Discover what movies, TV shows, events, and products I was loving in July 2020!
August is my birthday month!!! So, I’m looking forward to deciding how I want to celebrate this year. Maybe we’ll actually go out to eat somewhere?? How have you celebrated birthdays during the past few months?
Before I think about that too much though, I want to recap July! We fit in lots of zoo trips, a few visits to my parents, and even a quick afternoon out without Connor.
Check out my recommendations from July and a few things we were up to this month! I’d love to hear about what you’re loving lately in the comments too!
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TV Shows / Movies
The Wire – Jay and I decided to pick a show to watch together some evenings (since most of the time he’s board gaming and I’m blogging). It was down to Game of Thrones or The Wire, so I requested The Wire! It’s an incredible show that is easily one of my all-time favorites. | Amazon
The Office – Our go to pizza Friday show! Even after countless rewatches I still adore this show. | Amazon
You can find mini reviews of what I’ve been reading recently in July’s book recommendations! I’m currently reading:
My 4 & 5 star reads from July:
One by One by Ruth Ware – I very rarely read thrillers, but this was an easy five star rating!! It takes place during a corporate retreat at a ski lodge. When one coworker, then another, dies, the remaining individuals start to question whether the deaths were really an accident. | Amazon
The Switch by Beth O’Leary – A five star read I finished in 24 hours! This is a super sweet and funny novel about a grandmother and her granddaughter who switch places. | Amazon
Connor’s First Zoo Visits – Although we tried the drive through zoo last month, we were able to do a real visit in July! During the month we visited ZooAmerica in Hershey, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, and a local farm that had a bunch of animals!
Wine Tasting – One Saturday Jay and I took advantage of a kid free afternoon to visit our favorite local winery. They were offering flights in to-go cups and plenty of outdoor seating. It felt amazing to sit outside and enjoy a wine flight, just like old times!
Haircut – These days a haircut is a notable event!! I got my first one in nine months and chopped off four inches.
Things I’m Loving
Fruit Infuser Water Pitcher – The dog days of summer make flavored water taste even more refreshing. I’ve been making my own by cutting up lemons and limes and throwing them in this pitcher! | Amazon
Stitch Fix – My on again off again relationship with Stitch Fix is back on! I was in desperate need of casual clothes (since my work outfits are collecting dust), but haven’t been in the mood to shop online myself. I already kept a T-shirt from the first box so I have high hopes!
Stickers/Crayons – Connor is just starting to get into art projects, even if he loves rolling jumbo crayons more than coloring with them… He is OBSESSED with stickers, though. I found a perfect book with 1,000 stickers for only $5 that we’ve been working our way through. | Target
Faux-Leather Strappy Sandals – I’m wearing these everywhere this summer and they’re less than $20. They’re so comfortable I even wear them on longer walks around the neighborhood. | Target
Favorite Blog Posts from July
Bookish Face Masks – Since masks are a regular part of our lives now, I rounded up a variety of masks for book lovers. These bookish face masks feature bookshelves, literary quotes, and more!
What were your highlights of July?
Here’s what I was loving in June!