Monday, August 1, 2016

July's Favorites

Happy August first!
Don't be fooled. I'm actually not that excited for this month to begin.  Since it's the beginning of August that means there are only a few weeks of Summer left before it's back to reality.  This month my not so little brother heads off to his first semester of college, my best friend moves to Arkansas, my other best friends moves into her first big girl apartment, and I begin my last semester undergrad. Although lots of changed are happening there are still some fun things planned: this week's family vacay, meeting up with friends I haven't seen in awhile, another trip or two to the beach, coaching field hockey begins again, the Olympics are this month, and so much more. This is my last summer before #adulting begins, which is just insane.  The past few months have flown by. This summer has been filed with work, academic achievements, spontaneous adventures, and a ton of hot/humid weather. I'm not ready for all of the fun to end and school to begin quite yet. 

It seriously feels like last weekend was Fourth of July weekend, but nope here we are embarking on the last month of summer. During July I discovered some hidden gems near my hometown, played around with some new recipes, established a routine for the summer, and enjoyed a little R&R at the beach

During July I shared a few of my obsessions. In addition to these, here are a few of my favorites from the month

Volcano Soap
Last month I shared with you my new candle that I'm seriously in love with.  Anthropologie has a scent called Volcano and it is amazing.  A few weeks ago I found out that they have a soap in the same scent. I'm slowly growing a collection of Volcano scented products. I have yet to open this pretty packaged soap, but I put it in my closet and it has made my clothes smell heavenly. 

Nude Nails
I shared a few of my favorite nail colors with you guys last week. I just really love the look of a good nude color nail polish. 

The Friends We Keep
 This book is a great beach read. I started it earlier in July, but never got to read it entirely. I'm taking it with me on vacuum this week. I'm planning to finish it. If you're searching for one last summer read, then definitely check this one out!

Avocado Toast
I shared a few of my favorite breakfast recipes with you this past month, but I didn't share this avocados toast recipe. 

2 pieces of rosemary bread
2 eggs
1/2 an avocado

Toast your bread
Fry two eggs so that the yolk is barely runny
slice a tomato
slice 1/2 an avocado
Once the bread is toasted, mash the avocado on it
Place the slices of tomato and egg on top

Polka Dot Notebook
I just couldn't leave Target without this notebook.  It is the perfect portable size. I plan to use it during student teaching this upcoming semester. 


1 comment:

  1. I'm going to the beach in two weeks so I'll definitely keep in mind The Friends We Keep! Also, avocado toast is always a fav of mine, but I'm going to have to add the tomato & eggs next time I try it!