Monthly Wrap Up – June

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Hey everyone! Now that summer is officially here I’ve found myself suddenly pretty busy with my kids and all these household things needing to be done (stupid adulthood). Which means less time for reading, which is making me a little sad. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month!


Every year on Father’s Day for the past like 11 years we have gone to a brunch at a local farm and it is absolutely my favorite meal of the entire year (yes, even more so than Thanksgiving and Christmas). It’s in an old barn that is decked out with beautiful fresh and dried flowers and has such a beautiful rustic feel. It also has the most amazing french toast with homemade bread, roasted potatoes, ham, quiche, salad, strawberry bread, and trifle. And then fresh baked pie and the most delicious strawberry shortcake for dessert!


Of course June also marked the end of the school year. We let out a little later than most areas so we’ve only been officially into summer vacation for about 10 days so far but we hope to have a good one. Trips to the zoo, beach, and our pool will fill out days. Our pool has been set up and they are already jumping in whenever possible.



June has also been the month of PURPLE! Erin is obsessed with the color. She often talks about how when she is an adult she is going to have a purple car, purple phone, and a purple house. LOL She is a big fan of the Descendants movies and has been wanting purple hair for forever so…


We also took the chance with the warmer weather to paint her room, purple. Her room was this pale, pale green from when it was used as a nursery for each kid and I was ready for it to go. And so was she. It looks so much better though a part of me is sad to see all the baby stuff go.


June Book Haul

Bought/Goodreads Giveaway

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West – Finally got myself a copy of this and can’t wait to check it out!

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez – I won this awhile ago from Goodreads and it finally arrived!




Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – Already read and LOVED this one! Check out my review HERE!

Roomies by Christina Lauren – I finished this one last week and also really enjoyed it. Look for my review in July!

Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop – Can’t wait to see how this series ends!




All the Rage by T.M. Frazier

Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan – Still FREE on Amazon!


June Reviews

The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen – 4 stars

The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren – 4 stars

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith – 3.5 stars (at last… pick)

Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop – 4 stars 

Dark Tales Graphic Novels – 3 stars

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf – 4 stars

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – 4.5 stars

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, & Cynthia Hand – 2.5 stars

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James – 3.5 stars



Sara @ Forever 17 Books

23 Responses to “Monthly Wrap Up – June”

    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      It’s only semi-permanent and will gradually wash out during the next month. And I used a vegan dye with no harmful chemicals that is completely safe for kids. There are a lot of great options out there nowadays, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it so young.
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  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    That brunch at the farm sounds fabulous! (And now I’m hungry!) Glad that summer is off to a good start. Love the purple hair on Erin. It looks adorable on her. 🙂 I loved Love and Other Words! I feel in love with both teenage Macy and Elliott and grown up Macy and Elliott and wanted a happy ending for them so badly. I actually just ordered a physical copy of Roomies this morning and can’t wait to receive it and start reading. And don’t get me started on The Others series… I adore it!! 🙂 I became sooo attached to all those characters. I definitely want to do a reread of the whole series at some point.

  2. ShootingStarsMag

    Purple IS my favorite color, and I love her hair! That’s so adorable – I’m sure she’s loving it. I’ve been spending the last few days in the pool because it’s so hot. It’s been nice though – thank goodness for the pool. haha I hope you have a great summer with the kids!

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  3. Sam@WLABB

    Your father’s day celebration sounds wonderful, and OMG! There is so much cuteness in those pictures up there. <3

    I am in love with Christina Lauren's books lately. I liked their NA stuff, but they have been killing it lately. Love and Other Words was SOOOOO good!
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  4. Lindsi

    Mmm… pie! I had a few extra sweet potatoes after dinner, so there’s a sweet potato pie in the oven as we speak! I cannot wait to shove forkfuls into my mouth, lol.

    I love her hair! My husband accidentally broke the kid’s pool when he was doing yardwork the other day. It was sad because the thing could hold all 5 of us with plenty of room, AND it easily fit in the backyard. Wah wahhh.

    It’s always hard when baby stuff starts to go… I will start crying randomly when I go through clothes and donate what doesn’t fit anymore, or what toys they no longer play with. We want to adopt eventually, but I don’t personally want to pop out anymore. So we won’t need the baby stuff again. 🙁

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