April Wrap Up

May 01, 2016, by Sarah

Spring is officially here! Hopefully most of you are able to get outside and get some much need fresh air! With the end of the month comes our best in blog reviews. So get to clicking and see some things you might have missed!

Fashion Illustrations with Kristine Steiner. Whitney interviews a close high school friend who has hit it big as a fashion illustrator based in Chicago.  Visit the post to read the interview with Kristine and to see some of her fun artwork!

http://whitneyalamode.blogspot.com/2016/04/diner-cool-link-up.htmlThis is Whitney's 400th post!  She celebrates with a comfy casual look to wear on a fun diner date!

Lisa is styling a yellow sweater two ways - one is a casual work outfit and the other look would be perfect for a date night.

Lisa is showing some summer outfits - like this yellow off the shoulder top and lace dress, which would be the perfect outfit for a beach vacation or night out with friends.

Carrie recaps the trip to Las Vegas with The Blended Blog friends at the B@M Conference {Bloggers at Midlife}.

Carrie shares her favorite healthy items from her pantry.

Sarah has been intentionally wearing her closet, after the first month she wrote a list of 10 things she's learned in the first month.

Sarah also gave herself the challenge of doing her hair more often. She's giving you tips and tricks of what she's discovered since January, what works best for her!

April saw a blog refresh for The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life, which found Katie feeling reflective.  The Blended Blog's Style Perspectives Link up on "Sweater and Jeans Day" {here} coincided with the day the blog got its' reboot 
This Throwback Thursday post had her reliving her very first day as a blogger!!

How to Eliminate Mom Guilt: Shaunacey posted over at Her View from Home about how to eliminate mom-guilt and it's kind of a game-changer!

To Annabelle on her 3rd Birthday: In this post Shaunacey shares a letter to her daughter, Annabelle, on her third birthday. 

As her two year anniversary approached, Lana shared her reasons for writing a blog.

Lana wrote about meeting some of the wonderful ladies of The Blended Blog for the first time.

Title Talk:  52 Uncommon Dates: A Couple's Adventure Guide for Praying, Playing, and Staying Together Reviewing the book 52 Uncommon Dates and sharing some of the dates that my PC and I try out after we give them a-go.  

My Fashion Haus:  Cardi, Tee, Jeans and Statement Necklace, A TBB Style Perspectives Link-Up My take on a cardi, tee, jeans and statement necklace prompt for the Style Perspectives link-up.  Totally Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina-approved outfit.
In April Sheila's focus was the B@M Conference. She shared what it was like to meet 6 of the other 15 Blended Bloggers in this post. 
And she also shares her takeaways from the conference. It was her first blogging conference but not her last! If you've not attended a conference and want to learn a few good nuggets, read this post. 

Abbie would love for you to check out her post on postpartum anxiety that published this month on Her View From Home. She's been overwhelmed with the support and encouragement of others and hopes this article will do the same for another gal feeling alone in the same situation.

What ARE moms googling? This last month has been so much fun teaming up with Shaunacey. Click the link to find out what moms were googling this last month and Abbie's response!

Andrea combined two of her favorite things: Moscato and cupcakes to create the most yummy sweet treat! These would be perfect for brunches, bridal and baby showers or even a girls night in!

Andrea was reminiscing about childhood and how those were the days; a non digital world, carefree and time, so much time. Fun meant being outside, scrapped knees from bike wrecks, Popsicles dripping down chins and no stress. Here, Andrea highlights some of her favorite memories from childhood.

Highlight of Deena's month for sure was the blogger meetup in Las Vegas.  Read what it was like to meet ladies you have been working with online for 2 years here.

Deena played a game of Have You Ever in this very random post.

Nicole starts the beginning of her weight loss journey here

And then shares some of her mom fails here