The Month of April a Sentence at a Time

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The Month of April a sentence at a time

If someone asked you how your April went, what would you say? It’s so hard to remember specific days and events when every day goes by in a flash, right? So I joined forces with a couple of other bloggers to keep track of the month of April a sentence (and some photos) at a time. There’s a link up below if you’d like to see the other’s participating in this project, and a huge thanks for Leslie for organizing us!!

April 1: I finally got around to shopping om Poshmark thanks to Sherry! (You’ll see my purchase below with my new scarf from Imapico!)

Rob & Jodie with big smiles

4-2: Remember that IKEA table we put together (from last month’s diary, here)? Well it only involved 3 more trips to IKEA which consequentially called for a stop at Maggianos and indulging in  their bloody marys!!

4-3: Blogging, blogging and tired fingers from blogging (no potato chips in the house either so I had to resort to peanut butter pretzels)!!

4-4: It snowed and as we always say, when there is snow during April (and May) “welcome to spring time in the Rockies”

Purple sweater & Green pants & floral shoes

4-5: Here’s my new sweater purchase that I talked about on April 1, and if you know me at all, then you know I had to pair it with color!!

mint green long skirt

April 6: I was working on altering a prom skirt for a friend’s daughter—isn’t it such a pretty color?

Asian Slaw

4-7: I made an Asian slaw with peanut sauce—there’s enough for an army!!

4-8: We visited the cheese shop in downtown Littleton—it’s Rob’s candy store!!

4-9: Don’t you love days without an alarm clock—of course, this doesn’t include the feline alarms (ugh)!!

4-10: Frozen pizza—it’s what’s for dinner, but at least we had wine too!!

Hand Knitted Vest

April 11: I finally finished the vest that I’m making for Cathy—hopefully she’ll love it!!

Women over 50

April 12: Say hello to my knitting buddies, and yes, this time I got permission to put their photo on the blog 🙂 (Sorry Diana, I should’ve crouched lower so we could see your face!!)

April 13: One word–migraine….

Necklace organization with hooks

April 14: I finally organized my necklaces like I had done for mom & Nancy years ago!!

April 15: Rob & I has such a relaxing day that included snacks at 10 am after a walk and snacks at 4 pm after grocery shopping!!

Family Fun

April 16: Happy Easter from the clan!!

April 17: I received my first check from a consignment store, and now I question whether it’s really worth it? What do you all do with old clothes?

fruit bowls for Easter

April 18: I’m showcasing the fruit “bowls” I made for our Easter brunch…aren’t they cute?

April 19: Finally made it to my boot camp class to work out my booty!!!

April 20: And today the other “m” word: Mammogram!

April 21: My husband and I love food, so we got to try out a new restaurant with friends in Broomfield!!

Cats waiting for treats

April 22: And you thought my husband was the only one who waited around eagerly for treats?? 🙂

April 23:We finally saw the movie Hidden Figures streamed at home and isn’t streaming movies the best/most convenient thing ever?

Banana Republic shirt for Women over 50

April 24: As a shopaholic I love the text that comes saying I have a $5 reward at Banana Republic that will expire soon, so this baby came home with me for less than $20!

April 25: Facial love with my lovely friend and aesthetician!!

Style for women over 40 clothing items

April 26: Here’s a preview of one of the Covered Perfectly items that will be on the blog soon! You don’t have to wait for me, though—you can use the discount anytime: buy 2 and get one free OR get 20% off with the code JF20.

Women over 50 looking stylish going out to dinner!

April 27: Tonight involved dinner out with Sally & Nancy (you may remember Sally and this cardigan from our #LoveChicos Girlfriend Event, here) at Vesta’s in downtown Denver!

April 28: Did you believe me about what I said on April 4? Well, here we go again…..

April 29: Saying farewell to my niece who is moving to North Carolina!!!

April 30: We watched the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks since I had read the book years ago!

Thanks so much for tagging along with me through my monthly antics. It’s fun for me to look back, but it is a pain in the tookas to make sure to record my daily events! Will I do it again??

And if you have a post that describes your month in a sentence a day, join in the link up!!

The Facts

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And only because I make a couple of cents from your clicking, here’s some of the most popular items on my shopping site that you might appreciate:

 

  • I like this idea. The prom skirt is a really nice colour, I agree!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!!

  • What a fun idea, it’s great. I feel like I’d have fun exciting days, then days with nothing new to the day before. Things can get a bit monotonous, not because they have to be but because sometimes it’s just tiring with two toddlers to break the routine. Sometimes I figure I’d probably save more on my taxes than I would reselling so I always just Goodwill my old clothes.

    …I can’t wait for quite weeknights of frozen pizza and wine with Mr. R.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      There are some days, I really have to think hard about a fun sentence to post!! It’s not all glam here either!! But it does get me to appreciate the positive points of every day—even when I’m not always sure there is one!
      Thanks!!!

  • Lee Gaitan

    How fun was this to read at view. Great photos! LOVE your color choices, my faves too! Now come arrange my necklaces!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Careful what you ask for Lee!! Because I’d be there in a sec—I absolutely love organizing stuff!!!
      XOXO

  • Stacey

    That necklace organizer is awesome!!!! I need that in my life!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stacey—I was just telling my husband, that I’m so glad I finally got around to organizing them for myself!! It makes it so much easier to find what I want!!
      🙂

  • Austin Hodgens

    Reads like a very good month! We had snow in April, too. Ugh.

    If I had to do the same thing for May, it would be very simple: “Ran. It rained.” That would work for ever day so far this month!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhhhhh Austin!! And I thought you were a writer!! You do realize you have to try to engage your audience, right??
      But you sure know how to make me laugh!!
      🙂

  • Linda Hobden

    Never thought about arranging necklaces like that – what a brill idea! Loved the red off the shoulder blouse too …. 😜👍

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So far, this has been the best way for organizing my necklaces…and trust me, I’ve tried many methods!! Once you have so many, it’s hard to keep them organized!
      #firstworldproblems
      XOXO

  • Klaudias Corner

    Oh my goodness, where to start?! I love these fruit bowls , what a great idea. What you have done with the necklaces is absolutely awesome, so easy and look how decorative!! All it needs is a good idea 🙂 I should live somewhere close to you, I would definitely join your knitting group, I love knitting, that little vest you have made is so cute. It is too hot where I live for knitting, never do we wear jumpers or anything woolen. The only victim I have got is my doggy 🙂 I made him lots of little blankets in all colours and shapes. I did not get the idea that you have had a single boring day last month, right?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh, Claudia!! I wished you lived closer too!! Knitting is so fun, but even more so with friends!! So one of my knit buddies brought this book with her last time of knitted cat hats!! Crazy, I say. Do you know a cat that would wear one?? Not me!!
      Thanks for the love!!
      🙂

  • Anthony Lozzi

    I’ve read a book recently that suggests recapping each month is a great way to increase productivity and awareness of success/failure. This is a creative way of doing that! I might have to emulate it 🙂

    Great post! Also, peanut butter pretzels sound DIVINE.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have found it makes me more aware of taking more photos and thinking about my day overall!! So maybe that book is right??
      If you ever want to join along, we do a link up, so we can all support each other!! I know this month is almost half over, but you could always join in for next month (or go back to your calendar for the beginning of May).
      🙂

  • Debbie Kitterman

    Jodie – what a fun way to recap your month – 1 sentence at a time. I loved the fruit bowls – genius! I loved the color of the skirt you were hemming for prom and I am not sur ehow you managed to get your husband to go to Ikea at all let alone 3 more times!!! Mine refuses to go with me. hahaha Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday last week. Hope to see you tomorrow too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Funny you say that Debbie about my husband and Ikea—because we are getting ready to go again! He actually likes shopping now that we do it together—maybe it’s because I usually take him for ice cream afterwards??—ha ha (we know that our husbands are really just large 10 year olds, right?)
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Mummy in a TuTu

    A great recap of April which seems to have been a shades of purple month which FYI I totally approve of!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime Don’t forget to join us again next week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Are you a purple lover?? My good friend is a crazy purple lady (although I don’t call that to her face, LOL!)
      XOXO

  • I love how you’ve organized your jewellery and I especially love your note on April 3rd about not having potato chips. Lol!

    I love all of your pretty tops and sweaters. And the snow. Ugh, I can empathize. I’m up in Ontario and we always have dodgey weather until June, essentially.

    I hope you have a great week, hun. 🙂

    • P.S. Your cats are adorable, too. 🙂

      • Jodie Filogomo

        Thanks Lindsay—we think so too, but then again, we are biased!! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—I should not complain about snow in April then, if you still get it in June!!
      Thanks for the fabulous compliments, Lindsay!!

  • I have never seen this journaling idea before, but I love it! I also love getting to learn so many fun tidbits about you, Jodie! I’m so glad you shared it with us at #FridayFrivolity!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lisa!!
      It’s one of those things that is somewhat time consuming when you’re doing it—but it’s so fun to look back! Each month I say, I’m not going to continue it, and then at the end, I change my mind—ha ha!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Such fun photos (love the kitties!) What a great idea for your necklace collection. Do you display your scarves in a similar way? I live in a studio apartment and have quite the jewelry collection. I wish I could do a similar storage way but have to be careful of what is out so everything is neat and works together.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do display my scarves on my wall Rebecca. Here’s one post that I talked about my method: http://bit.ly/2aphwaf. I do feel bad for my husband, since most of our bedroom is my accessories, but it is what I like!! Besides, I think it does look almost as pretty as art!!
      I wonder if you could put a curtain rod over your collection on the wall , so you could closet the curtain/s and “hide” them away at times??
      🙂

  • Cheryl Tucker

    I love this Jodie! It is fun to look into your life a tiny bit! Mine is so boring! So I am not understanding your link up. Is it new? I have never noticed it before. It is for A Sentence Day posts? Peace!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This linkup is for the bloggers participating in the sentence a month!! Then we can all see each other and visit!! You should join in for next month??
      XOXO

  • This is neat! What a fun idea for a post and a special little glimpse into your life. We also love a good cheese store. I’ll always take cheese over candy! And how exciting that you finally tried out Poshmark. It’s my go-to for barely worn shoes on a budget. I’ve found some great styles! Really enjoyed the change of pace with this fun post!

    Liz
    http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/05/03/taking-your-blog-from-creative-outlet-to-career/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I will admit that I like Poshmark—maybe too much! Have you ever tried selling on it too, Liz?? I keep wondering if I should try it??
      But I think I’ll look for some shoes now. I’ve only gotten one new pair this year—and I think it’s time to change that!!
      XOXO

  • Petite Library

    Wow what wonderful style! I’m all about the bright colours too, there’s too much white and black in this world! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Charlotte!!
      I am addicted to color sometimes—it just seems to brighten up any mood! 🙂

  • Love that vest!!! … & YIPEE for knitting buddies.
    I love those green jeans on you!!!
    I need to do that with my jewelry – get some sort of organization. I think I’d wear it more. Now, I just dread digging in so I dont wear anything

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Considering I’m an organizational freak, I’m totally surprised it took me so long to do this to my own necklaces—but I’m so glad I finally got around to it!! It feels so good, and it’s so easy to pick one out to wear!! I’d come over and help you if you want??? 🙂
      XOXO

  • Such a lovely post! I really enjoyed this and the photos 🙂
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/met-gala-2017-greatest-hits.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Heather!!

  • Sue Loncaric

    Loved your month Jodie! I’m stealing your jewellery storage idea. I also loved all of your fashion photos and all of the others as well. I think Ikea have a plan that makes you return over and over don’t they LOL:) Looking forward to next month. Have a beautiful day.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Steal away Sue….I was just telling my husband that I was so glad I finally organized my necklaces like this—I can figure out which one to wear so much easier!!!
      🙂

  • What a great month you had Jodie! Do you ever sleep? I try to capture as many moments on camera because it’s so fun to remember the things we do. Helps me to be thankful for everyday and the little things in life! Thank you for sharing and May the 4th be with you!

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think that’s been the hardest part of recording these days, is trying to remember to take some photos!!
      Thanks for the love!! XOXO

  • HI Jodie, what a great idea to recap your month. You are so active, how d you manage to do everything. I really admire you. And I love the vest that you made. It is beautiful. I am sure Cathy will like it.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Miri!!
      I do sleep (a lot)—it’s really the tv that I’ve given up—maybe a good thing??!!
      🙂

  • I am so glad you are doing this with me! Thank you, lovey dove.

    Such a happy Easter photo of the clan. It warms my heart to see your mom with her arm around Nancy. Now that is how life and love should be. You gals are just so dear.

    That floral top from BR was absolutely too dreamy to pass up. Great bargain shopping, girl friend.

    Love the silent begging your kitties are doing. Mine can put on such pitiful faces when they want something. For that matter, so can PC.

    Are you kidding with that snow? Really? I love snow. Truly, probably more than the average (polar) bear. But not in May, ok…late April.

    Need the Asian slaw recipe. Would be great paired with my Korean Tacos.

    So glad to have you and our other sentencers in my life. XO

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s been such a pleasure making friends with your Leslie!!
      The Asian slaw was found on google from Once Upon a Chef—Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing!!!
      XOXO

  • Wonderful recap, I so enjoy all of the verbal and visual details. The fruit plates on Easter is a favorite! Love your new scarf from Poshmark, i have shopped there too and done well, and I also love your vivid outfit that day, purple and green paired beautifully!
    Love the bib sweater from your links and the merino striped blouse, great finds Jodie!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Elle!!
      Those fruit plates were definitely a favorite of mine—who doesn’t love fruit cut up into cute shapes??? It kinda reminds me of the watermelon bowl my mom always made when I was a kid!!
      XOOX

  • Great recap, Jodie! I can’t believe the snow!!!

    Your organized necklaces look great!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!
      And the funny thing is that 2 days after the snow storm—it’s all melted!! You gotta love Colorado in the spring!!
      XOXO

  • That was fun! Even though it’s just one sentence and a few pictures it is really interesting to read. Hopefully you’re getting some spring flowers now and no more snow!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hope so too—I’m so ready to wear my sandals now–and I am today!! It’ll be 70 by the middle of the day—Yippee!!

  • Meghan Weyerbacher

    Jodie, I hope it’s okay that I linked up here! I love the idea of continuing the monthly recap so this is perfect. Let me know though. Also, I LOVE your jewelry organizing method and I love Ikea too so I think I am going to visit here again to see what fun things you add! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it’s fabulous that you joined in Meghan—the more the merrier!!
      🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    I REALLY liked this!!! Having followed you and your “tribe” for over a year now it feels like we just had lunch and caught up! You three feel like friends, not just bloggers I follow.
    It’s fun to see your “day to day” . Perhaps it’s a way for you to be more “mindful” of life’s moments (?)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think that’s exactly the case, Jude.
      Because as I’m putting my sentences together, I try to look at the positive aspects of each day. I was vacillating whether to do this again or not, so I’m very happy to hear your perspective on it. I know even my mom doesn’t get to hear everything of my days, so I was hoping she’d at least like it…ha ha!!
      And we are all going to meet up….soon, I hope!!
      XOXO

  • Looks like a great month! How cute are your little fruit bowls! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t they turn out so cute??? I saw it on FB and had to copy them!!
      🙂

  • Tamara Reddy

    What a fun read! And love the necklace hanging ‘thingie’ – do you have a blog post somewhere on how you did it? Inquiring minds would love to know!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course I do Tamara (http://bit.ly/1LJ6CHZ) But I really need to update it, especially since I just redid my necklaces. Ikea doesn’t have the same hooks anymore so we went through a online party store for our hooks (100 of them for $25) and then I used 2 curtain rods from Home Depot!!

  • donnanance

    Your kittehs are so cute! I need to add the sentence a day to my bullet journal.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m telling you—it’s a pain while you’re doing it. But it really is fun to look back at the month this way!!
      XOXO

  • Laura

    This is such a great way to recap the month and not an overwhelming time commitment either! Those apple bowls you made are super cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think the hardest thing for me is to remember to take photos along the way of people and events!! I’m not as used to taking a photo of every moment of my life, ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • I should try this. It is a bit of a personal diary for you. As we get older the days just blur by and I wonder what the heck I even did the last month.

    I find that I shopped around for a decent consignment store. One that gave me 50% back rather than the standard 30 or 40%. Granted, I had to spend the cash in their store to get the full 50, otherwise I just got 40%.

    I’ve stopped selling there now. I find that I can sell better on my Etsy store as long as the item is considered vintage and stuff from the late 90s is still considered vintage.

    Unless you sell really high end items it is hard to make any money selling your stuff at a consignment store.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      At the end of the month, I love looking back on this project—but during it, it’s kinds a pain–maybe because I don’t usually take photos most days?
      My husband figured out I probably would get the same amount of write off on our taxes as I did consigning these clothes. I have a feeling, i won’t be doing it again. Although I love shopping there, but it’s a hassle to get the stuff ready to take there!
      XOXO

  • Karen

    I really enjoyed this last month and enjoyed this one too! The pictures are fun along with the sentences, kind of brings it all to life! While I love shopping at consignment stores (treasure hunt), to your question, donating to them and thinking that it’s a pretty good way to pick up some cash just has never panned out for me. I’ve taken in some beautiful work clothes in excellent condition and they have been rejected outright. Nothing wrong with them! Then you can take a more well-loved tank top and they snatch it up like there’s no tomorrow! I think in a lot of cases, they have certain brands that move and they seek those brands. I take everything to my local Goodwill these days. I feel good donating nice things that ladies will be able to take home and wear without fixing them up, knowing they are going to get nice things for a great price. I have to say, I love how you paired the purple sweater with the green pants and those fabulous shoes that picked up all the color! And I envy your niece moving to NC. I have family there and visit as often as I can. Don’t get me started on the snow. We are still having cold weather here in Ohio and I am beyond ready for spring!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We always donated our clothes before, but I thought I’d try this consignment store since I like shopping there. But we figured we probably get as much if not more of a tax write off the other way. So I doubt I’ll be taking anything else in there!!
      We’ve never been to NC—but now you make me want to go visit. At least I’ll know someone there now!!
      Thanks for reading my life like this, Karen. One of my friends just couldn’t imagine anyone else being interested in this kind of post, LOL!
      XOXO

  • Amy D. Christensen

    What a great thing to do, Jodie. It certainly would help those of us who are memory challenged to recall what went on in the past 30 days. Ha, ha. Love your necklace organizer! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And to tell you the truth, I have to put the sentence in at least every other day, or I’ve forgotten what I did—eeek!
      I was just saying to my husband last night, that I’m so glad I finally organized my necklaces like this. I don’t know what took me so long–I kept thinking I’d know what I had….but that was not the case!! Now I’m wearing them more!
      XOXO

  • Mandysdc7

    I loved it, you have inspired me, I want to try it! I loved the monthly recap. I retired last year and am sooo busy I live by my calendar now. I understand your comment about reselling clothes, I gave that up a few years back, and now donate my clothes to a church thrift shop…and enjoy shopping while I am there!

  • Missy May

    Great recap of April, Jodie dear. Looks like it was a great month. Your necklace collection is rad! Wow! I definitely have to sort out mine too. They’re piled up in shoe boxes. Lol!!
    Enjoy your day beautiful. 🙂

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Missy!
      I was just telling my husband last night that I’m so glad I finally organized my necklaces this way!! It makes it so much easier to see them and wear them!!
      XOXO