I’m sorry for being a little late with my What I’m Into post! I’ve been keeping busy with, well… what I’ve been into this month! As always, I’m linking up with the lovely Leigh Kramer and sharing a quick review of the month of June. Be sure to check out the other links in this series – it’s always my favorite part of the blogging month!
Much of what I’ve been into this month has revolved around deployment projects. I am trying to keep my mind and hands busy while my Beloved is away this summer. The first big project on my list was removing the gray striped wallpaper in our master bathroom! We have been wanting to tear it off the walls since the day we moved in – so this was an easy pick for my first big project.
Our steamer made easy work of removing the striped paper. Even Aiden wanted in on the action. He was a big help!
In the end, I settled on Benjamin Moore’s Dark Pewter – and I L-O-V-E it! The darkest gray with a hint of blue and green…mwah! It needs a few touch ups, but this is the view that I woke up to this morning. I believe that our new bathroom and I will get along beautifully. I can’t wait to show you more – stay tuned for a full reveal!
This month my beautiful Kiwi friend Joanne came to visit – and even had me color her hair. Yikes! She didn’t turn out bald, and she’s still speaking to me – so I’d say it was a success! I also went out to sushi, saw a Shakespeare in the Park play, and saw The Fault in Our Stars with my sister and friends. I soaked up this girl time like a sponge!
I’ve had wonderful messages from friends and family telling me that they’re thinking of me, praying for Joe, and letting me know that I am loved – and that has meant the world to me! Thank you so much!
Exercise, staying hydrated, and clean eating have been big priorities for me this month! I get up early most mornings and attack the day by doing AKT in Motion 10 minute workouts. Streaming them on my laptop in my living room, I start off with Anna Kaiser’s fun dance cardio workout, then work on my arms, and then I finish by working on my abs. By the end of the 30 minutes, I am drenched in sweat – but it feels so good!
The boys and I are keeping up with our running most days. We don’t run far, but it sure is nice to be working through the miles once more!
The combination of AKT workouts, running, and clean eating is making me see changes in my body. My shoulders have more definition, my waist is slimming, and I am feeling so much stronger.
Love Does, by Bob Goff ~ I am loving my morning quiet time book…
Top Secret Twenty-One, by Janet Evanovich ~ I look forward to each new Stephanie Plum book, and this year’s release is not disappointing! I’m not quite finished with it, but it has all of the wonderful ingredients for a thrilling ride with everyone’s favorite bounty hunter!
We have had wonderful In Her Shoes guest posts! I love hearing how this series is touching lives all over the world. A big thank you to each of our guests sharing their exquisite stories with us! Be sure to check them out by clicking on the photos…
I also shared a behind the scenes look into how & why I write, and a peek into what I’m working on…
That about wraps it up in my little corner of the world… I need to go do a little paint touch up before I head to bed. Thank you so much for visiting me today!
I’d love to know what you’ve been into this month! What are you reading? Have you seen any good movies lately? How are you keeping busy this summer? I’d love to hear all about it! I love to make new Facebook buddies! You can also find me on Instagram & Pinterest. Won’t you be my neighbor? 🙂
Wishing you a fabulous July…
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