What I Loved in July

Poor Baby Girl
Poor Baby Girl

This month has been super, super busy for me, what about you guys? Hubby and I spent about a week at the lake house over the fourth, and while we’ve actually spent more time in KC this month, it’s been hectic.

I finally got over my fear of hanging stuff on our walls, and we’ve hung quite a bit of our stuff up. It’s so nice! The house is starting to actually look like a home, and I feel more at home seeing familiar photos and artwork hung.

Chloe has another UTI, which is unfortunate. We took her to a local vet who checked her out and got her on some antibiotics. Tomorrow is her last day for the meds, and it seems like it’s cleared up pretty well. She’s never had a UTI or any infection before we moved down here, so I’m not sure what’s up. I’ve heard that some dogs are just prone to UTIs, and there really isn’t much prevention to be done, but I feel bad for my girl. She hates taking the pills!

This past weekend, Hubby and I had a beer-brewing marathon. We brewed three beers in one weekend. As I’m writing this, I can hear them bubbling away while they ferment. We made a golden ale which we’ll add vanilla to later, a Belgian Tripel, and Oktoberfest. If you’re curious about our beer-brewing hobby, check out my blog post on it!

My Apple Watch straight up broke earlier this month. The entire face of it just popped off one day while I was out shopping. I was already thinking about selling it and swapping it out for a Fitbit, so I did just that. (I’m still hoping to super glue the glass back on and sell it somewhere.) I got the Fitbit Alta HR and I’m loving it! It’s slimmer than the Apple Watch, which I love. I have all these beautiful watches in my jewelry box, but I never wear them because they look dumb with a smart watch. I like that this has a super long battery life (like five days!) and I feel like it tracks my activity much better than the Apple Watch.

Lately I’ve been sending out a lot of snail mail, so I decided to get some fun stamps to go with it. I found these scratch and sniff popsicle stamps and they are so cute! Plus they smell good, so – bonus!

I have to give a shoutout to the Libby App. It’s replaced the old Overdrive app for downloading e-books from the library and it’s so easy to use! You can actually link multiple libraries to the app, which I love and it’s a cinch to search and download books. Honestly, I haven’t even used my local library’s website that much because this is so convenient.

A couple of weeks ago, it was Hubby’s turn to pick a movie, and he chose the movie Clue. I had never seen it before, but I love the board game, so I thought it’d be alright. It’s super funny! Have you ever seen it? I’m a huge fan of older movies, and love how they can standup this many years later. I highly recommend watching it. It’d be great for around Halloween, too!

Luckily I’ve finished a lot of books this month, which is great because I’ve been so behind on my Goodreads challenge. This month I read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 3rd Degree and 4th of July by James Patterson, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, and finally All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. I’d recommend any of these, but my five-star-winner was I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. I consider myself a Murderino and love true crime. This book was fantastic. It’s well researched, written fantastically and is such an engrossing read.

Currently Reading: Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman – This book is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, The Bachelor. I’m loving it! It’s filled with all the hot goss, and being an avid Bachelor fan, I’m here for all the spilled tea.

Hope you all had a fabulous July! 💕

xoxo, Meg

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2 thoughts on “What I Loved in July

  1. You recently got sod laid down right? We have a black lab and found out that some of the grass seed on our sod was irritating her and caused her UTIs. I know it sounds crazy but after 3 of them, I started wiping her down with a baby wipe when she would come in from our back yard and (knock on wood) we haven’t had another UTI yet! Glad to hear you liked I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, I have been wanting to read it!

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    1. I never would have thought about that! Her first UTI was before we moved into this house though, but maybe it’s the grass in this new state? I’ll definitely get some baby wipes and start trying that. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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