July Thoughts

This month I had the privilege of going to Myrtle Beach with my husband’s family. I had never been to Myrtle Beach before, I didn’t go in with any expectations other than I would get some much needed sun! The weather was great, we did have some rainy days but overall it was perfect. Nothing beats a quiet morning on the beach with the sound of the waves, reading a new book, sipping on an iced coffee. I mean… maybe a mug of hot chocolate in front of a fire in late autumn but that would be a pretty hard debate. Enough of my rambling, so here are all my thoughts from the month of July:

Favorite restaurants at Myrtle Beach… I loved Pier 14. They had the best hushpuppies I think I have ever had! I got the salmon as an entree, which was delicious. I know that salmon in South Carolina isn’t fresh but it was still amazing.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Murrells Inlet

Favorite blog… Half Baked Harvest, obviously. I mean she is the QUEEN of all things food/baking blogging, I aspire to do all that she has done. She is actually where I got the idea to do this post. She does something called “Nine Favorite Things” each week which I love to follow.

Currently reading… Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – recommended by my best friend, Chandler, she knows everything about YA books. She has gotten me hooked on so many series. I can’t read one book at a time, maybe I should haha but I don’t! I am loving these books called “cozy English mysteries.” Basically a mystery set in England (or Ireland… love) usually in the late 1800s or early 1900s that isn’t scary or suspenseful, usually has some humor which makes me chuckle. Its just a good happy little read. Some of my favorite series are the Churchill and Pemberley series by Emily Organ, the Posie Parker series by L.B. Hathaway, the Lady Hardcastle series by T.E. Kinsey, and the Penny Green series by Emily Organ. I may or may not have read every book in these series and are waiting for the authors to write the next book… in each series lol…

Favorite recipes… Jared loved this Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta by HBH. I am obsessed with pancakes, I mean I could eat pancakes every single day. I love this Dutch Baby by HBH with Strawberry jam… so good. We both loved HBH’s Creamed Feta Garlic Herb Butter Salmon… What’s not to love??

Wanting to buy… a beach cart. I mean why would you carry all your stuff to the beach when you could have one of these carts?? I had some major jealously over the people that had already figured this out. I really like this one from Amazon.

Currently watching… Rosewood, I really wish they had made more seasons of this. It’s a medical show (from a pathologist view) that makes me giggle. I am also watching Chicago PD, Med and Fire. I am almost caught up and I will be really sad when that happens.

Dream Kitchen Inspo… Um look at these tiles!!!! A corner kitchen window is my dream. I love this accent wood on the ceiling and the beam on the side! Lastly, this dreamy little baking nook by a window (talk about some good lighting), don’t forget to peek at the double ovens.

Current Bible study… Entrusted – A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore, I am LOVING this study. I’m not watching the videos that go along with it but I am still getting so much out of it. I have learned so much about Paul that makes me even more in awe of our amazing God! God’s plan is truly perfect, so detailed and deliberate (obviously).

Kitchenware… I love this Le Creuset set: Square Baker, Cast Iron Skillet, and this Rectangle Baker. I am obsessed with this kitchen set, I don’t even think you can buy these anymore so if you know anyone that can make them for me…. Let me know lol Drink Dispenser, Canisters, Storage Bin, and this Bread Bin.

Worship songs on repeat… Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel Music, Charity Gayle’s entire album but especially I Speak Jesus, We Need a Miracle, and Endless Praise.

Amazon purchases from July… these cute notebooks, mini packets of raw honey for my sugar cravings, these large claw clips (am I too late for this trend? lol), this hat for the beach, and this swim top to match this cute swim skort.

Podcasts I’m obsessed with… Whoa That’s Good with Sadie Robertson Huff, she has really great guest speakers that say some awesome stuff about God. Rope Drop Radio with Derek and Doug. I love a good Disney podcast, plus Derek and Doug are hilarious! The Crumb from Bake from Scratch. I mean a podcast by my favorite company ever, come on now!

Jewelry I want… Pinterest has been hitting me hard in the jewelry department. There are so many things I like, here are all the links.

Stuff I want to bake… Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake from Bake from Scratch… Delicious. Have I made this Magnolia French Silk pie 10 times? Yes. Do I want to make it again? Yes. These Hazelnut Sourdough Cruffins… There’s not a single thing in there that I don’t love. Since it’s technically August can I start planning my Halloween baking yet? I want to make this Spooky Pie, maybe without the skull, that’s a little far for me lol. I made these Swedish Cardamom Rolls one time, it was extensive, took me so long and made my back hurt. But it is one of the treats that still make my mouth water when I think about them, maybe it’s time to do it again!

I have recently taken a break from the blog, I am feeling motivated to come back with a new idea…. COOKIES! I want to bake all the cookie recipes I have dreamed about, ones from my grandmothers, ones from Pinterest, ones from blogs I love, and maybe a few of my own concoctions. If there is a cookie you want me to bake, comment or message me and I will bake them! I hope you all tag along only cookie journey. Love you all!