July Round-up

I absolutely cannot believe today is July 31st! I started my blog at the beginning of the month, and I figured like just about everything else I start, I’d grow tired of it. As the month has gone on I’ve grown even more addicted to it though. I love finding new blogs, I love thinking about how my blog can grown all on it’s own. In my first month on wordpress I’ve gotten 32 comments, 43 followers, and 360 views. I’ve also written sixteen posts, SIXTEEN. I am beyond proud of my commitment to this blog. It’s not about the views or the followers but there is just something nice about knowing people are reading the things you have to say.

As a way of letting people know what I’ve been up to who maybe haven’t gone back and checked out my other posts, and as a way in the future for people to easily check out summaries of past blog posts, I am doing a monthly round-up. I’ll categorize everything for you and link it to the original post, that way if you’re interested, you’ll be able to check them out!

Oh, and before we get to that. I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t share this tid-bit with all of my readers. July 31st, next to December 31st, is my favorite 31st of the year. Want to know why? Today is Harry Potter’s Birthday!! ūüôā Enjoy the round-up below, and let me know what you think of “The Coffee Darling” in a comment to this post.

Beauty
Essie’s Cute As A Button

Book Reviews
Garden of Stones: A Book Review
The Art Forger: A Book Review
The Expats, by Chris Pavone: A Book Review

Daily or Weekly Challenges
Facebook: My Love Affair with The Beast
Sugar Spice and Everything Nice
Back to School
Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Life
The Coffee Darling
Mornings
The Great Tootsie Pop Mystery
I’m on Bloglovin’
20 Something Rut
I’m on Vacation

Recipes
Easy Stuffed Shells
Adventures in Jam Making