A Look Back at August 2017

Every month, I’m taking a look back at the things I learned, loved, and lived through. I’m also looking forward to the next month. Here’s my look back at August, giveaways, and

A Look Back at May

Affiliate links are included below. I may make a commission from purchases made through these links, but there is no further cost to you.


I’d like to direct you to this post on What I Learned this Summer 2017. I learned 10 things. I probably learned more, but I remembered 10!

In August, I also learned that I don’t know what to do with my YouTube Channel. I’m open to suggestions! I’ve been streamlining it. I have product reviews and now a book haul. I have a few travel videos, too. This YouTube thing is still a learning process.


Alden’s Organic Salted Caramel Ice Cream. It’s delicious, but I didn’t quite taste the salted part. Still delish. It also didn’t get rock hard in the freezer.


This blog turned 4 years old! I did a Book Haul video on YouTube and a bookish giveaway. I’m mostly celebrating another year that I didn’t give up. It’s so easy to, and there are times when this space gets quiet while IRL is chaotic. There’s a lot of extending grace to myself.

Books I Read:

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Books I Abandoned because I’m not in the mood for literary fiction:

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

Books I Put On Pause so I can read other books, except I abandoned them so I might start reading these books again alongside book launch team books I need to read:

The Fellowship of the Rings, Lord of the Rings book 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien

Books I Started Reading:

Applesauce Needs Sugar by Victoria Case
Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors


What am I looking forward to in September?

  1. TRAVEL! I’m heading to Nashville for business and pleasure.
  2. Kids graduation. It just kept getting rescheduled, but we’re finally doing it.
  3. Movie Night & DVD Drive. It will be our first time doing this. The DVDs are going to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. We’re excited.
  4. Writing. I’m on a no-more-extension deadline!
  5. Temperature going down. I hope. It hit 106 degrees F today and expected to go higher over the weekend.

I'd love to hear from you!