February in numbers

March 06, 2016, by Deena @Shoes to Shiraz

You can read my previous numbers reviews here.

Posting a day early this week for a many number of reasons:
1- My blog is in the process of getting a redesign. I'll expand on that later, but in the meantime, I'll let the lovely Kayla Huffman work her magic.
2- I'm still sick.  I tend to get worse as the night progresses so I thought I'd get this post off my plate and off my plate quickly.  Staring at computer screens isn't helping.  Which could be an obstacle for blogging this week and my cyber teaching job. Oy.
3- Because I can.

Now let's look back at the lovely month of February and see what I did do (got sick). Or didn't do (pushups and situps)

2 trips booked!

  • In the near future is a trip to Vegas with 6 other bloggers (4 I haven't met in real life, just over Google Hangouts, and 2 I have already met).  We're heading to our first blogger's conference!

  • Second trip is a surprise trip and because I'm pretty sure my 8 year old son won't read my blog, I shall share with you.  We booked a trip to Toronto, leaving on his birthday to take in Niagara Falls and some Jays' games.  His birthday is on a Saturday and we leave bright and early that morning.  I don't plan on telling him until the day before when we have his family birthday party.  Write that down, family.  Willis' birthday party is the day before his birthday.  

3 books read:

Big Little Lies: Started in Jan, finished in Feb.  Loved this book
The Nightingale:  Oh my. No words.  What a fantastic book and I don't normally like books on war.  But, wow.
Luckiest Girl Alive:  I liked but I didn't love.  This one was supposed to be like Gone Girl, but it really wasn't as thriller-esque as I hoped it would be.  But it was good.
The Life-Changing Magic: Review to come next month as I just finished that one, but started in in Feb.  Spoiler alert- best. book. ever.

I started the month off awesome at the gym.  Even going to the gym 3 times to do weights with my trainer.  Then the February school break happened and then I got sick.  So I have been useless for almost 2 weeks and am very much looking forward to getting back into the gym routine this week.

Oddly enough, I did lose 4 lbs this month...probably because I was too tired to eat. But hey, that was the weight I gained from Cmas, so it didn't deserve to stay there anyway.  Now to get the momentum going and build on that.  I want to feel strong again.

2.4 seconds. That's how long it takes for me to change into my pajamas when I get home from work.  Just thought you should know that.

1 family trip to Edmonton with visits to: the Ice Castle, Muttart, the Waterpark,  Galaxyland, Ikea and some catch up time with my beautiful cousin, Glenna.

1 hairstyle change for me that are little pick-me-ups when I'm not feeling awesome.  I did a rose gold ombré and love it.  Life is too short for boring hair. Says me.

That's it for today, my head is starting to ache again.  Instead, why not go check out what these lovely people did for their Februarys? Februaries? Februari?  Link up with us next month on April 4th!


  1. Love the hair! And I am almost as fast as you changing into pjs once I am home too! ;) Jealous of your trip! I would love to go to a blogging conference one day!

  2. Your hair is lovely! I'm sorry to hear you've been sick, I hope you feel better soon!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Exciting trips coming up! I always love it when there are trips coming up! I have already planned all our trips for this year, and it really helps to have something to look forward to...

    I really like your haircut!

    I hope you'll feel all better real soon!

  4. Redesign fun! Yay! Excited to see what you come up with- and hope you feel better soon! I feel like I've been sick this whole winter, argh.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Exactly- it's awesome having something to look forward to!

  6. Agreed...winter is the worst. Although, truthfully, I enjoy being taken care of once and awhile!

  7. COME TO VEGAS!! This will be my first blogging conference...I hope to learn something new, meet some people but mostly shop and hang with my blogging buddies!

  8. Thanks...definitely on the mend!

  9. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the hair, lady! Such a fun and funky change. Hope you feel better soon.

    The Nightingale has become a top three book of all times for me. SOOOOOO GOOOOD!

  10. I just got out of a book slump and want to read all the things! Hope you feel better ASAP!

  11. I read big little lies recently too! Can't wait to see the redesign!!

  12. thenotsogirlygirlApril 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Nice! And your hair?! LOVE IT! ;)

    Love your blog, I'm following! Hope on my blog and if you enjoy it, please follow me too! I would love to stay in touch :) xoxo


  13. I have loved all of Moriaty's books so far!

  14. A blogger get together to Cali!? Sounds like amazing fun. Once my social limits increase I'd love to get into that type of event. Congrats on the exercise progress, hope you feel better though!




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