May Monthly Must Haves

And just like that, it’s halfway through May. HOW did this happen? I can’t believe it’s already been an entire year since I’ve graduated from college. Time seriously flies by y’all, and I have been beyond nostalgic lately.

A new month means new beginnings, especially with the beginning of spring. It also means another Monthly Must Haves post 🙂

May Monthly Must Haves

A handy dandy life planner: Life has been busy y’all. I traveled for Easter, went to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and work has been absolutely nuts. One of my goals for 2017 was to focus on time management – particularly on “me” time. My momAgenda planner has been a total game changer. I write literally everything down, from HIIT workouts to work meetings to face mask nights. It even has inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout to keep me extra motivated. And yes, this 100% replaces the use of a digital calendar. Just further embracing my grandma-like qualities.

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A high-quality hand lotion: I’ve been thinking about writing a more in-depth post about how I’ve dealt with eczema all my life (let me know if you would be interested!) No matter the time of year, it’s something I’ve always struggled with. With that, it’s next to impossible to find a moisturizing cream that doesn’t irritate my skin. Even my hands suffer from this irritating skin condition, and this Juara Coconut Hand & Nail Balm has been such a game changer. Most scened lotions tend to bother my skin, but this coconut-scented cream has done wonders.

juara_coconutillipehand_nailbalm_pd_900x900.jpgEating Evolved Chocolate: I know I’m not the only one that can’t finish a meal without rounding it out with something sweet. And not just anything sweet (I’ve never understood how people can eat a bowl of berries and have it satiate their sweet tooth), but yo girl needs some CHOCOLATE. I recently discovered Eating Evolved and am in love. It satisfies my sweet tooth, but it’s also chockfull of antioxidants and all of their products are completely free from dairy and refined sugars. The coconut butter cups are a friggin’ DREAM y’all. Pair them with peanut butter and you’ve got yourself the perfect night cap.

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Homemade Nut Butter: As indicated by my website and Instagram handle, I love peanut butter. But my obsession with alllll the nut butters has turned into a pretty expensive obsession…so, I decided to experiment with making my own! I was shocked at how easy this was – you’ve got to try it for yourself. I’ve recently experimented with a Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter creation, but I’m looking forward to experimenting with new flavors, too!

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Some good tunes by The Revivalists: Last weekend, my parents treated my best friend and I to a weekend at Jazz Fest in New Orleans! I had been to New Orleans before (once for Mardi Gras and another time for kicks and giggles), but Jazz Fest was a whole new world. We saw so many talented artists (Darius Rucker, Stevie Wonder, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more), but The Revivalists have officially stolen my heart. Think Avett Brothers meets The Lumineers. Think folk meets rock ‘n roll meets jazz meets soul. Think AMAZING and download “Keep Going” right freakin’ now.

Until next month, friends! Let me know what you’ve been loving in the comments below! 🙂 

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