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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Secret Life of Blogger's Blog Party: July 2016

Hello dear readers!

July has been a busy month - turning 27 on July 4, going to Philadelphia for an early birthday celebration on the 3rd; going to a tea party with Teddy Roosevelt on July 17; and going to Asbury Park from July 22-24. I had a fun month and despite some plans in August, I will spend the month relaxing. I will also post more Asbury Park posts during that time. Since I plan on taking the rest of the year lightly, I will be posting more entries from the summer during that down period.

I hope you enjoy this month's installment of The Secret Life of Blogger's Blog Party!

Friday, July 1

The birthday card Brijae gave me. It made me smile - the gesture was so thoughtful!

On Mondays and Fridays, since I don't have the library, I take the bus to Target. I saw the Slim Shady LP was on sale for $5 and I bought it. I used to own the edited version back in the day.

Saturday, July 2

Our township now has green goats to eat weeds in one park.

Preparing the lamb.

Lamb dish.

Sunday, July 3

Beautiful woman I met on SEPTA.

Selfie in front of the Magic Gardens.


Mom enjoying her meal.

Enjoying my meal.

Magic gardens.

Corgi looking at the dog inside the Magic Gardens.

Monday, July 4
My 27th birthday

Mimi so loves me when I put a birthday hat on her head.

We celebrate in style.

Tuesday, July 5

Nice card from Sharon. :)

My gift to Sharon.

Made pickles.

Friday, July 8

Flannel shirt - new fall style!

Death Row Records - fall style.

Saturday, July 9

I love fireworks.

Sunday, July 10
Scrapbooks I bought to organize my photos.

An animal rescue site was on premise before The Secret Life of Pets. Wonderful movie and very funny! I would recommend it.

5 days in. 9 more days to go!

Tuesday, July 12

My new modest bathing suit for Asbury Park.

Thursday, July 14

Was caught in the rain during my walk.

Good thing I had a change of clothes.

Friday, July 15

Mimi hates the heat too.

Saturday, July 16

Looking fabulous in my shades!

My friend in Alaska is getting married - this is the gift I sent... along with a $25 giftcard. Hope she likes it!

Sunday, July 17

It was 10 degrees cooler in Schwenksville, though it was still humid.

Despite the heat, it's never a bad time to have tea!

Teddy and me.


Wednesday, July 20

Pickles are done! They were so good!

Thursday, July 21

Packing for Asbury Park. These shirts will also be my fall style.

July 22-24

Leaving from Philadelphia on the 21st.

Will be in Asbury Park in an hour!

Beach Day - July 22

Raw Oysters!

A young Irish couple took my picture. We talked for a good 15 minutes - they were surprised I knew their accent, I told them my great grandma immigrated from Ireland and still have family in Ireland.

Loved this arcade and loved playing the games.

The picture of my camera screen - posted this to Instagram.

Asbury Park had a library box. I put my book in - hopefully Asbury Park residents will check it out! Sadly, I didn't sell any books while there... was a bit nervous.

Jared and his friend, Joe. His friend was cool.

The glorious beach.

Joe and a person we met from Baltimore.

I went into this one store and they had Queen Elizabeth solar panels! I had to take a picture of this for Andrew.

Jared and I.

Squad. First time meeting the others - they were awesome and nice. A lot of fun.

My last morning in Asbury Park - 7 AM 7/24... I left at 8 AM.

Monday, July 25

Bought a spiritual journal.

Tuesday, July 26


Wednesday, July 27

A cute teddy bear at my library job. I didn't want to return him to the children's department!

Thursday, July 28

Tea since I wasn't feeling well.

Friday, July 29

Saturday, July 30

We went to a Middle Eastern and Indian store. My groceries!

I can drink this! 

Coconut milk.

Sunday, July 31

My new friend!

Salmon and candied apples - Famous Dave's.

I look forward to seeing what August brings!


  1. You've had a busy month. Congrats on the successful pickles. Just the image makes my mouth water.

    1. Thank you! I will have to send you the recipe because those pickles were awesome.

  2. Congratulations on turning twenty-seven successfully! That must mean I have a bit earlier in the year, and my significant other even a bit earlier than that. He wants me to journey down to Union Station next weekend. Um. Right now I'm cramping like crazy, that might be cutting it close. It'd probably be safer the week after...

    Let's see what else I wanted to say with this fun thought expulsion. Ah, I was curious what you wanted to put in your spiritual journal...

    Then, it IS nice to see more of your thoughts concerning the photography ^_^ I approve!

    I might have something else regarding this which I'll think up in the morning, but it IS kinda late.

    1. Thanks, Claire.

      The journal is for thanks, devotions, and verses.

    2. Thanks, Claire.

      The journal is for thanks, devotions, and verses.

  3. I love the picture of you at the beach - such a bright and infectious smile! :D

    Ha ha, I do like The Queen, thanks for the mention. :)

    I like your birthday pictures. One day...perhaps one of us might be able to attend the birthday of the other. :)

  4. I wish there were more places like this, because it was simply too amazing for words. I came here with my boyfriend the other night, and it was absolutely fabulous. The use of wood throughout the event space San Francisco adds a very warm and inviting feel to venue.