Photo A Day, June.


Welcome back to my Photo A Day posts. WHAT a month June was!

Let me sum it up…

  • Ran/power walked 102 miles
  • Had my bridal shower
  • Had 2 book signings and met some amazing readers
  • Am going crazy with wedding planning
  • We found a home in Philly!!
  • And we are in the middle of packing up our apartment

It doesn’t look like much in a little list, but everything all at once is quite a lot! I just gotta remember to breathe. Breathe breathe breathe. And wine wine wine.

Moving day is July 8th! I’m really going to miss Baltimore, where I went to college and my home for 9 years. We’re moving to Philly because Kevin got a new job up there, and it’s where I’m from. We’ll live right outside the city down the street from a few friends.

By the way… and this is the coolest thing ever… I will have two ovens in our new giant kitchen. Did you read that? TWO ovens. (I’m a dork.)


June 1. FairPlay, Colorado. Our last day of vacation there.

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June 2. Vacation detox.

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June 3. My bridal shower invite. My sis created it on

Bridal Shower Invite


June 4. A daily reminder to not let others’ opinions bring you down.

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June 5.

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June 6. Hike with the boys.

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June 7. Kevin… always excited about selfies.

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June 8. Making a few new photo boards using Lindsay’s tutorial. You can see the finished green one in the first photo here.

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June 9.

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June 10. Makin’ some sweet glorious pie.

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June 11. Yes, these exist. Yes, they’re amazing.

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June 12. House hunting in Philly. Do you have Wawa near you?? Obsessed.

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June 13. 

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June 14.

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June 15. Happy Father’s Day!

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June 16. Erin’s golden doodle puppy, Chips. He looks like a stuffed animal in real life, too.

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June 17. Jude’s pool.

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June 18. Mixing up my famous cookies for the book signing.

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June 19. My first official book signing in Baltimore. Thank you to all of my friends and readers who came to see me!



June 20. If there’s a cheese plate on the menu, I’m ordering it.

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June 21. Barcocina in Baltimore (Fells Point) – go there.

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June 22. I had a goal to run/power walk 100 miles in June and I reached it! Plus 2 extra miles. I plan to have the same goals for July and August. So, 300 miles before the wedding. I know, I’m insane. But hard work pays off!

Anyone want to join me in this July 100 mile challenge?

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June 23. My 2nd batch of healthy popsicles in 3 days.

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June 24. My 2nd book signing in Frederick, MD. Thank you to the many, many readers who came to see me! Some came all the way from Virginia. You are truly amazing.

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June 25.

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June 26. Whoops!

June 27.

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June 28. Got this tank from etsy.

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June 29. The BEST day of the month! My bridal shower.



June 30. This is crab bruschetta flatbread – leftovers from dinner out. Oh my gosh, I have to recreate this at home!!

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Q: What have you been up to the past month?

Q: Any fun 4th of July plans?

See more bites of real life.




87 Responses to “Photo A Day, June.”

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    Sarah R.posted July 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I love these posts! I enjoyed reading it while eating my last blueberry streusel muffin & tea. Congrats on all the exciting milestones. You’re absolutely right about those peanut butter cup Oreos. Normally, I’m not a fan of store-bought cookies, but those were gone in record time!


    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      I love those blueberry muffins Sarah. And we normally don’t purchase cookies from the store either (homemade always wins!) but I couldn’t contain myself. Those Oreos are amazing!


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    Anna S.posted July 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    You are so stinkin’ cute!

    I’m trying to cook healthier so I have unsubscribed to all of my blogs except the “healthy” ones – but I will never give up (and it doesn’t hurt that you post good-for-you recipes, too). On weekends I have cheat treats and that means one SBA recipe. My last one was your pumpkin coffee cake, and my next one will be your Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake (I cannot wait). My family and friends are always happy to hear that I am making a recipe from “that Sally blog.”

    Good luck and congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!



    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      You are absolutely the sweetest reader in the world. Thank you Anna! For continuing to follow my blog, even though 75% of my recipes don’t fall into your diet plan. But it’s ok to treat yourself and you are picking some GREAT recipes to bake for the weekends. Haha “that sally blog” – too funny! Let me know any more recipes you try.


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    Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I love these posts. Each item on that list is pretty big!!


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    Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happinessposted July 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    On June 10, did you make that board too? If so, how did you get that dark brown color?


    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Yes – I stained the board per Lindsay’s tutorial then painted it brown and used a sanding block on it.


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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foodsposted July 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I love the picture a day. My friend is doing a second video a day. Wonderful way to reflect 😀


    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:34 am

      I love that idea!


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    Aaliyahposted July 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    It was my Birthday on the 12th! Had some friends over, watched the Call and ate chocolate!


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    Jade @ Bits & Bobsposted July 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Really?! That little list sounded pretty hectic to me! You’ve been busy, but it sounds like all good fun!

    Good luck with moving – I hope July treats you as well as June appears to have.


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    renukaposted July 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

    you are so busy! congrats!


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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingposted July 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    SO excited for your move — and even more excited for your double oven!! Your kitchen looks so spacious, and I’m sure you’re going to create even more mouthwatering treats there. I really hope the move goes smoothly, and I’ll be thinking about you guys on Tuesday!

    P.S. I love how you had ice cream (or frozen yogurt?) with all those peanut buttery Reese’s pieces on my birthday! 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Soft-serve! Chocolate and vanilla swirl. 🙂 And happy belated Amy! Pretty perfect I enjoyed that on your birthday.


      • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        Thank you Sally! And that’s too perfect… You know how much I love all of those flavors!! 😉

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    Leonie Buchananposted July 9, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Dear Sally, you are such a talented girl, have just discovered your blog and love it. All the best for you in your new home may it be filled with love &happiness. I am a grandma who is freezing cold in Australia! I do enjoy reading blogs, it is like the penfriends I had as a child. Think this Grandma has a severe addiction to Cooking Blogs!


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    Shannonposted July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    If I run/walk 100 miles a month, can I have all the desserts I want? 🙂 Of course!

    Congrats on the move. I love your blog, and my family loves that I love it!


    • Sallyreplied on July 16th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      You are obviously entailed to all the desserts you want after 100 miles each month!! That’s my mindset anyway.


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    Aislinn @ Cakes 'n Chaosposted July 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I’m new to this blog, but I love the idea of photo a day! Nice pictures, too.


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