July is here, and that means fireworks, cookouts and patriotic place settings! It is such a festive month, and while the red, white and blue scheme is not usually my thing, I love to see it decking doors, tables and mantles for a month each summer. I even dressed my kiddo in it this morning.
Craving : Blueberries! Every summer I go blueberry crazy, and this one is no different. Here are a few new blueberry recipes I have on my “to try” list this month!
Grilling : We got a pizza oven attachment for our grill for Christmas but waited until summer to test it out. It’s amazing! It heats up quickly and cooks a pizza in minutes. You can put a homemade pizza in it or pop a frozen one in for a quick dinner that tastes much more gourmet than when it is baked in the oven.
Listening : Desperately trying to keep a calm and peaceful vibe going in my home with a toddler and a newborn, I have been playing lots of soothing songs. One particular song that I have played over and over again this past week is Ingrid Michaelson’s version of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”
Planning : I feel like a grandma because I have gotten so into gardening lately. I have just fallen in love with reading and learning about plants, dirt and landscaping. I still have so much to learn, but I am planning for some new updates and ongoing projects for my yard that I am excited to complete!
Decorating : I finished the nursery just in time for baby #2’s arrival. Next on my list is the hallway that leads to my master suite and laundry room. It is open to and visible from the living room and kitchen, so I am staring at that odd transition space quite a bit. I want to lighten up the wall color and add some interesting artwork plus a makeshift mudroom near the laundry area. I am envisioning something like the photos below.
What are you up to this month?