may favorites

Here’s a peek at everything I loved in May (and April!) 2021! xo


Elemental Bars. The peanut butter and almond butter versions are my favorite. These have been lifesavers a few mornings. I love the seedy (almost crisp) texture and I actually think they taste so good. Great to have in a pinch and perfect for the morning. They are a nice switch from Perfect Bars (which I also love!)

Topo Chico Twist of Lime. Eddie and I have been obsessed with the lime topo chico the last few months. It’s just SO fizzy!

Kirkland Chocolate Coconut Cashews. Well these taste like caramel delites (or do you say samoas!) and are basically dangerous. SO FREAKING GOOD.

Lemon Lime Liquid IV. Liquid IV has saved me the last few months. For the first time ever I’ve had a really hard time drinking enough water (it’s all I drink unless I have coffee in the morning!) and with this pregnancy, it’s like I just don’t have room to drink as much. I’ve definitely felt dehydrated at times and had lots of braxton hicks from being on my feet, but hydration always clears it up. I started doing one liquid IV a day and it’s a game changer. I only ever used to drink them if I felt dehydrated from a workout or the sun. But this is EVERYTHING. The only downside for me is that they are a little sweet and I don’t like sweet drinks. You can always spread it out over two bottles of water! Lemon lime is def my favorite flavor.


Rails Raw Hem Chambray. It’s no secret how much I love Rails shirts, but this one is next level. It’s such an old school looking wash and I love it, which is huge because I hate 90s grunge things and stuff like that. It’s so soft and comfy and I plan on living in it especially after the baby comes when I’m nursing.

Champion c9 Tanks. My favorite workout tanks ever (or just life tanks!) are on amazon now (used to be sold at Target) and they are the best. The cut is so flattering, they are so soft. I ordered a few more in a size up to accommodate this bump and it’s perfect.

Kurt Geiger Rainbow Mules. Couldn’t help myself and bought these a few months ago. They make me SO HAPPY.


Parchment Paper Baking Sheets. These sheets come in a folder so they are completely flat and ready for baking sheets. I love it. There is no ripping from a roll and they don’t bunch up from being rolled up.

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker.

Fabric Shaver. I discovered this a few months ago and it’s changed the game for some of our furniture. It’s been great at removing pilling from our couch and chair! It’s also weirdly satisfying, as I’m sure you can imagine.


Erin Church Heart & Soul Album. Cannot.get.enough. Seriously. I’ve been listening to Eric Church nonstop and love all the new music. I even ended up very optimistically buying concert tickets for later this year (no idea if we will feel comfortable going when the time comes!) because I can’t stop. It’s just so, so good.

Abby Jimenez Life’s Too Short. This is our May book pick and I read it in April – I looooove all of Abby Jimenez’s books and this one was no different. Such a great story. You can read a mini review in my what I read in April post.

Mare of Easttown. It feels like there has been nothing good on TV for months, but this HBO show is amazing. Kate Winslet is in it! I am loving it. There are only five episodes out right now but it’s def my favorite.


Color changing rain coats. The kids got these as gifts and they are the nicest rain coats they’ve ever had! First, they are fun. Second, they are lined so well and pretty warm – they’ve been wonderful in the chilly spring. Third, they snap which both kids can easily do. So nice!

Babiators. I’m in sunglasses 24/7 because my eyes are so sensitive and the kids wear them often too. I don’t know if it’s from having light eyes (I’ve heard this but who knows), but we’ve used babiators since Max was one. We’ve never lost or broken a pair. They are 100% worth it. I love that they are polarized and fit snuggly but don’t hurt their ears. They are almost stretchy, if that makes sense!

Dino Eggs. We got these for the kids for easter and it was their first time having them. Both are obsessed with dinosaurs so this has been SO fun for them to do together. It’s kind of messy but since it’s warm out now, we just do it outside!

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