Hello, July!! I'm a bit biased (because it's my birthday month), but July is my favorite month of the year! To me, it means beach time with my family, a good BBQ for the fourth, halfway to Christmas, my favorite sale of the year (Nordstrom half yearly sale), and my birthday month. Not to mention, it's the peak of summer in all of it's glory.
We have a lot planned this month - a week in Seaside, FL with my family (our yearly tradition), finishing up our yard plans that began last fall (hint: I'm planting a small garden), a yummy dinner planned at one of our favorite spots in Nashville for a friend's 30th birthday, and we are ending the month with a romantic getaway to Hawaii - where I'll be celebrating my 29th birthday! I tell ya, life is good, friends.
I'm going to get sappy for a minute - for those of you who have been long time followers of this blog, you are aware of our fertility struggles (you can read more about that here and here). It's been a while since I've talked about it on here, and I will be ready to share more later, but for right now I'll let you know that we are still waiting.
However, when I look at my life and all the blessings I do have, I can't help but smile in this time of waiting. Just looking ahead at this month has me feeling so thankful for my family, friends, and of course, Chris. I may not have everything I want right now, but I sure have everything I need - and for that, I am forever grateful.
I hope you all have a fabulous month planned! Soak up the summer as much as you can - laugh with friends, take long evening walks, watch the sun set, and just soak in life. Sometimes I catch myself stopping to think just how special life is and how awesome it is to have the opportunities to enjoy it - especially on holiday weekends such as the 4th of July. Speaking of, don't miss some of the sales going on this weekend -
J. Crew - 40% off summer styles
Anthropologie - 30% off sale items with code EVENBETTER
LOFT - 50% off everything with code July4th
Macys - 20% off with code FOURTH
Kate Spade - up to 50% off and extra 30% off sale items with code SUNSHINE
Happy shopping, friends! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend with loved ones. Stay safe, and I'll see you back here on Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by!
PS. The photo above was taken last Memorial Day at our family lake house. The flag is such a great reminder for all this country stands for, and on this holiday weekend, that means freedom. A huge thank you to everyone past and present who made that possible for the good ole' U.S.A.