Monday, September 25, 2017

Sad to See Summer Go

Oh, hi there! So glad you stopped by for a visit.



The month of October is just around the corner, but still...I'm sad to see summer go. I like having the sunshine wake me up in the early morning. It just makes it so much easier to get up and get the day started. 

Don't get me wrong. There are lots of things I like about the fall season too. I like that the weather is not too hot and not too cold. We don't need the A/C or the heater (so that electric bill is mighty nice during this in between time). I like the colors of the leaves - how they change into pretty, rich colors. I like the chilly mornings and warm drinks. Yep, I even join the pumpkin spice craze a tiny bit and have at least one PSL before they disappear.



But there's something magical about summer. Long days, short nights - maybe less sleep time, but oh so worth it. 


Let me just share three things that I love about summer, before I officially say hello to fall season...


Summer Favorite No. 1

One of my most favorite things ever (even when it's not summer) is the cold sweet treats, like ICE CREAM. We went to the California State Fair and had DoleWhip for the first time.  Deeeeeeelish!!!


Root beer floats are always fun too. (This one is from Leatherby's Family Creamery in Elk Grove, a total kid fave.)


And, of course, we can't leave out the Fruit Freeze from Gunther's Ice Cream (another kid fave)! The one below is pineapple with vanilla ice cream and topped with strawberry. Sooooo good.



Summer Favorite No. 2

Awesome BBQs and fresh summer fruit from the farmer's markets! A BBQ always means quality family time. Definitely time well spent.




Summer Favorite No. 3

Even though they're shorter because the sunny days are longer, those summer nights are as good as gold.





So tell me, what is one of your most favorite things about summer season? Leave me a comment and share.




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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Every Wednesday is Wonderful {Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop No. 244}

It's been a long time since I've partied with the hop, so I'm happy it's time for Wonderful Wednesday this week! Welcome to the party. I'm so glad you could stop by and join us. It's also Twitter week, so swing by my twitter feed and say hi. I'd love to follow you and give a retweet!

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Before we start our new party, let's take a look at the posts you visited the most last week ...

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DIY 4 Seasons Of Garden Flags - My Life Abundant
 

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Country Fried Apples - Vickies Kitchen and Garden
 
   
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Monday, September 18, 2017

It's Been Awhile


Hey everyone. I know. It's been awhile. A long while. I'm not even sure I remember how to do this anymore, but I figured, why not give it a try?

This morning as I was scrolling through my instagram feed, I was reminded how writing can be such a great form of therapy - a great way to self-reflect. And, if anything, it's just a great way to say what you want to say, even if no one ever reads it.

So here's to my new beginning...



First, I'll just start off by mentioning that I've been wanting to get back into the blogging scene for quite awhile. I made a pitiful attempt in 2016, but it was still too overwhelming. After a year away, everything had changed, and I felt like I couldn't keep up long enough to re-learn. I know I'm probably still going to feel that way this time around, but I still want to go for it.

Over the summer my family moved from our home of 11 years to a new place. I don't even really call it home yet, but maybe I'll start to...I just miss our old house, I guess. Here's a quick peek at the new place, though.


I wasn't just away from blogging, I was away from most everything online as well. I kept up with just a couple of social media outlets instagram and twitter, because those are my two favorites. I was even away from my family's etsy shop. But for some reason, I am now motivated to get back into it all. I don't even know why, really. 

In the next few weeks, I'm going to try to get my blog makeover done. I started it last year, but I never finished. The fam and I are also working on some new product lines for the shop, and I hope to launch them here first. So I hope you'll all stay tuned and join me on the journey!

I've been away a long while, so I'm really interested in what you've been up to. Leave me a comment and tell me your story! I also want to visit your blogs, so leave a link for me to go and say hi.  =0)
What was your favorite moment this summer?



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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Insta Summer Time at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop No. 232

Welcome to our party! Summer is now OFFICIALLY here and our visitors will be stopping from the poolside, at the ballpark, watching the kids in the sandbox .... ANYWHERE! Isn't it wonderful? It's WONDERFUL!!!!
And to make it even better, this week is Instagram week here at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.  Instagram is a great way to keep up with each other when you're on the go.  So be sure to scroll down and follow all of our hosts.  =0)

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Before you dazzle us with all that you have been up to, let's take a look at last week's most popular posts...


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How To Dry Your Own Herbs Easily - Sparkles In The Everyday








Glamping Essentials - Craft With Cartwright 




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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Snickerdoodle for the Win at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop no. 230



The last week of school is over for the kids, and so summer can officially begin. We had some cloudy, windy weather over the weekend, but that didn't stop us from having fun outside. We went to the park and had a great time BBQing it up on the grill!  

Blog hop is going strong ... please remember to visit a few posts to show your appreciation. Don't forget that it's Facebook Follow this week too!

Here are the ones you visited the most last week...

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Frozen Fluffernutter Bars - I Dig Pinterest




Jack Of All Trades Tablescape - The Sweet Sensations



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Steps For A Clutter Free Space - Life on Southpointe Drive
Farmhouse Style DIY Stencil Art - Making It In The Mountains
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Begins at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop no. 229


This is the last week of school for my younger kids, so that means it's the beginning of summer for us!  We're hoping to do lots of fun summer things this year, but if you have any ideas for us - please leave me a comment and let me know!  =0)

Welcome to our party! Before we get started, let's take a look at what you visited the most last week ...


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10 Frugal Homesteading Tips - Homestead Wishing




Weekend Treasure Hunt - Penny's Vintage Home


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Sinea's Editor's Pick


Easy 5 Minute Gift Idea - Milk Glass Succulent Planter - Small Home Soul





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