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Work Play and Chardonnay: June Round-up

Is anyone out there a fan of the movie Spaceballs?  It’s one of my favorite movies of all time.  The humor is stupid yet smart, visual and verbal. It’s a movie love that I share with my father.  And you know what?  That man is nothing short of remarkable.  So there is that.

So why am I referencing Spaceballs?  There is a section in the movie where the spaceship is requested to go from ridiculous speed to ludicrous.  The speed is so darn fast that the galaxy goes plaid.  You know what, folks?  My June went plaid.  Plaid I say!

Here’s a synopsis of June…my ludicrous speed month…

I stayed in a yurt for the first time.  A yurt is a glamping at it finest.  I want to do it again and I really, really hope it rains during my stay.  Rain on a yurt is mesmerizing and soothing.

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Airbnb asked if they could use this photo via Instagram and my newbie blogger heart exploded (figuratively not literally)

I tried bread “dust” for the first time this month.  The crumbs I used to brush away from my shirt and pants (which I refer to as “shrapnel”) are now a component to a dish.  So if you see me eating crumbs off my shirt, don’t judge…join in!

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The Panzanella Salad at The Tennessee Truffle in Sanford, FL may have started a “Save the Bread Crumbs” movement.  I might order this slogan on a t-shirt via Etsy.

Walt Disney World removed June from the list of blackout dates for seasonal pass holders.  I marched my Mickey-loving a$$ to the Magic Kingdom with a Magic band and Fast Passes like a good Disnerd.

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Gloomy skies aren’t so gloomy at the Magic Kingdom.

There’s a local wine market – Tim’s Wine Market – that I have a monthly membership.  They hold events quite often including one that caught my oenophile’s eyes.  An evening with Cambria vineyards including wine with cheese pairings.  Wine lover swoon…

Check out my note to me on the placemat.  “Pace yourself with cheese”.

I made a wreath!  And I crushed it if I say so myself.

I sing “She’s Crafty” to myself whenever I look at my wreath.

In my RUT Roh…I Need a Little More Variety in My Life post, I wrote about all things that I wanted to experience.  The Dr. Phillips Center now has a checkmark!  Jared and I went to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban performed by the Orlando Philharmonic.  The movie played as the orchestra played the score.  It was a magical day!

Before the show we had a brunch at Dovecote in downtown Orlando.  The ham and cheese beignets were crispy, gooey goodness.
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The Dr. Phillips Center was a success!  I want to see another movie with the score performed by a symphony again.  And again.  And again.

June ended with a literal splash when we bought tickets to the Disney H20 Glow Party at Typhoon Lagoon.  This was another internet Disney rabbit hole find for me.  Jared and I had the absolute best time and recommend it to anyone in or visiting the Orlando area that is water park enthusiasts.  We were able to easily walk onto all the water rides with a minimal wait and didn’t have to deal with the oppressive Florida heat.  So.  Darn.  Awesome.

To say I enjoyed myself during June would be an understatement,  There was a lot to enjoy.  Of course, I intend to have fun in July, but there will be a little more of a focus on health, fitness, and self-care (I’m talking to you, #SlugLife).

What did you do in June that made you happy?  Did you try anything new?  What are you up to in July?  Do you want to be FitBit friends?  Why doesn’t anyone want to be my FitBit friend?????!!!!!!

Check out the rest of my June posts!  Links are below.

Work Play and Chardonnay: May Round-up

I Did It All For The Cookie

Yurts So Good: A Weekend in Danville

My So-Called Slug Life

Skip to My Leu Gardens…

Work Hard.  Play Hard.  Drink Chard.



  • Laura Beth

    I couldn’t find you on FitBit! I tried like three times.

    June was focused on our whole-house HVAC system upgrade! We now have proper AC! I did travel to Blacksburg, Virginia during that first weekend for the annual P.E.O. Virginia State Convention. We celebrated Father’s Day with my dad at our favorite local Chinese restaurant, Szechuan Inn. We saw Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! We also went to a new-to-us brewery in Virginia Beach called Wasserhund Brewery for a friend’s birthday celebration. Amazing beer, house-made pizza, and fellowship!

    For July, we’re submitting our greyhound adoption application! Yippee! We’re also planning on seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. I want to take my mom to see Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Not many travel plans, since we’re saving our vacation for New York City in the fall!

  • anamericanintrovertinlondon

    How many days are there in one month? You are a busy lady. Can I say, my stomach dropped when you were talking about exercising more in the days to come…”I’m talking to you,” you wrote, and I thought, “Don’t let it be me. Don’t let it be me! Phew. Glad I’m not #Sluglife.
    Looking forward to making a wreath with you at Christmas time!

  • valerie christie

    Can’t wait to see what you July brings! Your June was spectacular indeed. Love the photos.

    • lauriegannon1

      Thank you, Valerie! I’m thinking quite a few more workouts will add a little spice to my July (along with sore muscles). Happy July to you!

    • lauriegannon1

      Hi, Tammy! I absolutely recommend staying in a yurt. It’s pretty darn amazing. Danville also has a Yurt that is in a tree. You can either take stairs up or go up in the elevator he created out of a photo darkroom. It’s pretty spectacular!

    • lauriegannon1

      How cool!!! Staying in a treehouse is definitely on my list of travel do’s! Where was the treehouse you stayed?

    • lauriegannon1

      It was so nice that they extended the Passholder blackout dates. Dole Whip in June is oh so nice!

    • lauriegannon1

      Thank you so much for the blog name love! And I’m a Disney fanatic, too. 🙂 Disney is so much fun! There are so many things to do in and around the parks. I keep finding new activities.

  • Emma Riley

    Great post and wow, you are such a busy person and I am glad that you enjoyed the whole month of June. Such a lovely experiences and adventures.

    • lauriegannon1

      I may have gone a bit overboard in June! I spent a lot of weekends at home and decided that I needed to change that. Boy…I changed that!!

  • ninalehan21

    you are hard working 🙂 you shared a lot of your lovely experiences and adventures 🙂 i like Disney and looks like yous had an amazing time. i wanted to travel during the summer holidays but i am kinda of broke – 🙁 haha

    • lauriegannon1

      June was definitely a fun month! Thankfully Disney removed the blackout in June for seasonal pass holders. That definitely helped!!

    • lauriegannon1

      I always tend to go to Disney more during Food and Wine time. That’s definitely my favorite time of year to go to the parks.

      Do you live in Florida or California? I love living so close to Disney. 🙂

    • lauriegannon1

      Hahaha! And in July I am trying to rectify all the food and wine with lots and lots of workouts. Balance is hard! (I’m not very coordinated)

    • lauriegannon1

      Glamping is definitely my preferred way to camp. There is a place in the Central Florida area that you can glamp in a teepee. I need to add that to my list!!! 🙂

    • lauriegannon1

      June was definitely a very enjoyable month! I’m hoping to have a fun July (and a slightly healthier month!)

    • lauriegannon1

      It’s definitely fun to go in June, but always best to go after the thunderstorms have passed. It’s a much “cooler” experience. 🙂

    • lauriegannon1

      This month was a little over-the-top. Or…maybe just a bit around Lord Helmet’s helmet. 🙂

  • Simply Apostolia

    So many happy momments in this post! I love it! I just got all those positive vibes from you! Sadly my June wasn’t really cool as I had some “issues” but will try to make July an amazing month!

    • lauriegannon1

      I am so happy that your vacation made you very happy! I wish you many beautiful moments in July!

  • Charli B

    You look like you had a great June! We watched Jurassic Park and absolutely loved it, hope you enjoyed it! x

    • lauriegannon1

      I just saw it not too long ago! The movie was fun, but I wish Chris Pratt had been a little more Chris Pratt. Does that make any sense? 🙂

    • lauriegannon1

      Hi, Wanda! I may have been a bit overzealous in the activities department in June, but I enjoyed every minute! July is a bit more workout focused. I wonder if I could do some squats around Disney? Hmm… 😉

    • lauriegannon1

      Hi!!!! It was my very first wreath, so I am not an expert by any means. 🙂 I was taught to make small bouquets with the elements (herbs, olive branches, etc.) and then secure them to the form. You worked from section to section and then “fluffed” and added elements to fill it in. I am so glad I took the class and want to take another one when the holidays come around. Thank you so much for reading!!!

  • Freebies

    Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

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