Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Days

:: Summer Days :: 

If I only had enough hours in the day I would post to the blog every night but lately the days have been long and once everyone is asleep I plop down to soak up the evening air, knit a few rows, or tidy up before succumbing to my heavy lids. We have been doing so much these days and I am loving every moment of summer. We have been swimming, baking, crafting, snuggling, picnicking, hiking, and so much. Here is a peek of what we have been up to lately....

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along :: 

Knitting: finishing up baby diaper covers & a shawl. It has been slow going the past couple weeks since there are so many other things keeping me busy. I sneak a row or two here and there. My husband says I am in my "blue period" of knitting since everything is some shade of blue or purple. 

Reading: Just started reading "The Gilly Salt Sisters" by Tiffany Baker. I can't decide if I like it or not yet but if it loses my interest I am on to something else.

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Sunday, July 06, 2014


:: Weekends :: 

What a Weekend! 

:: started off Friday morning with Independence Day crafts of flags and making painted fireworks. 
:: I made my honorary Barefoot Contessa Flag Cake ( it was divine) 
:: Cookout and party at my parent's house 
:: Saturday we drove out to Sky Meadows State Park in the Shenandoah Valley ( beautiful!) 
:: the girls made a colonial cherry pie with the colonial women
:: a wonderful hike with nothing but the wind through the trees as our music
:: wild butterflies and raspberries 
:: Saturday night of fireworks that we could see from our local park ( only a walk away) 
:: Sunday morning snuggles and coffee on the porch
 :: Mass with my brother and his lovely girlfriend
:: a graduation party 
:: Sunday night impromptu pizza and movie night with Princess and the Frog ( we are getting ready for our New Orleans trip) 

Such a beautiful weekend of good food, family, cool weather, and so many memories. I wish it could go on forever! 

Joining Karen of Pumpkin Sunrise