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July Letter from the Publisher

Jul 05, 2022 02:26PM ● By Shanna Warner

Let’s Celebrate!

July is definitely my favorite month. We commemorate the birthday of our nation, and I celebrate my birthday, too. Watermelon, fresh corn and a strawberry cake are usual items at our summer holiday parties. And we always remember to make some essential oil bug spray. 

There is a lot more than just Uncle Sam’s birthday to enjoy in July. Here are 10 more great ideas to keep you celebrating throughout the hot summer days of my favorite month. 

2nd - World UFO Day

  • 6th - International Kissing Day

  • 9th - National Sugar Cookie Day

  • 13th - National French Fry Day

  • 15th - National Give Something Away Day

  • 19th - Global Hug Your Kids Day

  • 22nd - National Hammock Day

  • 23rd - National Gorgeous Grandma Day

  • 26th - Uncle and Aunt Day

  • 30th - International Friendship Day

Mark is looking forward to the 9th, since I make great low-sugar cookies with monkfruit and honey instead of processed sugar. And I plan to prepare for the 23rd by taking it easy on the 22nd. 

If you are lucky enough that your grandparents, uncles and aunts are still living, then make sure that you let them know how much they are loved—not just on the 23rd and 26th, but all throughout the year. (Maybe we should expand the 19th to a free-for-all hug fest?)

However you celebrate this summer, I hope it is safe, relaxing and joyful for you and your family. If you want to try my essential oil bug spray, or to get more great recipes sent to your inbox, take time to sign up for our digital magazine, giveaways and newsletter. Visit the website,, or scan the QR code below. 

With love and veggies,