I know this post is a little late, but I just wanted to share with you a few of my current favorite things.
Food-: Sprouted grain bread
My parents started the Whole 30 diet in April. One day I came over and was hungry; my lovely mother offered to make me a sandwich and being that that sprouted grain bread was the only bread option on the diet, she made me sandwich with it. Sprouted grain bread, like Ezekiel Bread, is made with grains that have already sprouted. This is beneficial because the resulting bread is low in sugar and high in fiber and protein. The bread is generally lower in carbohydrates and easier to digest for people with gluten sensitivities. (NOT gluten intolerance.) Best of all, it tastes good! I have started purchasing this type of bread for my own personal use. It stores best in the freezer which is great as I don;t need to worry about finishing the loaf before it goes bad.
Later is a great app for Istagramers with a business account. Instagram does not currently allow you to schedule posts for later so Later is a way to create a post with a caption and pick when you want to post it. The app then sends you a reminder alert at that time and walks you through posting the photo and caption at the appropriate time.
Book: Me Before You
I went ahead and joined the bandwagon and listened to Me Before You by JoJo Moyes on audiobook in April. I was able to download the audiobook on the Overdrive app for free via my library. What was nice was that the app allows you to listen to books at different speeds. I found that for this book 1.6x was the perfect speed and allowed me to cut the read time down which was nice. (I am horribly impatient.) The book is a sad one, but is a great story about disabilities and how life if like for those with them and their loved ones.
I recently got lights, camera, lashes™ precision eyeliner by Tarte in a gift kit I purchased and I am liking it. I am the worst with eyeliner so I haven’t even been wearing it much lately. This eyeliner is the “marker style,” so it is felt tip and easy to apply. The tip is super fine but still easy to apply. I have been using it for a few days now and I am really enjoying the smooth line and how simple it is to apply.
TV: Under the Dome
I know this isn’t a new show (or book) but after I finished 11/22/63 on Hulu I started watching Under the Dome as it is also based on a Stephen King novel. Under the Dome is free to watch for Amazon Prime members. (Not a Prime member? Click here for a free thirty day trial.) Anyways, I am only a few episodes in and I like it. I haven’t read the book, but now I kinda want to. We will see how I like the show after the first episode. The show is about a small town which finds itself under a huge clear dome. The citizens are left with whoever in under the dome so families as well as town government are in an upheaval. .
Thats all for my April favorites. Have you tried any of these? What did you think? Do you have any favorites from April? Share in the comments!
Look for my book post next week about everything I read in April. It was a good book month around here.