June was a wild ride! From an incredible vacation to major house problems, we certainly won’t forget this month anytime soon! Read on for all the details. Check out Leigh Kramer’s linkup to see what other bloggers are into this month too!
Younger – It’s back!!! My friends and I eagerly awaited Season 5, but it hasn’t quite lived up to expectations yet. Hoping it gets better as the season progresses. Right now, totally Team Diana! Did you know Marriage Vacation is actually a real book now? I can’t wait to read it.
Game of Thrones – After visiting a few filming locations while in Northern Ireland, we jumped back into GoT and wrapped up Season 3 last weekend. By the way, how adorable were the pictures from Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington’s wedding!? I just love those two.
Letters from Iwo Jima – This movie tells the story of the Battle at Iwo Jima during WWII from the Japanese soldiers’ perspective. It’s a masterpiece. I couldn’t believe how invested I became in their plight. I’m looking forward to watching Flags of Our Fathers now, which shows the battle from the American side.
The Disaster Artist – We watched this on a complete whim one night and absolutely fell in love. James Franco is simply phenomenal as Tommy Wiseau, the producer, writer, and actor in his cult classic creation, The Room. It’s weird but oddly funny.
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One Year Anniversary – We made it! One whole year together (even with me asking every week if we could eat our wedding cake ha!) I was VERY concerned that our top tier wouldn’t taste as delicious after a whole year and two power outages. So, I ordered a backup cake. Surprisingly, our cake tasted pretty decent (at least once you scraped off the outer icing). Plus, we enjoyed a fresh chocolate cake as well. Win win!
Ireland Vacation – A significant portion of June was spent on a whirlwind tour of Ireland!! We visited all the highlights and fit in a day in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Isle of Islay! Here’s our itinerary. I’ll post a full recap of the trip soon.
Ceiling Collapse – After our vacation, we were looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with no plans. Unfortunately our house had other ideas. We noticed a leak in the ceiling of our bedroom. The A/C technician fixed it within an hour, but just as he was getting ready to leave the drywall collapsed!! There’s now a gaping hole in 1/3 of the ceiling. We called insurance after cleaning it up and finding mold on most of the drywall. Sigh. Now, we’re waiting for the adjuster to come out and get the process started. #LifeOfAHomeowner
What I’m Loving
New Bookshelf – Jay made me a bookshelf!! I picked out the design, showed him a picture, and he worked his magic in the garage. I’m thrilled with the results and my books are happy to be off the floor.
Garden Progress – My garden this year consists of tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, and one resilient pepper plant that sprouted on its own from the remains of last years peppers! We purchased the broccoli and green beans from a local greenhouse. Although, broccoli apparently grows well in cool weather, so I’m not sure it’ll survive these 90+ degree days…
Scribd – Still going strong with Scribd!! At this point I don’t even listen to the radio anymore in the car. I might have to keep paying the $10 a month once my free subscription runs out. If you want to try it out, you can use my link to get two months free!
Ghiradelli Brownie Mix – If I don’t feel like making brownies from scratch, Ghiradelli is my go-to brand. I made these and topped them off with homemade chocolate frosting. Pure decadence 🙂
Reddit “What’s That Book” topic – Jay introduced me to the hilarity that is this topic. Users who can’t remember the titles of books they’ve read post vague summaries in the hopes someone will recognize it. Surprisingly a lot get solved and the descriptions are often hilarious.
What were you loving in June?
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