March Recap

A March recap…including a movie to not watch and a couple recipes you must try!

March Recap | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

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Clothing Purchased:
Navy Straw Hat
Pink Sheath Dress 
Pink Chiffon Dress with Flounces 

Home Items Purchased:
Lots of flowers! Trying to force spring upon us and brighten up our home. 
Currently searching for the perfect blue and white ginger jar lamp for my desk. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way! 

Where I Went:
Tuscaloosa, Georgia – I mentioned a little about this trip on Monday {see here}. We were there for a week {March 18-25} to be with Joshua’s family. 
Carolina Beach, North Carolina – We are beach bound today to spend Easter weekend with Joshua’s family. I could not be more excited for a true vacation and some time relaxing time away. Fingers crossed temperatures rise and we can soak up some rays!

Movies Watched: 
Wonder – A must see movie! Such a strong story and incredible acting! Just be sure you have some tissues by your side.
I, Tonya – I had really high hopes for this movie! Several people told me how good it was. Well I am sad to report, it’s not that good. Neither, Joshua or myself really enjoyed it. 

Recipes Tried:
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars  – Skipped the chocolate chips. They were honestly just okay. Will try a different recipe next time. 
Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal – Joshua and I had baked oatmeal in Tuscaloosa and were both obsessed. I decided to give it a try myself when we were back home. So tasty and a great quick breakfast option. 
Mini Meatloafs – Meatloaf is one of Joshua’s favorite comfort foods, so I try to make it whenever he’s had a tough day or needs a little pick me up. These mini meatloafs are so quick and easy! He was a big fan of them.  

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Reader Favorite: Stripe Wide Leg Pants | Having Fun with Spring Trends 
My Favorite: A toss up between A Married Couple’s First Date Tips & White Romper Every Bride Needs 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:
BBG Week 12 Review + Progress Photos – Covering the Bases
Why You Should be Supporting Bloggers You Love – The Champagne Edit
My (Amazing) Weekend at The Greenbrier – A Touch of Teal
6 Affordable Spring Trends to Try Now – A Pinch of Lovely 

Favorite Song of the Month:
All songs + covers by Drake White. Legit obsessed with him and his voice!

I am still reading 5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today and again, really loving it! For bible study, we are still reading Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement. I am still finding it to be amazing and we have just four chapters left. 

TV Shows Watched/Watching:
We finished up watching Waco. Which ended way different then I had expected and truly broke my heart. If you haven’t watched or aren’t currently watching, I highly recommend it. I’ve heard there’s another documentary based on the event and I am planning on watching it ASAP. 

Still watching Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Still not liking Scandal very much. Although the last two episodes have been a little better! Grey’s Anatomy has been incredibly entertaining though. I can’t believe Kepner and Arizona will be leaving though. Super sad about Kepner. I love her! What are your thoughts about the two ladies leaving? 

Take a look back at last months recap here.


  1. March 30, 2018 / 10:46 am

    I love that you recapped the month. It has been awhile since I watched grey’s anatomy but totally shocked that kepner and arizona are leaving!

    • April 2, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thank you gal! These posts are always my favorite to put together. I am in shock too!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. March 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Such a fun post! Thanks for sharing girl! I need to catch up on Scandal, I love that show.

    xo, lydia

  3. March 30, 2018 / 11:49 am

    SO many people have raved about I, Tonya- I’ll hold off watching it now. But that Wonder movie has been high on my must watch list! Bookmarking those recipes to try !

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:00 am

      I know, I cannot believe that they did. Definitely not what I was expecting at all. Yes, Wonder is a must watch!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. March 30, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I seriously can’t believe March is ALREADY over! The month went by so fast. Absolutely loving all of your purchases this month lady!

  5. March 31, 2018 / 12:02 am

    I love this post girl!! These Peanut butter oatmeal bars sound amazing!! Need to try sometime!

    cute & little

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:04 am

      Thank you Kileen! It is always a fun one to put together. They’re really good, definitely recommend.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. April 1, 2018 / 12:36 am

    The chiffon dress from H&M is gorgeous! Also, thanks for sharing the meatloaf muffins link. I’m looking forward to trying a new comfort food recipe.

    Happy Sunday!

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:06 am

      Thank you gal! It is such a fun one to wear. I’ve already worn it twice. Of course, they’re very tasty and so quick, I had to share.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. April 1, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I’m still watching Grey’s (committed fan since the beginning!!) and I’m upset that they are getting rid of Kempner and Arizona. There is basically no one left from the beginning! I use to LOVE Scandal but now I have 3 episodes waiting for me to watch because I just can’t get into it!


  8. April 1, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Love this post!! It’s so fun to see what you have been up to all month:) So many fun things! I have wanted to go see Wonder but heard from everyone that they cried so now I am HESITANT BECAUSE I am a huge baby haha.

    xoxo, Hannah

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Thank you Hannah! It’s my favorite one to write. Haha, I completely understand that. I honestly felt the same but am so glad I watched it.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thank you! I am SO excited to wear it. I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Kristina
    April 2, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Hope you guys had fun at the beach! And that’s a bummer about i, tonya- i really want to see that one!

    • April 2, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thanks gal! Hope y’all had a great Easter! I know, I was super bummed about it.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Anna English
    April 2, 2018 / 8:08 am

    We watched Wonder a few weeks ago and i balled my eyes out. such a cute movie!

  11. Liz
    April 2, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    What a fun recap! Sounds like you had a great Month!


  12. April 2, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I have yet to see the movie wonder. My best friend said it was so good. need to watch it this month.

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