  This month I finally took the leap and added a Hire Me tab to the top of my homepage. I have always wanted to write and this little hobby blog has reawakened my desire, so I have decided to jump into a new career with both feet. I already have a few projects in the works.  It's a bit terrifying to put myself out there, but also very exciting!




Wow! Was that really only 28 days? 

It seems much longer doesn't it?


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26 comments:

  1. Wow, Kim- You got a LOT done this month...and I love the frame your daughter crafted, too. I had missed the underpants @KMart story so I popped over and read that! HOW VERY FUNNY! Crazy! Hope you have a wonderful day-almost the end of February already! xol Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana. I did get a lot done this month...I didn't realize until I mapped it all out in the post. I am glad you got a kick out of my underwear story. At least all that humiliation was good for something! ;)

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  2. I love the wreath and garland and I can see why it is still up! Happy anniversary! That was a lot of projects!

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    1. Thanks again for featuring the garland, it was very sweet of you and a real treat for me! I keep saying, "I'll take it down next week!" At this rate, it may be up until July! ;)

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  3. looks like a great month happy anniversary i love the love garland too its awesome

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    1. Thanks! It was a good month! I love the fact that the blog gives me the opportunity to look back and reflect!

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  4. Kim! How exciting you have started your dream job! So happy for you! Happy Anniversary and all of your projects are just lovely! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen. You are always so very sweet. We'll see how far the dream job goes, but it does feel good to be giving it a try! :)

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  5. I had forgotten your underwear story. Thanks for making me laugh again.

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    1. Thanks Carol! It is a ridiculous story...underwear is apparently very funny! ;)

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  6. These were all wonderful . . . but Kmart and the undies was my absolute favorite!

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    1. Seems to be the consensus, Cheryl! :) Glad I could make you laugh!

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  7. Kim, it's always a joy to read whatever you write to us and I love your projects and HUMOR! Thanks for the laughs....um the underwear event! We might be related via that event!

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    1. Thanks Helen, you really are too sweet! I have your original comment from the underwear post, pinned to my fridge! I read it over and over as it makes me smile! :) Happy March!

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  8. I think you have had a very fulfilling and fun-filled month Kim! Can't wait to see what March brings for all of us!

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    1. It was busy, Vel and I didn't realize how much I had accomplished until it was all there in black and white! Happy March! :)

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  9. I am loving your flowers and the pictures are so pinterest worthy. FYI I discovered your blog on #SIT

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    1. Thanks Carmelita! I will take that as a high compliment! :)

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  10. Hi Kim,

    Well, you really did get a lot done this month, but the biggest accomplishment, in my opinion, is your 20th anniversary! And, your sweetheart of a hubby's bundle of tulips to you would be more than enough to make me smile for a very long time. Congrats!!

    Poppy

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    1. Twenty years is a long time, Poppy, you're right! It just doesn't seem possible that it's been that long! I did love those tulips and thanks to the blog, I can look at them for a long, long time! :)

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  11. I love this recap of your month and seeing those gorgeous tulips from your husband. What a sweet guy!! And tulips too!!!
    I can't wait to hear more about what you've been hired to do. How exciting!!
    Please....come on over and link up your post at Project Inspire{d}! The party just went live! :)
    Blessings!

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    1. So now you know, Diane, I am a contributor to Parade Magazine! It's really exciting, as I get to combine my two great passions, home décor and writing! I have to put your party back on my calendar, I keep missing those Mondays! :) Thanks for the invite!

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  12. You have had a busy month indeed. My husband and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary - that's a lot of years. I hope you get a lot of writing projects. I personally love the way your write. You should do great!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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    1. Wow Patty, congratulations!! Thirty years is a real accomplishment...and a lot of love! Thanks so much for your lovely words about my writing! I hope everyone feels the way you do! :)

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  13. You made February extra fun, Kim. I'm still laughing at the Kmart story. :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Laughter is a great thing, I am glad that I could bring you some! :)

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