April Recap – Purchases, Movies, TV Shows, Books, & More

A fun little April recap highlighting items purchased, movies + TV shows watched, books read, travels taken, favorite blog posts, & more! 

Louella Reese April Recap // Favorite Purchases, Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Clothing Purchased
Pink Chinos 
Blue Bandana 
Bell Sleeve Sweater 
Floral Dress 
White Midi Dress 
Pink & White Stripe Blouse 
Navy Plaid Dress 
Chambray Shirtdress

Home Items Purchased
Large Blue & White Vase 
Small Blue & White Vase 
Ginger Jar 
Oversized Matches 

Where I Went: April was a pretty low key month on the travel front. We did spend one weekend in Blowing Rock, NC though. Which was amazing and exactly what I needed. We spent a ton of time walking around Blowing Rock‘s adorable down town and the beautiful neighborhood we were staying in. We also stopped into Appalachian Brewing Company. Joshua and I both found beers we LOVE! Definitely recommend dropping in if you’re in the area. 

What Movies Watched
Hacksaw Ridge – Highly recommend. This is one of my favorite movies to date! 
Moonlight – I was not at all a fan of this movie. I know others love it though. I think Moonlight is one of those love or hate movies. 
The Choice – A classic Nicholas Sparks movie. One of my favorites of his though! 

Recipes Tried
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are literally the BEST cookies I have ever tasted. 
Easy Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips – Perfect low calorie afternoon snack.
Ramen Noodle & Beef Skillet – This has been one of our go to recipes for dinner. So easy and quick!  Not to mention cheap!!

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Readers Favorite –  Wedding Dress Code Guide I 
My Favorite – Lent & Body Confidence – Thank you all by the way for your amazing comments! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month
The Only Dress You Need for Summer – Sequins & Stripes 
rS the con: 2017 – Glitter & Gingham
10 Hot Takes About the “New” Instagram – Covering the Bases 
Interior Design Contributor Series: 13 Interior Design Books You’ll Want on Your Coffee Table – Gal Meets Glam  

Favorite Song of the Month:
In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young 

The Knockoff

TV Shows Watched/Watching: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Brothers & Sisters. I am OBSESSED with Brothers & Sisters. I started watching the show about a month ago on the ABC app and I am now well into the third season. If you haven’t watched the show, it’s all about a family of five children (all grown up) and their over involved but incredibly sweet mother. There’s lots of real life issues as well as crazy family drama. After an episode or two you will completely fall in love with at least one of the siblings! Kitty & Justin are my personal favorites. 

Let me know your thoughts on this post…if you’re a fan or not! If so, this is something I could do at the end of each month/beginning of each month. 


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Those oatmeal cookies look delicious!
Xo, Elizabeth


Love this post! Definitely would love to see you continue them on Louella Reese!

Pink Champagne Problems


What a fun idea for a post! Now I want to try those oatmeal cookies too!

Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

Ashley Zeal

I love this post idea! So cute!


Love this end of the month recap post girl. Summarize a lot. Great way to share the month details 🙂

Sandy a la Mode

I need to try those oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they sound and look amazing! I hope you had a blast, it sounds like you had an amazing month!


I’m always looking for new show recommendations! I’ll have to give Brothers & Sisters a try! Are you up-to-date on Grey’s?! I caught yesterday and love the current story lines!

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    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Oh you absolutely need to! It is SO good, I’m beyond obsessed. I am still two behind on Grey’s but will be catching up soon.

    xo Laura Leigh

Shelby Back

thanks so much for including my rS the con post girl! I always appreciate your support!



I love that you’re watching Brothers And Sisters, its SOOO good!

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary

Love this round-up! I’ll need to check out some of those movies too. I watched Hacksaw Ridge and wasn’t a huge fan. I usually love action/historical movies too.. but I definitely want to check out The Choice!

xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Thanks lady! So glad you enjoyed it. Surprised you didn’t like Hacksaw Ridge but everyone has different tastes! The Choice is adorable, think you’ll enjoy that one.

    xo Laura Leigh

Kristin Leahy

This is such a fun post idea! I need to see The Choice- sounds like my kind of movie!


What a fun roundup! I’ve never heard of Brothers and Sisters before but am always looking for something new to watch! i’ll have to check it out!


I love this recap and I’m definitely trying those recipes! xx


Love this recap! I want to try that ramen noodle recipe once my wedding diet is over – yum!!!


I love zucchini! I do baked zucchini fries and they are amazinggggg

Xo, Nina
Law of Fashion Blog


I definitely need to try those cookies!! Always down to find the best 🙂