June Favorites!

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I'm so excited for this post, you guys.  It's been several months since I've done a Favorites post (hello, crazy life!) but I have lots of good stuff for this one and I'm so pumped for it!

IT IS SUMMER NOW, Y'ALL!!!  I couldn't be more excited and what better way to kick it off than to show you my most recent favs?

So what have I been loving this month?  Here we go...

Food & Drink

-I'm skipping a favorite food this month, because MY favorite discovery was also Christopher's favorite, so I *guess* I can let him have it for his section ;) ... Check it out later in the post!

-Recently I've become a big fan of protein shakes as a good option post-exercise. But a lot of the shakes on the market are HOLY EXPENSIVE!  So I did some research and I found this little gem of a protein powder in the "Decadent Chocolate" flavor.  It's tastes delicious with almond milk, which is how I like to make these types of drinks, and is way cheaper than many of the alternatives out there at the moment.  Give it a try and tell me what you think!

Nothin' to see here, folks... 

Clothes & Accessories

-ALRIGHT.  One of my absolute favorite things about hot weather is that I can wear dresses without leggings underneath.  It's like everyone's favorite day of the year around here when it's finally time to bust out the sundresses!  I purchased this one from amazon at the end of April, but have finally been able to wear it more since the New Hampshire weather has begun cooperating!  I was admittedly a little nervous purchasing a dress from amazon, but I found the sizing to be accurate and the quality to be awesome!  I'd definitely recommend if you're in the market for a darling dress!

-I finally bit the bullet and bought a PopSocket and, you guys, MY LIFE HAS CHANGED.  This thing is so convenient and easy to use and I've loved the ease (and cuteness) it's added to my phone!  This is the one I got for myself, and we got this one for Jess for her birthday tomorrow. (Shhhhhh! She doesn't know this yet!)

Home & Lifestyle

-I've heard about wool dryer balls for literal years, but never took the plunge.  Last week sometime I finally bought a bag (these ones!) and I already love them!  They FOR SURE reduce our dryer time, and I also just feel a lot better about not putting a ton of weirdo chemicals on the clothes that we wear every day!

-We purchased some Amazon Basic Sheets for our bed last year in white and absolutely loved them, so when Jessica's bed clearly needed some new, fresh sheets, the first place I looked was amazon!  I'm super excited that we were able to find these spa blue ones (which apparently now have a 4-5 month wait list?!  Wowza!  I told you these sheets were amazing!) and I know she's going to love them.  They're inexpensive, great quality, and amazingly soft.  I will definitely be looking here the next time we need any bedding because these things are AMAZING.

Fun & Games

-The Loaded Questions Game.  You guys --- you need this game!  We bought the car version for our trip to Gettysburg in April and loved it, and then found out that my mom actually has the full board game version and we played it together on Father's Day.  It is SUCH a simple premise (you anonymously answer random questions and try to guess who said what) but it's really quite fun and you end up learning a lot about each other in the process!  I highly recommend either version if you're in the market for an awesome, simple, but super fun game!

Christopher & Jessica

-Christopher: It's Jessica's birthday this month (the day before mine, actually!) and to celebrate I took a few of her friends out and about!  And when we came home?  Chris presented THIS INCREDIBLE REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP ICE CREAM CAKE that he saw at the store!  You guys... It was as incredible as it sounds.  THERE WERE CHUNKS OF REESES IN IT.  This cake was decadent and delicious and incredible and we all loved it, even though the "frosting" was actually hard chocolate and I had to awkwardly hold a candle over it when we sang Jess the birthday song. #worthit

-Jess - Speaking of Jessica's friends, one of her best friends actually got her probably one of the top birthday presents of all time... A life-sized cardboard cutout of Gordon Ramsay.  Yes, I mean it.  Ye, it was amazing. YES, it lives in her room and accidentally scares her numerous times a day. ahahaha

Precious & Treasured

-So as you all may or may not know, Miss Jess leaves for her summer trip to her mom's this week.  Tomorrow, actually.  And I'm very nervous and very sad even though I know she's excited, so there are just LOTS OF FEELINGS happening right now!  With Jess' birthday and the last day of school and all sorts of events and activities happening, I've just had the most amazing time hanging out with Jess and her friends and our family before she leaves.  Although it's a bittersweet time, having these amazing memories stored up will definitely help me get through the month when she's away from us.

What about you?  What has been your favorite thing or experience from June?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

Hi, I'm Grady! Welcome to my blog :) A little about me? I'm a smitten newlywed and brand-new stepmom living in New Hampshire. My day job is boring on paper but great in real life (just like Dunder Mifflin!), and when I'm not working I love to spend time with my family, perform in or manage productions at the theatre, and eat ice cream while listening to yet another financial management podcast.  I write about my marriage, step-parenthood, and whatever else is going on.  Be sure to follow me on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, and subscribe to my blog!

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