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. 


  1. Alice
    May 1, 2017 / 10:47 am

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

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    • May 1, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Thanks Alice! Girl they’re seriously the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Highly recommend!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. May 1, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    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!

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      They’re seriously the BEST ever! You definitely should. It was a good one for sure.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. May 1, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    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!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      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

    • May 1, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      You’re so welcome gal! It was an amazing post. Appreciate you sharing your experience.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. jessica
    May 1, 2017 / 2:49 pm

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

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • May 1, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      I literally could not be more obsessed. Just watched an episode at the gym today.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • May 1, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      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

  5. May 1, 2017 / 7:50 pm

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

  6. May 2, 2017 / 12:20 am

    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!

  7. Annette
    May 2, 2017 / 1:39 pm

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

  8. meggan
    May 3, 2017 / 2:34 pm

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

    • May 3, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      You definitely should! It’s so good! Good luck with that wedding diet. I know that can be tough!

      xo Laura Leigh

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