April Favourites

April marks two very significant things for me, as we moved in on the 1st exactly a year ago and April is also my husband’s birthday month! Which is why I’m already starting to dream up which cake to bake and cheesecake is looking like a good option.

As the last two weeks have been really cold, almost uncharacteristically so, I’ve already started assessing my winter wardrobe and adding a few things. Besides the annual hunt for black skinny jeans I’m also wanting to add another great knit and possibly replace my black coat (which lasted a solid ten years).

This month we’re really taking things slowly with only a short weekend break and gearing up for the months to come, as for the next six months we are solidly booked on baby showers, birthdays, kitchen teas and weddings (making some name tags ahead of time will save me some time and these are the cutest!). To go along with that, I’ve also really enjoyed making my own bath salts (for which I’ll be sharing a quick DIY later this week) and they make a perfect last minute gift.

Ahead of our busy schedule, I’ve decided to take the plunge and booked highlights at the salon later this week. I haven’t ever gone lighter so I have nothing to really compare this too. I find it super scary, but you probably won’t even notice the difference.

Colder weather is always a good time to catch up on Netflix (who am I kidding, we’re almost running out on things to watch!) Luckily Game of Thrones returns to our screens again this month! I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for some of my favourite characters who have already catched up to their book plotlines. Now if only we had a big fire place to make it all worth it!

Finally, since I’ve really been enjoying gardening I thought I’d share a few things I’m looking forward to this month and what I plan on doing to ours. My raspberry plants finally started bearing fruit a week or so ago and I got to bite into my first fruit which tasted pretty amazing. It looks like I’ll have berries for the next two weeks or so, so I’ll continue to inspect daily to pick the ripe ones either early morning or late in the afternoon. Roses wise, I’ll give one last dose of rose food and plant food before pruning back for the winter in May/June. Spraying throughout the year prevents insects and other pests taking root.

What are you looking forward to this month? Always look for the things that bring joy and chase them!

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