Here’s To You April – Monthly Recap

I’m BACKKKK!

April was such a great month. It seemed to go by somewhat slowly, we enjoyed downtime and traveled a little. It was a great balance between busy and relaxing. I hate to say it, but that was the best blogging break I could have asked for. I hope the rest of the year follows this pattern (with the exception of blogging!), though it looks like May is going to be a doozy. Thankfully we are ending the month in Napa/Sonoma with some friends…I am counting down the days!

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This month was the third rendition of the #HeresToYou Instagram challenge with the Baltimore Blogger Babes. Annie, Megan Laura and I hosted #HeresToYouApril and I loved looking at the photos everyone shared! I somehow managed to stick with the challenge for 85% of the month. I think it helped me get back into the Instagram game. It was also nice since I was taking a blogging break.

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What better way to start a month than to tour Light City with the Blogger Babes + Boys & other friends? Light City is such a fun way to bring people to Baltimore and yet again it was really cool. We enjoyed walking around the harbor and other neighborhoods with our friends, and laughed through the entire night as usual. How am I so lucky to know these people?

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I spent a weekend in Raleigh where my friend asked me to be a bridesmaid (I said YES!), spent a beautiful day downtown, helped her with some wedding planning and we flew through Big Little Lies. Have you watched it? I actually guessed the 2-part ending towards the beginning of the series was was still shocked at how everything went down! It was a great girls weekend.

We finished Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. I’m going to dive deeper into this class in future posts because it has helped us so much. We now have a budget, talk more openly about money and have goals to get us where we want to be.

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We celebrated Easter in the best way…Bethany Beach with my family! One of my favorite traditions is Easter at the beach and it was even sweeter with my new nephew there with us. Mayson is getting bigger day by day and I’m so thankful to be around for so many big changes. We all had so much fun. We even got some actual beach time in on Easter when it was 85 degrees!

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We celebrated Megan’s birthday 90’s style AND we also celebrated her engagement to Chris!! You can read all about her adorable proposal here (Chris killed it!). I am so excited and overjoyed for these two and I can’t wait to celebrate them until their wedding day. Megan and Chris started dating right after (literally 2 days after!) the four of us blogger babes met, and it’s been so much fun watching their relationship evolve from the beginning. The adventure is continuing and we’re thankful to be here to watch it happen!

We also went to a oyster roast, finally finished a project, went winery hoping with my MIL and started some new routines. We even ended the month with the first crab feast of the season. I can’t wait for more! I am really excited for everything this month has in store!

 


 

Emelia is taking a much needed break right now (you go girl!) but we would still love to see what you have been up to this month, what your favorite things were, and anything else you would like to share from April! Link-up with us below :) Join us again next month on the first Tuesday of every month to share your recaps.

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  • Jasmine @makingrestorations

    Glad to see that you weren’t gone to long, looks like a great month. enjoy your trip to napa

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I’ve missed blogging!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I’m so glad you’re back to blogging! And your month was incredible! Annnnnnnd we get to see each other THIS month!

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    So many fun activities. I love the relationship you Baltimore babes have. So special. Glad to see you back :) xo!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It really is- I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found such great friends from blogging.

  • Megan

    SOOOO I’m going to be a little late and I’m posting on Thursday but I’ll come back and link up! You had SUCH a good April based on this recap and I’m so happy that the blogging break gave you everything you were hoping for and more. Selfishly I’m so happy to have you back! EEEEEEK still can’t believe all of that happened on my birthday but so happy it did! I can’t wait to share this experience with you three! Also, where is the Wedding Wednesday link-up now?!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I’m so happy to be back and reading more blog posts again! April was the BEST month!! I think the Wedding Wednesday link-up kind of died. You should start it up again!

  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    Such fun activities!! :) Such a wonderful group of ladies.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was a great month!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I’m glad that your blogging break was everything that you needed it to be! And your April sounds like it was a blast, and I’m super jealous of your upcoming Napa trip!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you! Me too! It’s been really refreshing to start again.

  • http://neverenoughnovels.com Rachel @ Never Enough Novels

    I was just in Baltimore during Light City for my bachelorette party! We went to an Oriole’s game and had a blast!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      So much fun!! I loved your O’s bach party shirts!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Best month ever! I die every time I see a picture of Baby Mason…and can I just say how natural you looked holding a baby in all those pics? (; I am so happy you’re back to blogging!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t he so stinking cute?! I can’t get enough…none of us can!

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