June Recap – Purchases, Favorite Blog Posts, & More

A June recap {a little early} including  items purchased, favorite blog posts, tv shows watched, recipes tried, & more! 

June Recap | Louella Reese | Charlotte Life & Style Blog

image from a dinner with my blogger babes Morgan, Brittany, Courtney, and Amber this month.

Clothing Purchased:
White Jumpsuit 
Joie Sandals {ended up returning though, didn’t like them on me
Blue + White Embroidered Dress 
Blue + White Stripe Dress
Silk Scarf

Home Items Purchased:
Gray Drapes via HomeGoods similar here
Drapery Rod
End Table  

Where I Went: This month was very laid back in the travel department. Joshua was traveling a ton for work so I was at home with the little one {Reese Poppy that is}. We did manage to go to Raleigh/Wake Forest for a long weekend to see family. I also spent a couple of days babysitting my niece. She is the sweetest, happiest little girl you’ve ever seen. Watching her is such a joy! 

I’m looking to next month, we’re taking a couple trips that I cannot wait to share with y’all! 

What Movies Watched:
The Place Beyond The Pines – I had actually seen this one before but it was Joshua’s first time. I really liked the movie. A little different and Ryan Gosling was amazing {as always}. 

Recipes Tried:
Cauliflower Rice Bowl – I made a version of this for dinner last week. It’s so tasty! Very light, perfect for summer. 
The Ultimate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl – I’m not sure if I’ve shared this before but I am smoothie obsessed. I have one for lunch pretty much every day Monday-Friday. This smoothie bowl is incredible! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Readers Favorite โ€“  Blog Sale: Louella Reese Summer Style 
My Favorite โ€“ Questions to Ask in Your First Six Months of Marriage 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:
5 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Full-Time Blogger – Alicia Tenise
Market Breakfast Table in France – Gal Meets Glam
10 Minute Volumized Ponytail {for dirty hair} – Covering the Bases 
Blogging Tips: The Not-So-Good Part About Blogging – Pink Champagne Problems

Favorite Song of the Month:
Literally the whole Luke Combs “This One’s For You” Album 

The Knockoff โ€“ sadlystill reading this! 

TV Shows Watched/Watching: Still watching Brothers & Sisters. I am SO close to being done with the series though. Only six episodes left and honestly I am so sad about it. I don’t want it to end! We’re also back to watching Nashville now that the new season has kicked off. We’ve also been watching Suits. Catching up on the last season. 

Take a look back at Aprilโ€™s recap here and May’s recap here


  1. June 26, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I can’t wait to see how you style those dresses! and I have those curtain rods, too! I also got them in gold on amazon – they are the best!

    Maggie @ Polished Closets

    • June 26, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thanks gal! They’re honestly two of my favorite dresses. Ah that is too funny. Great minds!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Nataly
    June 26, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Sounds like you had a great month so far! Can’t wait to see more!

  3. Jessica
    June 26, 2017 / 11:06 am

    This feature image is my life ha! Looks like a great mont!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  4. Lee Anne
    June 26, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Love this little recap, and now I’m craving mexican food from that first picture!
    Lee Anne

  5. Mollie
    June 26, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I can’t believe June is almost over! I eat a smoothie for lunch almost everyday too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Xx Mollie

    • June 26, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Right? It completely flew by. I literally feel like I just finished writing May’s recap. Gotta love smoothies!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. June 26, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I always love reading posts like this to see what other bloggers have been up to, and what they’ve been reading both blog and bookwise!

  7. June 26, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    These recaps are so fun!! Makes me want to start doing my own! I definitely want to try out the cauliflower rice bowl! xo

    • June 27, 2017 / 7:29 am

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoy them! I love putting them together. You should definitely give the cauliflower rice bowl a try. It was delicious!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. June 26, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I love this re-cap!!! Cauliflower rice bowl sounds amazeeee!!

  9. Kelssey Layton
    June 26, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    This is such a fun post idea! I love this summary of everything! Although, my husband would shoot me if he ever read how many new things I bought per month! ha!

  10. Anna English
    June 27, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Such a fun/ busy month for you! I can’t believe it’s already July!

  11. June 28, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I have been wanting that clutch for so long! Such a fun recap:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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