Thursday, July 30, 2015

july recap

Every month at the end of the month, I recap my monthly activities and goals and link to various personal blog posts. See this year's monthly recaps here. See 2014's monthly recaps here.

July quote
("July" script from Harley Quinn and Co.)

That's it! There's just a few weeks left of my girls' summer break, then a new school year starts (which definitely feels like a new season). It's bittersweet.

This month has been good to us, and I'm sad to see it go...
july recap
july recap
I've been documenting our summer together, so at least there's that. ;) I completed all 4 weeks this month (which means I met one of my goals for July).
july recap
See our summer break week by week here.

We've been enjoying our summer together. It has been relaxing. Some days are lazier than others, but that's summer, right? I haven't done as much crafting as I thought I would have with my girls. They are getting some crafting in with their pocket letter pen pals though:
july recap
That's been a fun, weekly activity.

I have been doing so much scrapbooking within the last few weeks (it's 'cause I had been so behind!).
I completed my memory book for April and May and shared my layouts earlier this month.
april 2015 :: pocket memory keeping // project life
may 2015 :: pocket memory keeping // project life
I have a separate, smaller memory book for June and July. I have been keeping up with it, so I'm officially caught up with my Project Life // pocket scrapbook. I shared Tips for Catching Up with Project Life this month as though I'm an expert or something. (I'm not).
10 tips for catching up with project life
If you're interested in enhancing your photos, this month I shared how I use the VSCO Cam app to enhance my photos. See that post here.

This month I got techy apparently. I invited my sister Jasmine to share How to Digitally Crop and Resize Your Photos.
how to digitally crop and resize your photos // guest post!
I also shared how I use the A Beautiful Mess app on my phone to create photo collages for Project Life. I blogged about that yesterday- see it here.
using a beautiful mess app for pocket scrapbooking // project life
Anyway, I'm feeling mopey as summer break is coming to an end, but there's still hot, summer days ahead of us! This month I shared 5 refreshing, Greek yogurt dessert recipes for summer. See that post here.
july recap
I also added 2 recipes to my Greek yogurt 52 ways project:
#20 strawberry dessert pie and #21 mini chocolate mousse pie

Finally, how'd I do with my July goals you ask? I'll tell you!
july goals
(Printable calendar from Jillian McClenahan)
  • For real: catch up with my 2015 pocket memory book / Project Life book 
    • I have to tell you: I feel quite accomplished. ;)
  • Do at least 1 fun activity with my girls every day of their summer break (see our activities so far here)
    • Eh. Some days were lazy, but overall, we had some great days. I give myself an A-.
  • Continue with our summer memory book and keep up 
    • Hooray!
  • Work through our summer bucket list
I'll be back tomorrow for Five on Friday. I'll be sharing my goals for August on Monday. :)