Things I’m Loving this Month: July 2016

Can you believe it, another month is over.  July came and went like a flash, but we had some really great times during the month.

things i'm loving july 2016


Things I’m Loving from July:

Posts I’m Loving:

It’s Here: The (Free) Waiting Well Planner! at The Hallway Initiative  (This planner is wonderful because it covers everyday life, homeschooling, and business.  I am hoping to post a review soon.)

Goal Setting Worksheet at Living Life and Learning

4 Reasons Why I’m Taking a Break from Being a Morning Person (and Why it Might Work for You, Too!) at Turquoise Grace

115 Ways to Start Living a Simple, Happy Life at Simple Made Pretty

Simplify Your Wardrobe at Simplify Days

Apple Dumplings Recipe at Cincy Shopper

Monthly Highlights:

This month has been a whirlwind, and once again I’m sitting at the end of a month wondering where exactly the month went.  Maybe you are finding yourself in the same kind of situation this year.  You have so many things you are working on, so many goals you are reaching toward, that you feel like life will never slow down again.  Well let me remind us both that eventually it will.  Eventually this season of busy will come to a close.  It might not be in the near future, but we will get there.

One of my favorite things about July is celebrating our Independence Day.  (Have I mentioned that I love Fourth of July décor.  Red, white, and blue all the way.)  We had a great time celebrating with some of the extended family.  It rained on the Fourth, so we didn’t get to see fireworks that night, but we went the following Saturday.  (It gave us a good excuse to get together with the family again, and it was one of the best firework shows I’ve seen in a while.)

The 25th of July was a really special day for my family.  Not only did we celebrate Christmas in July (Listening to Christmas music as much as possible, and watching some Christmas movies), but we also launched our new business, 7 Hickory Lane.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this new venture, and I hope you’ll take a moment to visit.

Books I’m Loving:

Echoes of Titanic Mindy Starns Clark & John Campbell Clark

This book is a wonderful combination between contemporary and historical fiction.  I was completely hooked by this book because I couldn’t wait to see how the mystery ended.

Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Christian Fiction set during the World Wars is probably my favorite to read.  There is just something about that time period, the courage, the love, the hard choices, it just grabs my attention and makes me think things through.  (I would not suggest this book for anyone under 18.)

On the Blog:

This month has been a little bit slow here at Joy for Each Step.  Working on things for 7 Hickory Lane took up most of our time, but I am really looking forward to getting back to a more regular schedule.

Just Say Yes!

My Strategy for Finding Books to Add to My Reading List

The Countdown has Begun!  (This post is a little bit of background on our new business, and encouragement to continue working toward your goals.)

How was your July?

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