A Month of Faves 2019 | A Day In The Life #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

I’m back again with Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here!

This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!)

Join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will also be a link-up on the host blogs so that we can all stop by each other’s posts to leave comments, high fives, good vibes, and well wishes.


MON. Dec. 9 – A Day (or Weekend) in the Life. Let’s take a peek into each other’s lives as we chronicle what we did on a typical (or not-so-typical) day or weekend … or week.

Last year at this time, I posted about several local authors who were touring Little Free Libraries in the area, complete with elf costumes and dogs – that was certainly a highlight!  (Read it here).

This year, I thought I’d share eight random things that made me happy this weekend!

We got a mystery donation of kids’ books to the Little Free Library! Even though it’s closed for renovations, it was nice to see we had a visitor.  

Got a gorgeous edition of A Christmas Carol.  I am loving the “word cloud” editions from Canterbury Classics.

Had fun taking pictures for my friend’s birthday challenge – she requested a #CarolinaBlueBirthdayStack – Here are some of the outtakes, including the pup who never cooperates!

Made my first batch of holiday fudge!  The first picture is the finished product, and the second one is the “scraps” and edges I get to eat!

My kids worked together to help their Dad put up the Christmas lights!  Let me say that again…they worked TOGETHER!

I found the CUTEST bookish unmentionables at Target and I had to buy them for some (very) close book friends!

We had a bookstagram holiday book swap/meetup, it didn’t rain on us and I got to meet some amazing women IRL!

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Finished the weekend with some delicious food at The Social List!  Pretty authentic spanish food! Pictured is Patatas Bravas: Crispy Kennebec potatoes, spicy bravas sauce & house-made garlic aioli. Catalan Tomato Toast: Garlic rubbed artisan bread, fresh tomato, Manchego cheese, olive oil drizzle & sea salt.

How was your weekend?  What did you get up to?


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11 thoughts on “A Month of Faves 2019 | A Day In The Life #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

  1. I love those “word cloud” editions of the classics, too! I don’t think I’ve seen one before!

    Your fudge looks delicious. Yum.

  2. Wow Jaymi. That food looks yummy! And love the panties! 😁 Those are some really cute Children’s books that someone left. Some people blow me away with the generosity 🙂

  3. Wow, wow, wow. What an amazing weekend. I am in the middle of doing my Christmas baking and will be making fudge tomorrow. I am sure I will have scraps to eat as well. I put up my Christmas lights today, all by myself. I had to take a double take with your pictures seeing the shorts, but then you are in California and I am in Ontario. This is an awesome post. You should participate in the Friday Poistivity Wave. I love sharing the things that make me happy each week.

  4. Mmmm fudge!!!! I *would* learn how to make fudge, except there’s a candy shop in town that makes and sells it so I wouldn’t want them to lose business or anything. Ha ha.

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