July Favorites

Watercolor July Favorites Anna Kay Artworks

Hi there! I thought I'd start a new monthly post talking all about my favorite things from the past month! Well, not all. That'd be a long read. But I'm choosing my top 6 to share with you, and I'd love to hear what you're loving in the comments! Who knows? Maybe I'll love it and paint it in a future month's favorites. 

Peaches - I feel this needs no explanation. It's summer in Georgia and the peaches seem like they've never been better! I'll eat them in any form, really, but I've been loving them raw as a snack or on yogurt and granola for breakfast.

Harding-Lane hat - I'd heard about this brand from a few blogs and am obsessed with their darling needlepoint images. I've been delighted at the comfort and sturdiness (I may or may not have fallen into Lake Nottley while wearing my hat, and it still looks good as new!). Have been eyeing this ADORABLE wagoneer version too!

Burt's Bees mascara - Truth be told, I've been using this mascara for a couple of months, which you really have to do to get a feel for new makeup! I swear it's helped my natural lashes grow thicker and longer. On top of that, it smells like honey - which, as a self-acclaimed honey connoisseur, is incredible.

YETI Rambler - Hal and I went a little nuts one day at our local outfitter store and I finally got this 20 oz Rambler I'd been pining after. And I haven't gone a day without using it since. It literally goes just about everywhere with me and I can't recommend it enough. Also how cute is this color?? They just released a navy version and I'm thinking I may need to pick that up, too. (Maybe with an AKA logo?)

French Baskets backpack - Another one I actually purchased in June, but it continues to be a favorite! I bought it for our trip to Mexico and used it as my carry-on and daily purse. While it does have a few flyaways, it held up remarkably well through rain, salty humidity, and being crammed into the overhead bins in airplanes. Now I wear it most often while we're bike-riding or to the farmer's market. Chic and practical - my favorite combination!

Blueberry crisp - We're dessert people at our house, and I love to bake - but in the summer it can get to be too much to be in the hot kitchen too long! Enter this easy, delicious crisp. I made it with frozen blueberries instead of fresh and I can't imagine it tasting better. Hal loved it so much he's already begged me to make it again. It's also an easily-adaptable recipe; looking forward to trying it with nectarines now and with apples in the fall!

Let me know if this is something y'all enjoyed and if you have any suggestions for favorites! August should be fun with all the back-to-school and pre-fall goodness!