February Vacation


One of the perks of being a teacher is vacation.  It’s even better that Dan and I are both teachers so we are able to enjoy breaks together!  There are two downsides: 1) everyone else has the same vacation so everything is crowded (I went to the mall yesterday and felt like I was walking through a middle school) and 2) it’s very difficult to take time off any other time of the year.  Aside from summer vacation, this is Dan and I’s first vacation off together since we’ve been married!  In Chicago, I worked for a private school and Dan worked for Chicago Public Schools so we had different breaks.  We are  enjoying our time off to get projects done around the house!  There is a long list – let’s see how much gets done!

On Sunday we enjoyed the snow and went skiing again!  SAM_2656

This picture makes it look cold and snowy, but it was pretty warm and a great day!  The only downside was that at the end of the day Dan headed back to our car and realized that we lost the keys!  My sister and I sat in the ski lodge for 2 hours while Dan drove home with our friend Riley to get the spare key.  SAM_2668

We enjoyed our time in the ski lodge sitting by the window, watching the snow fall, drinking hot cider, and chatting.  The 2 hours flew by!  SAM_2673

This morning Dan and I went to town to run some errands.  We stopped at the library and I picked up a copy of the DIY book Young House Love by some of my favorite bloggers.


While Dan was at the hardware store I sat across the street at my favorite coffee shop, the Apotheca.  I got a chai tea latte and I poured over the pages of Young House Love, and now I’m inspired to get some projects down around our house over break.  SAM_2700


This is my new favorite book!  If you are working on house projects I highly recommend it.  There is tons of inspiration and lots of useful tips for any DIY-er.

My to do list:

  • Finish recovering the bench cushions and make the pillows
  • Paint our desk
  • Paint our little chest of drawers
  • Hang up our picture gallery going up the stairs
  • Finish bathroom mirror storage (what is the mirror above a sink called anyways?)

Dan’s to do list:

  • Build the chicken coop
  • Cut more wood and fell some trees
  • Clear out the brush to plant some more Christmas trees

Together we hope to:

  • take lots of walks through the woods 
  • make a roast
  • enjoy our first school vacation together!

Sometimes I’m over ambitious and don’t get everything done on my to-do list.  Let’s see if I can change that!  Here I go!

Farewell from the Farm!

xoxo, Britta

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