Thursday, July 7, 2016
June Wrap-Up & July Beginnings!
Hi there! So glad you stopped by today! How have you been? It's summer break for me but I have been pretty busy this summer and just haven't had a lot of time to blog. Today I am sharing what has been happening since I returned from Washington DC.
First and most exciting was Miranda's return from Europe! She is home and living with the hubby and I for a while. I am so happy she is here! We have enjoyed having her here to spend time with.
I started a bullet journal and it has been my favorite way to plan, make lists, and document life so far! I will share more soon!
I found some amazing deals at Hobby Lobby and had to bring a few things home. The Love canvas, heart mirror and glass box are all for my bedroom which will be getting a remodel sometime soon.
I also found these two pieces. I have been wanting a clock similar to this one for some time now. It's very big...almost 2 feet high. I am not loving the color but it will be easy to repaint.
I tended my parent's garden while they were on vacation. Isn't the okra bloom beautiful! The okra was so tasty! It is one of my favorite veggies.
Rooster is growing like a weed! He is such a stinker. We have to keep things put away and keep doors closed because if he can get to something....well, see what happens! He found a brand new package of tissue paper and shredded it while I was in the shower. LOL!
My workouts with my personal trainer is going pretty well. My arthritis is flared up right now and is trying to get me down, but I am not going to let it. Here's an example of the one hour workouts we are doing. The exercises alone are a challenge, but add to that the extreme Florida temperatures and humidity and it is torcher...lol! I am trying to start walking more as well.
I am really trying to stay determined!
I bought some new candles at Bath and Body Works and love the Istanbul one. It smells so good!
I went to a 3-day teaching conference in Orlando and this was the resort where I stayed. It was beautiful! The conference was great as well!
We went to BJ's for supper the first night and it was free pizookie day so of course we all had one. I chose salted caramel.
The next night we went to Ikea and the Cheesecake Factory. My dish was outstanding...as always! I saved half of it for lunch the following day.
And you can't go to the Cheesecake Factory and not order cheesecake. I saved half of this as well.
One of the famous teacher bloggers at the conference is sponsored by Astro Brights paper and they gave her a ton to give away. Here was her Instagram status and picture. I'm in the denim jacket and long black skirt (which Miranda bought me from Primark in England).
On the 4th, we did what most Americans do and watched fireworks. We are blessed to have a neighbor up the road who puts on a big show for the community. There are a few other fireworks displays locally but this one is close to home.
I ordered an adorable salt and pepper cellar I saw on Instagram. I love it!
I picked up this adorable little dish at Tuesday Morning for a couple bucks. There is a rooster on top and a bee on the side. There is a raised honeycomb design all over as well. It is super cute!
It's sitting on the buffet in the dining room for now....
along with my new H.....
and a few other things I shopped the house for.
I am loving this look for summer!
There were many other events and happenings throughout June as well. We saw a few movies, went to a water park, have done some shopping, as well as other random things. I have been reading and working a bit on school related things. We have a short trip planned for next week. I will share if we get to go. I hope you are all enjoying life. I am off to do some visiting.
Until next time.....