Tuesday, July 19, 2011

All Things Loved in June

I feel like I blinked and June was over with.  What happened?  How did July 4th get here already?  And now July is half over with?  It just can't be!  Before June gets too far away from me, here is what I was loving in June!!

{Favorite Iphone App of the Month - Fisher Price Baby Animals}

The Fisher Price Apps saved me on our trip to Myrtle Beach this year.  Poor, sweet Jillian was not feeling the excitement on our twelve hour drive to Myrtle.  Thank goodness for this amazing app by Fisher Price.  Jillian loved watching the cute animals parade across the screen and even learned that if she touched the screen herself, she could flip to the next animal.  She absolutely loved it and it really seemed to make our drive to Myrtle Beach that much easier. 

{Favorite Blog in June- Decor and the Dog}

I came across this adorable blog when I participated in the A Bowl Full of Lemons Parade of Homes Tour.  If you haven't had a chance to look through all of the homes that participated in the tour, I highly recommend it!

Decor and the Dog is written by an adorable pharmacist named Michelle.  She somehow manages to capture her wire fox terrier in all of her pictures.  This little dog just cracks me up!!

I also love Michelle's DIY Headboard and the beautiful blue paint color she chose for her master bedroom. 


Hootsuite is absolutely amazing, if you love Twitter, I highly suggest using Hootsuite instead. Not to mention the little Owl icon is as cute as can be.  I can post directly to my personal Facebook page, my Karen At Home fan page, and my Twitter account all with one push of the button. You can also track your stats on how many followers click on your links.  You can also manage your list streams. This is especially helpful when you are mostly interested in a certain group of Tweeters at a given time.  It sorts through all of the Twitter clutter for you.   You can imagine my excitement when I found that Hootsuite also makes an iPhone app.  It's all I use now to keep up with my Tweets.  It's an amazing tool, you won't be sorry!

{NARS Lip Gloss}

I typically don't wear lipstick in the Summer months, it just feels too heavy in the heat and humidity.  I recently bought a new tube of NARS lipgloss in Risky Business.  It's the perfect shade of berry pink.  I've used quite a few NARS' glosses and have found them all to be shiny with a nice even finish. From experience, I know that NARS glosses disguise fine lip lines. They don't overpower. I've found that when I use a NARS gloss, my lips stay well hydrated, even when involved in outdoor activities, where otherwise, they might get chapped or dried. My long hair never gets stuck in NARS' glosses, and they're definitely kissable since they're not overly sticky.

{A Big Thank You to My Top Referrals in June}

I have a section to my side bar which features my Top 10 Referrals of the Month. What is a Referral you ask? According to Google Analytics, these are the top sites that have brought me traffic throughout the month by either having my blog listed somewhere in a blog roll on their site, a linky party that I have joined on their site, or if they have featured me in one of their posts. I sincerely appreciate all of the referrals that I get and want to take a moment to thank you!!!


  1. Thanks for the mention!!!

    I love the monthly favorites list...I'd probably always be about 3 months behind...maybe I should do a quarterly favorites list...so I don't set myself up for failure. :P

  2. I've not heard of HootSuite. I'll have to check that out!

  3. I'm going to look into hootsuite:)

  4. Hi

    I need to look at hootsuite, too. I was going to e-mail you, but I'll post the comment here for now since I'm here. I hope you join me on 8/1/2011 for my first link up. I'm trying to streamline my life so I thought I would do a post that will have lots of recipe links, tips for meal-planning, etc. Our readers can click on the different blogs for ideas for meals that month, etc. The link will be open for awhile in August. My latest post has the details.

  5. I came over from Decor and The Dog, isn't Michelle's pup so cute? That picture is adorable! I have never heard of hootsuite, I will definitely have to check it out.

  6. I had to look at that picture of the doggie jumping about ten times. Such a great picture! Can't wait to read that blog now!!!

  7. I always love these kind of "round up" posts! I do mine on the last day of each month and it's such a fun way to recap what's captured your fancy. :)
    Happy July!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  8. Thanks for mentioning the ap! I'm definitely going to download for my kids.... always looking for something to keep them entertained when we're out. :)

  9. Great Blog! Found you on The Mustard Ceiling. Added you to my blogroll at imagesouthfineart.com.


  10. Hello, just stopping in from the Mustard Ceilings Linky Party - I like what you have going on here! I am your newest follower!

  11. I can't believe July is almost over either. All of my friends are busy buying school supplies & uniforms! I'm going to have to try the Nars lip gloss. Thanks for the tip.

  12. I can't believe July is almost over either, this summer is flying by. I stopped by yesterday, but I wanted to thank you for following me and for linking up to my mix and mingle party this week.


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