Monthly Roundup

Hello there!  It certainly feels like time for a good old catch-up!  What have we been up to?  Everything and nothing it seems…

Monthly Roundup February 2017

photo courtesy of Maria Aldrey

Work has been busy. Since I work in banking, February always seems to be the time the examiners show up.  For some reason, bank examiners always make me think of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”.   My mom sent me a text the other day to remind me to “tie a string around your finger, Uncle Billy”!

Speaking of my mom, you should check out her new blog!  I have been helping her with setup, and it is up and running!  She is (I must admit) a much more talented writer than I am, and she will have lots of useful information and funny stories to keep you entertained!  Check her out HERE!


The month of January has three family birthdays, and February has Valentine’s Day and my sweet hubby’s birthday. Needless to say, all these events keep us hopping.  For Valentine’s Day, I once again planned the 14 Day’s of Valentine’s for Nathan.  I do this every year, and I really think it is his favorite part of the holiday.  He very sweetly keeps all his treats in a little pile so he can take a picture after Valentine’s is over. 🙂  I found all the printables on Pinterest, but I don’t know the exact websites.

14 Days of Valentines www.jilliandanielle.com

He surprised me this year with this STUNNING pearl bracelet for Valentine’s!  He really is the best!

Freshwater Pearls www.jilliandanielle.com

Nate and I have been discussing for some time that we would like to start a record collection. This weekend his parents generously gave us all their old records, and now our collection is off to a fabulous start!  We both really like the more classic music, and now we have several of the “greats”.  The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis, The Mama’s and the Papa’s, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes… we can’t wait to play all this great vinyl!

Record Collection www.jilliandanielle.com

After much delay, I finally put up my 2016 Favorites! All my top items from the past year are included, with both beauty and lifestyle featured.  I have already found a few 2017 favorites… I’ll be talking about them soon!  You can read about my 2016 Favorites HERE.

Sephora Rose Face Mask www.jilliandanielle.com

I hope you all had a wonderful February, and are as excited for spring as I am.  As I write this, it is 81° outside!  Bring on the summer!

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  1. Your bracelet is lovely! Looks like a fantastic selection of music! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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