Monday, July 31, 2017

Monthly Reflections | July

What I'm currently up to in life and on the blog. #currently #takingstock #monthlyreflections



July is almost out the door and August crept up on us very quickly, didn't it? This month has been a roller coaster ride with lots of frustrations and celebrations alike. I can't wait to see what next month holds, but for the time being, let's take a look back at the last few weeks and recap what I've been up to.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#Collaboreads | A Summer Read

I'm sharing about a #summer book in this month's #collaboreads post!



Last month got away from me and I totally missed the Collaboreads post. I was so upset about it but circled it on my calendar for this month so I wouldn't miss it again. This time around, we chose books that had to do with summer. I'm not usually the type of reader who chooses lighter "beach reads" during summertime. My reading list is filled with pretty heavy stuff, but I decided to break free from my reading list for this one and chose what I thought would be a summer thriller.... Keep reading to see what I thought of the book I chose for Collaboreads. (*denotes affiliate link)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 86

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful



Morning, friends. After having a pretty rotten weekend, I'm not feeling the fact that Monday is here already, but alas, it is. I think, instead of an inspirational quote, I need an extra big mug of caffeine today. I know I can't be the only one, so I'll make a large pot to share. :)

P.S. Can you believe this is the last week before August?? So much to do, so much to do. I'm going to jump right into the post and wish you a lovely Monday!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Links to Love | 99

Sharing my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites


Hiya, friends. It occurred to me as I was writing this that next week will be my 100th Links to Love post! It's hard to believe that I started the series a little more than three and a half years ago and while the series has evolved a bit since those early days, I so enjoy sharing my favorites with you every week. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In Love on Instagram | Summer 2017

Four Instagram accounts I'm loving this season. In Love on Instagram | Summer 2017 - A Simpler Grace



Who enjoys finding new and inspiring people to follow on Instagram? I know I do. I used to share my favorite accounts in a quarterly post here on the blog but haven't done so in a while and you guys have been asking for one. So... you're getting it! I chose the four Instagrammers I am loving right now and I hope you enjoy them too. Please click through to their accounts to see more of what they share because I can only share tiny snippets of their amazing feeds!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 85

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful



"It's up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now - and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we'll be happy." - Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story

Friday, July 14, 2017

Links to Love | 98

Sharing my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites



We made it to Friday! I don't know about you, but this week was a stressful one for me. Thankfully, that is all behind me now and I'm planning on relaxing and enjoying the coming weekend. I have a lot of books to read and review, swimming to do, sunshine to bask in and maybe some cooking to do too. What are your weekend plans?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 14

 A conversation over coffee #coffeedates



If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up in a little French bistro down on the corner in town and I'd order une noisette and a croissant because, when in France... We'd settle in a cozy table in front of the boutique window, listen to the accordion music playing in the background and laugh about how it reminded us of the episode of Sex and the City when Carrie was in France with Aleksandr Petrovsky and was feeding pastries to the mastiff in the cafĂ©.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 84

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful



"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman

Hiya, friends! Does anyone else think this is going to be a two cup of coffee kind of day? After having a short work week for the holiday last week, I believe this one is going to drag on, but it's all good. I have so much to do and I'm going to start tackling that list right about now. Hope you have a great Monday, loves!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Links to Love | 97

Sharing my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites



TGIF! It seems like it's been ages since I did one of these posts, so I'm excited about catching up and sharing some of the great reads I've been saving since our last round-up. What are your weekend plans? It's been raining - typhoon-like downpours - most of the week but it's supposed to be sunny today, so I'm looking forward to getting outside and enjoying some much needed fresh air. Whatever is on your agenda, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

What I Read | June

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread



Hi, bookworms! It's time to chat about the books we read last month. Unfortunately, I was off my game and didn't get a lot of reading done, but I did manage to get through a few books and found some good ones. What was your favorite book from June?

Monday, July 03, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 83

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful



Happy Monday! It's so crazy to think that we are now officially halfway through 2017. I enjoy that "clean slate" feeling that comes along with the new season and I'm hoping to make the best of it this month. Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the states, so I'll be away from the blog while I do the family thing, but come back on Wednesday for my June reading recap. :)

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Hello July | Goals

 A monthly series tracking the goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life.



Well, hello July. It seems like just yesterday, it was the holiday season and now here we are in the middle of the year and soon, we'll be counting down the days until the holidays yet again. Time slows for no one, but I have to admit that I've been searching for that emergency break for quite a while now so we can slow down and savor the season. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful July!