February is a good month to…

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Now that we are out of January, there is light at the end of the winter tunnel. There is still quite a bit of winter left here in the Chicago area, but at least it’s light out after 5 p.m. – I’ll take it! So, what else does February have to offer?

February is a good month to…

Celebrate Valentines Day: We are not big Valentines Day people, but it is a good excuse to go out for dinner, or make a nice meal at home. Try a new recipe – maybe a food you’ve never made before. For example, I love authentic ramen but I’ve never attempted making it at home. (Perhaps I just figured out my Valentine’s Day menu?!) I posted a delicious crab cake recipe here if you need some dinner inspiration.

Take advantage of free museum days: Here in the Chicago area, many of our museums offer free days in February to residents. That is quite the value – we have some of the worlds best museums here so why wouldn’t you go when admission is free?! Duh!

Plan a ladies weekend: My friends and I have had spa weekends on occasion and it’s the perfect little mini-vacay in the middle of winter. Even if it’s just overnight, you feel like you got away for a time and return rested. I highly recommend looking into it. We’ve stayed at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva and it’s always been a great experience.


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Get started on your taxes (or even finish): “I can’t wait to get started on my taxes!” said no one, ever. But, you can minimize the stress of it all by just carving out an hour here and there to get all your paperwork together and organized. If you are feeling ambitious, maybe even get it all done before the end of the month. I know I am one happy camper once that envelope is out the door to our accountant!

Find spring décor inspiration: Combing Pinterest for some spring décor ideas will get you inspired to make some updates in your home when spring rolls around. I have been known to wander around the Pier Ones of the world for substantial amounts of time perusing all the décor. Even if I leave empty handed, I’ve boosted my mood and got my creativity jump started!

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These are just a handful of ideas to get us over the winter hump. Remember, February is a short month so that means spring will be here before you know it!

One response to “February is a good month to…”

  1. Yes! I love free museum days and so many people don’t know about them! Perfect post to include them in since so many free days are in the winter months.

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