My Top 13 February Favorites

I love sharing my favorite discoveries or long-time loves on Instagram, so I thought I would share my February Favorites with you too! This month has flown by and has been filled with negative temperatures, work events, and preparation for my new brand and website! I can’t wait to share it with you! As we wrap up this month, here are the things I’m currently loving! Click any of the links to get these items yourself (some of them are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission off of your purchase, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra!). And make sure to share what you’re loving in the comments!

What are your February favorites? Keep reading for the details on my favorite things this month!

Lifestyle February Favorites

In 2019, my word for the year was CULTIVATE. So, when I found this book collection from Jonathon & Melissa Helser and the Cageless Birds, I was pumped! It’s designed to help you connect with and build your relationship with the Holy Spirit. There are a lot of journal prompts, Scriptures, and beautiful art pieces (writing, poetry, drawings, photographs), and it speaks to my soul every time I open the book!

Well, as it does, life got away from me, and I didn’t continue with the rest of the books in the collection. As I started 2021, I was reminded of them and jumped back in with the second volume called The Clarity Winter Brings. It is perfect, not just for the time of year but also for the season of life I’m currently in. I believe God brings things to the surface when we need them most, and this definitely happened with this book. It’s what my heart and soul needed. You can find the whole Cultivate set here. It’s not your regular devotional, and I love it so much!

I’ve heard great things about these Micron pens for years, but I just finally got myself a pack this year. I’ve loved it for taking sermon notes and writing in my journal! It’s thick enough to be super versatile but not as thick as a marker or brush pen. Highly recommended!


I am chronically indecisive when it comes to purchasing anything over $40. So, I’ve been putting off getting some wireless earbuds since they’ve come out. Mainly because I have some over-the-ear wireless headphones that still work well. But when I started working out at my gym when other people were also exercising, those headphones didn’t work as well (not to mention my ears got sweaty! haha!). I finally decided to try this pair of wireless earbuds from Amazon. They aren’t AirPods, but they also aren’t the cheapest of the bunch. They’ve worked well so far, and I love popping them in as I walk out the door and listening to my audiobooks before I start my workout.

I wasn’t going to include this in my February favorites roundup because I’m not finished with it, but I just had to! I started listening to Jen Hatmaker’s newest book Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire this week, and I am obsessed with it! I was quite literally crying this morning as I listened to Chapter 3 - I’m not a super emotional person, so you know it has to be good. Must must must read!! Jen reads the audiobook, which just makes it even better! I look forward to working out because I get to listen to the audiobook on my walk to and from the gym each morning. 

One of my FAVORITE people to follow and connect with on Instagram is Jess Golz @teachergolz. I’ve been following her for years, and I love love love her realness, hand-lettering (#golz!), beauty & plant recommendations, and just her whole aesthetic! She also lives in the Midwest, so I feel like we need to meet IRL. She has a small business where she sells stickers, sticky notes, banners, and more with her art on them. She recently started selling “Bevvie Hugs,” and as soon as she announced when they were going to launch, I set three alarms on my phone so I wouldn’t miss out. I was able to purchase this set, and I’m in love! Her stunning art is screen printed on them, and they come in this pack of three sizes. I love the black with blues and purples, and they just make me so stinking happy! So go follow Jess so you can get your hands on these the next time she launches them!

Beauty February Favorites

My skin gets SO DRY, especially in winter. I’ve been keeping this Weleda cream at my desk and use it multiple times a day to keep my hands moisturized. It’s been a lifesaver, especially when we’re washing hands more. The scent is unique, but I like it a lot, and it feels like a dream! I will be repurchasing after I run out!

Last year around this time (helloooo midwest winter), I experienced some skin problems on my face because my skin was super dry, but I couldn’t find something that worked to help it. Someone recommended Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and I went all-in with Kiehl’s. I got a little gift set with the ultra facial cream, avocado eye cream, and this serum, and my skin was so very happy! I’ve been using all three for most of the year, and my skin is clear, bright, and nourished. If I had to choose just one, I would have to choose the Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum. I use it every night before bed, and it is magical! Well worth the price tag.

Now, let’s talk hair. I am blessed to have A LOT of hair - it’s one of my favorite things about my body. However, styling takes forever and a day! So I usually have to choose either curling it or blowdrying it, and I love my hair curled, so I go with that. I’ve been experimenting with different leave-in conditioners and products to help my hair look its best, even when it’s air-dried. I’m so pleased with this Odele air dry styler! My hair feels soft and ready to go after using it instead of how it usually feels (dry and tangled) if I don’t use anything on it when I get out of the shower.

Speaking of shower products, I finally got one of these scalp scrubbers, and they are worth the hype! I looove having my hair played with and getting it washed at the salon, and this scrubber is the next best thing. I apply my shampoo to my hair, and then I use this scrubber to work it in and scrub my scalp. It helps get rid of any build-up, and it feels so good!

I tried the viral Sky High mascara this month too, and I am OBSESSED. My lashes have never looked this good! I always go with waterproof mascara because my eyes are sensitive and get watery sometimes. With this mascara, my lashes are lengthened and voluminous. I’ve already purchased a back-up, just in case it somehow gets discontinued!

Home February Favorites

I have taken a page from Jess Golz’s book (she’s the one who inspired me to share monthly favorites, too), and I am choosing my favorite houseplant of the month to share with you! This month, it is my golden pothos, Ruthie! Gahhh, she’s a beauty! I purchased her from Ikea last Fall. Her growth started slow, but she’s finally vining and is growing like a weed! I just started propagating her too. She hangs in this beautiful macrame planter next to my desk, and I love how she brings life to the space.

I purchased this desk riser this month because I wanted to stand and work throughout the day now that I’m working from home. It was perfect timing because work was heavy this month! I love that I can easily switch from sitting to standing with the pull of a lever. I also appreciate that it raises my screen just a bit even when I’m sitting, making for better posture and less back & neck strain.

As I said, it was a busy work month! Whenever I know that stress will be added to my life for a season, I try to take away some stress. I knew going into the month that I wanted to order some sort of meal service, so I didn’t have to worry about grocery shopping and cooking. I had heard A LOT about Eat to Evolve on Instagram, and I thought that I’d give it a try. I’ve NEVER loved a meal service more than I love Evolve! The food is SO fresh (it’s cooked over the weekend and shipped out on Monday) and really good for you. They cater to a host of diets and food needs (gluten-free, paleo, keto, Whole30, etc.). 

In fact, as I write this post, I’m chowing down on some grilled chicken and green beans with roasted garlic ranch. It’s one of my favorite meals! I also am obsessed with the Taco Bowl, New Orleans Chicken and Shrimp, and Carne Asada. I 100% recommend that you give it a try, especially during this busy season of teaching, parent-teacher conferences, and state testing (eww!). You can get 15% off your first order by using the code GYPSYTEACHER at checkout or clicking here

Sending you a giant coffee cheers for reading all the way through this post! Let me know if you have any of these same favorites or what you’re loving right now! March is gonna be a great month, and I can’t wait for you to see what’s all in store! Here’s something I’m FOREVER loving: classroom community! If it’s a struggle for you right now, download my free Classroom Community Planner to get tips and an action plan. Don't forget to start with the heart!

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