It’s officially TULIP season! While I won’t be frolicking at a tulip festival this year, I definitely got out to tiptoe through the Denver tulip fields this weekend. So so gorgeous, the image below was captured at the Denver Botanic Gardens yesterday!
CURRENT FLOWER FIND
When I spotted these beauties at Trader Joe’s, I had to have them.
CURRENT SLEEP TRACKING
One of my dear friends gifted me a Beautyrest Sleep Tracker last month, and I’m in love with it! Unlike the Fitbit and other trackers, you don’t have to wear anything as it sits under your mattress and tracks automatically. It gives great insight into your sleep, sleep quality, and everything you need to know. It works with Alexa and an Apple/Android App so everything stays connected. LOVE THIS.
CURRENT FRIEND VISIT
My friend Crystal came into town this month, and will be frequenting Denver in the months ahead. I am so excited to have my girl in my city more often!!!
CURRENT SUNSET OBSESSION
During Crystal’s visit, we went to my favorite wine bar on the south side of town, which also happens to have the most beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains. Naturally, Denver was showing off a little… and we spotted this.
CURRENT DEODORANT CHOICES
One of the most interesting conversations on Instagram this month (follow me here) was around deodorant. Every once in a while, my deodorant loses its effectiveness and it’s time to choose a new one. Well, in light of all of the conversations around natural deodorant, I decided to poll the audience and SO MANY of you guys have gone au natural! Who knew?
Here’s the deodorant I tried this month. It smells so so good, but it’s still early on. I’ll keep you posted on what I think after a few weeks…
CURRENT PATIO UPGRADE
I live on my patio in the summer. It’s just a small condo balcony, but I’ve made it pretty homey over the past few years. I picked up this striped rug at Target this month and it’s a game changer!
Most of the blowouts I’ve received have been at Dry Bar, but I’m always a little overwhelmed by the way their products smell. Well, I’ve found a new blowout bar… and I’m obsessed with Blo Bar now. I got a blowout before a wedding a few weeks back, pictured below. Uh-mazing.
While it’s not a popular opinion at all, I haven’t really been a Beyonce fan up until now. I mean, I loved Destiny’s Child and her hits are HUGE, but I’ve never really listened to a whole album (I know!) There has been so much hype on social media tied to her new movie, so I decided to give it a watch over the weekend.
I watched Homecoming and I get it now. The performance was incredible and I loved the behind the scenes tied to preparing for the show and rehearsing every moment. I’m starting to understand the hype, and I think I need to download Lemonade now…
CURRENT BOOK SIGNING ADVENTURES
I mentioned last month that I had tickets to meet Joanna and Clea from The Home Edit at their Nashville book signing. (Do you guys follow these ladies?) Not only did they give a great talk on stage, but they were just lovely to meet – – incredibly kind, and their kiddos were there too!
CURRENT OMG MOMENT
So, at the same time that I was waiting in line to meet two people that I follow online, I heard someone say my name. You guys, in all the years that I’ve been blogging and posting all of my shenanigans on Instagram… I’ve never had someone stop me to say hello and tell me that they follow NTTC! Well, it happened in Nashville. Thank you so much for saying hello, Brittnye! Literally made my day!
This month, I read Stassi Schroeder’s Next Level Basic. Fairly new to Vanderpump, I’ve quickly become a fan and I bought the book out of curiosity.
There is no other way to say this except: I had VERY low expectations, and she FAR exceeded it. Next Level Basic is about owning who you are, and all the basic, ranch-loving, rosé drinking details that make you YOU! I listened to the audio, and hearing Stassi run through the stories in the book made it even better. Now, she needs to come to Denver for a book signing. I mean, it’s a New York Times Best Seller after all… a tour is warranted!
CURRENT KNIT KIT
I received an email about a new-to-me yarn company, along with an offer to try one of their knitting kits! I picked out a fun pattern and they sent me all the materials to kick off this project. I’m up to my ears in a baby blanket right now, but as soon as I’m done… I’m turning these skeins into a pretty ruana! Thanks, We Are Knitters! Check out all of their products and kits to find the right project for you!
CURRENT HOT SAUCE TO SKIP
I put hot sauce on EVERYTHING. When I heard Trader Joe’s had a new Jalapeño Sauce, I had to try it. Well, you guys… it’s tasty, but the stats are HORRIBLE. It’s got a lot of calories and fat in it, for very little return. Thank u, next.
CURRENT TRAVEL SETUP
April was a month where I was mostly home, aside for a few overnight stays in Denver. When I travel, I always bring as much Jenny Craig as I can… and snacks and everything else I can think of! Here’s my stash from last week, which totally helped me stay on track. As a bonus, my hotel room had a fridge… woo hoo!
CURRENT BALLPARK FIND
I went to a Colorado Rockies game last week as part of a team building activity, and I knew I wanted to eat healthily at the ballpark (easier said than done.) When everyone got in line at Smashburger for cheeseburgers and fries, I took off to the lower level to find something healthier.
After asking one of the helpers in the stadium, they directed me to section P120 where I could find a salad. SCORE! Was it the best salad I’ve ever had? No. Was it a custom made salad with all the toppings I picked? Yep. Was it better than Smashburger? Absolutely.
CURRENT INSTA-INSPIRATION MEETUP
You guys, I also met Jessica Yellin this month. If you don’t know who this is, she is the innovative creator and voice of the #NewsNotNoise movement. She posts daily news on the ‘gram, and does her best to weed through all of the noise that’s out there to share the true news. LOVE HER. She was in Denver promoting her new fiction book – Savage News – and hosted an amazing Q&A about #NewsNotNoise. Can’t wait to read her book and to tell you more!
Yes, I am completely on board with the new Taylor Swift song Me! and cannot wait for TS7 to launch soon. You can’t spell “awesome” without “me”
CURRENT MUG FIND
I spotted this mug in my office kitchen and just laughed about it all day. Like, who has this mug? And who brings it to the office??? LOL
CURRENT WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE
I’m SUPER psyched about the recent progress I’ve had tied to weight loss. I’ve been steadily on track for the month and -30 lbs down! That’s the equivalent of 20 dozen eggs, 4 gallons of water, an average two year old, and apparently, the amount of cheese people eat in a year! 12 more lbs to #42fo42!
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