Monthly Favorites | August 2016

I have a serious problem, y’all. I start every single monthly favorites post with the declaration that I just CAN’T believe we’ve ended another month. So original, am I right? Yeah….nope. It ain’t. I can’t help it, though, because that’s what is on my mind at the end of every month – are we SERIOUSLY through this one now?


Whether I believe it or not, the calendar confronts me with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. September first is tomorrow, and I’m afraid I can’t cling to August any longer.

With that being said, let us begin.



I got this diffuser for my birthday this month and I love it! I like to diffuse lavender at night when I go to bed. I also got a sample essential oil collection and I like their Stress Away and Joy blends. The diffuser works really well!



I am a HUGE fan of the Daniel Boone TV series that aired in the sixties. My grandmother bought Season 2 a while ago (season 1 was super expensive) and I rewatched it all this month – then bought Season 1 and watched it too! I love how clean they are – and I just really like old shows in general :) There are three or four episodes that I won’t be letting my cousins watch, but overall it’s a great family-friendly show! It’s also quite historical, which I absolutely love :).



Also for my birthday, I received this microfiber long hair towel. Well, promptly after receiving it, I went and cut 15 inches off my hair. :O Despite that, I did try it with hip-length hair and it worked really well! It soaks the water out of my hair and dries it about a third of the way. (Oh, and it works well with short hair too. :) )



I discovered Ed Ames through the Daniel Boone show – he was the half-British half-Cherokee friend Mingo. I looked him up and discovered that he was one of the Ames Brothers¬†before he went to study acting! Turns out Ed recorded several records himself in the 60’s. Two years ago, someone put together his two Broadway albums – Opening Night and More I Cannot Wish You, ending up with a 24-song album, called Ed Ames On Broadway. Since he has an amazing, rich, velvety baritone voice, I love Broadway music, AND it was quite affordable, I purchased the CD. I haven’t stopped listening to it yet. My favorite songs are “They Were You, “Try to Remember”, “If Ever I Would Leave You” and “The Trolley Song”.



I’ve been really interested in modern calligraphy, but I hadn’t figured out how to do it – until I found this tutorial. It’s so easy it’s silly.

And, that completes my favorites for this month! Have you ever tried calligraphy?

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