The 8th of July is just like the 4th right?

Hello blog loves!

Before I reignited Simply Evani, I gave our look a little lift. Nothing too crazy, I'm lovin the simplistic look that's in style in the blog world lately. Feel free to shoot me any suggestions or comments on it! 🙂

Anyhoots, 4th of July was an enjoyable 3 day weekend with spectacular weather here in Northern California. Rob and I picnicked at a local park with our families and friends. Mostly, I took 10 billion photos with our new camera! We bought it as a wedding present to ourselves (lol, that's a thing right, buying yourself a present for surviving the wedding?) and I'm obsessed with it, albeit still learning the basics of photography not on an iPhone.

Fourth1Siblanngsss aka 2 of my favorite people ever.

Fourth2Rob and his dad chillaxin

Fourth6My adorable parents! {After my Dad BBQ'd full steaks for everyone!}




Fourth8We spent hours doing the sparkler photos, it was SO much fun!

Also, if you noticed my hair looking shorter, my sister and I both chopped off 5.5 inches of hair. Its barely noticeable to anyone else (except for the 2 of us, we were both freaking out) but in case anyone noticed my hair being shorter than the wedding photos I've posted, I figured it was worth confirming. I desperately wanted to donate my hair again but everywhere I looked denied highlighted hair. :/


Speaking of the wedding, I'm dying to share details and photos with all of you but I figure I'd give those who are absolutely wedding-ed out, an exit route. So I'm going to stick to posting wedding related things to Wednesdays (Wedding Wednesdays) so you can simply skip me on Wednesday if weddings make you feel icky. And trust me, I understand, the onslaught of weddings and/or babies is intense for 20 and 30-somethings lately.

Not a terribly exciting first blog post back but hey, that's life. I was overjoyed to see comments on my last post from a lot of my favorite blogger friends so I'm happy you've stuck around. Community and friendship (and archiving memories of course) is what keeps me blogging so thank you for being here!

So PLEASE tell me what's new in your life lately?! How was your 4th? If you comment, tell me something going on in your life lately! 

For my new tidbit, I need to proclaim my undying love for Sam Smith's new album In the Lonely Hour. Sam has 3 hits on the radio right now (two under the the band/DJs Disclosure) and I think it's physically impossible to hate his voice. If you haven't heard his hauntingly beautiful cover of Whitney Houston's How Will I Know, click on the link below and thank me later!



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6 thoughts on “The 8th of July is just like the 4th right?

  1. Eva

    I love your new blog layout - simplicity at it's finest. Kurt and I had an excellent fourth of July and we did everything we wanted - two bbqs, a baseball game (A's won!), Jazz Festival, and a little salsa dancing. Very much looking forward to seeing you and Rob soon and celebrating by birthday with the newlyweds! 🙂

  2. I love the new layout! Nice work! Looks like you had a fun 4th. It was rainy here on the 4th so I didn't do much. Luckily the weekend was nice so I got to actually enjoy the weekend 🙂

  3. Diggin' the new layout. I keep saying I'm going to work on my blog layout, but haven't gotten to it yet. I'm in the process of trying to sell off all my extra craft supplies.

    Not much going on over here except working on my business plan and saving money for a vacation and moving. It's time to move into a new apartment.

  4. Love the new blog layout! And those sparkler photos are so fun! I'm getting my haircut this week and am debating doing something semi-drastic, but we'll see. 😛 Glad to see you're back to blogging again!

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