February Musings

It’s February guys…well hell, it’s the last week of February but still the dead of winter nonetheless. In Minneapolis it’s a tough month, a month of trudging through the coldest of temps and just setting our sights on daylight saving time, the very first hint of the season clicking towards spring. It has been a very busy month for me at work, I’ve certainly been burning the midnight oil and feeling like these cold dark days are just one repetitive blur. Still, I started this year with the desire to be more intentional with everything I do, this includes harnessing my thoughts and seeing the silver lining and any other optimistic cliche you really want to throw out there…

If January is synonymous with resolutions than February follows suit with appreciation. This month I have found that I have been driven by this favorable awareness. Because of this, I have a newfound ability of staying relatively upbeat during the duration of winter that historically has had me at my weakest.

In the spirit of passing along good thoughts, I’ve compiled a few winter-themed indulgences to help keep you going. Happy Tuesday!

Nothing says cozy like a comfort meal and this shrimp & grits recipes (which is gluten free!) It has me sending Alexa the ingredient list stat.

We are just shy of two weeks until the Oscars. Catch up on the best picture nominees and clock some time reviewing them prior to the big event. My husband and I are attempting to do so in hopes that it makes for a more interesting viewing of the Academy Awards. We are particularly amped to check out Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

New-ish podcast alert: How I Built This with Guy Raz. It’s supposed to be phenomenal and as long as your calendar isn’t filled with warm weather obligations, you might as well take advantage of the available time to be inspired.

Crushing on this Anthroplogie sweatshirt, on sale. When there is countless months left of winter it is extremely helpful when winter clothing goes on sale to make way for spring items. Best time to buy for warm weather staples is about to be NOW.

Winter is an excuse to use this amazing moisturizing lip balm (that is volumizing!) by Drunk Elephant.

This TED talk on the importance of human connection is really powerful.

Mud rooms that show off.

Continuing to lust over cabin renovations and inspiration, this particular one brought to you by Design Sponge.

It’s not too late to start the year off with a fun, yet beautiful, custom calendar.



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