March and April were whirlwind months, which is why their favorites posts have been merged together. In two months, we’ve squashed in getting a house ready to sell, showing & selling a house, going on a beach trip, packing for a move, selling a ton of belongings, 3/4 people in our house being sick with the virus, and falling just outside of April, I broke my foot on May 1. But, in the middle of all of the craziness, there have definitely been some favorite things.
isle of palms trip
Well, a trip to the beach has to be at the top of the list. I learned that March is the ideal month for me to be at the beach. The weather is still cool, making it delightful for me! I even put my feet in the water quite a few times and it wasn’t as frigid as I was expecting. We had lots of downtime, lots of great food, and lots of fun with the family. It was a sweet time in the middle of a very busy and chaotic season of life. You can read more about where we stayed and what we did HERE.
Of course, seeing family was the best part of our trip to Isle of Palms, but our morning walk on the beach to collect shells was my favorite pastime. Jeff and the boys joined us on a few outings as well as my cousin, Liza. We would chitchat and look around for shells for a couple of hours, walking up and down the beach and low tide. We would share our favorite finds, make trades, and celebrate rarities. It was just such a relaxing, enjoyable activity, so it has to be included as a favorite.
I didn’t get a picture of them, but Jeff ordered a fried grits appetizer that was topped with bacon and gruyére cheese. I was very skeptical, but it was so, so good. I mean, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We ate at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen and I would highly suggest it if you’re ever near Isle of Palms.
south carolina house tour
Many of you enjoyed the tour of my great aunt & uncle’s house in South Carolina and I enjoyed it as well! I’m so glad my aunt gave me permission to take photos and share her beautiful home here on the blog. It gave me so much inspiration for our next house and I always enjoy watching someone else’s creativity at work.
It’s sort of an odd thing to make a favorites list, but it has felt so good downsizing and clearing things out as we prepare to move. I find a lot of joy in seeing things I’ve loved going to a new home, knowing they will be loved anew. And I am very excited about finding new things that are just perfect for our future home once we’re settled. Oh, the possibilities! You can read more of my thoughts on letting go HERE.
sanditon season two
Both seasons of Sanditon as a mixed bag for me, but I am glad they made a second season. It is a shame that the show was in limbo for so long, so they lost several of the lead characters, but I think they did a good job recovering from that and introducing new and interesting people. There were definitely storylines that felt familiar and true to Jane Austen’s other works, which made the stories a little predictable, but still enjoyable. There was even a little bit of Brönte thrown in, I thought. Anyway, if you like period dramas, as I do, it’s worth a watch.
filming & launching Alla Prima
I have enjoyed all of the painting classes I’ve done, but this course is definitely my favorite. Alla Prima is an online art course focusing on still life oil painting. I hope you’ll join in! It’s still available at the early bird price if you order before May 20! You can check out the course and order HERE.
What were some of your favorites throughout March and April? Anything I should be watching/reading/following/eating…?