It’s almost Friday! This has been a crazy busy month. April doesn’t seem to want to let go of winter here in St. Louis.  We had a touch of sleet and snow on Easter Sunday, and we have 1-3 inches of the white stuff in the forecast for this weekend. Fortunately, today is sunny and 60 for the Cardinals home opener!! I’m ready for it to warm up so I can start planing!!.  Now on to what I’m crushing on in April….

kitchen with cherry cabinets and creamy white walls

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We had our kitchen and breakfast room painted a creamy white (I’m not sure what the color is, I had it mixed last year when we painted the basement, and I didn’t write down the color match). The walls were a  greenish-gray (click here to see the before ) and I’m in LOVE with how much the creamy white brightened up the space!!

Next, I’ll be looking at new (lighter and prettier) counters, sink and adding a tile backsplash…….we are on the fence about replacing the cabinets. 

white dining table

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The new wall color looks perfect with the new dining chairs and vintage table I got a few months ago.

I think we hung the metal “gather” sign a little too high, but I’m debating getting a mirror like this to hang there instead.

I’ve been on the hunt for a new mascara, and I think I’ve found one that I really love!

We’ve been into playing board games lately.  Allison’s boyfriend got us hooked on Settlers of Catan a while back.  It can take hours to play and  I’m determined to keep playing so I can win!! lol  This past weekend we played a new game we got for Christmas, Ticket To Ride.  This game is a little quicker and I won!! If you have some other board games we might like, let me know!

If you know me personally, you probably know I’m a bit of a pillow junkie and I like to sleep with a lot of pillows. Steve got me this pillow for my birthday after Allison raved about one she’s used…..and I have to say, I think I’m sold!!  I was really skeptical about them, they feel lumpy but it’s really a comfortable pillow!  It won’t go flat, stays cool and you can wash and dry it!

Did you know you can get 50% off any one item at Kendra Scott during your birthday month?  I went in on the last day of the month in March and picked up this beauty for just $30 after tax!!  You just tell them it’s your birthday month, and they will ask to see your id when you check out!!

lemon dill salmon


I’ve only recently learned to love salmon, thanks to this lemon dill salmon recipe I fell in love with!!  It’s a quick and delicious meal with almost no cleanup!!

I’m drooling and earmarking a ton of recipes in the two new cookbooks I got recently from a few incredibly talented friends!!

  • If you don’t already know Jessica, you don’t know what you’re missing! Her stunning book, The Pretty Dish is packed with 150 everyday recipes + 50 Beauty DIYs!
  • Mary is the girl everyone wants to live next door to (um, she has boys who cook AND clean).  Her fabulous book, The Weekday Lunches and Breakfasts Cookbook, makes cooking from scratch easy with smart recipes to help your family eat nutritious, homemade meals during the busiest times of day.

I’ve made this recipe twice in the last week…….I just love asparagus season!

I bought a pair of cropped jeans and they are so comfortable I may never take them off!!  Along with these shoes that I swore I would NEVER wear…….until I bought a pair last summer and fell in love!

It’s almost the weekend……make this!

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p.s. – check out what I was crushing on in MarchFebruary and in January.


I hope you have a warm and healthy weekend where you are!

Now let’s party!  ** Can you believe I’ve been hosting this linky party for EIGHT YEARS now?!! So much fun!!

This is week 403 (8 years) of hosting this I’m Lovin’ It linky partyEach week I feature some of the posts that caught my eye from the previous week. Please take a moment to visit the featured blogs ……..then scroll down to see what’s being shared this week.


Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes and crafts again last week! You can link up thru Sunday evening or come back next week and link up for another I’m Lovin’ It, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

Let’s get this party started!!  It’s time to link up all your great ideas to “I’m Lovin’ It Party”  (remember, each week I will share some of my favorites who link up!)

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