Last Friday of the month means favorites time!
Here's all the podcasts, shows, books, products, and pages I've been loving in July.
This month I've found myself enjoying the Gastropod podcast. It's a biweekly show that discusses all different types of foods like peanuts, wine, chocolate, southern food, etc. including some of the history and science behind it. Now I know this is a creative lifestyle blog, and not a foodie one, but who says cooking isn't creative?
I have been devouring The Mindy Project this month. It's availabale on Hulu, and already has 5 seasons out. But if that intimidates rather than excites you, don't worry they are short 22 minute or so episodes. It's a super funny and heartfelt show, and perfect for watching in short bites or all-day bingefests. The 6th and final season is coming out this fall, so catch up quick!
I pulled my sewing machine out this month with the intention of starting the girls dresses after receiving the fabric. But with it, I also got out the triangle quilt I had started for Evelyn shortly after her first birthday. I made a lot of progress, finishing the quilt top, and revving up for basting, when I discovered I was short on my backing and binding fabrics. Needless to say, more fabric has been ordered and that project is now on hold.
I also started collecting supplies to start my first two EPP projects (English Paper Piecing). I love the idea of portable quilting, and think this will be great for very long term projects. I picked out supplies for 1 inch hexagons to use up my scraps for at least 3 different quilts (more on that later). I also bought the patterns for the first two of nine blocks in the Whimsical Wonder block of the month quilt. I dont have fabric picked out or a concrete plan at this point, I have just purchased the patterns for future use.
In addition to these two projects, I have also stumbled upon the EPP Party being hosted by Mister Domestic and Pat Bravo. This is a 12" biweekly block party with free block patterns and templates! They are already through 7 blocks, and I am sure the party will be over by the time I get around to it, but I love the block varieties and what everyone is doing with it!.
Instagram is by far my most preferred social media. I am constantly finding new accounts to follow that fill me with joy, laughter, and inspiration. Some of my favorite new finds are...
@karinpfeiffboschek who bakes the most delicious looking pies, and beautfiully photographs them.
@salvagedior who showcases amazing boho/rustic home decor and design.
@TheFoxGuild has great inspiration and ideas for getting little ones outisde to play and explore in nature.
@fleeting_interest also has awe inspiring home decor and plant photos for any of those fellow plant ladies out there. Also, she posted a photo of a mustard chair against a dark grey wall that I have since become obsessed with.
I have started reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty this month. I am not incredibly far yet, only about 60 or so pages into my almost 500 page copy, but am so far loving it! Don't blame my slow reading on a slow book or lack of interest. My time managment gets stacked pretty high, and sometimes things fall to the back burner. This book is a great drama and super easy summer read, perfect for enjoying on the mountain, by the lake, in the park, or heck even on your couch in the AC (I won't judge).
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.
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