Holy cow, the way these months just keep speeding by will never fail to catch me by surprise. Here we find ourselves at the end of April, and whew-what a whirlwind it has been! Guess that means it’s time to talk about my April favorites, isn’t it? Oh oh oh, and that means it’s time for the Monthly Coffee link-up with myself and sweet Aubrey of High-Heeled Love. What are you waiting for?
April Recap | In Case You Missed It
Before I start sharing my favorites, I want to take a moment and share a few of the things from here on the blog in April that I feel like you definitely don’t want to miss. That way, if you missed any important posts or happenings around here, you can catch up. April was a big month-here were my favorite posts from this month…
April Favorites | My So-Called Chaos
What Do I Even Do With a Boyfriend? | Yep, this is me in a relationship for the first time in… A loooong time… Just trying to figure out what to do with it all.
Smoothie Bowls-What, Why, & How + Two Tasty Recipes to Try | I talk about about one of my newest loves-smoothie bowls-and the confusion I felt when I first learned about them. Plus there’s two declicoius recipes you’re bound to love.
My 2016 Birthday Wishlist – Butts, Bobs, and More… | My 30th birthday wishlist. So many great things that I STILL want. I did get the pretty plates from my momma though. She’s the best! ♥
Today I Am Thirty + My Thirtieth Birthday Photo Shoot | If there’s one post to catch up on this month, it’s THIS one. I talked about turning thirty, dug deep into loving myself, and shared photos from my photo shoot!
Better Your Blog – Professionalism vs. Authenticity | If you’re a blogger, it can be hard to walk the fine line between being real and being professional. This post talks about it more and offers tips.
Gifts for Mom – The Buyable or DIYable Mother’s Day Gifts | There’s still time to make or buy something really great for mom. I took 20 hours to put together this comprehensible Mother’s Day gift idea list with tons of things to buy and tons of tutorials to make! Check it out…
Huge Instax Mini Prize Pack Giveaway | Don’t miss this one! Open worldwide and ends on May 9th.
Monthly Favorites | April Favorites
April Favorites | Blog + Posts
Artist Spotlight: Catching Up with Liana by Kimi Who | Oh man, I love the crap out of Liana-and Kimi was the person who first introduced me to this amazing lady and talented artist. It was fun to catch up again with Kimi’s update, and look how gorgeous Liana looks in her wedding photos? Seriously. If you don’t follow Liana, you need to do so pronto.
Starting a Blog by Thomas Crawshaw | I love how Thomas says in this post “Eventually you will find what you’re passionate about – and blogging will come quite easy for you at that point.” He’s so right. It really does-once you find that passion.
Six Tips for Making Your Rose Blooms Big, Beautiful, & Healthy All Season Long by Chemistry Cachet | As a new homeowner, I was pleased to find two large rose bushes in my front yard. They really make the place look adorable, but I’ve also never cared for roses before. I had to google how to prune them in February, but now I’m loving Alexis’ tips on how to make them bloom better too!
You’re a Blogger, Not an Expert by Simple Moments Stick | I liked Susannah’s take on these new trends in blogging…
Office Reveal Part 1 from J Petite | Okay, I’m super smitten with Jessica’s new office. It’s perfect!
Spring Cleaning Your Social Media by Alexis Taylor on Chantal Boyajian | This was a great reminder of things we can do to spruce up our Social Media accounts, and I had to pin it so I can remember to go back and tackle these things.
April Favorites | DIY + Tutorials
DIY Coffee Mug Shelf by 100 Things 2 Do | I’m in LOVE with this and I waaaaaaant it.
Homemade Breath Biscuits for Dogs by DogVills | I need to make these for Bub!
from Pop Shop America | Looooove these pages. I’ve been all about the succulent stuff lately, and these are beautiful!
April Favorites | Beauty + Fashion
Puppy Love by Something Gold, Something Blue | I just completely adore Emily and everything about her. She’s one of my new favorite bloggers. I love her style, her way of writing, and how comfortable she is in her own skin. She’s beautiful inside and out. Plus, this purse? CUTE. I need more Kate Spade in my life.
Brows by Color by Deux Bella | My favorite thing to do on my makeup lately is my eyebrows. I’m seriously obsessed with pretty eyebrows, so I found this entire tutorial about what color to do your brows by the ladies at Deux Bella helpful.
4 Steps to a Natural Contour by Blushing Noir | Contouring is another thing I’ve just begun messing around with, and I love the natural look most of all-so it’s nice to see this tutorial on how to do it well.
April Favorites | Recipes + Food
Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos from The Perfect Storm | Hannah & Sarah shared this recipe for Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos all the way back on April 1st, and I have not stopped dreaming about them. I love everything about this dish.
Rice & Fries Review: A Singapore Love Story & a Lamp Shank by Miss Chocoholic | I really enjoyed reading this restaurant review and the way Vet tells the story of the owners and their love. How sweet is that? Plus the food looks amazing.
April Favorites | Travel + Destinations
#EndlessCaravan Local Adventurer | with Esther and Jacob moved into an AirStream, and now they’re traveling around the country in it-how cool is that? It’s so cool. I love this video they made about it, and I am loving following their adventures. Want to help them decide where to go next? You can do so HERE.
How to Spend 2 Days in Charming Luxembourg by Cosmos Mariners | Luxembourg is one of those locations that is on my MUST GO THERE list-and so living it a little with Natalie was amazing! I love her photos and tips.
Snow Days in Bryce Canyon by Misadventures with Andi | Bryce Canyon is in my home state, yet I haven’t been there. I know, it’s terrible of me, but I loved checking it out virtually via Andi. She found some gorgeous photos to show it off too! Utah, you so pretty.
The Monthly Coffee Link-Up
Monthly Coffee is a monthly linky party where we showcase posts from other bloggers that we loved throughout the month. You’ll find all sorts of things here, anything that tickled our fancy for the month, and hopefully you’ll find new posts you love and make some new bloggy friends.
<a href=”http://www.mysocalledchaos.com” title=”Monthly Coffee” target=”blank”><img src=”http://mysocalledchaos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/MonthlyCoffee.jpg” alt=”Monthly Coffee with Aubrey & Angie”></a>
How to Participate in Monthly Coffee
- Write up a post showcasing the other posts you loved throughout the month. (I find it helpful to schedule the post or set it to draft at the start of the month, and then just add links to it as the month goes on so I don’t lose anything.)
- Add the button or a link back to the party to your post.
- Link-up in the inLinkz linky tool at the bottom of this post.
- Visit other partiers and check out what they showcased, and leave comments for them.
Link Up With This Party
What are you loving this month?