April Spotlight

Well, April…I think we can all agree you’re moving a little too fast. How is Easter already past? How has spring been around for nearly one month? I mean, it’s even harder to believe since as I write this I’m wrapped in a blanket and wearing moccasin slippers. Time is certainly not a friend when it decides to fly by. The first quarter of the year is over and while a lot has been going on behind the scenes, I’m more excited for quarter two because you guys will finally get the chance to start seeing all the things I’ve been working on. Until then, let’s get to April’s Spotlight!

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FROM AROUND THE WEB
Obsessing over Joanna Gaines’ latest collection at Target…

Intrigued by this new cookbook subscription service similar to Spotify but for foodies…

Great tips for things you should do before every international trip…

Can’t stop listening to Elton John’s Revamp and Restoration playlist

Dreaming of a new kitchen design. I don’t know how I became obsessed with farmhouse but I can’t get enough!

Down to the wire on your taxes? Take a look at these do’s and dont’s for freelancers…

With my friends starting to scatter around the world, finding new ones has been an interesting new journey…

It’s finally time to start planning road trips! Here’s a little inspiration to get rolling…

And while we’re on the topic of travel, I’m starting to feel the burn to hit up a list of trips to take before thirty…

Finally, while taking those trips, make sure to get the best photos possible

TOP RECIPES
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Baby Greens with Chicken, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Chicken Parmesan Sliders
Hosting a Girls’ Night In - Taco Fiesta!
Mini Lamb Meatballs with Quinoa & Roasted Veggies

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WHAT I’M UP TO
We’re currently in the process of painting and rearranging bedrooms which means I am in need of a few things! I’m looking for a new desk chair which has been a fruitless year-long search. I’m also looking for new bedding. I’ve tired of what I currently have and am looking for something simple yet chic. I like neutrals and cooler colors in particular so if you have any suggestions, send them my way! The main color of my bedroom will be Magnolia’s Panna Cotta which is a silvery white. It’s SO pretty. The trim, closet and accents will be Magnolia’s Cupola.

In other news, I’m also on the hunt for a car. This is a pretty big deal since I’ve never owned a car before, never really having the need for one. I have a few particular models in mind that I’d prefer but we’ll see what happens. Share any of your car buying tips in the comments below because this girl could use all the help she can get. With a new car on the horizon, I’m finally starting to plan some travel! This year, instead of longer trips I wanted to take smaller ones over long weekends that require...wait for it...a car! I have a long list of smaller towns and cities that I’ve been wanting to visit but hadn’t been able to since renting a car always seemed such a waste of money and I didn’t have a car of my own.

Tonight I’m going to see Pretty Woman at the Oriental Theater! It’s the pre-Broadway premiere of the musical based off the of the movie everyone loves with Julia Roberts starring Samantha Barks. You may recognize her from the movie version of Les Miserables playing Eponine. My friend and I are hitting up Roanoke for dinner beforehand which means there will probably be plenty of Instagram coverage if you’d like to follow along on our girls’ night out!

WISH LIST
Finding the need for a larger stockpot that’s not cast-iron and this one from Ayesha Currey’s collection at Target fits the bill…

Obsessed with these open-toed ankle booties in Taupe and these sandals both from the LC by Lauren Conrad collection…

Patiently awaiting the real spring weather so I can break out a few dresses. Currently loving this one from Anthropologie

Looking forward to the best part of spring - accessorizing!