Updated: May 14, 2021
A recap of April's most noteworthy.
Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti lived in the same era? In the same town? At the same time?? Even if you're not interested in art, I am not, this is a fantastic book. I loved the characters and loved the way the story intertwined the lives of two of the most influential artists to ever live!
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
This book is fun, cheeky and heartwarming. It's a thriller that's not scary in the least and will make you giggle and maybe even tear up.
I enjoyed every page and questioned everything when the plot twist was revealed. The characters are relatable, lovable and unpredictable in all the best ways. If you're looking for a light hearted read that you won't want to put down, this is it!
I don't mess around when it comes to workout gear! I get asked ALL THE TIME what biker shorts I like and I get it - with so many lengths and fits and body types, it's hard to determine where to spend money. I live in spandex these days and I've been very happy with my most recent purchases, will be living in these this summer!!!
I own a few pairs of align leggings and they're my absolute favorite. They're buttery soft and fit like a second skin - my pandemic uniform. The shorts are just as good! They're soft, buttery, and stay put when you move! Run TTS, I have size 6.
As a first time Gym Shark buyer, I'm thrilled! These shorts are a thicker material and offer nice compression to hold you in while you move. They're the perfect length and the black is a true black - nice and dark! Run TTS but size down if between sizes, I have size M but would get S next time!
I bought these on super sale (in brown) and was so surprised by how much I like them! The cross over waist is SO FLATTERING!!!! Additionally, these bikers are the longest of the 3 I included and the pair that I'd pick to run in. With more coverage, they stay put and keep everything in place. Aerie has sales often so keep an eye out!
GOOD MOOOD FOOOOD
If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen my latest kitchen creations. I'm all about eating food that tastes delicious but makes me feel my best - these recipes fit the bill! Try them out and let me know what you think!
I'll Never Eat Anything Else for Lunch Ever Again Salad
Maybe that's dramatic but this is seriously the best lunch. Packed with nutrients to feed the brain and protein to keep you feel, this salad bowl is so easy and delicious! You can customize/swap out ingredients based on your preferences/ what you have at home. DON'T SLEEP ON PISTACHIOS AND GOAT CHEESE because there is truly no better combination. Anyways, this bowl speaks for itself. Make it!
This hit the feed when Jonah requested a Chicken Bacon Ranch wrap. I whipped up some homemade ranch and we'll never look back. This is greek-yogurt and herb based, so it's fresh and light and everything you need for a dressing, sauce, or dip. Seriously - make this ranch and try it on everything!
THE LITTLE THINGS
Random things that I've been loving:
Claw clips!!! Not gonna lie, these clips don't hold my thick hair very securely, but I love keeping one by my desk to pull half my hair out of my face as I work!
Bloom birth month necklace from ABLE. I just ordered my November chrysanthemum version and I love that it's subtly special. Love this company's mission!
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Popular classes from April include this fiery Express Sculpt, sure to make you burn!!!!
AND this gentle recovery flow to stretch, breath and connect.