Happy Monday to you!  I am assuming you don't hate Monday as much as usual today since for most of you (if you live in the U. S. of A.) will have a short week.  Woohoo to short weeks.  And if not, I am sorry. for not being sorry

July & July 4th are quite possibly my most favorite time of the year.  I love warm weather, the smell of too much sun screen, the sound of water splashing, the taste of sweet and juicy watermelon, and watching fireworks.  And because I love all of the above (plus so much more), I am going to enjoy it to the fullest without having to worry about anything but what makes me happy in that moment.  Enter, a month blogging break.  I did the same thing last year and really enjoyed it.  I had more time on my hands and I felt rejuvenated once I returned to blogging.  I have been feeling pretty uninspired around these parts lately.  Just haven't been feeling it, ya know?  So, I while I am saying goodbye for now, have no fears, I will be back on Aug 1 - hopefully feeling inspired again, a few pounds lighter, with better ideas, and with  loads of photos to share.

July wishes:
-celebrate our 4 year anniversary with long bike rides, relaxing on the beach, wine tasting, and camping with my favorite husband. 
-visit my parents in STL for the long weekend - play games, go for long walks and runs, picnic at Forest Park, drink wine, and take a ride on the vespa. 
-celebrate a good friend's wedding.  and hopefully make plans to get together with this person more.
-complete a few different crafts I have in mind as gifts for good friends.  I am not the craftiest of individuals so it should be interesting. 
-go on another hike or two with the husband
-take lots of photos.
-have friends over.  And reconnect with old ones.

But before I leave you, I have changed the blog's url over to startingoveratdirtythirty.blogspot.com  I would like to get my photography only blog up and running in the meantime, so I didn't want to confuse anyone with the two different but similar blogspot urls.  Thanks for sticking around!

And if you are afraid you will miss me much too much, follow me on Instagram and Twitter for play by plays of my July.  Because let's be honest, why wouldn't you want to?

Hope everyone has a great month!
What are your plans for the 4th?
Anything exciting planned for the month of July?

Linking up with Melyssa, Leeann, and Molly today!

until August,
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  1. A month long break from blogging sounds just lovely! I'm sure you're going to have a great July with all your plans. I hope you enjoy the break and all the hikes and photo taking!

  2. sounds like you will have an awesome month! enjoy and good luck with your goals :)

  3. Our your Anniversary plans sounds amazing! Hope your month is amazing!!

  4. That is awesome about your blogging break. I think I need to take one in August. I have too many posts due in July. Congrats on your anniversary.

  5. Enjoy the break ... summer is the perfect time to do it :)


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