February was a strange month. I started the month excited for a warm getaway to the Dominican Republic with our best friends, thanks to the babysitting services of my parents who came to Charlotte to hold the fort down. We left on Valentine’s Day and arrived at our resort around 5:00. About four hours later, I received a call that my grandmother had passed away. My mom was 10 hours away from where she lives, and I felt terrible. All I could think about was getting back home. So, after being at the resort for a total of 17 hours, we left our friends on the beach and got on a plane and headed back to Charlotte. I left for Kentucky to go to the funeral the next day. I spent the weekend there and came back Monday to a sick kid. Life just happens sometimes, doesn’t it?
Despite all of that, there were some really good things. For one, there are blooms everywhere here in the Carolinas and Spring makes me feel like a new person. Here’s a short list I kept of some other good things I discovered over the last month:
Do you all know about Target’s monthly beauty box? No subscription or anything like that; just a lot of samples (some full size) for $7. I order it every month. (But hurry–it always sells out fast.)
And speaking of Baublebar, their twice-a-year friends and family sale starts today and runs through Wednesday. (Great time to think about Mother’s Day!) Use code: FF25 for 25% off your order. (Very few exclusions apply; see website for details.)
I just finished this new book that’s getting a lot of hype. (I even paid the $9 Kindle price so I could read it on my vacation that didn’t happen. . . ) I liked it a lot. I’d probably give it a 4/5 stars.
I also bought some new swimsuits for our trip. I’ve decided this is officially the year of the one-piece (for me). I found some cute, inexpensive suits on this site, a black halter one from here and this is one strapless suit I had from last year that’s easy to wear (aka “stays up”).
And because coverups are as important as swimsuits when you’re 41, I bought this $14 one and really like it.
I got tired of fighting with duvets and ordered these Kate Spade comforters for the girls’ beds. (I found both of theirs on clearance!)
These shoes are so comfortable, and I’m able to wear them with dresses and jeans.
Need some encouragement today? We sang this song yesterday and it’s such a great reminder.
And, I can’t round up the month of February without mentioning the life of Billy Graham. Thankful for his message and legacy. We are fortunate in Charlotte to have the Billy Graham Library, which I would highly recommend if you’re ever planning a trip here.