We’re already 10 days into May and I realized I haven’t shared my favorites from April! Well, let’s take care of that right now. Here were some of my favorite things…
Launching Aviary was pretty exciting and definitely a highlight…
I turned 40 years old (eek) in early April and we didn’t have any special plans, but some of my new friends fixed that and whisked me away for a girls night out to dinner at The Porch. It was an amazing dinner including sinfully delicious offerings like Proper Fried Chicken and Cold Mac & Crack. It was so fun and such a great way to spend my first birthday in Minnesota.
If you’re ever in Rochester, do yourself a favor and eat there.
This was a new period drama miniseries that showed on Starz in April. While it’s not my favorite story, it was made very well and I looked forward to a new episode each week. There are some really lovely themes in this story, like forgiveness and accepting people with all of their messiness.
And I could just listen to Matthew Macfadyen speak all day. Just come to my house and read me a book while I paint and make slipcovers…
As I shared, we kicked off the month with about 10″ of snow, but spring finally came and I have enjoyed it. It has definitely injected me with more energy to get projects done and I’ve loved going for walks and kicking the boys outside to play with their neighborhood friends. I’m also excited to do some of the outdoor projects that have been waiting for warmer temperatures, like organizing the garage, refinishing the dining room table, making color boards for my studio, gardening, etc.
Not only was this an awesome event that I have wanted to attend for years, but it was a creative shot in the arm for me. One of my new friends from church came with me and we had so much fun together. We will definitely be antique shopping buddies. I also got to meet Ki Nassauer for the first time!
CUT THE FAT PODCAST
I listened to this podcast on a whim and now I referring it to anyone I talk to about health/weight loss. It’s so, so good. They aren’t trying to pitch a diet or gimmick. They are all about moderation and small changes to work towards life-long health. As someone who has tried just about every diet trend and plan since I was 15 years old, it’s been refreshing and encouraging. I have been losing a little weight, but I’m happier with the fact that I’m noticing changes in habits and mindset.
CHEESE & CRACKERS
Cheese and crackers are one of my favorite snacks, but I’m trying to eat more vegetables, so I’ve been adding them into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I played with some different variations and I found a favorite veggie-inclusive cheese & cracker combo – Trader Joe’s Beet Crackers + Creamy Swiss + Red Pepper. I tend to eat a bigger breakfast and then I’ll have this for lunch along with some cucumbers or an apple or small salad.
Those are yummy little bites!
What have you been enjoying lately?