I only had a couple photos to work with for the second half of August 2017, but I knew I needed to stretch it to a full spread to fulfill my goal of maintaining double page spreads. The first part of August was my wedding(!) which you can view here.
Luckily, all the photos were easy to link together into a cohesive layout: they all revolved around views/the sky. I stretched one photo over an entire page by sectioning it into six square photos, setting it off using navy on the top and spotted paper on the bottom. No embellishments on that page; I wanted to let the view of Philadelphia shine (it comes across with a lot more detail in person).
The moon card from the last Messy Box subscription worked perfectly with the solar eclipse. I was also pleased with how well the moon image fit in with my color scheme! It's from an old Studio Calico kit that I snagged in a grab bag sale.
Fun fact, it took two of us at work to get the picture of the eclipse: one person held a phone and a pair of eclipse glasses over the lens while I hit the button to take the picture. Complicated, but I'm glad I have a photo from the day!