Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017 Favorites

Happy May everyone!  I hope you are doing well!  I am not prepared for how hot it has become in my area.  We had to turn on the air conditioner the last few days.  That is NOT my favorite!  I'm doing a favorites post again even though I'm not sure if anyone likes these posts.  Let me know if I should keep doing them.

1. Passion Fruit.  I don't know what happened but I feel like someone flipped a switch in me and all I want is passion fruit.  I love the tart but sweet and slightly tropical flavor!  I haven't been eating it by itself but I've been drinking passion fruit tea, smoothies, ice cream, yogurt, chocolates, and baked goods, etc...  I usually seek out citrus fruits so this is a change for me.  Here's one of my favorites, a passion fruit smoothie with rainbow jelly from T4 in South Sac.

2. Black and White Stripes.  I have stayed away from stripes for a long time.  I always thought it would make me look wider probably because people say that all the time.  But now, I just don't care.  I like the graphic look of the stripes and I think they add interest to an outfit so I'm going to wear them.  In fact, I think that some of them look very flattering on me too!  (Left picture is with my friend Dolores, right is when I found an actual mailbox in Seattle.  I went looking for one in my area for a week and couldn't find any except at the post office.)  

3. Pack Up + Go Trip.  I think it's pretty obvious that a vacation with my sweetie is going to be on my favorites list.  It was such a great trip!  It was amazing for me to let go and let someone else plan for me.  I came home and I was ready to go on another surprise trip since it was such a great time!  If you haven't read my blog post about it, you can find it HERE.  I'm inserting a different picture for you so you don't get bored.  This is us on the plane to Seattle!  

4. Ryka Walking Shoes.  For the last year I've been buying Ryka shoes at DSW.  I get the walking shoes with memory foam and they are so comfortable!  They are very light which I like a lot.  I don't want to clomp around in a heavy shoe.  They also usually have at least one shoe with pink on it which I also like.  You can order them online directly from their site but I usually go to DSW and look in the clearance section or use a coupon.  They carry wide but I'm actually able to fit in their regular shoes so if you have a very narrow foot, these might not work for you.  (Not affiliate with Ryka or DSW.)  

5. Keep Collective Bracelet.  If anyone is interested I will do a full blog post about these KEEP bracelets.  I really really love mine right now!  It's a constant reminder for me to Choose Joy or seek out JOY.  I usually choose perfection or being on time or doing what society thinks I should do instead of choosing joy for myself and for my children.  That is so sad.  It's an ongoing struggle but I'm trying to choose joy and I love that my friend Marisa helped me pick out this bracelet as a reminder plus obviously UNICORN.  

What were your favorites from last month?  Do you have things that I should check out?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

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  1. You trip sounds like so much fun! Love the unicorn bracelet!

  2. Your trip looked so fun! And I also love passion fruit, Ryka shoes, and KEEP Collective, so it seems like a lot of your favorites are my favorites too. ;)

  3. That pack up and go trip sounds soooo amazing!!! I don't know if the planner in me could handle not knowing though!! ;) And I think you look fabulous in stripes!

  4. Aw this looks like so much fun!! I Love passionfruit...and those sneaks!!