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Welcome to What I’m Loving in July! YAY! At the end of each month, I share things that I’m loving right now, in the hopes that maybe there’s something new you can try. If you’re up for it, I’d love to hear what you’re loving!! Shoot me a message of something new for me to try, or leave a reply at the bottom of the post!

1. Salt & Vinegar Popcorn

This. Popcorn. Is. Everything. Seriously… I’m kind of obsessed. I think I’ve gone through a bag every week this month, because it’s just so amazing! Trust me, if you try it, I know you’ll agree! They have a few other flavors – Matt loves the Honey BBQ & Lime Fresco.



2. Sonicare Toothbrushes

This is a little nerdy and adulty, but I bought a pair of Sonicare Toothbrushes at Costco, and Matt & I are both loving them. We have the Gum Health version and they tell you if you’re brushing too hard (which is such a struggle for me!!), and make your teeth feel super clean – yay!




3. Anthropologie Espresso Candle

My favorite candle ever. We go through these pretty quickly, because they smell amazing!! I keep it in the kitchen, and it’s great for alllll the seasons. We just finished one, and when we went to get a new one, we couldn’t help but pick up a second scent as well – Angel Food! It smells like what I imagine Heaven smells like!!



4. Everything Bagel Recipe

This recipe is so easy, and SO yummy! I love SkinnyTaste, so when I found their recipe for Everything Bagels, I was all over it. You have to try it – you won’t believe how simple it is! I used Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning on top. Makes the yummiest egg & cheddar bagel sandwich!




5. Trello

You may have read about Trello in my blog on my favorite business tools, but if not, it’s time you learn about it. Because it’s FREE, and it’s amazing! As a small business owner and a one-woman company, I have a lot to keep track of! From meeting with clients, booking weddings, paying sales tax, shooting sessions, editing images, delivering client galleries, tracking mileage, answering emails, designing & ordering albums, and a million other tasks, it would be easy for thing to get lost in the shuffle. Enter Trello. Trello is my Virtual To-Do List, Organizer, and Task Manager Extraordinaire. It’s life changing. And, it’s completely free! Eventually, I promise to write a blog about how Trello makes everything in life easier, but for now, check out how Amy & Jordan Demos use it!


6. Vincas

I love flowers! Matt & I live in an apartment, but I try to make it feel as much like a home as I can. I have window boxes on our porch, and as much as I LOVE having pretty flowers, I’m not great at keeping them alive. We’ve gone through a few different types of flowers, and so many of them can’t take the heat of Texas summers! But- VINCAS! It seems that they’re invincible to my lack of a green thumb, and they’ve stayed alive and happy all through the toasty July we’ve had (My lantana is also still growing strong, too! Yay!).


7. Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers

Our Costco hasn’t been carrying the Don Lee Farms Veggie Patties that I love so much, so I had to make a change. But, I’m so glad – because I discovered Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers at Trader Joes, and they are just as good – if not better! They’re only 120 calories and have yummy veggies in them like carrots, peas, broccoli and spinach – yay!


8. Erasable Highlighters 

THESE ARE THE MOST AMAZING THINGS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Well, that might be a little dramatic. But they seriously are amazing! The write just like a normal highlighter, and the ink looks exactly the same. But, they erase. And they actually erase! I love color-coding things in my Simplified Planner (read about why I love it in last month’s What I’m Loving), but get so sad when things change and I have to cross them out. Enter these erasable highlighters, and I can just erase away the change so my planner still looks beautiful!


9. Ohio

My sister Karissa & I have been in Ohio visiting our aunts the last few days, and it was the loveliest weekend!! The weather was beautiful, we did some fun things, ate great food, and the company was just the best! I love spending time with family, so this weekend was such a breath of fresh air.


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Want to see more of what I’m loving? Click here for other months!



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