I’m a little late, but I couldn’t let April pass without sharing a few of my favorite things from the month!
I finally got a chance to go see Captain Marvel with a girlfriend before Avengers Endgame came out. While I loved Endgame so so much, Captain Marvel takes the spot as one of my “favorites.” It was so fun to watch a superhero movie with a badass leading lady that didn’t need no man! There was zero romantic storyline, just a powerful woman trying to do the right thing. It was fun and refreshing to see. I was so disappointed in how the story for Wonder Woman progressed because it wasn’t empowering at all. Captain Marvel is where it’s at as far as female empowerment goes! I’m so obsessed that I immediately went out and bought a Captain Marvel shirt the day after seeing the movie.
I needed something uplifting and “feel good” when everything with our kitchen starting happening, so I decided to watch Queer Eye on Netflix. What I intended to be a casual watch turned into a full-blown binge. I watched all 3 seasons in like 2 weeks. This show is so amazing. I love watching the Fab 5 help change peoples’ lives. I laughed, I cried, I couldn’t get enough! I’m beyond ready for another season.
If you are a fan of Disney World, then chances are you’ve probably had a Mickey Bar. They are ice cream bars shaped like Mickey Mouse and they are delicious! Well, for Mickey’s 90th birthday this year you can buy a special release of them at select grocery stores! I know stores selling them includes Target, Kroger, Publix and Wegman’s (Richmond has all 3 of those). Our friends brought us a box that they found at Wegman’s and we demolished them in record time. If I close my eyes really tight and stand outside in the humidity it’s almost like I’m in Florida. Kinda. Not really. But the ice cream is delicious!
With all the craziness going on this month I needed a little encouragement, so I finally picked up a copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. I’ve heard great things about this book and it did not disappoint! It is broken up into 3 parts, Part 1: Excuses to Let Go Of, Part 2: Behaviors to Adopt and Part 3: Skills to Acquire. The section that has spoken to me the most is Part 2: Behaviors to Adopt. Often times I know exactly why I feel discouraged, frustrated or unworthy; it’s the how that I have problems with. How do I break the cycle of being in the dumps or losing my mojo? The behaviors that she lists in the book are the tools that I needed to be reminded of. The tools that can help me get out of my head and my ruts and keep being the best me I can be. The behavior that spoke to me the most was building foundations for success. These foundations included getting exercise, setting a routine, following a schedule and drinking water. They are all simple enough actions, but it’s so easy to forget why we need to do them. I’ve started incorporating exercise and an earlier wake time into my daily routine and I’ve noticed a big difference in how I feel about myself. If you liked Girl, Wash Your Face and need a little inspiration to follow your dreams, then you need to read Girl, Stop Apologizing!
I have a less than 5-minute makeup routine that I do most days of the week. It involves a little bit of tinted sunscreen, mascara, and tinted lip balm. I used to save the lip balm for the days where I actually had things going on, but lately, I’ve been using it every day. I love how having a little pop of color on my lips elevates my look. It makes me feel more put together, but without having to use actual lipstick. I keep collecting the various lip balm shades, but my current favorite is Red Dhalia.