I still cannot believe February is almost over. I’ve rounded up a little of what we have been up to and what I’ve been loving this month.
- Favorite Place I Went this Month:
My sweet mom suggested my husband and I have schedule a date night this month. With the kids being sick I was starting to go a little bit stir crazy. I’ve been wanting to see the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, ‘Love Never Dies’ so we got tickets to see that. It was so amazing! My husband took me to see the original Phantom of the Opera when we started dating, so even he enjoyed it 🙂
2. Favorite Recipe I Made:
Let me preface by saying my daughter is one of the PICKIEST eaters in the world. We have some allowances in our house because had years of sensory integration therapy and part of that was different food textures. However, I am constantly looking for recipes that the food is not ‘combined’ or touching. So, when I saw a recipe on pinterest for chicken avocado burgers, I thought maybe Dea would at least trying them. Also, I thought they would be a good item for Nathan, who is just learning to eat finger foods, to try as well. They were a total win! I usually take recipes and just kind of throw ingredients together that I already have in the house so my recipe went like this:
- 1 pound ground chicken (I used extra lean but I’m sure any type would work)
- 2 avocados mashed up
- About 1 cup of brown rice flour
- A few pieces of white onion chopped very finely
- About 1 tsp salt
- About 1 tsp garlic powder
I combined all the ingredients and cooked them on the stovetop. They were soft enough for my son to eat and plain enough for Dea to enjoy. Adding a dinner option to our menu is always a huge thing for this mama.
3. Favorite Outfit I Wore:
Definitely the outfit I wore to ‘Love Never Dies’. I absolutely loved this dress. At first I thought it was a little much with all the colors, but I love a good collared neck dress so I was in love with it.
4. Favorite Book
I just started this book, ‘Mom Set Free’. My cousin highly recommended. I rarely sit down to read these days (even though I love to) but from what I’ve read on my kindle app on my phone it is so good! Now, just a few kid free minutes because I’m dying to finish it 🙂
5. Favorite Kid’s Item
We have an area of our basement that is tiled so I slowly converting that are to an ‘art’ room for my daughter (and son when he is old enough). I really wanted to organize all of her crafts, stickers, and other art supplies so I purchased this. My daughter is slowly helping me put all of her things in the cute colorful drawers during her brother’s nap time.
6. Favorite ‘Mom’ Item
I recently partnered with ‘Rocksbox’ Subscription box and I absolutely love it! I have been wanting to try this subscription for awhile because who doesn’t want to ‘rent’ new jewelry each month. I love so many pieces they offer and get excited to update my monthly wish list.
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7. Favorite Beauty/Skincare Item
I’m loving this lip scrub from Dior. My lips are alway dry so this is the perfect way to moisturize but still have some color while exfoliating! I’m all about multitasking.
8. Favorite Date Night
We haven’t been going on too many date nights these days. My husband and I prefer day dates and we took one to see ‘Love Never Dies’ and it reminded us that we do not spend enough time together. However, this stage of life is so tiring and can be a challenge to even find time for yourself; much less your spouse too. My son has thankfully started going to bed around 10:30 compared to 11:30 so my husband and I are just trying to catch a few minutes to talk while watching a show. It usually doesn’t last long before I have to go to bed, but at least it’s something. Oh, and he’s usually sucked into watching the Bachelor 😉
9. Favorite Cocktail/Mocktail
I don’t drink much anymore with two kids. I’m also in the middle of dieting to lose the baby weight, so drinking has become a low priority. I love pinot noir, but it just A) makes me tired or B) gives me a headache. So, I’m usually finding creative ways to get my water intake in. This month my drink of choice has been the ‘Island Colata’ sparkling water from Trader Joe’s. It kind of makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island relaxing…for about 2 seconds before one of my children start screaming for me.
10. Favorite Target Find
This little nightlight/musical toy has saved me from nights of no sleep. I recently bought it at target and my son loves it. If he wakes up in the middle of the night, he just puts it on and goes back to sleep. I cannot talk this toy up enough. And, it’s soft so it can go in the crib without fear that my son will hurt himself. The one thing I am going to buy new moms.
11. Favorite Activity
As simple as it sounds this month was all about taking walks with the kids. As soon as the weather warmed up a bit, we were outside. My daughter was on her bike and my son was in the stroller. In the winter you forget how much physical activity just make you feel better and calmer. We went on our daily walk today and I am going to miss it tomorrow when the temperatures drop and it rains. However, I decided to dust off my treadmill and continue my walks in the house till Spring finally arrives. I also purchased my daughter this Smart Cycle so she doesn’t feel sad about not riding her bike. Also, it’s a little more physical activity for both of us!
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Hope you enjoyed my favorites for February!