My Monthly Recap – June 2020

It’s time for another monthly recap. Take a peek at previous recaps here!


Although June was much like the last few months of quarantine, it was also quite busy. After months spent at home sheltering in place, we finally had things to look forward to outside of our house! It’s funny because I used to take running errands, going to dinner with friends and seeing family for granted… not anymore! In June we had our “drive by” baby shower hosted by my parents. Although it wasn’t how we originally planned to celebrate baby Wilkinson, it turned out to be a really great time! Our guests got to stop by, see us and catch up from a distance and shower us with love! We hadn’t seen a lot of our guests since February (or before!) so it was nice to see so many people we have missed. It was truly a great day, despite COVID precautions!June also provided us with some really nice weather to be outdoors and we ended up spending many afternoons and evenings by the lake! We’re members of a marina and we love going and sitting by the water! We took Avett a few times to get him accustomed to boats and the water – he’s still unsure of boats though haha!


We have officially been in our home for a year now! We have done so much in a year’s time and have so many more plans for things we would like to do in the coming months and years! It’s amazing how small changes over time can make such an impact on a home. In June we focused on finishing last minute quarantine projects and making sure our house is organized so that we can relax a bit before baby arrives in July! A few weekends ago we painted all of the doors and our trim upstairs white. When we purchased our home last year all of the trim was a light cream color. As time went on it drove me more and more crazy, so we have slowly been painting it room by room ha! It’s a tedious project, but happy that we have it (mostly) finished!

baby Wilkinson

June marked one month until baby boy’s arrival so we really kicked things into gear to make sure we were ready for him! My dad came up and we finished his nursery, which turned out SO well. If you recall from my nursery inspiration post we were initially going to be doing bead board or board and batten to the walls, but we ended up adding chair rail and painting the bottom portion white instead. It looks really clean and although we had to pivot I love the result! I’ll be sharing the full reveal at some point!

books I read this month

I didn’t read as much as I had hoped this month, but I still was able to read 7 books, most of which I enjoyed! If you’re looking for a few good books to add to your list, I suggest The Last Flight, Home Before Dark & Pretty Things! You can see my reviews in this post!

what I purchased

Once again, I haven’t been shopping too much since we have no where to go! The items I have mostly been ordering have been for the baby, for postpartum care or items for our hospital bag! my Amazon orders have been SO random lately!

these chic face masks | Since face masks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon I purchased these so that I can always have a clean one on hand. They’re made of swimsuit material so they’re really breathable. They are also reversible and fit my face well.
this floral dress | I ordered this for our maternity photos and it’s so gorgeous in person! It can easily be worn nine months pregnant and will still look great post baby, too!
this table and these chairs | ordered this table & 4 chairs for our kitchen nook recently. This space is tricky but these ended up looking great in the space!

favorite blog posts on Life with Emily

The Random Household Items I Can’t Live Without | What items are you constantly reaching for in your home?!
My Favorite Pregnancy Buys | Dishing on all the items I’m glad I purchased during my pregnancy!

favorite posts I read this month

The Different Serums You Should Try | Jess is always so informative when it comes to beauty and skincare! I want to try a few of these serums.
26 Black-Owned Businesses to Support | Grace rounded up so many great businesses! I discovered some new favorites thanks to this post.
How to Be an Ally Going Forward | Alicia provided great resources for being an ally – definitely a must read!


current favorites on repeat

  • BEAUTY: I can’t go without the It Cosmetics oil-free matte CC cream! It’s a staple in my makeup bag.
  • CLOTHING: These days there aren’t many pieces of clothing that fit or are comfortable so I’ve been living in my Lululemon align leggings and this Blanqi tank around the house!
  • TV SHOWS: I haven’t bene watching too much TV recently! The season finale of Top Chef was so good but otherwise it’s just been reruns of Schitt’s Creek or catching up on The Bold Type!
  • AUDIOBIOOK: A Man Called Ove has been on my to read list for quite some time. I decided to listen to it and I’m really enjoying the narration.
  • CURRENTLY READING: I’m currently reading One to Watch. it was one of my BOTM picks and I’m loving it! If you’re a fan of the Bachelor(ette) but wish it had more diversity, this is a read for you!

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  1. Rach wrote:

    I just got One to watch and can’t wait to read it this month!

    Posted 7.8.20 Reply
  2. Congrats on the home anniversary…sounds like things are moving along! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  3. Oh One To Watch looks alike a great book! Just checked it out and am looking for my next read 🥰

    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  4. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Sounds like y’all have been busy! I bet that paint project is tedious but makes all of the difference! You are right, it is crazy how small changes can make a big difference!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  5. Rachel Martin wrote:

    So excited to read your June books review! I can’t believe it’s already July. Love the prints about baby’s crib!


    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  6. Lizzie wrote:

    Sounds like such an exciting month! I agree with you on the face masks. They are here to stay. Going to check out the ones you linked!


    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    It sounds like June was a really lovely month for you, which is great! I was hopeful that you’d get the opportunity to be out and about – to some degree – before your pregnancy was over. I’m glad you were able to enjoy that. Sending you lots of love for this big and exciting month!

    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  8. Rebecca wrote:

    So glad y’all were finally able to get out and do some fun things! Sounds like a good month.

    Posted 7.9.20 Reply
  9. Anna English wrote:

    I live in the Align leggings year round, and am so glad I was able to grab a few pairs during the sale!

    Posted 7.13.20 Reply
  10. So excited that your baby boy will be here so soon, what an exciting time!

    Posted 7.13.20 Reply

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