What I’m Into This June

Can’t believe the last day of June is here already!  I’m joining up with Leigh Kramer to share what I’ve been into this June.

Shopping at Aldi

We have a local Aldi, but I had always avoided it because how different it was compared to other grocery stores. The biggest deterrent for me was not being able to use a credit card (as we earn travel points on our cards).

So when I heard that Aldi now accepts credit and debit cards, it was time to check it out again.  The oddities about Aldi (25 cent deposit for carts and bringing your own grocery sacks) don’t seem as odd after grocery shopping in Brussels and Berlin, where it is the norm. 

Because of those oddities, Aldi can pass on savings to the customer and some staples are ridiculously cheap!  

so yummy!

Aldi now carries many organic staples such as organic grass fed beef, produce, and baking items. My current favorites right now are the mango chipotle cassava chips, churros and 100 calorie guacamole snack packs!

Listening 

Besides my favorite podcasts:

Anne Bogel’s What Should I Read Next?

The Lazy Genius Podcast

The Simple Show

Happier

I’ve also discovered this amazing app when I don’t want to listen to random conversations poolside whilst reading the latest beach read. 

Yes, the app is h_ _ r


Just like Prince, this free app is in a legal fight over the name Hear and so it’s officially the app formally known as Hear.  You can find it here and even enter a contest to rename it!

Basically this app works when you plug in your headphones and distorts the outside noise into pleasant ambient sounds. I love to use this app when I read because it masks the chatter but allows me to focus on reading!

Reading

I’ve almost worked through my June reading

All so good except Eight Hundred Grapes


Besides the above books, I’m also rereading:

Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed 

and reading:

Walk Two Moons

Morning Walks

We’ve had some scorcher summer days already this month. Usually I walk in the evenings with my husband, but the humidity has been killer.  So, I’ve taken to walking in the early  morning before the mugginess descends.   



I’ve seen so much beauty in the morning hours!

What have you been into this June?  I’d love to hear!


8 thoughts on “What I’m Into This June

  • July 1, 2016 at 7:44 am
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    Hey Bethann … good morning from Leigh’s! My daughter loves Aldi’s … wouldn’t mind having one around here somewhere.

    Happy 4th!

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    • July 1, 2016 at 7:51 am
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      Hi Linda! Happy 4th to you too! Yes, Aldi is my new obsession!!

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  • July 1, 2016 at 11:02 am
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    Ha, so Aldi is an oddity for charging for shopping carts and grocery bags. It’s wierd because in Calgary where I live, 2 of the bigger chains do that and Walmart just joined the bandwagon. They charge $1 for carts and 5c for bags

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    • July 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm
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      Yes Yettie…although now I really like it!:) I know in bigger cities there’s a charge for plastic bags…not yet where I live!

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  • July 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    We have all of the same favorite podcasts! So good! I read The Knockoff last month and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read Jane Steele, I’ve heard so many good things about it. I didn’t really care for Eight Hundred Grapes either, it was just a bit shallow.

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    • July 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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      Yay!! I love all those podcasts!! I felt the same way about 800 Grapes…very shallow…it was like I was reading a rom on movie script!

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  • July 1, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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    You didn’t like Eight Hundred Grapes??? I loved it! If it turns out you didn’t like Jane Steele, I’d have fighting words because that one was incredible.

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    • July 2, 2016 at 9:25 am
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      Hi Leigh! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I had really high expectations of 800 Grapes and I had just finished reading Everything I Never Told You so 800 Grapes night have been at a disadvantage. I definitely won’t get in a fight with you about Jane Steele!!!

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