Monthly Musings + Thankful Thursday!!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! Is it just me, or has this week felt slow, but fast? I've had quite a bit of work this week, but I feel like I've been enjoying it (?) The sun is out so I'm thriving...Maybe that's why? I just feel like I haven't been super overwhelmed this week, and it's super refreshing. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting on the floor of my room and the sunlight is beaming in through my windows. So beautiful, inspiring, and motivating!! I don't know why, but it's been a good week. For no other reason than the sun ;) THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE!!!!

Okay, that was my Thursday rant. But anyway, it's Thursday, that's exciting. But what's even more exciting is that it's Monthly Musings time!! I've also got a bit of Thankful Thursday for you later on in the post. I'm linking up with Holly, Patty, Rebecca, Shelbee, and Joanne for today's post!! 

Now for the monthly musings...These are the questions for February...


This month, all the questions are spring-fashioned based!! Y'all, I am not a very big "seasons person" (if that makes sense). I just adapt and go. So am I the most qualified person to be answering these questions? No. But am I going to do it anyway? Yes. So, I might be needing some help. Let me know all your spring fashion secrets because I'm super curious to know!!

1. WHAT ARE YOUR SPRING MUST-HAVE PIECES?

Oh, yikes. I don't really have must-have pieces, but I do? I have pieces that I like to have. So I guess, they're must-haves? I don't even know. One of my favorite spring pieces includes this top. I have worn it COUNTLESS times. I have it in two colors and I plan for that collection to only grow. And now they have TANK TOPS. Yes and thank you. 


Love this. But besides that, I pretty much wear Nike shorts and T-shirts...Nothing special!! My Birkenstocks and a good pair of jeans and I'm set!!

2. WHAT ARE YOUR SPRING MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES?

Well, my Kendra Scott necklace, but that's acceptable year-round. Maybe sunglasses? I have these sunglasses and I love them!! I also like to wear tassel earrings every now and then. 

3. HOW DO YOU TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE TO SPRING?

That's a very good question...I'm honestly not sure. I wear more "springy" colors, and of course, shorter sleeves/shorts, but besides that, I have no clue. In Alabama, we don't really get a spring. We pretty much have summer 9 months out of the year...Literally. 

4. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS TO WEAR IN SPRING?

PINK!!! And yeah, that's pretty much it. 

5. ANY SPRING FASHION ADVICE?

Uhh, not really 😂 I'm in need of it myself!! I guess just wear what you like? Don't feel pressured by trends because they're always going to change. And don't wear anything that you don't want to wear!! Be genuine with yourself and wear what makes you feel cute and confident!!

6. DO YOU CHANGE UP YOUR MAKEUP IN SPRING?

Nope! 

7. DO YOU CHANGE UP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE IN SPRING?

Once again, no! I'm honestly scared to!! For those of you who don't know, I used to struggle really badly with acne, but in September I visited a dermatologist and it genuinely changed my life. I hardly EVER break out anymore, and if I do, it's only a pimple or two. So yeah, my routine is working and I'm happy to leave it at that. 

8. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SPRING SCENT?

I do!! I like the scent Gingham from Bath and Body Works as well as Pretty As a Peach and Gardenia and Fresh Rain!!

9. BEST BUDGET TIPS FOR UPDATING YOUR WARDROBE?

I would say to just wait for the sales? And buy ahead. That way you're not freaking out in April about what your going to wear. 

10. DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE WEARING DRESSES THIS SPRING?

Honestly, no. I NEVER wear dresses!! And I mean, it's not like we have anywhere to go!!


And now...It's time for some thankful Thursday!! I love doing these because it really allows me to think and become aware of all the things that I have!! I am so blessed, and I am so thankful for that!!

1. We have SUNNY WEATHER!!! As I'm writing this, the sun is beaming into my room and it makes me so  happy. It's 7:07 am and it's 39 degrees...Perfect!! I LOVE spring weather!! 

2. I read a lot, as I'm sure we're all aware. But what you might not know is that I do it all on my IPad. Through Kindle, CloudLibrary, Apple Books, Audiobooks...It's all on there. I do prefer reading actual books, but with how much I read, it's a hassle to buy and keep up with them all. Anyway, I got some books!! I got two books in Birmingham, and FOUR this past weekend!! And you know what made me even happier, two of them were on sale and they're hardbacks!! I'm telling you...It really is the little things!! We're also picking up THREE books from the library today!! My bookworm heart is so happy to read an actual book!! 

3. I cleaned out my closet this past week, and I am in love!! I've been meaning to clean my closet for a while now, I just haven't had the time!! Anyway, I had some time so I decided to just do it!! And I'm SO happy that I did!! It's soooo clean and organized now!! 

4. So, it's almost March. As I'm sure we're all aware, that'll mark a year since the pandemic started. I'm thankful that my family and friends have managed to stay safe and healthy throughout this year. It's crazy to think that a year ago I was at school, seeing my friends every day, and now I'm stuck at home all the time. March 12th will mark a year that my family has been in quarantine. A year since I walked into the school building. A year since I was able to talk to my teachers without Zooming. So crazy, but I'm so thankful that we've stayed safe. 

Well, that wraps up this post! I am thankful for all of you who read and support this blog!! It means the world to me!! What are you thankful for today!! Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow!!





28 comments

  1. Can't wait for our sunny warm weather here- you are so lucky you live down south! I am all about the sunglasses and Kendra Scott necklaces too! Yeah for Spring- thanks for linking up Ella!

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    1. It has it's highs and lows...In June I'll be wishing the cooler weather come back!! But for now, I'm very content! Thank you!!

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  2. Yes! We literally have ZERO spring weather! Yesterday it was 75 in February and I layer out by the pool!! 😂 Love all of your thankfulness!

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    1. For real!! It changes from the depths of winter to sunny summer weather in the span of a week!! Thank you!!

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  3. The wind is howling outside but the sun is trying to make an appearance.
    Happy Thursday!

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  4. Agree with your spring fashion advice 100%! Pink is my favorite color to wear in the spring too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you!! It gives off alllll the spring vibes!!

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  5. I don't tend to change much about my routine either. I am a creature of comfort. ;)

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  6. Thankful for the sun too and all the scents from Bath & Body are so good this time of year!

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  7. Yes, so much to be thankful for! I think in AL our fashion transition is simple for spring...sweatshirts to T-shirts 😂. Love you 😍

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    1. Yes, we've got it made in the shade...Well, not quite ;) Thank you, Nana!!

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  8. I’m a pink girl too!! And Bath and Body totally tells me what my house will smell like all year round. I’ll have to check out Gingham. You don’t need any fashion advice- you already have the confidence and wisdom to be yourself! Don’t lose that :) I need to clean my closet but I am procrastinating...soon!

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    1. My mom has a "candle closet"...Literally!! She LOVES B&BW!! Aww,thank you!!

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  9. It's been a little warmer this week and I feel like wearing lighter tops, but still all about the comfort!

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  10. We had some warmth and sunshine (like in the 40's which feels so crazy warm) this week and now I am so ready and anxious for spring!

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  11. You are so cute! We, too, are SO beyond ready for spring! It's been a rainy, dreary winter, so we're ready for some sun and warmer weather coming (hopefully) soon!

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  12. The sunshine does give such a lift doesn't it! I love Kendra Scott too! Thanks for linking up with Holly and me.

    Patty

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    1. SUCH a lift!! Kendra Scott has been my favorite for YEARS!!

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  13. Ella,
    we have had sun and warmer temps today in the 40's - 50's so some of our snow has been melting...But it is going to get colder so I think we will have all our snow for quite some time!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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    1. Yay!! I hope it doesn’t get too cold and that some of your snow will melt!!

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