I’m back! With volume 3 of my fav series and a little July update! Going into this month, I thought July was going to be a bit slower (I mean… I was on PTO for 3 weeks, eek!). But things seem busier than ever!
EATING & DRINKING
Since my last update, I made Strawberry Summer Cake. And you guys – you need to make this! Deb’s recipes are, obviously, amazing. But this cake is so light and moist and fruity and summery! It’s perfect for any late summer BBQs you may be attending. Or, you know, for yourself. Whatever.
Also… Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream! Or “the Dolly Parton ice cream.” Remember when Jeni’s released a limited ice cream in collab with Dolly Parton? And remember how I waited in the pouring rain for over an hour to get a couple pints from my local scoop shop? And after waiting, I couldn’t even get a single scoop because they’d sold out of pints and the scoops? I remember. But then a week or so later, Jeni’s announced they’d re-release the ice cream until it was sold out. Luckily, I managed to snag a couple pints! And it’s finally coming today!
I’m not doing much shopping lately. Between saving money for school, vacations, and other ~future plans~, my closet has been put on the backburner. Sad! I do have a $50 gift card to Athleta burning a hole in my pocket, though, and I’m torn between a few things:
As you can see, I’m very into the periwinkle right now. I’m leaning towards the Brooklyn Shorts since I can wear them out and about almost anywhere (dog park, out to lunch, golfing, hanging at my parents).
And I wish I had somewhere to wear this dress but, alas… I don’t.
Ooh, and before I forget! Abercrombie denim is 30% off right now! I’m very into these high-rise 80s mom jeans. Cute, right?
Okay, I finally started – and finished! – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry! Matt started night shift and I found myself spending way too much time watching TV so I picked up this book and finished it in a couple nights. Very cute, breezy read! (I also love the name Poppy!) Up next, I’ve got Pretty Little Wife.
LIFE / JULY UPDATE
I got a second job! I had been casually looking for a second job for a little while and finally found a good fit! I’m working one day a week (and will cut down to every other week in September) in a pediatricians office rooming patients, taking vitals, and triaging phone calls. So far, so good! And every dollar I make is just extra savings (or spending if I have my eye on something big).
And about two weeks ago, my sister Jessie and her wife, Alyssa, had their wedding reception! They got legally married in 2020 but, due to the pandemic, postponed their reception to this year. The temperature was about a zillion degrees but it was otherwise a beautiful day!
And this weekend will be spent doing absolutely nothing! Will I even leave my apartment? Only time will tell. (Kidding, of course I’ll leave my apartment at some point.)