August Favorites

August Favorites

Oh my gosh, can you believe it's been another month already?

Didn't the summer just start?

We sure were running like crazy this month, enjoying family and finishing up a lot of our summer projects (mostly large house projects).

With all of the running around and family time, I haven't had as much of a chance to work on crafty projects or enjoy reading and guilty tv time, but here is everything I did get a chance to enjoy in August.


There are two podcasts that are tried and true for me that I found myself coming back to this month.

First, the Hound Tall Discussion Series always gets me thinking and laughing, which is a great combo. The series is hosted by comedian Moshe Kasher, and focuses on one topic per episode. Each episode has one expert on the topic at hand, which they discuss at length with a panel of guest comedians. It's always entertaining and often educational. I especially enjoyed this episode on time travel, which made my brain hurt for while after. 

Secondly, I have always loved the mother and daughter duo of knitmore girls, ever since I first found craft podcasts. Jasmine and Gigi are always fun to listen to, and as very seasoned knitters, they aren't afraid to admit when their "knitting attacks". It's a nice reminder to know that no one knits perfectly all the time. If you are a fellow knitter I would highly recommend taking a listen!


Apparently, I've been all about Hulu watching lately. This month I devoured American Housewife and Speechless, both of which are available on Hulu.

American Housewife is a hilarious comedy about a regular old family that moves to a very upscale town, and their struggle to fit in, but not too much. This one was full of laughs and had even Kyle wanting to watch the next episode. There's 1 season out and it's due to start up again this fall. 

Speechless is another great comedy about a family that somewhat revolves around a child that has mobility and communication challenges. But the whole family has plenty of personality and character among the rest of them. It's a great show about the lengths family goes to for each other, and it's in nice quick little 20 minute bites. I believe it also returns in the fall. 


With this month being so busy, I have been loving portable projects for throwing in a bag when on the go. I'm thinking small knitting projects (baby items, stuffies, hats, mittens, shawls, etc. ), EPP projects (especially pre-cut fabric hexies that only need to be basted and/or attached), hand quilting, quilt binding, embroidery, etc. 

It's so nice to have a small project ready to throw in a bag at a moments notice for those times you might be "swinging by" and end up visiting for hours. Don't get me wrong, that time with others is great on its own, but it's even better if I can feel like I physically accomplished something at the same time. 


I have been loving so many instagrammers this month, but here are a few.

@house_of_douglas has the sweetest feed showcasin magical moments with her two beautiful daughters.

@lisataylor1982 is a super fun and color crafter that is currently working on a Heather Ross hexie quilt, and I am obsessed with following her progress.

@bella_filato makes amazing knits, and I have been dying over her recent fall inspired posts (I'm not the only one ready for the season change, right guys?).


Maybe it's because I am so ready for autumn weather and style, but I have been absolutely devouring hot cider towards the end of the month (and no, it hasn't been apple pie moonshine, well at least not most of the time!).

Don't get me wrong, I am a coffee girl till the end, but something about the warmth and crispness has had me smitten!

It's probably a subconscious shift towards the next season, since I can't bring myself to set out pumpkin and leaf themed decor in the 90 degree weather. 

Soon though, soon!

So now I'm dying to know what new things you have stumbled upon or have just been generally loving this month! 

Let me know in the comments below! Or, tag me in an Instagram post with @Peoniesandcream or #Peoniesandcream.


I am in no way affiliated with, nor have I been compensated by any of the above brands, shows, pages, etc. These are all strictly my own opinion.



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