It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. Honestly, there’s been a lot going on personally, so there hasn’t been much that we’ve read, liked or have been eyeing as a result. It’s also one of the busiest times of the year work wise. We’re hoping to get some work done to the house this summer before the official start of the new school year, though, so much of my time has been conferring with my husband about contractors for banisters, railings, and roofing.
As a result, we haven’t really had much to share in these Fresh Pressed Edits, so we stopped writing them for a little. While personally, things are still a bit busy, we figured we’d make one to highlight some of the things we’ve consumed, read, or purchased over the last couple of months or so that we’ve loved.
My husband’s been reading “Pachinko” which he loves so far. I’m still reading “The Vanishing Half” which is pretty good.
We have been loving Stephanie Soo’s podcast called “Rotten” lately. If you’re into true crime told with a bit of light-heartedness, you’ll like it too.
We’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately. By “we” I mean he has and will pause the videos to show me stuff.
Can Victoria just decorate our entire house? Everything about her rooms are so beautiful and unique.
I’ve somehow ended up on the parenthood side of TikTok (the same app I said I’d never join, but recently joined out of boredom and now I like it). Although we aren’t parents or expecting yet, these videos have been pretty informative because we’ve learned a lot about things we hope to do when God wills it for us to become parents such as teaching emotional regulation. I watch some of these, show them to him, and we’re like, “maybe we can try this one day.” They’re really interesting.
These photographs of Nantucket from Carly’s blog make Nantucket look so relaxing.
Gotta try some of these salad dressings.
These photos make me want to purchase a disposable camera and get into scrapbooking.
Hamilton is coming to our city in the fall and we ended up getting tickets after I ended up in a virtual line. I forgot I had subscribed to get notified when they come out, ended up checking my email the minute they sent out the email stating that they were on sale. It was about a 45 minute wait and I was able to get ’em!
This post-vaccine inertia post is such an interesting read.
This is such a beautifully decorated apartment!
We thought it would be fun to start sharing some of the photographs we’ve snapped, recently on our phones each month. It’s something I used to do periodically on my old blog that was pretty fun. We’re not sure how often we’ll be able to share photographs since we’re not always taking photos and sometimes the ones we take have family members in them, but we figured we could probably share them in our monthly edits!
- Coffee at Three Graces: We recently tried Three Graces, a coffee shop that opened up in Queen Village in Philly. We both loved it so much that we’ve been back more than once. It’s definitely a spot we see ourselves visiting quite often. Ignore my horrible nails. They need to be redone, so they look pretty rough.
- Cauliflower Mash: My husband and I had Qdoba for the first time in a while. I tried their cauliflower mash which was pretty delicious. Anyone else like to mix all the ingredients in their bowl before eating?
- Driving through: Snapped this during one of our drives, recently. It was a bit of a rough week that week, so we grabbed some coffee to-go and went on a drive around the area during July 4th weekend. Saw this after driving through some of the countryside in the area and thought the sky looked beautiful.
- Harrisburg: While visiting Hershey, PA, we drove through Harrisburg for a bit since it’s not a place we visit often. On our way out of the city, we had to pull up this street to get this shot on my phone of the state capital.
in case you missed it
The Londonderry Inn: Where We Stayed During Our Visit to Hershey, PA
Tips for Visiting Hershey Chocolate World
How to Travel Safely This Summer
Budget-Friendly Summer Travel Finds for Safe Travels Under $50