February Favorites

Hi everyone! February really flew by. Here are a few of my favorite things from this past month!


The Chronicles of Narnia. I’m sure I’ve talked about these books several times on this blog. I love these stories so much, and I’ve been slowly working my way through the series for the past year or so. This particular edition of the series was put out in the order that follows the chronological story, rather than in the order they were written and originally printed. It was interesting to read this way, although The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will always feel like the actual first book to me.

I think my favorite is The Silver Chair, even though it’s a little darker than the rest.


Cookie butter, AND Dark Chocolate Cookie Spread bars from Trader Joe’s!! I love cookie butter so much. I know not everybody enjoys it, but I could eat it everyday. I like it stirred into oatmeal, or along with sliced apples. I would eat it with a spoon straight from the jar if that was socially acceptable. These chocolate bars, filled with cookie spread, melt in your mouth and are totally scrumptious.


I discovered two drugstore makeup items that I really liked. (I should preface this by saying that I am not a makeup expert by any means – these products just worked really well for me.)

I’d heard some good things about both of these items, and they didn’t disappoint. Maybelline’s The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara is dramatic (which I like). Just a warning though, you will probably need makeup remover for this one.

I don’t like to wear foundation every day, but when I do I will always be reaching for Revlon’s Nearly Naked Foundation! It has a very natural feel and look.


Lavender! This ingredient could probably be the theme of my recipes this past month. I just love it – I love how versatile it is, and the unique twist it can add to more classic recipes.


Settlers of Catan. I am sooooo addicted to this game! Unfortunately…I am terrible at it. Like, really bad. My mind just doesn’t naturally make strategies and decisions the way you need to in order to be successful at this game. But the more I lose, the more I’m determined to figure out a way to be victorious.

Does anyone have any Catan tips?? Any strategies that have worked well for you?

That’s all for February! I hope you had a great month!

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  • Hannah

    Cute photos! Ok, here are my tried and true Settlers tips:

    1. Don’t chase the longest road; let someone else take it and then steal it from them at the last minute.

    2. Try to get all 5 resources when you place your settlements at the beginning.

    3. Place your settlements on the greatest variety of numbers possible.

    4. You must have wheat to win!

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      THANK YOU!! I will try these out next time we play :)

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