Thursday, June 28, 2018

June Happenings

Hello friends! Seems like once a month is about all I can give you this year. I just don't have a lot to share that I haven't already shared on Instagram. I know a couple of you are not on Instagram though so I hope you enjoy catching up. Here are a few June highlights.

June started out with my nephew Jacob's high school graduation. He will be playing lacrosse in Maryland and we are all very proud of him.

Miranda and I went to a bridal tea hosted by our wedding coordinator. She had lots of decorations for us to look at and decide if we want to use for the wedding. She had several things that we will be using. Here is just a few of the things she has. We will be using the 3-tiered table to hold the mismatched glassware we are using.

I cleaned my craft room up really well. It had been neglected at the end of the school year.

I celebrated my 49th birthday a few times with different friends and family. My friend Jeana made my favorite cake...she makes it for me every year! And yes, it tastes every bit as good as it looks! We also celebrated my son's 23rd birthday, my mama's birthday, and my husband Joey's birthday this month too. Juse is a busy month for our family.

I treated myself to a new crossbody purse for my birthday. I have been trying to be more mindful of purchasing fair trade items when I can. I don't purchase leather if I can help it either which also limits my options. I found this bag on Amazon by a company called Sherpani and I love it. It is made in the US so it is fair trade and an added bonus is the fact that it is made from recycled water bottles. 
Win! Win! 

I also bought an air fryer. I haven't used it too much yet, but I am hoping to use it more in July.

We celebrated my nephew Jacob's graduation a week after the ceremony at his favorite Japanese Steakhouse. It was a nice lunch out with family and the food was delish!

I have enjoyed catching up on some things around the house. I changed the saying on my chalkboard since it still had a spring saying on it. 

I'm enjoying my bohemian redo in the kitchen as well. 

I went to see Miranda again and of course since she's so close to so many beautiful beaches, we had to visit another one. This time we went to Grayton Beach and it did not disappoint. It was overcast and we both got sunburned though! Ouch!

Here's my beautiful Miranda...:)

After the beach, we walked around the quaint little town. Such a pretty place. 

This little bakery was adorable and so good! I definitely want to go back someday!

I have been reading more. I ordered this book and have been really loving it. It is so interesting to learn more about the toxins & chemicals in our environment, the products we use, and foods we eat that build up inside our bodies and cause so much sickness and damage to our systems. 

We celebrated Father's Day with a nice supper at my parent's house and I got to see my cousin's baby, Clarissa...she's a doll! 
Here she is with my sister.

I attended a couple different trainings for school. They were both really good.

I've also been working out as often as possible. Sadie has!

I needed to get this ready to post because I leave in the morning for a girl's weekend with my sister and friends. I am so looking forward to it. 

I hope this finds you doing well. I am hoping to blog about my weekend and another trip I have coming up next week with Joey. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always...take care.


  1. It has been fun to follow you on Instagram and I do love when you post here as well. Enjoy your upcoming trips...look forward to reading about them. Hugs!

    1. Thabnks Jeanna! I often wonder if it's too repetitive. I feel like I don;t have enough to post about these days. I hope your weekend was fun. Are y'all camping for a few days?

  2. Busy June! I enjoy your IG posts but love it when you blog~

    1. Thanks Linda...I feel like I don't have a lot to blog about these days but I'm glad you enjoy. :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Vicky

  3. You have been busy!

    I know you are off with the girls and I hope you are having a great time.

    1. I've been having lots of fun this summer. I really enjoyed my gir's weekend but am super excited about my upcoming trip with Joey. We are taking our dogs which is a first for us so fimgers crossed it goes well.

  4. What a busy life you lead. I'm happy that you had time to relax at the beach and those beach photos were very creative :) Your birthday cake looks amazing. Happy Birthday! I'm doing Weight Watches, but if I were near that cake . . . I would certainly be having a delicious, but bad diet day, LOL.
    Before I say goodbye, I do have to say, "What a lovely butterfly you make:)
    Have a sweet summer,
    Connie :)

    1. You're always so sweet Connie! Your comments bring a big smile to my face and warm my heart. I hope you had a lovely weekend and may your week ahead be a good one! Love and Hugs Vicky

  5. Great to catch up with you! That cake looks phenomenal!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! And, the cake is phenomenal! I wish I had a piece right now...:)

  6. Hello dear Vicky....
    So wonderful to stop by for a visit with you this morning! My, but you have been busy this month - busy in a good way! I'm so glaf you could get away for awhile and spend some quality time with Miranda! Oh, I love your new purse too!!
    I'm getting ready to go home... Can you believe my time in China is coming to an end? I leave thia Thursday... I am looking forward to sharing a good long post filled with pictures when I get home!
    Blessings and love to you!

    1. Hello there sweet friend! They say time flies when you're having fun so I guess my whole life is fun because it seems life is passing by so quickly. I cannot wait to read about your trip and see your photos. I am sure they are phenomenal. I do hope it was everything you hoped it would be.

      Hugs, Vicky

  7. So sorry I have not visited you here on the blog. IG tends to be really easy right now. :)
    I totally enjoyed looking at your photos and l love the one with you and the butterfly wings. The beach looks so nice and yes I've too have gotten bad sunburns from downcast days at the beach in the past.
    Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.

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    2. Don't feel bad Julie...I am bad about not visiting blogs since I started Instagram. Thanks for stopping by though and the kind words. You always make me smile! Have a blessed day. Hugs, Vicky

  8. Hey Vicky! Crazy how fast June zipped by. Sounds like you're staying busy. Laughing at Sadie's workout picture. Lol. Isn't wedding planning fun? Happy birthday to you, your son, husband and mom. That cake looks amazing! It's so good to read about your month. Hope July is going well.

    1. Hi Cecilia and thanks for the birthday wishes! Wedding planning has been fun...looking forward to the big day! July is going really well but flying by so fast! I go back to work in a couple weeks, but am looking forward to it. I love my ob and a schedule. Have a blessed week! Hugs, Vicky

  9. On wedding day, I had a complimentary attendant, who was helpful in getting my husband and myself champagne, and she also made sure that we were eating. I gave my heartfelt appreciation to the staff at San Francisco wedding venues for their tremendous effort in making our day the most special day of our lives.

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