April Favorites: Food + Fun.

I am absolutely enamored with the above scent from bath and body works, along with the gelato candle too. They are so fresh and perfect for spring! I love any candle that smells like food and candy.

Okay, music. I know I’ve said it a million times but THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD COUNTRY MUSIC OUT RIGHT NOW! ahhhhh. As for songs I am obsessed with, Kelly Clarkson’s and Vince Gill’s Don’t Rush is definitely number one. Even my husband loves it. Loving Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer and still adore Tim Mcgraw Highway Don’t Care. All so summery! On another note though, I’ve been blasting the new Michael Buble album too – like, constantly. Um, he sings with Reese Witherspoon. Done.

I got this scarf a few weeks ago and can’t stop wearing it. I am definitely keeping on the scarves as long as I can and well into spring… possible even summer if the weather permits.

This is the meal that I can’t get enough of. I have it for lunch (sometimes breakfast) almost every day right now. It is so freaking filling. I have been cooking my scrambled eggs in coconut oil. Love it.

Every year it never fails that I get a pair of nude wedge sandals and wear the death out of them. They are just so freaking versatile. Jeans, dresses, skirts, etc. I’m way ahead of the game apparently and already got my new favorite pair… but bad news bears: I can’t stop wearing them ALREADY. My prediction is that they will be beat down by July. Mine are the cream ones… but I also want the coral. Of course.

You guys know I love any and every kind of cheapo costume jewelry and it is taking all my might not to buy practically everything on bauble bar. I love anything with color that is somewhat stackable. The above neon orange cuff is from Off 5th, then the rest are bracelets I got off bauble bar at one time or another, besides my mint watch that I mentioned in February. I like to trash up my wrists.

I can’t believe I’m even talking about this, but I actually enjoy the mamma chia drinks. Even though I am in the kitchen for the majority of the day, sometimes I don’t have time to sit down and have an actual snack. These things have been a lifesaver and the texture does not freak me out. I totally thought it would. They don’t.

Books. Okay, I fully intended on talking about how much I loved Kristin Hannah’s new novel… because I figured I’d love it. Like I guessed last weekend, I did read it in the first two days it was out. Without going into too much detail… I found it incredibly depressing. I was just disappointed in how the story actually took place. It’s still a great story with some of my favorite writing, but there is a reason I don’t like to read depressing things. It’s why I can’t ever pick up a Jodi Picoult novel. I am a simpleton and need only rainbows and butterflies in my life. Also, I’m such a psycho that when I read something slightly scary I envision that it will happen to everyone in my life and I have nightmares. Anyhoo: about four fifths of the way through I started to enjoy it. Take that as you will.

We haven’t had a great track record with frozen meals from Trader Joe’s lately, but I do have to say that my husband brought home the s’mores ice cream sandwiches one night and they were delicious. I’m hooked.

Speaking of coconut oil up there, I was excited to see this spray at Trader Joe’s. I have previously used the spectrum brand but this is so much cheaper. It still has propellent in it like Pam, but apparently isn’t supposed to have as MUCH scary stuff in it? I don’t know, I just like it. Along with my olive oil sprays. And since SOMEONE (not me) has destroyed all of our nonstick pans, spray is a must before cooking anything.

While we were out back in March, I got a cocktail with a big fat ice cube in it instead of a bunch of little ice cubes. I could not stop talking about the big fat ice cube. It was all I could think about. I was in love. I was also very annoying. I found the big fat ice cube trays at williams sonoma. They have made my life. I’m kind of easy to please.

All done! What sorts of food things are you loving this month? What are you eating for snacks? What music are you listening too? Really what I’m asking is for you to tell me what going’s on in your life so I can live vicariously through you. K thanks bye.