The Feels and What's In My... Combined

For today's post I'm linking up two of my favorite blogging monthly link ups; The Feels and What's In My...  Normally, I'd write these as two separate posts but I have so many great blog posts going live this week I figured it was just easiest for me to combine them!

The feels is hosted each month by X-tremely V  and though the questions are the same each month the answers are always different since they're based only on our current month.



Favorite Meal-- My husband convinced me to buy a whole beef rib eye at BJ's and we brought it home, cut it up following a video we found on-line and honestly-- It was the BEST steak dinner we have ever had.  We paired the steak with sauteed mushroom, steamed broccoli and baked potatoes and even my boys all said they liked it better than anything we've ever even gotten at a restaurant.  That is really saying something since my boys are always partial to filet.  

Favorite Movie/ TV Show/ Book--  I just put together a list of all the shows and movies I've been watching lately but my favorites.... 

Movie: Bad Boys for Life 



TV Show: Perfect Harmony 


Book: I read another 9 pretty good novels this month but my favorite would have to be In an Instant




Favorite Activity: I'd have to say baking since we have been baking up a storm over here!  We made chocolate chip muffins, a delicious spring popcorn mix, a few bread recipes, blueberry boy bait, a brownie/ no bake cheesecake dessert, mango scones with lime glaze, chocolate chip cookies, and Ian's birthday cake (chocolate with peanut butter frosting and Reese's)... and so much more!







pumpkin chocolate chip bread

Favorite Moment: Celebrating my oldest turning 16!! 

Goal for May: I'm hoping it warm up enough for me to really go through and prep the gardens and pull out all the patio and deck furniture.  

Anything else that made April feel good: We saw a few signs of spring (between snowstorms and cold spells)... that always makes me so happy.





The What's in My... Link up is hosted each month by Mom Life with Adrienne and Adventures with Ella Marie and we get to take a little sneak peek into each other's lives.  

This month is all about our car.  There isn't much exciting about my car since I keep it pretty clean but here's what the inside of my car looks like:



I drive a Chevy Traverse.  This is the second or perhaps even third model of this car we've owned and I like the set up. Though I have to say no car has a third row of seating to accommodate either of my tow oldest boys with their long legs.. but we make it work for those rare times we have all 5 of us in the car.


That cell phone holder was the handiest Christmas present (from my mom).  I wish I had thought to buy one sooner!

Tucked into the dashboard we use this compartment to hold sunglasses (and sunglass cases)


In the console between the seats I keep a box of tissues handy.


The arm rest has a little compartment built into it too and I keep some breath mints, pencils, and charger cords. Typically I have a pad of post it notes in there to go with the pencils but I just used up my last one.


The driver and passenger doors have a compartment in them and I store umbrellas in there-- we usually have 3 or 4 of them in the car.


In my glove compartment I keep a glass cleaning wipe, the books that came with the car (and proof of insurance/ registration/ etc., a few napkins, and more and more charging cords.


The back seats are kept amazingly clean for having three boys.  No toys or anything stuffed in the seating/bins.

In the trunk I keep a plastic tote and lots of bug spray/sunscreen.


I also have my reusable bags (though we aren't allowed to use them anymore) and my masks for when I go grocery shopping-- since they are required by law now.


In the trunk space there is a tiny compartment built in where we keep spare jugs of oil, a first aid kit, some paper towels, an ice/ windshield scraper, and two zippered picnic blankets.


These are so handy for afternoons at the park or beach.


What do you keep in your car?

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  1. I do love a clean car. My car is very similar (also a similar SUV) but since my youngest began horseriding, there is dirt EVERYWHERE and since it was weekly, it was hard to keep up. I need to clean it out now while we aren't really going anywhere but the weather hasn't been nice enough yet. Another project, I guess. :)

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    1. We do have quite a bit of dirt on the floor from all our hiking but I try really hard to vacuum it out once a month.

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  2. You could do a tutorial on how to maintain a car's interior! I'm impressed!

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    1. The key right now is... we're not driving it! LOL.

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  3. Your car is so clean!! I love Perfect Harmony!!

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  4. All of your baking is making my mouth water! Thanks for sharing your shows and books- going to give Perfect Harmony a shot!

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    1. Thank you; much of that was made by my little baker. I hope you like Perfect Harmony!

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  5. Your baking looks so delicious! I am totally on board with that chocolate/peanut butter cake! :)

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    1. Thank you! His cake was delicious-- don't tell anyone here but I even had two slices on Saturday.

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  6. Great post...You are quite the baker for sure!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. I love baking; and that's a skill I have definitely passed onto my son.

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  7. Your car is so nicely organized. I have hardly anything in my car so this week's post will be boring!

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    1. I was surprised at how much I had in the car once I started looking.

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  8. Happy 16th birthday to your oldest!
    Your car is so nicely organized. Great idea to keep the umbrellas in it. I never have one when I need one. Loving the birds you spotted. Hope your weather improves. We spent a lot of time outside yesterday, it finally quit raining so we planted the two trees we purchased the weekend before. And I decided to stop at the garden center to purchase some vegetable plants for the garden. Not many choices this year...wish I had grown them from seed!

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    1. We spent all day outside on Saturday since it finally stopped raining (and then it's rained for the last two days again). We tackled a bit of the yard work and while my back is now killing me it's starting to look so nice.

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  9. This is what I wish my car looked like! About five years ago when I started a new job my manager, jokingly asked if I was living out of my car. Since then I've been able to keep mine pretty spotless. My husband on the other hand not so much. I swear that thing that it's own ecosystem. Also, your baked goods look sooooooooo good! You'll have to put a post together with links to all of your recipes!

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    1. I have always been pretty compulsive about my car; my husband cleans his out almost weekly but it still looks like a wreck since he has to keep so much in there. I used to have a lot more stuff when the boys were younger but we've been pairing down over the years.

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  10. I am so happy to see you shared what's in your car! So fun! I will be posting mine tomorrow, and can add this to the link up for you if you'd like. Your car is amazingly clean... amazing!!!

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  11. What a tidy car! I like to keep mine pretty neat too, but yours takes the cake! Have a good week!

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    1. I wasn't so sure what I was going to find but the boys have been in it so infrequently that it's staying really clean.

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  12. A good steak dinner sounds good to me too. I just set aside a Kindle book that just wasn't very good, so I may look into In an Instant. I have a similar cell phone holder and I LOVE it, especially for long trips when I need GPS. Lots of good stuff in this post!

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  13. Your car looks so nice and organized! No one wants to see what the inside of my car looks like right now ha!

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    1. I tend to be an organizational fiend when it comes to pretty much everything.

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  14. I LOVE baking too! You have made some yummy looking goodies over there!

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  15. I try to keep my car clean and organized, but after seeing your post, I think that I can get rid of a few more things. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Thank you so much for linking up with me! That dinner sounds so good! And all those baked goods 😍 I definitely have been baking more since we have been home as well.
    Your car is so clean! Mine is such a mess! I definitely need to get out there on one of the nice days and get it cleaned out!

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  17. Nice post. My car would never be this clean, I'm in awe.

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    1. LOL. I've always been pretty good about keeping my car neat and clean.

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