Monthly Wrap Up

Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up ~ July 2023


Welcome To July’s Monthly Wrap Up


July has been a busy month.  We did a thing…. We bought a house and closed within a week.  We didn’t think our bid would be accepted and were shocked we got the house.  In CA it’s a bit different when buying.  No going back and forth.  You put in your best offer and either they take it or not.  The house we bided on had 15 bids put in on the day bids were accepted.  Many people wanted the house.

With the new house I’ve not read this month and I’ve slowed down on signing up for book tours.  My focus is on the house until renovations are done. We need all new Electrical, HVAC, updates, and more. I’ve been interviewing general contractor’s and HVAC company’s.  We plan to renovate and redo a lot before moving.  It’s a very big project.  Talking to GC is scary and overwhelming, but we finally picked a contractor and are getting the ball rolling on designs and permits.  Here are some pictures of how it looks now.  I’ll be sharing on IG as the project moves along. 

This summer I’ve bene waking up at 6am.  That is unusual for me.  I wonder if it’s because I’ve been making a point of walking the dog for 30 min to an hour every morning.  Though I do need a nap in the afternoon now. ^_^  We have also had a bunch of morning camps this month.  The Kid did Dungeons and Dragons one week, then a week off, and the last two weeks Tennis Camp.  And, last we, both Mr. Angel and Myself, celebrated our Birthday’s this month.


Congratulations to all the winners this month!
Make sure to check out the giveaway page for all the latest giveaways!

Polly won the Hello Summer Giveaway Hop and picked a physical copy of Rogue Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Heather G won the Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop and picked the $10 Amazon GC.
Melissa L. won the 2023 Mini Library Love Audiobook Giveaway and won 3 Month Audible.
Melissa S. won the June Come Out and Play Hop and received an Audible Credit.
Michael L. won the Sparkle Time Giveaway Hop and picked the $10 Amazon GC.






Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 7/31 – 8/5

Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 7/24 – 7/29

Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 7/17 – 7/23

Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 7/10 – 7/15

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop ~ July 7th – 28th

2023 Mid-Year Challenge Check-In

Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 7/3 – 7/9

Sparkle Time Giveaway Hop ~ July 1st – 15th



The second annual Library Love Bingo is still happening.  We hope you will join The 2023 Library Love Challenge and our BINGO Challenge.
Bingo Challenge starts July 5th, 2023 – August 27th, 2023.



I’d love to hear from you!
How was your July?


8 thoughts on “Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up ~ July 2023

  1. Congrats again on the new house – it looks lovely and I can’t wait to see all the improvements. Also, Happy Belated birthday. I hope you and the family had a wonderful time. I just got back from a week vacation and I’m slowly trying to catch up!

  2. I was so excited for you to get the house when I saw your Instagram post, but yeah, now the real fun begins. 🙂 Still, the work will end and you’ll have your comfy home. It looks light and sunny and friendly.

    The fact that you got any books and posts done since getting the house is an accomplishment. No worries if you hit a slow down for a bit.

    Belated happy birthday!

    Have a great August, Angela!

  3. We’re excited and nerves. We’ve never done any updates before, so this is a new experience. I’ll be sharing pictures as the project moves along on IG and in the monthly wrap-ups. Yes, the house is only 5min from our current location, so we’re in the same area and town. Panda is the same way. I say walk and she’s up and at the door ready to go. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Happy birthday! I am so excited about the house. Congrats! Is it located near where you live now? I can’t wait to see the renovation. It looks pretty nice now. I’m sure Panda loves the morning walks. Lulu can barely contain herself when she gets to walk.

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