How was your weekend? I hope you had a chance to relax and do some things you love. If you are feeling a little slow today, here's an adorable smile from Makena to cheer ya up!
And yes, she has a huge tongue. But I digress...
Once a month I like to break away from the normal blog routine to feature some regular ole' life stuff. So here we go...
I got this book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in one of my PopSugar Must Have Boxes and it didn't seem that interesting to me at first, so it ended up in the bottom of my pile. I finally got to it and loved it. It was a captivating, fast read where the characters pop out of the page and you'll actually close the book thinking the whole thing must be true. It also speaks on some interesting social issues in a really fabulous way. It turned out to be one of my favorite books I've read in awhile.
Up next, is The Wright Brothers. I bought it for the Hubs when I went to Dayton and he said I'd like it too, so I'm digging in as soon as he finishes.
Have you heard this one yet? Doesn't every girl just want someone to really listen to their story...
The Hubs and I blew through the latest season of Narcos (SOOOO good!) and then watched Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, which I'd also recommend if you like comedy and travel.
We're once again in the market for a new show.
I've been watching Dancing with the Stars on my own and have really been enjoying it. I was the biggest Debbie Gibson fan back in the day.
I struggle with what to wear when it's this time of year, especially when the weather has still been warm. I've been wearing dresses with ballet flats and a cardigan for the cooler hours of the day.
I've been busy behind the scenes creating some new fall recipes. This Harvest Buddha Bowl with Tahini Dressing is one I can't get enough of. I'll be sharing the recipe this week!
Water. water. water. After a summer of travel and special occasions I just need more water in my life.
My friend Marilyn and I met for a belated Birthday tea at the Biltmore. Going to high tea always seems like such a fancy indulgence, but it is so much fun and one of my favorite splurges.
Just a few weeks until my Brother's wedding! I finally have my dress and I can't wait.
Praying for so much these days including those impacted by Las Vegas, Florida, Houston, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. It feels surreal to even just type all of those places that have had such horrible tragedy so close together. As you guys know all too well.. the world has been a scary place in the last few months. Between the storms and the shootings, I am grateful more than ever of my simple beautiful life. You never know what tomorrow holds, so you've got to love today.
Stay strong and have a blessed day, friends.
Thank you so much for reading today! Tomorrow I'm sharing my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola.
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Mary Ellen | VNutrition says
My husband and I just started watching Travels with my Father - so funny!
The The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo book sounds good too. I have a list of what I'd like to read as soon as classes finish. 🙂
Isn't it great! Do you want my copy???
Mary Ellen | VNutrition says
That is so nice of you Julie. I'd feel bad that you'd have to send it to me though. Did you ever read the Woman in Cabin 10? That was a good one. I could send that to you in thanks if you like mysteries/suspense. 🙂
Andrea on Vacation says
I agree with the Debbie Gibson thing- occasionally I may still sing a Debbie or Tiffany song to my dog to embarrass him 🙂
I loved Evelyn Hugo! Like you I was kind of "meh" when it came up to read, but it was entertaining and well worth it. And that ending...
Add California to your list of prayers...the wildfires are terrible. So sad.
OMG... yes.. I didn't watch the news much over the weekend and yesterday. I just looked it up and am dumbfounded! It feels like the world getting attacked... jeesh!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
How exciting that your brothers wedding is so soon? Weddings are so special!
Balne Sherer says
I had a nice weekend. I have a yearly work conference
in Chapel Hill, NC that I combine with a family visit.
The conference was all day Saturday. I have a daughter that
lives in Raleigh. We met for supper on Saturday. I stopped
and the spent the night at my folks near Statesville Saturday
night. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend.
Marina @ Happy Healing says
Yum that buddha bowl looks so good - can't wait to see the recipe! And nice job with the water drinking 🙂 I am going to drink lots this week!
Hope you have a great start to your week, Julie!
Thanks Marina! You too.
I am currently reading Emily Giffins latest book. First comes love. It's pretty good. I am loving ED Sheerans new song "Perfect"
I'll have to look up that song. Thanks for the recommendation!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups says
I was just talking to a friend about wanting to do high tea, I haven't in ages and it is so fun. Hope you have a great day!
It's such a fun day! DO IT!
Dan Steadman says
OK here goes...praying for my missionary friend overseas who is having troubles leaving the country they are in and desperately wants to come home...pray all hurdles will be cleared
Drinking...since my separation I've been able to spend a lot more time at New Groove Brewery....so I am drinking a fair share of The Weisse is Right on Peaches a tart, stone fruit beer...and it's good and a easy drink
Oh jeesh! I hope they get out! How stressful. So sorry to hear about your separation too.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I enjoyed the "Seven husbands" book much more than I expected.Quick fun read!
Me too! Very captivating.
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
Sounds like you are doing great! I would love to go to tea at the Biltmore. I would love to go to Bilt period. I love that place!
Me toooo! I use my pass all the time.:-)
Emily Swanson says
I love teas, and all the dainty food that comes along with them. It's so fun to really feel like a lady and chat around tea and goodies and sandwiches. And I love Makena's huge tongue; she's so adorable. <3
It is fun to act like a lady sometimes! haha
Makena is ridiculous!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
Brett Eldredge is the bomb! Fun fact, he went to college in my hometown in Illinois. The birthday tea is such a fun and different idea! Seems so fancy 🙂
Ohhh so cool! Yes-- love him!
We def felt fancy that day.