THINGS I LOVED IN FEBRUARY

I’m starting a series of blog posts at the end of each month called “Things I loved” to remember and reflect on the highlights of the past month.

Do you practice reflection and gratitude? Winter months can be so dreary and monotonous that sometimes it’s hard to find one good things about them. The winter blues set in, and we get grumpy and dissatisfied. But nobody wants to feel this way. We need a little push, a little reminder that even in the darkest month, there were bright moments that cheered our soul.

things I loved in February

As the month of February is coming to its end, I want to sit down and reflect on the lovely things that made my heart happy this month.

Things I loved in February:

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VERY SIMPLE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Cold winter months call for comfort food, and what comfort food is better than a simple Chicken Noodle Soup? Nothing beats the warm soothing broth, thick with veggies, tender chicken meat, and noodles.

If you have just 5 basic ingredients (chicken, carrots, celery, onion, noodles, and water) you can make this soup in ONE HOUR and enjoy for days!

Simple Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was little, one of the very first things my mom taught me to make was soup. It’s the easiest, yet probably the most versatile dish you can survive on for many cold months. Chicken Noodle Soup is a classic, and undoubtedly every family has their very own recipe they proudly call “the best”. I won’t bestow this title on my soup, but only state that this recipe is as easy as it is delicious. ‘Nuff said!

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Ewok Valentines (FREE Printable)

If you have a Star Wars fan on our hands, then these Ewok Valentines will surely make their day! Even more than that, they will love making them with you for their friends and sharing those funny sounds the goofy Ewoks make!

My son and I were trying to come up with a homemade Valentine last year that would use a Hubba Bubba bubble gum. As we were brainstorming and humming “Hubba bubba hubba bubba” to ourselves, it occurred to us that it was so similar to the sound that Ewoks made in the Return Of The Jedi! And so the idea for Ewok Valentines was born!

Ewok Valentines

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My First Year of Blogging: 5 Big Lessons

My first year of blogging has been a fun ride! No, it hasn’t been all roses and fireworks, of course, just like no other new endeavor is. But it certainly was exciting!

It’s hard to believe but my 1 year anniversary of starting a blog had come and gone so fast, I barely had time to blink! On January 31st I posted my first blog post and…took that scary step off the diving board in to the unknown of the online business of blogging.

I have learned a lot during my first year of blogging. Like a LOT a lot. Some of it was awesome and useful information, and some was just painful but absolutely necessary for my growth.

Here’s the run-down of 5 biggest lessons I learned in my first year of blogging.

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