Chasing Joy- Inspiration for Celebrating the Month of July

July is here, y’all! Who is ready to celebrate? Of course, the Fourth of July is kind of the star of the month, but don’t worry when the fireworks die down there is still plenty to celebrate during July. For starters it is National Ice Cream Month, which feels pretty fitting given the temperatures! You also have National Hot Dog Day and this year all the fun of the Olympics!

Once again I curated a list of fun days to celebrate, foods to eat and activities to try, use it for inspiration to put together your “to-enjoy” list for June! You don’t need a long list- just a few little things that will bring some joy and help you make fun memories together! Our July list includes a healthy dose of ice cream, visiting friends and trips to the pool! What are you’re favorite things about July?

Here are some links to help you squeeze the most out of July:

Celebrate National Ice Cream month with a ton of ice cream inspiration on THIS post.

Looking for some book & movie combos? We really enjoyed Charlotte’s Web, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, How to Train a Dragon and The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!

Get into the spirit of the Olympics with THESE fun ideas for celebrating the Olympics with your family.

Need some fun children’s books to read in July? HERE is my festive book list for July.

You can give our go-to homemade ice cream recipe HERE.

If you are looking for some liturgical living ideas for July I included a few ideas and feast days on the liturgical living download below! The feast of Jesus’s grandparents, Sts. Anne and Joachim fall in July, which makes it a great month to pray for and celebrate grandparents! Since July already has us in a patriotic mood here in the USA it’s also a great month to learn about American Saints!

What are your favorite things to enjoy in July?



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Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.