April Favorites: Lifestyle.
I’ve got a crazy list of favorites for the month of April! I mean, we’re talking random. Everything below is what I’ve been freaking over this month!
When it comes to music this month, I’m still blasting The Greatest Showman soundtrack nonstop (pretty sure my mom and I listened to it three straight times on the way to Cleveland last week), but there is another album I’m loving too! Have you listened to the Elton John Revamp? It’s SO good! AND this Nancy Meyer’s movie goodness playlist. OMG.
The Passion Planner. Soooo many of you have asked about my current planning situation this year, and this is what I’m using! It’s actually what I’ve been using since January, but I wanted to make sure I liked it. I might do a full post on it, but I love how sleek and simple the black cover is. I miss the whole bullet journaling aspect of a planner but I just have zero time for that right now (and, like, not even 15 minutes a day to spend on that) and found myself skipping my planner and then forgetting all the things. I love this one for the size, for the layout (super easy for lists and notes!) and for the bit of entrepreneurial motivation. I bought both the undated and dated version in December and I think I do prefer the dated version, even if I miss a few days.
Vital Proteins Stick Packs. These little single serve packs having been perfect for traveling! Eddie and I both use collage peptides and having them to take with us has been a game changer. I also dissolve mine into coffee (can’t taste them at all!) but Eddie mixes them into smoothies.
Alo Sports Bras. I love wearing sports bras with a little detail in the front for shirts that dip low, especially right now while nursing. This is still stretchy enough that I can use it for nursing but cute enough that the front straps don’t look messy. I was initially worried that this wouldn’t fit (it only comes in S, M, L) while I’m nursing, but it totally does. So comfy! I don’t wear this to workout though – definitely need more support for that.
Schutz Platform Wedges. OMG. Okay, so you guys know I usually get one pair of nude wedges and wear them into the ground (literally?) each summer. I got these a bit early this year when I was trying to get outfits for the book tour. Turns out that I couldn’t wear these are early as I hoped (oh hi, snow in April), but I LOVE them. I’ve worn them with both dresses and jeans and they are super comfortable (I wore them on the set of Home and Family the whole day and they didn’t hurt!) and just so cute. I’ll probably still get another pair of nude wedges since these are straw and won’t hold up in all weather. Plus, these are pricy and I don’t want to destroy them right away.
Speaking of going out of my comfort zone, I bought this Kate Spade Tossed Berry Shirt Dress when I was looking for things to wear in March for my book launch. This is NEVER something I would have gravitated to in the past, but since it was a weird time of year (after winter, but still freezing?) and it looked so cute on the hanger, I went for it. I absolutely LOVE this dress!! It’s definitely more than I’ve spent on a “regular” dress, but I really wanted to make sure I had things I felt GOOD in since I was starting my book tour at 3.5 months postpartum and tried this on on a whim. I thought about it for awhile before biting the bullet and am so glad I did. Also, I mean, strawberries? So cute.
Fawn Design Diaper Bag. I’ve raved about this diaper bag for about a year now, but what I want to say now is that it was AMAZING for travel! First, I get a weird number of compliments on it. To which I’m like “THANK YOU IT’S A DIAPER BAG!” because I just can’t believe it’s a diaper bag. I have fit SO much stuff in here to travel. All my kid essentials, tons of diapers and wipes, my computer, blankets, clothes for myself and emilia, a scarf, snacks, water bottles, wallet, games for Max, books – all at the same time, without it being overly huge and crowded. It’s the best bag ever. I can’t do life without a backpack during this phase. Hands free is everything.
I’m also in love with my new 13-inch Macbook Pro in rose gold. I needed a new laptop, but wanted one that was super easy to travel with since I’m taking both kids with me to most of the book tour stops. I bought the lightest one and it’s SO tiny and small, but still has a ton of storage. Much faster than my current MacBook Pro that even has the retina display! It’s so easy to cart around (as noted above – it fits right in my diaper bag!). The size is so perfect and I could not be happier with it. Plus, it’s rose gold! Also, I realize this is turning into a weirdly expensive favorites post, but it’s my honest reviews on these things I’m using.
Yeti 30 oz Pink Rambler. This is a repeat but I am SO obsessed. I think I need to buy a second one! This is what I cart with me everywhere (all over the house!) and I definitely need a straw lid. I only use mine for ice cold water and it’s perfect.
Eagle Creek Packing Cubes. These have been a packing GAME CHANGER for us this month. When it comes to air travel with kids, trying to pack everything into two suitcases for us is difficult. These have made it so much easier. And organized!
This might be a weird one, but this Elderberry Syrup saved me from sickness twice in the last two months. I got a sinus infection in early March, started taking this and it went away so much quicker than it normally does. And just on Friday, I came home sick as a dog, started taking this and was great by Sunday. I swear it works for me!
[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]
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Okay, I’m kinda curious how you organize your packing cubes. Did you just get the one set, or do you have more? I’m packing a family of 6 for a cruise this summer and am considering using the packing cubes, but not sure the best way to organize everything. By day…by person…by activity/weather?
Oh my gosh – I’m on baby #4, our last as far as I can see. . . and I just love that diaper bag. I let my husband pick the diaper bag with baby #1 – a black Eddie Bauer number – and it’s great. . . but. . . Am I too close to the end to just splurge on a really nice diaper bag??
so this reply is super late, but you should check out miss fong’s bags on amazon! they’re really similar to the fawn design bags and less of an investment since you’re close to the end of your diaper bag days.
Which straws do you use for the yeti tumbler? I need one!
Just curious…when I clicked on the link for your new computer and read through all the info, the options for color were only gray and silver…no rose gold. The rose gold is avaiable in the Mac Book model but not the MaBook Pro. Maybe I am navigating through the oprions incprrectly but I was wondering if you purchased recently or months ago and the options perpahs have changed.
Have you seen all the wedges at Target?? They have so many cute ones. I already got 2 pairs!
If you want a comfortable sports bra that you can wear all day try the Handful bra. The bra to make you look fuller not flatter! The philosophy on which the business is built is one you will feel good about.
I bought a Yeti tumbler after your last recommendation, and I love it! Thanks! I did get the straw top and use it all the time.
so why do i need collagen peptides ? what do they do ?
Do you recommend the mini or regular size for the diaper bag? I’m due in August and not sure which size would work for me. Help! Thank you!!
definitely the regular!! i got a mini last spring, when i didn’t really need a huge bag for max anymore. but it still wasn’t enough for everything. i just like to have the space for my own things + kid things (water, snacks, etc, camera if needed, you know?) – the regular is amazing!
what color is your fawn bag? my daughter is 2 now and i want a backpack for when we’re out and about. we also have a vacation coming up so thinking of getting one.
This is another great brand for nursing mothers. Full disclosure, I’m not a nursing mother but I love the quality of their products for the price is incredible and I’ve been 200% with every purchase I’ve made!
Love these types of posts.