Showing posts from June, 2022

Monthly Musings; June 2022

 It's the last Thursday of the month and that means it's time to link up with Holly and Patty for their Monthly Musings.  The questions this month all center around summer travel!  1. My favorite summer destinations?   This is only the second year we've ever taken a summer vacation so I don't really have favorite places to go.  Having gone on family vacations in the off season for more than 9 years it's hard to enjoy any of the usual places we go since summer finds them more crowded and both hot and sticky but with our middle son in public school and on the track team (all spring!), summer is our only chance to sneak in a family vacation.  We tried the beach last year in North Carolina and this year we're trying a trip to the mountains.  Next year we're looking at the Florida keys or Hawaii or maybe even Bermuda so I definitely tend to think more about being near the water. Tampa Bay October 2017 I LOVED this incredible view from our balcony! 2. I much prefe

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Good-bye June!

It's so hard for me to believe that June is over and tomorrow is July already! We have a huge family cookout for the 4th of July and we're hoping for good weather this year.   In honor of America's Independence Day all my features this week are all about the red, white and blue!  And Now, It's Time 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! Most viewed from last week: 2022 30A Summer Beach Trip-- Days 1, 2, 3, & 4 by Lindsay's Sweet World Some of my favorites from last week: Free Printable 4th of July Word Search by Krafty Planner  2022 Patriotic Tiered Tray by Penny's Passion Patriotic Martini* Red White and Blue Cocktail by Cindy's Online

Photos of the Month: June 2022

 Since I'm taking a mini blogging break and only posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer I decided to compile all my I Spy Photo challenge photos into one long post.  I did take each of the photos for each week's challenge within that week (though many were taken with my camera or my very old point and shoot!) Week of May 28th- June 4th – Window View  – Quarterly – Happy - Seeing these new flowers I planted in bloom makes me happy – Near By -- We love having the lake near by – Loud – Your Choice Week of June 4th- 11th – Weather  – Quarterly Sunny with lots and lots of pollen (that's what all the yellow is floating on the water near shore) – Sharpen -- Alec got a chance to sharpen his skills at his first ever karate tournament – By accident -- We stumbled upon this wind sculpture by accident while shopping at the outlet mall . – Starts with N -- We went hiking in New Hampshire; New Hampshire starts with N – Your Choice Week of June 11th- 18th – Front Yard  – Quart