Happy May all! Can you believe we’re already here? Seems like this year is just flying by. Because so much happens each month, and you may only see random snippets of my life (with emoji captions, more often than not), I thought I’d start wrapping up each month with a more in depth look at what’s going on behind the photos I share on Instagram.
The photo above is my most popular Instagram to date. 1,000 likes guys. What?! That seems insane to me (but in the best way possible). You sure do know how to make a girl feel loved though and I thank you SO much for that.
I started the month by wrapping up my big 101 road trip. While I got to travel all around California, San Francisco will always be my favorite. It’s was the first time I was back since moving to Portland last August, and man do I still miss it. All the time.
I finally finished reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please (then had a Parks & Rec marathon) and now I love her more than ever. Have you read it? Also, what are you currently reading? Any recommendations for my next read would be appreciated!
One of the best things I did was rent a car and head to the tulip festival near Woodburn, OR (about 50 minutes outside Portland). Just rows and rows of tulips. It was incredible. If you’re ever in Oregon for the spring, be sure to add this to your list!
I also started exploring some shops here in Portland and found one I loved called Darling Distraction. Everything was colorful and fun, and the owner, Karina was such a doll to talk to. She let me take about 100 pictures and didn’t even judge. The best!
Gabe, my boyfriend of the last five and a half years, has been traveling around Southeast Asia for the past two months. It’s been such an adjustment living by myself again, especially since we both work from home, so it was nice to receive this flower delivery from him last week. And if you’re eyeing that table, I actually made it! Here’s the full tutorial.
Last but not least, cupcakessss! Saint Cupcake in Portland makes the best cupcakes I’ve ever had (that’s saying something!), and they decorate their walls with sprinkles. What’s not to love?!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
PS If you need a weekend project, you can pick up something from Martha Stewart at Michael’s for 40% off!