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Happy March! Spring is right around the corner, and where I live we’re basically over Winter (for now). This is generally the time of year where people completely give up on their yearly goals, but I promise I won’t be going down that road!
Here’s what I’ve been up this month.
I just started watching Easy on Netflix and I highly recommend it. It’s a totally unique show with multiple interesting story lines that loop back around in different episodes. Beyond that, I’ve been deep into my Real Housewives as 4 different series are airing. I know, I know, my love for trashy reality TV is astounding.
My husband and I just finished Leaving Neverland, HBO’s controversial Michael Jackson molestation documentary. I know there are a lot of different opinions on the topic, and I definitely have my own, but overall the two-part series was crushing. It’s a must watch!
Just like last month, I’m having a really hard time connecting with any new music. I’m normally excited about top 40 / today’s hot hits – it’s my fun driving music. But right now, it’s just not for me.
Instead, I’ve recently discovered my love for Absofacto. The song “Light Outside” is magic. Also, the other day Kail Lowry randomly mentioned Elliott Yamin’s song “Wait For You” in her Instagram story, so I added it to my slow songs playlist and forgot how much I loved it. Sometimes you just need a reminder.
I had the most delicious breakfast at Stacks Windsor this past weekend – yummy eggs benny paired with a few bites of my daughter’s cookies and cream pancakes. They had the cutest photo wall there, hence the above photo.
Instant pot meals! I’ve been doing a phenomenal job meal planning in 2019 and the instant pot has been a huge help. Last week I tried this recipe and it was amazing.
Beyond that, I have a new favourite night time treat. Chapman’s Vanilla & Chocolatey Chunks & Caramel frozen yogurt is my jam. I’ve been eating it every single night.
Since we’re focusing on experiences for family birthdays this year, Easter is an opportunity for me to purchase physical gifts for my kids. I know many people don’t buy gifts for Easter and focus on small chocolates, but we’ve always done it this way.
I’m really working on not buying things they need at the drop of a hat and instead saving those purchases for special occasions. For example, Holly broke her headphones a few weeks ago and I’m holding out to buy more until Easter. CJ has specifically asked for Kinetic sand (someone save me).
We’re heading to the states this weekend to pick up some groceries and I’ll be sneaking in a little Ulta trip. Makeup Revolution here I come!
Last week my kids completed their first year of skating, and next year we’re on to hockey. I officially enrolled Holly last week! I also got to go wedding dress shopping with my best friend as well as treat our kids to dinner at their favourite restaurant East Side Marios, something we rarely do.
The last month truly feels like a blur. I’ve been working more than usual and it’s been a balancing act. This week in particular has pushed my multi-tasking abilities to their limit. It’s currently March Break (the Canadian version of Spring Break) and I decided to work from home so I could spare my kids a full week at daycare. I may have bitten off more than I can chew seeing as I didn’t consider how much of a handful my 4 year old would be. You live and learn, I guess.
Either way, this week has been nuts. So far we’ve fulfilled Holly’s birthday gift of horseback riding (experiences over physical items!), done a zillion crafts, been on a dollar store shopping spree, and went swimming. I’m tired!
This month my brain has been in a totally different spot than it was last month – it’s funny how that works, isn’t it?
CJ is progressing well with my plan to work on his reading and writing nightly, and he’s adjusting to his glasses significantly better than I thought he would. In fact, he wants to wear them all the time!
These things as well as some others have lead me to to a much calmer state of mind this month. I can’t help but think that life is a constant rollercoaster, but everything truly does happen for a reason. Life stresses you out to make you realize how much you can take, and things fall apart so that better things can come together. Am I the cheesiest person on the planet yet?
Life in general. I’ve stepped up my planner and list game over the last 3 months, and I’ve been so wildly productive that I’m surprising myself. I guess that’s what happens when you set your mind to something. I made a plan to focus more on my personal development, and I can slowly see it all coming together.
My husband’s birthday is in a few weeks, so I’m also planning a few little surprises. This weekend we’ll be eating at one of his bucket list restaurants Pizzapapalis and taking the kids to “The Beach” in Detroit – a massive ball pit art installation. Click here to see it for yourself. I’m so excited!
What are you up to this month?