May Recap – Purchases, Recipes, Travel, Movies, & More

A little May recap highlighting items purchased, recipes tried, trips taken, movies watch, favorite blog posts, & more! 

Louella Reese May Recap // Movies, TV Shows, Books, & More

Clothing Purchased:
T-shirt Dress
Seersucker Skirt
Eyelet Top
Straw Tote
Fringe Sweater
Sateen Shorts
Stripe Shirt
Chambray Shorts
Stripe Skort

Home Items Purchased:
Large Basket for plant via HomeGoods similar here 
TV Credenza also from HomeGoods similar here

Where I Went: This month my mom and I headed to Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Georgia. We went for three days and each day was full of wine, time at the pool, and tasty food. Next week, I’ll be sharing a full review of the Winery & Resort + our itinerary. So stay tuned! You can see a couple of my looks from the trip here, here, and here.

Joshua and I flew to Norwalk, Connecticut to reunite with some of our college besties for Memorial Day weekend. Once or twice a year our college “family” plans a big get together. It’s always the BEST time! Nothing like talking about college days, pretending you’re living them again, and being surrounded by some of your favorite people.

We also had a short little getaway to Greenville, SC. While it was a short trip, it was definitely one to remember. We attended an Eric Church concert and had the opportunity to MEET him!! Y’all, he may be good looking in concert, on television, and in magazines BUT he’s SO good looking up close and personal!

What Movies Watched:
Live by Night – Pretty good. Kind of slow moving in some parts but overall interesting!
The Finest Hours – I really liked this movie! Similar to Live by Night it was a little slow in some parts but overall really great. The acting by Casey Affleck and Chris Pine was spectacular.
Patriots Day – Extremely powerful! This movie is based on the Boston Marathon bombing. I love how this movie really focuses on the strength of Boston and how the community came together after such a terrible attack.

Recipes Tried:
Baked Balsamic Chicken – tastes like you’re dining in a snazzy restaurant. I cut up the chicken and served it over a bed of arugula and roasted vegetables.
Mediterranean Couscous Salad – this is basically my dream meal! And it was a dream to eat. So fresh and delicious! A great healthy summer dinner option.

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Readers Favorite –  Straw Handbag: Five Bloggers, Five Ways
My Favorite – Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte Blogger’s Night Out – mainly because it was such a fun night + the photo booth photos are hilarious! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:
Everything You Need to Know About Essential Oils – Sequins & Stripes
Girl Boss Series: 5 Blogging Tips – Chronicles of Frivolity
Blue Stripe Shift Dress – Covering the Bases
Weekly Workout Routine: Nike FlyKnit Air Force 1: A Southern Drawl

Favorite Song of the Month:
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

The Knockoff – still reading this! 

TV Shows Watched/Watching: Still watching all of the same shows: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Brothers & Sisters. Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy wrapped in May though so those will be on hold till the fall. Also, still overly obsessed with Brothers & Sisters. I’m currently on season four with just a couple episodes left to go. Then it’s season five, which sadly is the last season. I seriously don’t want it to end!

Take a look back at April’s recap here

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  1. Love recap posts! SO fun to see what you’ve purchased. I love your tote!

    xo, Amanda |

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
  2. I love this recap post. I need to put Brothers and Sisters on my list of “to-watch” Jess at Just Jess

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
  3. Jamie Beckham wrote:

    Love re-cap posts to see what you’ve been loving and up to!

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
  4. This is such a fun post! Love this recap!

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
  5. Lee Anne wrote:

    Sounds like a great and busy month! I have to try that couscous recipe, yum!

    Lee Anne

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
    • Definitely was! Ready for this month to be a little calmer. Hope you give the recipe a try. It’s beyond delicious.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  6. miriam wrote:

    i love this post! what a fun and different recap!

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
  7. Kelsey wrote:

    Recap posts are one of my favorites!!! I loved the move Patriots Day!! xo

    Posted 6.10.17 Reply
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    I love this style of post. So much fun to see all your favorites and what you did this past month. I’m gonna need to try that couscous salad, and your basket for your plant is so cute!

    Posted 6.11.17 Reply
    • Thank you Stephanie! You should definitely try out the couscous salad. It’s amazing!!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  9. April wrote:

    Your trip with your mom to the resort and winery sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to read your review.

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.con

    Posted 6.11.17 Reply
  10. Katie wrote:

    Your winery trip sounds like so much fun! Happy Monday babe 🙂

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  11. it seems to be amazing!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  12. Love this post girl! Happy JUNE!

    Xx Taylor

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  13. Ashley Houston wrote:

    I love this recap! Loved patriots day too. So powerful

    Posted 6.17.17 Reply