Welcome to July my friends! Can you believe it?! JULY!!!
We’ve had a ton going on these last few weeks and I can’t wait to fill you in!
On the blog this month I continued to share projects from our Boy Bedroom Makeover including our DIY Upholstered Wingback Headboard and this IKEA Shelf Wrapped with Wood.
I was also SO excited to give you a glimpse at our lives behind the blog.
While the posts continued to flow on the blog, behind the scenes I was running around like a crazy woman just trying to keep up with life. I started teaching full time (just for the month of June thankfully) and, though it was a ton of fun to be back in the classroom, walking into a grade one classroom at the end of the school year was chaotic to say the least. I quickly learned how difficult it is to find a balance between my work life and my home life and I discovered that I’m definitely not ready to head back to working more than just a few days a week any time soon.
Though we had A LOT going on this month, there’s no question that my very favorite part was celebrating the marriage of my very best friend! She is honestly the most beautiful person inside and out and I was so honored to stand beside her on her special day!
June is always a fun month around here … the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, the energy and atmosphere around town is just so happy! And somewhere near the end of it all, without really noticing it, I turned 31. I don’t really feel any older or wiser, but I’m sure, eventually, it’s bound to happen!
After a very busy June, I have to say, we are looking forward to at least a few lazy days of Summer through the month to come!
Here’s a quick update of where I am currently …
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Reading: After devouring The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, I’m just starting Orphan Train. Here’s hoping it lives up to all of the hype!
Writing: Now that school is over and I’ve actually got some time to work on the blog a bit, I’m hoping to put together a few special things for my newsletter subscribers! Watch your inboxes friends!
Watching: Getting hooked on Big Brother already!
Listening to: This has become the anthem of my BFF’s wedding (at least in my head) – Shut up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon and it’s catchy tune has been stuck in my head ever since!
Needing: Just a few more hours in the day (please!).
Creating: Hubs and I are working on some plans for our latest reno project! We’re taking on the front porch and couldn’t be more excited to create a cozy and welcoming space!
Learning: How tidying up my home can set me up for success in all areas of my life (I knew it!).
Planning: Some super fun Summer trips including all of my faves: camping, mountain biking, hiking and maaaaaybe even a few wineries along the way! And I might even schedule in a few lazy Summer days so we don’t miss out on any of those too!
Loving: Summer Vacation!!! Even just a few days in, it’s been pretty awesome!
Dreaming about: Long Summer days, hanging at the beach and a ton of outdoor adventures with our friends and family!
Wearing: I’ve decided that airy dresses like this and this are the perfect go-to Summer outfit!
Coveting: These amazing dishes!!!
Working for me right now: These long, warm days of Summer have me feeling energized and motivated to take on the world!
What’s not: 5-6 hours of sleep a night 🙁 I’m very quickly learning that this is not the way to get it all done!
Anticipating: Our road trip to Campbell River, BC and the friends we’ll get to see when we get there!
Now, I’d LOVE to hear where are you currently? What’s new and exciting?
Wishing you SUCH a lovely week!
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