You guys – where the heck did June go? It’s already the middle of summer!
[what we’re eating this week]
Lately we have been eating a lot of these salads. They are super easy to make and also a nice light dinner.
I chop up romaine lettuce and a shallot, throw in some parmesan cheese, toss with some Olive Garden dressing and sprinkle on some croutons. Super easy. We also add some grilled chicken.
One of our favorite summer dinners.
[what i’m reminiscing about]
Last summer we spent the day with The Hubster’s great aunt and great uncle at their lake. It was so much fun and I was super excited to catch a fish!
We’re heading back to see them on Saturday and I can’t wait. The Hubster’s whole family will be there for a reunion and it should be really fun.
[what i’m loving]
A long weekend is coming up! We have Monday and Tuesday off next week! Whoop!
[what we’ve been up to]
Last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-law’s retirement party with a pig roast. I’ll give you lots more detail and pics about the weekend tomorrow but it was such a fantastic party. We all had so much fun celebrating a very special lady.
And the food was uh-ma-zing.
[what i’m dreading]
Nothing really – life’s going along as normal these days.
[what i’m working on]
On Monday I showed you a fun 4th of July wreath I made. Hope you liked it!
[what i’m excited about]
Three weekends in a row I get to hang out with my sisters. We rarely get that chance, so I’m thrilled to be with them so much this summer!
[what i’m watching/reading]
I read Big Little Lies in my IRL book club and now I’m really wanting to see this series. Now that we’re in a holiday weekend, maybe I’ll sneak some time in to see it!
Check out the books I read this month in my book club post here.
I’m looking for some new inspiration I might have to go back to Barnes and Noble and wander around until something good comes up!
[what i’m listening to]
I’m weirdly not able to stop listening to Swalla. I feel like it’s super inappropriate but it’s a catchy summer tune for my car. haha
I also had to use the urban dictionary to see what it meant, which is how I determined that it’s inappropriate. lol
I also can’t stop listening to Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill.
It’s super catchy.
And who doesn’t love Ed Sheeran?
[what i’m wearing]
I think this is one of my go-to summer outfits. I love the twist front BP tee – I could wear this is all the colors.
And these sandals are my very first designer sandals. They’re DVF and I bought them on Amazon like 5 years ago and I love love love them. They’ve held up to walking around NYC on a regular basis and all the weather I could throw at them. I haven’t found any others like this online and they aren’t available anymore. But if you get a chance to wear some – I recommend it because they are really good.
[what i’m doing this weekend]
This lovely co-worker of mine is getting married in September so we’re celebrating her bridal shower this weekend. A bunch of us from work went into on a really awesome present for her, so I can’t wait until she gets to open it.
It should be a fun afternoon.
[what i’m looking forward to next month]
My parents decided to take a little vacation to my house in a few weeks.
They’re doing a staycation at my house. haha
There are a ton of day trips by our house, so they’re going to use our spare bedroom as a home base and go out to explore every day.
It should be really fun.
But now I’m going to have to make my bed every day…
[what else is new]
How amazing is this rainbow? My friend Cassie sent me this picture the other day when she was at work. I hope this means it’ll be a good week!
[bonus: what’s your favorite 4th of july tradition]
Since we moved into our house, we’ve had a 4th of July party (or day real close to). I love having friends and family over to hang out.
Last year we turned it into a karaoke party and I’m not sure what we’re doing this year. We’ll have to think of something fun.
I’m thinking water balloon fight.