I know I am very very late for a June recap but I really want to do it because I love to look back on what really inspired me during the month. I've been on vacation for the past 2 weeks in my home town, enjoying being spoiled rotten by my parents and celebrating my sister's wedding. Only 2 weeks and I feel so renewed and rested. Do you have a place of solace that whenever you go there you feel rested, loved and renewed?
here is my June Instagram recap:
1 | May's Coups de Coeur was featured in Bonjour Bloggers at the beginning of June, which is how I discovered them and have since then been an avid reader of their blog that is so full of guidance for bloggers.
2 | I wrote a review on the legendary book "The Fault in Our Stars" and I watched the movie with some diehard fans. One blogger friend says that this book will probably go down in history as one of the most quotable books ever. What do you think? I mean I did hold back on tweeting every single good quote because there was one every couple of pages, ha!
3 | I had incredible amounts of coffee this month, as I always do since I married my "coffee junkie husband". I think that after searching high and wide, we have discovered the spot that makes some of the best carrot cake in San Juan. So moist, so fresh and the fact that they also happen to have great coffee is almost like a bad joke because it keeps making you come back for more and more.
4 | In the month of June I also became a contributor for Ardent Magazine and wrote a short article with some pictures of a picnic in "El Yunque" which is the rainforest of Puerto Rico. I had so much fun doing it that I can't wait to share more. Make sure to check all their fabulous articles, full of such great photography.
5 | Maybe you've noticed that pineapples are the star fruit of this summer. They are everywhere but for me this has always been my favorite fruit. I love that I can just step out and get some huge ones from the road vendor that comes by our apartment with his truck daily. I also shared a fresh salad recipe (that I am particularly proud of) that has nothing to do with pineapples but rather with another tropical fruit but I still used it because the one I got that day looked so gorgeous.
6 | That is one of my favorite pictures of our anniversary getaway. We did a road trip from one side to the island to the next, hitting awesome beaches and sleeping in different hotels, of which "La Teraza" in San Juan is my favorite. Not only do they have the nicest personnel working there and making sure you have endless fresh coffee and pastries in the main lobby but just the modern look of those awesome rooms in a restored Old San Juan home. Not to mention the rooftop infinity pool that is opened 24/7 and has a magnificent view of Old San Juan and is just fun to visit in the middle of the night and crack jokes on each other as we attempt to stay up as long as we can without falling asleep. A nice hotel worker took this awesome picture of us. We will be back very soon!
♥ Design love fest blog is known for many things but honestly though, have you ever downloaded one of their "dress you tech wallpapers"? So many talented artists featured there. Amazing.
♥ My June Instagram crush, and the one that makes me fat just because of all the great food on it that I want to eat. Never make the mistake of checking her account at night, like I have. Also, she was recently featured as a suggest user by Instagram and I am so happy for her because honestly, she is awesome.
♥ Did you know that national donut day was in June? Yeah this great blogger made it a week of donut related DIY's and they are ADORABLE!
♥ Discovered a magazine called Whole Magazine and their articles are so amazing! I know that many of my readers would love their uplifting articles so full of the truth that comes from God's word.
♥ Have you ever thought of replicating a famous person's portrait with foliage? I find that the epitome of creativity. this super talented blogger, interior designer, etc makes me want to remodel my tiny apartment all the time. Two of her hashtags (#BloomsOnBlack #FaceTheFoliage) are an endless pool of creative beauty.
♥ She Reads Truth Ministry has a STORE with study packs that are not only super cute but so enriching because it helps you study the word of God. I can honestly not express in words how much I have been blessed through these devotionals as we go through books of the Bible together as a community. there is so much wisdom and truth. What do you think of giving one of these away as a gift to one of this blog's reader?
♥ Last but certainly not least, today I am joining Malala Day on her birthday to celebrate some of the progress that has occurred on the women's education front. However, there is still so much more to be done. Today, be sure to go on social media and write that you are #StrongerThan Fear and the enemies of education. As a birthday gift, you can also give to the cause of empowering women around the world through the powerful tool of education, a cause for which nearly cost her her life.