What I’m Loving Lately – July 2020

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:

silent patient book cover         fix her up


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!


  1. birthday celebrations during lockdown in UK were not easy but i managed to make it a special day with a Zoom call with parents and family, a picnic lunch with my husband and then a take away meal so I didn’t have to cook dinner. Hope you find a way to mark your special day too

    1. Those are all terrific ideas!! I love the idea of a picnic – I might just have to steal it and do one too.

  2. Your hair looks great!
    I started The Wire once and would like to pick it back up. When does it get really good?

    I have a Stitchfix coming at the end of the month. I hate that it’s so fun…

  3. You’ve been reading some great looking books lately! I’ve been wanting to read The Silent Patient, but it has a waiting list of 64 at my library! Might have to break down and buy it… One by One is another I’ve had my eye on, but Ruth Ware for some reason always turns me down on NetGalley! The Switch sounds like fun as well!

    Here’s my post for this month’s recap: Coffee & Books

  4. Happy Birthday Month. I FINALLY got my hair cut over the weekend after months and months. I had to cut off three inches and they thinned it out a ton, and it’s fantastic. I really needed it! hah

    That’s great you were able to get out some in July. I think I’ll be out a bit more in August than I have been, but we’ll see. I haven’t done outside dining yet but I think I’ll try it out sooner than later.


  5. Lately (throughout the summer) I’ve been watching Poldark, and it is so good! Set in Cornwall in the late 1700s. It’s based off of a book series I haven’t read yet, but is now on my TBR! You should give it a try when you’re in the market for a good drama!

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