We always have a calendar hanging on the inside of our little pantry. I hate trying to find a cute calendar because they are always so themed. You know...kittens, beaches, motorcycles, Ireland, etc. It's no easy task to find a cute calendar! :) I have NO idea why I never thought of this before, but I made a calendar for us this year at Shutterfly. And you probably won't be surprised, but I used a 40% off code when I ordered! When the calendar came in I was soooo impressed with the quality. The colors were beautiful and the pages were super THICK. I LOVED it!!! The only thing I might do differently is order the next size up, but overall it's fantastic!
We got almost all of our Christmas stuff put away while Ellington was at my parent's house. The two main things I haven't put away (and don't want to yet!) is Ellington's Christmas artwork and the Christmas cards. I love them both so much I will probably keep it out for just a little bit longer!
One of the things I want to work on this year is cooking more often! I REALLY want to be great at cooking and do it A LOT. For some reason I let fear of it keep me from doing it. Crazy I know. I am always so lost when it comes to meal planning. Last night I made Chicken Tortilla Soup. I hadn't ever made it before and I got to use my new pot that I got for Christmas. Robert and Ellington both LOVED it (especially Robert!). Unfortunately I didn't love it, but I came up with a few ways to change it that I might like more. When I actually do it, I love cooking supper for my family. This will definitely be the year that I turn things around in the kitchen!