Hi friends! This is when we look back at all we learned in the month, both the silly and the serious. This June was our first real month of summery fun so my list is certainly influenced by that, slightly more silly than serious.
What I Learned:
I learned what people are really saying when they use the word, BAE. So I have a deep-down passion for great words. I have an equally visceral reaction for a growing list of words I cannot stand. No, I won’t tell you what they are because chances are you hate them too and me typing them and you reading them would just be painful for the both of us. Some of the words have been on the list for years and there are a few recent hipster slang additions like bae and bestie. It’s ok if you use them, I just could never ever. But. I did recently learn that the word bae actually stands for before anyone else. I still kinda loathe it, but at least I can almost understand where it came from and that it wasn’t just a result of someone being too lazy to actually add one more consonant and say something tricky like, baBe.
I discovered Audible via a free trial and WOW. Game-Changing. One of my main goals this summer was to read a ton of fiction. Because of our homeschool schedule, I’m not that great at reading the genre during the year. However, I believe that reading good quality fiction is important to refill the tank– and it’s just plain fun! If you’re going on any road-trips or have a commute ahead, you might love to give it a try! The free trial includes your first book at no cost, and you get to keep your books even if you decide not to continue your subscription. If you do continue, you get at least one free book per month. (But, psst. When I went in to cancel after the trial, they actually offered me a lower price which made it completely doable for now!)
What I Loved:
- Longer days
- Less To-do’s
- This quick & easy Pico de gallo recipe
- Visiting the Lane Peach Orchard and finding fresh peaches to bake this Blackberry Peach Cobbler for Father’s Day.
- Visiting my friend Amanda over at The Homemade Fig to chat about Disney World not once, but twice! I had the chance to share two posts on Loving Disney World with Little Ones and you can find them here: Part One & Part Two.
- Gathering on the Blue House front porch to celebrate summer and support the Noonday Collection with our purchases. The night was so sticky hot and quite perfect. We ate brownies and drank coffee and tried on every single piece of Noonday we could. Just Lovely.
Favorite Quote of the Month, from Joshua Becker on a podcast with Tsh Oxenreider.
“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things I most value, and the intentional removal of anything that distracts from it.” –Joshua Becker, author of The More of Less
So what about you? What did you learn or love last month? I do sincerely hope you are basking in slower schedules and more time to just soak and refresh, whatever your life stage.
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