July 2018 Monthly Recap

Another month has come & gone. Today I’m sharing my July monthly recap- what I read, what I bought & more!

HIGHLIGHTS
July was a pretty low-key month, which I was happy about! After months of what seemed like non-stop travel, I was excited to be home for more than a few days at a time & to catch up on life! For the Fourth of July we headed to the pool for a bit of R&R, followed by our local baseball game with friends! Anytime a holiday falls mid-week it always throws me off a bit, anyone else?!

We also went to the Grand Opening of the McAlister-Leftwich House. It’s a gorgeous historic home turned wedding/event venue in our city! I loved seeing all the hard work Kaitlin put into it! I’m hoping to do a few shoots both for the blog & for my freelance work there!We also broke out Nick’s old Nintendo and had a game night one rainy weekend! I forgot just how fun playing Mario Brothers is haha! We had so much fun playing old school games & being competitive with each other! Can you tell I was in the zone haha?! The rest of the month we just did things around our city, organized our home a bit & relaxed. Nothing too crazy this month! 

HOME
We have started looking at furniture to transform a room into our joint office! We are hoping to make headway on that sometime in September! We currently love this desk & I’m definitely buying another one of these bookcases because I love it so much! I’m excited to have a dedicated work space- instead of a desk riddled with papers & organized chaos ha!

BOOKS I READ THIS MONTH
This month was a GREAT reading month for me! I read so many great books, as evidenced in my July Reading List + Reviews post! I also had pre-ordered Colleen Hoover’s newest book, All Your Perfects and read it in less then 24 hours! I’ll be sharing it in my August Reading List, but my goodness I LOVED this book. It was so real & raw… and I definitely cried my eyes out.

WHAT I PURCHASED
This month was totally hit & miss with purchases this month! I ordered some items during Nordstrom Sale Early Access and hated almost half of the items- so those all got returned. Ugh! But I did end up keeping a few things like:
Paige Denim
Leopard Slides
Leith Cardigan
I also picked up a few others things:
this dainty baguette necklace
tie front wide leg pants

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS ON LIFE WITH EMILY
– Polka Dot Dress Under $30
– My Favorite Amazon Purchases
– One Bag, Three Bags with Kate Spade
– My Kindle Paperwhite Review

FAVORITE POSTS I READ THIS MONTH
Reminder: Instagram Is Not Reality | so much yes to this article! I think a lot people forget that IG is NOT real life, so this was a great reminder from Jess!
What It’s Like to be Friends with a Blogger | love hearing Elle’s perspective on being friends with bloggers!
My Secret to Making New Friends in my 30s | Such a great post- no one talks about how hard it is to make friends as you get older, especially when self-employed.
5 Things to Know Before Visiting Lisbon, Portugal | It’s official, this place is officially on my travel list now! SO gorgeous!

CURRENT FAVORITES ON REPEAT

  • BEAUTY: I’ve rediscovered the It! Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream moisturizer & I’m loving it!
  • CLOTHING: I’ve been living in this super soft cardigan around the house!
  • TV SHOWS: I recently started Younger & I’m already on season three! It’s such a cute show- I still can’t decide if I’m #teamJosh or #teamCharles. I also started Sharper Objects (I read the book a few years ago) and so far it’s only ok to me. I hope it picks up a bit! Also can we talk about the Southern Charm reunion shows…. OH MY GOSH. So insane!
  • PODCAST: In the Dark podcast. I’m almost done with season one!
  • CURRENTLY READING: My Oxford Year. This book had been recommended to me a lot & I can’t put it down.

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing my post Emily! I’m going to have to buy that book, you’ve already convinced me! And the southern charm reunions…SHOOK. xo elle

    Posted 8.1.18 Reply
  2. Amanda wrote:

    Sounds like a great month, glad you were able to get some R&R in. Those floral pants are just too pretty!

    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
  3. kileen wrote:

    A rainy day game night sounds like so much fun! & this outfit is so cute, love the floral print!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  4. Liz wrote:

    Sounds like a great month! Always love these type of posts. And I bet the joint office will turn out amazing!

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  5. I need to find my old nintendo 64 cause that was the best game system growing up lol

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply
  6. Sounds like you had a great month! Love your outfit and can’t wait to see your joint office space come together!

    xo, Laura

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply
  7. Sometimes my husband and I have video game night and it’s so fun being so competitive! Looks like you two had a busy month!

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply

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