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That’s A Wrap – June 2017

June is always the busiest month of the year & this year was no different. From some of my favorite annual events (birthdays & special occassions), to multiple “first time ever” experiences – it was a month to remember! Let’s take a look back at some of my favorite moments, finds, & photos of June 2017!

01. VEGAN CARRABBAS – The restaurant chain Carrabbas is testing out vegan options at one of the locations in my town. There are three new vegan menu options; Vegan Pizza, Linguine Postiano, & Spaghetti Pomodoro, as well as new vegan salad dressing options including ranch. The goal is to show that vegan options are high in demand & to make them permanent menu items at every single Carrabbas location. So far the turn out & response is great!

02. H2O + HAND CREAM – I’ve been using H2O + Target Care Hand & Nail Cream here & there for four years now. It wasn’t until this month, however, that I realized just how powerful it really is. I’ve been washing my hands a zillion times more than usual from working w so many sick & contagious animals lately. Because of this, the top of my hands got really dry. This H2O product literally saved me from pain. I highly recommend! Get the travel size for only $5!

June 2017 Roundup

03. LORENZO TURNS THIRTY – I still can’t believe the nineteen year old skinny jeans wearing cutie-pie that I fell in love with is now a sexy strong ass thirty year old man. Gosh times flies!! But no matter how old my Husband (& I) gets, he’ll always be a kid at heart. He had an amazing Dragon Ball Z themed Birthday Party that you can check out here. From the theme, to the company, to the games, to the food, it was such a great time!

04. FIRST TIME OUT OF THE COUNTRY – My main Birthday gift to Lorenzo was a surprise trip to Puerto Vallarta. I planned the trip for so long & kept it a surprise until his birthday party. I’m still proud of myself for being able to do that, haha. Our trip to PV was amazing. It was my first ever time out of the country. Lorenzo has been on cruise ships before but he calls this his first “real time”. We had an absolute blast. I’m almost done editing the zillions of photos & I will go a lot more specific on several blog post coming to TheKaragon throughout July.

June 2017 Roundup

05. LEARNING SPANISH – ¡Hola! Mi nombre es Kara y soy de Florida. Soy una estudiante de Espanol… During our PV trip we realized how much we would both really like to learn Spanish. Lorenzo is full Mexican & I’m a quarter. We both come from families where the majority of them speak Spanish, yet neither he nor I were ever taught Spanish. We’re two weeks into our Spanish lessons now & we’re loving it. I seriously look forward to our lessons every day. Our goal is not to learn “enough” Spanish, but to become completely fluent. It will take years, but it’ll be well worth it!

06. BLACK MARBLE BATHROOMS TREND – Apartment Therapy has been one of my favorite blogs to follow for many years. I really enjoyed their recent post showing bathrooms in black marble. I love marble & black in general so to see them together is all the better. I pinned two of the bathrooms from this post as “dream home inspo”.

June 2017 Roundup

07. SMARTPHONE TRIPOD – Yo. If you have a smartphone & you like to take photos then you NEED this product! It’s a tripod for your smartphone that goes above & beyond similar products. This tripod has flexible arms, a 360 degree holder allowing for any angle of photos; landscape, portrait, flatlay. And it comes w a Bluetooth shutter remote. I’ve only owned this product for a few wks but I’ve already used it a ton & I love it so much. I will continue telling everyone about this photo tool & I plan to gift it to some of my family & friends because it’s so awesome!

08. ZUCCHINI POTATO FRITTERS – I’ve seen quite a few zucchini fritter recipes, but they have nothing on this one. With just 8 ingredients, including spices, this recipe is simple & low cost. I’ve made this recipe several times now including for events with several dozen people & they have been a huge hit w a wide-array of tastebuds!

June 2017 Roundup

09. FIVE YEAR OLD DRIFTER – Have ya’ll seen the viral video(s) of this adorable five year old girl that drifts? OMG she’s so cool! Seriously impressive skills 🙂

10. FOSTERS CUBED – I have great, new, & horrible news regarding our recent foster kittens. Great news – All four of our May foster kittens (Heidi, Lionel, Zara, & Malaya) were adopted! Yay! New news – We just started fostering two seven week old kittens a wk ago. They are both girls, named Lucy & Nadia. They’re in that play 24/7 period, & I’m exhausted, but it’s so much fun. Horrible news – We started fostering a new five week old single kitten a cpl of wks ago. We named him Nyle & he was as sweet as can be. After 5 days together, he suddenly began to decline & he ended up passing away. The emergency vet thinks it was FeLV. I know loss comes with the territory, but it never gets easier. Even though our time together was very short, it was significant & I will cherish it forever! I will end this post with my favorite photo of Nyle. RIP babyboy.

June 2017 Roundup

XOXO, Kara

 

21 Comments

  • Amy Arnold

    June 30, 2017

    Your trip sounds like so much fun! How cool you got to surprise him and plan to learn Spanish. So sorry about the kitten, but it is so neat you foster them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Dominique

    June 30, 2017

    Learning a new language is on my bucket list but it’s so hard! It’s great you’re learning Spanish hun xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Kara Aragon

      July 5, 2017

      It’s gotten so much harder this wk. Worth it though!

  • therealpinkblogger

    June 30, 2017

    I loved all the pics!

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  • Joling

    June 30, 2017

    Love this post! Need to try the recipes. Sounds really yummy!

    xo, Joling
    http://lovejoling.com/

  • Simone

    July 1, 2017

    OMG I love the Carrabbas too! Such great food. Your cat is a real cutie!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box
    Instagram: littleglitterybox

  • Wendee

    July 1, 2017

    June seemed like a great month for you. Wish you all the best this new month.

    http://www.theglossychic.com

  • Elegant Duchess

    July 2, 2017

    ah looks like lots of fun!! I’m sure that July will add some fun memories too!

    http://www.elegantduchess.com/

  • Paola

    July 2, 2017

    A lot of fun girl! I love Spanish lan!
    Love, Paola.
    Expressyourself

  • Your month looks like so much fun, I hope July is even better!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • ankitabardhan

    July 3, 2017

    The black marble bathroom idea sounds amazing already! So cool of you to be able to plan a trip for your husband’s birthday on your own! 😀
    So sad to learn about Nyle, hope he’s at a better place now.
    xx
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

  • Such a lovely post!! Hope you can learn a lot of Spanish!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    NEW POST: MES VOYAGES A PARIS

  • Ashley

    July 3, 2017

    So cool that Carrabba’s is offering vegan options now- that’s awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • The Heba Blog

    July 3, 2017

    I’m intrigued by your first photo, but I don’t see any description about it!!! I’m a belly dancer myself, and when I saw your outfit I was excited to read about it!!

    I’m sorry about the loss of your kitten! 🙁

    Heba xx

    The Heba

    • Kara Aragon

      July 5, 2017

      Hey Heba. That photo was just for a photoshoot that I was hired for. I do love the idea of taking belly dancing classes though. That’s great that you dance!

  • Nistha Saraf

    July 6, 2017

    Oh I love your cat Kara. You look lovely as always!!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/back-in-black/

  • Kim Vo

    July 6, 2017

    You should post more about the kittens that you had fostered! They look adorable! So glad you learned spanish finally!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Kara Aragon

      July 6, 2017

      Hey Kim. I’m actually planning to start doing that w the litter I’m currently fostering. Kind of a wrap up of the weeks together w each foster group 🙂

  • Leah

    July 8, 2017

    I loveee this post!! So many amazing things- keeps me inspired!
    xx Leah

    http://www.fashtrav.com

  • Rina

    July 12, 2017

    Looks like your month of June was so fun! I hope you’re having just as fun in July! I can’t believe how fast summer is going by!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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