My Monthly Lifestyle Favorites — May 2020

This is a monthly series on my favorite things (binge on 2019: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December and 2020: January, February, March, April). Sharing these items is an indulgence given all the serious news out there, so I always appreciate your clicks and claps!

I have been living in my new townhouse for about six weeks now. It’s very odd to move during a stay-at-home order. I have a new schedule in a new place, so I don’t quite feel settled. I feel like I’m in an Airbnb in a boring city with no salons but plenty of deliverymen and women for online shopping. Boy, am I grateful to them! Good news though: I should finally be able to get cable and internet installed this week!

Favorite Clothing Item

I love that this summery top gives me the tunic and sleeve length I prefer. I am really loving the Knox Rose label from Target. I haven’t seen it in-store but they have a ton of cute things online.

Favorite Beauty Item

Confession: I am super lazy when it comes to putting on body lotion. How lazy? I probably don’t even put on body lotion once a month. I rely on using a moisturizing body wash and products like this one. I can get it over with while I’m in the shower and I actually feel like I put on lotion. Given that I’m well on my way to mid-40s, I really need to start being nicer to my skin!

Favorite New Home Item

I LOVE this TV stand. The quality is amazing and the look is clean and modern. Whether I go full-on midcentury modern or dip into Martyn Lawrence Bullard Hollywood glam, I feel like it will fit my eventual style.

Favorite Snack

I don’t do the strict keto diet but keto-approved sweets help me cut down on sugar. I’m actually skeptical of most keto sweets and snacks because many have an ingredients list that’s a mile long. These aren’t too bad and they’re really good, especially if you love dark chocolate. You also get a hefty amount for the price and calories.

Favorite Subscription Box

I recently signed up for Hungry Harvest, a company that delivers seasonal fruits and vegetables. The service is a way to use produce that don’t make the cut when selling at wholesale because of size and appearance based on arbitrary standards. I get the $15 box every two weeks. If you use this link, we both get $10 off! It’s totally customizable — you can add foods to your no list (all peppers!) and to your yes list (avocados!). Additionally, a few days before delivery you can look at what’s coming, swap things out or add if the prices are good. Last week avocados were only $1, so I took advantage!

My first box had kale, sweet potatoes, avocados, carrots, zucchini, and apples!

Favorite Book

Full disclosure: I bought this book as a gift for a friend and enjoyed flipping through it before parting with it. If the pages of the recipe for “Pain Au Bacon” stick together… it wasn’t me. Since baking during a pandemic seems to be all the rage, this book is definitely good motivation.

Note: By using some of the links above, I may be compensated through the Amazon Affiliate program and Magic Links. However, none of this content is sponsored and all opinions are my own.

Author of The SJW Handbook (parody amzn.to/2shVdRj) & I Wish I Might (novel amzn.to/2mecO8i). Dog Lover.

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