Happy July!! Can you believe the year is halfway over?! This has been a long week and I am SO looking forward to a three day weekend, and it promises to be a good one! July Fourth is one of my favorite holiday weekends: BBQs, pool time, friends and family time, lots of beer, and of course fireworks! And on top of that, I’m only working two days next week before I head to Jacksonville to see a friend, so I’m doubly excited for July!
Things I Bought: WAY too much!!! I’ve been pretty good about keeping my shopping in check lately, but these July 4th sales really got the best of me! So many good deals on work clothes, which I honestly never seem to have enough of! These are a few of the things I picked up from Ann Taylor and LOFT:
Thing I’m Eating: ALL. THE. BERRIES. They’re so good right now, I just can’t help myself!! I find myself eating them on yogurt, in smoothies, mixed with sliced bananas, and of course…just by the handful. I think berry pancakes will be on the menu at some point this weekend, probably these Strawberry Cornmeal Griddle Cakes from Smitten Kitchen, which look AMAZING!
Thing I’m Loving: I’ve been getting the Sephora Play box for a couple months now and loving it! One of the recent beauty products I received was this Korres Wild Rose Advance Brightening Sleeping Mask. I love face masks, but I don’t think I ever would have looked twice at this in-store, and even when I received it I was only passively interested. Go figure that it’s my favorite item of all and I have to buy it now! I have been using it every few nights, and my skin looks SO good when I wake up! It’s seriously so much smoother and brighter!
On the Internet: Kyla’s post about Traveler’s Journals has me so inspired to start one! We traveled a ton when I was growing up and I would always try and keep a journal, but a few days into the trip I would find myself too tired at the end of the day to even think about doing so. I think the key is to really just keep it as simple as possible. I wish now that I had something to look back on for all those trips, but I definitely want to start going forward. Plus, I love any excuse to buy cute stationery!
Around the House: Yesterday, I shared the DIY Tile Coasters that I made recently, and am slightly obsessed with. I also recently finished making over some chairs for our dining room. I was SO happy to finally be done with these chairs!! They’ve been in my garage for months, as I found time to sand, prime, and paint them here and there. In the end it was all worth it though, because I love how they turned out!! Now onto the next project 🙂