It was hard to limit the list this month…there was a lot of goodness floating around. Without further ado, here are my five favorites from April.
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1/ Territorial Seeds
I ordered seeds from this company for the first time ever this month, and LOOK. Aren’t these the cutest packages? Way more appealing than seeds from other companies I’ve ordered in the past. Can you tell their packaging alone has won me over. 😉 I’ve gotten the spinach and peas planted so far. Looking forward to dropping the rest in the ground soon!
2/ Sally Clarkson’s cinnamon rolls
So I’ve had this recipe saved for a loooooooooong time but never tried it out until this month for Abby’s birthday breakfast. Oh my stinking heck. They.are.amazing. And the best part: we were nearly out of milk and this recipe didn’t call for any (except a smidge for the frosting). Loved that! 😉 I’ve made the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls for years and they’ve never turned out as well as these did. This is my new go-to cinnamon rolls recipe. Yet another reason to love Sally Clarkson! 🙂
3/ Freshly painted back door
I try to repaint this door every year or two, and this year it was a necessity since Riley smeared green paint on it a few months ago. I stood in the hardware for way an embarrassingly long time as I deliberated what color to go with. I ended up choosing a fun robin’s egg blue and love how it turned out.
4/ The Story of the World
We didn’t do anything formal for history this year. I picked up the Story of the World audio cd’s, hoping the kids would be into it and maybe pick up a little history in the process of listening. THEY LOVE IT. I keep it in the van and we listen to it pretty much anytime we drive anywhere lately. The narrator is easy to listen to and it’s really educational…but the kids don’t really realize they’re “learning” as they listen, they just enjoy it. So they’re quiet and listening to something educational, and more importantly, no longer screaming at the top of their lungs as we drive. I call that a win-win.
5/ Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
I’ve decided that I’m ready to be a grown up and wear lipstick. But color really scares me. So I’m easing into it with this fabulous little product from Clinique, their Black Honey Almost Lipstick. From what I hear, it works well on just about any skin tone. It looks really dark but is just barely tinted, and adds a little color and shine. It’s pretty much perfect. I find myself using it a LOT, which is saying a lot for a lipstick hater like myself. 😉