Sunday Post #209 – Christmas in July Continues

Posted July 19, 2020 by Lillian in Features / 10 Comments

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Amanda’s Weekly Update

Heyo, readers! It’s nice to see you this Sunday. I’m so excited for Christmas in July this week on the blog. I’m ready to go somewhere snowy, peaceful and romantic. But, like, in a book cuz pandemic and all. 

So a few weeks ago I actually started working with a nutrition coach. Talk about a *game changer*. I’m learning how to understand my body and feed it what it needs. I’m tracking my hunger, sleep, water intake, what I’m actually consuming, my recovery, my energy during the workouts, all kinds of things. My goals have mostly been getting into basics like sleep and hydration, but I’m starting to work on my mindset around food as well. It isn’t something I’ve ever really considered before, but once you start reflecting on the psychology behind something it can help you figure out patterns (healthy ones or otherwise). I’m so excited to see where this process will take me! I’ll bring you along for the ride, too, if you want. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

My parents are visiting from Tennessee this week. Iโ€™m excited to spend some quality time with them – and I know the kids have been counting down the days!

Not much reading happening, but I have some cute ones for our Christmas in July feature! Keep entering the raffle and make sure you go follow the blog on Instagram! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Lillian’s Weekly Update

Happy Sunday y’all! This week was a weirdly busy week, but also not. Like I said weird. It felt busy, but looking back on the week we really didn’t do much of anything. Little man started taking guitar lessons again this week. He is so excited! His new teacher is fantastic with him too so I’m also excited. Our first experience wasn’t that great, and I honestly wasn’t sure he’d ever pick up the guitar again.ย 

Wednesday was our 14th wedding anniversary which just doesn’t seem possibleโ€ฆ.then again it also doesn’t seem possible that come February I’ll have a ten year old ๐Ÿ˜ญ Because of COVID we didn’t do much. The hubby talked me into going out for dinner (middle of the day so there was no one there but us and an elderly couple on the other side of the restaurant), and then he took me on a date to the bookstore, since it’s now fully reopened (pretty sure it was us and the workers and that was it). It was the oddest thing to be out and about – fully masked up of course. I haven’t done that since March! It was a welcome reprieve, and honestly the book store makes the best date ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Reading wise it was an okay week. I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted too. I managed to finish three books and (hopefully by tonight) one audiobook. This week I’m excited to continue our holiday reads and bring y’all more Christmas in July ๐Ÿ˜€ Be sure to follow us on instagram to get the secret word of the day for bonus entries in our rafflecopter!

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Day 8: The Gift: A Highland Novella by Margaret Mallory
Day 9: The Christmas Calamity by Shanna Hatfield
Day 10: Her Hollywood Fake Fiance by Taylor Hart
Day 11: Honeymoon for One by Jennifer Peel
Day 12: A Highlander is Coming to Town by Laura Trentham


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10 responses to “Sunday Post #209 – Christmas in July Continues

  1. Jamie

    Holiday stories are great! Especially in summer when I’m missing the sparkle of snowfall and the pops and cracks of a cozy fire while wrapped in a soft blanket with a good book and a cup of cocoa….

  2. I can honestly say I don’t read too many holiday novels. They’re exceedingly rare in Urban Fantasy and other Paranormal reads. If there’s a holiday happening, it’s more of a side feature the story never surrounds a holiday. Though I did read a novella collection of Christmas ones ages ago. I like reading them more around the holiday time as I personally love the holidays. My family feels differently about them than I do, but I love Christmas every year. So I’d only really want to read a “Christmas” novel around that time just because it feels like a tease to read it too soon! Lol.

    • Amanda Lipscomb

      It IS a tease, you’re totally right. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I bet an urban fantasy holiday novel would be hard to pull off. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Do you have a fave Christmas novel (for when the time comes)?

  3. Rosie

    I love novels about the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years. They’ve been the years full of excitement, romance, and snowflake kisses, and just knowing a novel is about a holiday during that time I get all those warm and fuzzies!

  4. Happy anniversary, Lillian!

    Amanda, Peaceful and snowy sounds awesome right now. Itโ€™s so hot here! Good luck with the nutrition coach! My therapist suggested I do that, but it was too expensive. Enjoy your time with your parents.

    Have a great week!
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    • Amanda Lipscomb

      Thank you! We’re having fun! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ I had to sacrifice my rad hair, but it’s worth it so far.

  5. Rosie

    I love holiday novels for that sparkly tingly cozy happy feelings it brings, snowflake kisses and parties and hopes of romance!

  6. Rosie

    I love reading holiday novels around Christmas! It adds to that cozy, sparkly feeling, and snowflake kisses!

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