February 2021.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Oh hey, Monday :)

How is everyone today? We had a double-whammy this weekend with both Anna and Hudson having tournaments. Speaking of which - Would y'all like to see a tournament day in my life? I just have to summon up the will to go to one 😜

It's time to review February. 

I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with February. I like it because it's short, but also hate it because it's short. Does anyone else get that? Needless to say, I'm very excited to get into March. 

daily life...

Our everyday lives this month were about as boring as can be. School, sports, repeat. I feel like I'm so obsessed with a routine that I don't let myself branch out at all. Something that I want to explore a bit more in March is changing up my daily life. Because if I'm being honest, I'm tired of this "routine." Change up my workouts, the places where I do school...Just being more flexible and less worried about a constant routine. 

Also - Since I've stopped doing weekly-wrap ups, I've open to doing more day in my life, morning 


I think I need to do an updated favorites post. Yes, I share my favorites every week with Friday favorites, but I feel like I need to do a "product favorites." What do y'all think? Anyway, I shared my "top favorites" of February last week which you can find here


I had one of my best school months in February. I finished all my science and world history tests for the year, which was so exciting and stress-relieving. I passed a few tests in math, but I'm going to crack down a bit harder on getting all of them done this month. But the big thing is that I got a 100 on my science project!! Y'all, I was SO. STRESSED. about this project (literally...ask my mom), so I was absolutely over the moon to see my work paid off. 


I honestly feel like I need to remove this from my prompts because it's the same every time. I wore a lot of pink this month, and even included a lot of Valentine's Day outfit ideas in one of my Friday favorites.

I think these might be my most worn items from February. You may be asking - Aren't they the same thing? Yes...But no ;)

The first one is my beloved Walmart sweater. The difference between these two sweaters is their materials and how I wear them. As you can see in the photo above, I'm wearing them both with black leggings. But, the first one, I would normally pair with yoga pants. 

Or, I would wear it over something. Say it's sorta chilly outside and I'm going for a walk. I'll probably heat up after a bit, so then I'll take off the sweater and tie it around my waist. Simple! 

As for the other one, (it's from Amazon!) I pretty much exclusively wear it with black leggings like it's pictured, or I'll wear it with some shorts. 


Ummm, I'm honestly not sure how well I did on fitness this month. Average I guess? Just the basic walking, working out in the morning...You know. I tried to make sure I was doing something active every day. 


I feel like I had a pretty good "book month." While there were a few that I didn't like, there was a lot that I did!! If you want to check out my February book review, you can find that here

I read...

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
You Have a Match by Emma Lord
Educated by Tara Westover
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed 
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes 
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall 
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

Also - When you look at the top of this blog's homepage, I have a book tab!! Now you can keep up with allllll my reading :)

looking back on february...

Another boring month in the books. School got very busy, sports started back, and I made a few lake visits - That's pretty much it!!

february at a glance...

this month on the blog...


  1. Wow, you managed to do a lot of reading in February!

  2. You had a good month and I enjoyed following along!

  3. You accomplished a lot this month! Sometimes when you are in the month, it doesn't seem like a lot but it def helps to look back and reflect!

  4. Your life looks anything but boring, Ella Bella! Anyway, spring is almost upon us and that always livens things up a bit ❤️.

  5. I agree, February is a weird month. But you had a good one. Look at all that reason you got done! Still love those lake pictures so, so much.

  6. Can't wait for your post on your fave products! Again, it is amazing how much you read while in school- good for you!

  7. It was a busy and productive month for you!

  8. Congrats on doing so well in school. Life maybe slow but that's a biggie.


  9. What a wonderful month, Ella! I am so very happy that I got to see you!! 💙

  10. I still get over all the reading you manage to squeeze in around all your schoolwork.

  11. I feel that way about some of my prompts. I share a lot of it during the month that it seems like I am saying the same thing over and over. But your reading...wow!! Great job.

  12. I tend to feel like after Christmas I sort of “hibernate” and there aren’t many changes in my routine either. Something to try is making a bucket list for spring...things like fly a kite with Huddy, more porch time, bake a fun St Patrick dessert, etc I make one to give me things to do and liven things up! Have a great week!

  13. I'm impressed with how many books you read in February! Congrats on getting so many of your classes completed!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  14. Congrats on crushing school! Well done, babe! Digging that super cute Walmart sweater- great find!

    Le Stylo Rouge