Monthly Must-Haves: May 2016

Wow, did May go by really fast for you? It flew by for me! The warm months always fly by and the colder months drag on and on and on! Today I’ll be sharing my favorite May items in my usual categories:ย Food/Drink, Fashion/Beauty, Entertainment, & Home Goods.

Food/Drink

  • Parfaits: Since the warmer weather has begun, the abundance of produce has followed suit! I love this time of year when it’s so easy to get fresh berries. I’ve been loving plain Greek yogurt with gluten free granola, strawberries, and blueberries. It’s been my mid-morning snack at work for almost the entire month!

Parfait Grumps

  • Baked Oatmeal: I’ve been on a baked oatmeal kick for like 2-3 months now. I have been totally obsessed! I love making it Sunday and then having breakfast ready for the work week. It’s filling, sweet, and really satisfying. I’ve been making all sorts of variations and never get tired of it!

Breakfast eats on repeat

  • Yogi Healthy skin tea: I’ve been loving this cinnamon and honey tea from Yogi. I don’t know if it’s necessarily making my skin any better, but I love the way it tastes! It’s deliciously filled with cinnamon and is caffeine free. I’ve been drinking it at work in the afternoon and in the evening after dinner. So good!

healthy skin tea

Fashion/Beauty

  • Workout Sneaks: I got some new champion workout sneakers from Payless. They were 25 bucks and I love grey and aqua together. They’re really lightweight and mesh so it’s perfect for cardio and strength training.

workout sneaks

  • Brown Sandals: I also purchased these when I ordered the sneakers. These are American Eagle brand from Payless and were on sale for 16 dollars. They’re really comfortable and I didn’t have brown flats, so these will be perfect for summer weather!

Brown Sandals

Entertainment

  • Autism in Love: I watched this documentary on Netflix and found it really interesting. It’s about adults with autism and how they interact, find love, live their lives. It was really well done and made you think. I highly recommend it!

Autism in Love

  • Guy’s Grocery Games: Another Netflix find. I’ve watched this show a few times when it was on TV, but an entire season is now on Netflix. I’ve been enjoying watching it now that I’ve finished Chopped. Foodies, you will enjoy this show…especially if you like Chopped!

GGG

  • Pan: This movie is a little silly but going in to it I had no expectations. I ended up liking it overall and would still recommend any Peter Pan fans to watch it. It’s pretty well done…just a little quirky!

Pan

Home Goods

  • Sun Kissed soy candle: I love the “Cozy Nights” candle from this brand and they had a bunch of summer scents out at Target. This Sun kissed candle literally smells like the summer. It’s beach-y, tropical, sunscreen, all in one…I LOVE IT!

sun kissed

  • Bamboo Cutting board: I have the small version of this from Bed Bath and Beyond and really like it. I picked up the large version and I’m so excited! You’ll be seeing it in upcoming Foodie Friday recipes I’m sure!

bamboo cutting board

 

What were your May Favorites? Do you love the warm weather? What’s your favorite parfait combo?

Tell me in the comments below!

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24 thoughts on “Monthly Must-Haves: May 2016

  1. I love the warm months! Thankfully the cold months don’t last long here in Texas. I love parfaits with lots of fresh berries and a little granola or some nuts!

  2. I love warm weather! The hotter the better! I really want to live somewhere tropical. I have been eating parfaits too. They are so easy and are so good with fresh fruit! That candle sounds amazing! I would love for my house to smell like summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love the baked oatmeal! It’s definitely a must have! My May favorites are new sneakers, raspberry crรจme brulee coffee, and grilling out!

  4. Baked oatmeal is probably my very favorite breakfast, honestly! Nothing is quite so satisfying, so I don’t blame you.
    Guy’s Groceries Games will be the next thing I check out in Netflix. I go through them too fast ๐Ÿ™

    • yes!! i actually thought of you when I finished Chopped and started watching the grocery games! I have like 3 episodes left….those cooking shows go by so fast!

  5. So many great products! I absolutely love those sandals and think I’m going to pick up a pair too. I need a nice neutral pair and those look perfect! Hope you have a great June ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Gretchen ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re actually really comfortable too which is sometimes hard to find with flats.

    • Do you have a favorite granola combo? Ive never watched Cupcake Wars…I only have like 3 episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games left, so maybe that will be my next show. haha!

  6. Wooden cutting boards are pretty much my favorite ever, but I’ve never used a bamboo one! And I need to check out the summer scents at Target – I’m a candle fiiiennddd

    • I like it so far. I need to do some research on the best way to clean them though.

      Yes, go to Target! The one I got is a big one and it was only 10 dollars! They had like a whole section of summery ones!

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