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Friday Favorites: 4th of July and My Birthday

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We had a fabulous week filled with family, fun, and food... lots and lots of food and fun!



My husband had Friday off and made hair appointments for himself and two of the boys.  Before leaving he tried to reclaim some of our beach sand that washed away in all of last week's rain storms.



 While they were gone Alec and I began working on two dessert recipes for the weekend-- a  Key lime pie and some raspberry cheesecake bites.




My husband, Ian, and I ran to Runnings and Stop & Shop after the haircuts then ended up at the cottage visiting with a few of my husband's relatives.

Ian and Ben left to go fishing in the evening so Alec, Evan, and I ordered curbside from Panera and enjoyed some sandwiches and salads at home.  We tried watching Hamilton too (as I think most everyone else did!) but I felt like so much was lost in seeing a recorded Broadway show and not actually being in the theater.  No matter how high I turned up the volume I felt like I could hardly hear them and did…

Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Pretty Pastels

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We had so many great posts linked up again last week but I was drawn to a few with pretty pastels in the images.  With summer in full swing I find myself enjoying the softer and lighter side of things... like pastels!
And Now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop! Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

The post with the most views from last week:Independence Day with A Rock Rendition "The Star- Spangled Banner" by Grammy's Grid


Some of my favorites from last week: 10 Mouthwatering Lemonade Recipes to Try This Summer by The Organized Dream



DIY Summer Tea Towels by DIY Vibes



Milk Glass, Pastels, & The Joy of Blooming by Field Notes



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