A February To Do List.

Feels a little late to be sharing this, February being a short month and it already being the 9th, but better late than never! But I can imagine this coming in handy next year when I’m looking for monthly to dos. I think I’ll share every month (but hopefully a little earlier next time!).

Now before I dive in, I should explain that I have a little monthly planning hack to help myself get more crossed off of my dreams list. Every month, I go through my calendar, and count how many weeks I have in which to fit a reasonable number of fun things. It’s generally four. So then, I have categories for things that matter to me. Baking, Treats, New Meals, Cocktails, and Home. Sometimes I change the categories, like if I want to focus on organization, for example, or marriage, mental health, physical health, the boys, outings, etc. What I’m saying is that you can choose any category you like. Then, for each of those categories I pick four things (or however many weeks we have) to do. So at the beginning of every new week during that month, I pick one thing from each of my categories and cross them off of my list. Doing my months this way makes me feel like I’m still getting to do what I love and I don’t get overwhelmed with the number of choices out there. Decision fatigue is real! Phew. Maybe I’ll have to post this little monthly planning hack again as a stand-alone post, but (drumroll please), here’s my February to do list – complete with links!

Baking

  1. Sugar Cookies with buttercream
  2. Lemon Meringue Pie Bars (I already made this and wowzas. They were so. dang. good.)
  3. Strawberry Pie
  4. Cinnamon Rolls

Treats (We usually make these on Thursdays after school)

  1. Brown Butter Rice Crispie Treats
  2. Heart Inside Cupcakes
  3. Name Cookies

New Meals

  1. Chicken and Bacon Pasta
  2. Sweet Potato Salad with Grilled Chicken
  3. Chicken Sausage Skillet
  4. Lemon Pepper Meatloaf (recipe coming soon!)

Cocktails

  1. Strawberry Mint Splash
  2. Blueberry Gin Sour
  3. Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas
  4. Blackberry Sage Bourbon Smash

Home

  1. Valentines!
  2. Finish bathrooms
  3. Go strawberry picking with the boys
  4. Work on front yard landscaping

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