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What I’m Into (July and August 2015)

I didn’t get to writing this post for the month of July… and now August is over. CRAZY!

What’s Been Happening

I started off July with a week long staycation. Ben and I enjoyed a lot of good food in Nashville, including breakfast at the Loveless Cafe [which is less than 10 minutes from our house btw] and getting these free reusable travel cups from Dunkin’ Donuts. These cups come with 99 cent refills through the end of August… so we’ve been going a lil Dunkin’ crazy. Ha! We also picked blueberries and blackberries. So good!

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Ben started his second year teaching. I helped him decorate his classroom… bulletin boards aren’t my strength. ๐Ÿ™‚

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August brought tons of traveling and visitors. Here’s how it happened!ย The first weekend of the month brought my parents to town on their way to vacation. The follow weekend, I went to a one-day library conference at Indiana University Kokomo and saw a bunch of friends from grad school and my hometown, as well as my cute nephew. Then, my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew stayed with us on their way home from vacation. FINALLY, I headedย back to Indiana for my grandpa’s 94th birthday party! This past weekend was spent at home, no traveling or visitors.

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School’s starting up at my university so things have been crazy there but I’m excited to see the students again! Fall is coming soon…and I can’t wait!

What I’m Reading

July and August 2015 Readings | What I'm Into | thepajamachef.com

As of the time I wrote this post, I finished 21 books in July and August, with a few more on tap. You can check out my reviews of the books above on Goodreads. On the blog, I reviewed The Wiregrass; it’s a great read if you’re looking for a good book! I also finally read [listened to]ย Anne of Green Gables! I started that book as a kid but never finished it… it’s so fun to listen to and I want to read the whole series now! ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™ve also made a point to save some of the great articles I read online to share hereโ€ฆ so in no real order you should check out these articles:

What I’ve Been Cooking

Lots of peanut noodles with this sauce. Kale salad with sauteed potatoes and fried eggs. Sounds weird, but it’s so good. I made it a mish mash of these two recipes. I’m sure I’ve made other things, but I can’t really recall now… ha!

What’s on the Blog

My most popular July recipe was Turkey Sloppy Joes. Mmm!

Turkey Sloppy Joes | an easy, healthy meal that everyone will love! | thepajamachef.com

In August, everyone loved the Zucchini Apple Walnut Muffins. Me too!

Zucchini Apple Walnut Muffins for #secretrecipeclub | find the recipe for these healthy 'n delicious muffins on thepajamachef.com

Most popular recipes from the archive included: Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake, Buffalo Pretzels, and Funfetti Cookies, as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

What were you into in July and August?

Linking up with Leigh Kramer to share what Iโ€™ve been into lately.ย 

17 thoughts on “What I’m Into (July and August 2015)”

  1. It sounds like you’ve had a great rest of the summer! You reminded me that we have yet to take our daughter to Loveless โ€ฆ and she’s been on this planet for over 2 years! She loves a good breakfast out, so that might be a nice toddler treat for her soon. And oh my heavens, you read so much! I love reading, so it’s always nice to hear that I’m not alone in my voracious reading. Speaking of childhood books, I recently re-read the Island of the Blue Dolphins, which we read in maybe middle or elementary school? I loved it as a kiddo, and still loved it now. =) Gotta love revisiting some of those childhood books!

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    1. I’m sure your daughter would LOVE Loveless! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a fun place. My husband is a 5th & 6th grade teacher and needed more books for his classroom so we went to McKay’s a few weeks ago. So fun to pick out all my old childhood favorites for his kiddos! I loved Island of the Blue Dolphins! I think we read it in 4th or 5th grade. My parents also brought a bunch of my old books so I want to revisit some of them (Nancy Drew, Charlotte’s Web, the Little House series)… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It’s so nice to see everyone in the summer…and then it’s nice to have some quiet time!

    I am going to check out your Turkey Sloppy Joes. I’ve been looking for a healthier version of that.

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  3. You always amaze me with how many books you are able to read! That’s more than I’ve read the whole year so far and I thought I was doing pretty good lol. Very impressive! Your sloppy joes (a favorite of mine) look delicious (plus tots = extra yum).

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    1. Awww, thanks Amy. Everyone reads at a different speed so that contributes too…and I have a 30-45 minute commute each way + sometimes listen to audio books when cooking or doing other things at home, so that helps too. I’ve also cut back on tv/internet time at night during the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you read anything good lately?

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