June and July in Review

The last couple of weeks of July were crazy, as the beginning of August has been–I got promoted at work and my hours have doubled! I’m very thankful for the income since we had two very costly car maintenance issues to take care of (4 new tires on one, and 2 new brakes on the other) but also look forward to scaling back the hours in September when more associates are hired to lighten the load. 

I haven’t had a lot of time to blog due to my crazy schedule, so looking back on the past few months has been really fun for me and inspired me to get going on a bunch of new posts for August and September! 

I got a lot of blogging done in June! The organization bug bit me not once, but twice

Salvation Mountain, Outside Niland, CA

Something about the summer had me pondering travel and we did get a chance to sneak away to Salvation Mountain for a day with Angela and Palm Springs (part 1, part 2) with Doug for our annual anniversary trip. 

The Saguaro Palm Springs

We did some rearranging of the apartment to accommodate a big green sofa we bought and a glass table from my parents. 


I felt mixed emotions in regards to so many bloggers picking up and moving this season–lots of excitement that I get to follow along virtually, and lots of jealousy as I long to own a condo/townhouse/house of my own. Lessons in patience. More frustration followed as a bunch of noisy Irish college-aged “kids” moved into the apartment and kept me up ’till all hours of the night. This frustration resulted in a big gripe list. Good news: most of them are now gone! 

My Blurb book

I finally got around to gushing about how much I love the company Blurb and sharing my experience in creating two books using their service. 

I proclaimed “kitchen week” and created two product roundup boards–one of my 5 essential kitchen tools, and one for 5 frivolous but awesome kitchen tools. Not to mention inspiring colorful kitchen spaces

My Makeup Bag

Wedding week arrived, and I shared my quick and easy makeup routine. Now that I work in an upscale mall I feel more pressure motivation to “put on my face” every day, and instead of resenting it I really enjoy making myself look nice on a regular basis. Whoda thunk! 

Whew! Yes, like I said I got a lot of blogging done in the past two months! Isn’t it weird how far gone the beginning of June seems? Except, it really wasn’t that long ago! It’s been a crazy summer! 


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Staci blogs about travel at TheVoyageer.com.

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