April turned out to be kind of a strange month where I felt like I had lots of downtime to bake and read, but the month as a whole passed in a flash. We seemed to accomplish a perfect mix of planned weekend events and days with literally nothing on the agenda. That means I have a wide variety of TV shows/entertainment to share as well as a few activities. Check out Leigh Kramer’s linkup to see what other bloggers are into this month too!
Veep – Hulu is offering a terrific deal to add on HBO for only $6/month (six month trial period). We’re taking advantage of this great price while we can and watching practically all of their shows. Veep is a long time favorite of ours, but we’re only on Season 4. Hoping we can finish all the seasons in the next few months.
Silicon Valley – I had pretty low expectations for this comedy, but it’s absolutely hilarious. I love the entire cast of characters.
Westworld – A few months ago I watched the first episode of Westworld, but never kept going. I didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about. While I was away on business in mid-April, Jay binge-watched the entire first season in two days and then encouraged me to keep watching. Well, I finished in it just a week! It picks up significantly and the last few episodes are phenomenal!
New Girl – It’s back!!! I’ve watched this show since college, so I’m thrilled to see it back on TV. I’m actually two episodes behind by now so I need to catch up on this season…
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – We often collect Amazon Prime $1 digital credits in lieu of two-day shipping…and then never use them. Finally, this month we rented a movie for free! I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it. It’s a pretty basic action movie, but the actors and the characters they play are simply hysterical.
The Two Towers – The second disc is where all the action happens! The battle at Helms Deep and the Ents take on Isengard! Now on to Return of the King.
7 Days in Hell / Pop Star Never Stop Never Stopping – Apparently Andy Samburg is super into mockumentaries. 7 Days in Hell makes fun of a ridiculously lengthy tennis match and Pop Star is basically a parody of Justin Bieber’s career. They’re both worth seeing if you want a laugh.
Blade Runner – Ugh. I basically convinced Jay to watch this with me…and he warned me I wouldn’t like it. He was correct.
SuperTroopers – Somehow I’ve made it this far in life without seeing SuperTroopers, but it was surprisingly funny. Meow.
Check out my latest reading roundup post here!
Game of Thrones Trivia Night – Our local library hosted a Game of Thrones trivia night and it was as amazing as it sounds. They had six rounds and enough questions to fill two hours! We ended up coming in second to our great disappointment haha.
Business Trip – My first business trip in 3 years!! I used to travel every few weeks at Campbell’s, but it’s the complete opposite in my current role. I jumped at this opportunity to visit one of our manufacturing plants, even if it was just in Ohio.
Baby Shower – Our D&D / board game weekend friends are having a baby! We were invited to the baby shower and enjoyed a delicious 5 course high tea. It was fun meeting their families and other friends and a perfect excuse to eat lots of scones and cake 🙂
Iron Pigs Game – My company gave me free tickets to see the Iron Pigs, our local minor league baseball team. Unfortunately it started raining just before the game. So, we ate some baseball food, they cancelled the game, and we went home ha.
What I’m Loving
AeroGarden Harvest – We received this indoor garden for Christmas and I finally got it out of the box two weeks ago. It grows herbs and vegetables in just water!! I honestly didn’t believe it would work, but we’re already seeing progress. Our thyme, basil, and dill are an inch tall and we can start harvesting soon. Unfortunately, my tomato and pepper seeds I started indoors aren’t faring nearly as well…
Larabars – My poor husband keeps hearing me rave about Larabars. I bought a few on sale and now can’t stop eating them. In a great triumph, I also made my own version!! Keep an eye out for my recipe next week.
Maybelline Master Prime Hydrate & Smooth – My face gets rather dry in the winter and this lotion (? primer?) prevents my poor nose from peeling.
What were you loving in April?
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