July 2017 // Monthly Recap

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July has been an insane month. I spent the very end of June in Indianapolis at BlogHouse. For four days, myself, 14 other bloggers and five mentors pretty much locked ourselves in a conference room and dove deep into the blogging world.

I haven’t done any traveling this month and that’s okay because I’ve had so much work to do. I’ve changed the entire look of my site – maybe you noticed! A new logo (do you love it?!), new color scheme, new menu with more specific categories. Everything I’ve done is to move this platform in a way that aligns with my beliefs.

Additionally, it’s been a busy work month for our business and I’ve been trying to break into the freelance writing world.

Most Popular Post

Ultimate Vegan Guide to Indianapolis, Indiana – see all the delicious food I ate in the Circle City!


Other Posts

How to Eat Vegan at any Restaurant // it can be a little daunting eating out as a new vegan or hell, even as an experienced one.

The Indianapolis City Market is a Vegan Paradise // I was so surprised and excited to find that the city market downtown was such a vegan haven.

Cats & Coffee in Indianapolis // my VERY FIRST visit to a cat cafe!

The Dissociation in Louisville’s Butchertown Neighborhood // see why I left this neighborhood feeling uneasy.

Public Greens Indianapolis // check out this vegan-friendly, sustainable and mission focused restaurant in Indy.

10 Easy Ways to Ditch Plastic on the Road or at Home // say no to single use plastic and do it easily with these tips!

How to Cure Wanderlust without Leaving Home // we can’t always travel when we want to so here’s my best tips!

Best Thing I Ate


This was definitely the best thing I ate this month. Buffalo tofu fingers, seitan philly, buffalo cauliflower wings and a blueberry cupcake with cream cheese icing.  This is at the amazing all-vegan restaurant, Sanctuary Vegan Cafe, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I’m going to be writing up a full post on this soon!

Most Loved Instagram Post


How could that hunk Clint Eastwood not be my most loved Instagram pic of the month?! I about made my driver wreck getting this pic. We were late for our next stop but I got wind there was a Clint mural so I made her do a drive by and stop mid-traffic to get a photo.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!  See my Instagram for more street art, lots of food and more!

What I Read this Month

I’m ashamed to say, I haven’t’ read at all this month.  I’ve been so busy with work and the site.  Planning on getting in lots of reading time next month though!

What I Watched this Month

Iron Fist – I put this off too because, while I love the Marvel shows, I had heard it was terrible.  I’m not going to lie though – I actually really liked it.

Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce – I for some reason was missing Sex & the City randomly so I found this show to curb that feeling and it worked!  I watched all three seasons.

Sense8 – I finally started watching Season 2. I think I’ve been putting it off because I don’t want it to end. I can’t believe they canceled one of the most diverse, creative and inspirational shows I’ve ever seen.

Coming Up in August 2017

I was going to be staying put until the very end of the month but I’m excited to say as you’re reading this, I’m heading to Sarasota, Florida.

We had a last minute chance to do a job going there (we own a moving company) and so I decided to add on a few extra days to get in some much needed beach time. It happened so suddenly, I don’t really have much planned. I’ve been to the area several times for work and went a couple years ago for a few days – hitting up Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island.

Then, I’ll be home for the rest of the month until the last week when I head to New York City! I can’t wait to go back to one of my favorite cities after so long and now that I’m vegan, I plan on eating so. much. food. Here’s a pic of me on my last trip. It’s been too long but I hear the Naked Cowboy is still around!


What did you do in July? Any plans for August? Tell me in the comments ↓↓↓


Ashley Hubbard

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Andi

    I need to see Season 3 of the girlfriends, I saw the first 2 seasons but not the last! I’ll be sticking around Phoenix in august. Starting a new job and buying a house will keep me busy!

  2. Ivy

    I’d love to try more vegan restaurants! We’ve only had it twice and were surprised at how good all-vegan dishes can taste. Hope you get to rendezvous with the naked cowboy soon lol

  3. Jen

    I love the new logo! And I totally binge watched the Ir N fist this month as well haha 🙂

  4. Juliann

    Love the new look! I am so curious about BlogHouse. Sounds like an awesome experience.

    While I wait for Season 4 of Girlfriends Guide to Divorce to start this month, I am writing posts about my recent trips to Milwaukee and South Dakota and am getting ready to travel to Asia next month. August is my month to catch up on things at home. I neglect so much when I’m traveling.

  5. katie

    I love your new site! Also, I’m missing bloghouse already! Sarasota looked like you had a blast and can’t wait for Hawaii 😉

  6. Allison Wong

    July has been a crazy month for me too as my full time job was getting so busy I had no time for travelling. Anyway, you have fun in Florida and NYC!

  7. Ann

    I love your logo! And while I’m new to your blog, and don’t know the old look — this one is great. I empathize with all the work it takes to make major changes to a blog theme/layout. Girlfriends is going on my binge-watching list — thanks for making me think about it again :-).

  8. Cat

    I love your new logo and colour scheme! The green really resonates with your theme of vegan and conscious/environmental-friendly travel. I didn’t do much travel last month as well, but I loved that I finally had the chance to relax and get some work done. Can’t wait to see all the fun you had in Florida!

  9. Julianne

    Come visit me in New York City!! We have to try Dirt Candy and grab some cocktails 🙂 So great to meet you at BlogHouse, and I love your new logo and site redesign. Can’t wait to see more of your posts!

  10. Jenn and Ed Coleman

    Love the Naked Cowboy. We were in Vegas last night and were tempted to go town to Fremont Street. I think the Naked Cowboy would fit right in there. I love watching half dressed street performers flirting with drunk grandmas. Does that make me a bad person?

  11. Susan Ripley

    I’ve had a crazy month too! Sometimes it’s nice to be in one place so you can just get a lot done and catch up. Your upcoming trips sound so fun. Nyc is always a great time – and I’m sure naked cowboy is still around. 🙂

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