Well, I lied a little. I’m obsessed with looking at this jar of candied kumquats because it’s so sunshiny and summery (recipe here). We like to put it on ice cream and use the syrup for teas. I think we’re all wanting Spring to get here already.
I’m also obsessed with those Vita Coco Coconut Waters (wait – they come in flavors??). We buy them in bulk from Costco and since we usually don’t drink anything but water in our house (we’re not big juice or soda drinkers at all), it’s a nice change sometimes.
So yeah…after such an expensive February in which so many big things died on us and had to be replaced I haven’t popped into any stores or been tempted to look online at my favorite shops in awhile. Sometimes I get into this phase where I can be super disciplined about not spending money and be more diligent about funneling money into savings (this usually coincides with tax time when I’m looking at the overall financial picture and panicking about retirement and college). But I know that once the weather gets 10 degrees warmer on a consistent basis I’ll want to start looking at sandals again and see all the pretty new things that are coming into stores. The only purchase that I made in February was new luggage to replace our super old and heavy set that wasn’t practical with the new baggage weight allowances. Plus with the girls getting bigger, we needed more suitcases anyway. I asked you, dear readers, a while ago what you thought about hard case luggage and most of you liked it. We did end up getting this hard case carry on from Samsonite as well as a bigger 28 inch size, but what sold me was the spinner wheels. Holy crap, it’s so much easier to handle! And so much better for people with back problems like me. It was so fun to maneuver that the girls fought over who would pull it around at the airport.
I think we all have the travel bug at the moment now that we’re down from our Disney high and fully entrenched back in life. We’re thinking about summer travel plans and weekend trips already – gives us something to look forward to as we sludge through March, which can still be quite dreary. Do you have any travels plans this year?