Monthly Musings February 2021 Spring Fashion Essentials


Welcome to the February edition of Monthly Musings with Holly and Patty.  This month we are talking spring fashion. We had a hint of spring in the air this week and I am so here for it. Let's talk a little spring fashion. 

1. What are your spring must have pieces?

As we head into spring, I start looking at my tees, both long and short sleeve, and see what needs to be replaced. I add in some tanks as well as tees and tanks are Good layering pieces especially with an open cardigan.

Typically if I were going to my office I am all about jackets for spring. Thinking they will need to stay in the closet for a bit this year.

If I am going to be home, I am all about the cargo pants.

2. What are your spring must have accessories?

I am all about my Rothy's. I have flats, sneakers and Running Daddy bought me some camo loafers for Christmas this year. 

They are perfect for any time of the year and yes, you can put them in the washing machine. You can save $20 off your first pair with this link if you want to try them. 

What's Up Wednesday February 2021


Happy Wednesday Besties! This month is just clipping along. Since it is the last Wednesday of the month I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday. Settle in and join me to find out what was up in February.

What We're Eating This Week

This is going to be a busy week, even in a pandemic, so dinner will be either easy or on the fly.

Monday-Burgers, dogs, sweet potato fries and salad

Tuesday-Lots of hockey Tuesday night. I will figure something out at home and the boys will have something at the rink. Our home rink actually has a brand new, Good restaurant on site. 

Wednesday-Pork chops, rice and broccoli

Thursday-I have an Advancement Committee meeting for school via Zoom and there is more hockey. Dinner plan? See Tuesday above.

Friday-Take out after hockey


Monthly Musings February Topics-Spring Fashion Essentials


Quick post this Monday morning to announce the Monthly Musings topics coming up on Thursday. Holly and I will be hosting this monthly link up and we will be talking Spring Fashion Essentials.

With the pandemic heading into one year, I think we could all use a little fashion inspiration. Join us as a blogger, reader and both on Thursday.


Friday Favorites: Smartwool, Roomba, Lavish Lavender, and Two Good Podcasts


Hello Friday, Good to see you. I want to start by saying I am praying hard for people that are impacted by the weather in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. What is happening there is just heartbreaking and I pray for relief for the people there. If you can help even in a small way, please do. I plan to make a donation to World Central Kitchen this weekend. Chef Jose Andres' team is already on the ground.

I am going to pivot and provide a little levity with my Friday Favorites and link up with ErikaAndreaNarci to share what brought me Joy this week. It's a little late when I am writing this so this is going to be a quick list.

1) Smartwool Socks

My feet and hands are always cold, always. Since I am embarking on the Forty Miles in Forty Days Lenten Challenge I have been needing to layer up for my walks with Stormy.

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I have similar Smartwool socks to these above and they are really keeping my feel warm just with regular running shoes during my walks. They hold up really well and can be washed in the regular washer and dryer.

40 Miles in 40 Day Lenten Challenge


Welcome to the 40 miles in 40 days Healthy Spirit, Healthy Body and Healthy Mind Challenge. Are you looking for something a little different to do this Lenten season? Well this might be exactly what you need.

Last week I shared with you what I learned from walking 100 miles between December to January 1. I also shared with you our friend's story of his cancer diagnosis and how important it was that his body was so strong going into his treatments that it helped him so much in the process. This led Running Daddy and I to try to find a way to keep all of this going. This led to the Lenten challenge.


Friday Favorites: Lip Treatments, Hair Texture Spray, Gluten Free Oreos and FaceBook Live Hockey


Happy Friday Besties! We are heading into Valentine's weekend and a long weekend for some of us in the Good Better Best household. I hope you have some safe Valentine's or Galentine's plans this weekend. Our Valentine's Day will be brought you us by Door Dash! Whatever it takes to stay safe. I am linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to share with you what brought me Joy the last few weeks as the last couple of weeks have been a little busy and I have not been able to get to Friday Favorites. 

1)  Lip Treatments

It's that time of year when the lips get chapped. I have two products that I am loving that are really making a difference in my winter lips. Because of my health challenges, I have very dry lips and need to really use Good products. Right now I am loving two products and I am sharing them here.

What I Learned from Walking 100 Miles and a Message You Need to Need to Take In


One hundred miles. One hundred miles. It's a lot. It's daunting. As Running Daddy said it's like walking from our house to Richmond, VA. In mid November, my friend Shannon said she was putting together a group for the Running on Wine and Christmas Cheer one hundred mile challenge and asked people to join her. The challenge was to run/walk...whatever 100 miles between December 1 and January 31. Challenging, but kinda doable. I thought about it for a minute, but didn't overthink it and signed up. Here is what I learned from walking 100 miles in two months and why you should get your health and fitness in check if you have not done so already.

Raspberry Balsamic Pork


Besties, do I have a Good recipe for you. This raspberry balsamic pork is light, fast and tasty. It seems fancy enough for your Valentine's meal but easy enough to make on a regular old Wednesday. I typically make this with chicken, so know that this is another option, but last week I decided to mix it up and make with boneless pork chops. This is so versatile you can use thin or thick cut pork or boneless chicken. Let's get to the recipe so you can see how I made this.

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