things that made me smile this month august 2019

Things That Made Me Smile This Month | August 2019

Here’s a little catch up post of the things that have been making me smile!

Work ★★★★ Play ★★★ Health ★★★


Favourite Photos This Month

What I’ve Been Watching…

Re-watching – Gilmore Girls
Re-watching – The Walking Dead
Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
(Its very rare but I didn’t watch a lot in August)

What I’ve Been Reading…

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han

(And then I stopped reading because getting through these books so quickly made me sad)

Things That Made Me Smile This Month

★To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – I’ll try and share a review this month but it was such an easy read that made me so happy
★Celebrating Mum and Nan’s birthday
★Working on my family tree – admittedly I spent most of my spare time on this!
★Going out on adventures with Will in the sunshine!
★A beautiful bank holiday weekend
★Baking my Dad a cake to announce his birthday surprise – celebrating his 50th in NYC!
★Sending my best friend a present – She moved from the UK to North Carolina in January/February and I miss her so I sent her a little bracelet through Etsy that made me smile
★I gave up waiting and put out all my pumpkin candles!
★ I spontaneously started my Christmas shopping – I don’t usually start this early but I found something perfect for someone and I couldn’t resist

Things I am Grateful For This Month

Family, history and old photographs – Working on my family tree has made me very grateful for all the generations that came before me. I wouldn’t be here without them

That last heatwave of the Summer and Will getting a day off work so we could enjoy the last bank holiday together before Christmas! The weather was amazing so we went to the New Forest

My family all teaming up to surprise my Dad with a trip to NYC for his 50th. We managed to keep the secret!

3 Things I am Looking Forward To Over The Next Month

Autumnal blog posts

Autumnal Baking

The colder weather – I’m ready for cosy duvets and sweater weather!


I’ve always said August is like one long Sunday at the end of the summer and this one was no exception. The weather wasn’t always perfect but it was relaxing nonetheless. Celebrating birthdays, lazy afternoons surrounded by old photographs, sunny walks round the New Forest, dinners with my family. I had a really lovely month!

September has arrived with a cool breeze, rainy mornings and crisp golden leaves. Autumn is here a little bit early but that’s okay, I’m more than ready!
Hope you’ve had a beautiful start to September

Shannon x

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