June: My Month from A - Z / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


June: My Month from A - Z

Like dust disappearing in the wind, another month has come & gone. June was filled with exploring bits of San Diego, attending webinars, as well as delightful fair food & fun. All you have to do is read my June from A to Z!

Alias - I always have a show to binge watch. Most recently it was The X-Files, then Gilmore Girls, then Breaking Bad, & now it's Alias. Created by J.J. Abrams, the mastermind behind Lost, this spy drama with a kick-ass female lead has me biting my nails with every cliff hanger.

Bullet Journal - I'm barely getting into the bullet journal trend & have much to learn. Right now mine is basically a messy to do list. I have much to learn.

Candles - Carmen the candle fiend got more candles?! Why yes, it's true. Four new ones!

donut peach

Donut Peach - Because doughnut peaches are healthier for you than donuts. How cute are these?

Excitement - There is much to be grateful for & excited for. Take a moment to identify with that is. I'm excited for the future & where I'll be a month from now!

Flowers - Spring is over, but I wouldn't know it. I've been buying flowers like nobody's business.


Goats - Goats are cute, yo. Such an underrated animal. I went to the San Diego County Fair & gushed over the cuteness of the goats.

How I Met Your Mother - I've watched this show several times through. I just finished the entire series once again & still hate the finale. Ugh! 

Imagination - Keep your mind open & your imagination active.

Jewelry - I found the most perfect little choker necklace. It's simple & classy. I already know it's going to be a well worn favorite.

karma's a beach

Karma's a Beach - We got this shirt on sale after Christmas. I loved the design & couldn't pass it up. Fred wears it all the time. He claims he doesn't like the graphic & only wears it because it's a perfect fit.

Lavender - I love lavender. Enough said.

Macarons - Fred surprised me with a couple of macarons: one was Earl Grey & the other was coconut  two of my favorite flavors. They were incredible.

No - Don't forget the value of saying no. I rejected several offers for partnership, sponsored posts, & collaborations simply because it didn't wholly fit my blog or brand. Don't be afraid to say no. You don't need to accept everything that comes your way.

Outfits - I've been taking outfit photos more often to have regular outfit of the day posts. Yay!

purple basil

Purple Basil - I've had regular basil & Thai basil, which can occasionally be purple, but this purple basil was something else. It's beautiful.

Roosters - Although they're not the friendliest creatures, roosters are quite pretty. 

Stationary - I love opening up new stationary. My pen hovers over the first page, never quite sure where to begin.

Tommy Hilfiger - I got the most perfect pair of platform wedge sandals for summer. The only thing missing is a pedicure.

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University - I graduated from university just over four years ago. I can't even believe it's been that long & I often wonder where the time went, if I'm where I thought I'd be at this point.

Veins - Well, it's summer. That means we're bound for hot hot heat & bulging veins. If you didn't know, your veins pop out in the heat in an effort to cool your body off.

Work Views - If you're going to be working you might as well have a good view. I've been traveling more for my social media work & got to frequent some beach side cities like a San Clemente & Coronado.

How was your June? :]

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  1. Alias keeps popping up on my Hulu page and I have wondered if I should give it a go. Maybe it's time! I'm actually about to start a bullet journal too; I've done research for several weeks but have decided it's not necessary for me to use mine for a planner, particularly. I want mine more for lists and "vision boards" and quotes...stuff like that. I'll also be searching for donut peaches after this....

  2. This article is really interesting ! Time flies, I'm gonna be graduated as well soon, sooo strange !

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.com/

  3. Yes I LOVE Alias! I watched the whole thing about two years ago and it's sooo good! Love How I Met Your Mother too although I agree about the finale!
    Amy xx

  4. Great post! I love how you presented your month in an A-Z form! I totally agree with the value of saying 'No' and those donut peaches look like a great idea! (I LOVE donuts, so perhaps I can trick myself into a healthier alternative!)
    Julia x
    PS I hate the finale of 'How I met your mother' too!

  5. Such a fun post to do in A-Z, love this idea! And peach donuts are just sooo delicious, and Earl Grey macarons sounds just so delicious? Love the tea and macarons so perfect combo! Xx


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  7. Sounds like a fun June! I've never heard of a bullet journal...sounds interesting! And donut peaches look like a healthier donut option!


  8. I love this so much!
    -Kate // classyandkate.com

  9. I love how you categorized your June from A to Z lol. Time really does go by so fast doesn't it? It's been 3 years since I graduated and I wonder the same thing all the time


  10. Omgosh I'm dying over the goats! And ugh, I totally agree - hate the How I Met Your Mother ending :(


  11. Sophia Morena BiffiJuly 3, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    So nice this post...photos are expressive and particular!!!I felt the same about University...I finished 3 years ago...but seems so faraway...I did so much things in these last years... Kisses

  12. Love this positive post! Espiecially how to value the importance of no and not being afraid to use it from time to time!

    Gabrielle Isabella x

  13. This is such a cute post idea, and it sounds like you had a lovely month! I have to agree, the donut peaches are so cute as well!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  14. Beautiful photos!! They all are so cute!
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  15. My June was lovely as I went for holidays, however, it was the shortest month. I love re-watching How I Met Your Mother and yesss, I also hate how the last episode ends. I think they could do better with the finale.


  16. Again ,this is a creative thing to do.Month from A to Z that is.I love the photos too

  17. Ahhh such a great post, thanks for sharing! :)


  18. Watch it! So many twists & turns. I'm loving Alias. Ideally I want my bullet journal to be like that as well, I'm just terrible at it at the moment. :]

  19. Ahh no spoilers. I'm almost done with Alias season 3! :]

  20. I haven't quite tricked myself yet, but a donut peach is a good idea. :]

  21. Have you had the donut peach? I've yet to try it. :]

  22. Bullet journals are all the rage! Lots of Youtube videos to check out. :]

  23. Happy 3 year graduation anniversary. :]

  24. Yeah, the HIMYM finale stinks! :]

  25. There are alternate endings, but I mean, there's only one true one. Unfortunately. :p


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