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Jan 31, 2020

Here we are, closing out the first month of 2020 - one that I have thoroughly enjoyed here.
Today I'm going to recap the best of our January & highlight fun events we have coming up in February.

best celebrations - our girls turning 6 months!
we celebrated by setting up a high chair and letting them try baby oatmeal for the first time.
Mae - left, Josie - right.

We also got to celebrate our buddy George turning 1! It's fun to create memories with these 3 kiddos so early that we can look back on when they are all in high school together.

best girls night - I ventured into St. Louis last friday for a girls night with my friend Christine. Wedding planning talk (hers is in May!) + drinking fancy champagne - I was gifted this bottle when I left my job at Beacon Hill and I decided to pack it along to celebrate just because! We also had drinks & dinner at Pop champagne bar. It was right up my alley. Just what my soul needed, a little city refresh then back to the farm.

best surprise - my parent's wedding anniversary is on the 25th of January - each year we have flowers from heaven delivered to my mom at work, but this year me and the girls loaded up and hand delivered an arrangement I put together. She was so happy to see us and show off her grandbabies.

best new Shack item - our crochet baby bows!
just in time for Valentine gifting. If you're a girl mom or know a girl mom and want a chance to win one, you should head over to our Instagram page for a chance to win one!

Other best bits from the month - 
+We have had a few family snow days. Aren't those just the best?!
+ We are making progress on a room addition here at the shouse - adding a room to serve as a playroom/office/spare room and adding more closet space. Very excited for this.
+ A family wedding!
+ Some branding and beef sales for our farm
+ Creative time for my Etsy shop - I shared a long post about our shop & our why yesterday

the best to come in February
+ Feb 1. my brother's Stephen's heavenly birthday tomorrow. I talked about him in my post yesterday, his loss is our why behind The Shack. We usually celebrate with a group cheers to him at a certain time - just rallying family or friends, wherever they are, to pause and take a minute to raise a glass of whatever in his honor. Tomorrow we will be at a family gathering and will do it there - it's special to us. If you're reading this and want to partake - Feb 1st at 6PM CST. :)
+ We have a Valentine's Day friends party to attend - a party with our friends and their kids, we are working to get together monthly and I'm down for a good family friendly event 
+ We have another family gathering later in the month (Instead of Christmas gatherings - two of our extended family sides do belated gatherings in the Winter. It's a nice way to ensure everyone can make it and have something to look forward to in the dead of Winter.)
+ A 30th birthday celebration
+ Some classes I've signed up for to better my knowledge in a few categories for our small shop

& I'll leave you with the best squishy baby Mae picture!

I'm linking up with Andrea at Momfessionsals today.


  1. The girls are adorable!!

  2. My goodness, Mae's cheeks are just begging to be pinched. Both girls are such cuties!!!


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