I have a lot to blog about this week. I missed a few things from the Superbowl, a birthday celebration, gardening, home projects, recipes, and more. I’ve decided to blog every day this week. I’m going to use it as my catch up! Since it’s been dark and rainy for the past few days, I haven’t felt like doing much, and I’ve been down in the dumps for no reason. My energy levels and motivation are definitely connected to the weather. Anyone else? I just started taking a supplement that is supposed to help with seasonal affective disorder, so crossing my fingers brings me a little boost. The positive side of all of this is that the sun should come out tomorrow. Cue, Annie (i hope atleast one person got that one.) Now that the end of winter is coming, I decided it was a good time to start pruning my roses. I watched about fifty YouTube videos to make sure I did everything right. I have to get out there tomorrow and prune the rest. I forgot how many rose bushes I bought last summer. And I’m looking forward to adding so many more this year. I’m going to focus on climbing roses this time. My mom has these beautiful white climbing roses she’s going to give to me since her yard doesn’t have enough sun for them. I’m going to let them grow up on my back fence since it’s full sun. Stay tuned for that project! I found these gloves and pruning shears a few weeks ago on Amazon, and they are absolutely perfect. Yes, the gloves are so cute, but they’re light yet thornproof. I like that they go all the way up to protect my arms, and I managed to get out with zero thorn stabs. Those are seriously the worst! The pruning sheers are the best quality. I have gone through a few, and they end up breaking in a day! These are by far the best I’ve purchased. I bought a few extras to keep just in case something happens to these. Oh, and if you plan on gardening out in the sun this summer, I found the best gardening hat! It has a ponytail hole and protects our face, ears, and neck! It’s amazing. Amazon has the best gardening tools. I know. I know. I’m going to get many people telling me that you’re supposed to plant tulips in the fall, and you’re right! BUT, I got them later and figured I’d plant them anyway since we have six more weeks of winter, they have time to grow in the cold. It should be a fun experiment to see if they come up! 😊 I’m a rebel in the garden sometimes, and it doesn’t always fail. While I was outside gardening, Kyle went to the grocery store to pick up dinner ingredients and made a special dinner for the both of us. For someone who never cooks (other than wings and meal prep), this was such a sweet surprise!I’m not saying this just because he made it, but this was one of the best cooked and seasoned steaks I’ve ever had in my life. I mean, he was in the kitchen grinding sea salt with rosemary and even added fresh thyme to the top! Unfortunately, now that I know he can cook this well, it looks like he’ll have to start cooking more! My neighbor brought me over some very sweet galantines day flowers.
I made a delicious low carb cheesecake for desert (that recipe is coming this week!), and we ended up watching Truth Be Told on Apple T.V., and I’m hooked! Add that one to your list. It’s soooo good, and I can’t wait to watch an episode tonight.I hope you all had a great Valentine’s day. It’s always been my favorite holiday since I was a little girl. My mom and I used to celebrate together, and she’d always have the sweetest gift basket made for me that morning. It’s just a special holiday that brings back so many good memories. 💜
I will chat with you guys tomorrow in another blog post!I made a recipe I had on my blog a while back but made a few changes! Check out the recipe here!!
Questions for you
- Is the weather bad where you live? (I heard Texas is breaking records!)
- How did you celebrate Valentine’s day?
- What is your favorite flower in your garden (or favorite flower in general?)