Friday Favorites - June 2021

June 25, 2021

Hello blog friends.  

It seems like the summer is in full swing.  June flew by so fast and I can't believe that next week will be July!

I have my Friday Favorites - June Edition:

I seem to read more books in the summertime than I do in the winter.  I like to sit in my yard and read books with a cool drink.  I recently read the book, The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.  
I bought this book at Costco and it looked like an interesting read since it's a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick.  I didn't like this book at first since it had a slow start but once I got into reading the book I found that I liked it.  This is book 1 of 2:  The Jaipur Trilogy.  
Did you read this book and like it?  What book are you reading?  

I did't plant as many veggies this year as I have in the past.  I've tried to grow tomatoes in container pots and I hardly get any tomatoes.  I used to plant them in honor of my father and father-in-law who both had success with growing tomato gardens.  This year I planted romaine lettuce, two pepper plants, basil, and flowers in my yard.  I've already made a few salads with the lettuce I've grown.  It's always nice to have a fresh salad from the garden.

I like taking evening walks from time to time with Bosco.  I enjoy looking at the pretty flowers that my neighbors grow.  I spotted pretty roses and pink hydrangeas on my walk one evening.

I am finishing up with crocheting another Appa for my daughter's friend for her birthday.  I like to call the Appa's twins and I'm glad to be almost done with working on this project. 

The colorful sweater seen below was crocheted for my daughter by a talented crochet designer from depop.  This colorful sweater was also worn by Harry Styles.

I might crochet a granny square sweater seen below, as I am now inspired to make a colorful sweater.
Now that the pandemic is almost over I have been going back to the nail salon for my manicure/pedicures.  

I recently saw on Ann's blog Our New Vista that she did her own gel manicure look at home using this Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat.  I am inspired to try it out for myself to see if it works without using a UV light.

Just a little reminder that Blogger will be doing away with Feedburner in July.  I had my new email subscription service set up by Linda at Life and Linda with MailChimp for a small fee.  You can see my new email widget form located on my sidebar.  There are other email subscription services available and a few blogger buddies Living on Cloud Nine and Our Life in a Click are using  You can read a helpful blog post that Linda did on Feedburner here.
Look who I found hiding under the table!  Bosco loves this hiding spot.  

You might have seen some of these photos on my Instagram feed.  You can follow me on Instagram at @brklynhousewife to see my latest photos.  You can follow me using the Instagram symbol on my sidebar.  I hope to see you on Instagram!

I hope you have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out. I have to remember to post my new email widget. I didn't plant as many veggies this year either. We get too many 'visitors' so I'm only doing tomatoes, peppers, herbs and romaine. It's fun though! The gardens are looking good!

  2. I haven't read that book yet but I usually love Reece's book picks!

    1. Yes, I too like Reece's book picks. I hope you have a happy Friday.

  3. I should try that gel manicure - looks amazing! Have a good weekend!

    1. Yes, Tanya I am interested in try out the gel mani too. I hope you have a happy Friday and weekend.

  4. Little Bosco is too cute. I love your Friday finds. My granddaughter is in love with Harry Styles and she would love that sweater he is wearing too. I remember the granny sq. sweater and vest and afghan my grandma crochet for me back years ago. Loved it. Happy Friday.

  5. Julie,
    Bosco is so sweet!! The blooms are so pretty and I love the crocheted items...
    Thanks so much for visiting!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!

  6. I love your cute crochet projects! The little critters really are the cutest!

  7. I’m reading another one of Reese’s book picks right now but adding that to the list. Yay on your lettuce and hydrangeas. Awww your lil critters are soooo CUTE. Always love your projects.

  8. Bosco is so sweet! And judging by your pictures, he seems like a very well-behaved boy!

  9. LOVE the crochet sweaters!! I totally think you should make one!! xoxo

  10. Loving your crochet projects :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekend Link Up.


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