June Obsessions


I am so refreshed after a full week of vacation with my best friend in Chicago. I actually let myself rest and I did all of my favorite things. It really is a blessing to be able to travel and spend time with your best girlfriend. Later this week I will have a full post on everything we did (which was mostly eating) so if you’re planning a trip there soon you can see what I packed into my trip.

June Obsessions//

  1. Basil Lemonade– I made it last night but kind of cheated by just pouring some lemonade into a glass pitcher and putting a bunch of fresh basil with it (spoiler…it’s still amazing). Try making it completely from scratch by following this recipe here.

  2. Trader Joe’s Macarons…I ate the whole box in one sitting #ooops. These splatter painted macarons look fun too.

  3. Homer Hans Bryant’s dance academy. His instagram account gives me so much joy. Take a second to click over and watch the unique style of pointe he teaches.

  4. This DIY Wall hanging from A Beautiful Mess Blog. I need this in my bedroom right now. It’s so calming.

  5. Outlander. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan I highly recommend this show.

  6. Karina Bania’s artwork

  7. A new qk shop design. I just switched it over tonight and I’m super happy with the results. It still needs a few tweaks but what do you think?

  8. DIY wooden hanging for large art from A Beautiful Mess Blog.

  9. Heather Day’s Art…although I’ve been stalking her for a long time. Her use of color is swoon worthy.

What are you obsessing over this month? I always love a good new discovery. I’m hoping to make this into a series every month but blogging isn’t always possible for me so we’ll see.

I can’t believe it’s already 4th of July weekend. I’m headed up north again to spend time with Nick and his family. I feel like for the first time since having my business, I am going to fully be able to enjoy summer. It feels a bit unreal to be going on a road trip right after getting back from a vacation. Dare I say the hard work is paying off… Oh and we aren’t moving anymore!!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by,


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