Thursday, February 11, 2010

5 February Favorites

February is one of my favorite months!  I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that my birthday falls on the 15th of February.  Also, who doesn't love seeing pink, red and white everywhere with encouragement to demonstrate love.  So, in honor of this fabulous month, I decided to treat you to some favorites of mine that I am enjoying this month.

First Feb Fave: My husband
Of course!  My valentine.  He's the love of my life and the best man I've ever known.  The last 3 years being married to him have been the most enjoyable and fulfilling in my life.  Here is a picture of him I thought he wouldn't object to me posting.  He's such a rockstar!

Second Feb Fave: Monkey
Monkey is our cat, named before we adopted her but she certainly lives up to her name crawling up on everything, especially my computer when I'm trying to work.  She's our little baby.

Third Feb Fave: Daffodils
 Whenever I see daffodils in February, I'm reminded of my mothers comment that she could see daffodils out of her hospital room where she gave birth to me.  They are so sunny and cheerful while all the other plants are still sleeping.

Fourth Feb Fave: Chocolate!
I am a second generation chocoholic and there is nothing better than little heart shaped chocolates during the month of February. Yum!

Fifth Feb Fave: Cup of Tea
Thanks to this year's El Nino effect, we've had plenty of rainy days.  I love brewing a perfect cup of tea to enjoy while I work.  And here's a few notes about brewing tea: Don't boil your water too long and never reboil your water!  I avoid microwaving water for tea because I find it tastes different.  Be mindful of how long your tea needs to steep so it won't become bitter.  White tea, like this new Berryblossom White from Tazo should only steep about a minute due to its delicate nature.

That's my Five February Favorites for 2010.  What are your February Faves?

Photos by Rebecca Ward


Mindy said...

Hmmm... I second the daffodils and chocolate and would also add I love the glimpses of Spring to come.

Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists said...

Great job on this. I like this kind of post as a series as it's easy to digest quickly and gives you a lot of directions you can go.

My husband's birthday is also Feb 15th. What a great day!

frauheuberg said...

its definitly my family...but not only on february...through all the year...and i can die for chocolate...;)...thanks for your personal post...just lovley to discover...;)...cheers ines

Piper said...

Great idea - I love this list. (i'm in BYW too!) I'm with you on #1 & #4....2 things I can't live without, my husband & chocolate :)

Tracy said...

I also love that Berryblossom tea! its so lovely & sweet. x

Sierra said...

I also love that it is Black history month! Just thought that I would add that, too...It is the reason I love February...

Fallon said...

I love berry blossom tea too!! Now I'm off to work on my BYW hm too ;)

Kristi said...

What a wonderful post and a lovely idea...I understand why you love's a beautiful memory of your mothers. ♥