We’ve made it through another month of quarantine! What do you think – is May going to be the month that we’re able to get back to a new normal? I’m keeping my fingers crossed. As usual, I’m popping in today to share the 10 things I loved in April! From what I cooked to my favorite purchases and all the T.V. that we indulged in, there were quite a few things to enjoy about last month. Let’s get right to it!
What I cooked & baked
One of the few things I’ve enjoyed during quarantine is the time and motivation to try new recipes! A couple of our recent favorite dinner meals were Chicken Parmesan from Magnolia Table vol. 2 and Cara’s oven-baked lemon pepper chicken thighs. Both were easy prep and made for great leftovers!
I’ve also been doing a fair amount of baking, which is such a change since I typically only bake around the holidays. The Silos Cookies from Magnolia Table vol. 2 are UNBELIEVABLE. Ryan said they might be the best cookies he’s ever had!
My favorite purchases
Just like last month, any purchases I’m making these days are primarily self care-focused.
The Bliss Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum is so, so good! I’ve noticed a visible difference in the tone and texture since adding this to my skin care routine. My face has that healthy “glow,” which makes for a great base on the rare occasion I put makeup on these days. And, no breakouts! Here’s more recent beauty finds and favorites!
I finally jumped on the Olaplex shampoo, conditioner and No. 3 treatment train. Dare I say this system is life-changing? Yes, yes I do. The difference in my hair after just a few weeks is insane, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to anything else!
The best of streaming
We watched A LOT of T.V. this past month. Like, a lot a lot (totally saying that in a Lindsay Lohan British accent circa The Parent Trap when she’s talking about Cuppy 😉 ). That honestly is pretty out of character for both me and Ryan, but I think quarantine emotions got the best of us, and we wanted to check out for a bit. No easier way to do so than a good movie or binge session!
For movies, we enjoyed Pixar’s Onward (Disney+) – it was cute with a good message, as you would expect. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt were made to voice animated characters! For something more adult, we laughed for nearly 90 minutes straight through Love, Wedding, Repeat (Netflix). It was hysterical! Especially if you love offbeat British humor. It has a slight Woody Allen vibe and edge to it, which is a-okay by me.
Show-wise, I flew through Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu). Am I behind the times on that one? Probably. Regardless, it was ridiculously over-the-top, but it kept me hooked and entertained from start to finish. We also tore through Waco (Netflix). How is it possible to be on edge about what’s coming next when you already know how it played out in real life?! That’s how I felt through all six episodes. Tim Riggins as David Koresh is a must-watch.
What I’m looking forward to in May: Hopefully getting reacquainted with the real world!
What were some of your loves from last month?
Need to get caught up? Here’s what you missed around here throughout April:
A Message from Finn
3 Things I’m Loving in Self-Isolation
Cooler Weather Outdoor Running Essentials from Amazon
What I Read in March + Reviews
The Small Things That Spark Joy – Quarantine Edition!
What’s in My Target Drive-Up Cart
Toning My Hair at Home Using Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss