What Happened in May

Jodie's Touch of Style

What Happened in May

I’m so glad you’re joining me again for the project of journaling each day with a sentence! There’s quite a few of us involved in this activity, but I have to thank Leslie, Sarah and Andrea for the push to do it! If you’ve been keeping track of your month this way, we’d love to see youΒ link with us at the bottom of the post!!

Food at Bookclub

May 1: Book Club at Jeanne’s who put together the best Bibimbap and cheesecake (see, this is the real reason, I belong with this group-the food is almost as good as the conversation!!)

What I bought shopping in May

May 2: On our nightly trip to Target, somehow these earrings found their way into my shopping cart?

May 3: Organizing the Fierce 50 Follow Friday for Instagram—did you request to join the Revolution?? We would love it if you join us in trying to change the perception of women over 50!

May 4: I had to run over to mom’s house to take photos of her for our post on our VIPme dresses!

May 5: And today, I went over to Nancy’s house for the photos of her dresses from VIPme.com! And you thought the life of a fashion blogger was all glam–ha ha!

May Shopping

May 6: Did you know that World Plus Market has some fun purses and accessories?? Who knew??

wallpapered Ceiling

May 7: We Went to look at some model homes for inspiration, and check out that they wallpapered the ceiling….so interesting!!

May 8: You know the hail is bad when it’s on the national news!!

My May as Journaling...

May 9: I had a little help in my blogging today….isn’t she the cutest?? She’s actually trying to tell me she needs some attention, I think!!

The Month of May by sentences

May 10: It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so that means the knitting ladies are over, and this is a knitting bowl!!!

May 11: We had a metro district meeting where we got to walk around the area and see what improvements are needed!

What happened on your days in May?

May 12: So see? Now I have proof that I really get out and leave the house occasionally for a nice walk around the lake with Sandy!

May 13: Finally decided to chop my hair off……and absolutely lovin’ it!!

3 Generations of Women having fun!

May 14: The women of Jodie’s Touch of Style really don’t get along very well—ha ha!! Happy Mother’s Day from the Denver Botanic Gardens! ps…you’ll see these outfits in an upcoming post!

May 15: Our book club had read A Man Called Ove last year, so we congregated at Jeanne’s to watch the movie…and a couple tears were shed by all!

May 16: I really do have a boring life if the highlight of my day was patching the walls & steam cleaning the carpets!!

May 17: Just call me Jodie Uber because I chauffeured both my mom and Nancy to different places today!!

Spring time in the Rockies

May 18: Sure, this may not be your normal view in the month of May, but like we always say, “Welcome to Spring time in the Rockies!!”

Thrifty Women over 50

May 19: I was so blessed to be part of this group of women for our Follow Friday on Instagram! If you’re on Instagram, see the post hereΒ and I welcome you to include these women into your Instagram family. We all are part of the Fierce 50 Revolution and are thrifty!!

May 20: It was a fabulous dinner with our neighbors (who you might have seen in this post) who will be helping us remodel parts of our home this summer!!

May 21: My wonderful husband helped me work on trying to figure out how to make my blog load faster….but we’re not having much luck…

May 22: Rob is struggling with a blocked tear duct…poor guy!

What Rob Wore in May

May 23: It so warms my heart when Rob wears theΒ vest that I knitted him many years ago!!

May 24: Photo bombed by Spookie showing our finished new bed frame from IKEA with the fabulous drawer storage under it! Now we’re just waiting for our Nectar mattress!!

May 25: This day included a trip to my acupuncturist to try to help with my allergies!!

May 26: Hot date night with my sweetie at Colt & Gray!!

May 27: With the addition of more sunglasses to my collection, I was trying to get creative about organizing them without spending more money. I came up with the idea of cutting off the topΒ portion of a cardboard, magazine storage box and sticking it to the inside of our closet closest to the garage door. How do you store your sunglasses??

May 28: Our friends Stacy & Ron came over for a hamburger BBQ, along with my mom who brought the cherry pie!! Yum!!

May 29: My sweet husband put a new and way brighter overhead light in our closet!! πŸ™‚

May 30: I learned from my cousin that my dad’s sister just passed away this morning. She was my favorite pen pal when I was a little girl, and will be sorely missed.

Nectar mattress

May 31: Well, we received our Nectar mattress. I’ll keep you up to date if it’s a winner or not!!

Thanks so much for joining me on my daily treks through this month!!

Keeping in Touch

Are you registeredΒ for my email reminders to let you know when a post goes live?Β I’d certainly love it if you take the time to sign up and make sure all your friends sign up too!! The other way to help me get more exposure is to pin the photos above to some of your Pinterest boards!! Or even share my posts on Facebook or any social media site! I truly appreciate any help you can give me!

And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here! Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page!

If you’ve been joining in on keeping track of your month with a sentence a day, then we’d love to have you join in with this link up! Or why don’t you start for next month? Feel free to email me to let me know you want to join the fun!

 

  • Love these round ups! & LOVE the snow in May! Also, very cute cat!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We’ve even had snow in June, but the good thing when it snows this late, is it melts so fast!!
      XOXO

  • What a great way to keep a record of the month! Thanks for linking up so faithfully on Mondays @ Soul Survival. I appreciate you more than you know. Week-end blessings!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad to hear you say that Donna. I know I don’t really “fit in” with most of the others in your link party, but I always love reading the fabulous posts that join up!!
      πŸ™‚

  • Sharon Duerst

    Love the photo of the print bag! Makes me want to run to the fabric store on this stormy day to get some fun print and make something lively and colorful! Love your site, Jodie! Inspiring and fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      OMG, Sharon—-you should totally do that!! And then, of course, I want to see it!!
      XOXO

  • Love the picture of the three of you in the gardens. Great smiles on all.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that a classic—I’ll have to print that one (is that still a thing?? ha ha)
      πŸ™‚

      • Sharon Duerst

        I loved that photo, too! And your pedal pushers!

        • Jodie Filogomo

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  • Stacey Waltzer

    Also…LOVED A Man Called Ove. I read some of that authors other books as well.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And did you see the movie?? We were so impressed at how well it followed the book?!!
      πŸ™‚

  • Stacey Waltzer

    What a fun month you had!!!!I lovethe short hair!!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stacey—I’m so glad I pulled the trigger—I don’t know why we get so attached to our hair at times….
      πŸ˜‰

  • 3littleredheads

    What a fun month! Love the earrings!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  • Oh wow you’ve been a busy bee ! I have a shower caddy inside my closet, its where I keep my sunglasses. Another easy option is a wire hanger πŸ˜‰ Oh and I just added a box on my blog, just for you, so you can follow via email !

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The shower caddy—that’s brilliant Lorena!! I may have to go check my linen closet and see if I still have one—I knew someone would come up with a great idea!!
      And I’m on the mailing list—thanks so much for doing that–I love to read your blog!!
      XOXO

      • Hi J ! thank you for suggesting it πŸ˜‰

        • Jodie Filogomo

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          PS…I’m using your shower caddy idea for my sunglasses!! I’m going to include a photo of it in my June sentence post and give you a shout out!!
          XOXO

          • I was actually looking for a picture of mine so I could show you … here it is my pin of my actual shower caddy in use πŸ™‚ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/142144931961373535/

          • Jodie Filogomo

            Ahhh…thanks Lorena!! Now you’ll have to see mine when I post the month by a sentence on july 6th!!

  • Robin Michele Plous

    What a fun recap of your month! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s not always fun in the middle of the month—there are times I think I won’t do this again for the next month–ha ha! But at the end, I’ve found it’s so fun to go back and reread it!!
      XOXO

  • Christina Amore

    Sounds like you had a busy, fun filled month! I love the haircut, you need to take a profile pic!!

  • LOVE that photo of the three of you at the Denver Botanical Gardens. So much happiness and love in one photo! The next best happening for me? That fabulous bag from World Market. What a find! I go straight for their gourmet food, wine, and home dΓ©cor. Next time I’m checking out the accessories section!

    Liz
    http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/06/07/plus-size-summer-sundresses/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m usually there looking at their cool lighting and chairs!! Do you realize that I’ve never even checked out their food section??? Sounds like it’s time for a field trip!!
      XOXO

  • Deb’s World

    This is a great idea and I might just have to participate!! Love hearing of your comings and goings Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really is a fun exercise and it’s terrific to look back at the end of the month and remember!! If you want, just start keeping track (I open a new post and just add to it daily)! We post the first Thursday of the next month!! I can have Leslie (the coordinator) email you if you’d like??
      πŸ˜‰

      • Deb’s World

        Ok that would be good thanks. Debbieharris@y7mail.com

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Fabulous Debbie!! I sent your email to Leslie—she’ll probably contact you soon!!
          πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Leslie

    Love the new hair Jodie. It suits you and it looks like you had a super busy month. You’re Spookie kitty is adorable. So sorry to hear about your dad’s sister though. Wishing you lots of beautiful weather in June

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Michelle…I really appreciate the kind words regarding my aunt! We’ve always been a small family, and so when someone passes, it really makes it smaller.
      That’s why we are hoping to put together a fun cruise for my mom’s 80th birthday next year (and Nancy’s 70th) —wow how time flies!!
      πŸ™‚

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    Such a great Post
    http://thestyleride.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mahi!!

  • Lisa Pomerantz

    Looks like you had a wonderufl month, filled with fun style and adventures! Bravo for daily writing! I aspire to that! TY! #ablogginggoodtime PS, love the haircut! <3

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lisa!!
      Heck–I figure I’m on the computer basically every day anyways, I might as well write a little, fun blurb!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your week!
      πŸ™‚

  • Out on Catwalk

    Ohmygosh!!! I love your blog! <3 The three of you are such an inspiration! Loved reading your post! πŸ™‚ Have a great week!!
    xx
    Shivangi
    http://www.outoncatwalk.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shivangi!! I love that you enjoyed it!!
      πŸ™‚

  • I had to laugh at your sweet cat – they always have a way of not so subtly telling us we’ve been neglecting them:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yes..neglect!! They have such a rough life, right…ha ha!!!
      XOXO

  • This looks so fun! All of you are such a stylish and fun group and it is good to organise events and get inspiration from one another happy week Jodie πŸ™‚
    By the way, I love your earrings <3
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/06/fathers-day-essentials-to-buy-right-now.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Heather!!

  • Kali

    Love your short haircut! So pretty!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kali!! At first I was nervous….but I’m so glad I went ahead with it!!
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  • Hi Jodie! I’ve been here once commenting on your post but I wanted to come back and say thank you for joining Ladies Who Link Up! I hope you will join us next Friday! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cheryl—I really appreciate the extra effort you go to for your participants of the linkup!!! That slideshow you put together is fabulous!!!
      XOXO

  • That’s a very busy May! What allergies do you have Jodie? I’m emailing you about the instagram and I didn’t know about this link up! Your hair is looking fabulous! xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Do you want me to add you to the list for the Follow Friday Laurie?? It’d be so fun to have you on board??
      I’m not sure I have normal allergies…I look at the vials that the acupuncturist uses and I can’t even pronounce some of the names. There’s usually a fungus and environmental factor—and I don’t suffer much—it’s just an occasional annoyance!
      The linkup is more for the women who are joining in on the sentence a day for each month….do you want to join in for June? It’s a fun project!!
      XOXO

      • Yes! I would like to join both! Let me know what I need to do xx

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Laurie!! That’s fabulous!! For the Fierce 50 Follow Friday, I just need your Instagram handle. I’ll email you your group by the end of the week!! For the Month by Sentence post—just start keeping a post of your days in June, and I’ll have Leslie email you with the specifics when the end of the month gets closer. We usually post on the 1st Thursday of the next month!! I’m so glad you’ll be joining us for both things!! XOXO

  • Missy May

    Looks like May was jam packed with goodies. I love it! That purse is a great find, omg! When it comes to storage of sunglasses, I keep em in their cases and place em on top on my closet. Ha!! I probably have to think of a better way of storage huh?
    Happy June Jodie! πŸ™‚

    http://missymayification.blogspot.de

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Missy!!
      I really wanted to be able to hang my sunglasses on the inside of this door, so I could see them better—but I’ll try this method first and see how it goes!
      XOXO

  • That bag from World Market is too cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so darling, Alison?? I just wore it yesterday and I love how it adds so much fun to any outfit!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t she sweet? We rescued her about 3 years ago and she’s become a great part of our family!
      XOXO

  • Such a fun month! I love that pic of all three of you together looking so happy! Such cute earrings from Target too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      That’s one of my fave photos of the 3 of us together lately—we are so colorful!!
      XOXO

  • Burnished Chaos

    THis is such a great idea. Sounds like you had a great month, and your cat I see beautiful x
    #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! It’s been a fun project!!
      πŸ™‚

  • Aw, I love your blog helper. πŸ™‚ And I can’t believe you had snow that late in May! Your weather is even crazier than Wisconsin’s. Haha.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my helper the cutest?? She’s such a momma’s girl!!
      Our weather is quite bipolar–but the good thing about snow in May, is it doesn’t last long!!
      XOXO

  • Judy Gramith

    Can’t believe anot her month has passed !!
    I just love that photo of you three wonderful ladies in your colorful oufits!
    That knitting bowl is so beautiful and I love the little birdie on it!
    I wondered immediately if you’d crafted that cool vest for Rob. I’ll bet he needed it when that crazy Rocky Mountain spring snow hit!
    I don’t quite have a concept of your new hairstyle… You may have to do a 360′ photo for us Jodie. What a perfect time of year for short, perky, and cool hair.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      All of the future blog posts will have my new haircut—so you should get a better look!! Plus you’ll get to see it in person in October!!
      It’s always around this time, that I tell myself to enjoy the longer days—I love that it’s light so long, and I need to embrace it!! Yay for June!!
      XOXO

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Love this! Maybe I’ll join you one of these days. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That would be so fun Amy!! Luckily I’m on the computer every day, so it’s not a lot of extra time for me…
      OXXO

  • Kellyann

    I LOVE that bag from World Plus Market!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kellyann—isn’t it so cute?? I need to make sure I visit World Plus more often..haha!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie you are one super busy lady!You may be working from home like me, but you do all sorts of running around all over the place. Good for you. Maybe that’s why you are nice and slim and I’m glued to the chair. Haha! Happy June hope that snow is gone for good.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh, you’re funny Mary!! I do try to run up and down our stairs many times a day—but really I lost the weight over these last couple of years and we aren’t sure why (talk about scary)…but the tests so far have come back normal!!
      We have actually had snow in June, but luckily it’s rare!!
      XOXO

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    A nice collection, and I love the photo of you with your ‘mums’ x super.x Jacqui

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqui!!
      XOXO

  • You had such an awesome May!!! Im loving those cute target earrings, and your hair looks fantastic!!!

    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Ileana!!
      We just went back to Target yesterday—ooopsy!! Because another pair of earrings came home with me—where is my restraint??
      OXXO

  • Mihaailo PejnoviΔ‡

    Wow! Your blog inspires me! Keep it up with AMAZING posts!

    http://www.mihaailo.blogspot.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for saying that Mihaailo!!
      πŸ™‚

  • This is such a cute round up. I love the idea of tracking something for each day. It will be fun to go back and read these a year later or so

    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re so right Michelle. I haven’t been much of a journal person before, but it’s become a fun habit!!
      XOXO

  • Mireille

    Fun post! It’s like getting to know you better!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mireille—that fact which could also be a little like a snorefest—ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • What a fun monthly project and way to have a little memory of each day when you might not otherwise. Love your new hair cut!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really is a fun project—although about half way through it gets a little tedious!! But I love reading back over the month at the end!! It’s funny what you forget!!
      Jodie
      http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • That is so fun! I love these posts Jodie! I agree about the ceiling wallpaper, so cool! And I love the vest you knitted for your husband. When my life settles down I may join you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      Definitely when you have a little time, we’d love for more women to join in!!
      XOXO

  • So much fun to read! I love the cat!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!! Spookie is a little rascal!!
      XOXO

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    May was a great month for you! I discovered this event from Sue Loncaric and am going to start this month. I need to save this link!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I just have a post started every month with the days put in—then I go in daily or so and add in my photos or events!!
      I’m so glad you’ll join us for next time, Terri!!
      XOXO

  • Oh your hair looks fabulous very stylish. What a fab month filled with so much, where do you find the time? Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime πŸŽ‰

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Catie!!
      I have a little more time only because I don’t have kids (besides my husband, ha ha)!! But life is very full, that’s true!!
      XOXO

  • Great list Julie! I love your cat, she’s just the prettiest girl ever. And she looks like such a love bug.
    We usually have crappy May weather here, being in Ontario but the last winter was very unusual and uncharacteristic. Normally we can get snow up until the May 24 holiday weekend but this year, not the case. We’ve just had a lot of rain this spring.
    Keep us posted on your new mattress. I think we’ll have to replace ours in the next year or two…
    Have a great weekend hun! πŸ™‚

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsay!! Spookie is a momma’s girl and loves attention—when she wants it —ha ha!!
      So far the mattress is good—it’s taken some getting used to, so we’ll give it a little more time before we decide. We has our old mattress for over 20 years—geez!!
      XOXO

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    I like the idea of sharing a line from each day for the month, looks like a busy and fun month for you! Hope the mattress works out well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is an interesting idea!! Although I have to admit that in the middle of the month, I get a little tired of it!! But by the end, it’s fun to look back and remember (since my memory isn’t the greatest–ha ha)
      πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for the cool update on May! Love that you cut your hair and that kitty is so adorable. Happy Friday ladies!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      XOXO

  • I’m always up for a challenge! Count me in for June. I actually have a journalling app [Day One] on my phone, but seem to use it mostly for ranting. More positive usage might be better!
    Fun to get snippets of your month, I really like this!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yippee Anne!! I sent your email address to Leslie–she should be getting in touch with you. There’s not much to know except that we all try to post on the same day and if you want to include the linky tool!!
      XOXO

    • Terri Webster Schrandt

      Hi Anne, I just read about the Journaling app. Will check it out 😎

  • Jodie,
    You were very busy!
    I didn’t know you knitted? Good for you!
    I love your cat and your new haircut!
    I am so very proud of all that you are doing for our Fierce 50 Revolution!!

    Hugs,
    Robin

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Robin!!
      I love knitting, but I have to admit that I haven’t been as productive with it since I started blogging–ha ha! I have so much yarn in my mom’s basement that it’s almost embarrassing!! Do you knit too?? I’d be happy to share some of my yarn—I doubt I’ll be able to use it all up before I kick the bucket, LOL!
      OXOX

  • Great post and what a fabulous concept. I’d like to join in for June, if I may.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so fabulous you want to join in Rena!! I sent your email address to Leslie, who should be contacting you with the specifics. Not that there are many. Just start journaling…and then we usually post the 1st Thursday of the next month!
      XOXO

  • Sim @ Sim’s Life

    What a lovely idea for a post! It’s a snippet of how different every’s time is – love it! You have snow though? That is awesome! Love the new haircut, it definitely suits you! Simslife.co.uk – Sim – #FridayFrivolity xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Simone!!
      We’ve been known to get snow even in June—but hopefully we’re done for now!! I love the warmer weather!!
      πŸ™‚

  • sue

    Your posts are always positive Jodie and I love your new hair style. Such a beautiful photo of the three of you all with such gorgeous smiles. Really enjoyed reading about your month.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sue!!
      I can’t wait to read your post too!! I didn’t see it in the link up, so I’ll have to pop over in a minute!!
      XOXO

  • Rebecca Saffer

    What a fun month you had – thanks for taking us along! Your kitty looks a bit like my Tobias or “Toby the Terror”! I love that knitting bowl; do you remember where you got it? Also, I am looking for a nice knitting project to take with me out to the beach at Montauk, NY for a much needed vacation. You have inspired me to look into knitting a nice bolero or cropped sweater.
    I am sure June will prove to be another stellar month for you guys.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww…how funny you call your kittie Toby the Terror!! Is he mean or just rambunctious??
      This knitting bowl is actually my friends—the only one I have (but don’t use much) is an old teapot!! But I think Carolyn got this at a knit shop in Conifer—but don’t quote me on that, LOL!
      As for the knitting project—I used to have a pink lacy, bolero that I wore to death in the summer! I can’t remember that pattern, but are you a member of Ravelry?? It’s an online knitting community that’s free to join and they have many free patterns too!! Email me if you need more info!!!
      πŸ™‚

      • Rebecca Saffer

        I will try Ravelry – thanks for reminding me about that site. As for Toby, the kitty, he is adorable but when I adopted him, he was 7 months old and a biter. He calmed down a lot (with much love and attention) and is great!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s good that he settled down, Rebecca! The first cat we had, we inherited him, and he was mean. In fact, he hissed at us the entire first week we had him….but after a year with us, he finally became a cream puff!!
          XOXO

  • That bag is the cutest! I know where I’m headed…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so cute–I was vacillating between this one and another—and at least they were 30% off the weekend we were there!!
      XOXO

  • Wow to be able to cut your own hair. Really like the picture of the three of you…You’re having too much fun. Have a fabulous June!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Natalie!!
      XOXO

  • I love your new haircut! But why did you have to show me that World Plus Market has cute purses?! πŸ˜‰

    Isn’t writing a sentence a day wonderful?! I’m so glad I’m doing this. And it’s funny how much one sentence can tell… When I reread my sentences yesterday, I almost wanted to cheat and rewrite some of them as I was writing over and over again how much I was working, etc. It really made me realize what I’m focusing on too much and that I’ll have to look for some positive highlights – however small they may be – in my days…

    Have a wonderful June, Jodie!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!! I know what you mean about World Market—but on the other side of the coin—I want them to keep suppyling fun items–so we need to support them, right?
      I do cheat every now and then with more than one sentence—sometimes it’s so hard to stick to only one!! But it’s been a fabulous project!!
      XOXO

  • Jo Tracey

    This seems like so much fun – I’m joining in for June!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How wonderful…we’d love to have you join us Jo!! I’ll have Leslie email you—we usually post it the first Thursday of the month after and she gets us the code if you want to put the linkup on your site!!
      I have to warn you—halfway through the month, I’m kinda tired of it! But at the end, I love looking back at all that I wrote!!
      XOXO

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Love this sentence of the day thing! I’m definitely going to give it a try for June! Is the link up on the first day of the month?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous Penny!!! We usually post the first Thursday of the new month! I emailed Leslie with your info, so hopefully she’ll be in touch soon. If not, email me!!
      XOXO

  • Lesley Watson

    You need to do a post on your new hair style alone. I couldn’t tell if it was cut, or pulled back in casual tail. World Market is addictive, and sooooo fun. I ‘journal’ only about 4-5 times a year, always on my birthday, and always on New Year (or NY eve) I catch myself up on highlights happy & sad and give myself a pep talk for the next 6 months. It’s interesting to go back and read past entry’s.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That pep talk is so needed for all of us Lesley!! In fact, I’ve been trying to think of this as more of a gratitude journal—because really I am so blessed in my life!! Of course, there’s the occasional grumpiness that comes through–ha ha!! But it’s so fun to read the past ones—especially since times just goes so fast!!
      XOXO

  • Not gonna lie. When I saw the picture of the cat on Leslie’s blog I was like, have to read that blog next. ☺

    A Man Called Ove was such a great book. Haven’t seen the movie yet. Will have to add that to my to watch list.

    I am intrigued by the Nectar mattress. I have never heard of that before.

    I also enjoyed your sunglasses storage. Great idea. πŸ‘

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my kittie so cute—they have such personalities that just make me smile!!
      Well, if you like that book (man called ove) then i really think you’ll love the movie. I feel like they did a fabulous job even though there were subtitles. In fact, I totally forget the subtitles until my husband reminded me that it was part of the movie!!
      This nectar mattress was quite a bit less expensive than at the stores, and there’s a 365 day return policy—so that’s why my husband picked it. It’s only been a night so far, but so far, so good!!
      XOXO

  • Linda Hobden

    Coincidence or what? I have just downloaded onto my kindle A Man Called Ove. What was your book club’s verdict on the book? 😊 PS Love your hair!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh…you’re going to love the book!
      My husband’s not as much of a reader as I am, so I only pass down the books I know he’ll like—and even he loved it!!
      After you finish the book, you should see if you can find the movie–I thought they did a great job with it!! And you figure out how to pronounce Ove!!

      • Linda Hobden

        Is Ove pronounced “O – Vay”? If not, please tell me how it is pronounced as that’ll only bug me!! LOL 😊

        • Jodie Filogomo

          In the movie it was more like “Oooova”—at least that’s how I heard it. But here’s a you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfiH9TxJiNU at the end they say it!!

          • Linda Hobden

            Oooh… sounds like the cockney version of “hoover” … we always drop our “h”s! 😜 Thanks Jodie 😊

  • I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post! Very cool way to keep up with your month. I might start this just to get back into my own personal journaling, as a way to remember.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wasn’t sure I’d really like this journaling, but it’s really been quite nice to look back at the end of the month.
      If you do this for June—feel free to email me if you want to post on the same day and have the link button!!!
      XOXO

  • What a fun post! It sounds like a great month. And I love the accessories at World Market πŸ™‚ so many good ones!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So you already knew about World Market, huh, Liz?? I don’t know where I’ve been this whole time—it was like a candy store to me!!
      XOXO

  • Nicole MΓΆlders

    Nice idea of tracking the month.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s really a good lesson for me to try to pick out the good things of the day!! Kind of like a gratitude journal.
      XOXO

  • Looks like a great month! I love these roundup posts of yours.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ this looks like such a fun month!

    Camille xo

    http://www.camiwears.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Camille!!

  • What a great summary. Your hair is adorable! So glad you are liking it. I think I am always concentrating on your great outfits that I hadn’t noticed the new ‘do.
    Parting with four old purses this weekend so I believe a trip to World Market might be in store for a bold, fun replacement to my old tired purses.
    How clever to wall paper the ceiling in the model home. I always like visiting model homes, too. Used to do it years ago when my girls were little – long before we ever had a real home.
    Kitty is adorable and much help, I am sure.
    Does your light installer contract out? We need a brighter light in our closet. In fact, we want to install a window. I am so tired of thinking that I have on one color when it is really something else altogether!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      OMG—this light in my closet is so, so, so much better Leslie. You need to run over to Sam’s Warehouse and get one for yourself. It wasn’t hard to install (I even helped Rob—we ended up putting one in our hallway and one in our second bedroom too) and it was less than $50!! It’s the LED overhead light they have in their lighting section!!
      XOXO

  • linda

    This was a real fun blog..it is always fun to hear what others are doing. The only thing missing is for us to see you washing the kitchen floor with a really cute outfit on!! Love your blog every day.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are funny, Linda! And that will probably stay missing because it’s a rare day when I wash the kitchen floor—that’s usually Rob’s job!! LOL!!
      Thanks so much for checking in–it’s nice to hear from you all!! πŸ™‚

  • Katie Mitchell

    What a fun month!! I wish I had a World Market close by!! Cute bag!! Great idea to visit model homes for inspo!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe it’s better not to have a World Market close by–ha ha!! I was surprised at how much I wanted to spend (but I restrained myself this time!!)
      πŸ™‚

  • I didn’t know that World Market had accessories, fun! Those Target earrings are so cute. Love that we do this each month, and I get a better peak into your world.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is so fun to do this—I look at it as sort a gratitude journal. I like to try to think of the good things that happened that day!!
      And you might need to check out World Market—I was so pleasantly surprised!!
      XOXO

  • Laura

    Love that bag from World Market! I need to check them out more often!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know—I was so surprised at the fun items. I usually only think of that store for home decor—but they have fun jewelry too!!
      XOXO

  • I think this may be my favorite post that you do! It is so fun and a great wrap up of your month! Here’s to a wonderful June! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really is fun, Cheryl! In the middle of the month, it does get a little tedious. But by the end when I can look back and read my memories—I’m always so glad I kept up with it!
      You should join us for June??

  • I really like this journaling idea! Do you store it on your computer then cut and paste at the end of the month…or maybe add to it online (via wordpress or whatever you use) as a draft? A great way for recreational bloggers like me to keep focused!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh, Em—you should join us!!!
      I start a new post and put in all the days. Then every day ( or so) I go to it and upload any photos from my phone and add the events!!
      I have to admit that half way through the month, it gets a little tedious! But at the end, it’s so fun to read back at what I wrote!!
      XOXO

      • I think it’s a great idea! I will start today. πŸ™‚

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Fabulous!! I emailed Leslie to let her know you’ll be joining us for next month. She will email you the link up if you want to put it on your post (you don’t have to) and will let you know the day we all post ours (it’s usually the first Thursday of the next month) XOXO

        • YAY!

    • Yes!!!! So glad you are joining!!

  • donnanance

    The picture of the three of you is fabulous! It deserves a snappy frame and a place of honor in your home(s).

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t that turn out great?? Thanks for the reminder—I should send them both a copy of the photos!!
      XOXO

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Love that photo of the 3 of you at the botanical gardens! Your mom and you are smiling in similar ways in that photo- cute! I also love those tassel earrings from Target and I need to join a book club with good food like that! Yum!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carrie!!
      I’ve been so enthralled with Target’s jewelry lately—-I need to curtail myself!!
      XOXO

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Oh Jodie, I love this picture of you all together laughing! Stunning and so funny.
    You cut your hair?
    And this bag is very amazing!
    XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!! I did cut my hair—and I love the change!!
      XOXO

      • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

        oh you look amazing. Modern and stylish. I understand it. I cut my hair too and I love it. It’s easy to style and comfortable.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I always thought I wanted the long, sexy hair—but that just wasn’t happening..ha ha!! This is so much better!! XOXO

  • Hi Jodie,

    I love this idea of creating a journal so that you remember later on what had happened. May was a very busy month for you, I must say. I love your new mattress and the vest that you made for your husband. Love the colors!

    I love that your mom and your grandma have such lovely relationship. You always look happy on photos. I hope that June will be a happy and prosperous month for you and your whole family.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Miri!!
      It’s a fun project to then look back at the month—do you want to join in for June??

      • Hi Jodie,
        I would love to. Are there some special rules that I have to follow besides writing down what I did each day?
        Hugs,
        Miri

        • Jodie Filogomo

          No rules at all Miri!! I start a new post on my wordpress and just every day or so, add in a line (it’s supposed to be a sentence, but sometimes I cheat and have more than one…)and sometimes a photo!!! We post it on the 1st Thursday of the next month (which will be July 6) and Leslie will email you when it gets closer! I gave her your email address—so you’re all in!! I’m so glad you’ll be joining us!! πŸ™‚