What I’m Eating, Reading, Watching , Wearing and Doing In February - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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What I’m Eating, Reading, Watching , Wearing and Doing In February

Hello ladies,

Since last month’s I’m Reading, Doing, Watching, Wearing, Eating –was a hit, I thought I would give you some insight into what I am eating, reading, watching and doing this month of February.

What I am Eating

A whole lotta spinach.  Or baby spinach in salads. I do love a great salad and croutons are a must! I will often have it at lunch and it keeps me full until dinner time. We also used the fresh spinach to make a Winter Soup recipe. It is a favorite of my hubbys.

We typically have salmon once a week too. I really could eat seafood every day!

salmon dinner

Winter Soup Recipe-

Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Split Red Lentils – A Beautiful Plate   ** credit  A Beautiful Plate.

We have also subscribed to Blue Apron and they send us Meal prep kits. It is great for my hubby, mom and I , as we often just have to add another protein with my mom here, instead of an entire meal. We prepare much of it on Sunday, and have things ready to go!

Grain Bowls. I LOVE a delicious grain bowl. We had them from BA and then made them ourselves with Quinoa,, beets, butternut squash, zucchini, onions and garbanzo beans. You can actually make it out of the veggies of your choice as well as your favorite grain.

Winter soup

Image credit ** A Beautiful Plate


You may have read earlier that I am reading The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah. Excellent! I am 3/4 of the way done, and the story really takes you in. Her latest book that my mom bought is, The Four Winds, another historical fiction book that has rave reviews. It’s on my list!

Kristin Hannah book


Behind Her Eyes on Netflix. A mysterious and interesting story, this is a series you may want to binge.

Vikings– Part 2 Season 6- I love this series, which was on the History channel originally, is now on Amazon.  Great battle scenes and the characters are interesting. Ivan the Boneless is my favorite character.. he is ruthless! I just want to drink a beer at a bar and say, “Skol” sometime!

American Detective on ID- Detective Joe Kenda is back as the narrator telling the stories of American detectives and their cases.

The Trial –  An Italian murder mystery- Netflix


I was thrilled when the fashion editor of Pure Wow, reached out to me to feature myself along with 7 other ladies asking “What is Your Pandemic Uniform? ” You can see some of my examples in the PUREWOW ARTICLE HERE.

Quarantine outfit

Quarantine outfit

This is something I have worn at home, and just bought these Vince Camuto fashion sneakers to wear with some of my loungewear as well.

Quarantine outfit - jeans and sweaterVince Camuto sneakers

Otherwise, it is either gym/activewear ( working out at the home gym) or jeans and a sweater.


I have a pretty regular schedule at the casa, and my fur bear Gibson, likes it that way! He is my shadow and gets a bit ornery if I deviate too much!

I work out at the home gym 5 days a week, after having coffee! I have a home treadmill, therabands, medicine balls, and kettlebells among other things.

Blog photos, editing, and writing.

Drawing. I am working on a course, learning how to draw dogs. It is a wonderful book, with great explanations. My mom and I were discussing how as a teen I used to draw “album cover art.”

Guitar- I am working on the songs, “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses, and “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. I enjoy fingerpicking, so I am doing that on my Gibson ES335 and my Fender Strat.

We had fun at our wine and chocolate tasting for Valentine’s Day. If there is one red wine I can recommend that was new to me, it is- called “Angeline” 2018 and we bought the Cabernet Sauvignon. It is so smooth and fruit forward.

Angeline wine


I have not bought a lot of clothes this winter, but have been lately perusing | Poshmark and got some great deals I will share with you in a bit on the blog!

Let me know how your getting on in February?

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Jess xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:13h, 28 February Reply

    Jess, that was fun to read what you have been up to in February! I have been eating lots of spinach lately as well. I add it to everything I can from casseroles to pastas and salads of course! How fun that you were featured in Pure Wow. I need to go give that a read! I am loving your jogger outfits and I am feeling compelled now to go shopping today for a few for myself. Thanks for linking with me!


  • Val Hansen
    Posted at 11:59h, 27 February Reply

    Hi Jess!
    I love your leopard pants and that grain bowl sounds amazing! I hope you had a great Feb, its my bday month and I celebrated all month long! YOu look amazing as always!

    Take care,


  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 10:00h, 21 February Reply

    Joe Kenda is on Discovery Plus, just fyi! Thank you friend! It was nice to be featured!

  • Jayne
    Posted at 18:53h, 19 February Reply

    So glad to hear, Behind Her Eyes is a bingable series thinking of watching it this weekend!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 10:52h, 19 February Reply

    Great post to catch up with you this February! I have bought several items from Poshmark and like most of what I have gotten. Wish they had an option for returning items that don’t fit, though. I haven’t gotten into “reposhing” items, have you?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:39h, 19 February Reply

      Hi Debbie, I havent ad to reposh, as I have been lucky with fit. I just go with brands in which I know my size. I do have a closet and am selling things I dont wear much anymore due to style , change of heart etc. Glad you like the post!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:50h, 19 February Reply

    Oh and I almost forgot CONGRATULATIONS on the feature in Pure Wow! That is awesome – you are famous!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:49h, 19 February Reply

    Great post Jess, I love the book recs and the shows too. I am a huge Joe Kenda fan so I am going to have to check out that show as well as the others! Have a super weekend my friend!

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