July Superlatives

in Superlatives

My favorite design blog, Young House Love, just did a fun July Superlatives post of their most useful and memorable posts from the last month.  Fun!  I thought I’d steal borrow the idea since the goodies always tend to get buried. 


Can you believe it’s almost AUGUST?


The Holy Hell Too Much Information Post:  Green Your Period


Most Anticlimax:  Ding, Dong The Deal is Dead.  Yay! We’re buying a house.  Wait… we’re not.  Never mind.  Juuuust kidding.

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Post in Which I Tell You I Have a Tattoo + Would Rather Be Named Josie10 Personal Questions.  Random, I know.  But we’ll play the game again soon!


Most Inspiring Guest Post Post:  I can’t decide – I’m torn between Running is For Crazy People and The Blind UltraMarathoner!  It’s a tie!

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Best Recipe of the Month:  Panda Puff French Toast.  Dude, ‘nuff said. 


Runner-up Recipes:  Creamy and Dreamy Roasted Chickpeas and Chewy Millet ‘Granola’ and Yogurt  YUM!


Best Race Recap:  Stumpy Creek 19.7 Sprint Triathlon.  Runner-up:  Run for Your Cause 4.0 Miler


Best Post for Wanna-Be Triathletes:  Your Triathlon FAQs Answered


Most Crafty Post: How to Make a Bridal Bouquet for Less Than $25


Best Book of July:  Definitely, without a book, Little Bee.  I absolutely loved this book.  Runner-ups:  Peas and Thank You and Girls Like Us.


Evidence the Only Person Weirder Than Me is… All Of You!:   The Nose Clip and The Human Nose Clip Montage.


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Post in Which the Husband Reveals His Deep, Dark Secret…:  Got Talent


Best Post for Trail RunnersTrail Runners FAQ


Post in Which I Reveal Far Too Much About Love LifeSmall Ripples


The How Not To Kill Your Husband at Work Post:  Six Ways to Make a Working Relationship Work


Cutest Puppy Picture:  Werk it, Maggie.  Werk it.


Runner-up for Cutest Puppy Picture:


What was your favorite moment of July 2011?



  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 29, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Your pups are just too adorable! I want them to meet my pup Mo 😀

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs,) July 29, 2011, 1:59 pm

    My Bridal Shower was the best moment of July 2011. I really didn’t think I would enjoy it (I’m not a *games* person) but I had the best time.

    It sounds corny (which is okay!) but I felt so loved on that day. It was amazing to look around and see all the incredible women in my life.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 29, 2011, 2:21 pm

    OKay this is such a great post! And a GREAT way to re-capture awesome moments of July 2011.

    I loved the moment I found out I got my dream job 🙂 Oh and seeing my family perform in a pageant was pretty magical too 😉

  • Rachel July 29, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I could look at dog pictures all day! I’ve always thought someone should start a blog this is a webcam of their dog(s) and leave it on 24/7. I would constantly check in on it, even if all the dog did was sleep. I never get tired of watching my dog sleep! Actually, I just need a webcam of my dog and cat so I can watch them all day while I’m at work…when I come home from work I always wonder when and why he has chewed up the tissue box.

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:32 am

      Bawhahah. Because he was bored!

  • Kelsey July 29, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Where did you get the nude peep toes you wore to Nicole’s ceremony? I have been looking all over for a good pair!

    Great way to look back through the month!

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:32 am

      Banana Republic, but last season 🙁

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 29, 2011, 2:32 pm

    I forgot about the nose clip post! Hilarious.

    Favorite moment in July 2011: going out for my sister’s 21st birthday. It was hilarious.

  • melissa July 29, 2011, 2:41 pm

    love this! great idea

  • melissa July 29, 2011, 2:41 pm

    love this! great idea

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 29, 2011, 2:41 pm

    What a great idea — I loved catching up on things I missed while on vacation 🙂 Thanks for sharing your highlights! Favorite moment: celebrating my Mom and Dad’s 36th anniversary and Dad’s birthday in Florida! It was just my husband and I and my parentals, and it was so wonderful (we never, ever go on vacations)! Twas the best.

  • becca (bellebottoms) July 29, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I have too many moments! My favorite one (well, it was a long one!) was my annual trip to Europe with my parents. I tag along on their work trips when I can, and this year I got to check out two new cities to me: Barcelona and Stockholm….travelling moments took the cake this year!

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:31 am

      I’m jeals of your travels!

  • Sarah for Real July 29, 2011, 2:42 pm

    Awwwwe that second puppy pic made me smile!

  • Rachel July 29, 2011, 2:48 pm

    Haha woohoo I bottom left corner of that “trying to plug your nose with your lips” pictures is ME! 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 29, 2011, 2:49 pm

    Between this and the 7 links posts this month it’s been so much fun to re-read the “best of” stuff on people’s blogs. My fav July moment was placing 2nd for women in a 5K!

  • Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 29, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Love the plug nose with lips photos!! haha

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 29, 2011, 2:55 pm

    Hehehe great post Caitlin! I love all of these, especially the nose clip! July had some good moments for me… the best involved seeing friends that I haven’t seen in ages, as well as spending time just enjoying the sunshine. This is my first summer that I’ve been a full time office worker so I’m beginning to learn that summer weather should NOT be taken for granted!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul July 29, 2011, 3:07 pm

    Very nice! I think all of July was rather good, but I have to say meeting a blogger friend was amazing!

  • Danielle July 29, 2011, 3:09 pm

    I can’t make a human nose clip either!

    My favorite moment in July was finding out Baby is a GIRL!

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:31 am

      Congrats on your bebe girl!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 29, 2011, 3:14 pm

    What a cute picture of Maggie! Dogs are so resourceful 🙂

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 29, 2011, 3:20 pm

    I just got Little Bee from the library! Can’t wait to start reading it!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 29, 2011, 3:35 pm

    PUPPY PICTURES!!!! <3 aah, love them so much! <3 xyx

  • Sweet and Savvy July 29, 2011, 3:53 pm

    I’d love to read those books!!

  • Ali G. July 29, 2011, 3:55 pm

    Just started reading Little Bee…Love it!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 29, 2011, 3:57 pm

    LIttle Bee was great! My favorite moment in July was yesterday when I got to see my baby BOY via ultrasound! 🙂 So exciting.

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 29, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Oh I remember smiling so wide after scrolling through the Human Noseclip montage. I can’t help but be a little sad though…I can’t do it! 😛

  • cj weaber @ http://cjh002.wordpress.com July 29, 2011, 4:06 pm

    this weekend! a tradition where 12-15 of my husband’s friends stay with us all weekend and engage in some crazy, funny and very memorable moments. They are all married now and in their late twenties and thirties but I swear they think they are in college again…I just sit back and observe. It always is such an awesome time!
    PS. The Panda Puff French Toast was awesome! I added dark chocolate dreams peanut butter and it tasted like a peanut butter cup. soooo good!

  • Hillary July 29, 2011, 4:17 pm

    My last day of grad school summer session was my favorite July moment. It marked the halfway point in my master’s program!

  • Anna July 29, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Ever since you posted your 10 Questions post, I’ve been obsessed with the Wedding Buzz forums. Seriously. I don’t want to post though because I’m not engaged yet. Haha.

    Thanks for giving me another distraction.

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:31 am

      Hah I think there’s a “weddings on the brain” forum for those who aren’t engaged yet 🙂

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes July 29, 2011, 5:04 pm

    geeze, you blog a lot girl! 😉

  • Khushboo July 29, 2011, 5:24 pm

    Love this recap! I loved all of July as I was travelling between Dubai, London and Prague. Even though I am currently living in Mumbai, I will always consider London ‘home’ so it was nice coming back!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 29, 2011, 5:41 pm

    I think that picture of Maggie is greeting card material.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 29, 2011, 5:55 pm

    You’ve definitely had a busy July!! I’d have to say my favorite part was when Michael moved in. :):)

  • Shayla @ The Good Life July 29, 2011, 5:55 pm

    Love this post!

    My fav moment of July 2011 was my hubby and I deciding that we’d start trying for a baby, NOW! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:30 am

      🙂 Yay, bebes!!!

  • Wendy July 29, 2011, 6:30 pm

    I’m so sad it’s almost August – that means I have to go back to work soon! (I’m a teacher) Summer went by tooooooo fast!

    I think my favorite moment of July was running a fast and strong 5K the morning after pulling on a tug of war team (yay for small town fairs!) AND stopping to check on a fellow runner who was struggling. I didn’t care if it wasn’t a true PR, I just felt GREAT! 🙂

    Fun post – you should do one for the end of every month!

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:29 am

      Yay congrats on your 5k!

  • Jen July 29, 2011, 6:34 pm

    My favorite moment of July is a no-brainer. My boyfriend (now fiance) proposed to me on the 4th! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:29 am

      Happy engagement!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 29, 2011, 7:09 pm

    Love this post!! I have a lot of great moments from July. Eating my way through Chicago with the husband (chicken and waffles = amazing), visiting my mom in Florida (and eating way too much there, too!), my visit with my work friends the other day (including a fluffernutter cupcake… yum!), and running 8 miles with my husband last weekend (this weekend is 9 miles… yikes!). This month was great and went by wayyy too fast!

  • Mama Pea July 29, 2011, 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the book love! Did you know that Operation Beautiful is an absolute steal on Amazon right now? Anyone that doesn’t already own it SHOULD!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 29, 2011, 8:13 pm

    What a great way to recap the month. I loved both of those guest posts! I’m looking forward to (hopefully) others in August!

  • hemp jogger July 29, 2011, 9:34 pm

    my birthday last week!

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:28 am

      Happy belated birthday!

  • Rachel July 30, 2011, 3:13 am

    You had an awesome month of posts!!! Seriously I can’t choose a favorite

  • Amber K July 30, 2011, 12:43 pm

    Had a fun day with my husband on his birthday. Nothing else too exciting happened in July except getting a filling at the dentist. Umm…whoo hoo? 😉

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 30, 2011, 8:55 pm

    I had so many wonderful moments in July – dancing at my sister’s stagette takes the cake though 🙂

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