My friend Caroline over at Adventures in Nonsense started a Friday Five series, where she highlights five awesome things from the month, on the last Friday of the month. I love a good, easy roundup post, so I thought I’d join the fun this time! July has been a crazy fun month, and picking just five things to share was a bit difficult. But here we go!
It’s good to do one of these “life lately” posts every once in a while. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of producing “blog-worthy” content that I forget that my random life happenings are just as important! Well, maybe not important, but just as blog-worthy.
As per usual, I’ve been staying pretty busy lately. So, without any further ado, here’s what’s been happening in my life lately, along with lots of things I’ve been loving!
And so the Blogtember Challenge continues! Are you following along?
I don’t know about y’all, but my obsessions ebb and flow with the seasons. What I’m loving now will probably be totally different from what I’m loving in December. But so goes seasonality, and this is one of my favorite seasons of the year. It’s all good.
Speaking of seasons and seasonality, I have to say, the new and improved PSL is on point. If you saw my Instagram post earlier this week, you’ll know that I might be a convert. Darn you, Starbucks…
Before I go on, I have to shout out Bailey for doing an awesome job with this challenge and linkup! Can this count as one of my current obsessions? Because it totally is.
I used to do these curated Friday posts pretty often, but I phased them out. I think it’s time to throw one in the mix again, just because I can. And it’s Friday – why the heck not?
So, Happy Friday, y’all! I’ll treat this post as a celebration of Friday and the weekend, fused with some “life lately” updates and happenings. Life always has something worth sharing, and I’ve been up to some fun adventures in the last few weeks.
Happy Tuesday, y’all! Life has been an adventure lately, especially as my graduate program comes to a close. I can’t believe I graduate with my Master of Arts degree this Thursday! Back in August, the director of the program (and one of my favorite professors) told us, “This will be the slowest and fastest 10 months of your lives.” He wasn’t kidding!
Well, okay, I do have to talk about my thesis project a little bit. Since February, I have been building an educational website about type-2 diabetes for young adults. Building, designing, writing all the content for it… the whole nine yards. I’ll present it on Wednesday at our annual thesis exhibition, where my 30 classmates will be showing off their awesome work, too. Here’s a glimpse of the home page of my project:
On the “blog rebrand” front, I’ve done some work and research toward that. I’ve got my colors and fonts nailed down, which helps in the design process. The domain is mine as well, and WordPress is loaded and ready to go there. I almost changed my mind about using WordPress, but I talked myself back into it. Talking to my blog and Twitter friends about their experiences and getting their advice really helped me commit to my original plan, and to explore my options within WordPress (and y’all, there are thousands). I’ll write more about that learning curve in a later post. But for now, here’s a sneak peek at my new theme. This is not final, but you can expect something very similar to this in my rebrand aesthetic!
|“Spread” cookie bars… with a hint of orange, for my dad!|
What’s exciting in y’alls lives right now? Do you know anyone graduating this year? Are YOU graduating?