17 Things To Celebrate In April & A Giveaway

One of my all-time favorite books celebrates a character who recognizes special days in her own way. This idea of acknowledging the little things that are often overlooked is always an excellent reminder that I simply do not appreciate the little things enough. After a little thinking and a lot of research, I have discovered that there are way more things to celebrate in April aside from the arrival of spring.

April 24th is a great day to celebrate a scene like this.
April 24th is a great day to celebrate a scene like this.

Keep reading for what I’m celebrating this month & to enter my fabu-lash giveaway!

April 10: National Siblings Day

Because without them, you'd be a lonely child. (Credit.)
Because without them, you’d be a lonely child. (Credit.)

I’m the oldest of three which means that in most cases, I learned, lost and messed up a lot of things first. Its amazing how much three different people from the same family can be and how well they go together. We compliment each other’s styles, palates and strengths which makes for lifelong learning experiences we would never find anywhere else.

Here are some of the chic-est siblings in show business.

April 11: National Pet Day

At the end of 2013, I adopted a precocious ball of fluff from MSPCA-Angell. Part Maine Coon, fully adorable, Lucy has been a spunky addition to my family and a major source of cuddles for me. Since we don’t know exactly when her birthday is, April 11th seems as good a time as any to smother her with kisses and slip her some extra catnip treats.

Follow her adventures on Twitter by searching the hashtag #Lucythecuriouskitten.

April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Never missing an opportunity to indulge in a little comfort food, this classic is definitely one of my all-time favorites. Add some slices of tomato and leaves of fresh basil and I’m in heaven.

Celebrate in the city with these spots thats serve up the best versions.

April 13: National Scrabble Day

Whether its Words With Friends or the board game version, Scrabble is one of my all-time favorite games. Using strategy, my love of words and some creativity, this is my rainy day go-to. (Full disclosure: I don’t take any prisoners.)

You can find me at spots like these with a beer and a board for grown-up game night.

April 14: National Pecan Day

#nommity (Credit.)
#nommity (Credit.)

Few things say summer to me like a recipe with pecans. Perhaps its because of their use in Southern recipes  or the healthy crunch they add to seasonal salads but whatever the reason, this day officially kicks off pecan season.

Click here for some of the best pecan pie spots in Boston.

April 15: National Tax Day

The day has finally come for you to stop procrastinating, be a grown-up and get what’s coming to you. And by that I mean your tax refund, of course. But instead of spending it on things with small returns, prioritize your “investments” by keeping in mind bigger financial projects and things you thought about doing all year if only your taxes weren’t taken out in the first place.

Be smart and get solid spending and saving ideas here.

April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

Okay so maybe footie pajamas aren’t a seasonably sound fashion choice. (Will it feel like spring by this time? Who knows!) If an extreme take on “I woke up like dis” isn’t your thing, give the trend of athleisure at try. You’ll look cool and comfortable and it takes very little effort to look this chic.

Get some style inspiration here.

April 17: National Haiku Poetry Day

The best things in life,

are short, sweet and to the point.

Like this fun haiku.

Read these to put a smile on your face.

April 18: National Columnists Day

These people are shaping our world, one opinion at a time. (Credit.)
These people are shaping our world, one opinion at a time. (Credit.)

As the world of printed word slips away and sources like The Skimm take over as our one-stop source of news, there’s something to be said for those writers who still work to bring us their stories on the edges of the newspaper. Celebrate them and their hard work by picking up something in print today.

Some of my favorites include: Joan Vennochi, Thomas Friedman & Mitch Albom

April 19: National Hang Out Day

Sometimes its just good to stop or, at the very least, slow down. Take a breather today, by yourself, with a group or maybe just with your cat.

If you forget how, there’s a Pinterest board for that.

April 20: National Pineapple Upside Down Day

It was just last week that I discovered Yoplait has a Pineapple Upside Down Cake-flavored yogurt. JUST. LAST. WEEK.


Never going to be unprepared for my next craving with these.

April 21: National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

If you don’t like things dipped in chocolate, I don’t trust you.

Especially since you can do it to just about anything.

April 22: A City Girl’s Guide To life turns FOUR!

A little "thank you" for one lucky reader!
A little “thank you” for one lucky reader!

Enter here for my fabu-lash giveaway to celebrate!

April 23: National Picnic Day

Because I have a hard time justifying NOT eating a meal on blanket on the floor.

Here’s how you can do it but still feel like a grown-up.

April 24: National Pigs In A Blanket Day

It’s an appetizer staple for a reason.

Step up your game.

April 25: National East Meets West Day

There’s never not a good time to go out/ order out for Asian Fusion but today it’s really a thing.

Here are the best places in Boston, as told by The Boston A-List.

April 26: National Pretzel Day

A little taste of heaven. (Credit.)
A little taste of heaven. (Credit.)

Save yourself the trouble and head to Brookline Ave. during baseball season. It just tastes better at Fenway.

And here is a guide for all of the other delicious things they serve.

For more on the the little things I love, how to survive your quarter-life crisis, and some Boston bloggers with some serious style, follow me on Polyvore, Tumblr, & Twitter.

And don’t forget to enter my giveaway here.

For the complete list of other festive days throughout the year, click here.

xo, Vanessa

Note: I was given a free product or sample because I’m a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.


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Vanessa M. Gatlin

-Blogger, dancer, fashionista -Self proclaimed "political junkie" with a strong interest in international affairs -2011 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston

3 thoughts on “17 Things To Celebrate In April & A Giveaway”

  1. Congrats on turning 4! Love learning about all these different “holidays”.. especially National Grilled Cheese day! Been wanting to try that mascara too!

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