Thursday, September 1, 2016

What's New With You - August Recap

Time for another What's New With You link up with Gretch & I! No real rules, all we ask is that you link back to us somewhere in your post - easy peasy. I'll be doing another monthly recap, since that's how I roll, and lots of things happened in August.

What's New With You
I've already mentioned this about 1,000 times, but I finally got my American driver's license which meant I could join the library! Definitely the highlights of my life month.


There are lots of birthdays in August - KC's family has a few, and they have a big get together with lots of cake. My mother in law just got her backyard all redone and it's so fancy!


Then KC's birthday - he met up with his old work colleagues and friends at a Mexican place, where they give you a free shot of tequlia and then put whipped cream on your face to wish you happy birthday? I don't get it, but it's happened to him twice at different restaurants so perhaps he should just stop going to Mexican restaurants for his birthday. Let me tell you, if someone put whipped cream on my face I'd be so mad! I'm all about eating it, but I don't want it on my face.


A few days later it was my friend Megan's birthday, so we went out to celebrate that - the big 30!


^ That photo on the right is horrible quality but it makes me laugh so hard.


Aaaaaand I guess that's about it. As usual, a billion cat and workout snaps:


^ I think the bottom middle is my favourite photo from the month because Millie is slow blinking the camera and oh she's just so freaking cute I cannot even.

A few runs outside, alone and with my bestie:


I mentioned last month that I basically take the same pictures at the gym, and that was definitely the case this month....


But then I discovered something even funnier. I wore the same top to 3 running days in a row, took the same treadmill photo, and then basically the same selfie. I am nothing if not incredibly consistent!


It's crazy, I even sweat the same.

For reals though, that top and the same one in green are my favourites. I got them from Target a year or more ago and they are not technically workout tops but I love them.

And these two random photos from the month which are kind of my favourites. My bookcase is definitely anti-pinterest (unless it's for tetris inspiration, and even then...) and KC and I reading together always makes me smile.


If you'd like to link up with us, please do so below!

So, what's new with you?

61 comments:

  1. Your bookcase looks like mine. Except mine is 3 bookcases and I still have piles in front of the nicely lined up ones because we have no more space!

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  2. OMG the bottom 3 pics of your sweaty selfies could literally be the same day and you'd never know (unless they actually are and I am just dumb). That is IMPRESSIVE>
    Whenever I see a sombrero, I now think of the guac sombrero from Despicable Me 2. And then I want chips and guac...

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  3. How are you so cute?! I love your hair in your pictures with your friends. I'm seriously hopeless when it comes to my appearance haha as for your gym pictures - color me envious! I haven't been getting in long runs lately, and it's so sad!

    Also - your kitties?! LOVE!

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  4. So exciting about being able to join the library!!! Your mother in law's yard looks amazing! Sounds like a fun and relaxing month. Your daily workouts are so inspiring! Hoping to link up today... Just gotta format my post!!

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  5. So exciting about being able to join the library!!! Your mother in law's yard looks amazing! Sounds like a fun and relaxing month. Your daily workouts are so inspiring! Hoping to link up today... Just gotta format my post!!

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  6. Wow so many birthdays! And I had no idea you had to have a drivers license to join the library. Or is it just any state issued ID? I'm so glad you joined though and you'll save so much money! Check if your library has Overdrive because then you can get books directly on your kindle or read in a browser! Life changing for me, plus it's impossible to keep it past due and pay a fee ;)

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  7. Ha! That's funny you took the same workout pictures and wearing the same shirt! Yay for workouts and lots of sweating! I somehow can't believe it's actually September?!?

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  8. Library memberships are the best! I certainly am enjoying mine since I joined one in a more populated area haha. Your MIL yard looks so good! I am jealous of that pool! And it looks like you ladies had a fabulous time out celebrating friends. Your hair has gotten so long and pretty! My hair just gets scraggly when its long now :( Gym selfies for the win!

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  9. Uhm the whole whip cream on your face scenario is so very odd. I have no idea! The same selfies every day - love it! Thanks for hosting! I always look forward to these.

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  10. i forgot to link up again like a moron. alas. but i like reading about your month :) all the kitties and work out stuff. - i mean what is better than that? the whip cream thing i've never heard of ha. and your running - girl you're rocking it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Ok, seriously weird that they put whipped cream on your face after your tequila shot. That's really random! And I always forget how tall you are until I see full length pics :) LOVE your hair in those pics out for Megna's birthday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. omg at the whipped cream! LOL. I would be kind of mad about that too, but it looks hilarious! But what a good month of fun birthday celebrations. I love Megan's pin(?) that says 29ish! So funny that those last three treadmill pictures are all from different days-- but it's awesome because it means consistent workouts :)

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  13. haha I love it! At our Mexican restaurants they do the sombrero and the tequila shot... but not the whipped cream! LOL That's hilarious, and I would also hate it. :P Glad you got to join the library, that's a CRAZY awesome amount of books every time I see you posting library book pictures. :) Also, love your cats as usual, and the workout snaps all being so similar is hilarious! :) hehe I remembered to linkup.. which was actually a close one, but hooray I did it. :P XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  14. your bookcase used to look like mine until i had to donate most of them when we did our basement. so awesome that KC reads with you!

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  15. I have never heard of this tequila/whip cream routine either haha. Weird. I love cat pictures. Awww Millie. I only have about three workout tops that I wear all the time. I mean.. there are more, but some are just perfect and I'd rather wear them on repeat.

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  16. Yep - your bookcase looks just like all of mine. On the whipped cream - I don't get it ... and only at Mexican restaurants? I'd probably smack the person who tried that with me. Way to go on the library card! It was one of the first things I signed up for when I moved down here. Yay for libraries! :)

    PS - I tried linking back to you, but as I'm an eternal blog-newbie, I don't have a clue. Maybe next month! :)

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  17. Haha, I'm not sure if I'd like the whipped cream on my face or not? I mean, I guess if it's close enough to my mouth? I dunno. Ahhh, you and your friends are so gorgeous -- glad you got to have a night out of fun! Love all the kitty pics!!

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  18. I am dying that you wore that tank and took basically the same photos 3 days last month, lol! Consistency is your thing! Your workout pics always motivate me to work harder when I AM at the gym. Looks like you had a great month of August!!

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  19. Even though Mexican food is my favorite, I definitely try to avoid it on my birthdays specifically for the whole whipped cream in the face! That mixed with makeup for a girl would be no bueno! And hooray for celebrating so many birthdays, but especially with your girlfriend! Your hair looks so pretty in that picture of all of y'all going out to celebrate! I really need to work on getting a legit bookcase, even if it's not neat or anything. All of my books have been sitting in the closet since we moved!

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  20. I love all the cat photos :) Your friend Megan looks so so familiar to me and I cannot figure out why. Driving me crazy.

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  21. Girl you are killin' it at the gym, and I'm so inspired by how early you get up to go there! And now I'm totally craving Mexican food :-P
    Green Fashionista

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  22. Can you be anymore gorgeous?? Seriously, you look gorgeous in every picture. I love your cat pictures, they always make me smile. I can't stop laughing at the whipped cream story, that is so funny and weird. But I do love me some whipped cream.

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  23. LOL @ the "tetris inspiration" bookshelf comment! Hilarious! As always, I enjoy your photos of your cats. Congrats on the KY driver's license! That birthday thing at the Mexican restaurants... I don't get it either. First of all, I wouldn't want that sombrero on my head (wondering whose head it had been on before mine) and that smearing of the whip cream... No thank you. LOL! Have a good one!

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  24. The kitties are so cute! My favorite is the one of KC and the white cat, (Is that Chelsea?) having a mind meld moment. :-)

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  25. I always mean to start taking more gym & workout selfies, and then I leave my phone in my gym locker, because I usually don't workout with it & then I'm too lazy to go back in the locker room & get it so that I can take a selfie, which is probably for the best anyways, really, so yeah, no selfies.

    The BF was being nice & washed some of my workout clothes the other day. But not before texting me to tell me they smelled bad. Umm duh. So, I'm pretty much one and done when it comes to wearing workout clothes.

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  26. You could've taken all those workout photos on the same day and we'd be none the wiser, haha! Love all the kitty photos- that slow blink one is adorable! Now I'm craving birthday cake, whipped cream, and chips & salsa! Haha!

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  27. I have never seen the whipped cream face thing but I would definitely be against it, too! Ick. Still love your cats. Love that you guys read together - my husband likes to read but never does unless we're on a plane. It sounds nice to have a relaxing evening in our own books!

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  28. I love that you're selfies have so much consistency! It makes me feel infinitely better about my own which are always the same photo I swear. Also my library shelves look exactly like that #NoShameILoveMyBooks.

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  29. I feel ya with the same shirt for workouts. I always try to mix up my shirts solely for the pictures #thatsjustsad
    9 miles? Look at you!!! Are you doing a half this fall?
    So that whip cream on the face is a thing they do to everyone???? that's messed up.

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  30. Yay to being able to join the library! :) Love the cat pictures as always. They are adorable, but I think you already knew that. I need to get my butt to the gym, although I probably won't be taking any selfies. :( But maybe after I feel less like a blob! And I would take the same selfie over and over too. :)

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  31. You & your friends are so gorgeous! I got a library card in August finally too! Yay for library cards. Maybe I'll actually read more now that I can get them fo free. The whipped cream is so weird. The tequila shot I understand...but not the whipped cream. I've never heard of that before. I'm trying to think back to college when friends would go out to Mexican restaurants for their birthdays if this happened or not. The fact that I don't remember tells me probably not haha.

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  32. Looks like a great month with so much fun. and my bookshelf looks exactly the same. Not magazine worthy but with lots of books and well loved!

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  33. Hey! At least you have a bookcase...my books are gathering in the corner because I have no room for them anymore.
    I always enjoy the pictures of your kitties because they are so cute!

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  34. Life is calm. Life is consistent. Life is good! And we all love your kitty pics . . . so adorable!!!

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  35. My bookcase is looking like that one - I need a new, bigger one! The cat photos are my fav. So cute! And you look gorg during all the birthday celebrations! So pretty!

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  36. I got a library card in August, too! Hooray!
    I just adore the pictures of your kitties.

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  37. A library card is such an awesome thing! I need to make more use of mine!

    You bookcase looks like it's having more fun that those super organised ones ;)

    ~ K

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  38. Yay for books and cats and working out! I've been using the library too, instead of being lazy and just downloading from Amazon and it's so awesome! There's still some I want to own, but it saves so much money to not purchase all the 4 stars and under as well.

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  39. Yay for license! And library card/free books! I absolutely love it when Blue reads with me, though it's rare because she has limited attention span haha. But I totally get what you mean. And so jealous that your cats let you hold them haha. Looks like a super fun month!

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  40. LOL @ your gym selfies! It's so hard to mix it up! And I totally forgot that today was the first day of the month so I failed at linking up this month (again). And yay again to getting a library card!

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  41. One of the first things I do when I move to a new area is get a new library card. Congrats on your American driver's license AND your library card!

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  42. This is such a wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  43. Congrats again on your driver's license and library card!!
    Hahaha I wouldn't want some stranger at a restaurant to put whipped cream on my face either. Or anyone at all, really, but especially not in public. Happy belated birthday to KC though! And to Megan!
    Hahaha the consistency in all your workout photos is awesome and hilarious!

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  44. Your cats are so pretty, I just want to cuddle them! Yay for your license!! Were you just using your passport?

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  45. What a great month! That backyard and pool is amazing!!

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  46. August is always filled with birthdays for me too - including my own! Looks like you had an awesome August!

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  47. Umm talk about the consistency queen, hahaha! I am the same with sweat - it's always exactly the same places. So gross, haha!

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  48. I have those same tanks from Target that aren't really work out tanks, but I totally wear them to the gym all the time! Love them!

    So many birthday celebrations in August! Hooray! I don't get the whipped-cream-in-the-face thing either, but I've heard that a lot of Mexican restaurants do it. So strange!

    Millie's slow-blink at the camera is awesome. I love that you love your cats and take so many pictures of them. It makes me feel more normal about the insane number of photos I take of my dog, ha!

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  49. I have never in my life heard of that shot/whipped cream facial situation. Bizarre! But happy birthday to KC!

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  50. Yay for getting your license! And that backyard looks amazing, wow!!

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  51. "Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card!" ;) Glad you're finally a proud owner of one!

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  52. "Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card!" ;) Glad you're finally a proud owner of one!

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  53. Birthday celebrations, kitty pictures, and books! - it's kinda like a few of my favorite things :)

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  54. Congrats on getting your license and hooray for lots of birthday celebrations - those are the best!

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  55. YOU SHOULD GO TO SAN DIEGO BEFORE VEGAS :) :)

    Obviously, you already left but just sayin

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  56. Um yeah, no to whipped cream on the face! I have never heard of that and think that's kind of bizarre and would be so mad if that happened to me haha.
    You looked amazing at Megan's birthday! Your workout snaps are awesome even if they do look the same ;) And the one of you and KC reading together is too cute!

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  57. Such a good month for you! Yeah, what's with the whipped cream on the face?! I'd be like, give me the can - I'll just eat it! As always, you're killing it in the gym department, and I love the photo of you and KC reading together. Ryan and I have been reading the same book the past week, and it's so fun to get to talk about it!

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  58. I'm kind of glad you're on vacation right now so I can *try* to get a little caught up! SO sorry I missed the linkup this month! Hoping to get back on track next month! Congrats on getting your license AND your library card!! And I have never heard of whipped cream in the face for your birthday at any restaurant. That must be a Kentucky thing!! LOL. Can't wait to hear the recap from your current trip. :)

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  59. If you ask me, Pinterest bookcases are unused bookcases. Who organises their books by colour??? Come on.

    Sounds like you had a great month, I'm loving the consistency in your workout snaps, and the cat snap section is always a highlight :) happy 30th to your friend!

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  60. I've never heard of a restaurant doing cream in the face, but they ALWAYS make you do the hat!

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