Podcasts, workouts, books and looks of April!

You guys, it has been so long since I’ve logged into my blog that I forgot the password this morning. Can you believe it! I definitely want and plan to start blogging way more again now that I’m back from our trip. I have so many trip posts to share with you and some other life updates / posts as well, so I’m excited to get back into it.

Speaking of our trip, I am so jet lagged that I’m writing this post at 6:20am on a Friday morning and that’s after I walked the dog, did two loads of laundry, made coffee, vacuumed the main floor of our house and unpacked my suitcase. Ha!

Ok, onto my April recap, even though April feels like it was sooo long ago now! This will probably be a short recap since April is a bit fuzzy at this point.


I actually didn’t start listening to any new podcasts in April, so this month I’m just going to share one of my favourite podcasts that I’ve been listening to regularly for awhile now.

Young House Love has a podcast is one of my favourite podcasts to listen to. The hosts John and Sherry are just super upbeat and I find them hilarious, so I always count on laughing out loud while listening to this one. This is a podcast I put on if I’m having a bad day or feeling blegh because you can’t help but smile when listening to this one. Do they talk about a lot of house stuff as that is what their blog / fame is all about – DIY house renovations! But I don’t find it over the top at all and they also offer lots of cool little quick tips and ideas for making your home in general a more pleasant place to live.


Well April was not the best month for me workout-wise. We got a TON of snow in April (it was as awful as it sounds) and so even my walks with Chloe were really limited. I did manage to go to 8 yoga classes in April and I also started swimming laps again at the pool! Swimming and I go way back as I used to be on the swim team in high school and also was a lifeguard and swim instructor in the summer. I credit swimming to helping me get enough cardio endurance to start running 8 years ago! Anyways, since i’m not really running right now I wanted a different kind of cardio in my routine so decided swimming would be perfect. I only went twice in April, but I’m hoping to continue going twice a week throughout the summer.

Side note: do any of my yogi readers use a B Mat? I have been using a Manduka eKO mat for the last two years, but have found it’s starting to get less grippy. I’ve heard amazing things about the B Mat. Let me know if you have one and if you recommend it!


I managed to read five books in April! My favourite was by far Homegoing, which is an incredible book and I highly recommend it. It’s almost like a book of short stories because it tells the individual stories of multiple generations in a family. It really does an incredible job showing how slavery can and is still impacting the descendants of slaves generations later. Since it tells a story from each generation, you can really see how it truly does take generations to even start to ‘move on’ from something as traumatic as slavery. I definitely recommend checking this book out.

My second favourite book of the month was Behind Closed Doors. This is a psychotic thriller, and man was it creepy, but I could not put it down! I was reading it while we were in London and absolutely every time we got on the underground I would pull it out of my purse to read a few pages – even if we were only going one or two stops.

The other three books I read were all OK, but nothing amazing. You can read my reviews of them all on my Goodreads account.


I really have NO looks to share from April so I am sneaking in a quick London picture for you as I did love pulling my very favourite jean jacket out of the back of the closet again for our trip to London. I bought this jean jacket (americana wash) off amazon a couple of years ago and really can’t say enough good things about it. Actually last year when we were in Toronto I accidentally left it at the hotel and was devastated, but was able to call them and get it shipped back to me! Whew.

Hopefully our weather improves in May and I will feel more inspired to take more look photos for you 🙂

And that is my recap of April! I hope you are all doing well, and stay tuned for some trip recap posts coming soon!

What were your podcasts, workouts, books and looks for April? 

3 Responses

  1. Welcome back!!! I have missed your posts so I hope you find a way to post more often!!

    April feels like it was a year ago. Ha. But life has been so crazy between work and wedding stuff that it really feels like a long time ago! I have the same jean jacket as you but mine is more of a gray’ish color. I should buy the wash that you have as I love how soft it is!

    My favorite podcasts of April were The Chatty Sisters, With Friends Like These, and Pod Save America! I also love YHLHAP. It’s one of the few podcasts that I listen to right away when a new episode comes out. They are such a fun and upbeat couple to listen to! My best book was also Homegoing! And my fave looks of April were the dresses I wore to my wedding showers!

  2. Jeanie says:

    I just got a BMat. It is very sticky, but I have only used it 3 times.

  3. I hope you have a fantastic May as well!

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