Category: Month In Review

Month in Review: March 2020

Posted April 17, 2020 in Features, Month In Review / 4 Comments
Month in Review: March 2020

Well, 2020 has taken quite the turn, hasn’t it? Never in my wildest, anxiety ridden dreams did I imagine that we’d be dealing with an international pandemic this year, or in my lifetime really. As of writing this, I’ve been in my house without leaving for 35 days. We’re incredibly lucky that California took COVID-19 very seriously early on and put a shelter in place order out super early, so luckily things aren’t too bad here though we’re being extra cautious. Therefore, this month’s recap doesn’t have much to report aside from a plethora of homemade meals, a LOT of […]


Month in Review: February 2020

Posted March 6, 2020 in Features, Month In Review / 6 Comments
Month in Review: February 2020

I can’t believe February has already come and gone! Even with the extra day it truly feels like it flew by. February was a weird month for me, busy with work yet weirdly spring-like, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Max and I have been taking advantage of the warmer weather and have been exploring new areas to walk. We found a neat Wetlands Preserve trial in our neighborhood that we’ve been walking down quite a bit, and have been exploring local lakes too- some of them have beaches that you can just drive right onto and sit in […]


January 2020 Month In Review

Posted February 19, 2020 in Features, Month In Review / 4 Comments
January 2020 Month In Review

Ah, the first month of a new decade! As usual, I kicked off the the New Year with my birthday early on in the month and enjoyed some additional time off of work for it after the holidays. Max and I had a quiet celebration at home and with my family, including seeing Little Women and trying out a delicious new restaurant! The rest of the month was really filled with getting back into the swing of things at work (so hard after the holidays), continuing to unpack our new home, and wishing for warmer weather. January was a LONG […]


December 2019 Month in Review

Posted January 22, 2020 in Features, Month In Review / 2 Comments
December 2019 Month in Review

Better late than never, am I right? I haven’t done a monthly recap since January 2019 so it seems fitting to finish out the year with one since I started with one, lol. I’m hoping to become a LOT more consistent with these since my life should calm down QUITE A BIT in 2020 and my bestie Lauren taught me a much easier method for making photo collages 😉 This holiday season was a whirlwind since we moved into our new home shortly before Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving was also pretty late this year, Christmas really snuck up on us! We […]


January 2019 Month in Review

Posted February 8, 2019 in Features, Month In Review / 6 Comments
January 2019 Month in Review

New year, new intentions to keep up with my monthly recaps lol. January was a total whirlwind, as it included an author signing, my birthday, my bridal shower, ALA, and it marked one year since I got engaged! I can’t believe I can finally say “I’m getting married THIS year!” (Honestly I’ll be so relieved once all of the planning is over!!) There’s also already been so much going on in the bookish community (both positive and negative) that I think 2019 is going to be an action packed year on EVERY front. I’ll be doing a separate post for […]


November 2018 Month in Review

Posted December 19, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 10 Comments
November 2018 Month in Review

I know I’ve been TERRIBLE at month in review posts the latter half of this year (they’re just so exhausting for me to write) but I figured no time like the present to pick them up again with the holidays approaching and therefore more fun/noteworthy things happening! Honestly my life has been TAKEN OVER by wedding planning (it’s literally a part time job if you are doing it yourself) and I’m sure that’s going to ramp up EVEN MORE in 2019…sigh. June can’t come soon enough! November is always a sweet month because it signals the last few weeks of […]


June & July 2018 Month in Review

Posted August 1, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 6 Comments
June & July 2018 Month in Review

Can someone pinch me, because I cannot BELIEVE we are heading into the last “official” month of summer. June and July FLEW by and were a whirlwind blur of travel, work, and wedding planning for the most part, so I decided to just combine my monthly wrap ups for both months! Honestly, I probably spent more time on the road the past two months that at home, so I feel like I didn’t do a TON of exciting things. In between work trips I squeezed in a mini Disneyland trip, wedding dress shopping, and the 4th of July (which lets […]


May 2018 Month in Review

Posted June 7, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 12 Comments
May 2018 Month in Review

Hello! I am back with a monthly recap for the first time since February and I’m so excited to share with you that I read TEN books in the month of May. I think this must be a personal record for me for most books read in a month, or close to it at least! Personally, this month was super busy and exciting, starting with YALLWEST the first weekend, followed by out of town visitors, my little brother’s college graduation, and ending with the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Perhaps the BEST part of the month was finally trying Salt & […]


February 2018 Month in Review

Posted March 21, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 10 Comments
February 2018 Month in Review

Is it just me, or am I the only one who always procrastinates/dreads writing my month in review wrap up posts? I love having a record of what happened each month of the year, but I guess I find it sort of exhausting to compile everything! (And to think of interesting personal things to mention, because to be honest I don’t think my life is that exciting lol). Anyways, February is usually a rather exciting month since it’s my blog anniversary (February 6th) but it was super exhausting this year because it was a whirlwind of touring wedding venues. I […]


January 2018 Month in Review + Exciting Announcement!!!

Posted February 14, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 26 Comments
January 2018 Month in Review + Exciting Announcement!!!

Is it just me, or did January feel like an EXTREMELY long month? Between work, my birthday, going on vacation, and settling into the new year, I feel like it’s already been 2018 for quite a while! We started out the year with a vacation to Hawaii and some other exciting news… Max and I got engaged during our trip! Granted, it wasn’t really a surprise (when you’ve been with someone for ten years you expect to get engaged at some point) but it was a perfect combination of a birthday trip/engagement-moon (yes, I’m making that a thing). Now we […]